2015 Ticket Order Form - Maples Repertory Theatre

Maples Rep receives much needed support from the
Cover Photo: Rose Cutuli Wray and Maggie Anderson,
CHICAGO
Take a look. Then, look
again. Clearly, one look is not
enough.
First impressions are one
thing, but when you stop and
do a DOUBLE TAKE you
discover information you may
have missed.
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Beauty or brains alone
may not guarantee
happiness.
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Institutionalized eccentrics
may be wiser than their
keepers.
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A calm surface may belie
chaos underneath.
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Looking back may help
inform a way forward.
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Those sweet old ladies
may be poisoning
unsuspecting passers-by.
This season at Maples
Repertory Theatre we invite
you to enjoy one DOUBLE
TAKE after another, as
our cast of characters get
themselves in (and usually out
of) sticky situations.
When folks first hear about
Maples Rep they can’t believe
a professional theatre could
be thriving in rural North
Missouri. We ask them to
do a DOUBLE TAKE and
once they come experience
one of our shows, they are
convinced that entertaining,
high-quality live theatre is not
only in St. Louis, Chicago or
New York, but on stage at
the Royal Theatre in Macon,
Missouri.
For our 12th season we have
assembled a company of
talented actors, designers,
musicians and technicians
from across the country.
They are here to rehearse
and perform, but the show
isn’t complete without an
audience. We need YOU to
react, respond and make the
magic of theatre thrive.
Come join us. Do a DOUBLE
TAKE. See a DOUBLE TAKE.
Bring a friend. Make a friend.
Todd J. Davison
Cheers,
Todd J. Davison
Artistic Director
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Curious Savage
Wealthy widow Ethel Savage
has been committed to a mental
institution by her children, who are
angry that she wants to leave all her
money to charity rather than give
it to them (“anyone who would just
GIVE all that money away can’t be
sane”). At The Cloisters Mrs. Savage
meets a houseful of eccentric
characters whose kindness and
loyalty contrasts starkly with the
“respectable” public figures outside.
6/24-7/15
By John Patrick
Rated G
“People say ‘I love you’ all the time—
when they say, ‘take an umbrella, it’s
raining,’ or ‘hurry back,’ or even ‘watch
out, you’ll break your neck.’ There are
hundreds of ways of wording it—you
just have to listen for it.”
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John Patrick’s parable about greed,
age, love, and a whole host of
other important topics will have you
smiling, nodding your head and
laughing out loud as the feisty old
lady turns the tables on her greedy
children, exposing them as frauds
while she demonstrates the power
of love to heal the damaged and
forgotten.
A charming comedy for all ages.
Pump Boys & Dinettes
If you drive a ways outta town,
somewhere between Frog Level and
Smyrna, you’ll find the Double Cupp
Diner—right across the blacktop
from LM and Jim’s filling station.
When they break out the guitars
to play their high-octane blend of
country, bluegrass and folk music,
we guarantee you’ll have a good
time. The Cupp Sisters will tempt
you with a second cup of coffee and
homemade pie while the Pump Boys
serenade you with hits about life,
love and fishing like: “Farmer Tan”
and “The Night Dolly Parton was
Almost Mine.”
This fast-paced, hand-clappin’, footstompin’ fun features Maples Rep
Favorites Sean Riley and Cheyenne
Nelson.
7/3-7/31
Book, Lyrics, and Music by John
Foley, Mark Hardwick, Debra Monk,
Cass Morgan, John Schimmel and
Jim Wann
Rated PG
“Ya’ll come down to the Double
Cupp. We’ve got everything you
need…It’s a Highway 57 paradise.”
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A Funny Thing Happened on the
Way to the Forum
Broadway’s greatest farce is a
non-stop laugh fest that takes
comedy back to its roots, combining
situations from 2000 year old
Roman comedies with the infectious
energy of classic vaudeville.
A crafty slave struggles to win the
hand of a beautiful but slow-witted
courtesan for his young master in
exchange for freedom. The plot
twists and turns with cases of
mistaken identity, slamming doors,
and a showgirl or two.
7/24-8/9
Book by Bert Shevelove and
Larry Gelbart
Music and Lyrics by
Stephen Sondheim
Rated PG
“Tonight I am pleased to announce:
A Comedy...We will employ every
device we know in our desire to
divert you.”
The first hit for legendary composer
Stephen Sondheim and Larry
Gelbart (creator of television’s long
running hit, M*A*S*H), A FUNNY
THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY
TO THE FORUM is light, fast-paced,
witty, irreverent and one of the
funniest musicals ever written.
Church Basement Ladies
“Everyone knows a Church
Basement Lady...here below the
House of God...you betcha!”
The ladies are back with an allnew musical and are once again
required to face change head-on.
Take a trip to 1960 where Beverly is
turning 15 and gets her first pair of
high heels for Confirmation; Karin
is finally learning how to drive her
husband’s pickup; Mrs. Snustad and
Mrs. Gilmerson plan a food booth at
the county fair to raise money and
the Pastor announces his pending
nuptials.
Against the shifting tide, these
pillars of the church stand strong
with more crazy antics, great songs
and lessons reluctantly learned. No
one can dish out love, life and a
casserole like the Church Basement
Ladies. This is most certainly true.
Inspired by the books of
Janet Letnes Martin and
Suzann Nelson,
including the best seller
Growing Up Lutheran
Licia Watson, Karen Pappas, Cheyenne
Nelson, A SECOND HELPING: THE CHURCH
BASEMENT LADIES SEQUEL
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in A Mighty Fortress
Is Our Basement
9/25-10/11
Music and Lyrics by Drew Jansen
Book by Greta Grosch
Rated G
Licia Watson, Karen Pappas,
Cheyenne Nelson, A SECOND
HELPING: THE CHURCH
BASEMENT LADIES SEQUEL.
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Forever Plaid:
In one of the American theatre’s funniest
comedies, we meet the charming
and innocent Brewster sisters who
are devoted to charity and family. But
they have taken on another project as
well—relieving the loneliness of older
gentlemen by inviting them in for a nice
glass of home-made elderberry wine
laced with arsenic, strychnine and “just
a pinch” of cyanide.
10/16-11/1
By Joseph Kesselring
Rated G
“Men don’t just get into window seats
and die!”
“Of course not, dear. He died first.”
“ But how?”
“The gentleman died because he drank
some wine with poison in it. Now, I don’t
know why you’re making such a big
deal over this. Don’t you worry about a
thing!”
When their nephew learns of their
hobby, he must deal with the local
police, his lovely finance and his two
brothers, one of whom thinks he’s
Teddy Roosevelt and the other who
has had plastic surgery to disguise his
appearance.
Maples Rep is proud to present the play
The New York Times called “so funny
that none of us will ever forget it.”
Plaid Tidings
“Here we are as in olden days…
faithful friends who are dear to us,
gather near to us once more.”
The Plaids, your favorite heavenly
boy group, are back for another
posthumous performance just
in time for the holidays! Frankie,
Sparky, Jinx and Smudge return to
Maples Rep after their summer 2014
appearance where they wove the
magic of 50’s and 60’s music into
the hearts of everyone. Rosemary
Clooney has encouraged the boys
to return to Earth to bring a little
harmony into a discordant world.
You’ll love The Plaids famous fastforward version of the Ed Sullivan
Show (this time featuring the
Rockettes, the Chipmunks and the
Vienna Boys Choir) and an all-new
Plaid Caribbean Christmas will put
the “Day-O” in Excelsis! So stuff
your stockings with 1950’s tunes
and Holiday gems like “Let It Snow”
and “Have Yourself a Merry Little
Christmas.”
11/27-12/13
By Stuart Ross
Rated G
It’s musical fun with a big plaid
Christmas bow on top!
Josh Rhett Noble, Michael Sheehy, Will Aaron,
Devon Norris, FOREVER PLAID
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[Kids’ programming]
MACON
Whether you’re driving alone or
leading a group, Maples Rep is easy
to travel to. Macon, Missouri is at
the intersection of US Highways
36 and 63. The Royal Theatre is
on the corner of Vine and Rubey
Streets. Join us for a show and then
spend some time shopping, dining,
lodging and enjoying the recreational
highlights of Macon.
AFTERGLOW
Free opening night parties
with unique refreshments and
entertainment from the MRT
company.
BOOTS & BLACK TIE
Saturday, June 6
Our signature fundraising event
featuring gourmet food, wines and
one-of-a-kind auction items.
SUNDAY DINNER
Each Sunday we serve a delicious
catered meal from 12:30 – 1:15 p.m.
before the matinee. Reservations
may be requested by calling the box
office at 660-385-2924.
CABARETS
One-night-only evenings featuring
the MRT company and special
guests. Great music, comedy and
lots of surprises.
MA Investment Services Day
July 17
Macon-Atlanta State Bank Days
Aug. 9 and Dec. 6
P.E.O. Day
Sept. 26
Kids’ Shows run Wednesday and Saturday mornings at 10:00 am. These hilarious
one-hour plays are great entertainment for all ages. Tickets are only $5 each.
MRT’s Kids’ Show Camp
presents:
We Are Monsters
Book, Music and Lyrics by Denver Casado and
Betina Hershey
This hilarious new musical that follows
human kids into a monster cabaret
filled with quirky monster characters
will be performed by the kids of our
Show Camp. The adventurous humans
uncover vegetarian vampires and rock
n’ roll werewolves, gradually realizing
there may be more to these monsters
than meets the eye! Most importantly
the monsters and kids discover
the importance of friendship and
celebrating the attributes that make
each of us unique.
Treasure Island
By Steve and Kathy Hotchner
Long John Silver, Captain Smollet,
Jim and the Red Pirate Queen come
to life, but it will take help from all
the children in the audience to get
the characters through a storm at
sea, a mosquito-infested jungle
and a treasure cave filled with eerie
ghosts.
Kids’ Show Camp
June 22 - 27, 9am- Noon Ages 8 – 18 $65
Everyone in camp will be cast in WE ARE
MONSTERS. We’ll learn music, lines and
choreography, then add costumes and scenery
for a fully staged production.
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Teens Camp, July 27 - 31
The Importance of Being Earnest
Adapted by Noah Smith, from the play by Oscar Wilde
The first show presented by our Teens
Performance Camp will be an adaptation
of “the greatest comedy in the English
language.” Earnest is Jack’s convenient
alter-ego whenever he needs to avoid
social responsibilities—but then Earnest
seems to take on a life of his own!
Waking Sleeping Beauty
By Ross Mihalko
Everyone is invited to the party celebrating
the birth of the new princess—everyone,
that is, except an oddball, outcast fairy
who ends up causing the princess to fall
into an enchanted sleep. Will Mathilda find
the princess’s true love in time to awaken
her, or will the plans of his jealous twin
brother prevail?
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
By Washington Irving
Adapted by Vera Morris
A spooky, hilarious version of the
classic tale of goofy schoolmaster
Ichabod Crane who must face his
fears…and the infamous Headless
Horseman.
Kids’ Theatre Skills Camp
July 6 - 10, 9am – Noon Ages 6 – 18 $55
We will break into groups by age and spend
the week creating characters, story-telling and
working together. We will teach skills that are
fun and useful throughout life; such as diction,
projection, self-confidence, listening and
cooperation.
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2015 Ticket Order Form
To order: send this completed form and payment to
Maples Repertory Theatre
102 N. Rubey St., Macon, MO 63552,
call 660-385-2924 or order online www.maplesrep.com
[Season Tickets]
Join the ranks of Maples Rep Season Ticket
Holders and enjoy these special benefits:
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Season Tickets
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Choose the BEST SEATS in the house before they go on sale to the
general public.
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Enjoy the BEST PRICE. Only $132 for all six mainstage shows or $94
for your choice of four shows—the biggest discounts we offer.
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Only Season Ticket holders have EXCHANGE PRIVILEGES. If
your plans change, simply return your tickets 24 hours before your
scheduled performance and we’ll exchange them for any other
performance of the same show.
Season Ticket Show
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You’ll have TICKET INSURANCE. If you lose your tickets, we will
replace them for free.
The Curious Savage
2:00 PM or 7:30 PM
Pump Boys & Dinettes
2:00 PM or 7:30 PM
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Plus you get ADDITIONAL SAVINGS with $3 off extra seats you
purchase and Cabaret Tickets for Half Price!
A Funny Thing
2:00 PM or 7:30 PM
Church Basement Ladies 4
2:00 PM or 7:30 PM
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MOST IMPORTANTLY, all the shows will get on your calendar so you
WON’T MISS ANY of the fun.
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TOTAL
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$132
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$90
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2:00 PM or 7:30 PM
Plaid Tidings
2:00 PM or 7:30 PM
Special Events
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Sat., 6/6; 6:00 PM
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Company Cabaret
Thurs., 8/6; 7:30 PM
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Holiday Cabaret
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(Ages 4-18)
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$24
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Ticket sales account for about half the cost of producing great professional
theatre. Please, consider making a tax-deductible gift to Maples Rep to help
ensure many more years of magical live theatre.
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Maples Repertory Theatre
102 N. Rubey St., Macon, MO 63552
call 660-385-2924 or order online www.maplesrep.com
Kids’ Shows, 10:00 am
We Are Monsters
Treasure Island
Waking Sleeping Beauty
The Importance of
Being Earnest
The Legend of Sleepy
Hollow
Kids' SHOW Camp 6/22-27
Kids' SKILLS Camp 7/6-10
Teen Camp 7/27-31
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