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2018-2019 Season  

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GRT Summer Theatre Festival 2018


 

The Fox on the Fairway*  fox

By Ken Ludwig

May 24-26, May 31 - June 2 at 7:30 p.m.

June 7-6, June 14, 21 and 28 at 7:30 p.m.

A tribute from Ken Ludwig (Lend Me A Tenor, Moon Over Buffalo) to the great English farces of the 1930s and 1940s, The Fox
On the Fairway
takes audiences on a hilarious romp which begins as Quail Valley Country Club prepares to take on archrival Crouching Squirrel in the annual Inter-Club golf tournament. With a sizable wager at stake, the contest plays out amidst three love affairs, a disappearing diamond, objectionable sweaters, and an exploding vase. "The Fox on the Fairway" is phenomenally funny." - NJ Star Ledger

*This is a "Bring Your Own Dinner" Dinner Theatre. You may reserve a table or booth by
calling the box office at 706-507-8444. You may also call 706-507-8400 for more information.

 

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James and the Giant Peach james

By Roald Dahl

Adapted by Richard George

June 14-16, 19-23, 26-30 at 10:00 a.m.

June 17, 24 and July 1 at 2:00 p.m.

Focused on a young boy who befriends a colony of eccentric giant bugs who live inside a gigantic peach and their travels
around the world, James and the Giant Peach explores themes of newfound family, standing up to cruel people, and the frightening but exciting period that is childhood. A delightfully offbeat adaptation of the classic adventure, this play has
been tickling audiences with its fantastical adventure for generations.

 

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The Addams Family addams

Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa

Book by Marshall Brickman and Ric Elice

June 15-16, 22-23, 29-30 at 7:30 p.m.

Everyone's favorite creepy and kooky family is back in this ghostly musical comedy. The Addams Family is facing their biggest nightmare yet – Wednesday is getting married! Wednesday begs Gomez to have "One Normal Night" as he must convince
Morticia to host their new, Midwestern in-laws for dinner. Secrets are disclosed, relationships are tested, and the Addams
Family is faced with one important question: "what is normal?"

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Mainstage Series


Guys and Dolls guy

Music and Lyrics by Frank Loesser

Book by Abe Burrows and Jo Swerling

September 28-29 at 7:30 p.m.

September 30 at 2:00 p.m.

October 4-6 at 7:40 p.m.

Hailed as the perfect musical comedy, this award-winning classic gambles with luck and love under the bright lights of
Broadway. Set in Damon Runyon's mythical New York City, Guys and Dolls is an oddball romantic comedy in which a gambler
is challenged to take a cold female missionary to Havana, but they fall for each other, and the bet has a hidden motive to finance a crap game. Frank Loesser's classic score includes a bevy of standards, among them "I've Never Been in Love Before," "More I Cannot Wish You," "Luck Be a Lady," and "Bushel and a Peck." Winner of the Tony and Drama Desk Award for best musical, if you've never seen Guys and Dolls, you owe it to yourself to check it out. If you've seen if before, come and see it to remind yourself of what a good show it is.

 

 

The Children's Hour child

By Lillian Hellman

November 2-3, 8-10 at 7:30 p.m.

November 4 at 2:00 p.m.

The Children's Hour is a groundbreaking play by Lillian Hellman that has been causing a stir and generating controversy since
its debut in 1934. It was a controversial piece that caused the author to be blacklisted from Hollywood. Today, it remains a haunting reminder of the horrors of intolerance. Set in a fictional New England Town in the 1930s, The Children's Hour tells
the story of an all-girls boarding school run by two women. An angry student runs away from the school, and to avoid being sent back she tells her grandmother that the two headmistresses are having a lesbian affair. The accusation proceeds to destroy the women's careers, relationships and lives.

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She Kills Monsters monsters

By Qui Nguyen

March 1-2, 7-9 at 7:30 p.m.

March 3 at 2:00 p.m.

An excursion into the world of fantasy role-playing games, She Kills Monsters tells the story of Agnes Evans as she leaves her childhood home in Ohio following the death of her teenage sister, Tilly. When Agnes finds Tilly's Dungeons & Dragons notebook, she stumbles into a journey of discovery and action-packed adventure into the imaginary world that was Tilly's refuge. In this
high-octane dramatic comedy populated with homicidal fairies, nasty ogres, and 90s pop culture, acclaimed young playwright
Qui Nguyen offers a heart-pounding homage to the geek and warrior within us all.

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One Man, Two Guvnors guvnors

by Richard Bean

April 12-13, 18-20 at 7:30 p.m.

April 14 at 2:00 p.m.

One Man, Two Guvnors is a fast-paced, rollicking farce that follows the mixed fortunes of Francis Henshall. Down on his luck
and permanently hungry, Francis suddenly finds himself employed by two bosses. One Man, Two Guvnors often breaks the
fourth wall, as Francis enlists the aid of willing and unwilling audience members in his quest to serve two masters and finally
get a good meal. One Man, Two Guvnors was a runaway hit both in London's West End and on Broadway.

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Family Series


Old Dry Frye frye

By Larry & Vivian Snipes

September 6-8 at 10:00 a.m.

September 7-8 at 7:30 p.m.

September 9 at 2:00 p.m.

This family-friendly Appalachian folktale tells how the accidental death of an itinerant preacher initiates a bizarre episode of
guilt and deception among the residents of a "holler." This is commedia American-style with energetic humor, delightful
dialect, physical gags, bumbling brothers, a cluck-talking chicken and a series of uproarious adventures.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Junie B. Jones in 'Jingle Bells, Batman Smells' batman

Adapted by Allison Gregory from the book by Barbara Park

November 30 - December 1 at 7:30 p.m.

December 1 at 10:00 a.m.

December 2 at 2:00 p.m.

Junie B. Jones is super-excited about the upcoming Holiday Sing-Along and Secret Santa gift exchange. Too bad tattletale
May keeps ruining all of Junie B.'s fun. What could be worse than having to serve as Secret Santa to Tattletale May?! This
fun story shows just how hard it is to be in the first grade.

 

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Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day alex

Book and Lyrics by Judith Viorst

Music by Shelly Markham

January 24-26 at 10:00 a.m.

January 25-26 at 7:30 p.m.

January 27 at 2:00 p.m.

Haven't you had those days when absolutely everything goes wrong? Isn't it the terrible, horrible, very bad, no good worst kind of day? Last night, Alexander went to bed with gum in his mouth and now there's gum in his hair. There's no prize in his cereal, and there's kissing on TV. Yuck! It's enough to make any kid want to move to Australia.

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