Davidson Community Players 2016-17 Season

davidson community playersDavidson Community Players
209 Delburg Street, Ste 132
Davidson,NC 28036

BOX OFFICE:  (704) 892-7953
Main Stage and Connie Company Youth Shows

Outside the Wire

February 25-March 13
Armour Street Theatre

(Graphic language and adult themes)

Written by Jimi Stanton

War is half the battle. This powerful and moving regional premiere deals, graphically and honestly, with the lives and experiences of young men and women who, having been sent to war overseas, and find challenges fitting back into civilian life when they return. Sergeant Mark Mercer returns home from Afghanistan to find that life will never be the same.  He struggles to re-adjust to life after the military. Integrating a fragmented plot, intense action and film the audience begins to understand what Mark and his fellow soldiers have gone through, and why Mark feels more connected to his life as a soldier than his life as a family man

“A compelling work of art that everyone in America ought to see” – The Theatre Mirror

rec ages: 13 and up. Graphic language and adult themes.

Singin’ in the Rain
June 16 – 26
Duke Family Performance Hall

Screenplay by  Betty Comden and Adolph Green
Songs by  Nacio Herb Brown and Arthur Freed
Based on the classic Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer film by special arrangement with Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures, Inc.

The “Greatest Movie Musical of All Time” is faithfully and lovingly adapted by Broadway legends Betty Comden and Adolph Green from their original award-winning screenplay in Singin’ in the Rain. Each unforgettable scene, song, and dance from the film is accounted for, including the show-stopping title number, complete with an onstage rainstorm! Hilarious situations, snappy dialogue, and a hit-parade score of Hollywood standards make Singin’ In The Rain the perfect entertainment for any fan of the golden age of movie musicals.

Tony® award-Best Actor in a musical and Best Book

rec ages: all ages

The Fox on the Fairway
July 14 – 24
Duke Family Performance Hall

Written by Ken Ludwig

A tribute from Ken Ludwig (Lend Me a Tenor, Leading Ladies) to the great English farces of the 1930s and 1940s, The Fox on the Fairway takes audiences on a hilarious romp which pulls the rug out from underneath the stuffy denizens of a private country club. Filled with mistaken identities, slamming doors, and over-the-top romantic shenanigans, it’s a furiously paced comedy that recalls the Marx Brothers’ classics. A charmingly madcap adventure about love, life, and man’s eternal love affair with… golf.

“A hilarious show!” – Chicago Sun Times

rec ages: 10 and up

Over the River and Through the Woods
September 29 – October 16
Armour Street Theatre

Written by Joe DiPietro

Nick is a single, Italian-American guy from New Jersey. His parents retired and moved to Florida. That doesn’t mean his family isn’t still in Jersey. In fact, he sees both sets of his grandparents every Sunday for dinner. This is routine until he has to tell them that he’s been offered a dream job which would take him away from his beloved, but annoying, grandparents. The news doesn’t sit so well. Thus begins a series of schemes to keep Nick around. Frank, Aida, Nunzio and Emma do their level best to keep Nick nearby, and that includes bringing to dinner the lovely—and single—Caitlin O’Hare as bait.

“Loaded with laughs” – New Jersey Star Ledger

rec ages: all ages

Holly & Tinsel
December 1 – 18, 2016
Armour Street Theatre

Written by Matt Merrell

The Flats & Sharps are on their way to a Christmas Eve concert when a snowstorm causes them to stop in a diner to wait out the storm. Ellie, the crusty waitress, and Will, the all-too wise cook, along with a few other guests help them re-discover the meaning of Christmas. A musical celebration of the Christmas spirit and a world premiere of a new work written exclusively for DCP audiences.

rec ages: all ages

The Connie Company Youth Shows

Miss Nelson is Missing

January 29 – 31, 2016
Davidson Day School Gordon Theatre

Adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher, based on the book by Harry Allard and James Marshall

Miss Nelson can’t control her crazy classroom because she’s just too nice. But when she disappears, her replacement is the hard-as-nails, detention-loving, recess-canceling, homework-overloading substitute teacher Viola Swamp! With the Big Test approaching, the kids suddenly realize how much they miss Miss Nelson and they’ll do anything — including hiring a private eye — to solve the mystery of her disappearance and bring her back.

Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse
April 15 – 24
Armour Street Theatre

Based on the book by Kevin Henkes, Written by Kevin Kling

Lilly is a mouse who knows what she likes. She likes her pointy pencils, her glittery movie-star glasses and her three shiny quarters. But most of all, Lilly likes her brand new purple plastic purse! Along with her friends Chester, Wilson and her beloved teacher, Mr. Slinger, Lilly finds endless adventures fueled by her delightfully oversized imagination.

Shrek, The Musical Jr.
November 4 – 13
Armour Street Theatre

Music by Jeanine Tesori and Book and Lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire. Based on the DreamWorks Animation Motion Picture and the book by William Steig

In a faraway kingdom, the green ogre Shrek finds his swamp invaded by banished fairytale misfits, runaways who’ve been cast off by Lord Farquaad, a tiny terror with big ambitions. When Shrek sets off with a wise-cracking donkey to confront Farquaad, he’s handed a task – if he rescues feisty Princess Fiona from the Dragon-guarded tower, his swamp will be returned to him. But, a fairy tale wouldn’t be complete without unexpected twists and turns along the way. Part romance and part twisted fairy tale, Shrek JR. is an irreverently fun show for the whole family.