The Un-Common Theatre Company is bringing a variety of productions to the area for the 2010 – 2011season. Performances include something for everyone – from classic Broadway musicals to hilarious improv to an enchanting fairytale.
The season will kick off with the Broadway musical “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat”. This show promises audiences a rainbow ride through biblical Egypt . Written by musical theatre masterminds, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, this show is an irresistibly hilarious re-telling of the story of Joseph, his jealous brothers and one very loud garment. This colorful musical will have you singing and dancing in your seats to songs that span all the way from calypso to rock to disco to country. This worldwide phenomenon has been an audience favorite for more than thirty-five years!
This is Un-Common’s third collaboration with Bay Colony Productions. Performances will be held at the Orpheum Theatre Foxboro on Friday, December 3rd and 10th at 7:30 pm, Saturday, December 4th and 11th at 7:30 pm and Sunday, December 5th and 12th at 2:00 pm. Advance Ticket prices are: Premium $22, Reserved $20 and Balcony $16. Prices for tickets purchased the week of the show are: Premium $26, Reserved $24 and Balcony $20. Tickets are available at www.brownpapertickets.com or by calling (800) 838 – 3006. For information on handicapped and group tickets for this show please call the Orpheum Foxboro box office at 508 543-2787.
Un-Common is looking forward to the spring when they will be performing adaptations of two beloved literary favorites: “The Enchantment of the Beauty and The Beast” and “The Secret Garden”.
The Young Performer’s Company will present the family friendly production of “The Enchantment of the Beauty and The Beast” at Qualter’s Middle School, Mansfield , MA on March 18th – March 20th, 2011. This delightful and thrilling musical tells the tale of a powerful witch who is rejected by a selfish prince. After a curse is placed on him, he is destined to be a “beast” until he learns to love. This comical adaptation is perfect for all ages.
Continuing the literary theme, The Tony Award winning hit “The Secret Garden” will be performed at the Orpheum Theatre Foxboro, MA April 1st – April 3rd, 2911. This captivating classic of children’s literature is re-imagined in brilliant musical style by composer Lucy Simon and Marsha Norman, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright of “Night Mother”. Orphaned in India , 11 year-old Mary Lennox returns to Yorkshire to live with her embittered, reclusive uncle Archibald and his invalid son Colin. The estate’s many wonders include a magic garden which beckons the children with haunting melodies and the “Dreamers”, spirits from Mary’s past who guide her through her new life, dramatizing “The Secret Garden’s” compelling tale of forgiveness and renewal.
Throughout the year Un-Common’s hilarious teen improvisational troupe, Improv Soup, will be performing their unique and ever-changing comical shows at the Burrell Elementary School Auditorium, Foxboro , MA . This is a fun and affordable night out for teens and beyond with tickets just $3 for students and $5 for adults. The first three shows are scheduled for October 29th, November 19th and December 17th. Show time is 7:30 pm. For further information please visit www.improvsoup.org.
The season will wrap up over the summer with the return of Un-Common’s award winning Young Adult Company’s performances.
Auditions for “The Enchantment of the Beauty and The Beast” and “The Secret Garden” will be held in mid December 2010 and early January, 2011 respectively. Rehearsals for these shows will begin in early January, 2011. For information on these performances and The Un-Common Theatre Company, please visit their website at www.uncommmontheatre.org .
The Un-Common Theatre Company is in its’ 31st year as one of the few children’s theater companies in New England that provides aspiring young actors, singers, musicians, and technicians an opportunity to work under the guidance of theater professionals and perform in professional theater houses. Their mission is to create a safe, professional environment to expose youth to the complete theatrical experience while developing their confidence, self-esteem, teamwork and effective life skills.