Dramaworks announces performances for its new season.

West End Theatre announces  2018-2019 season of plays

The West End Theatre is delighted to bring its fifth season of productions to the stage.

This year’s lineup includes the poignant, funny tearjerker “Steel Magnolias” by Robert Harling. Set in the fictional town of Chinquapin, Louisiana, from 1983 to 1985, the local beauty salon creates the backdrop for the play, serving as a therapist office, confessional and home away from home for six Southern women across multiple generations. The story epitomizes the bond of female friendship and sisterhood as they overcome life’s many hurdles together, and rejoice in life’s many triumphs.

Opening New Year’s Eve, “The Fully Monty” by Simon Beaufoy is full of honest affection, engaging melodies, and the most anticipated closing number of any show.

While spying on their wives at a “Girls’ Night Out,” a group of unemployed steelworkers from Buffalo sees how much they enjoy watching male strippers. Inspired, they are determined to create their own strip show in an effort to make some quick cash. As they conquer their fears, self-consciousness and prejudices, these lovable misfits come to discover their courage and strength.

Finally, in May Feather River College presents “Chicago.” Written by Fred Ebb, Bob Fosse and John Kander, this musical takes us on a journey to mid-1920s Chicago. Written as a series of vaudeville acts, “Chicago!” is a scathing satire of how the media and show business glorify criminals and essentially turn them into celebrities. With a bold musical score, and choreography that defined an era, Roxie Hart and Velma Kelly, with the help of their unabashedly crooked lawyer, Billy Flynn, will “Razzle-Dazzle” audiences as they tell the tale of their wild escape from justice. The Broadway revival of “Chicago” holds the record as the longest-running American musical in Broadway history.

The West End Theatre is pleased to welcome Quintopia Brewing Co., now located in the lobby of the theatre. Quintopia offers fresh craft beer brewed right here in Quincy, and soon will have a great range of creative food, wine and non-alcoholic beverages.

Together, the West End Theatre and Quintopia thrive to offer patrons a most enjoyable beer-tasting and theater-going experience.

Enjoy big savings over single ticket prices, reserved seating and guaranteed tickets to every show. Season Tickets are $45, and are on sale now at westendtheatre.us.

Danielle Wagner Plocki,

drama instructor and West End Theatre manager said, “We appreciate you valuing what the West End Theatre continues to nurture in our beloved community: building connections, personality and advancement of art in our hometown. One of the best ways to support community theatre is to become a season ticket subscriber.”

Help the West End Theatre kick off this fifth season at the season-opening gala Friday, Sept. 28. At 6 p.m., enjoy appetizers, wine or Quintopia beer and entertainment on the patio. Then see the premier performance of “Steel Magnolias” at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $38, or $35 for season ticket subscribers.

“The Full Monty”
Auditions Sept. 4 & 5

For auditions, come prepared to read selections from the script that will be provided to you.

This is a musical,so come prepared to sing at least one minute of a show tune (no pop music). Please bring a recording, or know where we can find a karaoke version on YouTube or Karafun. We will have the means to stream it for you if you cannot bring it with you. We will NOT have a pianist available. You do NOT have to sing a piece from The Full Monty.

Character list:

Men

Jerry Lukowski, unemployed mill worker,

Teddy Slaughter, Pam, Lukowski’s live-in boyfriend,

Dave Bukatinsky, unemployed mill worker,

Harold Nichols, unemployed supervisor at the same mill,

Malcolm MacGregor, unemployed mill worker,

Ethan Girard, unemployed mill worker,

Noah “Horse” T. Simmons, retired mill worker,

Buddy “Keno” Walsh, male stripper,

Reg Willoughby, unemployed mill worker,

Tony Giordano, Buffalo club owner,

Women

Pam Lukowski, Jerry Lukowski’s wife,

Georgie Bukatinsky, Dave Bukatinsky’s wife,

Vicki Nichols, Harold Nichols’ wife,

Molly MacGregor, Malcolm MacGregor’s ailing mom,

Jeanette Burmeister, piano player of indeterminate years,

Estelle Genovese, Jerry’s occasional girl friend,

Susan Hershey, a friend of Pam and Georgie’s,

Joanie Lish, another friend of Pam and Georgie’s,

Youth,

Nathan Lukowski, Jerry Lukowski’s young son (pre-teen to teen).

Sept. 4 & 5: Auditions, 6 – 8 p.m.

Sept. 6: Callbacks, 6 – 8 p.m.

Sept. 7: Callbacks if needed, 6 – 8 p.m.

Show dates:

Dec. 31, at 8 p.m., Jan. 4, 5, 10, 11 and 12 at 7 p.m. & Jan. 6 and 13 at 2 p.m.