Current Season

Salem Community Theatre is proud to announce our new 2013-14 season of Theatrical Productions.

September 20-29:  Treasure Island

Based on the masterful  adventure novel by Robert Louis Stevenson, Treasure Island is a stunning  yarn of piracy on the tropical seas. It begins at an inn on the Devoncoast of England in 1775 and quickly becomes an unforgettable tale of treachery and mayhem featuring a host of legendary swashbucklers including the dangerous Billy Bones, the sinister two-timing Israel Hands, the brassy woman pirate Anne Bonney, and the hideous form of evil incarnate, Blind Pew. At the center of it all are Jim Hawkins, a 14-year-old boy who longs for adventure, and the infamous Long John Silver, who is a complex study of good and evil, perhaps the most famous hero-villain of all time.  Play by Ken Ludwig.

October 25-November 3: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (Youth Theatre Production)

Here is the spooky classic story by Washington Irving, presented with all the thrills, chills and laughs that keep young audiences on the edge of their seats. The storybook tale revolves around the main characters—the bumbling, awkward schoolteacher, Ichabod, the coquettish Katrina and Ichabod’s brutish rival, Brom Bones. Play by Kathryn Schultz Miller.  Based on the book by Washington Irving.

December 6-15: A Christmas Carol

This classic Dickens holiday show follows Ebenezer Scrooge on his exhilarating and terrifying journey to discover the true meaning of Christmas.  This tale of hope and redemption continues to remind us what’s really worth celebrating – at the holidays, or any time of year.

January 24-February 2: Life Could Be a Dream

Sh-Boom! Take another trip to Springfield and meet the Crooning Crabcakes, the boys banned from the Wonderettes’ prom, as they prepare to enter the Big Whopper Radio contest and realize their dreams of making it to the big time! Trouble comes in the form of Lois, who arrives to put some polish on the boys. Denny and Wally fall in love, Eugene falls apart, and along comes handsome heartthrob Skip to send the whole situation spinning. The ’60s doo-wop songs say it all: “Fools Fall in Love,” “Tears on My Pillow,” “Runaround Sue,” “Earth Angel,” “Stay,” “Unchained Melody,” “Lonely Teardrops,” and “The Glory of Love.” Book by Roger Bean.

February 28-March 9: Once On This Island, Jr.  (Youth Theatre Production)

In this highly original, Caribbean adaption of The Little Mermaid, the show tells the story of Ti Moune, a peasant girl who rescues and falls in love with Daniel, a wealthy boy from the other side of her island. When Daniel is returned to his people, the fantastical gods who rule the island guide Ti Moune on a quest to test the strength of her love against the powerful forces of prejudice, hatred and death.  Book and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens.  Music by Stephen Flaherty.

April 4-13: The Fox on the Fairway

A tribute to the great English farces of the 1930s and 1940s, A 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.  Play by Ken Ludwig.

May 9-18: Damn Yankees

  • Joe Boyd sells his soul to the devil, Mr. Applegate, for “one good Long ball hitter” for his team, the Washington Senators. Mr. Applegate grants his wish, turning him into a 22 year old sports superstar who must go back to his wife before 9 pm on the final game day if he doesn’t want Mr. Applegate to get his soul.  Book by George Abbott and Douglas Wallop.  Music and lyrics by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross.

August 1-10: The Producers

  • Bialystock and Bloom! Those names should strike terror and hysteria in anyone familiar with Mel Brooks’ classic cult comedy film. Now as a big Broadway musical, The Producers, once again sets the standard for modern, outrageous, in-your-face humor.  The plot is simple: a down-on-his-luck Broadway producer and his mild-mannered accountant come up with a scheme to produce the most notorious flop in history thereby bilking their backers (all “little old ladies”) out of millions of dollars. Only one thing goes awry: the show is a smash hit! The antics of Max Bialystock and Leo Bloom as they maneuver their way fecklessly through finding a show (the gloriously offensive “Springtime For Hitler”), hiring a director, raising the money and finally going to prison for their misdeeds is a lesson in broad comic construction. At the core of the insanely funny adventure is a poignant emotional journey of two very different men who become friends.




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