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2015-2016 SEASON


Starlight Community Theater celebrates its eleventh anniversary with the following show productions for 2015-2016:


Bugsy Malone JR.

7 pm on Fridays, 2pm and 7 pm on Saturdays, September 11 - 26, 2015.

The pint-sized, pin-striped classic is a tongue-in-cheek tribute to the gangster films of the 1920's, Bugsy Malone JR. is good, clean, comedic fun!

Two gangs comprised completely of children, square off in a 1920's rivalry of Capone-ian standards. Dandy Dan's gang has gotten the upper hand since obtaining the "splurge" gun (a weapon that shoots whip cream). Now Fat Sam and his bumbling buffoons are in real trouble! Bugsy Malone, a one-time boxer, is thrust not-so-willingly into the gangster limelight, when he becomes the last chance Fat Sam's gang has of surviving. All Bugsy really wants to do is spend time with his new love Blousey; but that just isn't in the cards for our hero.

Music and Lyrics by Paul Williams

Book by Alan Parker

Bugsy Malone JR. is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).


Play On!

7 pm on Fridays, 2 pm and 7 pm on Saturdays, 2 pm on Sundays, October 16 - 25, 2015.

The hilarious story of a theater group trying desperately to put on a play in spite of maddening interference from a haughty author who keeps revising the script. Act I is a rehearsal of the dreadful show, Act II is the near disastrous dress rehearsal, and the final act is the actual performance in which anything that can go wrong does. When the author decides to give a speech on the state of the modern theatre during the curtain calls, the audience is treated to a madcap climax to a thoroughly hilarious romp. Even the sound effects reap their share of laughter!

By Rick Abbot

Play On! is presented through special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.


Haphazardly Ever After

7 pm on Friday, 2 pm and 7 pm on Saturday, November 13 & 14, 2015.

Tons of magical fun awaits in this original, one-of-a-kind fractured fairy tale farce!  A kind king and queen have trouble in their royal family — four obnoxious, bratty, adult children who do not live up to their royal titles.  Royal chaos!  Of course, nothing goes as planned, but everyone is changed by their experiences.  And through a serious of haphazard events, the royal family just might live happily ever after, after all.

By Jeff Fluharty

Haphazardly Ever After is presented through special arrangement with Pioneer Drama Service, Inc.


Mary Poppins

7 pm on Fridays, 2 pm and 7 pm on Saturdays, 2 pm on Sundays, December 4 - 13, 2015.

Everyone's favorite practically perfect nanny takes the stage in this Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious musical adventure.  Mary Poppins is an enchanting mixture of irresistible story, unforgettable songs, breathtaking dance numbers, and astonishing stagecraft.

Original Music and Lyrics by  Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman

Book by Julian Fellowes

New Songs and Additional Music and Lyrics by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe

Co-Created by  Cameron Mackintosh

Mary Poppins is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).



7 pm on Fridays, 2 pm and 7 pm on Saturdays, January 29 - February 13, 2016.

"Oh, the thinks you can think" when Dr. Seuss's best-loved characters collide and cavort in an unforgettable musical caper!  Seussical is a fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza!  Ultimately, the powers of friendship, loyalty, family, and community are challenged and emerge triumphant.  Seussical is fun for the whole family!

Book by  Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty

Music by  Stephen Flaherty

Lyrics by  Lynn Ahrens

Co-Conceived by  Eric Idle

Based on the works of Dr. Seuss

Seussical is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).


The Odd Couple

7 pm on Fridays, 2 pm and 7 pm on Saturdays, 2 pm on Sundays, March 4 - 13, 2016.

This classic comedy opens as a group of the guys assembled for cards in the apartment of divorced Oscar Madison. And if the mess is any indication, it's no wonder that his wife left him. Late to arrive is Felix Unger who has just been separated from his wife. Fastidious, depressed and none too tense, Felix seems suicidal, but as the action unfolds Oscar becomes the one with murder on his mind when the clean-freak and the slob ultimately decide to room together with hilarious results as The Odd Couple is born.

By Neil Simon

The Odd Couple is presented through special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc


Mission: Possible

7 pm on Fridays, 2 pm and 7 pm on Saturdays, 2 pm on Sundays, April 8 - 17, 2016.

Here’s a hysterical spoof with all of your favorite spies of the screen!  Scientist Dr. Schlock has discovered the valuable secret of telephonetics, a mind-controlling device used over the telephone.  But he and his daughter are kidnaped by the evil Silverthumb, archvillain and D.O.O.M.’s leader.  This diabolic demon needs the power of telephonetics to take over the world.  The girl from A.U.N.T., Maxwell Sharpe, Agent 98.6, James Blond and even more contemporary sleuths gather at Argentum Manor to try to prevent Schlock’s devious plot from unfolding.  Alas!  If only the tape hadn’t self-destructed before telling our heroes and heroines their entire mission!  You’ll never believe what happens to Blond...  James Blond!  Everyone involved will be greatly "in-SPY-erd."

By Craig Sodaro

Mission: Possible is presented through special arrangement with Pioneer Drama Service, Inc.



7 pm on Friday, 2 pm and 7 pm on Saturday, May 6 & 7, 2016.

Pocahontas is the daughter of the mighty Algonquin Chief Powhatan.  The princess delights in playing with Raven, Wolf and Squirrel.  Pocahontas has also made friends with the English settlers of Jamestown, a community struggling with starvation and sickness.  This enchanting musical is graced with a wonderful cast of characters:  Little Running Rabbit, Brave Eagle, Aunt Morning Star, Forest Spirits, Mother Earth and, of course, the people of Jamestown.  Filled with Native American lore and beautiful music, this play is true to the original legend.

Book by Vera Morris

Music and Lyrics by Scott Deturk

Pocahontas is presented through special arrangement with Pioneer Drama Service, Inc.



7 pm on Fridays, 2 pm and 7 pm on Saturdays, 2 pm on Sundays, June 3 - 12, 2016.

Based on the Dickens novel, it will engage you with its pathos and drama, while delighting you with its outstanding musical numbers.  Food, Glorious Food, I’d Do Anything, Where is Love?, Consider Yourself, As Long As He Needs Me, Who Will Buy and Reviewing the Situation are musical theatre classics.  Dickens’ characters are brought to life — perhaps larger than life — with all their facets glowing in this production.

Music, Lyrics and Book by Lionel Bart

Oliver! Is Licensed by Arrangement with Oliver Productions, Ltd. and Oliver Promotions, Ltd


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