War, music, farce, family and holiday madness: Davidson Community Players will dip into five key theatrical food groups in the 2016 season.
Season tickets have gone on sale already, ranging from $98 to $105 for five shows or $65 to $72 for three. (Students and seniors get discounts.) Single ticket sales go on sale Jan. 15. Here’s what you can expect:
Feb. 25-March 13: “Outside the Wire.” Jimi Stanton’s drama follows a sergeant who returns home from Afghanistan to learn life will never be the same and struggles to re-adjust. The production integrates a fragmented plot, intense action and film.
June 16-26: “Singin’ in the Rain.” The first of two summer shows at Duke Family Performance Hall brings the 1952 MGM musical to the stage. It’s about the era when silent films first turned to sound.
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July 14-24: “The Fox on the Fairway.” Ken Ludwig’s farce pulls the rug out from under stuffy denizens of a country club.
Sept. 29-Oct. 16: “Over the River and Through the Woods.” Joe DiPietro’s comedy centers on an Italian-American guy who wants to move away from New Jersey and grandparents who try to keep him there.
Dec. 1-18: “Holly & Tinsel.” Executive director Matt Merrell wrote this piece about couples who learn the meaning of Christmas, after a snowstorm forces them to stop at a diner with a crusty waitress and a wise cook.
The Connie Company, DCP’s production arm for children, will do three shows: “Miss Nelson is Missing” (Jan. 28-31), “Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse” (April 15-24) and “Shrek, The Musical Jr.” (Nov. 4-13).