Category Archives: 2019/2020 Season Plays

The Honky Tonk Angels Opens – Jan. 10, 2020 – Tickets on Sale Now 352-746-7606

The perfect follow up to “Always…”. Country classics combine with a hilarious story about three good ole gals who follow their dreams to Nashville. Songs include Stand By Your Man, Coal Miner’s Daughter, 9 to 5, I Will Always Love You, and Harper Valley PTA. Sold out runs at the Barter Theater, Abingdon, VA and the Flatrock Playhouse, Flatrock, NC and many other theaters throughout the country.

REVIEWS

The creator of “Always…Patsy Cline” combines over 30 classic country tunes with a hilarious story about three gutsy gals who are determined to better their lives and follow their dreams to Nashville. The all-hit song list includes I’ll Fly Away, Stand by Your Man, 9 to 5, Coal Miner’s Daughter, Ode to Billy Jo, These Boots Are Made for Walking, Rocky Top, and I Will Always Love You. This charming, foot-stompin’ musical has played to sold-out audiences across the country. – Broadwayworld.com

Touched by ‘Angels’ | “ATC Productions of “Honky Tonk Angels” make audiences laugh until they cry!” – TULSA World

“You’ll have to step on your toes to keep them from tappin’.” -Asheville Times

Opening Night: The Game’s Afoot Tonight! November 1 Call the Box Office for Tickets 352-746-7606

The Game’s Afoot Show Poster

A comedic mystery with shades of Sherlock Holmes opens Friday, Nov. 1, for a three-weekend run at the Art Center Theatre in Citrus Hills.

“The Game’s Afoot” is set in the 1930s and takes place in the Connecticut home of William Gillette, an actor and writer who played Sherlock Holmes on stage for over 25 years.

Gillette has invited friends and a famous theater critic to his home for a Christmas celebration only two weeks after there was an attempt on his life in the theater.

He hopes to use this holiday party to uncover the would-be killer, but as the evening continues, it becomes increasingly clear there is a killer on the loose, and increasingly unclear who it is.

Add in witty comic lines and a cast of interesting characters, and the play serves up a delightful dish of comedy and mystery before it all comes together in an unexpected conclusion.

Directed by Mac and Sharon Harris, the play features Rich Mesker as William Gillette, Marvia Korol as his mother Martha Gillette, Jacki Scott as Madge Geisel, Paul Bolognese as Felix Geisel, Kay Gear as Aggie Wheeler, Kyle Flanagan as Simon Bright, Sarah Schuyler as Daria Chase and Kristi Fuller as Inspector Goring.

Eayn Flanagan is the stage manager and Gloria Jardinella is assistant stage manager. The set was designed by Sharon Harris and built by a set crew under the direction of set construction coordinator Gary Boesch. The set construction crew was John Cocco, Doug Haynes, Ashley Gibson, Eayn Flanagan, Harry Lewis and John Koch.

Edwin Martin painted the set and Nancy Hoffman was the costumer. Technical design of the play is by Eayn Flanagan. Sharon Harris and Dianna Haynes did the artistic design and specialty painting.

Performances are Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. Sunday. There is an additional performance at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9. Tickets are $21 and are available at the box office on the Art Center campus at 2644 N. Annapolis Ave. or by calling 352-746-7606.

The Game’s Afoot Opening Friday Nov. 1, 7:30 PM Call 352-746-7606 for Tickets

It is December 1936, and Broadway star William Gillette, admired the world over for his leading role in the play Sherlock Holmes, has invited his fellow cast members to his Connecticut castle for a weekend of revelry. But when one of the guests is stabbed to death, the festivities in this isolated house of tricks and mirrors quickly turn dangerous. It is then up to Gillette himself, as he assumes the persona of his beloved Holmes, to track down the killer before the next victim appears. The danger and hilarity are non-stop in this glittering whodunit set during the Christmas holidays.

The Game’s Afoot Opening Friday Nov. 1, 7:30 PM Call 352-746-7606 for Tickets

It is December 1936, and Broadway star William Gillette, admired the world over for his leading role in the play Sherlock Holmes, has invited his fellow cast members to his Connecticut castle for a weekend of revelry. But when one of the guests is stabbed to death, the festivities in this isolated house of tricks and mirrors quickly turn dangerous. It is then up to Gillette himself, as he assumes the persona of his beloved Holmes, to track down the killer before the next victim appears. The danger and hilarity are non-stop in this glittering whodunit set during the Christmas holidays.

The Game’s Afoot Show Poster

Opening Night Friday Sept. 20 Love, Lies and the Doctor’s Dilemma

Love, Lies, and the Doctor’s Dilemma

Love, Lies, and the Doctors Dilemma

The first ‘play’ of the new season a comedy/drama by Michael & Susan Parker, Directed by Larry Mitchell

Performance Dates: Sept 20, 21, 22, 27, *28, 29, Oct 4, 5, 6, 2019

Joan Scheller lives with the great love of her life, Sandy. In an effort to hide her relationship, she introduces him as her psychiatrist. One little white lie leads to another. Before long, Vinny the Enforcer, a quintessential Italian mobster, masquerades as her security guard, while her son, Chris, is forced to wear a dress and become her daughter Christina. Further complications occur when her new neighbor, Rachael, whose life appears to be a series of catastrophes, creates chaos and confusion wherever she goes. “The Doctor” is in. Has Joan created a monster? Everyone wants a session. Olivia wants to discuss her love life, Rachael wants to know why she’s such a disaster, and Vinny wants to discuss his work as an “Enforcer.” Sandy is forced to listen and give misguided advice, which, to everyone’s surprise, seems to work. But what about love? Of course there’s Joan and Sandy, if they can survive Joan’s white lies; then there’s Rachael, who is strongly attracted to Chris, if he can survive her mayhem. Finally, there’s Olivia, who hires Vinny away from the mob to be her personal security guard (With benefits?). Little white lies create mistaken identities and chaos in this enchanting love story.

Announcing The Art Center Theatre 2019-2020 Season Schedule

  • Summer Musical – The Music Man – Opening July 12-28, 2019
  • Old Time Radio Show August 9, 2019, One Night Only
  • Love, Lies & the Doctor’s Dilemma, by Michael Parker, Farce/Comedy Sept. 20 – Oct 6, 2019
  • The Game’s Afoot, by Ken Ludwig, Farce/Mystery/Thriller Nov. 1 – 17, 2019
  • Gilewitz Guitar Concert, Saturday, December 7, 2019, One Night Only
  • The Enchanted Bookshop December 13, 14, 15 Youth Program
  • Winter Musical Honky Tonk Angels, a Ted Swindley Production Jan. 10 – 26, 2020
  • The Odd Couple – Female Version, by Neil Simon, Comedy Feb. 14 – Mar. 1, 2020
  • Will You Still Love Me in the Morning, by Brian Clemans & Dennis Spooner, Farce/Comedy Mar. 20 – Apr 5, 2020
  • Last of the Red Hot Lovers, by Neil Simon, Comedy May 1 – 17, 2020