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2017-18 Youth Theater Season

Mort November Philanthropic Fund2017-18 Youth Theater Season Beck Center for the Arts

Our 2017 – 2018 season is presented by the Mort and Iris November Philanthropic Fund. This season brings back familiar favorites: a fairy tale with a twist (Snow White’s Adventures), a comedic lesson in mythology (All Greek To Me), a docudrama commemorating the 20th anniversary of a dark chapter in American history (The Laramie Project), and our Youth Theater’s first visit from the world’s best-known orphan (Annie).

Individual tickets go on sale August 1, 2017 (excluding All Greek To Me – call for 216.521.2540 x10 for details).

Snow White's Adventures | Beck Center for the ArtsSNOW WHITE’S ADVENTURES 
October 26-29, 2017 | Mackey Theater

Written and Directed by Russel Stich

Snow White's adventures are only just beginning when an evil Queen imprisons every maiden in the village. Along the way, she’ll meet a less–than–heroic–prince, a wise-cracking mirror, seven unique individuals…and even lumberjacks! Will Snow White ultimately rescue the captured maidens?  Find out more in this exciting re–imagining of the beloved children’s fairy tale!

Friday, October 27, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, October 28, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, October 29, at 3:00 p.m.
Student Matinee: Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 10:00 a.m.

Auditions are open to students ages 6 – 19.*
Auditions: Saturday, September 16 & Sunday, September 17, 2017
Callbacks: Monday, September 18, 2017

All Greek to Me | Beck Center for the ArtsALL GREEK TO ME
December 8 - 17, 2017 | Studio Theater

Written and Directed by Rachel Spence

Open Pandora’s Box and witness this zany re–telling of all your favorite Greek Mythology legends. From Athena to Zeus, you will encounter gods, mortals, monsters, and heroes. These classic stories get a comedic spin from our resident playwright, Rachel Spence, as Beck Center’s youngest actors put their Midas Touch to this original mythological comedy.

Fridays, December 8 & 15, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturdays, December 9 & 16, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
Sundays, December 10 & 17, 2017 at 3:00 p.m.
Student Matinee: Thursday, December 14, 2017 at 10:00 a.m.

Auditions are open to students ages 6 – 12.*
Auditions: Saturday, October 7 & Sunday, October 8, 2017
Callbacks: Monday, October 9

The Laramie Project | Beck Center for the ArtsTHE LARAMIE PROJECT 
March 2-11, 2018 | Teen Theater Production | Studio Theater

Written by Moisés Kaufman and the Members of Tectonic Theater Project
Directed by Becca Ciamacco

In October 1998, a twenty–one–year–old student at the University of Wyoming was kidnapped, severely beaten, and left tied to a fence in rural Laramie, Wyoming. Matthew Shepard died several days later—the victim of this assault because he was gay. Moisés Kaufman and fellow members of the Tectonic Theater Project visited Laramie conducting more than 200 interviews with the people of the town. This breathtaking collage explores the depths to which humanity can sink and the heights of compassion of which we are capable. Production rated PG–13.

Fridays, March 2 & 9, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturdays, March 3 & 10, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 4 & 11, 2018 at 3:00 p.m.
Student Matinee: March 8, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.

Auditions are open to students ages 12 – 19.*
Auditions: Saturday, November 18 & Sunday, November 19, 2017
Callbacks: Monday, November 20, 2017

May 11-20, 2018 | Mackey Theater

Based on Little Orphan Annie by permission of The Media Tribune Services, Inc.
Book by Thomas Meehan, Music by Charles Strouse, Lyrics by Martin Charnin
Directed by Jonathan Kronenberger
Choreographed by Katie Zarecki

With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone's hearts despite a next–to–nothing start in 1930s New York City. She is determined to find her parents who left her on the doorstep of an orphanage run by the cruel Miss Hannigan. In adventure after fun–filled adventure, Annie foils Miss Hannigan's evil plans... and befriends President Franklin Delano Roosevelt! She even finds a new home and family in billionaire, Oliver Warbucks, and a lovable mutt named Sandy.

Fridays, May 11 & 18, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturdays, May 12 & 19, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
Sundays, May 13 & 20, 2018 at 3:00 pm
Student Matinee: Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.

Auditions are open to students ages 6 – 19.*
Auditions: Saturday, February 10 & Sunday, February 11, 2018
Callbacks: Monday, February 12, 2018

*Students must be enrolled in the same semester that the show performs in to be eligible to participate in the production.  You do not have to be enrolled at the time of auditions.

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Programming at Beck Center for the Arts is made possible through the generous support of the Ohio Arts Council. Beck Center gratefully acknowledges the generous funding provided by the citizens of Cuyahoga County through Cuyahoga Arts and Culture.

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