Archives for 2014

2015 Line Up Announced!

Hutchinson Theatre Company is proud to present the following shows for 2015

Bingo, the Musical Dinner Theatre Menu

Chicken breast on tri-color cheese tortellini in an alfredo sauce

California blend vegetable

Caesar salad

Breadstick/roll

Lemon layer cake

 


 

Doors to the dinner theatre reserved seating open at 5:30,dinner served at 6:00, and show begins at 7:00.

$40 per person for dinner and show.

 

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Bingo-The Winning Musical Cast

Cast announced for

Bingo….the Winning Musical

SEPTEMBER 2, 2014 BY HTC
Best friends and bingo pals Vern, Honey, and Patsy brave a terrible storm in order to attend the yearly celebration of the Birth of Bingo and tribute to its founder, Edwin S. Lowe. Events of the evening remind them of the ominous night fifteen years ago that began the same way. Flashbacks help tell the story of the circumstances that lead to the splintering of lifelong relationships. A mystery guest at the present day bingo night helps to bring about healing within the group. Lively songs, audience engagement, silly superstitions, and lots of friendly jabs and jokes will make this a memorable, enjoyable show.

Vern – (Lena Mowlem) The matriarch of the group of friends. Funny, robust, stubborn, and crusty, but with a good heart buried under a gruff exterior.
Patsy – (Lori Thul) Obsessively superstitious. Can be played as naïve, neurotic, mousey or any/all of the above. But underneath the anxiety lies a rock star who can let it rip!
Honey – (Rhoda Hubbard) Strong on looks, but a little weak on intellect. Plays a “past her prime sex kitten” who has not yet given up on true love.
Minnie – (Catherine Libor Huse) The friendly bingo hall manager, who is gifted at interacting and improvising with the audience (her “bingo patrons”), with a warm, engaging energy.
Bernice – (Laurie Goodwater) Supermom; sweet, cheerful, peacemaker, pie baker of the group.
Allison – (DeeAnn Hartsuiker) Daughter of Bernice; optimistic, passionate; determined to right a wrong from the past.
Sam- (Ray Norton) Bingo caller with a past; very appealing either in looks, personality, or both. Takes his job as a caller very seriously and only gets flustered when Honey gets his attention (which happens a lot).
You are welcome to contact Jenine Nordquist, director, 320-582-0711, with any questions.

Bingo….the Winning Musical

Best friends and bingo pals Vern, Honey, and Patsy brave a terrible storm in order to attend the yearly celebration of the Birth of Bingo and tribute to its founder, Edwin S. Lowe. Events of the evening remind them of the ominous night fifteen years ago that began the same way. Flashbacks help tell the story of the circumstances that lead to the splintering of lifelong relationships. A mystery guest at the present day bingo night helps to bring about healing within the group. Lively songs, audience engagement, silly superstitions, and lots of friendly jabs and jokes will make this a memorable, enjoyable show.

Female Roles – The 6 female roles can be played by women aged 40-70, with the exception of Allison who is a 20-30 something. All roles require energetic, confident singers who must be able to sing solos and sing in harmony.

Vern – 40+ The matriarch of the group of friends. Funny, robust, stubborn, and crusty, but with a good heart buried under a gruff exterior.

Patsy – 40+ Obsessively superstitious. Can be played as naïve, neurotic, mousey or any/all of the above. But underneath the anxiety lies a rock star who can let it rip!

Honey – 40+ Strong on looks, but a little weak on intellect. Plays a “past her prime sex kitten” who has not yet given up on true love.

Minnie – 40+ The friendly bingo hall manager, who is gifted at interacting and improvising with the audience (her “bingo patrons”), with a warm, engaging energy.

Bernice – 40+ Supermom; sweet, cheerful, peacemaker, pie baker of the group.

Allison – 20+ Daughter of Bernice; optimistic, passionate; determined to right a wrong from the past.

Male Role

Sam- 40+ Bingo caller with a past; very appealing either in looks, personality, or both. Takes his job as a caller very seriously and only gets flustered when Honey gets his attention (which happens a lot).

Also needed for this production are stage assistants to assist with props and on stage costume changes, sound and lighting technicians, and set development. The orchestra calls for 2 keyboards and 1 percussionist.

Auditions will be held August 19 and 20, 6:30-8:30 at Christ the King Lutheran Church, 1040 South Grade Rd. SW, Hutchinson, MN.

    • Actors will read from the script

    • Actors will be taught very simple segments (a line or a phrase) from the score and asked to sing it back

    • Please also prepare something to sing (an accompanist will be available if you wish to bring music; you are welcome to sing without accompaniment – no recorded accompaniment).

    • Be prepared to provide rehearsal conflict dates, assuming Monday-Thursday evening rehearsals starting September 2. The production dates are November 6-8 and 12-14.Bingo….the Winning Musical

You are welcome to contact Jenine Nordquist, 320-582-0711, with any questions.

Announcing Blithe Spirit Cast

  • Charles Condomine: Joe Ruskamp 

 

  • Ruth Condomine: Melanie Brown

 

  • Edith:   Elisabeth Nelson

 

  • Dr George Bradman:   Bill Haas

 

  • Violet Bradman:  Elizabeth Slepica

 

  • Madame Arcati:  Mary Haugen

 

  • Elvira:   Lena Mowlem

 

  • Stage Manager:   Elisabeth Nelson

 

  • Assistant Stage Manager:  Ben Jenum

 

About The Characters:

 

Charles Condomine is a wealthy, successful novelist. In order to learn about the

occult, the subject of his next book, he invites an eccentric medium to conduct a

séance at his quiet country home in Kent. Convinced that she will be a fraudulent

imposter, little does he suspect what havoc will ensue.

 

Ruth Condomine is Charles’s second wife. She is charming, strong-willed and

obsessively curious about her husband’s relationship with his deceased first wife,

Elvira.

 

Edith is the Condomine’s new maid. She is nervous and tears around at breakneck

speed trying to do things right and make a good impression.

 

Dr. George Bradman is a good friend of the Condomines. He is entirely skeptical

of anything to do with the occult, but tries his utmost to go along with the

proceedings for the sake of Charles’s research.

 

Violet Bradman is Dr. Bradman’s wife. Simple and naïve, she is quite excited

about being in the presence of the medium, whom she finds fascinating.

 

Madame Arcati, the psychic, is the guest of honour at the Condomine’s country

home. Eccentric, effusive and boisterous, the stage directions in the script at her

first entrance describe her as “a striking woman, dressed not too extravagantly

but with a decided bias towards the barbaric.”

 

Elvira is Charles Condomine’s deceased first wife. Flirtatious, conniving and

catty, she uses every trick in the book to disrupt Charles’s current marriage and

torment Ruth because she wants Charles all to herself.

YoungStars Registration is closed

Thank you for your interest in the YoungStars program. Please put it on your calendar for next year and join us for a rich and rewarding experience in theatre.

Sanders Homecoming Tickets go on sale Monday, May 19th

May 19, tickets for this summer’s production, sponsored by Historic Hutchinson with production assistance by Hutchinson theatre Company, go on sale. This is the third summer of Sander’s Family musical shows, produced at the Historic Episcopal Church in Hutchinson. Show dates are June 16-21 at 7:00 pm and a matinee at 2 pm on Sunday, June 22. Purchase general seating tickets online at www.hutchtheatre.org or in person at Hutchinson Center for the Arts and the Hutchinson Chamber Office.

Auditions For Blithe Spirit (Click here for details)


Auditions For Blithe Spirit May 21st-22nd, 6:30-8:30 

Location: Hutchinson Center for the Arts.

 

This comedy classic, directed by HCA veteran director Maureen Style (most recently, the successful production of Twelve Angry Men in fall 2012), will run August 4-9.

 

Casting requires 2 men and 5 women. Appointments not needed; those auditioning will read from the script and are asked to bring their summer schedule with them. Contact director Maureen Style, 320-583-8421, with questions.

Charles Condomine is a wealthy, successful novelist. In order to learn about the

occult, the subject of his next book, he invites an eccentric medium to conduct a

séance at his quiet country home in Kent. Convinced that she will be a fraudulent

imposter, little does he suspect what havoc will ensue.

 

Ruth Condomine is Charles’s second wife. She is charming, strong-willed and

obsessively curious about her husband’s relationship with his deceased first wife,

Elvira.

 

Edith is the Condomine’s new maid. She is nervous and tears around at breakneck

speed trying to do things right and make a good impression.

 

Dr. George Bradman is a good friend of the Condomines. He is entirely skeptical

of anything to do with the occult, but tries his utmost to go along with the

proceedings for the sake of Charles’s research.

 

Violet Bradman is Dr. Bradman’s wife. Simple and naïve, she is quite excited

about being in the presence of the medium, whom she finds fascinating.

 

Madame Arcati, the psychic, is the guest of honour at the Condomine’s country

home. Eccentric, effusive and boisterous, the stage directions in the script at her

first entrance describe her as “a striking woman, dressed not too extravagantly

but with a decided bias towards the barbaric.”

 

Elvira is Charles Condomine’s deceased first wife. Flirtatious, conniving and

catty, she uses every trick in the book to disrupt Charles’s current marriage and

torment Ruth because she wants Charles all to herself.

Only 4 places open for YoungStars (click here for forms)

Registration Form:

HTC YoungStars form

 

Mentor Application:

YoungStars mentor application

 

Learn more about our 2014 YoungStars program:

 

http://www.hutchtheatre.org/young-stars/

Registration Open For YoungStars

Registration Form:

HTC YoungStars form

 

Mentor Application:

YoungStars mentor application

 

Learn more about our 2014 YoungStars program:

 

http://www.hutchtheatre.org/young-stars/