The Boys Next Door

Dramatists Play Service

Four men, who have intellectual disabilities and mental illnesses, live under the supervision of an earnest, young social worker. Mingled with scenes from the daily lives of these four, where "little things" sometimes become momentous. With moments of great poignancy and touching effectiveness, we are reminded that those, who have different barriers, want only to love and laugh and find some meaning and purpose in the brief time that they are allotted on this earth.

"THE BOYS NEXT DOOR moves the audience to an awareness of how many things in everyday life we take for granted ..." ---NY Times.

Casting: Up to 9 men and 4 women with the ability to double cast some of those roles.

***We rate this show PG-13 for strong language and physical abuse

​Directed by Charlie Hayner IV

Audition Information

November 16, 17, 18, 2018 at the Grand Theatre

Leading Ladies

Samuel French

​In this hilarious comedy, Jack and Leo, find themselves so down on their luck that they are performing "Scenes from Shakespeare" on the Moose Lodge circuits in the Amish country of Pennsylvania. When they hear that an old lady in New York, PA is about to die and leave her fortune to her two long-lost English nephews, they resolve to pass themselves off as her beloved relatives and get the cash. The trouble is, when they get to York, they find the relatives aren't nephews, but nieces! Romantic entanglements abound, especially when Leo falls head-over-petticoat in love with the old lady's vivacious niece, Meg, who's engaged to the local minister. Meg knows that there's a wide world out there, but it's not until she meets "Maxine and Stephanie" that she finally gets a taste of it.

 "Ludwig's newest farce is so funny, it will make sophisticated and reasonable men and women of the 21st century cackle till their faces hurt." -- Houston Press.

Casting: 5 Males and 3 Females

***We rate this show G, appropriate for all audiences

​Directed by Merissa Lewiston

February 15, 16, 17, 2019 
at the Grand Theatre

Beauty and the Beast

Music Theatre International

"Be Our Guest!" The Academy Award-winning film comes to life in this romantic and
beloved take on the classic fairytale.
Step into the enchanted world of Broadway's modern classic, Disney's Beauty and the Beast, an international sensation that has played to over 35 million people worldwide in 13 countries. Based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature, the stage version includes all the wonderful songs written by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman, along with new songs by Mr. Menken and Tim Rice. The original Broadway productions ran for over thirteen years and was nominated for nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical.
The classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed into his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity.

Casting: Main cast - 7 male, 4 female, 1 youth (age to be determined) 
Large ensemble: wolves (dancers), townspeople of all ages, and enchanted objects.

***we rate this show G, appropriate for all audiences

Directed by Christal Lewiston

May 3, 4, 5, 2019
at the Grand Theatre