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Tyrone Community Players select 2007-08 season

The Tyrone Community Players Play Reading Committee was busy these past months. The fruits of their efforts were presented at the TCP Membership Meeting recently when committee members presented their selections to the general membership in attendance. The votes were tallied and the 2007-08 season was announced.
“This is a very interesting season for our group,” Cindy Bennett said. “We certainly have a variety of shows that will stretch our actors.”
“The Great American Trailer Park Musical” was chosen, which is a comedy set somewhere in the South. Armadillo Acres is where the story takes place. Residents reside in a “manufactured housing community” and they struggle with lives full of unique embellishments to common circumstances.
This musical, which just closed off Broadway in 2005, is overflowing with lively, rock-a-billy music and deliciously ornery characters. This hilarious show offers parts to five women and two men and will be presented in the fall of 2007. It will be presented November 2 and 3 at the Tyrone American Legion.
“The Pajama Game” will be TCP’s major musical of the season. The show offers parts for seven men and 10 women and features some very memorable music, including “Hey There,” “Hernando’s Hideaway” and “Steam Heat.” “The Pajama Game” just completed a successful Broadway revival that starred Harry Connick Jr.
If you like to sing and you’ve always wanted to dance, then “The Pajama Game” is the show for you! Watch for all the he said-she said of this show to take place at the Tyrone Area Senior High School auditorium March 28 and 29, 2008.
The final selection of the season was for summer dinner theatre. “The Kitchen Witches” is a zany comedy about two women, arch enemies in fact, who both star in their own cooking shows for public access TV. The hitch-in-the-get-along comes when station executives think that their natural antagonism is great entertainment and decide to combine their shows.
This screwball comedy features parts for two women and one man with another very small part that could be either a man or a woman. “The Kitchen Witches” is a very new show that has not been produced in this area as yet and includes the audience in the action of the play.
“We have moved our dinner theatre show to June 13 and 14, 2008,” Bennett told those members at the meeting. “By moving the date from when we usually do our dinner theatre (in August), we might be able to attract some people that aren’t available so late in the summer.”
Audition dates and directors for the 2007-08 season will be announced at a later date. For more information, anyone interested can watch The Daily Herald, listen to WTRN radio or check the TCP website at www.tyronecommunityplayers.org.