Still to come in our 2019 Season:
Cabaret 2019: All I Care About Is Love
Curtain Call is so excited to bring our Holiday Cabaret to its second annual performance. This year we are including a theme: Love. We are looking forward to performing pieces of many genres that talk about love. We hope to sing not only about romantic love and also about familial love and love among friends. Curtain Call is proud to give a space for the incredible local talent to spread joy and of course, love.
December 20 & 21, 7:30 P.M. at Next Chapter Winery between Montgomery and New Prague, MN
Directed by Aaron Roessler
Our 2020 Season:
Almost, Maine by John Cariani
March 6, 7, 13, 14, & 15, 2020
Next Chapter Winery between Montgomery and New Prague, MN
Welcome to Almost, Maine, a place that’s so far north, it’s almost not in the United States. It’s almost in Canada. And it’s not quite a town, because its residents never got around to getting organized. So it almost doesn’t exist. One cold, clear, winter night, as the northern lights hover in the star-filled sky above, the residents of Almost, Maine, find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and hilarious ways. Knees are bruised. Hearts are broken. But the bruises heal, and the hearts mend—almost—in this delightful midwinter night’s dream.
Praise for Almost, Maine: “ALMOST, MAINE is a series of nine amiably absurdist vignettes about love, with a touch of good-natured magic realism…witty, romantic, unsentimental. A beautifully structured play, with nifty surprise endings (most but not all of them happy).” —NY Times. “Sweet, poignant, and witty. Nearly perfect. ALMOST, MAINE’s charm is real. [It] packs wit, earns its laughs and, like love, surprises you.” —NY Daily News. “Mega-hit ALMOST, MAINE lands somewhere between Norman Rockwell and Our Town. Unabashedly unhip. There is no pretense of an edge here—the show offers a sweetness and decency that’s become rare at the theater. At this point, it’s a welcome breath of fresh air.” —New York Post.
Artistic Director TBA
Disney’s Newsies with Music by Alan Menken, Lyrics by Jack Feldmen, and Book by Harvey Fierstein
July 10, 11, 17, 18, & 19, 2020
In the early hours of the morning in 1899 New York City, Irish newspaper delivery boy Jack Kelly tells his disabled friend, Crutchie, of his dream to one day leave New York for Santa Fe ("Santa Fe" (Prologue)). Jack lives with his fellow "newsies," many of whom are orphaned and homeless. As the sun rises, the newsies awaken and prepare for another day on the job ("Carrying the Banner"). While buying their supply of papers to sell, Jack meets Davey and his little brother, Les. Unlike the rest of the newsies, Davey and Les have a home and a family. They started work as newsies because their father suffered an accident at work resulting in the termination of his employment. Seeing young Les as an opportunity to sell more papers, Jack offers to help the boys. Meanwhile, the publisher of the New York World, Joseph Pulitzer, increases the cost of the newspapers to the delivery boys, so as to outsell his competitors ("The Bottom Line").
Later, Jack, Davey, and Les are chased down by the corrupt Warden Snyder of The Refuge, a juvenile detention center. The boys find cover in a vaudeville-style theatre owned by Jack's friend Medda Larkin, whom he regularly paints backdrops for. Jack refuses to tell Davey why Snyder was after him. The boys then watch Medda perform ("That's Rich"). While at the show, Jack spots a young female reporter named Katherine Plumber. He attempts to flirt with her, but she brushes him off as he does a drawing of her. Jack laments his blossoming feelings for her as the show continues ("Don’t Come A-Knocking"/"I Never Planned on You"). The next morning, Jack and the newsies discover that the cost of newspapers has been raised to sixty cents per hundred. Outraged, Jack organizes a protest ("The World Will Know"). Katherine is inspired by Jack's leadership and artistic abilities, and sees the newsies' strike as an opportunity to be seen as a more serious journalist, something she struggles with because of society's view of women, and decides to cover the protest ("Watch What Happens").
Artistic Director TBA
Music Director TBA
Choreographer Kris Brockhoff
Cabaret 2020: Give my Regards to Broadway
January 1 & 2, 2021 Cause everyone knows that theatre people are always a little late :)
Next Chapter Winery
Our fundraising cabaret will be returning for its third run this year (albeit a little later than usual) to help us celebrate the winter seasons and the New Year.
This year’s theme will be songs from Broadway and will feature a variety of genres from the many years of Broadway.
Auditions will be hosted in in the later part of 2020.
Directed by Aaron Roessler
The Mission of Curtain Call Theatre shall be to provide opportunities for persons of all ages, genders, races, ethnicities, expressions, creeds, sexes, religions, and sexual orientations in the communities of New Prague, Montgomery, Lonsdale and the surrounding areas to experience and participate in live theatre; to provide a quality theatre experience for both our audience and for the people that volunteer their time to make it happen; to provide training opportunities in the technical, artistic, and administrative aspects of theatre; to provide a financially stable environment for the theatre; to stage productions which meet our current audience's needs, attract new audience members, and volunteers, and fulfill our niche within our communities; to enhance the cultural environment within our communities; to have fun and enjoy the experience!