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Joseph and the Amazing, Technicolor Dreamcoat by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Weber

June 28 & 29 and July 5, 6, & 7, 2019

TCU Middle School, Montgomery, MN

To celebrate Curtain Call Theatre's 25th Anniversary we are performing the first musical ever performed by Curtain Call, and performed for ten years of musicals: Joseph and the Amazing, Technicolor Dreamcoat! Synopsis:  A Narrator opens the show by introducing Joseph, the dreamer ("Prologue”). The Narrator then draws the audience’s attention to Joseph’s father and his 12 sons ("Jacob and Sons"). Jacob has given Joseph, his youngest and favourite son, a multi-colored coat and his brothers are envious of him ("Joseph's Coat"). The brothers’ jealousy is compounded by Joseph's dreams, which suggest that he is destined to rule over them ("Joseph's Dreams"). To stop this from happening they try to kill him, before changing their minds and selling him as a slave to some passing Ishmaelites ("Poor, Poor Joseph"). To hide what they have done, Joseph’s brothers and their wives tell Jacob that his beloved son has been killed by a wild animal. As proof, they show Joseph’s coat, which they have torn to pieces and covered in goat’s blood ("One More Angel in Heaven"). When the devastated Jacob exits, the brothers and wives cheerfully celebrate Joseph’s departure (“Hoedown”).

Artistic Direction by Andrew Velishek

Musical Direction by Aaron Roessler

Choreography by Kris Brockhoff

Cabaret 2019: All I Care About is Love

December 20, 2019

Next Chapter Winery between Montgomery and New Prague, MN

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 incredibly local talent to spread joy and of course, love.

Auditions will be held in the later part of the year and we look forward to seeing you all there.

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

Location TBA

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 TBA

Cabaret 2020: Give my Regards to Broadway

January 1 & 2, 2021 (Cause everyone knows that theatre people are always a little late :)

Location TBA

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