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Helen Hocker Center For The Performing Arts Announces 2011 Season

The Helen Hocker Center for the Performing Arts

The Helen Hocker Center for the Performing Arts

SMOKEY JOE’S CAFÉ-THE SONGS OF LEIBER AND STOLLER
In an idealized ‘50’s setting, the classic themes of love won, lost and imagined blend with hilarious set pieces and slice-of-life emotions in the first adult musical of 2011. Featuring nearly 40 of the greatest songs ever written, including “Hound Dog”, “Kansas City”, “Stand By Me”, and many others, Lieber & Stoller’s songs provide the basis for an electrifying entertainment that illuminates a golden age of American culture. Auditions will be January 11 & 12 at 7pm and are open to males and females age 16 & up. Show dates will be Feb. 25, 26, Mar. 4, 5, 11 & 12 at 8pm and Feb. 27, Mar. 6 & 13 at 2:30pm. Tickets go on sale Feb. 7.

CINDERELLA
This new musical take on the traditional tale has a bookish and nearsighted heroine who finds and captures the heart of a studious prince.Romantically-challenged Prince Freddy has returned to his home and is being pressured by his father, the King, to quickly choose a bride at the upcoming royal ball. Domineering Brunhilda and her greedy daughters are excited to go the ball, but the smart stepdaughter, Cinderella, would rather stay home and read. Stubborn Cinderella, prodded by Gwendolyn, finally agrees to go…provided she doesn’t have to wear any stupid glass slippers! At the ball, she and Freddy dance and fall in love, but when the clock strikes Midnight, Cinderella loses…her red sneaker! Freddy and his trusty friend, Gaston, tour the countryside to find the rightful owner. Auditions will be January 16, from 2-5pm, and are open to males and females age 10-13. Show dates will be Apr. 8, 9, 15 & 16 at 7pm and Apr. 10 & 17 at 2:30pm. Tickets go on sale Mar. 21.

AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’
The second adult musical of the year, the outrageously prodigious comic and musical soul of 1930’s Harlem, lives on in this rollicking, swinging, finger-snapping revue that is still considered one of Broadway’s best. “Ain’t Misbehavin’” evokes the delightful humor and infectious energy as the cast struts, strums and sings the songs that Thomas “Fats” Waller made famous, such as, “Honeysuckle Rose”, “I’ve Got A Feeling I’m Falling”, “The Joint Is Jumpin’”, and of course, “Ain’t Misbehavin.” Auditions will be Mar. 22 & 23 at 7pm and are open to males and females age 16 & up. Show dates will be May 6, 7, 13, 14, 20 & 21 at 8pm, and May 8, 15 & 22 at 2:30pm. Tickets go on sale Apr. 18.

PIPPIN
Once upon a time, the young prince, Pippin longed to discover the secret of true happiness and fulfillment. He sought it in the glories of the battlefield, the temptations of the flesh and the intrigues of political power. In the end, he found it in the simple pleasures of home and family. This hip, tongue-in-cheek fairy tale, performed by The Bath House Players, continues to appeal to the young at heart everywhere, with music and lyrics by three-time Oscar-winning composer Stephen Schwartz. Auditions will be June 2 from 9-4pm, for anyone age 14-18, with parts available for males and females.
Show dates will be Jun. 24, 25, 30, Jul. 1, 8 & 9 at 8pm, and Jun. 26 & Jul. 10 at 2:30pm Tickets go on sale June 6.

THE SECRET GARDEN, SPRING VERSION
The second summer Bath House Player musical tells the story of Mary Lennox, orphaned in India who returns to Yorkshire to live with an embittered, reclusive uncle and his invalid son. On the estate, she discovers a locked garden filled with magic, a boy who talks to birds and a cousin she brings back to health by putting him to work in the garden. Adapted by Marsha Norman from her Tony-award winning book. Auditions will be Jun. 3, from 9-4pm and are open to anyone age 14-18, with parts available for males, females and a chorus. Show dates will be Jul. 22 & 29 at 1:30 & 7pm, Jul. 23 & 30 at 7pm & Jul. 24 & 31 at 2:30pm. Tickets go on sale Jul. 5.

THE DIXIE SWIM CLUB
Five Southern women, whose friendships began many years ago on their college swim team, set aside a long weekend every August to recharge their

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