DESSERT IMPOSTERS ~ Saturdays, May 6 and 13

DESSERT IMPOSTERS ~ Saturdays, May 6 and 13
Frank Jr. pulled the wool over many an eye as he made his way across the country — picking his professions as he went. As a pilot, “pie in the sky” was Frank’s dessert of choice. While making the rounds as Dr. Conners, he needed all the “brownie” points he could get (we’re serving ours with ice cream). And, in his role to solve the world’s legal problems, Frank Jr. often enjoyed a luscious lemon “bar” or two. We hope you’ll join us for some delicious deserts. All you have to do is go out to eat — and then bring us the receipt. No deception here — your dinner receipt in exchange for dessert!

On our first two Saturday shows (May 6 and 13), we want you to go grab dinner — at a restaurant of your choice — and then bring us the receipt. In exchange for your receipt, we’ll provide dessert on the patio before the show. Dessert will be served from 7:15 to 7:45 PM.
AND… to sweeten the deal (see what we did there?), one lucky participant’s receipt will be drawn at random and your dinner will be on us! (Well, the first $50 of it, anyway!)

So, on Saturday, May 6 and/or Saturday, May 13 — go #DineAroundTown, bring us the bill and enjoy dessert on the patio! Receipts must be dated May 6 or 13 with a time stamp of 4 PM or later. Don’t worry — if you run out of time to grab dinner, we’ll still serve you dessert for $3 — or choose two for $5. Water, soft drinks, beer and wine will also be available for purchase.

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Town’s 99th season ~ early bird pricing now!

Town Theatre is excited about our 99th season — complete with something for everyone. Beautiful music, holiday cheer, heartwarming stories, a little mystery and toe-tapping fun! Each of these shows is NEW to Town — a hard task to accomplish when you are our age! Purchase your 99th season membership BEFORE JUNE 1 and enjoy the same price that you paid for the 98th!

Purchase HERE or call 803-799-2510 12 noon to 5 PM.

Sept. 22 – Oct. 8, 2017

Based on the Victor Hugo novel and songs from the Disney animated feature, The Hunchback of Notre Dame showcases the film’s Academy Award-nominated score. The musical begins as the bells of Notre Dame sound through the famed cathedral in fifteenth-century Paris. Quasimodo, the deformed bell-ringer who longs to be “Out There,” observes all of Paris reveling in the Feast of Fools. Held captive by his devious caretaker, the archdeacon Dom Claude Frollo, he escapes for the day and joins the boisterous crowd, only to be treated cruelly by all but the beautiful gypsy, Esmeralda. Quasimodo isn’t the only one captivated by her free spirit, though – the handsome Captain Phoebus and Frollo are equally enthralled. As the three vie for her attention, Frollo embarks on a mission to destroy the gypsies – and it’s up to Quasimodo to save them all. A sweeping score and powerful story make The Hunchback of Notre Dame an instant classic. Audiences will be swept away by the magic of this truly unforgettable musical.

Dec. 1-17, 2017

A holiday classic from the writer of the musical theatre classic, The Music Man!, and based on the movie of the same name, Miracle on 34th Street features a book and score by none other than Meredith Willson. Single mother, Doris Walker, doesn’t want her six-year-old Susan’s head filled with romantic notions. Their neighbor, Fred Gailey, tries to woo Doris by charming Susan and taking her to see Santa Claus at Macy’s, where Doris works. Doris is not impressed, but when it turns out that Macy’s Santa may, in fact, be the real Kris Kringle, a wave of love spreads across New York City that melts even the most cynical hearts. This joyous, heartwarming musical is the perfect holiday treat!

Jan. 19-Feb. 4, 2018

Based on the celebrated novel by Daniel Wallace and the acclaimed film directed by Tim Burton, Big Fish centers on Edward Bloom, a travelling salesman who lives life to its fullest… and then some! Edward’s incredible, larger-than-life stories thrill everyone around him – most of all, his devoted wife Sandra. But their son Will, about to have a child of his own, is determined to find the truth behind his father’s epic tales. Overflowing with heart, humor and spectacular stagecraft, Big Fish is an extraordinary new Broadway musical that reminds us why we love going to the theatre – for an experience that’s richer, funnier and BIGGER than life itself.

March 2-18, 2018

It is December 1936 and Broadway star William Gillette, admired the world over for his leading role in the play Sherlock Holmes, has invited his fellow cast-members to his Connecticut castle for a weekend of revelry. But when one of the guests is stabbed to death, the festivities in this isolated house of tricks and mirrors quickly turn dangerous. Then it’s up to Gillette himself, as he assumes the persona of his beloved Holmes, to track down the killer before the next victim appears. The danger and hilarity are non-stop in this glittering whodunit.

May 11-26, 2018
The 1950s are out, and change is in the air! Hairspray, winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, is a family-friendly musical, piled bouffant-high with laughter, romance and deliriously tuneful songs. It’s 1962 in Baltimore, and the lovable plus-size teen, Tracy Turnblad, has only one desire – to dance on the popular “Corny Collins Show.” When her dream comes true, Tracy is transformed from social outcast to sudden star. She must use her newfound power to dethrone the reigning Teen Queen, win the affections of heartthrob, Link Larkin, and integrate a TV network… all without denting her ‘do! You can’t stop the beat in this big and bold musical about one girl’s inspiring dream to dance.

Technical Internships at Town

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Town Theatre’s mission is to provide quality, live, family-oriented community theatre to the Midlands and beyond as well as to offer the foundation for those who wish to participate on stage or backstage. As such, we are offering up to four technical internship positions for the summer of 2017.

Intern Duties:
~Assist with various aspects of the technical side of theatre.
~Participate actively in preparing for the summer production of Willy Wonka.
~Work in one or more of the following areas: carpentry, stage lighting, engineering, scenic art and design.

~Some experience in technical theatre.
~Should be flexible, creative, a team player, reliable, and have a good work ethic.
~Display a willingness to assist in load in/out, as artist liaison, and setup/tear down stage.

These internships are ideal for candidates who are looking to study technical theatre and/or design in high school, Governor’s School or college. Candidates should be between the ages of 14 and 19.

Time Commitment:
In general, interns will work from 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM Monday through Friday beginning June 5. We will not work the week of July 4. There may be some optional opportunities to work on weekends as well as backstage crew for the production which runs July 21 to August 6.  Interns will receive at least 75 hours of scenic building, painting and lighting work on a realized production.

Other Details:
Interns will be under the supervision of Danny Harrington, Technical Director. All technical internships are unpaid. Neither housing nor transportation is provided. College credit may be granted, but must be coordinated in advance with the intern’s university/college. Interns will work primarily at Town Theatre which is located at 1012 Sumter Street in downtown Columbia and at Town’s warehouse located off of Shop Road.

To apply:
Please send a letter of interest and your theatrical résumé to Shannon Scruggs no later than April 24. Selected applicants and their parents will be scheduled for an interview with Town’s Technical Director and Executive Director.