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2012-2013 Season

We at the Roadside Theater, now in our 54th year, have planned another exciting season of plays, musicals and special events for the 2012/2013 Season of Shows!

Season Tickets for the new season will go on sale on Tuesday, Sept. 4.

To jump to a production:

  1. [title of show]
  2. It's A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play
  3. An Examination of the Whole Playwright/Actor Relationship Presented as Some Kind of Cop Show Parody
  4. The 2013 IMCOM-E Festival of One Act Plays
  5. Calendar Girls

(Please note all titles are subject to change due to copyright availability and production requirements.)

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Music & Lyrics by Jeff Bowen

Book by Hunter Bell


Directed by Chris Overly. Musical Direction by Jennifer Quilty.

Audition Dates: Aug. 28 & 29 at 7 pm at the Roadside Theater
All auditions are open and no experience is required.

Oct. 12, 13, 19, 20, 26 & 27 at 7:30 pm
Oct. 21 at 3 pm

This surprising, highly unlikely and very successful musical is an Obie Award-winning and Tony Award-nominated love letter to Broadway and musical theater. Hunter and Jeff are ambitious, young gay men with bad taste in television and brains just leaking Broadway trivia. With their theater careers stagnant, they set out to write their own musical for a theater festival. In the span of 90 frantic minutes they create their own show and learn about themselves as people, friends and artists. A hysterical, irreverent and sharp-as-a-tack look at the world of musical theater. Recommended for adult audiences.

Season Ticket Reservations begin Sept. 18. General Ticket Reservations begin Sept. 25.

We regret children under five years of age cannot be admitted to any performance.

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It's A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play

Adapted by Joe Landry

Directed by Andrew Meredith

Audition Dates: Oct. 16 & 17 at 7 pm at the Roadside Theater
All auditions are open and no experience is required.

Nov. 30 & Dec. 1, 7, 8, 14 & 15 at 7:30 pm
Dec. 9 & 16 at 3 pm (Special Family Matinees)

In our American culture, "It's a Wonderful Life" has become almost as familiar as Dickens' "A Christmas Carol." This beloved holiday classic comes to captivating life as a live 1940s radio broadcast. Idealistic George Bailey's dreams of escape and adventure have been quashed by years of family obligation and civic duty. One fateful Christmas Eve, he sees no reason to continue living. His bumbling guardian angel arrives just in time to show him what the world would have been like had he never been born. George sees that his has been, after all, a wonderful life. "It's a Wonderful Life" is a moving and inspiring tale for all ages and a perfect tribute to the season of light and living.

Season Ticket Reservations begin Nov. 13. General Ticket Reservations begin Nov. 20.

Children between 3 and 5 years of age can only be admitted to "Special Family Matinees." We regret children under three years of age cannot be admitted to any performance.

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An Examination of the Whole Playwright/Actor Relationship Presented as Some Kind of Cop Show Parody

A One Act Comedy by Greg Kotis

Directed by Robert Montgomery

Audition Dates: Dec. 4 & 5 at 7 pm at the Roadside Theater, Patton Barracks

Show Dates: Jan. 11 & 12 at 7:30 pm

A hilarious ten-page confection that will leave you doubled up in stitches as it brilliantly marries metatheatrical lunacy with police drama.

"An Examination..." is the Roadside Theater entry in the 2013 IMCOM-E Festival of One Act Plays.

We regret children under five years of age cannot be admitted to any performance.

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The 2013 IMCOM-E Festival of One Act Plays

Show Dates: January 18 - 20 from 9 am to 10 pm

KMC Onstage!(Kleber Kaserne, Kaiserslautern) once again hosts the Festival of One Act Plays. This annual festival showcases dozens of US Army Theater productions. There will be workshops and special events including a guest production from the United States and an exciting awards ceremony.

All events are free and open to the public.

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Calendar Girls

By Tim Firth

Directed by Carolyn Burmedi

Audition Dates: Dec. 11 & 12 at 7 pm at the Roadside Theater. (Rehearsals will begin in mid January.)

Show Dates: March 8, 9, 15, 16, 22 & 23 at 7:30 pm
March 17 at 3 pm

When Annie's husband John dies of leukemia, she resolves to raise money for a new settee in the local hospital waiting room. She manages to persuade four fellow "women of an age" to pose for a lovely calendar of English life - wearing only a few artfully placed props! News of the women's charitable venture spreads like wildfire. Hordes of press soon descend on the small, quaint, quiet and properly English village of Knapeley shaking its very foundations. The calendar is a huge success, but friendships are put to the test under the strain of the brave women's new-found fame.

Based on the true story of eleven women who posed nude for a calendar to raise money for the Leukemia Research Fund, "Calendar Girls" was made into a popular movie and is the fastest selling play in British theatre history. Recommended for adult audiences.

Season Ticket Reservations begin Feb. 19. General Ticket Reservations begin Feb 26.

We regret children under five years of age cannot be admitted to any performance.

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Season Ticket Reservations begin Apr. 30. General Ticket Reservations begin May 6.

Children between 3 and 5 years of age can only be admitted to “Special Family Matinees.” We regret children under five years of age cannot be admitted to any performance.

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