Show dates: October 12th - October 15th
Nothing is as it seems in this intriguing, amusing and deceptive murder mystery. Set in present day London, the plot revolves around the death of Evan MacKenzie and a houseful of suspects. Everyone from his lovely widow to the kitchen maid had a motive and an opportunity. Pity the poor Detective Sergeant who must put together the illusive puzzle. He is misled and outwitted again and again. Only when he leads his prime suspect off to jail is the actual culprit revealed! Unexpected twists and turns keep audiences guessing right up to the final curtain of this subtle, humorous play in the classic tradition.
Show dates: May 12th - May 21st
Rehearsals: March 21st - May 20th
Adam Apple, the wheeler dealer director of Camp John Smith is in trouble. He and his sidekick, Willard, are destined for “a real job” unless they get their camp in shape. But the rambunctious “gentlemen of John Smith” need a place to stay until things get put back together. Adam finally convinces Eve Hunnicutt, the manager of the girls’ fashionable Camp Pocahontas, to give the boys a home. When serene Pocahontas comes in contact with wild John Smith, this entertaining farce bursts with hilarity. Of course, no one is to know the boys are staying, including the camp’s owner, Mrs. Thistlemist. Keeping any calm, however, is beyond reality when a parade of hilarious characters in addition to the John Smith boys wander into camp: Elmer Crumb, from the carnival with his associate, Cleopatra Nile, who is never without her snakes, Clams Marinara, the notorious hood (who has a wild tune written about him!), the flashily-dressed Dixie, who carries a dinky pistol in a violin case, and the Mo Sisters, three ladies(?) making a celebrity visit to Camp Pocahontas. Toss in a poison ivy victim who resembles a walking mummy... that’s just for starters! Problems stack on top of each other until once charming Camp Pocahontas is declared unfit for habitation by the state inspector. The choice songs in this show will have you singing along.
Show dates: June 15th - June 18th
Auditions: April 19th
Rehearsals: April 24th - June 14th
Fantasy and reality collide in this eclectic and fun musical romp! Emily’s having a sleepover with her best friend Stephanie when they discover there’s a monster in her closet! To investigate further (despite the incessant teasing of her big brother and his friends), Emily and Stephanie recruit their friends — sarcastic and skeptical Kelly, vain Mary, studious Brain, tomboy Tara and avid reader Megan — to help capture the monster. What they don’t know is that Murray, the closet monster, doesn’t mean any harm. He only wants to play Emily’s new video game. He’s more scared of kids than they are of him! Murray is on probation since his boss, the Dream King, heard about his goofing off on the job. After all, every monster knows that when a child is born, a monster is assigned to watch over her — not play with her things! What happens when Emily has all her friends over for a slumber party to try to capture Murray? They end up catching the Dream King and his harried secretary, Toady, instead! With other wonderfully entertaining characters like Sandy the Sandman and his dream weavers, find out how friendship, ingenuity and a sprinkling of magic lead to a delightful solution to Emily’s monster problem.
Show dates: August 11th - August 13th
Auditions: June 25th
A school receives a mysterious script about a girl who died long ago. The director disappears. A new director arrives just in time and knows all about the story of the play. In fact, she seems to know it too well. And how did she get the dead girl’s ring?
Are the students of Herbert Hoover High too wrapped up in miscues, awful accents, and stolen boyfriends to notice? Revenge is coming. Who will pay the price when the real world and the play collide?
Each actor must play two vastly different roles in this spine-tingling comedy thriller. This easy to stage and intense theatrical experience will keep your audience on their edge of their seats. And the twist ending will make them question everything they've witnessed...
New to Northern Starz this year, we are working with young adults (ages 18-29). We have auditioned 4 young adult directors that will each direct a portion of Ashland Falls; Working together to culminate this wonderful production.
Show date: July 22nd
Auditions: June 1st and 2nd
Rehearsals: June 6th - July 20th
This is a festival like no other!! Students in grades 10-12, will be busy all summer directing, budgeting, costuming and working with set design, to put together a fantastic show! This is an all-day, judged event, with an awards ceremony. The kids have a great time and so will you!