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Return to the Forbidden Planet

Details

April 6 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Performance Dates: March 30, 31- April 1, 6, 7, 8, 9, 2017
$14

Venue

Roger T. Sermon Community Center,
201 N Dodgion St Independence , 64050 United States
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Description

Written by:  Bob Carlton

Directed by: Larry Morris

SYNOPSIS: Blast off on a routine flight and crash into the planet D’Illyria where a sci fi version of The Tempest set to rock and roll golden oldies unfolds with glee. The planet is inhabited by a sinister scientist, Dr. Prospero; his delightful daughter Miranda; Ariel, a faithful robot on roller skates; and an uncontrollable monster, the product of Prospero’s Id, whose tentacles penetrate the space craft.

More Details

2016-2017 Season

Crimes of the Heart

Written by: Beth Henley
Directed by: Julie McDaniel

Play

September, 2016

Ravenscroft

Written by: Don Nigro
Directed by: Michael Masterson

Play

November, 2016

Agnes of God

Written by: John Pielmeier
Directed by: Ernest Williams

Play

January, 2017

Return to the Forbidden Planet

Written by: Bob Carlton
Directed by: Larry Morris

Play

March, 2017

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Written by: Christopher Durang
Directed by: Gregory Chafin

June, 2017

Upcoming Events

  • Date
  • Event
  • Description
    • Date
      January 30, 2017
      6:30 pm
    • Event
      Open Auditions
    • Description

      Audition for Return to the Forbidden Planet

      Written by: Bob Carlton

      Directed by: Larry Morris

      Prepare 1 to 2 minute Shakespearean or Fakespearean (i.e. William Shakespeare’s Star Wars) monologue. Please bring in 32 bars (about a minute) of a rock song (classic rock or musical theater rock – think Jerry Lee Lewis, Beach Boys, Rock of Ages). Music from the show is not to be used for auditions. Show songs are posted below. Please bring sheet music in the correct key or a backing track in MP3.

    • Date
      January 31, 2017
      6:30 pm
    • Event
      Open Auditions
    • Description

      Audition for Return to the Forbidden Planet

      Written by: Bob Carlton

      Directed by: Larry Morris

      Prepare 1 to 2 minute Shakespearean or Fakespearean (i.e. William Shakespeare’s Star Wars) monologue. Please bring in 32 bars (about a minute) of a rock song (classic rock or musical theater rock – think Jerry Lee Lewis, Beach Boys, Rock of Ages). Music from the show is not to be used for auditions. Show songs are posted below. Please bring sheet music in the correct key or a backing track in MP3.

    • Date
      March 2, 2017
      7:00 pm
    • Event
      Member Meeting
    • Description
      We hold open business meetings eight times per year in the evenings and encourage anyone interested to attend. All meetings are at 7 p.m. in the Sermon Center.
    • Date
      March 30, 2017
      8:00 pm
    • Event
      Return to the Forbidden Planet
      $14
    • Description

      Written by:  Bob Carlton

      Directed by: Larry Morris

      SYNOPSIS: Blast off on a routine flight and crash into the planet D’Illyria where a sci fi version of The Tempest set to rock and roll golden oldies unfolds with glee. The planet is inhabited by a sinister scientist, Dr. Prospero; his delightful daughter Miranda; Ariel, a faithful robot on roller skates; and an uncontrollable monster, the product of Prospero’s Id, whose tentacles penetrate the space craft.

    • Date
      March 31, 2017
      8:00 pm
    • Event
      Return to the Forbidden Planet
      $14
    • Description

      Written by:  Bob Carlton

      Directed by: Larry Morris

      SYNOPSIS: Blast off on a routine flight and crash into the planet D’Illyria where a sci fi version of The Tempest set to rock and roll golden oldies unfolds with glee. The planet is inhabited by a sinister scientist, Dr. Prospero; his delightful daughter Miranda; Ariel, a faithful robot on roller skates; and an uncontrollable monster, the product of Prospero’s Id, whose tentacles penetrate the space craft.

    • Date
      April 1, 2017
      6:30 pm
    • Event
      Dinner Theatre
      $28
    • Description

      Return to the Forbidden Planet Dinner Theatre - One Night Only

      Dinner: 6:30 p.m.

      Curtain: 8:00 p.m.

      Buy tickets online, or by phone at 816-325-7367. Price includes dinner and show. Return to the Forbidden Planet is written by Bob Carlton and directed by Larry Morris.

    • Date
      April 1, 2017
      8:00 pm
    • Event
      Return to the Forbidden Planet
      $14
    • Description

      Written by:  Bob Carlton

      Directed by: Larry Morris

      SYNOPSIS: Blast off on a routine flight and crash into the planet D’Illyria where a sci fi version of The Tempest set to rock and roll golden oldies unfolds with glee. The planet is inhabited by a sinister scientist, Dr. Prospero; his delightful daughter Miranda; Ariel, a faithful robot on roller skates; and an uncontrollable monster, the product of Prospero’s Id, whose tentacles penetrate the space craft.

    • Date
      April 3, 2017
      6:30 pm
    • Event
      Open Auditions
    • Description

      Audition for Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

      Written by: Christopher Durang

      Directed by: Gregory Chafin

      More details coming soon.

    • Date
      April 6, 2017
      8:00 pm
    • Event
      Return to the Forbidden Planet
      $14
    • Description

      Written by:  Bob Carlton

      Directed by: Larry Morris

      SYNOPSIS: Blast off on a routine flight and crash into the planet D’Illyria where a sci fi version of The Tempest set to rock and roll golden oldies unfolds with glee. The planet is inhabited by a sinister scientist, Dr. Prospero; his delightful daughter Miranda; Ariel, a faithful robot on roller skates; and an uncontrollable monster, the product of Prospero’s Id, whose tentacles penetrate the space craft.

    • Date
      April 7, 2017
      8:00 pm
    • Event
      Return to the Forbidden Planet
      $14
    • Description

      Written by:  Bob Carlton

      Directed by: Larry Morris

      SYNOPSIS: Blast off on a routine flight and crash into the planet D’Illyria where a sci fi version of The Tempest set to rock and roll golden oldies unfolds with glee. The planet is inhabited by a sinister scientist, Dr. Prospero; his delightful daughter Miranda; Ariel, a faithful robot on roller skates; and an uncontrollable monster, the product of Prospero’s Id, whose tentacles penetrate the space craft.

Meet Our Directors

You can't have a great show without great directors. Learn more about the directors for the 2016-2017 season.

Julie McDaniel

Director
Crimes of the Heart, September 2016

Michael Masterson

Director
Ravenscroft, November 2016

Ernest Williams

Director
Agnes of God, January 2017

Larry Morris

Director
Return to the Forbidden Planet, March 2017

Greg Chafin

Director
Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, June 2017

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