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Roger T. Sermon Community Center

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201 N Dodgion St
Independence, MO 64050 United States
(816) 325-7370 http://www.ci.independence.mo.us/parksandrec/Sermon

The theatre is located on the first level at the back of the lobby. Tickets for each show are sold in the lobby before showtime.

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July 2017

Open Auditions

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July 10 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 6:30pm, repeating until July 11, 2017

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

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Audition for Harvey
Written by: Mary Chase
Directed by: Nancy Eppert
Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script.

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Open Auditions

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July 11 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 6:30pm, repeating until July 11, 2017

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

Description

Audition for Harvey
Written by: Mary Chase
Directed by: Nancy Eppert
Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script.

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Awards Banquet

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July 22 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$10

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

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Reservations required by July 14 No last minute walk-ins. QUESTIONS? Lcmorris2001@yahoo.com Celebrating 37 years of live community theater. Come and dine with us as we recognize the outstanding productions that we had this season. There will be a preview of the upcoming 38th season. Anyone is welcome to celebrate with us. Saturday, July 22, 6 p.m. Roger T. Sermon Center Catered by Nadler’s of Wellington, Mo. $10 per person Please mail your RSVP and payment to: City Theatre of Independence…

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Playwright Festival 2017

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July 27 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Performance Dates:  July 27, 28, 29, 2017 at 8 pm and July 30, 2017 at 2 pm
$10

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

Description

Join us for an evening of comedy and drama as we perform eight never seen before short plays, submitted by playwrights from around the world.

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Playwright Festival 2017

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July 28 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Performance Dates:  July 27, 28, 29, 2017 at 8 pm and July 30, 2017 at 2 pm
$10

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

Description

Join us for an evening of comedy and drama as we perform eight never seen before short plays, submitted by playwrights from around the world.

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Playwright Festival 2017

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July 29 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Performance Dates:  July 27, 28, 29, 2017 at 8 pm and July 30, 2017 at 2 pm
$10

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

Description

Join us for an evening of comedy and drama as we perform eight never seen before short plays, submitted by playwrights from around the world.

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Playwright Festival 2017

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July 30 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Performance Dates:  July 27, 28, 29, 2017 at 8 pm and July 30, 2017 at 2 pm
$10

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

Description

Join us for an evening of comedy and drama as we perform eight never seen before short plays, submitted by playwrights from around the world.

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September 2017

Harvey

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September 7 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Performance Dates:  September 7, 8, 9, 15, 16, and 17, 2017
$15

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

Description

Written by:  Mary Chase
Directed by: Nancy Eppert
SYNOPSIS: Elwood P. Dowd is an affable man who claims to have an unseen (and presumably imaginary) friend Harvey — whom Elwood describes as a six-foot, three-and-one-half-inch tall pooka resembling an anthropomorphic rabbit. Elwood introduces Harvey to everyone he meets. His social-climbing sister, Veta, increasingly finds his eccentric behavior embarrassing. She decides to have him committed to a sanitarium. When they arrive at the sanitarium, a comedy of errors ensues.

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Harvey

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September 8 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Performance Dates:  September 7, 8, 9, 15, 16, and 17, 2017
$15

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

Description

Written by:  Mary Chase
Directed by: Nancy Eppert
SYNOPSIS: Elwood P. Dowd is an affable man who claims to have an unseen (and presumably imaginary) friend Harvey — whom Elwood describes as a six-foot, three-and-one-half-inch tall pooka resembling an anthropomorphic rabbit. Elwood introduces Harvey to everyone he meets. His social-climbing sister, Veta, increasingly finds his eccentric behavior embarrassing. She decides to have him committed to a sanitarium. When they arrive at the sanitarium, a comedy of errors ensues.

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Stage Manager Workshop

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September 9 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
$10

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

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This workshop is intended for people who have an interest in becoming a stage manager but have not yet had the experience.

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Harvey

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September 9 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Performance Dates:  September 7, 8, 9, 15, 16, and 17, 2017
$15

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

Description

Written by:  Mary Chase
Directed by: Nancy Eppert
SYNOPSIS: Elwood P. Dowd is an affable man who claims to have an unseen (and presumably imaginary) friend Harvey — whom Elwood describes as a six-foot, three-and-one-half-inch tall pooka resembling an anthropomorphic rabbit. Elwood introduces Harvey to everyone he meets. His social-climbing sister, Veta, increasingly finds his eccentric behavior embarrassing. She decides to have him committed to a sanitarium. When they arrive at the sanitarium, a comedy of errors ensues.

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Open Auditions

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September 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Audition dates: Sep 11 and 12, 2017

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

Description

Audition for Wait Until Dark
Written by: Frederick Knott
Directed by: Nino Casisi

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Open Auditions

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September 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Audition dates: Sep 11 and 12, 2017

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

Description

Audition for Wait Until Dark
Written by: Frederick Knott
Directed by: Nino Casisi

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Harvey

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September 15 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Performance Dates:  September 7, 8, 9, 15, 16, and 17, 2017
$15

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

Description

Written by:  Mary Chase
Directed by: Nancy Eppert
SYNOPSIS: Elwood P. Dowd is an affable man who claims to have an unseen (and presumably imaginary) friend Harvey — whom Elwood describes as a six-foot, three-and-one-half-inch tall pooka resembling an anthropomorphic rabbit. Elwood introduces Harvey to everyone he meets. His social-climbing sister, Veta, increasingly finds his eccentric behavior embarrassing. She decides to have him committed to a sanitarium. When they arrive at the sanitarium, a comedy of errors ensues.

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Harvey

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September 16 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Performance Dates:  September 7, 8, 9, 15, 16, and 17, 2017
$15

Venue

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

Description

Written by:  Mary Chase
Directed by: Nancy Eppert
SYNOPSIS: Elwood P. Dowd is an affable man who claims to have an unseen (and presumably imaginary) friend Harvey — whom Elwood describes as a six-foot, three-and-one-half-inch tall pooka resembling an anthropomorphic rabbit. Elwood introduces Harvey to everyone he meets. His social-climbing sister, Veta, increasingly finds his eccentric behavior embarrassing. She decides to have him committed to a sanitarium. When they arrive at the sanitarium, a comedy of errors ensues.

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Harvey

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September 17 @ 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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Performance Dates:  September 7, 8, 9, 15, 16, and 17, 2017
$15

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

Description

Written by:  Mary Chase
Directed by: Nancy Eppert
SYNOPSIS: Elwood P. Dowd is an affable man who claims to have an unseen (and presumably imaginary) friend Harvey — whom Elwood describes as a six-foot, three-and-one-half-inch tall pooka resembling an anthropomorphic rabbit. Elwood introduces Harvey to everyone he meets. His social-climbing sister, Veta, increasingly finds his eccentric behavior embarrassing. She decides to have him committed to a sanitarium. When they arrive at the sanitarium, a comedy of errors ensues.

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November 2017

Wait Until Dark

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November 2 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Performance Dates: Nov 2, 3, 4, 10, 11, and 12, 2017
$15

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

Description

Written by:  Frederick Knott
Directed by: Nino Casisi
SYNOPSIS: In 1944 Greenwich Village, Susan Hendrix, a blind yet capable woman, is imperiled by a trio of men in her own apartment. As the climax builds, Susan discovers that her blindness just might be the key to her escape, but she and her tormentors must wait until dark to play out this classic thriller's chilling conclusion.

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Wait Until Dark

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November 3 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Performance Dates: Nov 2, 3, 4, 10, 11, and 12, 2017
$15

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

Description

Written by:  Frederick Knott
Directed by: Nino Casisi
SYNOPSIS: In 1944 Greenwich Village, Susan Hendrix, a blind yet capable woman, is imperiled by a trio of men in her own apartment. As the climax builds, Susan discovers that her blindness just might be the key to her escape, but she and her tormentors must wait until dark to play out this classic thriller's chilling conclusion.

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Wait Until Dark

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November 4 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Performance Dates: Nov 2, 3, 4, 10, 11, and 12, 2017
$15

Venue

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

Description

Written by:  Frederick Knott
Directed by: Nino Casisi
SYNOPSIS: In 1944 Greenwich Village, Susan Hendrix, a blind yet capable woman, is imperiled by a trio of men in her own apartment. As the climax builds, Susan discovers that her blindness just might be the key to her escape, but she and her tormentors must wait until dark to play out this classic thriller's chilling conclusion.

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Open Auditions

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November 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Auditions will be held from 7:00pm – 9:00pm on November 6 and 7, 2017.

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

Description

Audition for The Glass Menagerie
Written by: Tennessee Williams
Directed by: Cece McFarland

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Open Auditions

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November 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Auditions will be held from 7:00pm – 9:00pm on November 6 and 7, 2017.

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

Description

Audition for The Glass Menagerie
Written by: Tennessee Williams
Directed by: Cece McFarland

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Wait Until Dark

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November 10 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Performance Dates: Nov 2, 3, 4, 10, 11, and 12, 2017
$15

Venue

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

Description

Written by:  Frederick Knott
Directed by: Nino Casisi
SYNOPSIS: In 1944 Greenwich Village, Susan Hendrix, a blind yet capable woman, is imperiled by a trio of men in her own apartment. As the climax builds, Susan discovers that her blindness just might be the key to her escape, but she and her tormentors must wait until dark to play out this classic thriller's chilling conclusion.

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Wait Until Dark

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November 11 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Performance Dates: Nov 2, 3, 4, 10, 11, and 12, 2017
$15

Venue

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

Description

Written by:  Frederick Knott
Directed by: Nino Casisi
SYNOPSIS: In 1944 Greenwich Village, Susan Hendrix, a blind yet capable woman, is imperiled by a trio of men in her own apartment. As the climax builds, Susan discovers that her blindness just might be the key to her escape, but she and her tormentors must wait until dark to play out this classic thriller's chilling conclusion.

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Wait Until Dark

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November 12 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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Performance Dates: Nov 2, 3, 4, 10, 11, and 12, 2017
$15

Venue

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

Description

Written by:  Frederick Knott
Directed by: Nino Casisi
SYNOPSIS: In 1944 Greenwich Village, Susan Hendrix, a blind yet capable woman, is imperiled by a trio of men in her own apartment. As the climax builds, Susan discovers that her blindness just might be the key to her escape, but she and her tormentors must wait until dark to play out this classic thriller's chilling conclusion.

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January 2018

The Glass Menagerie

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January 4, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Performance Dates: Jan 4, 5, 6, 12, 13, and 14, 2018
$15

Venue

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

Description

Written by:  Tennessee Williams
Directed by: Cece McFarland
SYNOPSIS: Amanda Wingfield, a faded Southern belle of middle age, shares a dingy apartment with her son Tom and his slightly older sister, Laura. Amanda worries, especially about the future of her daughter Laura, a young woman with a limp. She has created a world of her own symbolized by her collection of glass figurines. Tom works in a shoe warehouse doing his best to support the family. Tom feels both obligated toward yet burdened by his family and longs to escape.

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The Glass Menagerie

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January 5, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Performance Dates: Jan 4, 5, 6, 12, 13, and 14, 2018
$15

Venue

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

Description

Written by:  Tennessee Williams
Directed by: Cece McFarland
SYNOPSIS: Amanda Wingfield, a faded Southern belle of middle age, shares a dingy apartment with her son Tom and his slightly older sister, Laura. Amanda worries, especially about the future of her daughter Laura, a young woman with a limp. She has created a world of her own symbolized by her collection of glass figurines. Tom works in a shoe warehouse doing his best to support the family. Tom feels both obligated toward yet burdened by his family and longs to escape.

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The Glass Menagerie

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January 6, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Performance Dates: Jan 4, 5, 6, 12, 13, and 14, 2018
$15

Venue

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

Description

Written by:  Tennessee Williams
Directed by: Cece McFarland
SYNOPSIS: Amanda Wingfield, a faded Southern belle of middle age, shares a dingy apartment with her son Tom and his slightly older sister, Laura. Amanda worries, especially about the future of her daughter Laura, a young woman with a limp. She has created a world of her own symbolized by her collection of glass figurines. Tom works in a shoe warehouse doing his best to support the family. Tom feels both obligated toward yet burdened by his family and longs to escape.

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The Glass Menagerie

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January 12, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Performance Dates: Jan 4, 5, 6, 12, 13, and 14, 2018
$15

Venue

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

Description

Written by:  Tennessee Williams
Directed by: Cece McFarland
SYNOPSIS: Amanda Wingfield, a faded Southern belle of middle age, shares a dingy apartment with her son Tom and his slightly older sister, Laura. Amanda worries, especially about the future of her daughter Laura, a young woman with a limp. She has created a world of her own symbolized by her collection of glass figurines. Tom works in a shoe warehouse doing his best to support the family. Tom feels both obligated toward yet burdened by his family and longs to escape.

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The Glass Menagerie

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January 13, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Performance Dates: Jan 4, 5, 6, 12, 13, and 14, 2018
$15

Venue

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

Description

Written by:  Tennessee Williams
Directed by: Cece McFarland
SYNOPSIS: Amanda Wingfield, a faded Southern belle of middle age, shares a dingy apartment with her son Tom and his slightly older sister, Laura. Amanda worries, especially about the future of her daughter Laura, a young woman with a limp. She has created a world of her own symbolized by her collection of glass figurines. Tom works in a shoe warehouse doing his best to support the family. Tom feels both obligated toward yet burdened by his family and longs to escape.

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The Glass Menagerie

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January 14, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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Performance Dates: Jan 4, 5, 6, 12, 13, and 14, 2018
$15

Venue

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

Description

Written by:  Tennessee Williams
Directed by: Cece McFarland
SYNOPSIS: Amanda Wingfield, a faded Southern belle of middle age, shares a dingy apartment with her son Tom and his slightly older sister, Laura. Amanda worries, especially about the future of her daughter Laura, a young woman with a limp. She has created a world of her own symbolized by her collection of glass figurines. Tom works in a shoe warehouse doing his best to support the family. Tom feels both obligated toward yet burdened by his family and longs to escape.

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Open Auditions

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January 29, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Auditions will be held from 7:00pm – 9:00pm on January 29 and 30, 2018.

Venue

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

Description

Audition for A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
Written by: Stephen Sondheim
Directed by: Mitchell Ward

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Open Auditions

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January 30, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Auditions will be held from 7:00pm – 9:00pm on January 29 and 30, 2018.

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

Description

Audition for A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
Written by: Stephen Sondheim
Directed by: Mitchell Ward

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April 2018

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

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April 5, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Performance Dates: April 5, 6, 7, 12,13,14, and 15, 2018
$18

Venue

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

Description

Written by:  Stephen Sondheim
Directed by: Mitchell Ward
SYNOPSIS: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart.
Inspired by the farces of the ancient Roman playwright Plautus (251–183 BC), specifically Pseudolus, Miles Gloriosus, and Mostellaria, the musical tells the bawdy story of a slave named Pseudolus and his attempts to win his freedom by helping his young master woo the girl next door. The plot displays many classic elements of farce, including puns, the slamming of doors, cases of mistaken identity (frequently involving characters disguising themselves as one another), and satirical comments on social class. The title derives from a line often used by vaudeville comedians to begin a story: "A funny thing happened on the way to the theater".

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A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

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April 6, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Performance Dates: April 5, 6, 7, 12,13,14, and 15, 2018
$18

Venue

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

Description

Written by:  Stephen Sondheim
Directed by: Mitchell Ward
SYNOPSIS: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart.
Inspired by the farces of the ancient Roman playwright Plautus (251–183 BC), specifically Pseudolus, Miles Gloriosus, and Mostellaria, the musical tells the bawdy story of a slave named Pseudolus and his attempts to win his freedom by helping his young master woo the girl next door. The plot displays many classic elements of farce, including puns, the slamming of doors, cases of mistaken identity (frequently involving characters disguising themselves as one another), and satirical comments on social class. The title derives from a line often used by vaudeville comedians to begin a story: "A funny thing happened on the way to the theater".

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A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

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April 7, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Performance Dates: April 5, 6, 7, 12,13,14, and 15, 2018
$18

Venue

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

Description

Written by:  Stephen Sondheim
Directed by: Mitchell Ward
SYNOPSIS: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart.
Inspired by the farces of the ancient Roman playwright Plautus (251–183 BC), specifically Pseudolus, Miles Gloriosus, and Mostellaria, the musical tells the bawdy story of a slave named Pseudolus and his attempts to win his freedom by helping his young master woo the girl next door. The plot displays many classic elements of farce, including puns, the slamming of doors, cases of mistaken identity (frequently involving characters disguising themselves as one another), and satirical comments on social class. The title derives from a line often used by vaudeville comedians to begin a story: "A funny thing happened on the way to the theater".

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Open Auditions

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April 9, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Auditions will be held from 7:00pm – 9:00pm on April 9 and 10, 2018.

Venue

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

Description

Audition for The Kitchen Witches
Written by: Caroline Smith
Directed by: Michael Masterson

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Open Auditions

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April 10, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Auditions will be held from 7:00pm – 9:00pm on April 9 and 10, 2018.

Venue

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

Description

Audition for The Kitchen Witches
Written by: Caroline Smith
Directed by: Michael Masterson

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A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

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April 13, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Performance Dates: April 5, 6, 7, 12,13,14, and 15, 2018
$18

Venue

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

Description

Written by:  Stephen Sondheim
Directed by: Mitchell Ward
SYNOPSIS: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart.
Inspired by the farces of the ancient Roman playwright Plautus (251–183 BC), specifically Pseudolus, Miles Gloriosus, and Mostellaria, the musical tells the bawdy story of a slave named Pseudolus and his attempts to win his freedom by helping his young master woo the girl next door. The plot displays many classic elements of farce, including puns, the slamming of doors, cases of mistaken identity (frequently involving characters disguising themselves as one another), and satirical comments on social class. The title derives from a line often used by vaudeville comedians to begin a story: "A funny thing happened on the way to the theater".

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A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

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April 14, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Performance Dates: April 5, 6, 7, 12,13,14, and 15, 2018
$18

Venue

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

Description

Written by:  Stephen Sondheim
Directed by: Mitchell Ward
SYNOPSIS: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart.
Inspired by the farces of the ancient Roman playwright Plautus (251–183 BC), specifically Pseudolus, Miles Gloriosus, and Mostellaria, the musical tells the bawdy story of a slave named Pseudolus and his attempts to win his freedom by helping his young master woo the girl next door. The plot displays many classic elements of farce, including puns, the slamming of doors, cases of mistaken identity (frequently involving characters disguising themselves as one another), and satirical comments on social class. The title derives from a line often used by vaudeville comedians to begin a story: "A funny thing happened on the way to the theater".

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A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

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April 15, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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Performance Dates: April 5, 6, 7, 12,13,14, and 15, 2018
$18

Venue

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

Description

Written by:  Stephen Sondheim
Directed by: Mitchell Ward
SYNOPSIS: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart.
Inspired by the farces of the ancient Roman playwright Plautus (251–183 BC), specifically Pseudolus, Miles Gloriosus, and Mostellaria, the musical tells the bawdy story of a slave named Pseudolus and his attempts to win his freedom by helping his young master woo the girl next door. The plot displays many classic elements of farce, including puns, the slamming of doors, cases of mistaken identity (frequently involving characters disguising themselves as one another), and satirical comments on social class. The title derives from a line often used by vaudeville comedians to begin a story: "A funny thing happened on the way to the theater".

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May 2018

The Kitchen Witches

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May 31, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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May 31 & June 1, 2, 8, 9, and 10, 2018
$15

Venue

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

Description

Written by:  Caroline Smith
Directed by: Michael Masterson
SYNOPSIS: Isobel Lomax and Dolly Biddle are two "mature" cable-access cooking show hostesses who have hated each other for 30 years, ever since Larry Biddle dated one and married the other. When circumstances put them together on a TV show called The Kitchen Witches, the insults are flung harder than the food! Dolly's long-suffering TV-producer son Stephen tries to keep them on track, but as long as Dolly's dressing room is one inch closer to the set than Isobel's, it's a losing battle, and the show becomes a rating smash as Dolly and Isobel top both Martha Stewart and Jerry Springer!

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June 2018

The Kitchen Witches

Details

June 1, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
May 31 & June 1, 2, 8, 9, and 10, 2018
$15

Venue

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

Description

Written by:  Caroline Smith
Directed by: Michael Masterson
SYNOPSIS: Isobel Lomax and Dolly Biddle are two "mature" cable-access cooking show hostesses who have hated each other for 30 years, ever since Larry Biddle dated one and married the other. When circumstances put them together on a TV show called The Kitchen Witches, the insults are flung harder than the food! Dolly's long-suffering TV-producer son Stephen tries to keep them on track, but as long as Dolly's dressing room is one inch closer to the set than Isobel's, it's a losing battle, and the show becomes a rating smash as Dolly and Isobel top both Martha Stewart and Jerry Springer!

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The Kitchen Witches

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June 2, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
May 31 & June 1, 2, 8, 9, and 10, 2018
$15

Venue

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

Description

Written by:  Caroline Smith
Directed by: Michael Masterson
SYNOPSIS: Isobel Lomax and Dolly Biddle are two "mature" cable-access cooking show hostesses who have hated each other for 30 years, ever since Larry Biddle dated one and married the other. When circumstances put them together on a TV show called The Kitchen Witches, the insults are flung harder than the food! Dolly's long-suffering TV-producer son Stephen tries to keep them on track, but as long as Dolly's dressing room is one inch closer to the set than Isobel's, it's a losing battle, and the show becomes a rating smash as Dolly and Isobel top both Martha Stewart and Jerry Springer!

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The Kitchen Witches

Details

June 8, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
May 31 & June 1, 2, 8, 9, and 10, 2018
$15

Venue

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

Description

Written by:  Caroline Smith
Directed by: Michael Masterson
SYNOPSIS: Isobel Lomax and Dolly Biddle are two "mature" cable-access cooking show hostesses who have hated each other for 30 years, ever since Larry Biddle dated one and married the other. When circumstances put them together on a TV show called The Kitchen Witches, the insults are flung harder than the food! Dolly's long-suffering TV-producer son Stephen tries to keep them on track, but as long as Dolly's dressing room is one inch closer to the set than Isobel's, it's a losing battle, and the show becomes a rating smash as Dolly and Isobel top both Martha Stewart and Jerry Springer!

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The Kitchen Witches

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June 9, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
May 31 & June 1, 2, 8, 9, and 10, 2018
$15

Venue

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

Description

Written by:  Caroline Smith
Directed by: Michael Masterson
SYNOPSIS: Isobel Lomax and Dolly Biddle are two "mature" cable-access cooking show hostesses who have hated each other for 30 years, ever since Larry Biddle dated one and married the other. When circumstances put them together on a TV show called The Kitchen Witches, the insults are flung harder than the food! Dolly's long-suffering TV-producer son Stephen tries to keep them on track, but as long as Dolly's dressing room is one inch closer to the set than Isobel's, it's a losing battle, and the show becomes a rating smash as Dolly and Isobel top both Martha Stewart and Jerry Springer!

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The Kitchen Witches

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June 10, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
May 31 & June 1, 2, 8, 9, and 10, 2018
$15

Venue

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

Description

Written by:  Caroline Smith
Directed by: Michael Masterson
SYNOPSIS: Isobel Lomax and Dolly Biddle are two "mature" cable-access cooking show hostesses who have hated each other for 30 years, ever since Larry Biddle dated one and married the other. When circumstances put them together on a TV show called The Kitchen Witches, the insults are flung harder than the food! Dolly's long-suffering TV-producer son Stephen tries to keep them on track, but as long as Dolly's dressing room is one inch closer to the set than Isobel's, it's a losing battle, and the show becomes a rating smash as Dolly and Isobel top both Martha Stewart and Jerry Springer!

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