Continuing our look at upcoming seasons for community theatre groups, we continue with the second-oldest group in Huntington, First Stage Theatre Company.
The children's theatre group is starting its 21st season, and here are the three shows it plans to present this Fall and next Spring:
- James and the Giant Peach - the play is based on Roald Dahl's classic book about a boy who is tormented by his two wicked Aunts, and tries to escape by traveling inside a giant peach, along with several giant insects! The show, directed by Jonathan Joy, will be presented at the Renaissance Theater (the old Huntington High School) Sept. 24, 25, 26 and Oct. 1, 2 and 3.
- Once Upon a Mattress - the musical comedy that made a star out of Carol Burnett is based on the Hans Christian Anderson story of the Princess and the Pea. The show, directed by Amy Browning, will be presented at the Renaissance Theater (the old Huntington High School) Nov. 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20 and 21.
- Rugrats, A Live Adventure - the musical comedy is based on the popular Nickleodeon animated series. Rugrats is all about life from a baby’s point of view. This live theatrical production features young performers as they bring this award-winning television show to life. Whenever adults are around, the Rugrats act like real babies, but when they're alone they talk to each other with the vocabulary of 5-year-olds. The Rugrats, in their usual offbeat fashion, turn a typical rainy afternoon into an adventure of the imagination. The show will be co-directed by Mary and Tommy Smirl, and it will be staged at the Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center March 17 - 20, 2011. Auditions for the show will be held in December 2010.