Pride and Prejudice Cast and Crew Announced!
Director Emma Brown has announced the cast and crew for the last production of our 2016-2017 season, Pride and Prejudice. It is as follows:
Mr. Bennet Dean McSpadden
Mrs. Bennet Melissa McSpadden
Jane Bennet Jill Powell
Elizabeth Bennet Blair Barnett
Mary Bennet Ella Barnett
Catherine Bennet Kenda Harris
Lydia Bennet Lily Dowdy
Mr. Darcy Connor Simmons
Georgiana Darcy Kenda Harris
Mr. Bingley Josh McSpadden
Caroline Bingley Emmi Madden
Mr. Collins Mark Henery
Mr. Wickham Zach Perry
Lady Catherine DE Bourgh Julie Williams
Anne De Bourgh Ella Barnett
Sir William Lucas Tony Bowmen
Lady Lucas Aleta Bowmen
Charlotte Lucas Malynda Blevins
Mr. Gardiner David Case
Mrs. Gardiner Christy Russell
Mrs. Reynolds Chante Randle
Fitzwilliam Skylar Parker
Mr. Denny Andrew Long
Captain Carter Sean Todd Williams
Director Emma Brown
Assistant Director Aleta Bowmen
Chorographer Jill Powell
Props Mistress Tracye Kelly
Assistant props Eithel Simpson
Costumes Mistress Julie K. Barnett
Assistant Costumes Sharon Hull
Make up/Hair Cast
Sound Designer Emma Brown
Sound OP Jason Bengs
Light Designer Dean Mcspadden
Light OP Ashley Roever
Set Scott Campbell, Dean McSpadden, Julie K. Barnett
Ushers Tracye Kelly
Box Office Sharon Hull
Pride and Prejudice will open June 9 and run the 9, 10, 11 and 16, 17, 18, 2017.
SWPH announces 2017-2018 season!
Southwest Playhouse is pleased to announce an exciting 2017-2018 season! It is as follows:
The Little Mermaid Jr. (directed by Melissa McSpadden)- August 3, 4, 5, 6, 2017; Little Mermaid is our Jr. production this season and will have a children's camp associated with it. The camp dates are July 10-14 and July 17-21. More information will be made available regarding the camp as we draw closer to the audition dates.
Arsenic & Old Lace - September 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24, 2017;
Little Women - November 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 2017;
Music Man - February 23, 24, 25 March 1, 2, 3, 4, 2018;
Marvin’s Room - April 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29, 2018; and
Over the River - June 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 2018.
The Little Mermaid Jr. brings us Ariel, a sixteen-year-old mermaid princess, is dissatisfied with underwater life in the kingdom of Atlantica and is curious about the human world. With her best friend Flounder, Ariel collects human artifacts in her grotto and often goes to the surface of the ocean to visit Scuttle, a seagull who offers very inaccurate knowledge of human culture. She ignores the warnings of her father King Triton, the ruler of Atlantica, and Sebastian, a crab who serves as Triton's adviser and court composer, that contact between merpeople and humans is forbidden. One night, Ariel, Flounder, and an unwilling Sebastian travel to the ocean surface to watch a celebration for the birthday of Prince Eric on a ship. Ariel instantly becomes enamored with Eric. The birthday celebration is cut short by a violent storm which destroys the ship and tosses Eric overboard. Ariel rescues him and brings him to shore. She sings to him, but immediately leaves just as he regains consciousness to avoid being discovered. Fascinated by the memory of her voice, Eric vows to find who saved and sang to him, and Ariel vows to find a way to join him and his world.
Best known for the 1944 movie adaptation starring Cary Grant, Arsenic and Old Lace is a comedy following Mortimer Brewster and his efforts to marry the woman he loves in spite of his rather interesting family. His family includes two spinster aunts who have taken to murdering lonely old men by poisoning them with a glass of home-made elderberry wine laced with arsenic, strychnine, and "just a pinch" of cyanide; a brother who believes he is Theodore Roosevelt and digs locks for the Panama Canal in the cellar of the Brewster home (which then serve as graves for the aunts' victims; he thinks that they died of Yellow Fever); and a murderous brother who has received plastic surgery performed by an alcoholic accomplice, Dr. Einstein (a character based on real-life gangland surgeon Joseph Moran) to conceal his identity, and now looks like horror-film actor Boris Karloff.
Little Women, based on the famous book by Louisa May Alcott, follows the March family. The four March sisters live with their mother, facing Christmas without their father as the American Civil War is underway. The family is settled in a new neighborhood, living in genteel poverty after the father lost their money. Meg and Jo March, the elder sisters, both work outside the home for money to support the family. Meg teaches four children in a nearby family, while Jo aids her grand-aunt March, a wealthy widow whose strength is failing. Beth helps with housework, and Amy attends school. Their nearest neighbor is a wealthy man whose orphaned grandson lives with him. The sisters introduce themselves to the handsome shy boy, Laurie, who is the age of Jo. Meg is the beautiful sister; Jo is the tomboy; Beth is the musician; and Amy is the charming artist with blond curls. The story follows the sisters as they grow from children to young women, and the challenges they face through disease, heartache, and war.
The Music Man is a musical with book, music, and lyrics by Meredith Willson, based on a story by Willson and Franklin Lacey. The plot concerns con man Harold Hill, who poses as a boys' band organizer and leader and sells band instruments and uniforms to the naive Iowa townsfolk, promising to train the members of the new band. But Harold is no musician and plans to skip town without giving any music lessons. Prim librarian and piano teacher Marian sees through him, but when Harold helps her younger brother overcome his lisp and social awkwardness, Marian begins to fall in love.
Marvin's Room follows a man who had a stroke 20 years ago and is left incapacitated and bed-ridden. He has been cared for by his daughter Bessie in their Florida home, and totally ignored by his other daughter, Lee, who moved to Ohio with her husband 20 years ago and has never contacted her family. Now, however, Bessie's doctor has informed her that she has leukemia and needs a bone marrow transplant and she turns to her sister for help. Lee, in turn, turns to her son Hank, who has been committed to a mental institution for setting fire to his mother's house. This drama was adapted into an amazing film staring Diane Keaton, Meryl Streep, and Leonardo DiCaprio in 1997.
Over the River and Through the Woods is a comedy about Nick, a single, Italian-American guy from New Jersey. His parents retired and moved to Florida. That doesn't mean his family isn't still in Jersey. In fact, he sees both sets of his grandparents every Sunday for dinner. This is routine until he has to tell them that he's been offered a dream job. The job he's been waiting for—marketing executive—would take him away from his beloved, but annoying, grandparents. He tells them, and the news doesn't sit so well. Thus begins a series of schemes to keep Nick around. How could he betray his family's love to move to Seattle, for a job, wonder his grandparents? Well, Frank, Aida, Nunzio and Emma do their level best, and that includes bringing to dinner the lovely—and single—Caitlin O'Hare as bait.
- May 19, 2017 Love Letters Fundraiser May 27, 2017
- April 2017
- Mar 24, 2017 Major Musical, South Pacific, a Major Hit!
- Feb 1, 2017 Auditions set for Blithe Spirit
- October 2016
- Aug 29, 2016 Sweeney Todd opens daring show Sept. 16
- Apr 29, 2016 Director Emma Brown releases cast for Steel Magnolias
- Apr 18, 2016 All My Sons is Going to OCTAfest
- Feb 22, 2016 Into The Woods Completes Successful Run
- Jan 18, 2016 Into the Woods Company begins Work on Major Musical
- Dec 29, 2015 It's a Wonderful Life
- Oct 1, 2015 Wizard of Oz
- Aug 17, 2015 Down Memory Lane