2018 Season Announcement

November 18, 2017

 

Since 1974 Starlighters II Theatre has brought quality live theatre to Jones County. Today we are very excited to announce the lineup for our 2018 season. As always, we strive to bring a mix of plays and musicals, dramas and comedies. We hope that you will join us this year for all of the excellent productions that we have to offer. Flex passes are available now online and at the box office. These make excellent holiday gifts for friends and family!

 

 

The Kitchen Witches

By Caroline Smith

 

Winner of the 2005 Samuel French Canadian Playwrights Contest! This hilarious comedy follows Isobel Lomax and Dolly Biddle as they attempt to host a local access cooking show together, despite the fact that they've been rivals since high school. The insults—and food!—will fly as these two create a hit show that combines the best elements of Martha Stewart and Jerry Springer.

 

Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French.

 

Auditions: Jan. 29, 30, 31

Performances: April 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15

 

 

The Miss Firecracker Contest

by Beth Henley

 

From Pulitzer Prize winner Beth Henley (Crimes of the Heart), our summer play tells the story of a small town beauty queen trying to save her tarnished reputation and leave town in a blaze of glory by winning the Miss Firecracker Contest. When her beautiful cousin and estranged older brother return to town, situations become more complicated in this dramatic comedy. Join this eclectic cast of characters as they attempt to escape their pasts and find acceptance.

 

Produced by special arrangement with Dramatist Play Service, Inc.

 

Audition Dates: April 16, 17, 18

Performance Dates: June 22, 23, 24, 29, 30, July 1

 

 

On Golden Pond

By Ernest Thompson

 

Perennial favorite On Golden Pond is a celebration of love, family, and hope. This moving play explores the relationship of Norman and Ethel Thaylor as they return to their summer cabin and receive a visit from their adult daughter. When she drops off her fiance's thirteen year old son, the older couple begins to bond with him and explore what their marriage means to them in their twilight years.

 

Produced by special arrangement with Dramatist Play Service, Inc.

 

Auditions: July 30, 31, Aug. 1

Performances: Sept. 28, 29, 30, Oct. 5, 6, 7

 

 

She Loves Me

Book by Joe Masteroff, Music by Jerry Bock, Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick

Based on a play by Miklos Laszlo

 

Georg and Amalia are two coworkers who can't seem to stand each other, despite the fact that they've unwittingly fallen in love through a lonely hearts club. As the two exchange letters, the identity of their pen pals eventual becomes known, with plenty of twists and turns along the way! Based on the same source material as the movie You've Got Mail and recently produced on Broadway by Roundabout Theatre.

 

Produced by special arrangement with Musical Theatre International.

 

Auditions: Sept. 17, 18, 19

Performances: Nov. 30, December 1, 2, 7, 8, 9

 

 

Buy your flex pass today!

Individual tickets on sale February 1, 2018.

 

 

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