The Davis Musical Theater Company performances of "Gypsy", auditions for "The Drowsy Chaperone", and all rehearsals will take place at University Covenant Church, located at 315 Mace Blvd, Davis, 95618, through November 30th, 2019.
Due to an unforeseen structural issue in another part of the building, the entire building which houses the theater cannot be accessed until repairs are completed.
We will not be charging for perfomances of Gypsy. The production will be fully performed as if at the theater, but there will be an absence of costumes, sets, and likely limited props. We will be able to offer concessions other than alcoholic beverages. Gypsy will run from November 1st, 2019, through November 24th, 2019 on Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00pm, and Sunday matiness at 2:00pm.
The Drowsy Chaperone auditions will be held November 3-4, 2019 at 7:30pm, with callbacks on November 5th at 7:30pm.
We are thankful to the University Covenant Church, their pastors and ministry directors, their elders and management team, their staff, and their congregation for allowing us to use their facility to continue our mission of providing musical theater productions for the people of this region.
This show is presented at no charge as it is a limited production due to our situation of an emergency venue change
Speculated by many to be the greatest of all American musicals, Gypsy tells the story of the dreams and efforts of one hungry, powerhouse of a woman, Mama Rose, to get her two daughters into show business. Gypsy is loosely based on the 1957 memoir of famous Burlesque artist Gypsy Rose Lee, The memoir and the musical focus on the story of Gypsy Rose Lee’s mother, Rose, and earned Rose a place in the theatrical and literary canon as the quintessential, archetypal “Stage Mother.” The musical features songs that have become standards of the musical theatre canon, including “Some People,” “Let Me Entertain You,” “Rose’s Turn,” and the show-stopping, “Everything’s Coming Up Roses”. Gypsy is famous for helping launch lyricist Stephen Sondheim’s career, and features a book by Arthur Laurents that is widely considered to be one of the classic examples of a traditional “book musical.”
Celebrate the wackiness in every family with our best-selling Broadway musical adapted for middle school-age performers! Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family whom her parents have never met. She confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he’s never done before– keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s “normal” boyfriend and his parents.
Our Annual New Years Eve Gala! Gala preview of THE DROWSY CHAPERONE, followed by a full catered buffet dinner (Appitizers,Rolls & Butter,Salad,Chicken Marsal, Tri Tip carving station,Hot vegetables, Mashed potatoes & Gravy,Vegetarian Pasta, Dessert, Champagne, Sparkling Cider, Coffee, Tea, Lemonade) Dancing to a Live DJ, party favors. $50 per person (seating is limited, plus a $2 per ticket facility fee).
The Drowsy Chaperone is a lavish 1920s musical with vaudeville gags and Charlestons galore! Robert Martin is set to marry Janet van de Graaf, a young Broadway starlet giving up performing. But between Janet's inebriated Chaperone, the oblivious hostess Mrs. Tottendale, the egomaniacal lothario Adolpho, and Janet's scheming producer, Feldzieg, there are more than enough hijinks to go around! Of course, that's not the musical we're putting on. Instead, prepare for The Drowsy Chaperone, which tells of the eccentric and melancholy Man In Chair, who puts on a record of his favorite musical, The Drowsy Chaperone, and imagines the show springing to life in his apartment. Through his eyes, we learn why some of the gags performed have been distorted by historical context, how some of the characters we're seeing are products of questionable acting talent, and what the truth is behind the darkness that haunts the Man in Chair.
With the houselights down, a man in a chair appears on stage and puts on his favorite record: the cast recording of a fictitious 1928 musical. The recording comes to life and The Drowsy Chaperone begins as the man in the chair looks on. Mix in two lovers on the eve of their wedding, a bumbling best man, a desperate theatre producer, a not-so-bright hostess, two gangsters posing as pastry chefs, a misguided Don Juan and an intoxicated chaperone, and you have the ingredients for an evening of madcap delight.
LERNER & LOEWE'S Camelot brings the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table to life with an extraordinary score and a story that poignantly dramatizes the human conflict at the heart of this classic tale. Based on T.H. White’s novel, The Once and Future King, Camelot tells the story of Arthur, a young squire who becomes King after extracting the sword Excalibur from its legendary rock. Camelot opens in the midst of the battle that destroyed King Arthur’s kingdom, and goes back to tell the story of how the battle came to be. The musical follows Arthur from a young, ambitious, idealistic King who dreams of creating a just society to the despairing king bearing witness to his dream’s demise. Arthur’s dream is inspired by his vivacious Queen Guenevere. Together, they create a kingdom where might works at the service of right and the King serves at a round table with no head — a symbol of collaboration and unity. But just as this utopian vision starts to become reality, everything begins to unravel. When Guenevere falls in love with Arthur’s most celebrated, beloved, and loyal knight, Lancelot, they begin a romance as doomed as it is passionate. Their troubles are compounded when Arthur’s illegitimate son, Mordred, arrives on the scene. In a world of human realities, can Camelot achieve the utopia of which Arthur dreams?
From the creators of the record-breaking Broadway sensation, The Producers, comes this monster new musical comedy. The comedy genius, Mel Brooks, adapts his legendarily funny film into a brilliant stage creation – Young Frankenstein!
Grandson of the infamous Victor Frankenstein, Frederick Frankenstein (pronounced "Fronk-en-steen") inherits his family's estate in Transylvania. With the help of a hunchbacked sidekick, Igor (pronounced "Eye-gore"), and a leggy lab assistant, Inga (pronounced normally), Frederick finds himself in the mad scientist shoes of his ancestors. "It's alive!" he exclaims as he brings to life a creature to rival his grandfather's. Eventually, of course, the monster escapes and hilarity continuously abounds.
Every bit as relevant to audience members who will remember the original as it will be to newcomers, Young Frankenstein has all the of panache of the screen sensation with a little extra theatrical flair added. It will surely be the perfect opportunity for a production company to showcase an array of talents. With such memorable tunes as "The Transylvania Mania," "He Vas My Boyfriend" and "Puttin' on the Ritz," Young Frankenstein is scientifically proven, monstrously good entertainment.
The sinking of the Titanic in the early hours of April 15, 1912, remains the quintessential disaster of the twentieth century. A total of 1,517 souls—men, women and children—lost their lives (only 711 survived). The fact that the finest, largest, strongest ship in the world—called, in fact, the “unsinkable” ship—should have been lost during its maiden voyage is so incredible that, had it not actually happened, no author would have dared to contrive it.
But the catastrophe had social ramifications that went far beyond that night’s events. For the first time since the beginning of the industrial revolution early in the 19th Century, bigger, faster and stronger did not prove automatically to be better. Suddenly the very essence of “progress” had to be questioned; might the advancement of technology not always be progress?
Nor was this the only question arising from the disaster. The accommodations of the ship, divided into 1st, 2nd and 3rd Classes, mirrored almost exactly the class structure (upper, middle and lower) of the English-speaking world. But when the wide discrepancy between the number of survivors from each of the ship’s classes was revealed—all but two of the women in 1st Class were saved while 155 women and children from 2nd and 3rd (mostly 3rd) drowned—there was a new, long-overdue scrutiny of the prevailing social system and its values.
It is not an exaggeration to state that the 19th Century, with its social stricture, its extravagant codes of honor and sacrifice, and its unswerving belief that God favored the rich, ended that night.
The musical play TITANIC examines the causes, the conditions and the characters involved in this ever-fascinating drama. This is the factual story of that ship—of her officers, crew and passengers, to be sure—but she will not, as has happened so many times before, serve as merely the background against which fictional, melodramatic narratives are recounted. The central character of our TITANIC is the Titanic herself.
The winner of 5 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, this incredibly moving show will leave you breathless.
(Note: This is NOT a musical of the 1997 movie by James Cameron)
There will be NO Performance on Saturday, July 4, 2020