2015-2016 Season
including the WWTC season


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Our Novice Production of
the Don Zolidis comedy
THE ELECTION
          Directors- Elliott Fus & David Green                   Producers - Dr. Larry A Brechner  & Carol Lynn Brechner 
Assistant Director - Alex Raycroft                   Underscore Music -
                                                      

Thursday - Saturday - Sep 24-26, 2015   7pm  - $5 all Tickets
 

 

The Munster Theatre Company of Munster High School is pleased to present its first production of the season, with Don Zolidis comedy, The Election.

Produced by Larry  & Carol Lynn Brechner, this full-length, student directed production will feature Munster High School students Elliott Fus & David Green, and Alex Raycroft as Assistant Director.

 The Novice production features the talents of new freshman and sophomore actors (or juniors or seniors who have never been on stage before).

"The Election" cast

 

 

 

 

 

 

After Presley High School’s current student body president, is forced to step down due to improper conduct, Mark Davenport (Nick Heppner-Lundin) runs against Christy Martin (Kaitlyn McHale) for the acclaimed office.  Mark starts off the race far ahead of Christy Martin, an unattractive nerd who wants to get rid of all sports and force everyone in the school to become a vegetarian.

 

 

 

 

"Up the Down Staircase" cast

 

However, after mysterious donors give Christy a nearly unlimited budget, Mark has to make a deal with the shady Gary McMaster (Evan Dong) to be able to catch up with his nerdy opponent.

"The Election" cast

 

 

Also working with his slick campaign manager is Mark's friend Gary McMaster (Richard Caraher), who hires an even more attractive girlfriend, and finally learning how to give “good” speeches and win debates, Mark’s ratings start to rise again in the last week before the election. 

"The Election" cast

 

 

Kyli (Alexandra Shinkan) brings this high school election into a televised debate further creating more drama when Christy’s brutal campaign tactics and new stunning good-looks creates a whole new race.

 

 

"The Election" cast

 

 

 

 

With a supporting cast of over thirty, this comedy takes a not so serious look at the high school election process, and how fast things can change.

 

 

"The Election" cast

 

The Election will run Thursday through Saturday, September 24, 25, 26 at 7pm in the Munster Auditorium.
Tickets are $5 at the door and are available at the Auditorium Box Office on performance nights
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Our Fall Musical presentation
WORKING Pippin
WORKING logo

From the Book by 
Studs Terkel

 Adapted by
Stephen Schwartz & Nina Faso

Songs by
Susan Birkenhead, Craig Carnelia, Micki Grant,
Mary Rodgers, Stephen Schwartz, & James Taylor

Produced and Directed by                                           Musical Direction by 
   Dr. Larry A Brechner & Carol Lynn Brechner                           William Woods                    
Student Director- Camille Jancosek
  

November 19-22, 2015 at 7pm
(Nov 22  Sunday Matinee at 2pm)

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The Munster Theatre Company (the Performing Arts Department of Munster High School) is pleased to present the musical, WORKING.  


The Production and Directing Staff include:
Larry A Brechner
, Producer/Director;
William Woods
Music/Orchestra Director;
Carol Lynn Brechner
, Co-Director, Camille Jancosek, Student Director.

"WORKING" cast

 

Based on Studs Terkel’s best-selling book of the same name, featuring interviews with American workers, WORKING paints a vivid portrait of the men and women the world so often takes for granted: the laborer, the schoolteacher, the parking lot attendant, the waitress, the millworker, the mason, the trucker, the fireman, the housewife, just to name a few. WORKING is presented through a series of twenty-eight vignettes, presented both as songs and monologues that takes the audience of a unique journey through a typical workday.

"WORKING" cast

 

WORKING celebrates the hopes, dreams, joys and concerns of the average working American and the everyday lives of these “common” men and women. WORKING is a compelling and moving musical that will surprise and inspire anyone who has ever punched a time clock or worked for a living. It’s a highly original look at the American landscape that’s simply impossible to forge

 

"WORKING" cast

 
 

WORKING, will  run Thursday, November 19; Friday, November 20; Saturday, November 21 at 7pm, and Sunday, November 22 at 2pm in Munster Auditorium. Adult tickets are $7 (senior and student tickets $5).  Tickets are available at the Auditorium Box Office on performance nights.

November 20-23, 2014 7pm
(Nov 24  Sunday Matinee at 2pm)

Adult tickets are $7 (senior and student tickets $5)
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Our Winter Comedy

Too Fabulous to Fail

Produced  by                                                    Directed by 
Dr. Larry A Brechner & Carol Lynn Brechner        Camille Jancosek & Jamie McDowell
                                                                                                Assistant Director  Elliott Fus                     
                                           
February 4-6, 2016 at 7pm
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The Munster Theatre Company of Munster High School is pleased to present its winter production of the Don Zolodis comedy,
To Fabulous To Fail.

Produced by Larry A Brechner and Carol Lynn Brechner, this full-length, student-directed production will feature co-directors Camille Jancosek and Jamie McDowell.

 

"Too Fabuloous To Fail" cast

 

It's a tale as old as time: an aspiring actress from a small town in Iowa, Carly Jackson (Peyton Tinder) arrives in New York City to pursue her goal of performing on Broadway.

 

"Too Fabuloous To Fail" cast

 

 

 Arriving in The Big Apple, Carly find she is always spontaneously breaking out in song.

"Too Fabuloous To Fail" cast

 

 

Along the way, however, she somehow finds herself temping at a financial firm meeting her new best friend Anna (Ani Arzumanian).

Carly finds new friends there but also finds herself in a particular situation when she begins to fall for her boss, Spencer (Matt Nahnsen), and begins chasing after the man of her dreams.

Anna wishes that she would come back to reality and go for another temp. Anna is into Sam (James Han), another temp.

"Too Fabuloous To Fail" cast

 

The one person in Carly’s corner is the over paranoid temp Sam, but  does Sam have something to hide as well?

"Too Fabuloous To Fail" cast

 

While Carly tries more and more to have Spencer’s heart, but she gets deeper into trouble.

Doesn’t she know temps don’t date bosses?

 

With wild plot twists, peppered with her own music along the way, To Fabulous To Fail will bring a comic twist to the classic girl comes to New York story.

"Too Fabuloous To Fail" cast

 

 

Too Fabulous To Fail will run Thursday, Friday, and Saturday February 4, 5, and 6, 2016 at 7pm in the Munster Auditorium. All Tickets are $5 at the door and are available at the Auditorium Box Office on performance nights. Visit our web site at www.munaud.org  

Tickets are available at the Auditorium Box Office on performance nights.
(219) 838-2235 or by email:  MunAud Box Office

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Wilbur Wright Theatre Company
presents the Laurie Bryant Comedy

Ransom
Produced by Margaret Matanic               Directed by Chloe Jancosek
     Assistant Directors - Ally Shinkan & Kalie Miles

February 18, 19, 20, 2016 at 7pm
 

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Our Spring Musical
Fiddler on the Roof
Fiddler on the Roof
Rodgers & Hammerstein's

CINDERELLA
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      Produced and Directed by                                     Musical Direction by
Dr. Larry A Brechner  & Carol Lynn Brechner                        William Woods             

Student Choreographer/Lane Terrye O'Dea

May 5-7, 2016 7pm 
(2pm on Sunday, May 8)

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The timeless enchantment of a magical fairy tale is reborn with the Rodgers & Hammerstein hallmarks of originality, charm and elegance. Cinderella was one of their last collaborations together prior to Oscar Hammerstein’s death, and their first written directly for the then new medium of television. They sought to humanize the tale by making the Godmother a real person who just happens to do magic, and have a more familial relationship between the King, Queen and Prince.

Originally presented live on CBS television on March 31, 1957 starring Julie Andrews, and featuring Howard Lindsey as the King, Kaye Ballard and Alice Ghostley as the stepsisters. The live broadcast was the most widely viewed program in the history of the medium at that time with over 107 million viewers.

With color television coming into common use, CBS remade Cinderella in 1965 starring a seventeen-year-old Lesley Ann Warren. The song “Loneliness of the Evening” (originally written but not used for South Pacific) was added for the Prince, played by General Hospital’s Stuart Damon (Dr. Alan Quartermaine). The all-star cast featured Ginger Rogers, Walter Pidgeon, Celeste Holm, Jo Ann Fleet, and Pat Carroll was no less successful in transporting a new generation to the miraculous kingdom of where dreams really do come true.

Disney/ABC commissioned a second remake in 1997 for television, starring Brandy as Cinderella, Whitney Houston as her Godmother, Bernadette Peters as the Stepmother, Victor Garber and Whoopi Goldberg as the King & Queen, Jason Alexander as the Herald, and Paolo Montalban as the Prince. This production also added songs for Peters and Houston, and reworked the 40-year-old script.  An updated version with a new adaptation of Hammerstein’s book by Douglas Carter Beane ran on Broadway for two years from 2013-2015

 

 

 

CINDERELLA will run Thursday, May 5;  Friday, May 6; Saturday, May 7 at 7pm, and Sunday, May 8 at 2pm in Munster Auditorium. Tickets are $7 (senior and student tickets are $5). Tickets are available at the Auditorium Box Office on performance nights.  (219) 838-2235, by email at  
MunAud Box Office   (
apkinser@munaud.org)

 

May 5-8, 2015 at 7pm 
(2pm on Sunday, May 8)

Adult tickets are $7
(senior and student tickets $5)

 

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