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The 2012 Season

The Odd Couple

The Odd Couple(comedy, PG–13)
Written by Neil Simon
Directed by Abigail Leffler

This hilarious, classic comedy begins with the divorced Oscar Madison playing cards with a group of guys in his apartment. Judging by the mess, it's no surprise that his wife left him. Arriving late is Felix Unger, who is recently divorced, depressed, and seemingly suicidal. When the unlikely pair becomes roommates, the Odd Couple is born, and neither of their lives will ever be the same.

Evenings: January 13, 14, 20, 21 @ 8 pm
Matinees: January 15, 22 @ 2 pm
Admission: Advance $17,  Door $19,  Students and active duty military $10 with photo ID

Driving Miss Daisy

Driving Miss Daisy(drama, Black History Month)
Written by Alfred Uhry
Directed by Don Sargent

Set in the Deep South in the year 1948, just shy of the Civil Rights Movement, we meet Daisy Werthan, a wealthy Jewish widow with a sharp tongue, at the ripe age of 72. She has recently been informed by her son that, because of her poor driving, she must be driven by a chauffeur, a kindly black man named Hoke. Miss Daisy originally treats Hoke with contempt, and Hoke is offended by her obvious prejudice. However, over a span of 25 years, Hoke breaks down Miss Daisy's tough exterior, and the two become very close. As Hoke has his last visit with Miss Daisy, now 97 and confined to a nursing home, the pair realizes that they were a better match than anyone would have thought or dared to propose at the time.

Evenings: February 10, 11, 17, 18 @ 8 pm
Matinees: February 12 @ 2 pm
Admission: Advance $14,  Door $16,  Students and active duty military $10 with photo ID

Disney's The Jungle Book Kids

Disney's The Jungle Book Kids(musical, StageHANDS)
Music and Lyrics by Richard M. Sherman, Robert B. Sherman and Terry Gilkyson
  Based on the novel The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling

Directed by Krissy Boccia

The jungle is filled with jazz in this wild Disney classic based on the beloved film. Featuring popular songs such as "The Bare Necessities" and "I Wanna Be Like You", this exciting show with its colorful characters and swingin' rhythm is sure to capture the hearts of all ages.

Evenings: March 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24 @ 7 pm
Matinees: March 11, 18 @ 2 pm
Admission: Advance $14,  Door $16,  Students and active duty military $10 with photo ID

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels(musical comedy, PG–13)
Book by Jeffery Land, Music and Lyrics by David Yazbeck
  Based on the film Dirty Rotten Scoundrels by Dale Launer, Stanly Shapiro and Paul Henning

Directed by Keith Boyd
Special Collaboration with RiverTowne Ballroom

Based on the 1988 film, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels opens on the cool, cosmopolitan Lawrence Jameson and the more humble Freddy Benson, both living on the French Riviera. Little known to the many wealthy tourists, they are conmen who make their living swindling money out of rich women. After an unsuccessful attempt at being partners, the two decide that the Riviera is not big enough for the both of them, beginning a competition to see who can elicit $50,000 from a visiting heiress, with the loser forced to leave.

Evenings: May 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19 @ 8 pm
Matinees: May 6, 13 @ 2 pm
Admission: Advance $17,  Door $19,  Students and active duty military $10 with photo ID

Youth Theatre Workshop
  June 11 – 22, 2012

Registration begins in February. The two-week theatre workshop culminates in a production by workshop members.

Performances: June 22 @ 7 pm, June 23 @ 2 pm

Little Women

Little Women(drama, Saax Bradbury Players)
Adapted by Marisha Chamberlain
Directed by Jordan Daughety

This version of Little Women is an updated and contemporary portrayal of the classic tale of self-discovery and sisterhood. The March sisters struggle to maintain the house and family while the father is away during the Iraq/Afghanistan War. This drama is exquisitely adapted from the time-honored Louisa May Alcott novel and explores the sibling rivalry and trials of adolescence of four sisters, passionate Jo, caring Meg, meek Beth and the yougest and pampered Amy.

Evenings: July 13, 14, 20, 21 @ 8 pm
Matinees: July 15 @ 2 pm
Admission: Advance $14,  Door $16,  Students and active duty military $10 with photo ID

The Rainmaker

The Rainmaker(drama, PG–13)
Written by N. Richard Nash
Directed by Bill Hand

Set in the West during a horrific drought, The Rainmaker focuses on a girl whose family is equally worried about her lack of suitors as they are about the lack of rain. The family tries multiple schemes to marry their plain daughter off, but to no avail. That is, unitl a man who claims to be a "rainmaker" arrives. Intrigued by his melodic tones and theatrical speech, the family pays him $100 if he will create rain. The rainmaker uses his skills to woo the young girl, teaching her that she has had an inner beauty all along, and with the rain also arrives love.

Evenings: September 14, 15, 21, 22 @ 8 pm
Matinees: September 16, 23 @ 2 pm
Admission: Advance $17,  Door $19,  Students and active duty military $10 with photo ID


Dreamgirls(musical, PG–13)
Book and Lyrics by Tom Eyer, Music by Henry Krieger
Directed by Aaron Williams

In this musical set in the fabulous sixties, we follow the Dreamettes, an all-girl singing group that dreams of stardom. But when the talented lead singer, Effie, is replaced by the less talented, but more attractive back-up singer Deena, the girls' friendship, future, and dreams are at stake. Featuring songs such as "Family" and (And I'm Telling You) "I'm Not Going", this musical will leave you dazzled.

Evenings: November 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17 @ 8 pm
Matinees: November 4, 11 @ 2 pm
Admission: Advance $17,  Door $19,  Students and active duty military $10 with photo ID

The Nutcracker Ballet 2012

The Nutcracker Ballet 2012
Presented by Down East Dance

Be greeted by Christmas Carolers as you enter the Historic Athens Theatre to enjoy this year's ballet production presented as a bedtime story for Marie, as told by her Mother. Join in the magical adventure that includes a grand Christmas party, twirling snowflakes, a nutcracker soldier, life-size mouse queen, and a journey to the Land of the Sweets with its beautiful Sugar Plum Fairy and its Waltzing Flowers.

Evenings: November 30, December 1, 7, 8 @ 8 pm
Matinees: December 1, 2, 8, 9 @ 2 pm
Admission: Adults $12,  Youth (12 and under) $10

NBCT reserves the right to change the schedule.

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