Dragonfly Performing Arts Announces 2009-2010 Season & Auditions

Posted July 13, 2009

Dragonfly Performing Arts DragonFly Performing Arts brings the enrichment of the performing arts to the community of Greene County.

Auditions for Dragonfly Performing Arts’ upcoming 5 show season will be held at 473 Main Street, Cairo NY on August 29-30 from 12:00pm to 6:00pm each day. Callbacks will be scheduled as required. Please prepare a 5-minute monologue for your audition. For more information call 518-731-3340 or visit our website at www.DragonFlyPerformingArts.com.

The 2009-2010 season is as follows:

Haunted Lives
by John Pielmeier
October 30, 31, and November 1

Haunted Lives is three studies in the eerie and the sinister. It explores the spine‐tingling possibilities of storytelling on stage. Written by the author of the enormously successful “Agnes of God.”

A Christmas Carol
by John Jakes
December 4-6

This “A Christmas Carol” goes beyond other adaptations. At the opening curtain, Charles Dickens himself is introduced to the audience, ready to present one of the famed readings of his stories. The story unfolds behind him, and soon Dickens is weaving in and out of the action, observing, and performing small roles.

The Glass Menagerie
by Tennessee Williams
February 19-21

A classic by Tennessee Williams, Amanda is a faded, tragic remnant of Southern gentility who lives with her son, Tom, and her daughter, Laura. Amanda strives to give meaning and direction to her life and the lives of her children, though her methods are ineffective and irritating. Jim, the Gentleman Caller, is a nice ordinary fellow who is at once pounced upon by Amanda as a possible husband for Laura.

Noise Off
by Michael Frayn
April 23-25

A modern farce, Noises Off plays on the concept of a play within a play, in this case showing onstage and backstage throughout the show. Act One shows a dress rehearsal with the cast still fumbling. Act Two shows a Wednesday matinee performance, as seen from backstage, revealing a comic view of the deteriorating personal relationships among the cast that have led to offstage shenanigans and onstage bedlam. In Act Three, we see a performance near the end of the run, when personal friction has continued to increase and actors attempt to cover up a series of mishaps but only compound the problems and adding to the humor.

The Phantom Tollbooth
by Susan Nanus
based on the book by Norton Juster
June 18-20

The Phantom Tollbooth is a musical adventure and a modern fairy tale. It tells the story of a bored young boy named Milo who unexpectedly receives a magic tollbooth one afternoon and drives through it. He finds himself in the Kingdom of Wisdom. There he accepts a quest to rescue the princesses of the kingdom, acquires two faithful companions, and has many adventures. The Phantom Tollbooth is full of puns, and many fantastical characters.

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