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Valentine Concert PDF Print E-mail

Valentine Concert Cast Some of our amazingly talented Pulse Opera House musicianshelped to kick off our 2006 season with a lover's tribute to popmusic and show tunes. Included in the evening's talent was long time veteran Barry Jamison who has was most recently seen in A Grand Night for Singing. Barry also graced us with musical renditions on his clarinet. Eileen Dye joined us again as accompanist and performed two beautiful pieces on the piano. Eileen last accompanied our production of Once Upon a Mattress. Lani Christiansen who was last seen in a non-singing role in Scapino wowed us with some contemporary ballads. Her sister, Kira Christiansen, also serenaded us with her beautiful soprano voice. Kira has been away from us for awhile while studying at Ball State University. Kira was last seen in Little Shop of Horrors. One of Huntington County's most famous sopranos, Jana Henley Baker wowed us with her powerful performance. Jana, a veteran of many of our musicals, was last seen in our international production of The Fantasticks. Joining us as a singer for the first time is Josh Britain. Josh was last seen in our production of A Midsummer Night's Dream and is currently attending Indiana University-Indianapolis. Rounding out the evening was our Master of Ceremonies, Scott Nedberg last seen in our 2005 production of The Foreigner.

Click here to view photos of the participants at the Pulse Opera House Flickr page 

 
The Mousetrap PDF Print E-mail
The Mousetrap
The Mousetrap
By Agatha ChristieDirected by Cynthia Smyth-WartzokTechnical Direction by Ron WartzokOn a snowy afternoon in 1952, five travelers meet at Monkswell Manor. As the snow cuts off all access to the outside world, someone cuts the phone line. There are radio reports of a murder with no word as to where the murderer is hiding. Could there be a murderer on the loose at Monkswell Manor? This classic Agatha Christie murder mystery is the longest running show in the world. Opening on November 25, 1952 at the Ambassadors Theatre in London, it is still running after more than 20,000 performances. The original Mousetrap was a 30 minute radio play, The Three Blind Mice, which was presented in honor of Queen Mary's 80th birthday. Christie based a short story on the radio play and eventually the short story became The Mousetrap. It was stipulated that the story not be published as a book as long as it was running as a play. It has still not been published in the United Kingdom. Agatha Christie has said of the play, "It's not really frightening. It's not really horrible. It's not really a farce. But it has a little of all of these things and perhaps that satisfies a lot of people."Runs: May 12 to 27, 2006Dates: May12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, and 27Time: 8:00 P.M., Box Office & Theatre open at 7:30 P.M.Click here to view photos from the production at the Pulse Opera House Flickr page
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Wild Oats PDF Print E-mail
Wild Oats
By James McClureFrom a play by John O'KeeffeDirected by Cynthia Smyth-WartzokTechnical Direction by Ron WartzokYou will not want to miss this rollicking comedy of the Old West! Adapted by James McClure from a restoration comedy by John O'Keeffe, this hysterically funny play combines the elements of comedy, melodrama and farce for some knee slapping fun. the show is filled with a colorful cast of characters including outlaws, cavalry, an Irish Indian, ham actors, cowhands, farmers, saloon girls, villains and a dancing bear. A couple of traveling actor's descent upon a dusty desert town brings romance and mayhem among its inhabitants. Hold on to your seats you are in for a wild ride! Yee Haw! Runs: July 14-29, 2006Dates: July 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, and 29Time: 8:00 P.M., Box Office & Theatre open at 7:30 P.M.Click here to view photos from the production at the Pulse Opera House Flickr page
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Frumpled Fairy Tales PDF Print E-mail

Children's Theatre by William Springer
Directed by Linda Willard & John Myers
Assisted by Julie Turney
Technical Direction by Ron Wartzok 

William Springer has written a fun packed piece of children's theatre with three seperate fairy tales from the Brothers Grimm. In "Rumpelstiltskin" all the characters and more are there including the little man himself. The Miller's Daughter must guess the mysterious little man's name or her life will be turned upside down. "Rapunzel" is the story of the golden locked damsel who lives in distress in a high tower. Imprisoned by a comical witch, she is rescued by a handsome prince. Finally the story of "Little Red Riding Hood" has the innocent Little Red escaping the long winded lectures of her mother to visit her ailing grandmother. On the way she meets up with a "cool" wolf who would like "Littel Red" to join him for dinner, her grandmother is the appetizer.

Tickets are $5.00

Runs March 30 to April 1
Dates: March 30, 21, and April 1
Time: 8:00 P.M.,

Box Office & Theatre open at 7:30 P.M.

Click here to view photos from the production at the Pulse Opera House Fickr page.

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A Christmas Carol PDF Print E-mail

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Bob Barnes as the Ghost of Christmas Present & David Scribner as Scrooge
By Charles Dickens
Adapted for the stage by Michael Paller

Directed by Cynthia Smyth-Wartzok
Technical Direction by Ron Wartzok

The playwright Michael Paller has constructed a marvelous rendition of the classic christmas tale by Charles Dickens. The action takes place in Dickens own home on Christmas Eve, 1843. A group of guests have gathered for a festive holiday party and encourage Mr. Dickens to tell them a story. Charles Dickens then proceeds to unfold the redemptive tale using himself and his guests as characters in the story. This entertaining adapation includes a cast of 10 playing over 40 roles.

Auditions: September 18

Runs: November 24 to December 9
Dates: November 24, 25, 30 & December 1, 2, 7, 8, 9
Time: 8:00 P.M., Box Office & Theatre open at 7:30 P.M.

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New Playwright Readings PDF Print E-mail
ImageJoin us for an evening of readings from plays in progress. This seasons offerings include Last Stop Before Home by Denise Buhr, Reciprocity by Christopher Hoover, Thunder of Heaven by Kayleen Reusser, The Bickerton Players Syndrome by Darren Turney, 8 Magic Steps to a Successful Business by Steve Weber and Love on the Line by Katey Wilks. Dates: September 29 & 30 Time: 8:00 P.M., Box Office & Theatre open at 7:30 P.M. 
 
See How They Run PDF Print E-mail

A Farce by Philip KingThe Cast
Directed by Cynthia Smyth-Wartzok
Technical Direction by Ron Wartzok

This British farce is an all-time favorite with audiences around the world. At the Merton-cum-Middlewick vicarage chaos is about to ensue. A former American actress married to an English vicar meets up with an old colleague. Add in her uncle the bishop, another vicar, an escaped prisoner, a ditsy maid, a busybody parishoner and a local constable and you have a formula for madness and mayhem. This hysterical comedy is filled with mistaken identities, curious plot twists and quirky characters.

Tickets are $12.00 for adults & $5.00 for children 12 and under

Runs September 8 to 23, 2006
Dates: September 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 21, 22 & 23

Time: 8:00 P.M., Box Office & Theatre open at 7:30 P.M.

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