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2011-2012 ACADEMY SEASON  - Our Fourth Year
Call 440-247-5500 x4334 to arrange an Audition
Or click here to send an audition request to the Director

   

PRODUCTION PICTURES <click here>
SWEENEY TODD
The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by Hugh Wheeler

OCTOBER 27-28-29-30  (Halloween Weekend)
Thursday 7:30
Friday (Halloween Performance) 11:00 pm
Saturday 7:30 - Sunday 2:30

Produced by special arrangement with Music Theatre International

Directed by Tom Fulton
Musical Direction by Marcia Snavely
Choir Direction by Youssef Hamid
Assistant Director - Mitchell Fields
Set and Lighting Design by Ben Needham
Costume Design by Caitlin Van Niel
Performed in the Chagrin Falls Performing Arts Center
Proscenium Stage.

 
 
 


December 9 - 10 - 11
THE GLASS MENAGERIE
by Tennessee Williams

Directed by Bernadette Clemens
In the Studio Theatre

 
 

 


January 13, 14
The Yearly SENIOR IMPROV SHOW

. . .has become a yearly favorite at the Academy.  Actors in their second year of the Ensemble take on scriptless improvisation with suggestions provided by the audience.  In addition, a number of chosen comic sketches, developed in rehearsal by the actors, are presented.

"I laughed so hard, the tears ran down my leg!!" 
(A satisfied customer - December 2010)


Directed by Mitchell Fields

 
 



 


February 17,18,19

THE CONFERENCE OF THE BIRDS
Adaptation by Peter Brook and Jean-Claude Carrière

The Conference of the Birds  is a book of poems in  Persian  by Farid ud-Din Attar of approximately 4500 lines. The poem uses a journey by a group of 30 birds, led by a hoopoe as an allegory of a Sufi sheikh or master leading his pupils to enlightenment.

A play made for the Academy Ensemble! 

Directed by Wendy Kriss.

 
 


 

March 23, 24, 25

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
By William Shakespeare

Much Ado About Nothing is a comedy written by William Shakespeare about two pairs of lovers, Benedick and Beatrice, and Claudio and Hero.

Our production was set just after World War I - a prelude to the roaring 20's!

Directed by Mitchell Fields
In the Studio Theatre

 
 


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May 4, 5, 6
THE CHERRY ORCHARD
By Anton Chekhov

This is Chekhov's last play and perhaps his most delicate and humorous.  It is an ensemble piece - a play of love and lives past by...

Directed by Tom Fulton
In the Studio Theatre

 
 

 

June 8 & 9 at 7:30
In the Performing Arts Center


SOULS OF THE VILLAGE
Chagrin Falls in the Civil War


Celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War and its impact on our own home town: Chagrin Falls.  Our boys who went to fight, our wives and parents who stayed home and sent comfort, and a small town who paid the price of the war that saved the Union.

Performed with story, song, and dance.

Directed by Julia Kolibab and Dusten Welch
Written by Julia Kolibab, Dusten Welch and Tom Fulton
Musical Direction and Selection by Marcia Snavely
Choir Direction by Youseff Hamid
Produced by Tom Fulton

In partnership with the Chagrin Falls Historical Society

 

 
 
 


 
 


May:  Senior Projects
(Eight plays, musical reviews, and original dance performances directed by Academy Seniors)


May:  Academy Awards Ceremony

June:  Theatre Trip to the Shaw Festival
           Niagara on the Lake, Ontario Canada

We saw Ragtime, Misalliance, Present Laughter, and His Girl Friday.

 



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