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Summer 2014

Summer Auditions will be held on February 21st with Callback on the s22nd.

The Cougar Theatre Company:

Disney's Peter Pan JR.

Music and Lyrics by  Sammy Cahn and Sammy Fain and Michael Tumes and Xavier Atencio and George Bruns and Jack Lawrence and Frank Churchill and Winston Hibler and Ted Sears and Oliver Wallace and Ray Kelley  
Music Adapted and Arranged and Additional Lyrics by  Eric Svejcar  
Book and Additional Lyrics by  David Zellnik  
Based on the play by J.M. Barrie and the 1953 Disney film

Wendy Darling loves to tell stories to her brothers, Michael and John. But when her father announces she must move out of the nursery, Peter Pan comes to visit the children and whisks them away to Never Land. Their adventure introduces them to the Lost Boys, Mermaids, Indians and even the infamous pirate, Captain Hook!  Based on the Disney film and J.M. Barrie's enchanting play, Disney's Peter Pan JR. is a modern version of the timeless tale about a boy who wouldn't grow up with no flying required! The score includes new arrangements of classic Disney songs, such as "Following the Leader," "You Can Fly," "The Second Star to the Right" and "Yo Ho, A Pirate's Life for Me." 

Directed by Leslie Van Leishout

Metcalf Theater

June 19 – 21 at 7:00 PM

June 21 at 2:00 PM


Summer Showbiz:

Little Shop Of Horrors

Book by  Howard Ashman
Music by  Alan Menken  
Lyrics by  Howard Ashman  
Based on the film by Roger Corman, screenplay by Charles Griffith

A down-and out skid row floral assistant becomes an overnight sensation when he discovers an exotic plant with a mysterious craving for fresh blood. Soon "Audrey II" grows into an ill-tempered, foul-mouthed, R&B-singing carnivore who offers him fame and fortune in exchange for feeding its growing appetite, finally revealing itself to be an alien creature poised for global domination!  One of the longest-running Off-Broadway shows of all time, this affectionate spoof of 1950s sci-fi movies has become a household name, thanks to a highly successful film version and a score by the songwriting team of Howard Ashman and Alan Menken, who redefined the animated musical film with Disney's The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast and Aladdin. Charming, tuneful and hilarious, with tongue firmly planted in cheek, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS never fails to entertain.


Directed by Wendy Greenwood

Dunham Hall Theater

June 25 – 28 at 7:30 PM

June 29 at 2:00 PM

The Wizard of Oz

By L. Frank Baum
Adapted by Frank Gabrielson
With Music and Lyrics of the MGM motion pictures score by Harold Arlen and E. Y. Harburg
Background Music by Herbert Stothart


Little Dorothy Gale of Kansas, like so many girls her age, dreams of what lies over the rainbow. One day a twister hits her farm and carries her away over the rainbow to another world. Chock full of memorable songs and moments, come join Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tinman, the Cowardly Lion and Toto as they travel the universe of Dorothy's imagination. Put a smile on everyone's face with the timeless classic, THE WIZARD OF OZ!


Directed by Peter Cocuzza

Dunham Hall Theater

July 16 – 19 at 7:30 PM

July 19 & 20 at 2:00 PM

Box Office Information

Phone: 618 650-2774

Complimentary tickets for SIUE students

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