Our lives would be pretty dull without imagination. It’s imagination that fills in the blanks and paints the pictures in our minds when reading a book. It’s imagination that spurs us towards creating wonderful memories, a piece of art, or working towards that goal. Imagining what “could be” is the best elixir on the planet.
Imagination is the core of everything that happens at The Stage Door. From the printed words in the script to the closing curtain of every show, the imaginations of the playwright, director, set designer, costumer, actors, and technicians all combine to make memorable experiences for the audience.
And 2014 is the year for you to imagine the possibilities and join those who already enjoy the accomplishments of this wonderful community theater, located in the historic YMAC building at 601 Oak Avenue in Yukon.
Imagine murder and mayhem in Agatha Christie’s “Witness for the Prosecution.” Agatha Christie’s most celebrated courtroom drama – Leonard Vole stands trial for the murder of his beneficiary, and even though his wife can prove his innocence, she takes the stand and denies his alibi. Can he escape the hangman’s noose??? Ms. Christie keeps you guessing the entire time and promises you a big surprise ending!!
Imagine the spirit of Christmas in “Miracle on 34th Street” by Valentine Davies. By chance, Kris Kringle, an old man in a retirement home, gets a job working as Santa for Macy’s. Kris unleashes waves of good will with Macy’s customers by referring parents to other stores to find exactly the toy their child has asked for. Seen as deluded and dangerous by Macy’s counselor, he ends up in a court competency hearing. A must-see, heart-warming holiday treat.
Imagine the joys of living with your wife and dead wife in “Blithe Spirit.” This smash comedy hit by Noel Coward offers up fussy, cantankerous novelist Charles Condomine, remarried but haunted (literally) by the ghost of his late first wife, the clever and insistent Elvira. As the worldly and unworldly personalities clash, Charles is left trying to explain to his current wife to whom he is speaking when there Is no one else in the room and why his behavior has gotten so erratic. A completely enjoyable comedy for every couple.
Imagine combining horror and comedy In “Wrong Window.” Playwrights Van Zandt and Milmore pay tribute to the Master of Horror, Alfred Hitchcock, with this comedy whodunit. An off-and-on New York couple enter an even more complicated phase of their relationship when they think they spy their across-the-courtyard neighbor murder his wife. The bumbling witnesses sneak into their neighbor’s apartment – 39 steps away – and the fun begins. If you’re a fan of “Rear Window” on screen, you’ll award “Wrong window” on stage a perfect 10!!
And finally, imagine the Wisconsin frontier in “Caddie Woodlawn.” Carol Ryrie Brink’s award-winning novel “Caddie Woodlawn,” is brought to exuberant life as a musical. Caddie (the high-spirited Wisconsin pioneer girl beloved by generations of readers) leads her willing siblings in a series of thrilling adventures, not always with the approval of her traditional Bostonian mother. Her father, however, encourages her antics, that she might thrive amidst the new, tougher ways of the West. In a dramatic climax, Caddie single-handedly diffuses a potentially deadly clash between the terrified settlers and the local Dakota tribe. Through it all, the sacredness of family and tradition is powerfully dramatized.
Season tickets are now on sale for just $40.00 apiece. Season tickets may be purchased by visiting the theater’s website at www.stagedooryukon.com or by calling the theater at 265-1590 (leave a message). The Stage Door is proud to announce that TicketStorm of OKC is now the on-line ticketing agent. The theatre is confident that the people here will be more than helpful with all of your ticketing needs.
So, imagine the possibilities at The Stage Door this season. Imagine murder, Christmas Spirit, a haunting, comedic mayhem, and Americana. Where else can you discover so much for so little?