The slate of productions for Buck Creek Players for the upcoming season includes musicals, a comedic thriller and a holiday visit with Scrooge.
Buck Creek Players 2015-16 Season
CLIFFHANGER – September 26-October 4
a comedic thriller by James Yaffe
Directed by BERNARD WURGER
Mingling suspense and humor, this ingeniously plotted thriller follows all the unexpected twists and turns that result when a seemingly mild-mannered professor of philosophy is driven to apparent murder to protect his reputation & career. After all, he and his wife deserve a shot at a happiness in their golden years of life. Don’t they?
SCROOGE! THE MUSICAL – December 4-20
a holiday musical by Leslie Bricusse
based on the 1970 film starring Albert Finney
Directed by WILLIAM COOPER
Celebrate the holidays with this charming musical extravaganza. Miserly Ebenezer Scrooge’s “Bah! Humbug!” opinion of Christmas grates on everyone around him. But when Scrooge is visited by the ghost of his former partner and three Christmas spirits, he gets a second shot at life — just in time for Christmas Day! There’s something for everyone in this musical Yuletide treat.
Georgeanna Teipen in
THE PROPERTY KNOWN AS GARLAND -January 22-31, 2016
a portrait of a legend by Billy Van Zandt
Directed by D. SCOTT ROBINSON
Her talent is legendary. Her true story more electrifying than you might ever imagine. She is Judy Garland. Indianapolis favorite Georgeanna Teipen stars in this backstage account of Judy’s final concert appearance. With her wicked wit, Judy dishes the dirt on her M-G-M co-stars, her husbands, and more…taking us down the yellow brick road of her incredible life where she had a shot at stardom and took it!
DOG SEES GOD: CONFESSIONS OF A TEENAGE BLOCKHEAD -March 18-26, 2016
an unauthorized parody by Bert V. Royal
Directed by BRADLEY S. KIEPER
When CB’s dog dies from rabies, he begins to question the existence of an afterlife. His best friend is too burnt out to provide any coherent speculation; his sister has gone goth; his ex-girlfriend has been institutionalized; and his other friends are too inebriated to give him any sort of solace. But a chance meeting with an artistic kid offers CB a peace of mind and sets in motion a friendship that will push teen angst to the very limits. In this unauthorized parody, CB takes a shot at understanding the meaning of life.
ASSASSINS -May 27-June 12, 2016
a killer musical by Stephen Sondheim & John Weidman
Directed by D. SCOTT ROBINSON
Musical Directed by MATTHEW K. TIPPEL
Bold, original, disturbing, and alarmingly funny, ASSASSINS lays bare the lives of nine individuals who assassinated or tried to assassinate the President of the United States, in a historical “revusical” that explores the dark side of the American experience. From John Wilkes Booth to Lee Harvey Oswald, writers Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman bend the rules of time and space, taking us on a nightmarish roller coaster ride in which assassins from different historical periods meet, interact, and inspire each other to harrowing acts as they take a shot at the American Dream.
BUGSY MALONE JR. -July 29-August 7, 2016
a Playhouse Players Youth Production
by Paul Williams & Alan Parker
Directed by KELSEE B. HANKINS
Vocal Directed by SCOTT A. FLESHOOD
Choreographed by D. SCOTT ROBINSON
Based on the hit 1976 film starring a pre-teen Scott Baio and Jodie Foster and featuring a catchy, swinging score by the composer of The Muppet Movie, BUGSY MALONE JR. is good, clean, comedic fun! Two gangs comprised completely of children, square off in a 1920s rivalry of Capone-ian standards. Dandy Dan’s gang has gotten the upper hand since obtaining the “splurge” gun, a weapon that shoots whipped cream. Now Fat Sam and his bumbling buffoons are in real trouble! Bugsy Malone, a one-time boxer, is thrust not-so-willingly into the gangster limelight when he becomes the last chance Fat Sam’s gang has of surviving. Just watch your back, or you may get a shot from a “splurge” gun!
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For More details including showtimes, audition notes and ticketing information, see Buck Creek Players website.