The non-profit company will produce three shows with exclusively female casts, keeping with Two Muses Theatre’s mission to provide opportunities for female professionals in theater.
The season opens Sept. 27 with The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, a hilarious musical comedy about six young people participating in a spelling bee, overseen by adults who barely managed to escape childhood themselves. In the first weekend of October, Two Muses will add a special Breast Cancer Awareness theme to their production.
Director Barbie Weisserman said she "fell in love with the characters of this show, and I know our theater patrons will enjoy the audience participation aspect."
In December, Two Muses Theatre will take on the daunting task of presenting two holiday shows in repertory. 'Twas The Night Before Christmas uses the famous poem is a springboard to tell the story of a mouse, an elf and a little girl who get together and save Christmas. Special pricing for families will be available for the matinee performances.
Evening performances will be geared for an older crowd, with Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some!), a madcap romp covering the usual holiday stories (such as Frosty, Rudolf, Charlie Brown and It’s a Wonderful Life) in unusual ways.
February's Fairy Tale Theatre series offers an all-female cast presenting three different shows, each employing familiar fairy tale characters. The fifth production of the season will be a contemporary comedy, The Current, which centers around a bachelorette party that takes an interesting turn when the bride-to -be and bridesmaids visit a psychic on the way to the bar.
Director Diane Hill said she chose the play "because of its witty and realistic dialogue and its relatable subject matter. Of course, the fact that it’s an all-female cast didn’t hurt either.”
Two Muses Theatre will end its third season with a production of Love, Loss and What I Wore, with a different cast of women, including local celebrities, each weekend. In a series of monologues and scenes, the women use their wardrobes as a time capsule of events, with odes to black clothing, cowboy boots and outfits that make mothers cringe.
Detailed performance schedules can be found at twomusestheatre.org. For tickets and more information, call 248-850-9919.