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  • 2007 Season Album
  • Straw Hat Players

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  • 2007 Season Album

    I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change
    Book and Lyrics by Joe DiPietro, Music by Jimmy Roberts This celebration of the mating game takes on the truths and myths behind that contemporary conundrum know as "the relationship." Act I explores the journey from dating and waiting to love and marriage, while Act II reveals the agonies and triumphs of in-laws and newborns, trips in the family car and pick-up techniques of the geriatric set. This hilarious revue pays tribute to those who have loved and lost, to those who have fallen on their face at the portal of romance, to those who have dared to ask, "Say, what are you doing Saturday night?"

    Prelude to a Kiss
    Charming and highly original, this fantastic comedy focuses on the wonder and confusion of love in a romantic and metaphysical thriller cleverly disguised as a light comedy that slowly evolves into something dark but surprisingly beautiful. The story revolves around a couple that meets, falls in love, and gets married. But at the wedding reception something mysterious and supernatural occurs and a story that began as a familiar comic romp turns into an insightful examination of modern relationships.

    The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas
    Book by Larry King and Peter Masterson; Music and Lyrics by Carol Hall This happy go lucky view of small town vice and statewide political sidestepping recounts the good times and the demise of the Chicken Ranch. Governors, senators, mayors and even victorious college football teams frequent Miss Mona's cozy bordello until that puritan nemesis Watchdog focuses his television cameras and his righteous indignation on the institution. Surprisingly innocent, the humor and good nature of the piece make it cheerfully inoffensive. A tale told with such liveliness, comedic wealth and detail that chiefly concerns Texas politics one can’t help but be drawn into the world of the Chicken Ranch as it prepares to face its final call.

    A Streetcar Named Desire
    By Tennessee Williams The play reveals to the very depths the character of Blanche du Bois, a woman whose life has been undermined by her romantic illusions, which lead her to reject—so far as possible—the realities of life with which she is faced and which she consistently ignores. The pressure brought to bear upon her by her sister, with whom she goes to live in New Orleans, intensified by the earthy and extremely "normal" young husband of the latter leads to a revelation of her tragic self-delusion and, in the end, to madness. Beautiful and tragic, the words of Tennessee Williams echo through the alleyways of this timeless classic revealing to us our own fragile nature in the face of society’s demands.

    Guys and Dolls
    By Frank Loesser Guys and Dolls tells the story of a group of small-time gamblers and the ladies in their lives. Nathan Detroit bets his pal, Sky Masterson, that he can’t make the next lady he sees fall in love with him, and when the next ‘doll’ happens to be the prim and proper neighborhood missionary Sarah Brown, the stage is set for an evening of high spirited entertainment, set to the toe-tapping beat of Loesser's superlative score. Featuring spectacular favorites such as “Luck Be A Lady,” “Sit Down You're Rocking The Boat,” “Adelaide's Lament,” “If I Were A Bell,” and of course the wonderful title song “Guys and Dolls.”