SEASON 52 (2023-2024)

Regular box office hours are Tuesday- Friday, 12-4pm and one hour before showtime.

Call 901-453-7337 or email annie@gctcomeplay.org for assistance 

Season Show times are usually Fri/Sat 7:30pm & Sun 2:30pm 

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July 21-30th, 2023

Show Sponsor: International Paper

Season 52 begins with an exciting Musical!
 
Based on the popular 2005 novel by Rick Riordan. THE LIGHTNING THIEF is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals. www.concordtheatricals.com 
 
The Greek gods are real, and they’re ruining Percy Jackson’s life. As a son of Poseidon, Percy has newly discovered powers he can’t control, monsters on his trail, and he is on an epic quest to find Zeus’s lightning bolt and prevent a war between the gods. Normal is a myth when you’re a demigod.
 
Showtimes are Fridays 7:30pm, Saturdays 2:30pm & 7:30pm and Sundays 2:30pm
Sensory Friendly Performance with ASL Interpreter Sat. July 29th 2:30pm
 
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Directed by Christina Hernandez SM Corey Jeffries
CAST: Percy: Calvin Flowers, Annabeth: Callie Wittmann, Grover: Grace Caldwell, Clarisse/ Thalia: Mia Murphy, Mr. D/ Gabe/ Train Conductor: Jacob Bowling, Mr. Brunner/ Ares: Gavin Pollan, Luke/ Minotaur: Aaron Brink, Sally/ Aunty Em: Isabella Littleton, Charon/ Oracle: Karina Holt, Mrs. Dodds/ DJ Cerberus: Lois Applewhite, Silena/ Janis Joplin: Cadence Cottam, Katie / Farmer: Jocelyn Schulte, Hades/ Squirrel: Sean Barbas, Poseidon/ Kurt Cobain: Hank Smith, Echidna/ Mozart: Riley Griffin, Bianca/ Newscaster:Cate Sparkman

August 18th-27th, 2023

First in the Annual Playwright’s Competition for Emerging Local Authors Emily Draffen’s play “Everyone and Their Mother”

Maralee’s decision to “live her truth” throws her adult children’s lives into chaos. George (a struggling actor) and Jackie (an exhausted mother) must learn to help themselves while their mother, for the first time in her life, does precisely as she wants. Everyone and Their Mother is a comedy dealing with the expectations we project onto family.
 

Showtimes are Fridays & Saturdays 7:30pm and Sundays 2:30pm 
Sensory Friendly Performance with ASL Interpreter Thursday August 24th 7:30pm

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Emily Draffen also directing. SM: Domenic Andolina
CAST: Maralee: Emily Angel Baer, George: Clark Richard Reeves, Jackie: Rae Kestrel, Robbie: Sean Moore, Graham: Hugh Boller-Raup, Sam: Hunter Steele, Understudy: Stephen Garrett

September 15th – October 1st, 2023

Show Sponsor: Lensrentals

Winner of the Tony and Drama Desk Awards for Best Book, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee has charmed audiences across the country with its effortless wit and humor. Featuring a fast-paced, wildly funny and touching book by Rachel Sheinkin and a truly fresh and vibrant score by William Finn, this bee is one unforgettable experience. 

An eclectic group of six mid-pubescents vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home lives, the tweens spell their way through a series of (potentially made-up) words, hoping never to hear the soul-crushing, pout-inducing, life un-affirming “ding” of the bell that signals a spelling mistake. Six spellers enter; one speller leaves a champion! At least the losers get a juice box. A riotous ride, complete with audience participation, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is a delightful den of comedic genius.
 
Showtimes are Fridays & Saturdays 7:30pm and Sundays 2:30pm
Sensory Friendly Performance with ASL Interpreter Sunday Sept. 24th 2:30pm
 
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Director: Ashley Bugg Brown & Music Director: Tamatha Holt
SM: Katie Houston
CAST: Rona Lisa Perretti: Kell Christie, William Barfee: Jimmy Hoxie, Olive Ostrovsky: Mariah Chase, Marcy Park: Carmen Martinez, Chip Tolentino: Camden Douglass, Leaf Coneybear: Robert Ferguson, Logaine (Schwarzy): Renee Davis Brame, VP Douglas Panch: Marques Brown, Mitch Mahoney: Edward M. Holt

October 27th -November 12th, 2023

Show Sponsor: Kiwanis Club of Germantown

By Le Navet Bete and John Nicholson

Professor Van Helsing is on a mission to tell the “truth” about the terrifying story of the legendary vampire Dracula. With the help of three spirited actors playing forty characters, this breakneck adaptation takes you from spooky Transylvania to the charming English coast. A wild, zany, (almost) authentic adaptation that provides a spooktacular evening full of campy horror fun!
 

Showtimes are Fridays & Saturdays 7:30pm and Sundays 2:30pm
Sensory Friendly Performance with ASL Interpreter Sun. Nov. 5th 2:30pm

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Directed by Elizabeth Perkins SM: Kaylyn Nichols
CAST: Mitchell Bentley, William Henry, Ashley Trevathan, Amy Rush, Hunter Steele, Julie Ervin

December 8th – 17th, 2023

Show Sponsor: Kiwanis Club of Germantown

The return of a time honored tradition at GCT! This delightful comedy play is adapted from the best-selling Young Adult book, and has become a holiday staple across the United States!

In this hilarious Christmas classic, a couple struggling to put on a church Christmas pageant is faced with casting the Herdman kids–probably the most inventively awful kids in history. You won’t believe the mayhem – and the fun – when the Herdmans collide with the Christmas story head on!
 

Showtimes are Fridays 7:30pm, Saturdays 2:30pm & 7:30pm and Sundays 2:30pm
Sensory Friendly Performance with ASL Interpreter Saturday December 16th 2:30pm

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Director: Julie Reinbold, Assistant Director: Evy Allen, SM: Alexa Walter-Thomas
CAST: Father (Bob Bradley): Jaylyn Thomas, Mother (Grace Bradley): Evy Allen, Beth Bradley: Karina Holt, Charlie Bradley: Hank Lubozynski, Ralph Herdman: Charles Catron, Imogene Herdman: Piper VanGilder, Leroy Herdman: Luke Rose, Claudette “Claude” Herdman: Elaina Taylor, Ollie Herdman: Quinn Lamb, Gladys Herdman: Harper Brown, Alice Wendleken: Madden Culpepper, Mrs. Armstrong: Jessica Cheak, Mrs. Slocum: Erin Baker, Mrs. Clark & Maxine: Alexia Cole, Mrs. Clausing: Evelyn Dluhos, Mrs. McCarthy: Cate Sparkman, Elmer Hopkims: Jackson Spann, Hobie: Macy Thomas, David: Michael Talarico, Beverly: Grace Song, Fire Fighters: Curtis Cook & Nora Wiggs, Shirley: Savannah Brewster, Doris: Lily Altomar, Reverend Hopkins: Everett Vandervort, Angel Choir Members/ Baby Angels/ Shepards & Understudies: Madeleine “Maddie” TalaricoClara Helen Huie & Charlotte Gwatney

January 26th – February 4th, 2024

“The Children” by Lucy Kirkwood is set in ‘a small cottage on the east coast’, where Hazel (Christina Wellford Scott) and Robin (Tony Isbell), a retired couple in their mid-sixties, are living their lives under particularly uncertain times. 

Determined to preserve some semblance of normality, Hazel is determined to keep the healthiest, most well-balanced life she possibly can for herself and her husband. When Rose (Kim Justis), a former colleague whom they haven’t seen for 38 years, suddenly turns up, however, she certainly disrupts their precariously ordered existence. 

Exploring issues of accountability, guilt, and morality, this serio-comic piece will leave you wanting to discuss the plot and it’s implications with friends and will stay with you long after the cast takes their bow.  

Showtimes are Fridays & Saturdays 7:30pm and Sundays 2:30pm
Sensory Friendly Performance with ASL Interpreter Sunday Jan. 28th 2:30pm
Added show Monday Jan. 29th 7:30 with industry discount!

Directed by Jeff Posson
SM Diana Lang
 
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March 1st – 17th, 2024

Show Sponsor: Fred & Brandy Miller
in honor of their 50th Anniversary!

Adapted by Kate Hamill from the novel by Louisa May Alcott

Jo March isn’t your typical Victorian lady. She’s indecorous and headstrong, and one day she’s going to be a great American novelist. As she and her sisters grow up in the middle of the Civil War, they strive to be brave, intelligent, and imaginative young women. But as adulthood approaches, each sister must negotiate her private ambitions with society’s expectations. In a war-torn world defined by gender, class, and personal tragedy, Jo March gives us her greatest story: that of the March sisters, four dreamers destined to be imperfect little women.
 

“Jo has always been the most compelling character by far in Louisa May Alcott’s coming-of-age novel Little Women. In reworking it for the stage, Kate Hamill…has done the dramatically sensible thing and placed Jo at the center. “Kate Hamill’s adaptation of Little Women…is a sublime example of how to make 19th century works relevant to modern audiences.

Showtimes are Friday & Saturdays 7:30pm and Sundays 2:30pm 
Sensory Friendly Performance with ASL Interpreter Sunday March 10th 2:30pm
 
Directed by Julie Reinbold, Assistant Director: Molly Waugh, SM: Gabrielle D’Arcangelo Calvert
CAST: Marmee: Lauren Larson, Meg March: Julie Ervin, Jo March: Lydia Lord, Beth March: Alexis Hester, Amy March: Rachel Brannen, Aunt March: Louise Levin, Hannah/ Mrs. Mingott/ Messenger: Katie Houston, Theodore “Laurie” Laurence: Andrew Christenson, John Brooks: William Henry, Mr. Laurence/ Robert March: Ron Kwoka, Mr. Dashwood/ Parrot/ Doctor: Mitchell Bentley

Christopher, fifteen years old, stands beside Mrs. Shears’ dead dog. It has been speared with a garden fork, it is seven minutes after midnight and Christopher is under suspicion. He records each fact in the book he is writing to solve the mystery of who murdered ‘Wellington’. He has an extraordinary brain. He is exceptional at maths, while everyday life presents some barriers. He has never ventured alone beyond the end of his road, he detests being touched and he distrusts strangers. When he falls under suspicion for killing his neighbor’s dog, it takes him on a journey that upturns his world.

Adapted from Mark Haddon’s novel The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time which was published in 2003 and was the winner of more than 17 literary awards! Hailed as ‘a phenomenal combination of storytelling and spectacle’ (The Times) The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is theatrical event not-to-be missed.
 
Showtimes are Fridays & Saturdays 7:30pm and Sundays 2:30pm
Sensory Friendly Performance with ASL Interpreter Sunday April 21st 2:30pm
 
Director: Marques Brown, Asst. Dir: Gavin Pollan, SM: Cierra May, Choreography by Katy Stanfield
CHRISTOPHER JOHN FRANCIS BOONE – Jari Latrell Head, MR. ED BOONE – Dylan Wheeler, MRS. JUDY BOONE – Naiya Nolan-Dillard, SIOBHAN – Mary Buchignani, VOICES – Patty Carreras, Chandler Van Hoek, Kate Peckham, Robert Sutton, Sarah Insch

May 31st – June 16th, 2024

Show Sponsor: Sue Olsson

America’s favorite blonde, Elle Woods, is ready to prove who’s in charge in Legally Blonde – The Musical. The ultimate Broadway tribute to girl power, Legally Blonde will take you from the UCLA sorority house to the Harvard halls of justice with the timely coming of age story of Broadway’s brightest heroine.

Based on the beloved movie, Legally Blonde follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes, sexism, snobbery and scandal in pursuit of her dreams, and proves that you can be both legally blonde AND the smartest person in the room. Things are groovy for Elle Woods but suddenly her life is turned upside down when her boyfriend dumps her so he can start getting more “serious” about his life and attend Harvard Law. Determined to get him back, Elle uses her brain and ingenuity to also get admitted to Harvard. School begins with endless struggles, but with the help of her new friends, Elle quickly realizes her potential and her strengths, as she sets out to change the narrative. This contemporary, topical story touches on many current hot button issues while delighting audiences with memorable songs and explosive dances. Legally Blonde warms the heart by proving that self-discovery never goes out of style!
 
Showtimes are Fridays & Saturdays 7:30pm and Sundays 2:30pm
Sensory Friendly Performance with ASL Interpreter Sunday June 9th 2:30pm
 
Directed by Leah Barrett, Music Director: Tammy HoltSM: Katie Houston
CAST: ELLE WOODS – Mary Helen McCord, PAULETTE BONAFONTE – Emily Garrett-Cook, EMMETT FORREST– Jacob Mohler, WARNER HUNTINGTON III – Braxton Gilliland, VIVIENNE – Rebecca Winchester, PROFESSOR CALLAHAN – John Faulconbridge, SERENA/ ELLE U/S – Rebecca Edmunds, MARGOT – Lauren Blodgett, PILAR/ BROOKE U/S – Aa’liyah Green, BROOKE/ GAELEN – Cassie Thompson, KATE/CHUTNEY – Lizz Pegg, ENID – Courtney Sage, KYLE/ PFORHEIMER – Mitchell Bentley, CHAD/ SUNDEEP – TBD, COURTNEY/ ELLE’S MOM/ PAULETTE U/S – Yissel Carroll, WINTHROP/ ELLE’S DAD/ CALLAHAN U/S – Christopher Randolph, FRAT #1/ AARON SHULTZ/ COURT SPECTATOR – Gavin Pollan, FRAT #2/ KIKI/ STUDENT/ VIDEO DANCER/ CARLOS – Chris Wood, FRAT #3/ LOWELL/ STUDENT/ GUARD/ POLICE – Robert Ferguson, DELTA NU/ GREEK CHORUS/ SALESGIRL #1/ LAKER GIRL/ MARGOT, SERENA, PILAR SWING – Briana Patton, DELTA NU/ GREEK CHORUS/ DA RILEY/ ENID, KATE, CHUTNEY SWING – Samantha Searcy, DELTA NU/ GREEK CHORUS/ SALON CUSTOMER/ JUDGE – Chandler Osella, DELTA NU (LEILANI)/ GREEK CHORUS/ SALESGIRL #1/ STENOGRAPHER – Molly Waugh