2005 - 2006 (The 56th Season)

The Sunshine Boys, by Neil Simon.  October 21 - 30, 2005.  In the Cherokee
Room Theater
, at the Connestee Falls Clubhouse (dinner-and-a-show optional.)
This is a classic show-biz romp about two old vaudevillians who played together onstage
for forty years and who, after being retired and not having seen each other for eleven
years, are trying to get their old act going again for a network TV nostalgia show.  
New York Post
called it a "ham-on-wry evening of laughs."  CAST: Hal Boyd (Willie),
Jim Keeley (Al), John Winfield (Ben), Bob Stacy (Phil), Paul Goldschmidt (Eddie), Allie
Cagen (Nurse in TV comedy sketch), David Gibbs (Patient in TV comedy sketch), June
Stacy (Registered Nurse), Allen Reese, WSQL-AM Radio (Voice of TV Studio
Announcer.)  Director: Joe Carvajal.  Assistant Director: Lyn O'Hare.  Stage Manager:  
Anne Munch.          

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, by Barbara Robinson.  December 9 -
18, 2005.  At
Dunham Auditorium, Brevard College.  This will be a reprise of the
BLT Youth Troupe's 2004
sold-out show at the Barn Theater.  The horrible Herdman
kids will be at it again, bringing out the Christmas Story is a new, amusing and very
moving way (in another BLT annual Yuletide Holiday event.)   Director: Sonia Arnold.  
Assistant Director: Sandi Thompson.   2005 rehearsal photos and

Run For Your Wife, by Ray Cooney.  January 20 - 29, 2006.  Cherokee Room
.  In this popular farce, and adult comedy (just the thing for dinner theater, with
an optional buffet available), a taxi driver gets away with having two wives in two
different parts of town because of his regular schedule, until an accident complicates
everything and he goes to hilarious lengths to keep his double life from exploding.  
CAST:  Wendy Rae Taylor (Mary Smith), Daisy Talley (Barbara Smith), Ray Bennie
(John Smith), Darien Aiken (Detective Sergeant Troughton), Joel Munch (Stanley
Gardner), Jason Clark (Newspaper Reporter), Marvin Barg (Detective Sergeant
Porterhouse), John Winfield (Bobby Franklin.)  Director: Pat White.  Production
Manager: Marylou Morrison.  

Murder at the Howard Johnson's, by Ron Clark and Sam Bobrick.  March
17 - 26, 2006.  
Cherokee Room Theater.  This is a light and funny suspense/comedy
about a love triangle in a Howard Johnson's Motor Inn.  Dinner-and-a-show optional.  
Three people try to murder each other, but fail in each attempt as they get caught up in
wildly amusing situations.  
Variety said, "There are enough laugh lines and extravagant
sight gags to outfit
two rapid-fire farces-of-the-absurd."  CAST:  Lyn O'Hare (Arlene),
Bob Stacy (Paul), Joe Narsavage (Mitchell.)  Director: Marjorie Megivern.   

Abiding Place, by Phillip F. Lewis. (Winner, New-Play Competition)
May 19 - 28, 2006.  At the Paul Porter Center for the Performing Arts, Brevard
College.  Selected by the judges as the best of the original (full-length) scripts received
from playwrights around the country (and, this year, from overseas as well) in BLT's
second annual competition.  The winner in the one-act category was
Fear Itself, by
Jacqueline Renee Ahl.  Well over 100 scripts were received.  This will be another gala
event featuring a brand-new play and an opportunity to meet its author.  
Director: Gene O'Hare.  

David's Mother, by Bob Randall. June 30 - July 9, 2006.  The Porter Center.  In
this comedy/drama, the mother of a mentally-handicapped boy uses her wickedly funny
tongue to hold at bay a world that has the legal right, and the intention, of taking him
away from her.  
Variety described it as a "laugh-out-loud, cry-out-loud play that tackles
a difficult subject purely and honestly, with enough humor and enough pain to bring
much of the audience to tears."  Directors: Bob and June Stacy.  

Oliver!, by Lionel Bart, based on Charles Dickens' timeless story.  August 25 -
September 3, 2006.
Dunham Auditorium.  This is a large-scale musical about a young
orphan who falls in with a crowd of equally young thieves.  The show is filled with
memorable tunes and lots of fun.  In its Broadway debut, it received ten Tony
nominations, three Tony Awards and rave reviews.  Director: Al Edick.  

Award Winners for 56th Season