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LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL!

Starring

 ROBERT RAY and COMPANY

 Much more than an evening of the best loved hits of the 40s through the 70s!

 

 You will enjoy a gala evening, beginning with a lavish reception of wine, punch and finger foods, followed by a  live auction of unique and desirable items donated by friends of the Schoolhouse Players, topped off by a fabulous show.  Please come and join us in building a foundation to insure the future of this exceptional community theater. 

 

Sponsored by: The George E. Crouch Foundation of Georgia

 

 Performances: April 1 & 2  6:30 p.m. reception * 7:15 p.m. live auction * 8: p.m. concert

 

Mancin Auditorium -- BartowCommunity Center

 

 Tickets: $20 each.  For reservations for a night to remember, call 478-364-3340.

 

 

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SHOWS REMAINING IN SCHOOLHOUSE PLAYERS 2011 SEASON

  

SHOWTIMES: Thursday, Friday & Saturday at 8 pm ; Sundays at 3 pm. All performances at Mancin Auditorium, BartowCommunity Center.

 

 All tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for ages 12 and under.

 

Group rates are available.

 

For Reservations Call (478) 364-3340 and leave a message.

Our email address is: theschoolhouseplayers@yahoo.com

 

 BELLS ON THEIR TOES

 Adapted by William Roos

 Based on the book by Frank Gilbreth and Ernestine Gilbreth Carey

 

This delightful classic comedy is the sequel to CHEAPER BY THE DOZEN, an audience favorite when presented by the Schoolhouse Players in 2009.  The sequel follows the tale of the real-life Kilbreth family and all the mix-ups that happen when Mother has to go to Europe on business for six weeks.  What could possibly go wrong with the children trying to run the house along with a handyman who cooks "lamb rangoon" and diagnoses chicken pox as the hives?  It's all good-hearted fun ... and appropriate for audiences of all ages.

 

 MARCH 10-12 & 18-20

 

Sponsored by

 THE BOOK WORM

 bookstore and more



  

THE PIETY VARIETY GOSPEL SHOW

 By Scott Icenhower

 

The year is 1960 ... The highly popular PIETY VARIETY GOSPEL SHOW blesses folks between church services wwith church news, interviews, fine gospel music and much more.  but, recently the host Brother Shelby Greene has been told he'll have to start paying for his TV airtime.  What kind of changes might happen?  What will this mean to the loyal followers who love this show as is?  See what happens as Brother Greene and his staff work through this shakeup together while trying to keep true to their mission.

 

From the creator of last year's smash hit THE SERVICE AT ROCKY BLUFF, another gospel comedy with great live music that you'll want to see!

  

JUNE 2 - 4 & 10 - 12

 Sponsored by

 CITIZENS BANK OF WASHINGTON COUNTY

 

 

 

THE DIXIE SWIM CLUB

 By Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, Jamie Wooten

 

Five Southern women, whose friendships began many years ago on their college swim team, set aside a long weekend at the beach every summer to recharge those relationships.  Free from husbands, kids and jobs, they catch up, laugh and meddle in each other's lives.  The play focuses on four of those weekends and spans a period of 33 years.  As the years pass, these women increasingly rely on one another to get through the challenges that life flings at them.  And when fate throws a wrench into one of their lives, these friends, proving the enduring power of "teamwork," rally 'round their own, with the strength and love that takes this comedy in a pognant and surprising direction.  THE DIXIE SWIM CLUB is a touching and hilarious comedy about friendships that last forever.

  

SEPTEMBER 8 - 10 & 16 - 18


 Sponsored by

 PAULA'S HOME PLACE

MAGNOLIA MORNINGS BED & BREAKFAST

 

 THE BLEMISHED LAMB

 By ChadWalker

 

This Christmas musical takes a fresh look at the Nativity, from the viewpoint of a lamb.  Among the lambs, it was considered an honor to be chosen for Passover, but this little lamb could never be chosen because of his flaws.  Follow him as he discovers the true Lamb of God born to redeem man.  It will be the musical highlight of your holiday!

  

NOVEMBER 10 - 12 & 18 - 20

 

Sponsored by

 FIRSTATE BANK

 

 ADDITIONAL EVENTS

 

SPEIR'S TURNOUT FESTIVAL

 Sponsored by Bartow Community Club

 

 SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22 9am until 3 pm

 Admission is free.

  

For a day of live music, delicious food, arts and crafts, games and activities for the kids, a fun parade, and a trip through time at the BartowMuseum, come to Bartow's HeritagePark.

  

Vendors interested in booth space should call 478-364-3340 and leave a message.



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CHILDREN’S LETTERS TO GOD

 

By Stuart Hample, music and lyrics by David Evans and Douglas Cohen

 

March 9-11, 16-18                 Sponsored by The Bookworm

 

“Dear God.  How did you know you were God?”

“Dear God, Thank you for the baby brother, but what I prayed for was a puppy.

“Dear God.  How come you did all the miracles in the old days and you don’t do any now?”

 

Inspired by the international bestseller of the same name, Children's Letters To God is a musical that follows the lives of five young friends as they voice beliefs, desires, questions and doubts common to all people but most disarmingly expressed by children. This entertaining family-oriented show carries a universal message which crosses the boundaries of age, geography, and religion.


HOME GAME

 

By Tom Ziegler

 

 

June 1-3, 8-10                 Sponsored by First State Bank

 

 

In this romantic comedy, Mertle Mae Tucker supports herself, her dad, a canary and a blind cat working as a truck dispatcher. Dad was once a Yankee and spent the 1955 season on the bench, then retired rather than be traded to Cleveland. He lives in a demented twilight zone, walking around in his uniform and talking to the audience as he would to Casey Stengel. When Mertle Mae meets and falls in love with a successful young executive, he loves Mertle Mae but is not so sure about taking on dear old dad.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEXT OF KIN

 By Lonnie Coleman

 

September 7-9, 14-16      Sponsored by Magnolia Mornings

 

Bartow native Lonnie Coleman’s Broadway play, Next of Kin, is about a Bartow, Georgia family living in Montgomery following the Depression.  The film version, renamed Hot Spell, starred Shirley Booth and Anthony Quinn.  Often funny, this touching play tells the story of a woman’s struggles to move her family “back home to Bartow” in order to solve all their problems.  Through special permission granted by University of Georgia’s Hargrett Library, Next of Kin comes home to Bartow.

 

 

 

 

THE CHRISTMAS BUS

 

By Robert Inman

 

November 9-11, 16-18          Sponsored by Twisted Sisters

 

It's Christmas Eve, and Mrs. Frump, director of the Peaceful Valley Orphanage, is planning what she believes will be the most special Christmas ever for her kids. She's borrowed an old bus and arranged for each child to spend Christmas with a family in the area. The only problem is, she hasn't told the Busybodies on the orphanage board of trustees, who believe Frump has gotten too old and soft to handle the rowdy kids at Peaceful Valley. It's an adventuresome ride, culminating in a Christmas even more special than Frump could have ever imagined. A wonderful Christmas musical that will touch your heart.