Sexy & Miggs
8 p.m. Friday & Saturday July 29, 30 & August 5 & 6
From 1987 to 1999 South Beach grew from what Time Magazine called "Paradise Lost" to what the beautiful and famous would eventually call home. During this period, Mary Ann Flynn and Philip Miggano, together with South Beach, grow up. With warmth, understanding and humor, Sexy and Miggs help each other along life's highway, stopping along the way for the occasional dalliance, laugh or cocktail.
annual fundraiser One Weekend Only Hooray for Hollywood Marathon Community Theater Annual Fundraiser Music • Dance • Skits
Friday & Saturday October 7, 8 at 8 p.m. Sunday, October 9 at 3 p.m.
Lights, Camera, Action! Time for a Movie. We all love going to the movies. Popcorn, date night, girls night out, escape.
Song and dance are an important part of the movie experience. They set the stage, they tell the story, they help us to feel the emotion of the scene.
Marathon Community Theater is celebrating some of our favorite songs from movies. Some old and some new. Join us on a trip down memory lane. This singing, dancing and variety show will reach across the decades and give our local talent the opportunity to showcase their skills for your enjoyment.
Songs will include Singing in the Rain, When I Fall in Love, Mrs. Robinson, Summertime, Mamma Mia and many more. The show runs one weekend, October 7, 8 and 9. We look forward to seeing you there. Song List
Featured songs include:
"Ole Man River"
"Some Enchanted Evening"
"I Am A Man of Constant Sorrow"
"I Remember it Well"
"The Nearness of You"
"Let Me Entertain You"
"Where Your Heart Is"
"Singing in the Rain"
"Nine to Five"
"When I Fall in Love"
"We're A Couple of Swells"
"Somewhere Over the Rainbow"
"I'd Rather Be Blue"
Christmas preparations are underway at the North Pole, and an early gift is Jim Holt's thought-provoking play, "Sleeping Indoors".
Nora and Paul are recent empty nesters. It's a snowy Christmas Eve, and Nora has just adopted a homeless kitten. This provokes sighs of sarcasm from husband, Paul, a prominent literary reviewer. They spar about how many cats she has adopted. Is it four now, or five? It gets worse. This time, Nora has taken in a homeless man.
Paul displays a callousness that is met with consternation by Nora. "Most of them are out there because they want to be," declares Paul. Their dialog is more than "Have vs. Have-not" rhetoric; it is about the nature of human responsibility, complex at best. I don't know anyone who wouldn't balk if told by his spouse that there was a strange street person upstairs in the shower.
Adding to the fun, Paul and Nora are joined by her libidinous sister, Nicole, who cannot resist the rough hewn charms of this enigmatic holiday guest, to the dismay of both Paul and Nora.
Who is this Christmas Eve arrival? It's hard to tell. His name is Dwain. He is gruff and gentle and plain, with a quiet spirit. A history of bad luck envelopes him like an aura. He seems a little slow, then unexpectedly quotes Shakespeare. "You are not a highly educated genius are you, Dwain?" Paul asks.
The answer remains ambiguous. This story, so filled with humor and insight, will stretch your thinking. Stereotypical assumptions dissolve. It is all about giving and receiving, and the spirit of the season. As Tiny Tim said, "God Bless us, every one."
ABOUT AUTHOR JIM HOLT: Mr. Holt has given us a Christmas gift. He has waived royalties for his play in return for our highlighting local services for the homeless. MCT very much appreciates this gift. Therefore, we are proud to sponsor three local charities that have earned our respect and support because of their devoted community service. Please visit the booths in our lobby to learn more about the organizations below, and to find out how you may participate in their missions.
In Feb., 2009, a group of concerned citizens learned that the only homeless shelter in the Middle Keys was about to close. A handful of individuals stepped up to ensure that vital services would not be interrupted, and they opened "Independence Cay" on March 1, 2009. The mission of Indy Cay is "helping others help themselves." They provide transitional housing, daily meals, laundry facilities, showers, and personal hygiene items. Independence Cay offers AA 5 days a week as well as other empowerment programs. The residents are working on a transitional housing space for women and an organic garden. There are many success stories associated with the program as people come to Indy Cay, get their lives in order, find work and move into their own housing as successful residents of our community. Part of their fundraising effort is the sale of used furniture. Independence Cay has loaned us the sofa and chair on our set, which is available for purchase. We are pleased to offer our theatre patrons an outreach opportunity to learn about this worthy cause located here in Marathon.
KAIR is a not for profit organization that provides diverse and flexible assistance to the community based on individual needs. These services are provided through collaboration and cooperation with the faith-based community. KAIR's USDA certified food pantry distributes 12,000 pounds of food each month. It also provides assistance with medical and dental needs, rent, utilities, transportation, children's needs, legal documentation and more. Assistance is linked with follow-up case management. KAIR receives grants from foundations as well as the support of local governments, churches and individuals. Several fundraisers are held each year to benefit KAIR with the largest being the annual Sombrero Beach Run held in March. Runners come from all over the country and outside the US as well. Please visit our table in the lobby or the KAIR website at www.kaironline.net
The mission of Forgotten Felines is to provide veterinary services and food to homeless and abandoned cats in the Middle Keys. Forgotten Felines is a non-profit organization established by concerned Middle Keys citizens to help find permanent homes for these animals. Their primary goal is to trap, spay/neuter, facilitate adoption or release in place. Programs such as this have proven successful at reducing feline homelessness all over the US and Europe. Forgotten Felines runs the Purr-fect Thrift Store in Marathon, and opportunities to adopt and volunteer are available there. Please stop by the table in the lobby to discover ways that you may participate in helping our abandoned felines.
Holiday Concert Saturday, December 17 5 and 8 p.m. Marathon Community Theater Our Gift to You Tickets are on sale now: $5 for adults and $2 for children. Director: Kathryn Rummery & Lesley Aaron Producer: George Lancaster
by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope &Jamie Wooten
Assistant Stage Manager:
Alicia Merel, Dan Gallagher
Light Design & Technician:
Costumes & Wigs:
Set Construction & Painting:
Bob Rowand, Paul Buckley, Ann Hart, Dan Gallagher, Fred Hundhammer, Alan Andrews, Tom O'Neil, Bill Ross, Jennifer Mixon-Eick, Ashley Eick, Kevin Eick, Laura Hutt, Nana Lopez, Jeff Hutt, Jennifer Powell, Christine Harrison, Alicia Merel.
Special Thanks to:
Gary Clark for painting our background scenes.
M.G. Motches for for the loan of her paintings.
Independence Cay for the loan of furniture.
And all the MCT members who graciously loaned us props
Five Southern women, friends since their days on a college swim team, gather every year for a long weekend - no husbands, no kids, no work involvement-- in a beach cottage on North Carolina's Outer Banks. The women, whose lives have taken them in vastly different directions since they left college, help each other get through the challenges of life: motherhood, men, divorce, marriage, jobs, aging, with hilarious and touching repartee. As their lives unfold, we learn that true friendships last forever.
About the Authors Jessie Jones co-authored the award-winning play, DEARLY DEPARTED, and its feature film adaptation, "Kingdom Come," which was released by Fox Searchlight Films. Her short stories have been published in literary journals and she has written for television sitcoms and an animated series for Walt Disney Productions. As an actor, Jessie has appeared onstage in New York and in regional theatres as well as in television and film.
Nicholas Hope won the Southwest Regional Playwrights Competition for his first play, A FRIEND OF THE FAMILY. He has written episodic television for Warner Bros. and Walt Disney Studios. As a casting director, Nick was Director of Casting for Theatre Communications Group in New York, The Goodman Theatre in Chicago and ABC Television in New York and Los Angeles.
Jamie Wooten wrote or produced nearly four hundred episodes of television sitcoms, won the Writers Guild of America award and spent many seasons with Dorothy, Blanche, Rose and Sophia as a writer/producer on the classic television series "The Golden Girls."
A fun-filled and family-friendly musical, this fractured fairy tale of the princess and the pea provides some side-splitting shenanigans. Will meek Prince Dauntless the Drab manage to marry his outspoken love, Princess Winnifred the Woebegone? Or will mean Queen Aggravain, his domineering and powerful mother, ruin his life as usual? Will King Sextimus the Silent ever speak? And what happens when a Lady-in-Waiting waits too long to wed? Awash in a wave of wonderful songs - from hilarious and raucous to romantic and melodic - you'll be privy to all the succulent secrets of our royal kingdom of comedy.
Written & Originally Directed & Choreographed by Stuart Ross
Musical Continuity Supervision & Arrangement by James Raitt
Originally Produced by Gene Wolsk
Jinx (First Tenor):
Forever Plaid is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIShows.com
8 pm Thursday,Friday and Saturday, May 24, 25, 26, 31 June 1, 2 & 3pm Sunday Matinee June 3
FOREVER PLAID One of the most popular and successful musicals in recent memory, this goofy revue centers on four singers killed in a car crash in 1964 on the way to their first big concert, and now miraculously revived for the posthumous chance to fulfill their dreams and perform the show that never was.
It is a hilariously charming musical perfect for the entire family. "The Plaids" sing some of the greatest hits including "Three Coins in the Fountain," "Undecided," "Gotta Be This or That," "Moments to Remember," "Crazy \'Bout Ya, Baby," "No, Not Much," "Sixteen Tons," "Chain Gang," "Perfidia," "Cry," "Heart and Soul," "Lady of Spain," "Scotland the Brave," "Shangri-La," "Rags to Riches," and "Love is a Many-Splendored Thing". FOREVER PLAID has won acclaim from audiences of every kind of demographic. Kids, teens, young adults and their parents, grandparents and great-grandparents. All come out smiling at this quirky off-beat tribute to the love of music, entertainment and the power of following your dream.
tah Dance "School Daze"
Our Fourth Annual All Dance Production
8 p.m. Saturday June 16 3 p.m. Sunday June 17 (Matinee),
Tickets $12 and a food donation to K.A.I.R.