Our 2013 Season
Mar 8The Last Resort (A Youth Production)
Jun 1450 Years of Broadway
Aug 30Bus Stop
Everybody Loves Opal written by John Patrick, directed by Wyleen Luoma
The Kings Players proudly present a reprise of the first show ever produced by our organization. Opal Kronkie, a middle-aged recluse, lives in a tumbledown mansion. The general disarray of her establishment is aggravated by the fact that Opal collects things. Opal is also an optimist, for no matter how mean her "friends" - Opal responds with unfailing kindness and an abiding faith. Into her world comes Gloria, Bradford and Solomon, three purveyors of bogus perfume on the lam from the authorities. Opal's menage is the perfect hideout and Opal, herself, might be the remedy for their shattered finances. They decide that what she needs is plenty of insurance, a rapid demise, and three beneficiaries. Attempted murder wouldn't seem to be funny, but in Mr. Patrick's magic hands it is uproarious.
March 8, 9, 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24, 29, 30 & 31
The Last Resort (A Youth Production) written by Eddie McPherson, directed by Debra Stimpson
There's a hot new beauty craze that's driving the men of Lost Creek mad. It's the beehive hairdo, and the higher the hair, the better. Dixie, a beauty shop owner and a master of beehives, has been inundated with customers who are desperate for high hair. Eager to win the heart of Avis Crum--a 90-year-old womanizer who happens to be the only available bachelor in Lost Creek--Granny Rose and Wider Snipes decide to get themselves a beehive since "There ain't nothin' more sexy to a man than a woman with high hair." Determined to become a beehive master herself, Linda Jean sets out to learn the art of the beehive by practicing on neighborhood scarecrows. In the meantime, a couple of city slickers arrive in Lost Creek looking to sign up organ donors. The hospitable folk of Lost Creek are more than willing to oblige. These Down-Home characters are eccentric but bring a sense of charm.
June 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30, July 5 & 6
50 Years of Broadway directed by Corey Ralston
In celebration of our 50th Anniversary we would like to present the best of musical theater and plays for the last 50 years. An assortment of musical snippets will grace the stage including such hit shows as Annie, Little Shop of Horrors, Chicago, Hello Dolly!, Hairspray, Les Miserables, Man of La Mancha, Book of Mormon, RENT, Wicked and Beauty and the Beast. Children and Adults alike will be happy transported to a greater time and leave humming their favorite tunes.
August 30, 31, September 1, 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21 & 22
Bus Stop written by William Inge, directed by Henry Gonzales
In the middle of a howling snowstorm, a bus out of Kansas City pulls up at a cheerful roadside diner. All roads are blocked, and four or five weary travelers are going to have to hole up until morning. Cherie, a nightclub chanteuse in a sparkling gown and a seedy fur-trimmed jacket, is the passenger with most to worry about. She's been pursued, made love to and finally kidnapped by a twenty-one-year-old cowboy with a ranch of his own and the romantic methods of an unusually headstrong bull. The belligerent cowhand is right behind her, ready to sling her over his shoulder and carry her, alive and kicking, all the way to Montana.
November 22, 23, 29, December 1, 6, 7, 8, 13, 14 & 15