Lawton Community Theatre will open their season with one of their favorite productions, The Sound of Music. This classic and best-loved musical with music and Lyrics by Rodgers and Hammerstein, and Book by Lindsay and Crouse, tells the story of Maria, a nun who is causing trouble in the Abbey. She is sent off to be a governess to Captain Von Trapp’s seven troublesome children and while there, teaches them to sing and Captain Von Trapp to love. Performances are October 5-7 & 11-14, 2012
The second show of the season will be Ken Ludwig’s new comedy, The Fox on the Fairway. Ludwig takes us on a hilarious romp which begins as the Quail Valley Country Club prepares to take on arch rival, Crouching Squirrel at the Annual Inter-Club Golf Tournament. With a sizable wager at stake, the contest plays out amidst three love affairs, a disappearing diamond, objectionable sweaters and an exploding vase. A charmingly madcap adventure about love, life, and man’s eternal love affair with…golf. Performances are December 7-9 & 13-16, 2012
Next on the slate is Sylvia, by A.R. Gurney. Sylvia is to Greg what a cherry-red convertible is to other men. Sylvia is to Kate what a red wine stain on a brand new linen skirt is to other women. Sylvia is the stray mutt Greg picks up in Central Park on one of his afternoon escapes from his unfulfilling job. Kate, immersed in her career, resents everything about Sylvia from her hairs on the couch to her claim on Greg’s attention. Gurney’s triumph is to have made Sylvia an irresistible, unpredictable character in her own right. Her impact on Greg and Kate at a critical turning point in their lives makes for a fetching new romantic comedy. Performances are February 22-24 & February 28-March 3, 2013
Fourth in the season is God’s Favorite, by Neil Simon. In this play, Simon gives us a comic, contemporary slant on the Biblical story of Job. At midnight the burglar alarm pierces the calm of a luxurious Long Island mansion. Joe Benjamin approaches the door to investigate only to find, not a burglar but a zany movie buff with a “G” on his sweatshirt. His mission, he says, is to tell Joe that he is to be tested by God to see whether he can retain his faith. What follows for Joe is a series of calamities ranging from a devastating fire to tennis elbow – but as the aggravations compound, so do the laughs. Performances are April 12-14 & 18-21, 2013
Rounding out the season with a romping good time will be 9 to 5 THE MUSICAL, by Dolly Parton and Patricia Resnick. Based on the 20th Century Fox movie, 9 to 5 THE MUSICAL tells the story of three unlikely friends who conspire to take control of their company and learn there’s nothing they can’t do – even in a man’s world. Outrageous, thought-provoking and even a little romantic, 9 to 5, THE MUSICAL is about teaming up and taking care of business. Performances are June 7-9 & 13-16, 2013
Season Tickets range from $95 to $54 and are on sale now. Call (580) 355-1600 or visit their website, www.lct-ok.org to download an order form.