Schoolhouse Arts Center Summer Schedule

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Schoolhouse Arts Center in Standish has a diverse offering of stage productions this summer. The center is located at 16 Richville Road (Route 114) in Standish, just north of the intersection of routes 114 and 35. For more information or to make reservations, call 642-3743 or visit www.schoolhousearts.org.

July 14-31
“Disney’s Beauty & The Beast”
Thursday-Saturday 7:30 p.m.
Sundays 5 p.m.

Step into the enchanted world the heartwarming tale of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed to his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity. With spectacular costumes and characters, “Disney’s Beauty And The Beast” offers a great opportunity to bring your entire family together to relive the romance and magic of this “tale as old as time.”

Aug. 5-7
“Disney’s 101 Dalmatians Kids”
Friday, 7 p.m.; Saturday, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.; Sunday 2 p.m

Based on Disney’s classic animated film, this musical is a fur-raising adventure featuring Cruella De Vil, Disney’s most outrageous villain, and 101 of the most adorable heroes to set their paws onstage. Pet owners Roger and Anita live happily in London with their Dalmatians Pongo and Perdita, stalwart dogs devoted to raising their puppies. Everything is quiet until the monstrous Cruella De Vil plots to steal the puppies for her new fur coat. The Dalmatians rally all the dogs of London for a daring rescue of the puppies from Cruella and her bumbling henchmen. With high-spirited music and lovable characters, this show is sure to delight the entire family.

Aug. 19-21
G2K The Sound of Music
Friday 7 p.m., Saturday 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., Sunday 2 p.m.

The final collaboration between Rodgers and Hammerstein, “The Sound of Music”  (the G2K Getting To Know Series adapts musicals specifically for youth performers) was destined to become the world’s most beloved musical. When a postulant proves too high-spirited for the religious life, she is dispatched to serve as governess for the seven children of a widowed naval captain. Her growing rapport with the youngsters, coupled with her generosity of spirit, gradually captures the heart of the stern captain, and they marry. Upon returning from their honeymoon they discover that Austria has been invaded by the Nazis, who demand the captain’s immediate service in their navy. The family’s narrow escape over the mountains to Switzerland on the eve of World War II provides one of the most thrilling and inspirational finales ever presented in the theater

Sept. 16-Oct. 2
“Clue – The Musical”
Fridays-Saturdays 7:30 p.m., Sundays 2 p.m.

The internationally popular game is now a fun-filled musical which brings the world’s best known suspects to life and invites the audience to help solve the mystery: who killed Mr. Boddy, in what room and with what weapon. The audience will help deduce the solution from clues given throughout the fun-filled evening. Audience members choose from cards representing the potential murderers, weapons and rooms; there are 216 possible solutions! Comic antics, witty lyrics and beguiling music carry the investigation from room to room. Even after the culprit confesses, a surprise twist will delight you! Performances will be Sept 16 – Oct 2 on Friday & Saturdays at 7:30 pm and Sundays at 2 pm.