The Pennington Players Announce 2019-2020 Season
After a successful 2018-2019 season that included critically acclaimed productions of Green Day's American Idiot and Peter and the Starcatcher, The Pennington Players are proud to announce our 2019-2020 season at The Kelsey Theatre! The 2019-2020 season will include brand new productions of the musical Catch Me If You Can and the play Calendar Girls.
CATCH ME IF YOU CAN
October 2019 - The Kelsey Theatre | CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO
Based on the unbelievable true story of one of the most famous con artists in history, Frank Abagnale Jr., Catch Me If You Can is a rousing musical set in the 1960’s. We begin as Frank is captured by Agent Carl Hanratty, after years of pursuit. Frank, however, thinks the audience deserves to hear his version of the truth, and narrates his life as a hip, dance-heavy variety television show. We see Frank, as a teenager, run away from his unhappy home to live a life of great adventure, conning people by assuming a multitude of identities: airplane pilot, doctor, and lawyer, to name a few. A fast, rollicking musical by the creative team behind Hairspray, Catch Me If You Can tells the tale of an ingenious, yet lonely, boy looking for his place in the world.
January 2020 - The Kelsey Theatre | CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO
When Annie's husband John dies of leukaemia, she and her long-standing best friend Chris resolve to raise money for a new settee in the local hospital waiting room. With varying levels of encouragement, they persuade four friends and fellow members of the Women’s Institute (W.I.) to pose nude with them for an "alternative" calendar. They are assisted by hospital porter and amateur photographer Lawrence, who looked after John in his final days. This is much to the horror of the their local W.I. chairman, Marie. The success of the calendar goes beyond their wildest dreams and they have soon raised the money needed and much more. Their efforts also catch the attention of the national and international press, who soon descend on the small village of Knapeley in the Yorkshire Dales. Although the calendar is a huge success, Chris and Annie's friendship is put to the test with their new-found fame and Chris is forced to question her real motivation behind doing the calendar. Tim Firth’s hilarious play is based on the true story of eleven W.I. members who famously posed nude for a calendar to raise money for the Leukaemia Research Fund in 1999.
Auditions for Catch Me If You Can and Calendar Girls will be announced soon! To be the first to know of the audition announcements, sign-up for your exclusive newsletter!
Tickets for both productions will go on sale this summer via The Kelsey Theatre website.