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Collin Theatre Center Announces 2009-10 Season


Collin Theatre Center Announces 2009-10 Season

June 22 - The Collin Theatre Center at Collin College is proud to announce the 2009-2010 season.

The Collin Theatre Center will launch their 2009-2010 season in October with Bus Stop, a classic American drama about the power of love, written by William Inge. When cowboy Bo and his friend Virgil take the bus from Montana to Phoenix, Arizona, to participate in the rodeo, Bo is also hoping to find his "angel."  There, naive Bo falls in love with cafe singer Cherie performing "That Old Black Magic" and plans to take her back to Montana. The next day, Bo intends to marry her after the rodeo... but Cherie escapes.  Cherie wants to go Hollywood, where she hopes to be discovered.  But Bo tracks her down, and forces her on the bus back to Montana.  On the way, they stop at Grace's Diner. Gradually, the headstrong Bo realizes that you can't rope a gal the same way you lasso a steer! Directed by Gail Cronauer.  October 8 - 18, 2008.  John Anthony Theatre.

Collin Theatre Center will present two other shows in 2009, one in the Black Box Theatre and the other in the John Anthony Theatre. In the black box will be the regional premiere of Life Stories: A Musical Revue. Featuring the music and lyrics of David Shire and Richard Maltby, Jr. The Broadway composing team of David Shire and Richard Maltby, Jr.  have had numerous theatrical hits; including Baby, Closer Than Ever, Big, Take Flight, Starting Here Starting Now … and many others.  Life Stories is an evening of romantic music by one of the theatre’s most unsung composing teams. Life Stories was conceived by Christa Justus and Andrew Gerle, and will be co-directed by Brad Baker and Mark Mullino, October 13-18, 2009. The Boxer, written and directed by artist-in-residence Matt Lyle will be presented in the John Anthony Theatre December 3-13, 2009. The Boxer is a vaudevillian comedy about a simple man in the fight of his life. Elaine Liner of the Dallas Observer comments, “The Boxer is brilliant. What a gem... Lyle’s darling comedy about a young woman masquerading as a man to train a bantam-weight prizefighter speaks volumes about life, love and the wonders of live theater.”

In spring, Collin Theatre Center will present Little Women: The Musical, Music and lyrics by Jason Howland and Minidi Dickstein, book by Allan Knee and adapted from the novel by Louisa May Alcott.  Little Women: The Musical follows the adventures of Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy March as they grow up in Civil War America. The beloved story of the March sisters is timeless and deals with issues as relevant today as when they were written. Now, this wonderful narrative has been brought to life as an exhilarating new musical filled with glorious music, dancing and heart. LITTLE WOMEN embodies the complete theatrical experience, guaranteeing a night filled with laughter, tears, and a lifting of the spirit. This powerful score soars with the sounds of personal discovery, heartache and hope -- the sounds of a young America finding its voice. Directed by Brad Baker and Mark Mullino with choreography by Paula Morelan.  March 4 – 14, 2010.  John Anthony Theatre.

The season will conclude with the world premiere of a new stage adaptation, Cruel Intentions, a sexy tale of seduction, revenge and conquest. A pair of unscrupulous siblings engage in a sexy tale of seduction, revenge and conquest.  After cleverly seducing and ruining the reputation of an unsuspecting classmate, the sparks fly when Kathryn poses the ultimate challenge to her insatiable stepbrother Sebastian… deflower of the Headmaster's beautiful, virgin daughter Annette.  If he fails, Kathryn gets his 1956 jaguar convertible, but if he succeeds, Sebastian gets to bed Kathryn. The stakes are high, but for Sebastian, the payoff is irresistible and, before the Summer is over, no one will escape their relentless game of cat and mouse . . . until one of them is bitten by the most unlikely sensation of all . . . love! Based on one of literature's greatest and most notorious novels, “Les Liaisons Dangereuses,” by Choderlos de Laclos. Adapted for the stage and directed by Robin Armstrong. April 29 – May 9, 2010.  Black Box Theatre.

The Collin Theatre Center is located on the Spring Creek Campus of Collin College in Plano (2800 E. Spring Creek Pkwy.)  Season tickets are on sale now.  A General Admission subscription includes five shows for $43.  A Student/Senior (age 55 +) subscription includes five shows for $33. Season ticket prices include discounts of up to 20% off regular ticket prices. For additional information about the Collin Theatre Center’s 2009-2010 season, please call the Theatre Hotline at 972.881.5100 or visit us on-line at www.collintheatrecenter.com.

NOTE: A TYY information line for Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing patrons is available at 972.881.5117.