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The Collin Theatre Center Announces 2010-2011 Season



The Collin Theatre Center Announces 2010-2011 Season

April 23 (Plano, TX) - The Collin Theatre Center at Collin College is proud to announce it's 2010-2011 season.

The Collin Theatre Center will launch their 2010-2011 season in October with the Southwest Regional Premiere of U.S. Drag, by Gina Gionfriddo and the family-friendly musical You're a Good Man Charlie Brown, Music and Lyrics by Clark Gesner, Andrew Lippa and Michael Mayer. U.S. Drag will be performed October 7-17, 2010 in The John Anthony Theatre and You're a Good Man Charlie Brown will be performed October 12-17, 2010 in The Black Box Theatre. The last show of 2010 will be the odd, whimsical tale, Hello Human Female, written by Matt Lyle in The Black Box Theatre, performances are December 2-12, 2010. Starting the New Year will be the World Premiere of a new musical based on the music of Diane Warren, The Rhythm of the Night, playing March 4-14, 2011, and the 2010-2011 season will close with Paul Slade Smith’s hilarious comedy Unnecessary Farce, playing April 28 – May 8, 2011.

U.S. Drag, winner of the Blackburn Prize as the outstanding play written by a female, is a fascinating treatise on the lure of fame and money in our contemporary culture. The story revolves around Allison and Angela, two intelligent liberal arts graduates who refuse to settle for working for minimum wage. They think that they deserve better than toiling in the basement of Conde Nast, and so they drift around making their living by scamming drinks and "cab fare" from men in bars. They keep their rent cheap by living with Ned, a rich and tightly-wound Wall Streeter who lets them live with him so long as they bring home hot girls for him to meet. Angela and Allison are always on the lookout for a quick and easy way to make money, so when James alerts them to the $100,000 reward for the latest Manhattan serial killer, they jump at the chance to make an “easy buck.”  But things are never as easy as they seem. U.S. Drag will be performed October 7 -17, 2010 and directed by Gail Cronauer.

You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown is delightful family musical that highlights a day in the life of loveable Charlie Brown.  All of your favorite “Peanuts” characters are here; including his dog Snoopy, who thinks he is the German ace known as The Red Baron; Linus, who forever needs his security blanket; Linus' aggressive sister Lucy; the silent but wise birdie, Woodstock; and the dapper pianist Schroeder, who is obsessed with Beethoven. They deal, in their own special ways, with such juvenile concerns as baseball, sibling rivalry, unrequited love, and school. You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown will be performed October 12-17, 2010 and directed by Brad Baker and Mark Mullino.

Hello Human Female is an odd and whimsical tale with the message that being full of love, kindness and understanding can make up for pretty much all of our apparent shortcomings. When an online dating service connects Tamela, a guileless 37 year old virgin looking for love, with Dr. Gorn, an evil scientist with ambitions of world domination, things don't go according to plan.  Tamela falls instantly in love with Dr. Gorn’s henchman, Blork; a simple, misshapen, noodle-armed creation. But, when Tamela takes Blork home to meet her Mother, Blork is quickly sent away on what ultimately becomes a journey of self-discovery. The play follows Blork on his trek, with Tamela hot on his trail as they come across a coterie of eccentric individuals. Hello Human Female will be performed December 2-12, 2010 and Directed by Robin Armstrong.

The Rhythm of the Night  is a World Premiere of a new musical featuring the songs of pop composer Diane Warren.  This musical will trace Ms. Warren’s Grammy award-winning career in an exciting evening of song and dance; including such pop hits as “Because You Loved Me” (Celine Dione), “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing” (Aerosmith), “How Do I Live?” (LeAnn Rimes), “Un-Break My Heart” (Toni Braxton), and many others.  Rhythm of the night will be performed March 4-14, 2011 and directed by Brad Baker and Mark Mullino with choreography by Paula Morelan.

Unnecessary Farce is a hilarious comedy in the tradition of Lend Me a Tenor and Noises Off.  In a cheap motel room, an embezzling mayor is supposed to meet with his female accountant, while in the room next-door, two undercover cops wait to catch the meeting on videotape. But there's some confusion as to who's in which room, who's being videotaped, who's taken the money, who's hired a hit man, and why the accountant keeps taking off her clothes!  Critics have called this play “two hours of non-stop laughter!”  Unnecessary Farce will be performed April 28 – May 8, 2011 and directed by Robin Armstrong.

The Collin Theatre Center is located on the Spring Creek Campus of Collin College in Plano (2800 E. Spring Creek Pkwy.)  Season tickets will be on sale in June.  A General Admission subscription includes five shows for $43.  A Student/Senior (age 55 +) subscription includes five shows for $33. These prices include discounts of up to 20% off regular ticket prices. For additional information about the Collin Theatre Center’s 2009-2011 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.