Show Dates – April 21st, 22nd, 29th, & 30th, 2017 with performances to be held at the Jane Tasch Performing Arts Center.
This show is generously sponsored by Econoprint in Pinckney and Sound Financial Services in Brighton.
Tickets will be on sale Mid-March. Please check back for more information.
In September of 2003, the blockbuster film, Calendar Girls, hit the theatres and brought this poignant and uplifting story to the attention of the world. While not a musical, it has been said that screenwriter Tim Firth's stage version of the script takes aim squarely at the audience that flocked to see "Mamma Mia!" and hits its mark!
When Annie Clarke's husband, John, is diagnosed with leukemia, her close friend, Chris Harper, anxious to purchase a comfortable sofa for the visitors' lounge in the hospital where he was treated hatches a plan. She hits upon the idea of printing an “alternative” calendar featuring some of the members of the Knapely branch of the Women's Institute engaged in traditional WI activities, such as baking and knitting, in order to raise funds. Her proposal initially is met with great skepticism, but she eventually convinces a few other women to participate in the project with her. The head of the local Women's Institute branch refuses to sanction the calendar, and Chris and Annie go to a national congress of the Women's Institute in London to plead their case. They are told the final decision rests with the local leader, who grudgingly agrees to the calendar's sale. The initial printing quickly sells out, and before long the tiny village is bombarded with members of the international media anxious to report the feel-good story. In the end, these brave women raised enough money not only for a new couch, but for a new hospital wing as well. It is the perfect story for an adult evening out with family or friends and is recommended for ages 16+.
Our beautiful cast:
CHRIS - Laura Mandernack
ANNIE - Kathi Aron
CORA - Lynn Hoseney
JESSIE - Betty Lang
CELIA - Amy Goble
RUTH - Dana Blaszkowski
EXTRA WI MEMBER - Lyn Summers
MARIE - Ann Langford
JOHN - Karl Bangert
ROD - Thom Shea
LADY CRAVENSHIRE - Mary Lukowski
BRENDA - Claire Timko
LAWRENCE, ELAINE, and LIAM – TBA