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Prestonwood Christian Academy Plano 2021-22 Theatre Season

Senior Black Box Show

The Trojan Women

Adapted from Euripides classic work by Ellen McLaughlin

In the wake of their devastating defeat, the women of Troy, all now widows, wait on the beach below the ravaged city to be claimed by their Greek conquerors. Though the war is over, exile and degradation lie ahead and the fates of these women, including Queen Hecuba, her daughter Cassandra, the doomed, mad prophetess, and her daughter-in-law Andromache, widow of the great Hector, are still in the balance.

September 23-25, 2021
PCA Blackbox Theatre

 

 

Performance Dates and Times:

Thursday, September 23, 2021 @ 7:30pm
Friday, September 24, 2021 @ 7:30pm
Saturday, September 25, 2021 @ 2:00pm
Saturday, September 25, 2021 @ 7:30pm

 

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PCA Fall Play

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane

Adapted by Dwayne Hartford. From the book by Kate DiCamillo.

Edward Tulane is an expensive toy rabbit made of china. He is loved by a little girl named Abilene, but Edward doesn’t care. He is vain and self-centered. He has no interest in anyone other than himself. On an ocean voyage, Edward is accidentally thrown overboard and sinks to the bottom of the sea. So begins his journey—a journey over which he has no control, for he is a toy rabbit. He can neither move nor speak. As years pass by, Edward meets many different people in many different situations: an older grieving couple who find comfort in Edward’s presence, a hobo and his dog who introduce Edward to a whole community of homeless wanderers, a farmer in need of a scarecrow, a sad little boy and his very ill sister, and finally a doll mender and an old doll who teach Edward an invaluable lesson. Through this miraculous journey, Edward learns what it is to love, what it is to lose that love, and how to find the courage to love again. Based on Kate DiCamillo’s beautiful novel of the same name, the play is a theatrical tour de force for an ensemble of actors and musicians.

Auditions and Callbacks:  August 26 & 31, 2021

 Audition packets available at the US Front Desk or on MyPCA starting on Wednesday, August 18.   Auditions are open to 7th -12th grade.

Performances:  November 5 & 6, 2021 at the Eisemann Center for the Performing Arts

 

 

PCA Spring Musical

Meredith Willson’s The Music Man
Book, Music and Lyrics by Meredith Willson
Story by Meredith Willson and Franklin Lacey

It's 1912 and the lovable, fast-talking con man "Professor" Harold Hill arrives in River City, Iowa promising the townsfolk that he can teach the town's children how to play in a magnificent marching band if they buy uniforms and instruments from him. It's all part of a big swindle, but falling in love with the town librarian wasn't part of the deal. With classic tunes that include "Ya Got Trouble," "Goodnight My Someone," "Till There Was You," “The Wells Fargo Wagon,” “Pick-a-Little, Talk-a-Little,” and the show-stopping "Seventy-Six Trombones," and big dance numbers, THE MUSIC MAN is an irresistible, all-American musical for the entire family!

Auditions:
Tuesday, November 30 – 8-12 grade;
Thursday, December 2 – 4th – 7th grade
Callbacks:  Monday, December 6, 2021

Audition packets available on Tuesday, November 16

Performances:  April 20-23, 2022
at the Eisemann Center for the Performing Arts


Middle School One Act Play

Fantastic Mr. Fox

Adapted from the Roald Dahl novel by Sally Reid

Boggis and Bunce and Bean/One fat, one short, one lean/These horrible crooks/So different in looks/Were nonetheless equally mean." And so begins another enchanting Roald Dahl tale concerning the extraordinary adventures of three nasty farmers, two curious creatures, a family of foxes, and our hero—a most fantastic fellow! Your audience will be fascinated as they watch Boggis, the (enormously fat!) chicken farmer; Bunce, the (pot-bellied) duck-and-goose farmer; and Bean the (thin) turkey-and-apple farmer, attempt to foil the efforts of Mr. Fox and his friends—the Badgers, the Moles, the Rabbits and the Weasels. And then, of course, they'll be held in suspense as the animals unwittingly trap themselves in Bean's Secret Cider Cellar—much to the displeasure of Rat (a rude creature) and all appear doomed. In the end, they'll cheer as Mr. Fox provides a glorious feast for each and every one—and gives rise to Mrs. Fox's proclamation that "My husband is one fantastic fox!

One Act District Competition – Late March TBD 
One Act State – Late April TBD
Public Performance – May 7, PCA Blackbox