Stage III Community Theater - Casper

Mar 20, 2012

THE LIGHTS FADE TO BLACK...the music dies away. For a moment, the audience feels that anything could happen.

The lights come up and the show begins. This is live, community theater at Stage III, and you never know what to expect.

The intimate theater-in-the-round stage and the 100 percent volunteer cast and crew can transport audiences to Victorian England, a Manhattan apartment, or a Tennessee courtroom. Wherever the plays take you, you'll meet unforgettable characters and carry home a wealth of memories.

Stage III is a non-profit, all-volunteer community theater that has produced over 100 shows since its start in 1980. In 2001, they moved into their own building, located at 900 North Center near several restaurants. Our season runs from September to June, and features six productions chosen to appeal to a broad spectrum of the community.

All evening performances are at 7:30 p.m., matinees at 2:00 p.m.

To contact Stage III Theater, please e-mail:

stage3@wyoming.com

On stage or off, you're part of the experience.

Every live theatre performance is unique...there will never be another one exactly like it. And that's thanks to you. The magic of theatre takes place in the interactions between actors and audience. Every time you laugh, cry, gasp, sigh, or simply focus your attention on someone, you make part of that magic.

If you'd like to take your involvement a step further, you'll get a warm welcome. Everyone at Stage III is a volunteer, from ushers and maintenance crew to directors and officers. Stage III has a use for practically any skill you'd like to share...acting, technical work, construction and maintenance, office work, costumes, make-up, box office, fundraising... you name it. And they are happy to share their skills with new volunteers.

Auditions are always open to everyone, and even if you're not interested in acting, they're a good opportunity to stop by and let the staff know you'd like to get involved in some capacity. If you're on the mailing list, you'll automatically be notified about auditions and shows or check the website often for information on upcoming events. To get on the mailing list, call 307-234-0946 or email stage3@wyoming.com.

THE HOUSE OF BLUE LEAVES, Mar 9-24

THE HOUSE OF BLUE LEAVES By John Guare Directed by Tom Empey "Artie Shaugnessy is a songwriter with visions of glory. Toiling by day as a zoo-keeper, he suffers in seedy lounges by night, plying his wares at piano bars in Queens, New York where he lives with his wife, Bananas. Artie’s downstairs mistress, Bunny, will sleep with him any time, but refuses to cook until they are married. On the day Pope Paul VI is making his first visit to the city, Artie’s son Ronny goes AWOL from Fort Dix, stowing a home-made bomb intended to blow up the Pope in Yankee Stadium. Also arriving is Artie’s old school chum, now a successful Hollywood producer, Billy Einhorn with starlet girlfriend in tow, who holds the key to Artie’s dreams of getting out of Queens and away from the life he so despises. But like many dreams, this promise of glory evaporates amid the chaos of ordinary lives.” The cast includes popular Casper actors, Steven Spicher, Pat Greiner, Dawn Anderson-Coates, Katie Peters, and Holly Strother, as well as some talented new (or long absent) faces, Rob Doane, Katelynd Faler, Lorie Ordiway, & Jamie Erickson. March 9, 10, 16, 17, 22, 23, and 24, At 7:30 p.m. Matinee March 18th, at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are available in advance at Grant Street Grocery, Cadillac Cowgirl, and Sonic Rainbow, or one hour prior to curtain time at the Stage III box office. Season ticket holders may call 307-234-0946 for reservations. The House of Blue Leaves is produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc., and with the support of the Wyoming Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts.

For more information, please visit http://stageiiitheatre.org/.