Tag Archives: Musical Theatre

Free Summer Film Series: RENT (The Movie)

Based on Puccini’s ‘La Boheme’, ‘Rent’ tells the story of one year in the life of friends living the Bohemian life in modern day East Village, New York City, 1989-1990. Among the group are our narrator, nerdy love-struck filmmaker Mark Cohen; the object of Mark’s affection, his former girlfriend, Maureen Johnson; Maureen’s Harvard-educated public interest lawyer and lesbian lover Joanne Jefferson; Mark’s roommate, HIV-positive musician and former junkie, Roger Davis; Roger’s new girlfriend, the HIV-positive drug addicted S&M dancer, Mimi Marquez; their former roommate, HIV-positive computer genius Tom Collins; Collins’ HIV-positive drag queen street musician/lover Angel; and Benjamin Coffin III, a former member of the group who married for money and has since become their landlord and the opposite of everything they stand for. Shows how much changes or doesn’t change in the 525,600 minutes that make up a year.

Starring Rosario Dawson
Taye Diggs
Wilson Jermaine Heredia
Jesse L. Martin
Idina Menzel
Adam Pascal
Anthony Rapp
Tracie Thoms

Rated PG-13 for mature thematic material involving drugs and sexuality, and for some strong language

Free Summer Film Series: Dreamgirls ( The Movie)

Detroit, the early 1960s. Curtis Taylor, Jr., a car salesman, breaks into the music business with big dreams. He signs a trio of young women, the Dreamettes, gets them a job backing an R&B performer, James “Thunder” Early, establishes his own record label and starts wheeling and dealing. When Early flames out, Curtis makes the Dreamettes into headliners as the Dreams, but not before demoting their hefty big-voiced lead singer, Effie White, and putting the softer-voiced looker, Deena Jones, in front. Soon after, he fires Effie, sends her into a life of proud poverty, and takes Deena and the Dreams to the top. How long can Curtis stay there, and will Effie ever get her due?

The film adaptation of Dreamgirls stars Jamie Foxx, Beyoncé, Eddie Murphy, and Jennifer Hudson, and also features Danny Glover, Anika Noni Rose and Keith Robinson.

Rated PG-13 for language, some sexuality and drug content

Disney’s The Little Mermaid

Take a trip under the sea with The Augusta Players, as Disney’s The Little Mermaid makes its Augusta debut.  Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen’s most beloved stories and the classic animated film, Disney’s The Little Mermaid is a hauntingly beautiful love story for the ages.  With music by eight-time Academy Award winner, Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater and a compelling book by Doug Wright, this fishy fable will capture your heart with its irresistible songs, including “Under the Sea,” “Kiss the Girl,” and “Part of Your World.”  Come fall in love with this enchanting and magical Broadway musical for the first time–or all over again!

Friday, May 11, 2018 at 8:00 PM
Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 2:00 PM
Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 8:00 PM
Sunday, May 13, 2018 at 3:00 PM
at the Imperial Theatre in Downtown Augusta

Sister Act

The Augusta Players Presents:

Sister Act is the feel-good musical comedy smash based on the hit 1992 film that has audiences jumping to their feet!  Featuring original music by Tony-and-eight-time Oscar winner, Alan Menken (Newsies, Beauty and the Beast, Little Shop of Horrors), this uplifting musical was nominated for five Tony Awards, including Best Musical.  Filled with powerful gospel music, outrageous dancing and truly moving story, Sister Act will leave audiences breathless.  A sparkling tribute to the universal power of friendship, Sister Act is reason to REJOICE!

February 23-25, 2018 at the Imperial Theater in Downtown Augusta.

Auditions for Sister Act

Sister Act is the feel-good musical comedy smash based on the hit 1992 film that has audiences jumping to their feet! Featuring original music by Tony- and eight-time Oscar winner, Alan Menken (Newsies, Beauty and the Beast, Little Shop of Horrors and many more), this uplifting musical was nominated for five Tony Awards, including Best Musical.

When disco diva, Deloris Van Cartier, witnesses a murder, she is put in protective custody in the one place the cops are sure she won’t be a found: a convent! Disguised as a nun, she finds herself at odds with both the rigid lifestyle and uptight Mother Superior. Using her unique disco moves and singing talent to inspire the choir, Deloris breathes new life into the church and community but, in doing so, blows her cover. Soon, the gang is giving chase, only to find them up against Deloris and the power of her newly found sisterhood.

Filled with powerful gospel, pop and musical-theatre music, outrageous dancing and a truly moving and hilarious story, Sister Actwill leave audiences breathless. The cast is chock full of amazing roles for women of all ages. A sparkling tribute to the universal power of friendship, Sister Act is a FABULOUS reason to RAISE YOUR VOICE and REJOICE!

All roles are available.

Age ranges listed are for the character not necessarily the actor playing the role.