Theater roundup: New plays opening in local theaters

Local theaters are preparing for upcoming shows:

Theatre Shenandoah

Theatre Shenandoah in Edinburg will present “The Mousetrap” directed by Gary Hines.

“The Mousetrap” is a murder mystery set when a group of people gathered in a country house are cut off by snow and they discover to their horror that there is a murderer in their midst.

“The Mousetrap is set in post WWII England in a guest house in the English countryside” said Hines. “Five guests, two proprietors and a detective are snowbound when a murder takes place. No one is who they seem, as we try to determine who the killer is.”

The cast has been rehearsing since the beginning of August.

Cast members include Elizabeth Kraemer, Sarah Fath, Daniel Russell, Sean Prunka, Ashley Miyares, Polly Capansky and Lorrie Ellicott.

“I also would say, it is fun for the whole family” Hines said. “But given that it is a murder mystery there are some mature themes and only one occurrence of adult language.”

Tickets are now on sale for the upcoming performance of “The Mousetrap.”

If You Go

7:30 p.m Oct. 13, 14, 20, 21, 27 and 28.

2:30 p.m Oct. 15, 22 and 29

Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for students and seniors. Buy tickets online at http://www.theatreshenandoah.org/tickets or call the Box Office at 540-984-3972.


Schultz Theater

The Schultz Theater in Broadway will present “Little Shop of Horrors” directed by JP Gulla.

“The show is a beautiful show,” said Gulla. “The production team and cast that I’m working with on Little Shop are amazing and I am so proud of this collaboration.”

“Little Shop of Horrors” is a sci-fi horror musical with a 1960s pop/rock score by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman. It tells the story of Seymour Krelborn, a meek and dejected assistant at a floral shop who stumbles upon a strange plant which he affectionately names Audrey II, after his crush. Little does he know that  this strange and unusual plant will develop a soulful R&B voice, a potty mouth and an unquenchable thirst for human blood

As Audrey II begins to grow larger and mean, the carnivorous plant promises limitless fame and fortune to Seymour, as long as he continues providing a fresh supply of blood. Seymour discovers Audrey II’s extra-terrestrial origins and its true drive for world domination.

The cast has been rehearsing since August.

“For me a show like this is what truly makes community theater wonderful” said Gulla. “Having an inlet for the community to come together and produce a beautiful piece of theater is what every community needs and we are so excited to share this production with Broadway and neighboring towns, and furthermore are blessed to have a space in Broadway where The Schultz Theater can call home.”

Cast members include Jessica Paige Mallory, Lauren Davis, Caitie Devere, Matt Hyden, Emmie Weatherholtz and Paige Holzner.

If You Go

7 p.m today, Sept. 30, Oct. 6 and Oct. 7

3 p.m. Sunday and Oct. 8

Tickets are $15 for adults and $13 for students and seniors. Buy tickets online at http://www.schultztheatre.com/home.html or call the Box Office at 540-896-9600. Tickets may also be purchased at the door.


Rouse Center

The Rouse Center for the Arts in New Market will present Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron’s stage play “Love, Loss, and What I Wore” this weekend.

If You Go

7 p.m. today and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for seniors and students. Information, tickets: 888-341-7313 or rouss.center@gmail.com.


Selah Theatre

Selah Theate will present the drama “The Laramie Project.” The performance is based on 21-year old Matthew Shepard, a student at the University of Wyoming, who was kidnapped and beaten because he was gay and left tied to a fence in October 1998 outside Laramie, Wyoming.

If You Go

7 p.m. today and Saturday at 30 E. 8th St., Front Royal, and 3 p.m. Sunday at Hideaway Café, 200 N. Braddock St., Winchester. Future performances will be held Oct. 6-8.

Tickets are $12 online, $15 at the door and $8 and $10 for students and senior citizens. Information: 540-686.5185 or www.selahtheatreproject.org.