Adult Theater

Both our Community Theater Program for Adults and our Touring Theatrical Productions feature great entertainment opportunities. You can audition and perform, assist backstage, help with sets or costuming. Or, share the creative process as part of our audience, enjoy performances of all kinds from musicals and murder mystery to comedy and drama.

Our Community Theater Program for Adults offers adults opportunities to participate in a variety of theater productions. Auditions are by appointment and we encourage everyone to audition or participate, especially to help out with costumes and scenery! If you’re interested in helping behind the scenes contact Craig Price directly by calling 495-8989 or emailing theaterdir@artsbonita.org.

Our Touring Theater productions bring professional actors currently touring across the US. These highly respected repertory actors bring top-quality performances, community engagement workshops, artist residencies, master classes and more. For workshops, residencies and master class participation inquiries please email cfabs@artsbonita.org.

This Season

Stabilized Not Controlled

Touring Production


Performance: Saturday, January 21, 2017; 8:00pm
(Center for Performing Arts - Moe Auditorium & Film Center)

Tickets: $22 General Admission (10% off for current CFABS Members)
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Meet evil landlord “Killer” Joe and arch nemesis Lorna Breedlove, a rent-stabilized septuagenarian sex addict in recovery. NY Drama Desk Award nominee and recent "Ovation Recommended" actor/writer Frank Blocker performs this edgy comedy about the love of man for his property. The battle rages over a 5-floor walk-up occupied by a Log Cabin-accountant, an aging stoner, The Fake English Actress, and homeless squatter Jackie O. Construction all around them and a failing City infrastructure could do them all in. But ... Leave Manhattan? Not on your life.

Stage It! 10 Minute Plays

CFABS Community Players Production


Auditions: Thursday, January 12, 2017; 6:00 - 8:00pm
(Center for Performing Arts - Hinman Auditorium)
There are 36 roles available: 18 men, 17 women, 1 child.
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Rehearsals: TBA

Performance: Saturday & Sunday, February 18 & 19, 2017, 8:00pm
(Center for Performing Arts - Hinman Auditorium)

Tickets: $12 General Admission (10% off for current CFABS Members)
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STAGE IT! 10-Minute Plays is a celebration of playwrights and audiences. We want plays that should be staged, need to be staged, that audiences want or need to see. Capitalizing on the history of the successful Stage THIS! Series of short plays and monologues; and the fantastic resources at the Center for Performing Arts, we will publish the winners as well as produce a select group of plays chosen from the book. Selected plays will be cast and performed at Center for Performing Arts along with a Book Release Party.

Broadway's Next Hit Musical

Touring Production


Performance: Friday, February 24, 2017; 8:00pm
(Center for Performing Arts - Hinman Auditorium)

Tickets: $47 Premium Seats | $42 Center Seats | $37 Side Seats
(10% off for current CFABS Members)
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Every song is fresh. Every scene is new. Every night is different. It’s all improvised and it’s all funny. The hysterical Broadway’s Next H!T Musical is the only unscripted theatrical awards show. Master improvisers gather made up, hit song suggestions from the audience and create a spontaneous evening of music, humor, and laughter. The audience votes for their favorite song and watches as the cast turns it into a full blown improvised musical - complete with memorable characters, witty dialogue, and plot twists galore.

Later Life

CFABS Community Players Production


Auditions: Wednesday, January 11, 2017; 5:30 - 7:30pm
(Center for Performing Arts - Hinman Auditorium)

Roles:
RUTH – (FEMALE. AGE: 50-60) Beautiful, smart, fun-loving, yet sophisticated, Ruth runs into her old flame Austin. Hoping to restore his passion, she is flirtatious and charming with Austin but must choose between him and her estranged, abusive, ne'er do well husband, from whom she suddenly hears.
AUSTIN – (MALE. AGE: 50-60) Distinguished, good looking, conservative Bostonian who has spent his life convinced that something terrible is bound to happen. He meets Ruth at a cocktail party and must choose between his predictable life of quiet desperation or leaping head first into an affair with fun-loving Ruth, who quickly gets his number and truly understands him. This just may be his last chance at love.
FEMALE. SECOND LEAD. (AGE: 50-60) To play 5 additional characters: 1. Hostess with the mostest. 2. Bostonian older, sweet, maternal. 3. High society dowager with tight-jawed NYC accent. 4. Fun-loving Southerner. 5. Cultured and artistic New Yorker.
MALE. SECOND LEAD. (AGE: 50-60) To play 5 additional characters: 1. Professor type. 2. Crotchety older man. 3. Computer nerd. 4. Fun-loving Southerner. 5. Wealthy attorney with a few drinks in him.

Rehearsals: TBA

Performance: April 6 - 9, 2017, 8:00pm; April 8 & 9, 2017, 3:00pm
(Center for Performing Arts - Moe Auditorium)

Tickets: $25 General Admission (10% off for current CFABS Members)
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Austin has spent his entire life convinced that something terrible is bound to happen to him. One night, at a party overlooking Boston harbor, he has the pleasure of rekindling a romance begun almost thirty years ago with Ruth. Now a multiple divorcee, Ruth’s personal life is in such turmoil that mutual friends look to Austin as Ruth’s last shot at normalcy.

At the same time, these friends are hoping the wildly unpredictable Ruth will help loosen Austin from the grip of years of depression and lifelessness. Comically, and sometimes painfully, these two people rediscover each other and themselves while a bevy of free-spirited guests rally behind them and remind them of the infinite possibilities that life holds, should one only choose to pursue them.

Theater Classes

Check out all the theater classes available at the Centers for the Arts right now. Click here for more information or contact the Centers for the Arts at 239-495-8989 to register.

Workshops

Musical Improv Workshop for Teens and Adults
Thursday, February 23, 2017; 7pm
$25; Center for Performing Arts

Join the cast of Broadway’s Next Hit Musical as they lead you through improvisational exercises and games which illustrate the basic philosophy and rules of improvisation. They will also introduce you to the basics of musical improvisation, and lead exercises in creating an improvised melody and lyrics as well as introduce techniques to improvisational rhyme.