Adult Theatre Productions

Both our Community Theatre 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. We also offer a drop-in Improv class every Tuesday evening from 6:30 to 8:30pm.

Our Community Theatre 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 Frank Blocker directly by calling 495-8989 or emailing theaterfilm@artsbonita.org.

Our Touring Theatre 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.

New this season—the Centers are offering money-saving Theatre Passes to our exciting lineup of live theatre performances.

 

Upcoming

The Divine Sister

A comedy by Charles Busch

Thursday - Sunday, March 23-26, 2023
Thursday - Sunday, March 30-April 2, 2023
7pm, Thursday - Saturday and also
2pm, Saturday & Sunday

Auditions: January 17 & 18, 2023

Center for Performing Arts, Moe Auditorium & Film Center

Can a plucky mother superior save the convent and our immoral world with just a guitar, a bicycle and her novice charges? Damn right, she can!

“The gleefully twisted tale of the secret lives of nuns—Mr. Busch’s freshest, funniest work.” —The New York Times

The Divine Sister pays homage to nearly every film involving nuns, such as The Song of BernadetteThe Bells of St. Mary’sThe Singing Nun, and Agnes of God. This outrageous comedy tells the story of St. Veronica’s indomitable Mother Superior, who is determined to build a new school for her Pittsburgh convent. Along the way, she must deal with a young postulant experiencing ‘visions,’ sexual hysteria among her nuns, a sensitive schoolboy, a mysterious nun visiting from Berlin, and a former suitor intent on luring her away from her vows. This madcap trip through Hollywood religiosity evokes the wildly comic but affectionately observed theatrical style of the creator of Die, Mommie, Die!Psycho Beach Party; and another audience favorite Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All for You.

Generously sponsored by Northern Trust.

Stage It! 7
10-Minute Play Festival

Thursday - Sunday, May 11-14, 2023
Thursday - Sunday, May 18-21, 2023
7pm, Thursday - Saturday and also
2pm, Saturday & Sunday

Auditions: March 28 & 29, 2023

Center for Performing Arts, Moe Auditorium & Film Center

The STAGE IT! 7: Ten-Minute Play Festival is an annual short play festival that culminates with the production of at least 10 ten-minute plays, along with the release of a volume of collected short plays selected by an international panel of judges. You can participate by entering a play, auditioning for the local production that takes place May 11-14 & 18-21, 2023, buy one of our six volumes currently in print, or buy tickets to the next Festival!

Generously sponsored by Northern Trust.

The Odd Couple: Female Version

By Neil Simon

Thursday - Sunday, July 27-30, 2023
Thursday - Sunday, August 3-6, 2023
7pm, Thursday - Saturday and also
2pm, Saturday & Sunday

Auditions: May 16 & 17, 2023

Center for Performing Arts, Moe Auditorium & Film Center

The classic comedy we all love... from the women’s point of view

Female version of the Neil Simon classic. Perfect Felicia has been dumped by her spouse and escapes to her slovenly friend Olive’s place to stay.  If it’s going to work long-term, some things are going to have to change. The play retains its heartfelt look at those suffering from the end of a marriage and reminds us that even a stormy friendship can help us weather anything.

Generously sponsored by Northern Trust.

Funny Fridays

Enjoy the year-long rotating schedule of 3 great events—Funny Shorts LIVE!, Staged Reading Series & Just for Laughs.

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Funny Shorts LIVE!

December 9, 2022 (Auditions: October 24 & 25) - BUY TICKETS
March 10, 2023 (Auditions: January 17 & 18) - BUY TICKETS

Center for Performing Arts, Moe Auditorium & Film Center

December 9: ...For the Holidays!

Wear your funniest shorts/ugliest holiday sweater to win free tickets!

The Centers present 5-8 short comedic plays performed live by local actors. Their scripts are selected from the comedies we receive for the International Stage It! Ten-Minute Play Festival. A great chance to see many unique stories from many unique characters.

Generously sponsored by Northern Trust.

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Staged Reading Series

January 13, 2023 (Auditions: December 13 & 14) - BUY TICKETS
May 5, 2023 (Auditions: March 28 & 29) - BUY TICKETS
June 9, 2023 (Auditions: May 16 & 17) - BUY TICKETS

Center for Performing Arts, Moe Auditorium & Film Center

This series enhances the appreciation of the written script by offering the audience a comparison of styles and genres open for discussion with the actors, directors and playwrights. In the spirit of the fall season, the October event will explore six short plays centered on ghosts, science fiction, and other spooky topics. And yes, some comedy.

Generously sponsored by Northern Trust.

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Just for Laughs

A Comedy Variety Show

February 17, 2023, 7:30pm - BUY TICKETS
July 14, 2023, 7:30pm - BUY TICKETS

Center for Performing Arts, Moe Auditorium & Film Center

Another fantastic evening of everything funny we can find, including four professional comedians, vocalists and actors in a variety show format, minus the sequins (though there may be a few). This show is meant for mature audiences who want to laugh…a lot…and then laugh some more.

Generously sponsored by Northern Trust.

*About Auditions
Auditions are cold readings from scripts assigned at the audition. All other rehearsals will be scheduled around cast and director availability to accommodate all those concerned. We will also schedule auditions to the best of our ability. Please request your preferred date and time in advance via email at theaterfilm@artsbonita.org. We will continue to allow walk-in auditions, but we will accommodate scheduled actors first.

Click here for more information regarding upcoming auditions.