Astral Tehatre Collective presents Adventures in Santa Claus Land

Astral Theatre Collective is proud to announce their upcoming Christmas production entitled Adventures in Santa Claus Land.  This play will be presented at the Alban Arts Center in Saint Albans on the weekends of December 6-8 and 13-15, 2019.  This family friendly holiday show is about the adventures of three children as they seek out the magical home of Santa Claus.  Along the way they meet some interesting characters, battle the evil Krampus, and learn a valuable lesson regarding the importance of belief.  This play is an original work by John Johnson, loosely based upon a children’s story first written in 1878 called Lil’s Travels in Santa Claus Land.  Astral Theatre Collective is proud to be bringing this production to the stage in the annual tradition of the Alban Arts Center Christmas plays performed in the past. 

Since 2016, Astral Theatre Collective LLC has been performing across the state of West Virginia, bringing to life productions of a literary and historical flavor with the goal of entertaining, educating, and inspiring audiences through great stories.  Performing at area theaters, libraries, and universities, Astral Theatre Collective presents materials by native playwrights performed by local talent. 

           

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Our 2019 Season


Matilda: The Musical
The little genius Matilda overcomes obstacles, including the wicked Miss Trunchbull, to save the day!
Auditions: July 13 & 14
Shows:
Sept 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22
Rock of Ages
Rock of Ages takes you back to the times of big bands with big egos playing big guitar solos and sporting even bigger hair!  featuring the hits of bands including Night Ranger, REO Speedwagon, Pat Benatar, Twisted Sister, and others.
Auditions: August 23 & 24

Shows:
November 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24

The Colored Museum
In a series of 11 “exhibits” (sketches), the review explores and satires prominent themes and identities of African-American culture.
Auditions: November 2 & 3
Shows:
February 21, 22, 23, 28, 29 & March 1

Long Days Journey Into Night
Written by Eugene O’Neil, this Tony Award winning play revolves around the Tyrone family, consisting of parents James and Mary and their sons Edmund and Jamie. Mary is addicted to morphine and Edmund is ill with tuberculosis. The “Long Day” refers to the setting of the play, which takes place during one day.
Shows:
April 24, 25, 26 and May 1, 2, 3

A Wrinkle in Time
A Wrinkle in Time is the story of Meg Murry, a high-school-aged girl who is transported on an adventure through time and space with her younger brother Charles Wallace and her friend Calvin O’Keefe to rescue her father, a gifted scientist, from the evil forces that hold him prisoner on another planet.
Shows:
June 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14

 

 

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At the legendary Bourbon Room dreams are coming true. Ok, maybe they aren’t the dreams
that were the same in the beginning, but dreams are powerful, and the rock  atmosphere of the ‘80s is “Just Like Paradise”. Sherrie is a small town girl, whose dreams
of being an actress led her to the famous Sunset Strip in Los Angeles, there she meets Drew, an aspiring rocker, has been waiting for a girl like her.  An almost destined love story is about to take place. Or, is it? Dennis Dupree, owner of the Bourbon Room, and his friend
Lonny are put against the wily and corrupt Hertz Klineman, who has plans to turn this bastion of rock and roll into a Footlocker athletic store. Protests, aided by the fiery Regina, keep the bulldozers at bay for now, but for how long
can “We’re Not Gonna Take It’ hold out against the wrecking ball. Meanwhile, before love can grow between Sherrie and Drew, the famous rock star Stacee Jaxx
“Wanted Dead or Alive” shows up to play one final gig at the Bourbon. Sherrie finds out what love can cost in “I Wanna Know What Love is”, and she loses her
job only to find a new one as a stripper at the Venus Club in “Shadows of the Night.” Drew, who rejected Sherrie for her fling, almost enjoys fame; not as a rocker, but as the member of a boy band. Regina keeps the street hanging on and finds
an ally in Franz, son of the hated Hertz, to keep the dreams of the street alive. Stacee once again thwarts Sherrie and Drew’s love story, but karma is coming for him as a “Renegade”. Eventfully, true love prevails after many roses and many thorns; the trick is to “Don’t Stop Believin.”

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Alban Arts Academy
Fall 2019

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