Directed by Paula Mabry
Musical direction by Bob Hawkins
April 5-8 and April 10-12 and 14, 2018
(Please note there will be no show on Friday, April 13 and two shows on Saturday, April 14)
(Shows nightly at 7:30 p.m., with matinees on Sunday, April 8 and Saturday, April 14 at 2 p.m.)
With the houselights down, a man in a chair appears on stage and puts on his favorite record: the cast recording of fictitious 1928 musical "The Drowsy Chaperone". The recording comes to life as the man in the chair watches along, interjecting his own thoughts throughout the story of two lovers on the eve of their wedding, a bumbling best man, a desperate theatre producer, a not-so-bright hostess, two gangsters posing as pastry chefs, a misguided Don Juan and an intoxicated chaperone. Mixed together, you have all the ingredients for a madcap, musical-comedy delight.
Starkville Community Theatre’s production of Paper Thin, written by our own T.K. Lee, won Best Production at the Southeastern Theatre Conference Festival in March, along with several other awards. The show advanced to SETC after winning Best Production at the 2018 Mississippi Theatre Association Festival in January.
Directed by Pattye Archer, the world premiere of Paper Thin featured Madeline Golden, Ben Lang and Paul Ruff. In addition to Best Production at SETC, cast members Ben Lang and Paul Ruff tied for Best Supporting Actor. The show was also recognized for Outstanding Achievement in Scenic Design, Outstanding Backstage Achievement, and Special Recognition for Outstanding New Work for T.K. Lee.
At MTA, Madeline Golden and Paul Ruff received Outstanding Achievement in Acting Awards, and the show won Best Scenic Design for the set. The set was design by Pattye Archer and Erika Morrison and built by Marty Haug with Paul Ruff, Ben Lang and several other volunteers.
This marks the second year in a row SCT has won Best Production at both MTA and SETC. Last year the theatre's production of Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike advanced to AACTFest. This year there is no national competition as AACT happens every other year.
Thank you to our 2017-2018 season sponsors. Their generous support allows us to continue providing quality, award-winning entertainment to you season after season.