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July 31-August 31
Lovingly ripped off from the 1975 film comedy Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Spamalot will leave you in stitches. This outrageous and uproarious retelling of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table intertwines the tale of the king's quest for the Holy Grail into another Pythonesque plot: that of bringing the king and his harebrained entourage to an enchanted land called Broadway. Read More
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Directed by: Jeffery Lesniak
Musical Direction by: Steve Przybylski
Choreography by: Rikki Howie Lacewell
Jeffery Lesniak is a first-time director for ASGT, but has directed over 25 shows in the area, primarily for the Greenbelt Arts Center and Prince George's LIttle Theatre. He was named Best Director at the 1997 Maryland Theater Festival. Jeffery studied theater at the University of Minnesota. Recent directorial outings include "Avenue Q", "Reefer Madness", "Little Shop of Horrors", and "The Rocky Horror Show". As his strength apparently
lies in silly musicals, he will be a perfect fit for this particular production.
May 22-June 21
42nd Street is a musical theatre classic, a bold celebration of the transcendent joys of Broadway. The story centers on Julian Marsh, a down-on-his-luck theatrical director preparing his biggest show yet, Pretty Lady, in the depths of the Great Depression. As the show faces one obstacle after another, Julian falls for a naive but enthusiastic young chorine named Peggy Sawyer. When his leading lady, the aging diva Dorothy Brock, breaks her ankle at the last minute, Peggy is unexpectedly thrust into the spotlight for opening night, when Julian proclaims "You're going out there a youngster, but you've got to come back a star!" Read More
Directed and Choreographed by: Kristina Friedgen
Musical Direction by: Julie Ann Hawk
Kristina Friedgen is pleased to be returning to Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre after having last performed in Chicago a few summers ago. Kristina has directed and choreographed for community theatres and high schools all over the DC metro area and assisted at several area regional theatres including Signature, Round House, and Olney Theatre Center. Most recently she has directed Les Miserables, Woman in Black, The 1940s Radio Hour, Parade, Merrily We Roll Along, and The A Capella Party; she has choreographed Curtains!, All Shook Up, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Crazy for You, and the recently WATCH-nominated A Chorus Line at The Arlington Players (assistant choreographer).
June 27-July 19
SHOUT! is the mod musical that brings back the beautiful birds and smashing sounds that made England swing in the 60's. Set in London, SHOUT! travels in time from 1960 to 1970 following five women in their 20s, 30s, and 40s during the dawning liberation of women. These English and American girls were redefining themselves in the face of changing attitudes about gender just as Dusty Springfield, Petula Clark, Cilla Black, and Lulu were becoming independent women with major careers. SHOUT!, and its all-female cast, celebrates those changes through the unforgettable music of the time, the soundtrack of their lives. Read More
Directed by:Jerry Vess
Musical Direction by: Anita O'Connor
Choreography by: Jason Kimmel
Jerry Vess has directed seven shows for ASGT, and is glad to be back for Shout! The Mod Musical. Jerry is a graduate of UNC-Asheville with a BA in Drama. He moved to Annapolis after touring the Southeast for five seasons with the Patchwork Players and four summers on the Outer Banks of North Carolina performing in “The Lost Colony” Outdoor Drama. Since moving to the Annapolis area, he co-founded The Lost Caravan Children’s Theatre. Last year he directed The Little Mermaid for The Children’s Theatre of Annapolis; it was his 5th show with the group. As an actor some of his favorite roles Fagin in Oliver!, Doolittle in My Fair Lady, Dr. Scott in The Rocky Horror Picture Show, and Lockstock in Urinetown. He is a full-time staff member at AACC in Event Services and teaches Creative Dramatics for the Kids in College program.
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Re-visit our 2012 season: Anything Goes, Avenue Q, and Xanadu.
Re-visit our 2011 season: Hairspray, The Marvelous Wonderettes, and Chicago.
Are you the next break out star? For complete audition information, please visit our auditions page.
Curtain time for all performances is 8:30pm.
Each show has performances Thursday through Sunday.
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Photo by Bud Johnson for The Baltimore Sun
Photo by Bud Johnson for The Baltimore Sun