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Milford, Delaware
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CURTAIN TIMES
Friday & Saturday... 7:00p  /  Sunday... 2:00p


TICKET INFORMATION

All of our Children's Theater tickets are
General Admission
Pay-at-the-Door... No Reservations

Friday Night performances are
Pay What You Can... Donations Only!

Saturday & Sunday Prices:
$5.00 Child / $10.00 Adult
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Second Street Players /  Riverfront Theater  /  2 South Walnut St. /  Milford, DE 19963
Mail to: PO Box 470 Milford, DE 19963 / Tickets: (800) 838-3006  /  info@secondstreetplayers.com
Second Street Players is supported, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The Division promotes Delaware arts events on www.DelawareScene.com.

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2019 Schedule of Saturday Shows & Events
All Seats $5 / Doors Open 6:30p / Curtain 7:00p

JUN 14 & 15 -- Mr. Moribund presents
"S'careol: Santa is Captured by the Martians"
JUL Daytime movies for kids and kids' organizations.
Dates and movie selections TBA.
AUG 17 -- Singin' in the Rain
SEP 28 -- Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert
OCT 25 & 26 -- Mr. Moribund's Theater of Terror
NOV 16 -- Big Fish
DEC 21 -- It's a Wonderful Life
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Our 2019 Season...
TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD - FEB 1-2-3, 8-9-10
directed by Diane Counts
HAPPY DAYS: A NEW MUSICAL - JUL 19-20-21, 26-27-28
directed by Josh Gross and Laura Howard
BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS -MAY 10-11-12, 17-18-19
directed by Mark Dissinger
Elf the Musical - NOV 29-30, DEC 1, 6-7-8, 13-14-15
SALLY COTTER AND THE CENSORED STONE
MAY 24-25-26
directed by Guy Crawford and Ashby Amory
THE LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW
MAR 15-16-17     directed by Ben Wilcox and Seth Wilcox
THE HOBBIT
OCT 11-12-13     directed by Bill Walton
CHILDREN'S THEATER
MAIN STAGE SHOWS
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RUN FOR YOUR WIFE- SEP 13-14-15, 20-21-22
directed by Steve Twilley
Comedy Set to Open September 13...
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Run For Your Wife
written by Ray Cooney
directed by Steve Twilley

Fridays SEPT 13 & 20 at 7:00p
Saturdays SEPT 14 & 21 at 7:00p
Sundays SEPT 15 & 22 at 2:00p

SSP's Riverfront Theater
2 South Walnut Street / Milford DE 19963
PARENTAL ADVISORY: This show contains situations
and language intended for mature audiences.
Our Next Children's Theater Event...
Second Street Players
Children's Theater Series announces...

J. R. R. Tolkien's
THE HOBBIT
adapted by Edward Mast
directed by Bill Walton

Fri OCT 11 & Sat OCT 12 at 7:00p
Sun OCT 13 at 2:00p

SSP's Riverfront Theater Downtown Milford, Delaware
SHOW DATES:
October
11-12-13
2019
About THE HOBBIT
This version of Tolkien's classic novel is a suspenseful, fast-moving journey through the sometimes dark, sometimes charming, always compelling world of Middle Earth. Bilbo Baggins is a comfortably well-off hobbit with a love for rousing adventure stories. Real adventures, however, are definitely not his cup of tea. So when Gandalf the wizard knocks at Bilbo's door, bringing with him Thorin Oakenshield, eleven ragged looking dwarfs, and a contract for an adventure to recover the lost treasure of Lonely Mountain, Bilbo could not be less interested—at first. But Bilbo's love of a good story gets the better of him, and before he knows it, he is off on a perilous quest over mountain and under hill through caves and forest and slimy dark places.
Main Stage AUDITIONS for ELF The Musical set for AUG 25 & 27...
Second Street Players announces auditions for its Holiday 2019 show, Elf The Musical! Come be a part of this modern classic on the stage.

Auditions will be held on Sunday, AUG 25 from 5:00p to 7:00p. and Tuesday, AUG 27 from 6:00p to 8:00p at SSP's Riverfront Theater in downtown Milford DE. Be prepared for a cold read from the script and to sing a Broadway tune a cappella or bring a CD for our player.

Show dates are November 29-30, December 1, 6-7-8 & 13-14-15, 2019. (Note: this show is planned for three weekends.)
Elf the Musical

Audition Information
Auditions will be held Sun AUG 25 at 5p and Tue AUG 27 at 6p at SSP's Riverfront Theater in downtown Milford DE.
Casting is open to ages 12 to 99. Show dates are NOV 29-30 and DEC 1, 6-7-8, 13-14-15. You must be available for all performances!

-  Prepare to do a cold read from the script.

-  Prepare to sing a Broadway-style song that shows vocal range. Sing a cappella or bring a CD for our player.

-  Prepare to do some light choreography


Character Breakdown

Buddy - Male - Age: 25 to 45
Jovie - Female - Age: 25 to 35
Walter - Male - Age: 50 to 70
Emily - Female - Age: 35 to 50
Michael - Male - Age: 12 to 16
Deb - Female - Age: 25 to 55
Manager - Male - Age: 30 to 40
Greenway - Male - Age: 45 to 65
Santa  - Male - Age: 40 to 80
Chadwick - Male - Age: 20 to 50
Matthews - Male - Age: 20 to 50

...Plus Ensemble Roles


Production Team

Director...   Tammy Crawford
Assistant Director...   Sarah Biasi
Music Director...   Bill Holmes
Choreographer...   Maria Bagley


Character Descriptions

Buddy
Born a human but raised at the North Pole as a Christmas Elf, Buddy is eager to find his place in the world. He is a child at heart and that child-like curiosity makes him both endearing and gets him into trouble.

Jovie
Buddy's girlfriend. She works at Macy's and has a bit of a cynical outlook on life and love because of the men she's dated. She is caught off guard by Buddy's genuinely big heart.

Walter
Buddy's workaholic father. He is a Children's book writer, but lacks any of the childlike spirit that Buddy has. He is selfish, tense, and generally angry with life.

Emily
Walter's wife. Though she is sweet and willing to take him in, she thinks Buddy is crazy at first. Wishes her husband would spend more time with the family.

Michael
Buddy's stepbrother who is excited to have a new friend and brother. Unlike his mother, he doesn't take much convincing to have Christmas spirit, but like his mother, he wishes his father would spend more time with the family.

Deb
Walter's secretary. Takes an instant liking to Buddy simply for the novelty of it. Though she aims to please and is a bit of a suck-up, she feels under appreciated.

Manager
A heavy-set manager at Macy's. He is a good, friendly guy just trying to do his job and get by.

Greenway
Walter's boss. He is what Walter will become if he continues down the path he is on. A tyrannical, workaholic who cares nothing about the people around him or who work for him.

Santa
Just another workingman. Loves his job and Christmas, but also likes to kick-back and watch the game when a rare opportunity arises. A natural storyteller.

Chadwick
One of Walter's right-hand men. He is desperate to keep his job, and perhaps the dumber of the two.

Matthews
One of Walter's right-hand men. He is desperate to keep his job and is the schemer of the two.

Ensemble
Mrs. Claus, Elves, Charlie, Shwanda, Mr. Narwhal, Teenager, Employees, Security Guard 1 & 2, Customer 1 & 2, Saleswoman, Store Elf 1 & 2, Fake Santa 1 & 2 & 3, Boy, Mother, Policeman 1 & 2, Sarah, Jim, Vendor, Waitress, Charlotte, Man, Woman, others as needed.

Book by Thomas Meehan and Bob Martin
Music by Matthew Sklar         Lyrics by Chad Beguelin
Based on the New Line Cinema film by David Berenbaum.
Directed by Tammy Crawford
presented through special arrangement with
Music Theatre International (MTI)

Show dates are NOV 29-30, DEC 1, 6-7-8 & 13-14-15, 2019
(Note: this show is planned for three weekends.)

Our 2020 Season...
MOON OVER BUFFALO - JAN 31; FEB 1-2, 7-8-9
OLIVER! - JUL 17-18-19; 24-25-26
CAUGHT IN THE NET - APR 17-18-19; 24-25-26
IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE - NOV 27-28-29; DEC 4-5-6
BEDTIME STORIES (AS TOLD BY OUR DAD) (WHO MESSED THEM UP) - MAY 15-16-17
SALLY COTTER AND THE PRISONER OF ALA KATRAZ - FEB 28-29, MAR 1
THE BIG BAD MUSICAL - OCT 9-10-11
CHILDREN'S THEATER 2020
MAIN STAGE SHOWS 2020
THE BEST MAN - SEP 11-12-13; 18-19-20
Second Street Players Announces its 2020 Season of Shows

Second Street Players, located at Riverfront Theater, 2 S. Walnut Street, Milford, Delaware, proudly announces its five Main Stage and three Children's Theater shows for its 40th anniversary season in 2020.

Second Street Players offers something for everyone next year with its featured Main Stage productions, ranging from side-splitting comedies to a Tony-winning musical to a thought-provoking drama to a heart-warming holiday standard. The 2020 season's five Main Stage shows (with performance dates) are:

Moon Over Buffalo (Jan. 31; Feb. 1, 2, 7, 8, 9). This madcap screwball comedy by Ken Ludwig, about the larger-than-life personalities that inhabit the world of the theatre, was nominated for two Tony Awards when it ran on Broadway. In the play, George and Charlotte Hay, two fading stars of the 1950s, are performing onstage in Buffalo, NY, their marriage on the rocks after George’s dalliance with a young ingenue. Then they learn that famed director Frank Capra is coming to town to see their show and may cast them in his next movie. Unfortunately, everything that can go wrong onstage does go wrong as hilarious misunderstandings and backstage shenanigans pile upon each other.

Caught in the Net (April 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26). Ray Cooney's hilarious, fast-paced sequel to Run for Your Wife (Second Street's Fall 2019 show), finds the bigamist taxi driver John Smith still keeping his two families in different parts of London, both happy and blissfully unaware of each other. However, his teenage children, a girl from one family and a boy from the other, have met on the Internet and are anxious to meet in person since they have so much in common! Keeping them apart plunges John into a situation that quickly spirals out of control as the kids' dad juggles outrageously with the truth.

Oliver! (July 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26). This Tony-winning musical, based on Charles Dickens' novel, Oliver Twist, is widely hailed as a true theatrical masterpiece. The streets of Victorian England will come to life as Oliver, a malnourished orphan in a workhouse, becomes the neglected apprentice of an undertaker. The boy escapes to London and finds temporary acceptance with a group of petty thieves and pickpockets led by the elderly but sinister Fagin. Oliver! won three Tony Awards and features such memorable songs as “Consider Yourself,” “As Long As He Needs Me,” and “Food Glorious Food.”

The Best Man (Sept. 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20). Two presidential front-runners – a principled statesman and a candidate of the people – vie for their party's nomination at the summer National Convention. Both fight for the support of the popular former president and ultimately resort to vicious mudslinging in a very nasty and public contest. Written in 1960, Gore Vidal's Tony-winning drama was revived on Broadway in 2000 and again in 2012 and is still just as timely and sharp-witted today.

It's A Wonderful Life (Nov. 27, 28, 29; Dec, 4, 5, 6). Everyone knows this heartwarming holiday story of George Bailey, the Everyman from the small town of Bedford Falls, whose dreams of escape and adventure have been quashed by family obligation and civic duty, whose guardian angel comes on Christmas Eve to save him from despair and to remind him – by showing him what the world would have been like had he never been born – that his has been, after all, a wonderful life. This faithful adaptation by James Rodgers has all of your favorite characters celebrating the faith of the season and reminding us that the love and support of family and community will always be rewarded.

All tickets for Second Street Players' 2020 season of Main Stage shows are reserved seats and priced at $17 for Moon Over Buffalo, Caught in the Net, The Best Man, and It's A Wonderful Life. Tickets for the musical Oliver! are $20. A one dollar discount is offered to seniors (age 65 and over) and students (18 and under) for Sunday matinees. Tickets at the door may be purchased with cash, personal check or charged with MasterCard, VISA, or Discover.

Tickets may be also reserved by credit card by calling 800-838-3006 or online by visiting www.secondstreetplayers.com and clicking on Box Office. A small service fee is charged for credit card purchases.

Don't miss a show next year – and save on ticket prices – by ordering a season ticket subscription for $85 each or $80 for a Senior/Student Season Sunday Ticket. Each subscription includes one ticket per show and the discounted price is for Sunday matinees only. To order season tickets and choose your seats, or for more information, go online to www.secondstreetplayers.com.



Second Street Players' Children's Theater provides families with high fun, low cost live entertainment. These shows can be enjoyed by anyone from four-years-old and up. They are specifically designed so that young people can experience and discover the magic of live onstage performances. The 2020 season's three Children's Theater shows (with performance dates) are:

Sally Cotter and the Prisoner of Ala Katraz (Feb. 28, 29, March 1). Sally Cotter is back, after appearing in this popular parody series on the Riverfront stage in 2019, and she is once again dreaming that she is a student at the bewitching Frogbull Academy of Sorcery. But this time she's caught up in teenage drama as well as dealing with mysterious escaped convict Taurus Ford and battling her rival, Ursa Malaise, in the Gauntlet of Ire. Will she triumph at the expense of helping her best friends, Dave and Harmonica, with their romantic woes, all while evading Murderdeath and his terrifying Demeaners?

Bedtime Stories (As Told By Our Dad) (Who Messed Them Up) (May 15, 16, 17). It's Dad's turn to tell his three rambunctious kids their bedtime stories, but when he gets fuzzy on the details, the classics get creative: a prince with a snoring problem spices up The Princess and The Pea, The Boy Who Cried Wolf cries dinosaur instead, and Rumpelstiltskin helps turn all that pesky gold into straw. You may think you know your fairy tales, but not the way Dad tells them!

The Big Bad Musical (Oct. 9, 10, 11). A courtroom has never been more lively and fun than in this smart and wickedly funny musical where the audience serves as the jury in the biggest trial ever in the fairy-tale world! The notorious Big Bad Wolf is being slapped with a class-action lawsuit by storybooks of quirky characters who want to get even: Little Red Riding Hood, her Grandmother, the Three Little Pigs and the Shepherd in charge of the Boy Who Cried Wolf. With Sydney Grimm as the commentator on live Court TV, the two greatest legal minds in the Enchanted Forest – the Evil Stepmother and the Fairy Godmother – clash in a trial that will be remembered forever after.



Children's Theater tickets are $10 for each show and are sold separately from Second Street's Main Stage Season Ticket subscriptions. Seating is general admission open seating so no reservations are necessary. Groups are encouraged to attend and can arrange a special discount rate by calling the theatre at 302-422-0220.

Second Street Players is a year-round community theater which, since 1980, has produced shows covering practically every genre. Information about shows, auditions, special events, and other announcements can be found at www.secondstreetplayers.com and on Facebook. The newly renovated Riverfront Theater, home of Second Street Players, is located at 2 South Walnut Street on the south bank of the Mispillion River in scenic downtown Milford, Delaware. The theater is handicapped accessible and can accommodate the hearing impaired. Nearby parking is plentiful and free. Shows begin at 7 pm for Friday and Saturday evening performances, and at 2 pm for Sunday matinees.

Auditions for all of Second Street's shows, whether for the Main Stage or Children's Theater, are open to the public. Audition dates and casting information are always posted online at www.secondstreetplayers.com. Second Street's directors, musical directors, and choreographers make the process easy and fun, especially for first-time auditioners. Second Street Players is an all volunteer organization and it takes the entire community getting involved to make community theatre possible.

Second Street Players is supported, in part, by grants from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency dedicated to nurturing and supporting the arts in Delaware, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The Division promotes Delaware arts events online at www.DelawareScene.com.


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SSP's Call for Directors 2020 Season

Individuals interested in directing a show in the 2020 season should submit a letter of intent by September 1, 2019, to matjead@comcast.net. All director submissions should include the a Letter of Interest stating your desire to direct at Second Street Players, which show you are submitting for and a basic concept for that show. Your concept should include:

1. your overall vision for the show including why you want to direct, what you will bring to this show as director and what you hope audiences will take away from performances of your production;

2. technical aspects such as set, sound, lights, props, and special effects;

3. what you see as challenges in directing this show and how you propose to meet those challenges;

4. potential production staff members you plan to work with; and

5. your experience with managing a budget.

- A list (resume format is fine) of all productions directed—including theater, location and year. Relevant theatre experience may be included as well as additional support materials and current contact information (phone and email address mandatory).

- Any possible schedule conflicts that may exist during the pre-production months, tech week, and production dates of the show. In general, the productions audition approximately 8 weeks prior to tech week.  Take into consideration that rehearsals are to be held weeknights (up until 10 pm), Saturdays during the day and/or Sunday afternoons and evenings. Occasionally, the rehearsal period for consecutive shows overlaps and rehearsal dates will be coordinated between directors.

- If you have not directed at Second Street Players in the last five years, a list of three references familiar with your past work. The list must include each reference’s name, address, phone number, and email address.
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