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War of the Worlds Coming to the Princess Theatre!

 When Orson Welles new radio production troupe, the Mercury Theatre Of the Air, broadcast H.G. Wells story "War Of the Worlds", 1000's of Americans were thrown into a panic, thinking they were hearing news reports about a real Martian invasion. BSP will reproduce the radio broadcast on the Princess stage, complete with sound effects and a very "period" feel.

On Friday and Saturday night, after the recreation of the broadcast, the stage will be quickly cleared, and the audience will be treated to the movie "The Rocky Horror Picture Show".

A percentage of the proceeds for this production, so aptly timed to conincide with Halloween, will be donated to the Princess Theatre.

Directed By: Hannah Carpenter

Cast Requirements:

Production Dates:

  • Thursday, October 26 @ 7pm
  • Friday, October 27 @ 7pm; RHPS afterward
  • Saturday, October 28 @ 2pm
  • Saturday, October 28 @ 7pm; RHPS afterward

Auditions for War of the Worlds

Auditions for "War Of the Worlds" will be held

  • Thursday, September 14 @ 6pm
  • Saturday, September 16 @ 10am

Auditions will be held at Ft. Decatur Rec Center, 610 4th Ave, Decatur.

Synopsis: When Orson Welles new radio production troupe, the Mercury Theatre Of the Air, broadcast H.G. Wells story "War Of the Worlds", 1000's of Americans were thrown into a panic, thinking they were hearing news reports about a real Martian invasion. BSP will reproduce the radio broadcast on the Princess stage, complete with sound effects and a very "period" feel.

Directed By: Hannah Carpenter

Cast Requirements:

Orson Wells/Pierson - Deceitful / Male / 20's
Announcer 1 - Urgent Male / 20-40's
Announcer 2 (and 2 others- including a 'presidential' voice) - Male / 20-40's
Announcer 3 (and 3 others) - Male/Female 20-40's
Phillips (and 3 others) - Authoritative Male / 20-50's
Wilmuth (and 3 others) - Country Man/Woman / Authoritative Man/Woman - 20-40's
Smith (and 3 others - including 'Stranger') - "Shifty" / Commanding - Male 20-40

Non Speaking roles:
"Instrumentalist" 1 - Male / Female 20-40's
"Instrumentalist" 2 - Male / Female 20-40's
"Instrumentalist" 3 - Male / Female 20-40's

Instrumentalists will be MIMICKING playing the cymbals, chimes ect., they do not need to actually play an instrument to be considered for the role

Production Dates: October 26, 27 & 28

Note: Those who audition should be aware that this production is supposed to be a pretty unsettling show. It is highly recommend to listen to the original radio broadcast on Spotify or YouTube before coming to auditions. 

 

Auditions for Humbug! A Christmas Carol

Music, Lyrics and Book by Chuck Puckett

Auditions for the world premiere of this new musical, based on the classic Charles Dickens story, "A Christmas Carol", will be held

  • Thursday, August 24 @ 6pm
  • Saturday, August 26 @ 10am

Auditions will be held at Ft. Decatur Rec Center, 610 4th Ave, Decatur.

Synopsis: "Humbug" is a new musical adaptation of Dicken's "A Christmas Carol." The familiar story of Scrooge, the ghost of his partner Jacob Marley, the Christmas spirits that haunt him, and the poor but hopeful Cratchit family is retold in song and dance. This will be the world premiere of this show, presented at the Princess Theatre.

Directed By: Carol Puckett

Cast Requirements: 15 Men, 12 Women, 4-8 Boys, 4-5 Girls, plus Ensemble. Ages from 7 up.

Ebeneezer Scrooge. The well-known miser.
Betsy Littleton. Flower-seller
Fotheringay. Butcher.
Fred Hollister. Scrooge's nephew. Well-intentioned and positive.
Bob Cratchit. Scrooge's clerk. Browbeaten at work, but upbeat and happy at home.
Jane Cratchit. Cratchit's loving and gentle wife.
Tiny Tim Cratchit. Their youngest crippled son.
Belinda Cratchitt. Bob's younger daughter.
Peter Cratchit. Bob's elder son.
Martha Cratchitt. Bob's elder daughter.
Beggar. A beggar.
Danbridge. A business man.
Barnsworth. His partner.
Ghost of Jacob Marley. Scrooge's dead partner
Christmas Past. An elfin sprite
Boy Scrooge. Scrooge as a boy
Fan. Scrooge's younger sister
Scrooge's Father. A stern, unforgiving man
Scrooge's Mother. Loving and kind
Mister Fezziwig. Scrooge's joyful, life-loving employer when he was a young man
Mrs. Fezziwig. Fezziwig's wife, equally happy.
Felicia Fezziwig. His daughter.
Phyllis Fezziwig. Another daughter
Dick Wilkins. Scrooge's friend as a young man
Young Scrooge. Scrooge as a young man. Always has his eye on his livelihood.
Belle. Scrooge's sweetheart when he was a young man.
Christmas Present. Full of life, the spirit of revelry
Lydia Hollister. Fred's Wife
Topper. Fred's friend
Elizabeth. A girl who Topper fancies.
Ignorance. A child who signifies ignorance.
Want. A child who signifies poverty
Old Joe. A fence for stolen goods
Charwoman. A cleaning woman
Mrs. Dilber. Scrooge's housekeeper
Undertaker. Another grave robber.
A Lad. Street Urchin.
Fezziwig & Fred guests, townspeople
Entourage for Christmas Present. Fauns, elves, leprechauns

Be Prepared: You'll need to bring and sing a few bars of a song of your choice (you'll want to chose something that shows off your voice). Please supply a karaoke CD or music from your phone or iPad. There will be cold readings from the script.

Contact: carolcpuckett@gmail.com or phone (256) 318-3265

Show Dates: Nov 30-Dec 2.

NOTE: Rehearsals do not begin until September 28.

Steel Magnolias - May 11-13

Steel Magnolias is a comedy–drama play about the bond among a group of Southern women in northwest Louisiana. Written by Robert Harling, based on his experience with his sister's death. The title suggests the "female characters are as delicate as magnolias but as tough as steel".

Directed by Heather Kalonick Gillikin. Presented at the Princess Theatre in Decatur.

Dates and Times:

  • Thursday, May 11 @ 7:00 pm
  • Friday, May 12 @ 7:00 pm
  • Saturday, May 13 @ 2:00 pm
  • Saturday, May 13 @ 7:00 pm

Featuring:

  • Erika Ladner - Truvy
  • Chassittie Baraglia - Annelle
  • Kathy Earnest - Clairee
  • Savanna Earnest - Shelby
  • Melissa McMahan - M'Lynn
  • Jane Burrell - Ouiser

Tickets are $15, all fees included, available at the Princess Theatre or www.princesstheatre.org.

For more information, contact: hkalonick@gmail.com or mkwmcmahan@msn.com

Driving Miss Daisy Opens March 2

Daisy Werthan, an elderly Jewish widow living in Atlanta, is determined to maintain her independence. However, when she crashes her car, her son, Boolie, arranges for her to have a chauffeur, an African-American driver named Hoke Colburn. Daisy and Hoke's relationship gets off to a rocky start, but they gradually form a close friendship over the years, one that transcends racial prejudices and social conventions. Driving Miss Daisy won the Pulitzer Prize in 1988, and the film won the Oscar for Best Picture in 1990.

Directed by Carol Puckett. Presented at the Carnegie Center for the Visual Arts, 207 Church Street in Decatur. Tickets are $10, General Admission.

Dates and Times:

  • Thursday, March 2 @ 7:00 pm
  • Friday, March 3 @ 7:00 pm
  • Saturday, March 4 @ 2:00 pm
  • Saturday, March 4 @ 7:00 pm
  • Friday, March 10 @ 7:00 pm
  • Saturday, March 11 @ 2:00 pm
  • Saturday, March 11 @ 7:00 pm

Featuring:

  • Ann Sowby as Daisy Werthan.
  • George Allen as Hoke Coburn
  • Gary McKenzie as Boolie Werthan.

For more information, contact: carolcpuckett@gmail.com or (256) 318-3265.

Driving Miss Daisy Auditions

Daisy Werthan, an elderly Jewish widow living in Atlanta, is determined to maintain her independence. However, when she crashes her car, her son, Boolie, arranges for her to have a chauffeur, an African-American driver named Hoke Colburn. Daisy and Hoke's relationship gets off to a rocky start, but they gradually form a close friendship over the years, one that transcends racial prejudices and social conventions. Driving Miss Daisy won the Pulitzer Prize in 1988, and the film won the Oscar for Best Picture in 1990.

Directed by Carol Puckett.

Audition Dates and Times:

  • Thursday, January 12 @ 6:30 pm
  • Saturday, January 14 @ 9 am
  • If needed, callbacks will be Saturday afternoon.

Cast Requirements:

  • Daisy is an elderly Jewish woman, often irrascible and cantankerous.
  • Hoke is an elderly black man, retired from driving a dairy truck.
  • Boolie is Daisy's middle-aged son, a successful Atlanta businessman.

Be Prepared: Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script

The production will be presented on March 2,3,4,5,10,11, at the Carnegie Center for the Visual Arts in Decatur

For more information, contact: carolcpuckett@gmail.com or (256) 318-3265.

2016-17 Season Kicks Off With "Called"

CALLED

This new one-act play "Called", written by Chuck Puckett, is a biographical reverie that presents the life of legendary coach Bear Bryant, told in a series of reminisces and lookbacks as he sits in a hunting lodge in South Alabama in 1983, and important people from his past make appearances in his memories.

Directed by Lauren Salerno. Norman Roby plays Paul Bear Bryant.

Date and Times:

  • Thursday, September 22 @ 7pm
  • Friday, September 23 @ 7pm
  • Saturday, September 24 @ 2pm
  • Saturday, September 24 @ 7pm

All performance will be at the Princess Theatre, 112 2nd Ave, Decatur, AL. All tickets are $10, general admission.

For more information, contact: carolcpuckett@gmail.com or (256) 318-3265 or (256) 682-0783.


Auditions for "Called"

This new one-act play, written by Chuck Puckett, is a biographical reverie that presents the life of legendary coach Bear Bryant, told in a series of reminisces and lookbacks as he sits in a hunting lodge in South Alabama in 1983, and important people from his past make appearances in his memories.

Date and Times:

  • Thursday, August 18 @ 6pm
  • Friday, August 19 @ 6pm
  • If callbacks are needed, they will be held Sunday afternoon, August 21

Auditions will be held at St. John's Episcopal Church, 202 Gordon Drive, Decatur, AL.

Directed by Lauren Salerno.

Cast Requirements: 9 men, 2 women.

  • Paul "Bear" Bryant. Late 60's. Large stature, capable of a deep, gravelly voice.
  • Ida Mae Bryant. Bryant's mother. Late 30's-early 40's. Careworn country mother.
  • Young Paul. 14 year old Bryant, tall and gangly.
  • Bryant as Young Man. Mid to late 20's.
  • Mary Harmon Bryant. Bryant's fiance and wife. Mid to late 20's. Pretty young woman, with southern charm and grace.
  • Coach Frank Thomas. Coach at Alabama in the 1930's. Mid 50's. Stern, old school
  • Joe Namath. 30's. Brash, confident, handsome, easy-going. From Pennsylvania.
  • Ken "Snake" Stabler. 30's-early 40's. Confident, but with rough edges. From south Alabama.
  • John McKay. USC coach. Mid 40's.
  • Ozzie Newsome. Black player from '76 squad. Late 20's. Large man
  • Pat Dye. Auburn coach. Mid 40's.

Be Prepared: Cold readings from the script. Contact the author at charlesgpuckett@gmail.com for a copy.

For more information, contact: laurencsalerno@gmail.com or (256) 566-0994

Show Dates: September 22, 23 & 24, 2016

 

1776: June 30, July 1 & 2 at the Princess

This Tony Award winning musical offers a glimpse into the weeks leading up to the writing of the Declaration of Independence. The characters are American icons: John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, John Hancock, and the other members of the Continental Congress. These passionate, strong-willed individuals engaged in a struggle not only against the British Empire, but among themselves to determine the fundamental reasons for declaring freedom. This process was never easy but involved hot-headed confrontations and difficult compromises. The music is stirring and powerful, the show is always entertaining, and the story has the power to move and remind audiences of the true basis of our freedoms. A fitting event for celebrating Independence Day.

Tickets are $16, $13 for students and seniors. Call (256) 340-1778 to reserve tickets, or visit the Princess box office..

Directed by Susan Godwin Thompson. Wanda Thompson is the Musical Director.

Show Dates: June 30 & July 1 & 2, 2016 at the Princess Theatre


"Much Ado About Nothing"

RAIN VENUE! Due to threat of rain, Thursday night's opening show will be peformed at the Princess Theatre. Still at 7pm, still free admission, still gratefully accepting donations!

BSP will present Shakespeare's classic comedy, "Much Ado About Nothing" at the Daikin Amphitheater in Founder's Park in Decatur, Thursday through Saturday, May 12-14 at 7pm, with a 2pm matinee on May 14. Admission is free, and donations will be gratefully accepted to help defray the costs of production. Bring lawn chairs or blankets and prepare to enjoy "Shakespeare in the Park", al fresco!

Directed by Chuck Puckett, the cast of 24 are sure to delight and amuse. The play centers on the sardonic verbal confrontations between two matched adversaries who (inevitably) fall in love. But not before overcoming romantic pitfalls set by the villain. All of which leads to a happy ending of course.

Make your plans to attend this timeless comedy, one that has enchanted audiences for centuries, but still remain fresh and timely. We will "convert all your sounds of woe into hey, nonny, nonny!"


1776 Cast Announced!

This Tony Award winning musical offers a glimpse into the days leading up to the writing of the Declaration of Independence. Although a light-hearted musical at times, the story has the power to move and remind audiences of the true basis of our freedoms. A fitting event for celebrating Independence Day.

Directed by Susan Godwin Thompson. Wanda Thompson is the Musical Director.

Show Dates: June 30 & July 1 & 2, 2016 at the Princess Theatre

The AMAZING cast:

John Adams – David Giambrone
Thomas Jefferson – Chuck Thompson
Benjamin Franklin – Chuck Puckett
Abigail Adams – Whitney Miles
Martha Jefferson – Courtney Turner
John Dickinson – Jonathan Schuster
Edward Rutledge – Gary McKenzie
Richard Henry Lee – Cline Thompson

Roger Sherman – Jake Bailey
Joseph Hewes – Carter Crane
Robert Livingston – Travis Davis
Rev. Jonathan Witherspoon – Andrew Foxx
Lewis Morris – Matthew Gay
James Wilson – Braxton Higdon
Andrew McNair – David Hill
Col. Thomas McKean – Hunter King
John Hancock – Noel King
Dr. Lyman Hall – Sam Perry
Charles Thomson – Douglas Maze
George Read – Jamie McKelvy
Caesar Rodney – Trey Moody
Samuel Chase – Hugh Morgan
Leather Apron – Mark Newton
Courier – David Quinn
Dr. Josiah Bartlett – Bill Rudolph
Stephen Hopkins – Dave Scott


"Keep You Eyes On the Prize" and "Private Lives"

BSP has two shows coming up in February.

Keep Your Eyes On the Prize

The original play "Keep Your Eyes On the Prize", written by Carol Puckett and directed by Carol Puckett and Theresa Edwards, will enjoy an encore performance at the Princess Theatre on February 25th at 7pm. The cast of 23 students from Brookhaven Middle School will be joined by three returning members (Tyrik Fennell, Aliayah Coleman and Shelby Lennon) of the original cast from 2013's production, together with members of the Brookhaven Chorus, under the direction of Mrs. Edwards. The play tells the story of how Decatur's schools were integrated in the mid-1960's, as seen through the eyes of the students who lived thought this chapter of our history. Admission is free.

Noel Coward's "Private Lives"

Noel Coward's witty, acerbic look at love, marriage and even more marriage, will be performed at the Carnegie Visual Arts Center at 7:00pm Friday, February 26 and Saturday, February 27 with a 2:00 matinee on Sunday, February 28, and then Thursday through Saturday at 7:00 pmthe following weekend (March 3, 4 and 5). Directed by Andrew Foxx and Carol Puckett, the cast allows the significant skills of Debra Davenport, Scott Spearman, Rachel Hutchens, Chuck Puckett and Bryna Toland to spar and sparkle in this elegant throw down.

Tickets are $10 general admission. To reserve your tickets, call (356) 345-4534 or email afoxx5@gmail.com.


Bank Street In 2016

Bank Street Players has big things on the horizon for 2016!

Two productions in February, an entry in Decatur's own Carnegie Carnival parade February 6, Shakespeare in May and the powerfully perfect musical 1776! to celebrate Independence Day in July make for a vibrant season we know you will enjoy being part of.

Put February 25 on your calendar and join us for a free performance of Keep Your Eyes On The Prize at the Princess Theatre at 7:00. The cast of 23 students from Brookhaven Middle School will be joined by three returning members of the original cast from 2013's production (Tyrik Fennell, Aliayah Coleman and Shelby Lennon) that looks at the story of how Decatur's schools were integrated in the mid-1960's through the eyes of students who lived their place in history.

February 26 is opening night for Private Lives. The witty, acerbic look at love and marriage by Noel Coward will be performed at the Carnegie Visual Arts Center at 7:00pm Friday and Saturday with a 2:00 matinee on Sunday, February 28, and Thursday through Saturday the following weekend (March 3, 4 and 5). The cast allows the significant skills of Debra Davenport (one of our favorite leading ladies), Scott Spearman, Rachel Hutchens, Chuck Puckett and Bryna Toland to spar and sparkle in this elegant throw down.

Check back later for audition days and times for Much Ado About Nothing (performances May 12-14 at the Daiken Amphitheater) and 1776!
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Auditions!

Bank Street Players will hold audition for its winter show, Noel Coward's Private Lives, on Thursday, Dec.3 @ 6:00pm and Saturday, Dec. 5 @ 9:00am. Auditions will be held at Fort Decatur Rec Center in Decatur. For more information, email afoxx5@gmail.com

Synopsis: Elyot and second wife Sibyl arrive in the south of France on their honeymoon. Cooincidentally, Elyot’s first wife, Amanda, is honeymooning next door with her new husband, Victor. Elyot and Amanda meet and rekindle their former tempestuous relationship. In a moment of passion, they decide to run away together to Paris. Hilarity ensues.

Directed By: Andrew Foxx

Cast Requirements:

Elyot Chase- A debonaire, thirtyish man. Witty, irreverent, sophisticated. Noel Coward played Elyot in the first incarnation of Private Lives.

Amanda Prynne- Elyot’s first wife, newly married to Victor Prynne. She is the most vivacious character in the play. Spirited, independent, and unconventional—a fit partner for Elyot.

Sibyl Chase- Elyot’s new twenty-three-year-old bride. Conventional, unimaginative, and innocent, she is Amanda’s antithesis.

Victor Prynne- Amanda's new husband. A few years older than Elyot. Stuffy and stodgy, lacks a sense of humor.

Louise- Amanda’s French-speaking maid. She makes a brief appearance in the third act. Her inability to speak English provides comic relief.

Be Prepared: cold readings from the script

Show Dates: February 26, 27 & 28, and March 4 & 5, 2016. Carnegie Visual Arts Center.


Crowns To Keep Your Eyes On the Prize Update

There is a change for the BSP school show. Rather than Crowns being performed this fall, BSP will again work with Brookhaven Middle School and reprise Keep Your Eyes On the Prize in mid-February, 2016. Stay tuned for more information.


Oklahoma!

July 16, 17, 18 at the Princess Theatre.

Bank Street Players is proud to present Rodgers & Hammerstein's classic, OKLAHOMA! The musical runs Thusday, July 16 through Saturday, July 18th at the Princess Theatre in Decatur, Alabama. Curtain is 7pm, with a matinee at 2:00 on Saturday the 18th. Tickets are $15 general admission ($12 for seniors over 65 and students), and may be purchased at the box office, which opens an hour and a half prior to curtain.

Filled with memorable tunes like "Oh, What a Beautiful Morning", "Surrey With the Fringe On Top", "People Will Say We're In Love", and of course, the title song, OKLAHOMA! also boasts spirited dances and even a ballet.

The show is directed by Carol Puckett, with musical direction by Lauren Salerno and ballet choreography by Melissa McMahan, and has a cast of 42 extremely talented actors, singers and dancers. You don't want to miss this fabulous production!


Cast Announced for Oklahoma!

Congratulations! We have a great cast. Thanks to everyone who came out.

The cast is as follows:

  • Aunt Eller – Susan Thompson
  • Curly – Brad Steele
  • Laurey – Tahauny Cleghorn
  • Ado Annie – Emma Denson
  • Will Parker – David Quinn
  • Ali Hakim – River Shadix
  • Mr. Carnes – Mike McMahan
  • Jud Fry – Scott Spearman
  • Slim – Cline Thompson
  • Ike – Carter Crane
  • Fred – Mark Newton
  • Mike – Malix Elliott
  • Cord Elam – Mike Denson
  • Skidmore – Jerry Puckett
  • Farmer Joe – Mark Fischer
  • Cowboys – Wesley Cagle, Braxton Higdon
  • Bushy Head Girls – Alyssa Brown, Sarah Walker, Julia Davenport, Elizabeth McMahan, Amanda Johnson, Amelia McMahan, Claire Crane, Hailey Beard
  • Farmers/Ranchers Chorus – Debra Davenport, David Walker, Martha Kaminsky, Jane Walker, Stephanie Summers, Olivia Patterson, Sally Spearman, Elisabeth Haglund, Madeline McMahan, Anna Kate McMahan, Melissa McMahan, Jane Burrell, Whitney Miles, Sherry Perry, Andrea Payne, Julie Newton, Hugh Morgan

Auditions for Oklahoma!

Bank Street Players will hold auditions for the classic musical Oklahoma!, the story of the territory that's gonna be a "brand new state". People may say Curly and Laurie are in love, but it takes two acts and some of the greatest songs ever written for Broadway to make that happen. The misanthropic Judd Fry looms dangerously in the way, while the antics of the peddlar Ali Hakim, the hopelessly flirtatious Ado Annie and her hapless cowpoke boy friend Will provide hilarious romances as well.

Directed by Carol Puckett, musical direction by Lauren Salerno.

Cast Requirements: A large cast of cowboys, farmers, family and friends is needed. Major roles are described below (age ranges are intentionally vague; can you act these ages?):

  • Aunt Eller, F, mezzo, (35-?) She acts as the town’s aunt, a fun-loving caretaker. She watches over the town and a ranch with her neice, Laurey and a hired hand, Jud. She sees the good in everyone. 

  • Andrew Carnes, M, Baritone, (30-?) He is very protective of his daughter, Ado Annie. He doesn’t want Will Parker to marry her because he believes the cowboy’s life to be risky and unreliable. To prove this isn’t true he asks for Will to maintain $50 in order to have his daughter’s hand in marriage. He is a rancher, and doesn’t feel very kind to cowboys in general. 

  • Curly, M, Baritone, (16-35) Has a confident swagger and deserves it, he is the most handsome man in the whole county. He is in love with Laurey, but refuses to admit it. He’s a cowboy and the romantic lead. He is called Curly for his curly hair. 

  • Laurey, F, Soprano, (16-35) She has an innocence and yet an air of knowledge about her. She lives with her Aunt Eller on a ranch and is in love with Curly, though she may not admit it.

  • Dance Curly, M, Dancer, (16-35) may be doubled as another character or in the ensemble. He must be able to dance a ballet and should resemble Curly in Laurey’s dream ballet.

  • Dance Laurey, F, Dancer, (16-35) may be doubled as another character or in the ensemble. She must be able to dance a ballet and should resemble the actress playing Laurey

  • Will Parker, M, Tenor, (16-35) Will is a cowboy who is skilled enough to compete in rodeos. Being able to do rope tricks is a plus. Will is a dance role, tap dancer preferred. He is interested in Ado Annie, but isn’t the brightest bulb. 

  • Judd Fry, M, Baritone, (20-35), described as dark and growly by others, Jud takes care of the ranch Laurey and Aunt Eller live on. Jud does not fit in with the society he lives with, he is seen by most as an outsider and misunderstood. He has feelings for Laurey. He works hard to take care of Laurey and Aunt Eller on the ranch. 

  • Ado Annie Carnes, F, Soprano, (16-35), Andrew Carnes’ daughter, she “Can’t Say No” to anyone. She wants everyone to be happy. Her heart is always in the right place, but she isn’t always the best judge of character. A comic, romantic lead, she is wooed by Ali Hakim, but deep down she feels a connection to Will parker.

  • Ali Hakim, M, (20-35) traveling peddler who says he’s from Persia (present day Iran). Though we aren’t sure how much of what he says we can believe. He, like Judd, is an outsider to this community but not feared by most. He likes pretty things and women. He pursues Ado Annie and Gertie Cummings.

  • Gertie Cummings, F, Alto or Soprano, (16-35), From the next town over, she has eyes on Curly and isn’t waiting around for Laurey to say no to him. She has a unique laugh.

Be Prepared: cold readings from the script. Be prepared to sing a few bars of a song that demonstrates your range. No accompanist will be available, so either bring your own (non-vocal) CD with music, accompany yourself, or sing a capella.

Show dates are July 16, 17 & 18th. Oklahoma! will be presented at the Princess Theatre.


Miracle Worker Coming to the Princess!

Mark your calendars and set your phone reminders: William Gibson's enduring classic, The Miracle Worker, will be presented at the Princess Theatre on April 23, 24 & 25 at 7:00 pm, with a 2:00 matinee on Saturday, April 25.

A story of indomitable human spirit, The Miracle Worker tells of Tuscumbia's Helen Keller, made blind and deaf by a fever when an infant. Trapped in a world of silent darkness, it is only the strong will of her teacher, Miss Annie Sullivan, herself almost blind, that can lead Helen to that most precious of gifts: words. Words with which she can communicate with her family and loved ones.

Bank Street Players is thrilled to once again present a play on the Princess Theatre stage, one of North Alabama's most distinctive landmarks and home to so many excellent productions over the years. Please join us for this powerful and moving play, directed by Carol Puckett.

All seats are general admission. Tickets are $12 adults, $10 students and seniors and can be purchased the day of the show. The box office opens 2 hours prior to the curtain. For more information or to reserve will-call tickets, call (256) 318-3265 or email carolcpuckett@gmail.com.



Miracle Worker Cast Announced

Thank you to all the people who auditioned for Miracle Worker. So many talented actors made the decisions difficult and that is the best problem a director can have!

The Miracle Worker cast is as follows:

  • The Doctor – Mark Fischer

  • Kate – Melissa McMahan

  • Capt. Keller – Chuck Puckett

  • Helen – Anna Kate McMahan

  • Martha – Adeline Burney

  • Percy – Brice Farris

  • Aunt Ev – Martha Freeman

  • James – Matthew Richards

  • Dr. Anagnos – David Yarbrough

  • Annie Sullivan – Hannah Carpenter

  • Viney – Charity Teague

  • Blind Students – Abbie Clemons, Emma Denson, Hannah Yarbrough, Ella Kate Yarbrough, Elizabeth McMahan, Madeline McMahan

We will have the table read rehearsal on TUESDAY night (not Monday as initially indicated) at 6pm at Fort Decatur. Congratulations and see you there!