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West T. Hill theater announces 24th season

August 17, 2003

West T. Hill Community Theatre opens its 24th season the first weekend in September with William Marchant's "The Desk Set." The 1950s Katharine Hepburn-Spencer Tracy hit comedy looks at the advent of technology in a television/radio station's reference library, where a certain computer named Emmerac might put the four office workers - the "desk set" - out of work.

Shirley Booth began her career with this Broadway Tony Award-winning play. Says WTHCT Managing Director Karen L. Logue, "The cast is set and this show is ready to go."

Production dates are Sept. 5-7 and 12-14.

Next up will be "Halloween Horror" 6-8 p.m. Oct. 31 and Nov. 1. This "readers theater" is a free alternative for all ages to trick-or-treat, says Logue. "Come in costume and be prepared to be frightened."

"Bah Humbug," by Rebecca Ryland and Bill Francoeur, is the holiday show this year. It is an original, musical adaptation of the Scrooge story, Logue says, and will be a collaboration with Arts for Kids ETC. Auditions are 2 p.m. Sept. 21 and 6:30 p.m. Sept. 22; production dates are Dec. 5-7 and 12-14.

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In the new year, Joe DiPietro's "Over the River and Through the Woods" is the winter show. A modern adult family comedy, auditions are 7 p.m. Dec. 8 and 9. Production dates are Feb. 5-8 and 13-15.

Spring brings "Twelve Angry Jurors" March 26-28 and April 2-4. Adapted by Sherman Siegel, Logue calls it a "traditional courtroom drama." Auditions are 7 p.m. Feb. 16 and 17.

"Anne of Green Gables," adapted by Sylvia Ashby, is slated for May 7-9 and 14-16. Logue says it is the "beloved story of the red-headed, feisty orphan." Auditions are 2 p.m. March 14 and 6:30 p.m. March 15.

The season wraps up with annual summer musical July 9-11 and 16-18. Rick Lewis' "The Taffetas" is a "nostalgic musical journey through the songs of the 1950s." Auditions are 6:30 p.m. May 16 and 17.

For more information about the season schedule or WTHCT, call Logue at (859) 236-8607.

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