INGRAM—The Hill Country Arts Foundation has announced its 2010 theatre season with an exciting lineup of Broadway hits and comedies. The visual and performing arts colony, located on 13 acres on the banks of the Guadalupe River, enters its 51
"Most of the shows on stage at The Point this season will be new to the area. Not only do we strive to provide professional quality theatre, but we try to introduce new shows to our patrons," said a Point spokesperson.
By popular demand, The Almost Patsy Cline Band will again perform "Timeless Tunes" Jan. 10 at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. in the intimate setting of the indoor theatre. "Timeless Tunes" is a musical review of the music, writers and performers of some of country music’s greatest tunes.
In February, The Point presents the quirky romantic comedy "Almost, Maine" just in time for Valentine’s Day. The residents of this mythical town find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and often hilarious ways in this story directed by Chris Huber.
Ken Ludwig’s "Leading Ladies," a comedy about two down-in-their-luck actors who pose as women to inherit a fortune, will delight audiences on the indoor stage in March. Ludwig is an acclaimed playwright whose works include the Tony award winning "Crazy for You" and "Lend Me A Tenor," as well as "Treasure Island."
The end of school signals the beginning of The Point’s outdoor theatre season. For decades, families have enjoyed plays on the picturesque outdoor stage which seats over 700. Summer season passes for the three outdoor productions will go on sale in April. Auditions for the summer shows are open to everyone, and will be held in late April. Details will be posted on the website at www.hcaf.com.
"The Neverending Story," the popular tale of a young boy who comes of age through his adventures in the make-believe land of Fantasia, kicks off the season in June. This is the first English language stage adaptation of the book by Michael Ende.
"Cats," the award winning Broadway musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber, will grace the outdoor stage in July. Jim Weisman, director of last summer’s "Beauty and the Beast" returns to direct the musical interpretation of T.S. Eliot’s poetry.
It will be Christmas in August when The Point stages "A Tuna Christmas," the uproariously funny sequel to "Greater Tuna." David Cockerell, HCAF executive director, will direct this play about the crazy Christmas events in tiny Tuna, Texas.
In September, the Tony award winning "Lettice and Lovage" opens on the indoor stage. This British comedy is about a docent at a dreary historic home who embellishes history to make the tours more interesting.
The Point’s final production of 2010 will be the ever popular "Smoke on the Mountain Homecoming," the third musical in a trilogy that includes "Smoke on the Mountain," and "Sanders Family Christmas." Point theatre fans will enjoy more of the Sanders family antics in this play which comes to the indoor stage in November.
For more information or to make reservations, call the box office at 830-367-5121. The Point Theatre is located at 120 Point Theatre Rd. South off Hwy. 39 in Ingram.
The Point Theatre 2010 Season
"Timeless Tunes" by The Almost Patsy Cline Band
Jan. 10, 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.
"Almost, Maine" by John Cariani
Ken Ludwig’s "Leading Ladies"
Mar. 19 – Apr. 17
"Lettice and Lovage" by Peter Shaffer
Sept. 24 – Oct. 16
"Smoke on the Mountain Homecoming" by Connie Ray, conceived by Alan Bailey with musical arrangements by Mike Craver
Nov. 19 – Dec. 18
"The Neverending Story" by Michael Ende, Adapted for the stage by David S. Craig
Jun. 11 – 26
"Cats," Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Jul. 9 – 24
"A Tuna Christmas" by Ed Howard, Joe Sears, and Jaston Williams
Aug. 6 – 21
st year of entertaining Hill Country families with productions on the indoor and outdoor stages.