Stage One Welcomes Theatre Unlimited to Production Team

Janesville’s Stage One, Inc. is excited to welcome Theatre Unlimited, Inc. to their production team for two large scale shows at the Janesville Performing Arts Center, this fall and winter.

Stage One Theatre Company’s 2015-2016 season includes The Rocky Horror Show (October), A Christmas Carol (December), and Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike (March, 2016). The limited collaboration between Stage One and Theatre Unlimited begins with The Rocky Horror Show, and will conclude with A Christmas Carol. Stage One will maintain the role of producer; Theatre Unlimited will provide production support, and rehearsal space.

This marks the first time Stage One and Theatre Unlimited have worked together on a project. Both companies look forward to this mutually beneficial venture, which not only brings companies together, it strengthens the Rock County theatre community.

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2015-2016 Season

Announcing Stage One’s 2015/2016 Season!

Stage One’s 2015/2016 Season will include three shows; The Rocky Horror Show by Richard O’Brien, A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, and Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike by Christopher Durang.

The Rocky Horror Show
October 22, 23, 24, 29, 30, & 31 at 7:30 PM (Presented on JPAC’s Main Stage)
A Christmas Carol
December 3, 4, 5, 11, & 12 at 7:30 PM • 6 & 13 at 2 PM (Presented on JPAC’s Main Stage)
Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
March 10, 11, 12, 18, & 19 at 7:30 PM • 13 & 20 at 2 PM (Presented in JPAC’s Gallery)

Where: The Janesville Performing Arts Center • 408 S Main St • Janesvillepac.org

About the shows:
The Rocky Horror Show is a musical with music, lyrics and a book by Richard O’Brien. A humorous tribute to the science fiction and horror B movies of the late 1940s through to the early 1970s, the musical tells the story of a newly engaged couple getting caught in a storm and coming to the home of a mad transvestite scientist unveiling his new creation, a muscle man named Rocky Horror.

A Christmas Carol: As miserly old Ebenezer Scrooge falls asleep in his dreary home on Christmas Eve, three ghosts appear, each revealing to Scrooge the wrong doings of his life and what will happen if he continues in his evil ways. He is racked with fear and remorse and sets out on Christmas Day to bless with his newfound generosity all those whom he has neglected and abused.

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike is a comedy play written by Christopher Durang. The story revolves around the relationships of three middle-aged single siblings, two of whom live together, and takes place during a visit by the third, Masha, who supports them. They discuss their lives and loves, argue, and Masha threatens to sell the house. Some of the show’s elements were derived from works of Anton Chekhov, including several character names, the play’s setting in a cherry orchard, and the theme of the possible loss of an ancestral home. In 2013, it won the Tony Award for Best Play and the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Play, among other awards.

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