Canyon Theatre Guild
The Red Velvet Cake War
Jan 30th - Mar 1st
Playhouse Season
CTG Theatre

 

 

In this riotously funny Southern-fried comedy, three cousins could not have picked a worse time to throw their family reunion. Their outrageous antics have delighted local gossips in the small town of Sweetgum (just down the road from Fayro) and the eyes of Texas are upon them, as their self-righteous Aunt LaMerle is quick to point out. Having “accidentally” crashed her minivan through the bedroom wall of her husband’s girlfriend’s doublewide, Gaynelle is one frazzled nerve away from a spectacular meltdown. Peaches, a saucy firebrand and the number one mortuarial cosmetologist in the tri-county area, is struggling to decide if it’s time to have her long-absent trucker husband declared dead. And Jimmie Wyvette, the rough-around-the-edges store manager of Whatley’s Western Wear, is resorting to extreme measures to outmaneuver a priss-pot neighbor for the affections of Sweetgum’s newest widower. But the cousins can’t back out of the reunion now. It’s on and Gaynelle’s hosting it; Peaches and Jimmie Wyvette have decided its success is the perfect way to prove Gaynelle’s sanity to a skeptical court-appointed psychologist. Unfortunately, they face an uphill battle as a parade of wildly eccentric Verdeens gathers on the hottest day of July, smack-dab in the middle of Texas tornado season. Things spin hilariously out of control when a neighbor’s pet devours everything edible, a one-eyed suitor shows up to declare his love and a jaw-dropping high-stakes wager is made on who bakes the best red velvet cake. As this fast-paced romp barrels toward its uproarious climax, you’ll wish your own family reunions were this much fun!
Friday & Saturday at 8:00 PM on Jan. 30, 31; Feb. 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 28
Sunday at 2:00 PM on Feb. 8, 22, March 1

 

Cinderella
Jan 31st - Feb 28th
Playhouse Season
CTG Theatre

 

The midnight clock is counting down the hours before the curtain goes up on the funniest new family theatre experience in Santa Clarita!

This magical production, written and directed by Jackie Mellor Guin, is a perfect treat for all the family and will have you laughing in the aisles! This classic story tells the tale of Cinderella, her bossy, ugly step sisters, an evil wicked stepmother and a handsome Prince Charming and a few other assorted characters -- all with a bit of a BIG, HUGE TWIST!   You see, the tradition of British pantomime has very deep roots and draws on the 15th and 16th century traditions of Commedia del Arte for an assortment of stock characters and other conventions that many Americans are not familiar with. The best friend may also be the prince who, by the way is a girl, who can’t find the ghost in the ghost scene. The stepsisters are called the Uglies… and are both played by men (think Mrs. Doubtfire…). Many of the actors talk to the audience and the MC makes them sing. And when the dancing mice leave the stage after the black light scene, we always hope that the giddy fairy godmother will get Cinderella’s Ballroom gown right… before it floats off the stage.  So, will Cinders get to the ball in time? Can the Fairy Godmother turn a pumpkin into … something useful? Will Cinders good friend Buttons save the day? Enjoy an exciting show full of catchy songs, dancing mice, laugh-out-loud routines, lavish costumes and lots of audience participation, you won't want to miss zany British Panto adaptation of the age-old tale of Cinderella… the Panto!  Performances are Friday, February 27, 8pm;  Saturdays: January 31, February 7, 14, 21, & 28 at 2 PM;  Sundays: February 1, 8, 22 at 6 pm;  Sunday, February 15 at 2 PM.

  You won't want to miss "Cinderella, the Panto!"

$15- $17

Tickets go on sale for Season Ticket Holders on January 6; For the General Public on January 13.

Spamalot
Mar 28th - Apr 25th
Playhouse Season
CTG Theatre

 

Lovingly ripped off from the classic film comedy Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Telling the legendary tale of King Arthur and his knights of the Round Table, and featuring a bevy of beautiful girls, not to mention cows, killer rabbits, and French people, Monty Python's Spamalot "raises silliness to an art form" (The Sunday Times) and has been hailed as "a no-holds-barred smash hit." (The New Yorker).

The Three Musketeers
Apr 3rd - Apr 25th
Playhouse Season
CTG Theatre

Wade Bradford's take on The Three Musketeers is a swashbuckling romp filled with intrigue, action, mirth, and mayhem!  Set in 17th century France, this re-imagining of the Dumas classic takes place before D'Artagnan. It's the tale of three new recruits who begin as bitter rivals and transform into lifelong friends.  Fast paced and funny, The Three Musketeers is the perfect theatrical adventure for the family.

West Side Story
May 23rd - Jun 27th
Playhouse Season
CTG Theatre