CANYON THEATRE GUILD PRESENTS
THE 2023-24 SEASON
JUL - AUG 2023
ARSENIC AND OLD LACE
Drama critic Mortimer Brewster’s engagement announcement is upended when he discovers a corpse in his elderly aunts’ window seat. He discovers his aunts’ penchant for poisoning wine, a brother who thinks he’s Teddy Roosevelt, and another brother using plastic surgery to hide from the police. Arsenic and Old Lace is a classic black comedy about the only thing more deadly than poison: family.
SEP - OCT 2023
OVER THE RIVER AND THROUGH THE WOODS
A boisterous funny and heartwarming touching story about Nick Cristano, the only family member left who religiously spends every Sunday Italian feast with his tender hearted, loud and loving grandparents in Hoboken, New Jersey. The routine is about to be broken because Nick has been offered the job of a life time as a young marketing executive 2800 miles away in Seattle. The grandparents come up with a scheme in order to get Nick to change his mind by secretly inviting Caitlin, beautiful young, sweet, smart woman over for Sunday diner without telling Nick
SEP - OCT 2023
THE GODS OF COMEDY
Daphne and Ralph are young classics professors who have just made a discovery that's sure to turn them into academic superstars. But something goes disastrously wrong, and Daphne cries out in a panic, “Save me, gods of ancient Greece!”…and the gods actually appear! One of Ken Ludwig’s best comedies!
NOV - DEC 2023
ELF: THE MUSICAL
Based on the hit Holiday Classic! Buddy, a young orphan, mistakenly crawls into Santa's bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole. The would-be elf is raised, unaware that he is actually a human until his enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth.
JAN - FEB 2024
THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES DREAM ON
Take a step back in time with the charming, smash Off-Broadway hit, The Marvelous Wonderettes Dream On! Join Betty Jean, Cindy Lou, Missy, and Suzy at the Springfield High School for their reunion. It includes the classic pop and rock hits of the 70s: “Build me up, Buttercup,” “I Will Survive,” “I Can See Clearly Now,” “Everlasting Love,” “I Am Woman,” “We Are Family,” “When Will I Be Loved” – And more!
MAR - APR 2024
The journey of a magical and beautiful Greek muse, Kira, who descends from the heavens of Mount Olympus to Venice Beach, California in 1980 on a quest to inspire a struggling artist, Sonny, to achieve the greatest artistic creation of all time – the first ROLLER DISCO! (Hey, it's 1980!) But, when Kira falls into forbidden love with the mortal Sonny, her jealous sisters take advantage of the situation, and chaos abounds. Featuring the amazing music of ELO (Electric Light Orchestra)! We will take you back to the 80s!
MAY - JUNE 2024
THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG
The amazing hit comedy from across the pond! This is British comedy at its best! The troupe's ambitious 1920s whodunit has everything you never want in a show: falling props, collapsing scenery, an unconscious leading lady, a corpse that can't play dead, and actors who trip over everything… including their lines. How will this eager ensemble battle against all of the disastrous odds?
MAY - JUNE 2024
COME BLOW YOUR HORN
Neil Simon's first Broadway comedy smash. Alan Baker, a 30-ish swinging bachelor with time, money and women to spare, welcomes rebellious and eager 21-year brother Buddy into his den of iniquity while their horrified parents can only watch and pray.