R.C. Community Theatre announces 2014 season

The Rogers City Community Theatre 2014 season is underway. It starts off with Dolly Parton’s 2009 Broadway hit, “9 to 5: The Musical,” and ends with “A Christmas Carol in Da U.P. Yah, Sure.”

“9 to 5: The Musical” is the stage adaptation of the familiar 1980 movie starring Lily Tomlin, Dolly Parton, Jane Fonda and Dabney Coleman. It showcases the empowerment of women in the workplace. Parton wrote the music and lyrics. Directed by Karl W. Heidemann, this play is currently in production. Performance dates are Feb. 28-March 2 and March 7-9.

RCCT also is bringing back its evening dinner theatre experience at the Water’s Edge in Rogers City on May 17. “Murderous Crossings” is an Agatha Christie-style interactive mystery that takes place in 1923 aboard the HMS Victoria as it crosses the English Channel. According to the Courier News, “Audience members were often reduced to helpless laughter.” This play is directed by Val Schalk.

The annual summer youth production is a brand new musical written by California playwright, Maggie Gautier. The production may end up to be the Midwest premiere of “Curtain Call: The Musical.” This story follows a group of students preparing to present a play and allows the audience to take a glimpse into what happens back stage. Donna Klein is this show’s director. Area youth ages 9 to 17 are invited to audition. “Curtain Call: The Musical” will be presented Aug. 22-25.

The final play of the season is “A Christmas Carol in Da U.P. Yah, Sure” and is a Yooper adaptation of the Dickens classic. This musical is directed by Karl W. Heidemann and will be presented Oct. 31-Nov. 2 and Nov. 7-9.

All plays, except the dinner theatre, take place at the Rogers City Theater, 257 N. Third and will feature the recently installed new seats.

Season tickets are now available through the theatre website, rcctheatre.org, the newsletter or by calling 734-7368.