Abrams Spotlight Productions

BAREFOOT IN THE PARK
by Neil Simon

Barefoot in the Park

Paul and Corie Bratter are newlyweds in every sense of the word. He’s a straight-as-an-arrow lawyer and she’s a free spirit always looking for the latest kick. Their new apartment is her most recent find – too expensive with bad plumbing and in need of a paint job.

After a six-day honeymoon, they get a surprise visit from Corie’s loopy mother and decide to play matchmaker during a dinner with their neighbor-in-the-attic, Velasco, where everything that can go wrong, does. Paul just doesn’t understand Corie, as she sees it. He’s too staid, too boring, and she just wants him to be a little more spontaneous. Running “barefoot in the park” would be a start…

“Barefoot in the Park” is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.

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Abrams Spotlight Productions Inc. will hold auditions for its fall show, “Cabaret,” the flashy musical set in a 1920s Berlin nightclub. Rated PG-13, “Cabaret” explores the dark, heady, and tumultuous life of Berlin’s natives and expatriates as Germany slowly yields to the emerging Third Reich. Cliff, a young American writer newly arrived in Berlin, is immediately taken by English singer Sally Bowles. Meanwhile, Fräulein Schneider, proprietor of Cliff and Sally’s boarding house, tentatively begins a romance with Herr Schultz, a mild-mannered fruit seller who happens to be Jewish.

Performers will have two opportunities to audition, from 6-8 p.m. Monday, June 18, or 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, June 20, at the Byng Community Theater, 5852 Maple St., Abrams. Anyone interested in a principal role should prepare a 2-minute vocal audition and provide sheet music or a karaoke track.

Those interested in supporting roles or chorus roles will be asked to sing as a group. Individuals are encouraged to wear comfortable clothes and shoes to participate in dance auditions. Anyone 16 and older is encouraged to audition.

Performance dates are Sept. 13-16 and 20-23. “Cabaret” is presented by arrangement with Tams-Witmark Music Library Inc. For more information, visit abramsspotlightproductions.com or call 920-826-5852.


Mark your calendars for the following unforgettable performances:

  • Barefoot in the Park — June 15-17 & 22-24
  • Cabaret (pg-13) — Sept. 13-16 & 20-23
  • A Christmas Story: The Musical — Dec. 7-9 & 14-16

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Abrams Spotlight Productions, Inc. is a non-profit community theatre organization formed January 2003. Since 2007 we have been presenting three shows per year in our home, The Byng Community Theater. Please come and visit us at our next show!