Sam Bass Theatre

Murder by Natural Causes

Murder by Natural Causes
By Tim Kelly
Directed By Dale Roe
Feb 21 - Mar 17, 2019

In this wildly clever and entertaining thriller, Arthur Sinclair is a successful, world-famous mentalist. His beautiful wife, Allison, plots his murder for the commonest of all motives — greed, enlisting the aid of a struggling young actor. Her foolproof murder plan cannot possibly misfire as it's too skillfully inventive — or is it? After all, Arthur (as everyone knows) has psychic gifts. But does he? Once the killing scheme is set in motion, the plot begins to twist and turn. Nothing is as it seems. Is mind reading possible? Can the future be foretold? The mystery builds to an exciting climax where Arthur's gifts create a devilish new puzzle that will take all of your mental powers to solve.

Age recommendation: Suitable for all ages
Run time: 2 hours including one intermission

Feb 22nd-23rd, Feb 28th, Mar 1st-2nd, Mar 7th-9th, Mar 14th-16th at 8:00pm;Feb 24th, Mar 3rd, 10th, Mar 17th at 2:00pm

Alice in Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland
Story by Lewis Carrol
Dramatized by The Manhattan Project
Directed By Ashley Zeh
Apr 4 - 22, 2019

Alice plunges down the rabbit hole and becomes involved in that madcap and deliciously satiric series of adventures immortalized by Lewis Carroll. Dramatized as a series of fourteen episodes from Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass. A kaleidoscope of action and madness, with the necessary elements of suspense and frustration to make it all work.

Age recommendation: Suitable for all ages
Run time: 2 hours including one intermission

THE STORY: Everyone is familiar with Alice's antic adventures, and they are all here—but with an arresting difference. From the presumed innocence of the original is drawn a caustic and giddy revelation of the human psyche and the dark, unsettling shadows which can linger there. Freud and Jung, Kafka and Dali, all make their presences felt, in a piece of pure theatre that is full of truth, fun, terror and uncanny pertinence to our own topsy-turvy times. As T.E. Kalem comments: "ALICE is an exemplary instance of how a classic can be made 'new,' and one of the extremely rare instances of a book's being turned into a wholly satisfactory theatrical experience."
A critical and popular success in New York, as a presentation of The Manhattan Project (from the New York University School of the Arts), this exuberant, funny and strikingly pertinent version of Lewis Carroll's classic went on to enjoy the unique distinction of a record-setting world tour. "Fantastic! Indeed, add any other hooray words you like. They celebrate Andre Gregory's staging of ALICE IN WONDERLAND." —NY Times. "…an exciting, absorbing, vertiginous descent into a laughing hell." —Time Magazine.
Apr 5th-6th, Apr 11th-13th, Apr 18th-20th, Apr 25th-27th at 7:30pm;Apr 7th, 14th, 21st, Apr 28th at 2:00pm


By David Auburn
Directed By Laura Vohs
May 16 - Jun 1, 2019

On the eve of her twenty-fifth birthday, Catherine, a troubled young woman, has spent years caring for her brilliant but unstable father, a famous mathematician. Now, following his death, she must deal with her own volatile emotions; the arrival of her estranged sister, Claire; and the attentions of Hal, a former student of her father's who hopes to find valuable work in the 103 notebooks that her father left behind. Over the long weekend that follows, a burgeoning romance and the discovery of a mysterious notebook draw Catherine into the most difficult problem of all: How much of her father's madness—or genius—will she inherit?

Age recommendation: Suitable for all ages

Run time: 2 hours including one intermission
May 10th-11th, May 16th-18th, May 23rd-25th, May 30th-31st, Jun 1st at 8:00pm;May 12th, 19th, 26th, Jun 2nd at 2:00pm

Sam Bass Theatre's Youth Production of Disney's Frozen, Jr.

Sam Bass Theatre's Youth Production of
Disney's Frozen, Jr.
Directed by Kerry Coward
July 19 - August 4, 2019

The enchanting modern classic from Disney is ready for your Broadway Junior stars! Frozen JR. is based on the 2018 Broadway musical, and brings Elsa, Anna, and the magical land of Arendelle to life, onstage. The show features all of the memorable songs from the animated film, with music and lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, plus five new songs written for the Broadway production.

A story of true love and acceptance between sisters, Frozen JR. expands upon the emotional relationship and journey between Princesses Anna and Elsa. When faced with danger, the two discover their hidden potential and the powerful bond of sisterhood. With a cast of beloved characters and loaded with magic, adventure, and plenty of humor, Frozen JR. is sure to thaw even the coldest heart

​Age recommendation: Suitable for all ages
Run time: 1 hour (approx.)
Jul 19th-20th, Jul 25th-27th, Aug 1st-3rd at 7:30pm;Jul 28th, Aug 4th at 2:00pm