Our first show of 2020 (and last show of 2019): Opening with a New Year's Eve Party extravaganza on December 31, then reopening on Friday, January 3 and running through February 15, Melodrama #1: “ZOMBIE, DEAREST!" another one of our legendary melodramas and written by co-founders of The Pocket, Joe Dickinson and Rodney Dobbs and celebrating our first show of our 40th season! The year is 1952. The location is New Orleans. There is a detective, a femme fatale, an evil pharmaceutical company, a voodoo queen and voodoo priest, and more. Just throw in a few zombies and you have the making for a great New Years Eve melodrama and the first show of 2020! … Boo, Hiss, Throw popcorn…Have a blast!
February 21 – March 21, Comedy/Thriller: CATCH ME IF YOU CAN by Robert Thomas, Jack Weinstock, Willie Gilbert. The show that gave us our famous "Moose Booth" way back in 1982! Daniel Corban calls in the local police to investigate the sudden disappearance of his new bride while on their honeymoon. Enter a woman who insists over his protests that she is the missing wife. A local priest backs up her story. A funny man who owns a delicatessen gets added into the mix, and before he knows it, Corban is up to his neck in deception, suspense…and murder most foul! This whodunnit is full of laughs and chills, twists and turns.
March 27 – May 9, Melodrama: ATTACK OF THE KILLER MUTANT LEECHES by Dennis GW Millegan
A long-time favorite of the Pocket Sandwich Theatre's infamous audience-participation, popcorn-tossing, comedy spoofs. In this spoof of '50s era drive-in movies, the citizens of a small town discover an environmental disaster that threatens life on Earth. Monstrous murderous mutants menace Muskeg County (whew!) - will popcorn rid us of these pesky critters or are we destined to be latched on to?!!
May 15 – June 13, Musical Comedy: DEATH-THE MUSICAL by Scott Eckert. At the opening of a performance of an English drawing room comedy an unexpected murder occurs. Unexpected by whom? The cast! As the play continues, murders continue offstage and off. The actors and their characters scramble to put on their show and avoid the killer. Who is killing off their castmates? Will the show go on? Will anyone survive this macabre musical mayhem?
Specials Week #1 - June 19-22- Twice a year we let some of our over-achieving "SPECIAL SHOWS" take the weekend's main stage and do their thing. Always a guaranteed good time! Lineup to be announced soon.
June 26 – August 15, Melodrama: DRAC IN THE SADDLE AGAIN by Steve Lovett. This infamous Steve Lovett boo-hiss-throw popcorn melodrama is a much beloved favorite. Poking fun at classic horror movie sequels, the Transylvanian bloodsucker has found new life in the Old West and where else but Tombstone! There he meets cowboys, Indians, and Frankenstein's daughter. Holy Vampire! It's guaranteed to tickle your funny bone!
August 21 – September 19, Comedy: YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart. Quirky and colorful, You Can't Take it With You follows the eccentric and happily dysfunctional Sycamore family. When Alice Sycamore's handsome fiancé, and his uptight parents arrive for dinner on the WRONG night, the house rapidly explodes with chaotic hilarity! This endearing, Pulitzer Prize-winning play reminds us that you can only live life to the fullest if you do what makes you truly happy!
September 25 – November 14, Melodrama: JACK THE RIPPER by Joe Dickinson. A comical but scary treatment of the serial killer who terrorized London in the 1800's. Many of the characters and events are taken right from history but others are pure comic invention. Jack's reign of terror has begun, and Sir Charles Warren, a totally inept British Lord, has been appointed Commissioner of Police to apprehend him. Who is Jack the Ripper? His identity is not revealed until the end and with three different endings, each night nobody knows for sure!!
Specials Week # 2—November 20 - 22 More music and comedy with our second SPECIALS WEEKEND!
THANKSGIVING DAY, NOVEMBER 26 IS THE POCKET'S 40TH BIRTHDAY!
November 27 - December 23- Our 40th anniversary and 39th season of "EBENEZER SCROOGE" by Joe Dickinson and Laurie Tirmenstein. A favorite of our patrons for generations, Ebenezer Scrooge has become a holiday tradition for many and so popular that it has become a much-anticipated season at The Pocket Sandwich Theatre every year since 1982. The show is based on the holiday favorite about the miserly Scrooge who is visited one Christmas Eve by three ghosts intent on helping him change his ways. This tale of love, redemption and forgiveness captures the true spirit and magic of the holiday season for the whole family.