January 3 - February 15: Our first show of 2020 (and last show of 2019) 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 real good time … Boo, Hiss, Throw popcorn…Have a blast!
February 21 – March 21, (CLOSED MARCH 15) 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.
TO BE DETERMINED: 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?!!
THE REMAINING 2020 SEASON FROM THIS POINT ON IS A WORK IN PROGRESS.
TBD: Specials Week #1 - 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.
TBD: 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!
TBD: Specials Week # 2 More music and comedy with our second SPECIALS WEEKEND!
THANKSGIVING DAY, NOVEMBER 26 IS THE POCKET'S 40TH BIRTHDAY! NOTHING
CAN CHANGE THAT.
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.