EDGE of Orion’s Constellation Project
Three dynamic projects as we add
more stars to the Constellation Project!
Mary Poppins Jr. | Feb 7th -10th
Director: Orion Couling
Location: Prairie Center for the Arts
Our flagship program continues into its 12th year paired with community partner Ups for Downs in this year’s production Mary Poppins! We will have the adventure of a lifetime as we soar in music and laughter to the tops of the rooftops in London singing a song of inclusion! Your favorite practically perfect nanny takes center stage in this Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious adventure based on the award-winning Broadway musical and classic Walt Disney film.
Shrek Jr | March 28th-31st
Director: Rick Olson & Orion Couling
Location: Devonshire Playhouse
The rousing and resounding success of our self-funded Northstar program sets its sights on our favorite green Ogre with Shrek Jr! Beauty is in the eye of the ogre in Shrek The Musical Jr., based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film and fantastic Broadway musical. It's a "big bright beautiful world" as everyone's favorite ogre, Shrek, leads a cast of fairytale misfits on an adventure to rescue a princess and find true acceptance. Part romance and part twisted fairy tale, Shrek Jr. is an irreverently fun show with a powerful message for the whole family.
Our Town | June 12-14th
Director : Rick Olson & Orion Couling
Location: Conant High School
And we’ll round the year out with our Constellation Classic. This year we’ll enter in to the world of an American Classic with Our Town.
Thornton Wilder's classic play, Emily and Elizabeth fall in love in a small town, and then flash forward to the wedding of their son to their neighbors George and Louis' daughter. Homophobia, fear, and death still persist, but do not completely overcome in this witty and nostalgic exploration of love, loss, grief, commitment, and friendship as seen through the course of everyday life.
“Because so many of the plays we see nowadays are really suited to the small screen, it is easy to forget that a stage, no matter its size, can contain the cosmos. No one understood this better than Thornton Wilder, whose plays show us how to see the infinite in the utterly mundane.”
– Howard Kissel, New York Daily News