The Center for the Arts' Rooftop Productions is a community theatre group for adults. Rooftop offers three productions each year in our Kellar Family Theater located on the building's third floor. Audition dates (and snow dates when applicable) will be announced as they approach.
Murder on the Menu
After the enormous success of our first Mystery Dinner Theater we're back at it again! Walk the red carpet with us at the 37th Annual YUMMY Awards here at the Kellar Family Theater! Audience members may get a part in the show and a chance to win the coveted Golden Ladle award, given to the top chef. But something fishy is stirring and murder and mayhem are on the menu. Join us for an evening of food, fun and celebration while you try to solve the mysterious murder along the way.
Performances are February 8, 9, 15, and 16 at 7 PM in the Kellar Family Theater located on the 3rd Floor of the Center for the Arts. Snow dates are February 22 and 23. Seating is first come, first serve. Please plan accordingly. Doors open at 6 pm for cocktails (cash bar) and the ceremony starts at 7 pm. Reserved tables for 8 are available for purchase (only until 1/25/19) Event will be catered by Georgetown Caterers. Full menu will be available on the ticket purchase page. Vegetarian meals are available upon request, you must call the Center for the Arts after ticket purchase to request a vegetarian meal. Please select the "ticket" tab at the top of this page to purchase tickets. Early bird ticket price is $60 and ends 1/25/19. After that, tickets are $75/person.
Murder on the Menu is written by Kate & JJ Musgrove and produced with permission from JJ Musgrove Scripts.
Godspell (2012 Revised Version)
Join Rooftop Productions as it closes out its season with an eclectic, revamped production of Godspell (2012). Based on the Gospel of St. Matthew, Godspell (2012) is the story of a comedic group of people led by Jesus who help him portray the different parables. An array of storytelling techniques, games, audience participation and a hefty dose of comedic timing bring these well-known stories back to life. Featuring musical favorites and new lyrics such as “Day by Day”, “Learn Your Lessons Well” and “All Good Gifts” by Stephen Schwartz, Godspell (2012) is a “masterful retelling of the original sensation, injected with contemporary references and dazzling new arrangements.” Godspell was conceived and originally directed by John-Michael Tebelak, and originally produced on the New York stage by Edgar Lansbury, Stuart Duncan and Joseph Beruh.
Auditions will be held at the Center for the Arts (9419 Battle Street, Manassas) January 19, 2019 from 1-5pm and January 20, 2019 from 1-4pm. If there is snow, then auditions will be held the following week, January 26 and 27 at the same times. If you plan to audition, give us a call at (703) 330-2787 to let us know which day you plan to audition. Roles are not paid.
Actors should prepare a short song to sing (about 16-20 bars) and bring sheet music for the accompanist. There will also be cold readings from the script and potentially a short dance routine to learn during auditions.
Roles to be cast:
Jesus (Charismatic, inspiring) (18-40) (Tenor)
Judas/ John the Baptist (Charismatic and revolutionary) (18-40) (Baritone)
Nick (High Energy, Impish and playful) (18-35) (Tenor)
Telly (Not the brightest, but there is an innocence about him.) (18-35) (Tenor)
George (The comedian-class clown) (18-35) (Tenor)
Anna Marie (A bit of a tomboy and sweet) (18-35) (alto)
Lindsay (Confident/ bit of a show off) (18-35) (Soprano)
Uzo (The Shy One) (18-35) (Alto)
Morgan (Sassy and slightly syncial) (18-35) (Alto)
Celisse (Goofy and a bit of a class clown) (18-35) (mezzo/soprano)