Kingsland Station Presents
2023-2024 Kingsland Station Players INAUGURAL Season continues!
“CHARLES DICKENS' A CHRISTMAS CAROL"
Charles Dickens’ classic tale, A Christmas Carol, recounts the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, an elderly miser who is visited by the ghost of his former business partner Jacob Marley and the spirits of Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come. After their visits, Scrooge is transformed into a kinder, gentler man. The 1939 radio script will be brought to life on stage as a radio play, complete with live sound effects!
December 7th, 8th & 9th at 7:30 PM
Audition Dates: Sunday, October 15 and Monday, October 16, 6:00pm-9:00pm
NOTE! The SUNDAY DEC 10 performace is now at 4pm
February 2nd (7:30pm), 3rd (7:30pm), 4th (3:00pm), 9th (7:30pm), 10th (7:30pm), & 11th (3:00pm)
Music and Book by James Valcq Lyrics and Book by Fred Alley Based on the film by Lee David Zlotoff
A feisty parolee follows her dreams, based on a page from an old travel book, to a small town in Wisconsin and finds a place for herself working at Hannah’s Spitfire Grill. The Grill is for sale, but there are no takers for the only eatery in the depressed town, so newcomer Percy convinces Hannah to raffle it off. Entry fees are one hundred dollars and the best essay on why you want the Grill wins. Soon, mail arrives by the wheelbarrow and things really start cookin’ at the Spitfire Grill.
“CHARLOTTE’S WEB” April 19-21, 26-28
Adapted by Joseph Robinette Based on the book by E.B. White
The Children’s Literature Association named this “the best American children’s book of the past two hundred years,” and Joseph Robinette, working with the advice of E.B. White, created a play that captures this work in a thrilling way. True to the book, this is the story of the classic characters and their relationships: Wilbur, the irresistible young pig who desperately wants to avoid the butcher; Fern, a girl who understands what animals say to each other; Templeton, the gluttonous rat who can occasionally be talked into a good deed; the Zuckerman family; the Arables; and, most of all, the extraordinary spider, Charlotte, who proves to be “a true friend and a good writer.” Determined to save Wilbur, Charlotte begins her campaign with the “miracle” of her web in which she writes, “Some pig.” It’s the beginning of a victorious campaign which ultimately ends with the now-safe Wilbur doing what is most important to Charlotte. This is a beautiful, knowing play about friendship promises your family an evening of enchantment.
Audition Dates: Sunday, February 25 and Monday, February 26, 6:00pm-9:00pm
Show Dates: April 19-21, 26-28
The Young People’s Summer Workshop- Camden
The YPSW-Camden is a free theatre program for children ages 8-18 that will run each summer with auditions in May and performances in July. Rehearsals will take place at Kingsland Station on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays until the first week of performances. Shows will run Thursday through Sunday for two weeks.
The YPSW-Camden is designed to teach children theatre skills through experience. Production staff will include people from the community with varied skill sets, from people with professional theatre, music, and dance experience to veteran Camden County School teachers.
YPSW-Camden is modeled after the Island Players Theatre’s YPSW which was run by Joan Harris for almost 40 years. This successful program in Glynn County has produced many theatre professionals, from actors to directors to theatre educators working across the country.
The Florida Georgia Railway Heritage Museum, Inc. will proudly offer this summer program to children in the community at no cost. We believe all children should have a chance to participate in theatre programs, regardless of ability to pay. Every child who auditions will be cast in the show! Additionally, teens ages 13 and up may apply to intern on the production staff- working alongside the adults to learn the ins and outs of producing a show. Interns and cast may receive volunteer community service hours for school.
101 Dalmatians KIDS July 2023 was huge success. Thanks to all of the children who did a fabulous job putting on a great performance!
Kingsland Station Players
Mission Statement: As part of the Florida Georgia Railway Heritage Museum, a nonprofit 501(c)3, the Kingsland Station Players were formed in 2023 with a mission to enrich, educate, and entertain our community. While providing an outlet for creativity and seeking to produce quality theatrical experiences, we strive to celebrate and illuminate the human experience and demonstrate our common humanity through theatre arts.
The Critically Acclaimed Victorian Horror Troupe Phantasmagoria – called “One of the most unique theater troupes in the country” by Good Day Atlanta – is seeking submissions of headshots and resumes for its new permanent troupe based out of the Kingsland Station Theater located at 440 S. Lee St. Kingsland, GA 31548 and the Georgia Coastal Railway.
Needed are: Strong Experienced actors/actresses and dancers.
Actors/Actresses should have a strong and diverse background of performance. All ethnicities encouraged to submit. Strong movement skills a plus.
Dancers should be proficient in a variety of styles which may include Ballet, Modern, Ballroom, Belly Dance, etc.
NOTE: Specialty skills are also encouraged – please let us know and we will schedule time to see your skills. (fire performance/circus arts/aerial arts/musical instruments/etc.)
All performances paid.
Please forward resume and headshot, and short cover letter/letter of introduction to: Festivalswithjanet@gmail.com
For more information on the troupe, please visit: www.facebook.com/
A CHRISTMAS CAROL AUDITIONS
If you are interested in performing in the Kingsland Station Theater in one of our upcoming shows, Contact Dara Pickren Davis at email@example.com
SPITFIRE GRILL AUDITIONS
James Valcq and Fred Alley, Music, Lyrics, Book
Rehearsal & Production Dates & Location: Contact Dara Pickren Davis at firstname.lastname@example.org
Volunteer as a Character
ON the Train!
Not interested in learning lines and going to rehearsals but still want to get involved and have fun? EMAIL US about character opportunities on our special excursions.
Dara Davis, Kingsland Station Theatre Artistic Director
Dara Pickren-Davis has been working in theatre and directing adult, youth, and children’s choirs for over 20 years. She has been instrumental in starting numerous children’s and youth choirs including the Guam Symphony Society’s Dandan Famagu’on Children’s Choir. She has taught music and theatre in public and private school settings and has been a clinician for many programs in Georgia and in Guam.
In addition to her work with choirs and schools, Dara’s broad background in music and theatre is demonstrated through her work as director, theatre and vocal coach, soloist, and actress in numerous musical theatre productions. Some of her favorite roles include Bea in Something Rotten, The Baker’s Wife in Into the Woods, Fiona in Shrek the Musical, Agnes Gooch in Mame, and Lady of the Lake in Monty Python’s Spamalot.
Dara has had the privilege of singing in choirs under the direction of Dr. Andre Thomas, Dr. Judy Bowers, and Dr. Rodney Caldwell. Dara began her vocal studies with Rhonda Hambright and studied under Janice Harsanyi during her time at Florida State University. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music with a Certificate in Vocal Performance from Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida and a Master of Arts degree in Theatre Production from Central Washington University in Ellensburg, Washington.