Kingsland Station Presents

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 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.


The YPSW-Camden 2023 show is….

101 Dalmatians KIDS  Show dates July 13-16 and 20-23

Music and Lyrics by Mel Leven, Randy Rogel, Richard Gibbs, Brian Smith, Martin Lee Fuller, Dan Root

Book Adapted & Additional Lyrics by
Marcy Heisler
Music Adapted & Arranged by
Bryan Louiselle
Based on the novel by Dodie Smith
& the Disney films

Based on the classic animated film, Disney’s 101 Dalmatians KIDS is a fur-raising
adventure featuring Cruella De Vil, Disney’s most outrageous villain, and 101 of the
most adorable heroes to set their paws onstage. With a high-spirited score and
lovable characters, this stage adaptation is certain to charm and delight all audiences.
Pet owners, Roger and Anita, live happily in London with their Dalmatians, Pongo and
Perdita, stalwart dogs devoted to raising their puppies. Everything is quiet until Anita’s
former classmate, the monstrous Cruella De Vil, plots to steal the puppies for her new
fur coat. The Dalmatians rally all the dogs of London for a daring rescue of the
puppies from Cruella and her bumbling henchmen.

Audition Dates: Friday, May 12, 6:00pm-9:00pm and Saturday, May 13, 9:00am-1:00pm at Kingsland Station
Performance Dates: July 13-16 and 20-23

2023-2024 Kingsland Station Players INAUGURAL Season!

  • September/October 2023- The Spitfire Grill
  • November/December 2023- Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol
  • February 2024- War of the Worlds: The Panic Broadcast
  • April 2024- Charlotte’s Web

SEASON OPENER- “THE SPITFIRE GRILL” September 29-October 1 and October 6-8

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.
Audition Dates: Sunday, August 6 and Monday, August 7, 6:00pm-9:00pm
Show Dates: September 29-October 1 and October 6-8

“CHARLES DICKENS' A CHRISTMAS CAROL" FOUR NIGHTS ONLY! November 30- December 1, and December 7-8

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 sound effects and a live musician!
Surprise guests will delight our “live listening audience” where commercials were once placed. The evening’s events are sure create cherished family memories for years to come!
Audition Dates: Sunday, October 15 and Monday, October 16, 6:00pm-9:00pm

Show Dates: FOUR NIGHTS ONLY! November 30- December 1, and December 7-8



Adapted by Joe Landry

An alien invasion throws humanity into chaos in the classic sci-fi novel The War of the Worlds–but all it took to cause real-life panic in the streets was Orson Welles’s 1938 radio adaptation, which listeners took for news. Now, ten years later, the WBFR radio ensemble recreates the colorful events surrounding the infamous evening, including the full original broadcast. Complete with vintage commercials and live sound effects, this radio-play-within-a-radio-play is a thrilling homage to the form’s golden age and timely
reminder of what fear can do to a society.
Audition Dates: Sunday, December 17 and Monday, December 18, 6:00pm-9:00pm
Show Dates: February 2-4, 9-11

“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

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.