Pulse Opera House announces shows for 2018

The Pulse Opera House has announced its shows for the 2018 season.

The opening show is Neil Simon’s family comedy/drama “Lost in Yonkers.” Set in New York City in the 1940s, it tells the story of a man who has fallen on hard times and is forced to leave his two young sons with their stern German grandmother.

Auditions for “Lost in Yonkers” are on Monday, Jan. 15, at 7:30 p.m. There are roles for two men, three women and two boys (age 11 to 16). The show runs March 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 16, 17 and 18.

The spring show will be the comedy, “Moon Over Buffalo.” The production is a behind-the-scenes look at a famous acting couple and their friends and family. There are fireworks galore as egos clash, young love develops and mistaken identities cause comic madness. The show runs May 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19 and 20.

“Something’s Afoot” takes stage in July. This musical spoof on Agatha Christie takes place in an isolated estate where eight strangers have been called together. When the power goes out and there is no way off the island, the murders begin. The show runs July 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 27, 28 and 29.
The fall production is the story of Helen Keller and her tutor Ann Sullivan. “The Miracle Worker” tells the story of young Helen Keller who was blind and deaf and her young blind tutor Anne Sullivan.  

“The Miracle Worker” will be performed for schools (dates to be announced). The show runs Sept. 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30 and Oct. 5, 6 and 7.

The Christmas show will be another all-youth production of Disney’s “Aladdin, Jr.” Featuring a cast of 30 youths ages 7 to 18, it is a musical designed for the whole family. “Aladdin, Jr.” will be offered for school performances (dates to be announced). Performances are Nov. 23, 24, 25, 30 and Dec. 1, 2, 7, 8 and 9.

Performances are Friday and Saturday evenings at 8 p.m. and Sunday afternoons at 4 p.m. For more information, check out the Pulse website at www.pulseoperahouse.org or the Facebook page at “Pulse Opera House.”