Sam Bass Theatre

Red, White, and Tuna

Red White and Tuna
By Joe Sears, Jaston Williams, and Ed Howard
Directed by Robyn Conner
June 21-July 7
Starring: Jacob Vigil and R. Michael Clinkscales

The much anticipated third installment in the Tuna trilogy takes the audience through another satirical ride into the hearts and minds of the polyester-clad citizens of Texas' third smallest town. Along with Tuna's perennial favorites, some new Tuna denizens burst into the 4th of July Tuna High School Class Reunion. This sets the stage for a show full of fireworks and fun from the land where the Lion's Club is too liberal and Patsy Cline never dies. It's been several years since we left Bertha and Arles dancing at the end of A Tuna Christmas...Did the romance blossom? Has Didi Snavley received any "cosmic" communications from R.R.'s UFO? Did Stanley make his fortune in the Albuquerque taxidermy business? These and other burning questions will be asked and answered in the side-splitting spoof of life in rural America.

This production brings the return of the dream team of Robyn Conner as Director of Tuna, and Jacob Vigil and R. Michael Clinkscales who brought to life the zany citizen of Tuna, Texas this past holiday season in their sold out run of “A Tuna Christmas.”

Age recommendation: PG (for some adult humor)
Run time: Two hours and 20 minutes including one intermission
Jun 22nd-23rd, Jun 28th-30th, Jul 5th-7th at 8:00pm;Jun 24th, Jul 1st at 2:00pm

Willie Wonka Jr

Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka Jr
Adapted for the stage By Leslie Bricusse and Timoth Allen McDonald
Lyrics and Music By Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley
Based on the book 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' By Roald Dahl

Directed by Christopher Lee Herod
and Amanda Nicole Jones
Musically Directed by Kerry Coward
July 27 - August 11, 2018

Based on the book, "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" by Roald Dahl, the delicious adventures experienced by Charlie Bucket on his visit to Willy Wonka's mysterious chocolate factory light up the stage in this captivating adaptation of Roald Dahl's fantastical tale. Featuring the enchanting songs from the 1971 film starring Gene Wilder in addition to a host of fun new songs, Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka JR. is a scrumdidilyumptious musical guaranteed to delight everyone's sweet tooth. Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka JR. follows enigmatic candy manufacturer Willy Wonka as he stages a contest by hiding golden tickets in five of his scrumptious candy bars. Whomever comes up with these tickets will win a free tour of the Wonka factory, as well as a lifetime supply of candy. Four of the five winning children are insufferable brats, but the fifth is a likeable young lad named Charlie Bucket, who takes the tour in the company of his equally amiable grandfather. The children must learn to follow Mr. Wonka's rules in the factory – or suffer the consequences.

​Age recommendation: Suitable for all ages
Run time: 1 hour and 15 minutes including one intermission
Jul 27th-28th, Aug 1st-4th, Aug 8th-11th at 7:30pm;Jul 29th, Aug 4th-5th, Aug 11th at 2:00pm