Theatre Coppell presents its 2010 - 2011 Season

The Backstage Series:


Same Time, Next Year

Laurie McDonald and Gary Walters

Directed by Wheelice Wilson, Jr.

August 20 - 29, 2010

When Doris, a young housewife from Oakland, and George, an accountant from New Jersey, meet by chance at a rural California inn, they embark on an affair that brings them together on the same weekend, in the same place, for the next 26 years. As time passes, events in their personal lives impact their special once-a-year romance in this heartwarming comedy.




They're Playing Our Song

Directed by Wheelice Wilson, Jr.

October 8 - 24, 2010

An established music composer teams up with an aspiring young female lyricist to write a top ten hit song, something they both want desperately. Their professional accomplishments are rosy, but their romantic life has its ups and downs. Vernon, uptight and all business, isnít used to Soniaís carefree eccentricities: She wears clothes from old movies, runs about 24 hours late, and has a hard time dropping old boyfriends who call her for advice at 3:00 in the morning. A small musical that will charm anyone who likes a hummable tune and a happy ending.





A Little House Christmas

Adapted By James DeVita
Based on the Little House books by Laura Ingalls Wilder

Sponsored by

Directed by Wheelice Wilson, Jr.

December 3 - 19 2010

Lauraís family is celebrating its first Christmas in the little house on the prairie. All of the Ingalls familyís friends are there, including Nellie Olsen and her mother, plus Mary, Carrie, and Ma and Pa. The best holiday of the year is made even richer by the simple values of nineteenth century pioneers who settled Americaís frontiers. A holiday treat for the entire family.




It Could Be Any One of Us

Sponsored by


Directed by George Morrow


February 11 - 27, 2011

A thunderstorm. A windswept country house. A family of failures: a detective who has never solved a case, a writer, an artist, and a composer, and a dysfunctional teenager ñ all wrangling over a bequest. All the prime ingredients are here for a murder-mystery thriller in the traditional mold, but there are a number of surprises. The thrills are spiced up with tongue-in-cheek humor and slyly ironic comment. The laughs and unexpected twists will come often, but the ending may change at the end of each show. A comic who-done-it.


by David Auburn


Due to our inability to obtain licensing rights, we are unable to produce our previously announced show, August, Osage County

Directed by Wheelice Wilson, Jr.


April 15 - May 1, 2011

Catherine, a troubled young woman, has spent years caring for her brilliant but unstable father, a famous mathematician. Now, following his death, she must deal with her own volatile emotions, the arrival of her estranged sister, and the attentions of Hal, who hopes to find value in the work her father left behind. Winner of the 2001 Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award for Best Play and a popular movie starring Gwyneth Paltrow, Anthony Hopkins, and Jake Gyllenhall.



Jekyll & Hyde, The Musical


Conceived for the Stage by Steve Cuden and Frank Wildhorn
Book and Lyrics by Leslie Bricusse
Music by Frank Wildhorn
Based on the story by Robert Louis Stevenson

Sponsored by


Directed by Wheelice Wilson, Jr.


July 15 - 31, 2011

An evocative tale of the epic battle between good and evil. A brilliant doctor experiments with human personality and creates a murderous counterpart. Convinced the cure for his fatherís mental illness lies in the separation of manís evil nature from his good, Dr. Henry Jekyll unwittingly unleashes his own dark side, wreaking havoc in the streets of late 19th century London as the savage, maniacal Edward Hyde. This musical treatment of a literary classic will chill its audiences with depth of ideas and composition.



Performances for all shows are Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 p.m. and Sundays at 2:30 p.m.