The 2017 Theatre Du Jour season at the Mansion

May 9, 2017 @ 6:30 pm
Barnes Hiscock Mansion
930 James St
Syracuse, NY 13203
Barnes Hiscock Mansion

The Barnes Hiscock Mansion is thrilled to be partnering with Theatre Du Jour again in 2017… bringing you the best local talent and the best local theatre in our historic & intimate setting!

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Your dinner theatre experience includes:

❤The best local cuisine!
❤The best local talent!
❤A stellar, proven interactive production!
❤Music & cocktail hour!
❤Contests & giveaways!
❤Fab photo opportunities! 
❤Talk back with the actors!
❤An interactive experience to remember!

Tickets are $60 / Call 315-422-2445 to RSVP or stay tuned for details on how to order right here online!

The 2017 Theatre Du Jour season is as follows:

Tuesday May 9th:Murder at the Prom by Peter DePietro – Directed by Sherri L. Metz

“Wonderful and exhilarating. The funniest interactive theatre I have ever experienced.” – The Post Star

Stroll down the lane that love paved as you and your sweetheart attend the high school senior prom. You’ll bask in the glory of your recent varsity victory and cheer as the king and queen of the prom are selected from among the guests. But beware! Glory days soon turn into gory days as one among you is murdered, then another. Gee whiz, not even Carrie was this treacherous. The list of suspects includes class snobs Charles Jonathan Edward Buckley III and Margot Ralston, the class outcast Patty Primpinpoof, and a couple from the wrong side of the tracks, Vinnie DiMici and Bella Baloopi. Vinnie and Bella are always making a scene. This year Bella insisted on coming to the prom, even though she is “in the family way,” or is that a bomb she has hidden under her gown? Attend the prom and find out the answer, along with whodunit.

Tuesday August 15th: Steel Magnolias by Robert Harling – Directed by Moe Harrington

“Harling has given his women sharp, funny dialogue…The play builds to a conclusion that is deeply moving.” – NY Daily News

The action is set in Truvy’s beauty salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana, where all the ladies who are “anybody” come to have their hair done. Helped by her eager new assistant, Annelle (who is not sure whether or not she is still married), the outspoken, wise-cracking Truvy dispenses shampoos and free advice to the town’s rich curmudgeon, Ouiser, (“I’m not crazy, I’ve just been in a bad mood for forty years”); an eccentric millionaire, Miss Clairee, who has a raging sweet tooth; and the local social leader, M’Lynn, whose daughter, Shelby (the prettiest girl in town), is about to marry a “good ole boy.” Filled with hilarious repartee and not a few acerbic but humorously revealing verbal collisions, the play moves toward tragedy when, in the second act, the spunky Shelby (who is a diabetic) risks pregnancy and forfeits her life. The sudden realization of their mortality affects the others, but also draws on the underlying strength—and love—which give the play, and its characters, the special quality to make them truly touching, funny and marvelously amiable company in good times and bad.

Tuesday October 17th: The Hillarious Hillbilly Massacre by Peter DePietro – Directed by Jenn Snow

The Birchbumble family, a wild and fun loving clan from deep in the hills of Tennessee, is having a family reunion and you, being a close relative, are invited. Everyone is promised a hog slappin’ good time. However, before the moonshine starts flowin’, evil befalls the festivities. A barbaric I.R.S. agent crashes the party and demands that the Birchbumbles pay all the back taxes they owe or the government will confiscate the premises immediately. The Birchbumbles don’t take easily to threats, so the agent is bumped off. There’s more murder and mayhem and lots of merriment as the Birchbumbles stage their own auditions for Hee Haw. Talent like theirs must be seen to be believed. Be sure to attend this long awaited reunion. It may be the last chance you have to party with the “in bred” crowd.

Tueday December 12th: Every Christmas Story Ever Told by John K. Alvarez, Michael Carleton & James FitzGerald / Music by Will Knapp – Directed by Sherri L. Metz

“A show that will have you laughing harder than spiked egg nog.” – Kelly Monaghan, TheOtherOrlando

Instead of performing Charles Dickens’ beloved holiday classic for the umpteenth time, three actors decide to perform every Christmas story ever told — plus Christmas traditions from around the world, seasonal icons from ancient times to topical pop-culture, and every carol ever sung. A madcap romp through the holiday season!