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The Theory of Relativity

"Take a Physics manual, blend it with the sound of The Book of Mormon, the hilariously nerdy references of The Big Bang Theory , a sprinkle of Chicago, few drops of Glee, bake it in a Broadway bowl, use all the originality you can have....That’s the successful recipe for the spectacular song cycle, The Theory of Relativity."– Live Like Tom

The Colonial Players are excited to present this groundbreaking musical this year.  We will be holding ten performances of this production.  Seating will be in the round to immerse the audience in the stories being told.  Seating at each performance will be limited to 250. Run time is approximately 75 minutes.

Performances:  March 1-10, 2018



THE STORY: The Theory of Relativity is a joyous and moving look about our surprisingly interconnected lives.  Whether you're allergic to cats, in love for the first or tenth time, a child of divorce, a germaphobe or simply a unique individual, audience members and actors alike are sure to find themselves in this fresh new musical.  Through a seemingly unrelated collection of songs, scenes and monologues, The Theory of Relativity introduces a compelling array of characters experiencing the joys and heartbreaks, the liaisons and losses, the inevitability and the wonder of human connection.


INFORMATIONAL MEETING:  For all actors, singers, dancers, musicians, publicity/marketers, construction/engineers, painters/artists, costumers/fashion designers, shift crew, lighting and sound technicians, makeup/cosmetology students.  We will meet on:

  • Thursday, November 2  @ Bonus Block(you must sign up prior to this meeting) in Auditorium

  • Friday, November 3 @ 7:10 am in the Auditorium

*You do not need to attend both - they will be the same presentation.




  • PIT: November 20, 3:00 - 4:15

  • NON-PERFORMING: November 20 (check in) This includes shift, light, sound, marketing, construction, scenic design, costumes, makeup.  Students must have online application complete by this date and a grade report submitted to Mr. Engel.

  • CAST: November 27(Open) & November 28 (Callbacks)



Audition Prep sessions for CAST

Tuesday, November 14: Open Audition Music Review

Tuesday, November 21: Callback Audition Music Review

Boys 2:30 - 3:15, Girls 3:15 - 4:00

CALLBACKS:  Coming soon




Below is a generic schedule for the production.    From February to the show, the schedule will change.  A complete calendar will be disseminated to all production members at the first meeting. 


December and January

Monday:        2:30 - 3:30 Lead/Solo Blocking/Characterization

                      2:30 - 6:00 Solo/Small Group Vocals

                      6:00 - 9:00 Choreography

Tuesday:       2:30 - 3:30 Lead/Solo Blocking

                      3:00 - 4:30 Pit Rehearsal

                      6:00 - 9:00 Full Cast Vocals           

Wednesday: 2:30 - 3:30 Characterization

                      6:00 - 9:00 Blocking

Thursday:     2:30 - 3:30 Lead/Solo Blocking

Sat/Sun:       Occasional dance/blocking work

February to Show

Monday:       5:00 - 9:30 Run (w/ tech)

Tuesday:      2:30 - 3:30 Blocking As Needed 

                     3:00 - 4:30 Pit Rehearsal

Wednesday:5:00 - 9:30 Run (w/ tech)

Thursday:    2:30 - 3:30 Blocking As Needed

Saturday:     9:00 - 5:00 Run (w/ tech)

Sunday:       12:00 - 5:00 Run (w/ tech and pit)


All participants will be expected to fundraise for the program.  Production members will receive details on fundraising opportunities at our first meeting.




2010 - present

2010 - present

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