American Academy of Performing Arts Co. will be performing two shows in one!
Act 1 will be performed by our Drama students who will be performing Aunt Maggity’s Dark and Stormy Night. There are laughs a-plenty and personalities galore in this light-hearted romp of a mystery that has a little bit of everything! Aunt Maggity, a horror novelist who lives up on an isolated mountaintop, keeps black widows in the bathroom, stuffed cobras on her writing desk and a heartbreaking secret just under the surface. When her four estranged nieces — Lavinia the C.E.O., Lola and Chloe, the NY fashion designers; and Francine, the amateur boxer — descend on her home for the reading of their parents’ will, everyone’s lives become topsy-turvy. On top of that, a rodeo clown who’s hiding something shows up in need of a place to stay for the night. Finally, Aunt Maggity appears along with Humphries, her faithful servant and friend, pushing her in her wheelchair as she rides the brake. “Feel the burn, Humphries!”, she orders him as he wheels her from room to room. As if all the relationships and secrets weren’t enough, more mystery enters the scene when one of the nieces disappears and Dreardon, the butler, is pushed down the mountain. This play has it all — from creepy spiders, suspense, and comedic chaos comes a sense of familial love, forgiveness, and what just might be the first happy ending in Aunt Maggity’s career.
Act 2 will feature our dancers performing "Tributes" which will include ballet, modern and jazz dances choreographed to music by artists that have passed in 2016, or dedicated to actors that have passed this year. Some featured musicians will be: David Bowie, George Michael, Prince, Leonard Cohen, Glenn Frey (Eagles), and Maurice White (earth wind and fire).