Fr. Scheid Players Announce Audition Dates for Spring Production of You Can't Take It With You

The Catholic Youth Apostolate and the Fr. William Scheid Players are pleased to announce audition dates for their spring production of You Can’t Take It With You, a madcap, idealistic comedy that reinforces the idea that you can only live life to the fullest by doing whatever makes you happy.

Audition dates are:

  • Sunday January 22 at 2 pm -  Cardinal Rigali Center
  • Monday January 23 at 7 pm -  Cardinal Rigali Center
  • Sunday January 29 at 7pm - St. Margaret Mary Alacoque School

Parts are available for nine men, seven women, and three extras, and auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. The show will take place on March 24, 25, and 26, 2017 at Incarnate Word Academy. If you are interested in auditioning but are unable to attend, please contact the director, Dan Karcher at

For nearly four decades, the Fr. Scheid Players have been presenting Broadway plays, reviews, and musicals featuring Archdiocesan clergy and laity to raise funds to benefit the youth programs of the Archdiocese of St. Louis.

Synopsis of the play:
Grandpa Vanderhof and his wacky family, the Sycamores, have been happily living their zany lives in his house by Columbia University in New York for many years. This family and their friends are a madcap group of eccentrics, marching to the beat of their own drum, with pride and joy. Their hobbies include collecting snakes, building fireworks in the basement, writing a myriad of plays that never get published, and taking ballet lessons. Things like stress, jobs, and paying taxes to the government are for other people, not for them!

But when practical young Alice Sycamore becomes engaged to her company’s Vice President Tony Kirby, the Vanderhof/Sycamore clan must straighten up to meet the new in-laws. Disaster ensues when the Kirbys arrive at the wrong time and, despite the best laid plans, see Alice’s family in all of its crazy glory. The evening ends with everyone in the house getting arrested, and Alice ending the engagement. It isn’t until Grandpa’s wise speech to Mr. Kirby about the importance of living life to the fullest that the two families find a way to accept each other, and love conquers all!