SYLVIA Cast Announced

CAST ANNOUNCED! Thanks to all who auditioned for our first 2020 production, SYLVIA. Director Sarah Derousseau is pleased to announce the following cast:

Sylvia – Michele VanFossen
Greg – Judd Vermillion
Kate – Barbara French
Tom – Justin Radkiewicz
Phyllis – Louise Vermillion
Leslie – Amy Best

The first read through will be Monday, December 2!

P2K Announces 2020 Season!!

We are extremely proud to announce the slate of plays, musicals and special events we have planned for 2020!

The BUY TICKETS – 2020 PLAYHOUSE SEASON page lays out everything you can expect to enjoy next year in the 2020 Playhouse 2000 regular season.

As you read, you may want to consider picking up a Ticket Package for the year.  There are many benefits – both to you and to Playhouse 2000 – when you do.

For you, the Season Ticket Package offers substantial savings when compared to the cost of buying single tickets for each show.

And, you don’t give up the flexibility of deciding which of the many performances of each show you’ll attend.

The 2020 FLEX Pass offers a block of admissions you can use in any combination for any show.  See a play alone and invite four friends to the next if you like.  You still save money over the cost of individual tickets.

For us, your purchase helps us finish our fiscal year on a high note, enables us to confidently plan our upcoming year, and helps us understand how our audience wants to enjoy their theater-going experience.

Two money-saving Ticket Packages are available as well.

The Full Season Package provides one admission to each of the five Main Season productions at a cost of just $98 per person. Full Season Package holders save 15% over the cost of single tickets, and still determine which of the up to eight performance nights of each show best fits their schedule.

The Flex Package provides a set number of pre-paid admissions that can be used for any show and in any combination. The Flex Package is available in six-, eight-, and ten-admission sizes, and saves up to 12% when compared to single tickets.

Visit 2020 Playhouse 2000 Season Passes to purchase your Season Passes, Flex Passes, and Opening Night Dinner package for the regular 2020 Playhouse 2000 season!

A special gift just for YOU this Christmas!



The Gift of the Magi

O Henry’s classic Christmas tale
as adapted by Jon Jory

December 6 through 21, 2019
The VK Garage Theater

Jim & Della have just one wish for Christmas – each that they could afford a suitable gift for the other.  The Spirit of Christmas comes alive in this simply lovely adaptation of a seasonal classic.

Featuring:
Amy Goodyear, Marcus Goodyear, Susan Neely Balentine, Brandon Newton and Amanda Radkiewicz

BOGO SAVINGS OFFER: Buy your Season 2020 Package by December 20, and
Get One Ticket to The Gift of the Magi FREE when you buy one regular price adult ticket.
Please call (830) 896-9393 for quickest service on BOGO offer.

Sylvia a “Romantic” Comedy by A.R. Gurney Auditions This Weekend!

Launching Season 2020

P2K’s Season 2020 will get a grand start with a revival of the popular “Romantic” Comedy Sylvia by A.R. Gurney.  We last presented this show in 2014 to rave reviews.

Sarah Derousseau, who played the title role in that production, returns to P2K as the Stage Director for this version.

Sarah will be looking for 2 Men and 2 Women (although the ratio might change) to fill out the cast for this fun show.

Available roles are:

  • “Greg” and “Kate” – a married couple who’ve spent the past 22 years raising kids in the suburbs, and have now made the move into Manhattan for the “next phase” of their marriage;
  • “Tom,” “Phyllis,” and “Leslie” – people in and around Greg and Kate’s life.  May be played by a single actor or actress, or spread around.
  • “Sylvia” – the stray dog that Greg finds in a New York park who causes all of the play’s complications and helps us re-discover why we love dogs so much.
Yes, “Sylvia” is a dog, played by an actress with energy and style.
Auditions will be in the Werlein Annex Studio on Sunday, November 24 at 2:30 and Monday, November 25 at 6:30.  No advance preparation is necessary, and you need not be present at both auditions.
The rehearsal schedule begins in December, and takes liberal breaks for the Christmas and New Year holidays (final schedule to be arranged when the cast is assembled.) Performances of Sylvia will run from January 30 to February 16.

Get on stage with Playhouse 2000!  We hope to see you there!

Wrapping Up Season 2019 with An American Classic: Our Town

We’re coming down to the final few rehearsals before our presentation of Thornton Wilder’s classic Our Town.

If you’ve always thought about Our Town as just “that play I read in 10th Grade” – we’re anxious to change your mind.

No less than “Tony” Award and Pulitzer Prize Winner Edward Albee called Our Town “…the greatest American play ever written.”

The New York Times said “[Our Town is] an immortal tale of small town morality [and] a classic of soft-spoken theater.”

The New York Daily News said of Our Town “No American play describes more powerfully how we imagine ourselves.”

If you long to be reminded of simple American ways of life, there’s no tonic like Our Town, a play that revels in the joys and sorrows of daily living.

Performances of Our Town will begin on Friday, October 4 and continue through October 20th.  Friday and Saturday shows are at 7:30, Sundays (10/13 and 10/20) at 2:30.  General Admission tickets are just $22.  Click HERE to reserve your seats today!

We’re very excited to be preparing our announcement of  Playhouse 2000’s Season 2020 including our Holiday Special for this year.

 
We’ll launch our Season Brochure at performances of Our Town.  

 

JOIN US FOR OPENING NIGHT DINNER
Catered by Rails, a Café at The Depot
Menu: “Small Town Salad,” “Grover’s Corners Grilled Beef Tenderloin,”
“Webb’s Mashed Potatoes,” “Gibb’s Mixed Vegetables,”
“Milkman’s Vanilla Cream Cake,”
Tazo Jasmine Iced Tea, Water, Starbucks Coffee, Wine.
Seating begins at 6:00 in the Cailloux Theater Lobby
 
Dinner and Show just $60/person.
Subscribers/Comps/Ticket Holders add just $38/person
Reservation required – Call (830) 896-9393

Yellow Lab Presents The Flick

Yellow Lab Productions is very excited to announce their next show: THE FLICK by Annie Baker! September 12-14 at 7:30 p.m. in the VK Garage Theater.

In a movie theater near Worcester, MA called The Flick — one of the few that hasn’t yet switched to digital film — three employees work dreary jobs for just above minimum wage: selling tickets, cleaning up after patrons, and running the projector. The economy is depressed and so are they, and yet over the course of this Pulitzer Prize-winning dramedy, Sam, Rose, and Avery show themselves to be complex, feeling people with unrealized ambitions to become more than their dreary surroundings.

Directed by: Ken DeZarn

Starring: Treston MackPurr Blair, and David McGuff

Our Town Cast Announced

Thanks to all who came out to audition for OUR TOWN. We are pleased to announce the following cast:
 
Stage Manager: Jeffrey Brown
Dr. Gibbs: Ken DeZarn
Joe Crowell: Isaiah Brooks
Howie Newton: Derek Meier
Mrs. Gibbs: Emily DeZarn
Mrs. Webb: Cindy Vennes
George Gibbs: Brandon Newton
Rebecca Gibbs: Dharma Dinkla
Wally Webb: Theo Distel
Emily Webb: Jennifer Daschel
Professor Willard: Jared Graff
Mr. Webb: Sheldon Boyce
Simon Stimson: Chris Distel
Mrs. Soames: Tara Franzen
Constable Waren: Fred Henneke
Sam Craig: Colton VanFossen
Joe: Stoddard: Jared Graff
Si Crowell: Elijah Brooks
 
Woman’s Choir and Ensemble: Joan Bryson, Caroline Daschel, Elyse Brooks, Trinidad Laurenzi, Norah Distel, Allie Kate Daschel, Leighton Sterling
 
First cast meeting is scheduled for Weds, August 28 at 6:30 p.m. In the Werlein Studio. Congratulations, and see you then!

Big Laughs, Big Love for Southern Fried Funeral 

“Sold Out” Opening Night!

It was standing room only in the VK Garage Theater for the opening weekend of our new comedy, Southern Fried Funeral.

As the playwright says,”Funerals bring out the best, the worst – and the funniest – in people.”  And all three are on display in this play that has been called “a big-hearted comedy about family Southern style.”

To help you get the flavor of the show – here are a few production photos (thank you to Tony Gallucci.)

 

Jessica Sturm and Sarah Brooks are sisters “Sammy Jo” and “Harlene” reunited for the funeral under the watchful eyes of family friend “Martha Ann Fox” (Becka Grey) and SonShine Committee chair “Ozella Meeks” (Amanda Radkiewicz.)

 

Russell French is the snake-in-the-grass Brother In Law “Uncle Dub”, seen here conferring with his lawyer “Atticus Van Leer,” played by Jared Graf.

 

Liz Koeninger is “Dorothy Frye,” wife of the late Dewey Frye.

 

“Sammy Jo” (Jessica Sturm) and her husband “Beecham”
(real-life husband Mark Sturm) wonder what younger brother
“Dewey Jr.” (Andrew Molnar) is up to.

 

As family friends gather at Dorothy’s house, we meet “Martha Ann”
(Becka Grey,) “Fairy June” (Barbara French,” and “Benny Charles” (Brian Schuyler.)

Performances of Southern Fried Funeral continue for two more weekends.
Friday and Saturday shows are at 7:30, Sundays at 2:30.  General Admission tickets are just $22.  Click HERE to reserve your seats today, before more nights sell out!

The full cast of Southern Fried Funeral, with
director R Sheldon Boyce (front) and
Assistant Director Treston Mack (far right.)

Special Offer!  “Twice the FUNeral”
If one Southern Comedy is good, two is great!
When you get tickets to see the P2K Production of
Southern Fried Funeral
we’ll give you a coupon good for $5 off per ticket
to see another comedy,
Dearly Departed
at The HCAF Point Theatre
(The Elizabeth Huth Coates Indoor Theater)
running August 16 to 31.
P.S. – if you get to Dearly Departed first, be sure to pick

up your coupon for $5 off Southern Fried Funeral tickets.

Summer Camp Wraps Up  in Grand Style

CONGRATULATIONS!

The large audiences stood and cheered after every performance of this year’s Summer Musical Theater Camp production of “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast  Jr.” – and the effusive praise was well deserved.

It would take many paragraphs to offer individual kudos to the more than 75 people – young and not-so-young – involved in making this project a reality, so we’ll count on you to know who YOU should say “congratulations” to.
In case you missed it – here are a select few, representative photos (Thank you to Paul Stafford, Wild Focus Photography.)

 

Elyse Brooks as “Belle,” with Keaton Mitchell as “The Beast”

 

Trinidad Laurenzi as “LeFou” singing to best friend “Gaston,” played by Cruz Garcia, along with the other folks at the local tavern.

 

Gaston’s adoring “Silly Girls”: Lucy CunninghamCamille SheffieldCaroline Daschel, and Isabella Barker.

 

The castle staff sings “Human Again.”

 

Some of the many townspeople populating Belle’s village.

 

The whole cast sings “The Finale”

The P2K Youth Theater production of “Disney’s Beauty & The Beast Jr” by Howard Ashman, Tim Rice, Alan Menken and Linda Wolverton, Directed by Sarah Distel; Heather Cunningham, Choreographer; Michael Kahl, Music Director; Brandy Sander, Assistant Music Director; Scenes designed by Nicholas Boland and Painted by Joleen Franklin and Tish Miller; Costumes designed by Jennifer Daschel; Lighting designed by Treston Mack; Susan Matteson, Accompanist; Student Assistants Elana Argil and Ella O’Donnell; Summer Interns Jillian Linton and James Burns sponsored by George and Teri Stieren.

Auditions for Our Town August 25 and 26

Auditions for the final show in the Playhouse 2000 2019 Season, the American classic Our Town, will be Saturday, August 25 at 2:30 p.m. and Monday, August 26 at 6:30 p.m. in the Werlein Annex Studio (913 Jefferson).

Auditioners will be asked to read from the script.  We hope everyone will come out and help us produce a beautiful show to wrap up this wonderful season.

Online audition forms and additional audition information available at this link – https://playhouse2000.com/auditions/