P2K Youth Theater Camp Underway!

KILL THE BEAST!! The P2K Youth Theater Summer Musical Camp is in full swing, and this is going to be a great show!! Mark your calendars for BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, JR. July 26-28!  Get your tickets here – https://playhouse2000.com/youth-theater-program-2/

Youth Theater Outsiders Cast Announced

The P2K Youth Theater has also set the cast for their first production in 2019, The Outsiders.  This select group will include Trinidad LaurenziKaylha GrisalesElla O’DonnellElyse BrooksPhoenix MillerMaya GarciaBeth CunninghamNorah DistelCaroline 

DaschelCruz GarciaIsa BarkerKendal DyePhaedra BowlbyRowyn BowlbyDharma DinklaCamille SheffieldLauren WolffKaylaClendenningAbe DozierAdom RichardsAshley Hanna and Charles Melton.  They’re all directed by Sarah Distel with Tish Miller as Stage Manager.

The Outsiders will perform in the VK Garage Theater on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, March 1, 2 and 3.

Outsiders Cast List:

Ponyboy: Trinidad Laurenzi
Johnny: Kaylha Grisales
Soda: Ella O’Donnell
Two-Bit: Elyse Brooks 
Dally: Phoenix Miller
Darry: Maya Garcia 
Bob: Beth Cunningham 
Randy: Norah Distel 
Paul (Soc. Voice): Caroline Daschel 
Cherry: Cruz Garcia 
Marcia: Isa Barker 
Sandy: Kendal Dye 
Doctor: Phaedra Bowlby 
Nurse: Rowyn Bowlby 
O’bryant: Dharma Dinkla
Jerry: Camille Sheffield 
Mr. Smye: Lauren Wolff

Stage Manager: Tish Miller
Assistant Stage Manager: Kayla Clendenning
Lights: Abe Dozier
Sound: Adom Richards 
Props: Ashley Hanna 
Crew: Charles Melton

Last Weekend for Nuncrackers

Audiences for this year’s Special Holiday Production of Nuncrackers have been singing its praises and giving it rousing ovations at every performance. 

The last three chances to see what the excitement is all about will be this weekend!. A recent post on the show’s Facebook page offered the advice: “Take a tissue! I laughed ’till I cried!” and concluded with “such a great cast.” Another chimed in with: “That was the hardest I’ve laughed in a while.” 

Featuring an “all star” cast, Nuncrackers brings the joy of Christmas into the heart of every audience member with spectacular group numbers, heartfelt solos, and comedy with just enough edge to keep you on your toes. 

 Final performances will be Friday and Saturday at 7:30, and Sunday at 2:30 in the VK Garage Theater.  General Admission tickets are $25 each. Click HERE to make your reservations today!  SPECIAL OFFER: Anyone who buys a Season Pass for 2019 (see below) can pick up tickets to enjoy Nuncrackers at a substantial discount.  Call our Box Office at (830) 896-9393 to get things started!  

P2K Announces AACT Fest Entry

The biennial TNT/AACT One Act Play Festival will be on The Cailloux Theater Stage on Saturday, February 2nd.  Four companies will be vying for two invitations to the State TEXFest: Bulverde S.T.A.G.E., Bastrop Opera House, Boerne Community Theater, and your Playhouse 2000.

Our entry will be a short play by Tennessee Williams, The Pretty Trap.  It features the talents of Amy Goodyear as “Amanda,” Sharlaina Lowry as “Laura,” Jeremy Sosa as “Jim” and Jacob Grona making his P2K debut as “Tom.”  Heather Cunningham is the Production Stage Manager, and the project is directed by Jeffrey Brown.

The festival will have performances from 1:00 to about 9:00.  P2K’s show time is set for 6:00, and we plan to have a preview performance as well (details to follow.)

New Buddy Holly Band Takes the VK Stage

2018 Opening Night Dinner Menus Announced

Opening Night Dinners are back for 2018!  For a marginal cost above the price of your ticket, you can enjoy a catered and themed meal specially designed for us by one of Kerrville’s most popular caterers – Rails a Cafe at the Depot.  All dinners will be served in the Cailloux Lobby before the performance at 6 p.m.   There is limited space available for each dinner, so call the box office to make reservations today! 830-896-9393.

February 2, Jeeves Takes a Bow

Chorus Girl Crispy Green Salad

Broadway Beef

Major-domo Mashed Potatoes

Valet Vegetables

Cherries Jubilee Cake

 

 

April 6, Crazy For You

Saloon Salad

Follies Filet of Salmon

Wrangler Rice

Cowboy Carrots

Deadrock Dessert

 

 

June 15, Impossible Marriage

Ceremony Caesar Salad

Processional Pork Loin

Matrimony Mashed Potatoes

Honeymoon Asparagus

Wedlock White Chocolate Fudge Cake

 

 

August 17, The Glitter Girls

Socialite Salad

Celebrity Chicken

Rich Girl Rice

Glittering Green Beans

Sparkling Champagne Mousse

 

 

October 19, Witness for The Prosecution

Heiress Salad

Judge and Jury Chicken and Shrimp

Mysterious Rice Pilaf

Conviction Vegetables

Due Process Double Fudge Torte

Memory Ensemble Brings Christmas Show to VK Garage

Fredericksburg’s Memory Ensemble, who had a very successful concert in the VK a couple of months ago, will bring Holiday Cheer to one and all in this concert featuring Christmas favorites from Stage, Screen and television special. Selections will include “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year,” “Baby it’s Cold Outside,” “Silver Bells,” “Melikalikamaka,” “Santa Baby” and many, many more!

Get your tickets here – https://playhouse2000.com/also-playing-at-the-vk-garage-theater/

Carousel Auditions Coming Soon

P2K is planning a real favorite for this summer

Carousel – June 30 – July 15, 2017 – Cailloux Theater: Auditions May 7, 2017 at 2:30 p.m. and May 8, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.

Audition day can be a nervous time, we understand that.  We’ll do all we can to make sure you’re as comfortable as possible, and you might even have some fun!

Below is some information about our audition process, and some specifics related to this Summer’s musical.  Feel free to contact us at Jeffrey@playhouse2000.com if you have questions that aren’t answered here.

At the Audition

  • Please arrive in the Cailloux Theater lobby a bit ahead of time to fill out paperwork – OR fill out and submit the form below. We may also take a picture of you (you can bring a resume and headshot, if you like.)
  • We’ll all gather as a group at first, and do some warm-up including learning a short song from the show.
  • We’ll have everyone sing first – using one of these options
    • IF YOU’RE AUDITIONING FOR A NAMED/SINGING ROLE.
      • Please come with a 16 to 32-bar prepared solo in the style of the show (preferably NOT an actual song from the show). We can hear what we need during a short song, but we may ask you to vocalize with the pianist to help us know your range, etc.
      • Provide sheet music for our provided accompanist. Because we want to hear YOU, and not your accompaniment, we do not provide for CD tracks.  If you need help tracking down sheet music, call us early and we can probably help.
    • IF YOU’RE AUDITIONING FOR THE CHORUS
      • You need not sing a solo. We will ask you to sing the song we teach to you as part of a small group.
  • After the Singing portion, EVERYONE will be asked to participate in the “Movement” audition. This will range from basic stage movement to a modest dance combination, in order to determine the variety of movement abilities are represented in our group.
  • “Reading” will not be part of the initial audition. If needed, we will have readings during a Call Back later in the week.

After the Audition

  • We may ask certain auditioners to return on Tuesday for a “Call Back” audition. These are NOT an indication of final casting decisions – only of a need to more carefully view our possible options.
  • We will post the full cast list no later than Wednesday at noon. We post auditions in three ways:
    • On our Web Site
    • On our Facebook page
    • In print on our doors and on our Call Board
  • If you are not one of those chosen to be part of this cast – take heart! There are many ways to be involved in this and other productions throughout the P2K season.  Please let us know how you’d like to help, and we’ll do our best to put you to work.

Roles Available Are:

  • Julie Jordan                        Female Lead                       Soprano
    • Early 20s to Late 20s. A quiet, sweet, and naive young mill worker who is still headstrong
  • Carrie Pipperidge             Female Lead                      Soprano
    • May be slightly younger than Julie. She is Julie’s best friend and a bit more practically-minded
  • Billy Bigelow                       Male Lead                           Baritone
    • A charming, and thus, rather successful barker for the Mullin Carousel.  Billy is a ladies’ man
  • Nettie Fowler                    Female Lead                       Mezzo-Soprano
    • 30s-mid 60s.  Julie’s big-hearted, older cousin.  She runs a local seaside business
  • Enoch Snow                       Male Lead                           Tenor
    • A fisherman who takes his work very seriously
  • Mrs. Mullin                         Female Supporting          Spoken
    • Early 40s to Late 50s.  The widow owner of the Carousel
  • Jigger Craigin                      Male Supporting              Baritone
    • A good-for-nothing, con-man sailor, Jigger is a “friend” of Billy’s
  • Starkeeper/Dr. Seldon   Male Supporting              Spoken
    • A heavenly figure, in control of the heavens we find Billy in
  • Louise Bigelow                  Female Supporting          (Dancer)
    • Billy and Julie’s 15 year old daughter.
  • David Bascombe               Male Featured                  Bass
    • Mid-40s to Late 50s.  The very strict, wealthy owner of the local mill
  • Enoch Snow, Jr.                 Male Featured                  Spoken
    • A late teen image of his father, Enoch Jr. has been groomed to think well of himself
  • Carnival Boy                       Male Featured                  Silent
    • A boy who works at the carnival
  • Principal                               Either Featured                Spoken
    • Calls up the students to receive diplomas at high school graduation
  • Brother Joshua                  Male Featured                  Spoken
    • Another person polishing stars in heaven, like Billy.  Will double with ensemble.
  • Captain                                 Male Featured                  Spoken
    • Captain who supervises Billy’s arrest.  Will double with ensemble
  • First Policeman                 Male Featured                  Spoken
    • Will double with ensemble
  • Second Policeman           Male Featured                  Spoken
    • Will double with ensemble
  • Second Heavenly Friend  Either Featured              Spoken
    • Will double with ensemble
  • Ensemble                            Both                                      All parts
    • Townspeople, Mill workers, Carnies, Fishermen.  All ages.

Richard Rodgers once wrote that of all the musicals he wrote, Carousel was his personal favorite. This iconic American classic features some of the most powerful music ever written for the stage, including “If I Loved You”, “Mister Snow”, “June is Bustin Out All Over” and the iconic “You’ll Never Walk Alone.” Carousel was Rodgers and Hammerstein’s second collaboration, and was adapted from Ferenc Molnar’s 1909 play Lilliom. They transferred the Budapest setting of Lilliom to the New England coastline, where Carousel takes place.

The story tells of charming, roguish carnival barker, Billy Bigelow, and mill worker Julie Jordan, both loners, who meet and fall in love. Their marriage ends up costing both their jobs, and things go downhill from there. Billy’s desperation makes him violent against those he loves most, and drives him to commit crimes in order to provide for his family. When Billy falls in with con-man Jigger Craigin, he ends up getting caught in the midst of an armed robbery and takes his own life. Billy is allowed to return to earth for one day fifteen years later, and he encounters the daughter he never knew. Louise is a lonely, friendless teenager, her father’s reputation having haunted her throughout her young life. How Billy instills in both the child and her mother a sense of hope and dignity is a dramatic testimony to love’s transcendence.

Voted the best musical of the 20th century by Time Magazine, Rodger’s and Hammerstein’s Carousel is the classic American musical, spanning heaven and earth in its exploration of human frailty, resilience, and the power of forgiveness.

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YOUR PLAYHOUSE 2000 IS BREAKING GROUND!

Long-awaited Support Facility about to become real!

The Cailloux Campus Support Facility has been envisioned for more than a decade, and now, thanks to the support of the Kerrville Economic Improvement Corporation, The Cailloux Foundation, the Elizabeth Huth Coates Foundation, The Hal & Charlie Peterson Foundation, and MANY OF YOU it is finally becoming a reality!

When completed, the new building will house spaces for scenic and costume construction and storage, enhanced dressing and green-rooms, and a classroom/rehearsal studio that will more than double P2K’s ability to provide outstanding programming for Kerrville and The Hill Country.

YOU’RE INVITED to help us celebrate as we “Break Ground” on this next phase in The Kathleen C. Cailloux City Center for the Performing Arts.

Join us on Thursday morning, July 30th at 9:00 on the Cailloux Theater “Front Lawn”.  We look forward to seeing you there!

Pirates of Penzance Heading Out of Port

FINAL PERFORMANCES THIS WEEKEND!

You have just two more chances to see the show that’s become the talk of the town!  The Pirates of Penzance finishes its three weekend run Friday and Saturday at 7:30.

A Rollicking Band of Pirates, they!


If you haven’t seen this show yet, we’re sure you’ve heard people  complimenting the voices, the dancing, the FUN of this production.

Don’t Miss It! 

Tickets start at just $5 for students, and are available in advance or at the door.  Call (830) 896-9393 or click HERE to reserve seats today!