SEASON 2017!!!

 


Take a look and start making plans – whether to make time for an audition, or to enjoy a night at the Theater.

And spread the word!  Tickets go on sale starting Saturday morning at 10am.

House for Sale
A Comedy by Ron Hill

February 3 through 19, VK Garage Theater

A Laugh-till-you-cry look at what happens when Dad no longer needs to live alone

Glen Martin is an independent widower in his 70’s whose daughter lives a good distance away with her husband and family. When she begins to hint that he should no longer live alone, he tries to avoid selling the homestead by “shopping” for a roommate to share his house. His advertisement is answered by a variety of wacky characters, complicating his plans and leading him to question his decision.This is a riotously comic take on a situation that many of us can really relate to!

Auditions: December 11 and 12, 2016

The Matchmaker
A Classic Farce by Thornton Wilder

April 21 through May 7, VK Garage Theater

The original comedy that became the smash hit musical Hello Dolly

Well before Hello Dolly became a Broadway Musical sensation, Thornton Wilder scripted his version of a very old story in the classic farce The Matchmaker, in which Dolly Levi took became the leading character for the first time.

The hilarious antics of life-long bachelor store-keeper Horace Vandergelder and his clerks, Cornelius Hackl and Barnaby Tucker, as they pursue relationships with the softer sex, will leave our audience in stitches, just as they did New York audiences many decades ago.

Hello Dolly is enjoying a revival on Broadway this season, and our neighbors in Fredericksburg are planning their own production. We hope you’ll see both the classic play and the musical, and enjoy the best of both worlds.

Auditions: February 19 and 20

Carousel
A Musical by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II
June 30 through July 15, The Cailloux Theater
A Musical of amazing depth and beauty, with a story that resonates through the years.
Another gem from Broadway’s “Golden Era” drawn from much earlier material,Carousel is Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein’s version of a now-forgotten European play, Lilliom. Thanks to an extraordinary movie, we are all familiar with this story of the complex love story between young Julie Jordan and the carnival barker Billy Bigelow to whom she is drawn despite his flaws.

This is one of the most beautiful scores ever created by the most important writing team in Broadway history, including the well-loved “If I Loved You,” “June Is Bustin’ Out All Over” and the thrilling “You’ll Never Walk Alone,” which will send you from the theater with an uplift that will last for days.

Don’t miss it!

Auditions: May 7 and 8

Making God Laugh 
A New Comedy by Sean Grennan
August 18 through September 3, The VK Garage Theater
Follow one family’s trip across four decades to confirm the old adage – “We Plan, God Laughs!”
There are many sayings about “the best laid plans” – among the truest is Woody Allen’s observation, “if you want to make God laugh, tell him your plans.”
Ruthie and Bill have plans for their little family; a son in the priesthood, an actress daughter, and a middle son who keeps up with the times. Over the course of 40 years and four holidays, we get to watch the comic – and sometimes poignant-outcomes they didn’t prepare for as the modern world takes its toll.
Enjoy their forays into a future they could not predict in this brand new play the Chicago Sun Times called “a gem of comic relief…a heartwarming new comedy.”
Auditions: July 2 and 3 

Nunsense  
A Comic Musical by Dan Goggin
October 20 through November4, The VK Garage Theater

The Little Sisters of Hoboken are raising money with the wackiest musical revue ever!

Pity the poor Little Sisters of Hoboken, the last remaining members of an order that finds itself with a desperate need to raise funds fast!

Sister Mary Regina comes up with the idea to take advantage of her Circus experience (from her pre-convent days) and stage a variety show in the Middle School Gym – amidst the remains of the set for the kids’ recent production of Grease.

With songs, dances, puppet shows and personal reflections, the Sisters take the stage to new heights of hilarity. You’ll laugh out loud all night long!

Come see why Nunsense has had more than 8,000 productions around the world. You won’t be sorry!

Auditions: August 27 and 28  

And there they are!  The five shows that will make up Season 2017

Of course, they’ll be joined by our bi-annual One-Act-Play Festival show, our Shakespeare In the Park project (this year presenting Antony and Cleopatra) and three terrific titles for young people PLUS the Summer Youth Musical Theater Camp and their production of Cinderella.

Thanks for being part of the Playhouse 2000 Family.  We hope you make plans today to spend a lot of time at the theater!

See you soon.

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