JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT
February 1 - February 11, 2018
Directed by Lisa Cope
Playhouse is excited to open the 2018 season with the irresistible family musical about the trials and triumphs of Joseph, Israel’s favorite son (and the show that first brought Lisa Cope to Playhouse in the Park way back in 2003!). Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2018, JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT is a glorious reimagining of the Biblical story of Joseph, his father Jacob, his eleven brothers, and the coat of many colors.
Narrators: Sarah Cunningham and Kellie Wilferd; Joseph: Jake Hunter; Jacob: Roy Hensel; Potiphar: Brad Brauser; Pharaoh: Joshua Byrne; Baker: Carolyn Winchester; Butler: Mark Dycus; Brothers: Jamie Miller, Kasey Clear, Payton Pennington, Ian Ball, Jonathan Carter, Andrew Phillips, John McConnell, Matt Westerfield, Jordan Belcher, Dalton York, Zach Fiser; Wives: Melissa Collier (Potiphar’s Wife), Wendy Westerfield, Serenity Dunn, Laurel Johnston, Caitlyn Wilkins, Tori Bertram, Tessa Northcutt, Savannah Richey, Julia Castiello, Karly Jones, Lauren Montgomery, Valerie Ernstberger; Children: Jayce Curtis, Anna Collier, Cora McConnell, Lynsi Wilkins, Riley Morris, Payton Dawson, Olivia Smee, Isaiah Alverio, Sarah Gardner, Wilson Westerfield, Mollie Westerfield, Nina Natividad, Jackson Bell, Kylee Carter, Amberlyn Hall, Elizabeth Lanier; Dance Troupe: Dori Chambers, Heidi Wooldridge, April McKeel, Bianca Alverio
TWO ON THE AISLE, THREE IN THE VAN
Performance dates: March 16 - 25
Directed by Jeff and Adam Miller
Mike: Kevin Swartz
Jeannie: Marci Jo Gardner-Edmonds
Vondo: Barry Wilson
Jeff: Rusty Jones
Scott: Davin Belt
Eric: Josh Ray
Meredith: Nancy Fast
Daniel: Ryan Messenger
Robin: Madison Edmonds
Harriet: Vicki Nix Morton
As every theatre lover knows, sometimes the best show isn't onstage, but backstage and even in the parking lot. That's the case in TWO ON THE AISLE, THREE IN A VAN, an hilarious comedy where the point of view this time comes from the unsung heroes who call the show, man the spotlights, sew the costumes, count the tickets, and suffer through every flubbed line, forgotten prop and missed cue. **STRONG ADULT LANGUAGE**
DISENCHANTED - Adult Dinner Theatre
April 12 - 14
Auditions: March 5 - 6
Directed by Lisa Cope
Poisoned apples. Glass slippers. Who needs ’em?! Not Snow White and her posse of disenchanted princesses in this hilarious musical that is anything but Grimm. Forget the princesses you think you know. When these royal renegades toss off their tiaras, this cleverly subversive, not-for-the-kiddies musical reveals what really happened ‘ever after’!
KISS ME, KATE
May 3 - 13
Auditions: March 19 - 20
7 Males, 3 Females + Large Ensemble
Directed by Joshua Byrne
Passions run high as leading lady Lilli Vanessi and her ex-husband, actor/director Fred Graham, battle on stage and off in a production of Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew. With romance, comedy, sophistication, and behind-the-scenes hijinks, KISS ME, KATE combines the irreverent humor of two brilliant writers: Cole Porter and William Shakespeare.
NEXT TO NORMAL (Playhouse After Dark)
June 21 - July 1
Directed by Daryl Phillipy
Next to Normal is an unflinching look at a suburban family struggling with the effects of mental illness. Dad's an architect; Mom rushes to pack lunches and pour cereal; their daughter and son are bright, wise-cracking teens, appearing to be a typical American family. And yet their lives are anything but normal because the mother has been battling manic depression for sixteen years. Next to Normal takes audiences into the minds and hearts of each character, presenting their family's story with love, sympathy and heart. This deeply moving piece of theatre is an emotional powerhouse that addresses such issues as grieving a loss, ethics in modern psychiatry, and suburban life. Winner of three 2009 Tony Awards and the 2010 Pulitzer Prize.
KIDS SUMMER CAMP - Show to be Announced
Camp dates: July 9 - 20
Show dates: July 20-24
Join our popular Summer Theatre Camp for ages 6 (must have completed kindergarten) through age 12. Junior Counselor positions are available for ages 13 and older. Watch for exciting details! Registration will open April 9, 2018.
August 23 - Sept. 2
Auditions: July 9 - 10
11 Males, 2 Females + Ensemble
Directed by Lisa Cope
So you haven’t been able to score tickets to Hamilton? Come see the next best thing! Witness the birth of a nation as John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, and Thomas Jefferson attempt to convince the members of the Second Continental Congress to vote for independence from the shackles of the British monarchy by signing the Declaration of Independence. This delightful musical puts a human face on the pages of history as we see the men behind the national icons: proud, frightened, uncertain, irritable, charming, often petty and ultimately noble figures, determined to do the right thing for a fledgling nation.
THE PENGUIN PROJECT - Show to be Announced
September 20 - 30
Informational Meeting: May 7
Directed by Holly Bloodworth
Playhouse in the Park was honored in 2014 to become the seventh theatre in the country to be a part of The Penguin Project. The project has been wildly successful - with the Artists, the Mentors, the Creative Team, the Families, and the Audiences! The Penguin Project was created by Dr. Andrew Morgan and brings together Artists, who are children and young adults with disabilities, and Peer-Mentors who provide on-stage support. The Penguins will take the stage to perform a modified version of a well-known Broadway musical. Watch for an announcement soon about the 2018 Penguin Project show!
AGATHA CHRISTIE'S MURDER ON THE NILE
October 26 - November 4
Auditions: September 10 - 11
8 Males, 5 Females
Directed by Don Fleming
Kay Ridgeway has led a charmed life. Blessed with beauty, enormous wealth, and a new husband, she embarks on a honeymoon voyage down the Nile. Fatal circumstances await when the idyllic surroundings are shattered by a shocking and brutal murder. Under scrutiny is a multitude of memorable passengers, all with a reason to kill. The tension and claustrophobia builds, as a shocking and audacious conspiracy is laid bare. MURDER ON THE NILE is a favorite of Agatha Christie fans!
THE LION, THE WITCH, AND THE WARDROBE
December 7 - 16
Auditions: Oct. 15 - 16
Cast of Sixteen + Extras
Directed by Sabry Poor
This new dramatization of C.S. Lewis' classic THE LION, THE WITCH, AND THE WARDROBE, set in the land of Narnia, faithfully recreates the magic and mystery of Aslan, the great lion, his struggle with the White Witch, and the adventures of four children who inadvertently wander from an old wardrobe into the exciting, never-to-be-forgotten land of Narnia. This story of love, faith, courage, and giving, with its triumph of good over evil, is a true celebration of life.