ANNOUNCING OUR 2020 SEASON!
Welcome to the Renaissance and the outrageous, crowd-pleasing musical farce, Something Rotten. Set in the 1590s, brothers Nick and Nigel Bottom are desperate to write a hit play but are stuck in the shadow of that Renaissance rock star known as "The Bard." When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theatre involves singing, dancing and acting at the same time, Nick and Nigel set out to write the world’s very first musical. Direct from a hugely successful run on Broadway, Something Rotten features large song and dance numbers (yes, fabulous tap dancing too!), and a wacky cast of over-the-top characters. Something rotten will have you rolling and dancing in the aisles—a musical theatre treat for Playhouse Patrons!
June 30-July 12
“The people call it Ragtime!” At the dawn of a new century, everything is changing… and anything is possible. Ragtime, a sweeping and stunning musical, is set in the volatile melting pot of turn-of-the-century New York. Three distinctly American tales are woven together – that of a stifled upper-class wife, a determined Jewish immigrant and a daring young Harlem musician – united by their courage, compassion and belief in the promise of the future. The Tony-winning score is just as diverse as the melting pot of America itself, from the ragtime rhythms of Harlem and Tin Pan Alley to the klezmer of the Lower East Side, from bold brass band marches to delicate waltzes, from up-tempo banjo tunes to period parlor songs and expansive anthems. A truly unique and powerful portrait of America, Ragtime is sure to inspire Playhouse Audiences.
Head Over Heels (with songs by the Go-Gos!)
HEAD OVER HEELS is the bold new musical comedy from the visionaries that rocked Broadway with Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Avenue Q and Spring Awakening. This laugh-out-loud love story is set to the music of the iconic 1980’s all-female rock band The Go-Go’s, including the hit songs, “We Got the Beat,” “Our Lips Are Sealed,” “Vacation,” Belinda Carlisle’s “Heaven is a Place on Earth” and “Mad About You.”A hilarious, exuberant celebration of love, HEAD OVER HEELS follows the escapades of a royal family on an outrageous journey to save their beloved kingdom from extinction—only to discover the key to their realm’s survival lies within each of their own hearts.
The Full Monty
July 28-August 9
Based on the cult hit film of the same name, The Full Monty, a ten-time Tony Award nominee, is filled with honest affection, engaging melodies and the most highly anticipated closing number of any show. The story follows a group of unemployed steelworkers from Buffalo who come up with a bold and unclothed way to make some quick cash. The Full Monty is a story full of heart. Right to the end, audiences will be wondering if these lovable misfits will really pull it off. With a raucous mix of razor-sharp humor and toe-tapping pizzazz, this heartwarming, upbeat comedy is a must for any theatregoer!
Get ready for Kinky Boots at the Forestburgh Playhouse! This exhilarating true story about a struggling shoe factory will lift your spirits to high-heeled heights! Winner of six Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Kinky Boots features a joyous, Tony-winning score by Cyndi Lauper, and a hilarious, uplifting book by four-time Tony winner, Harvey Fierstein. Filled with fabulous songs and thrilling dance numbers, Kinky Boots will inspire audiences to dance in the aisles and discover why, sometimes, the best way to fit in... is to stand out!
The Woman in Black: A Ghost Play
A real theatrical spine chiller...A truly nerve shredding experience. The Woman in Black: A Ghost Play provides a pleasurable ripple of fear down one's spine and an uncomfortable lurch in the pit of one's stomach. In this chilling play, a lawyer hires an actor to tutor him in recounting to family and friends a story that has long troubled him concerning events that transpired when he attended the funeral of an elderly recluse. There he caught sight of the woman in black and nothing will ever be the same again. The Woman in Black is a roller coaster ride of chills and thrills—don’t miss it!
Golda’s Balcony tells the story of Golda Meir, the 4th Prime Minister of Israel. Broadway applauded this one-woman tour-de-force. This tight-knit story of war and peace opens in 1973, on the eve of the Yom Kippur War, and uses flashbacks to let Golda tell the story of her life: her journey from her birthplace in Russia to the United States where she settled in Milwaukee, became a school teacher and married. She describes her role as a socialist Zionist, her emigration to Palestine in 1921, the birth of her two children and the breakup of her marriage. These details form an intriguing backdrop for a dramatic look at idealism, power and the strength it takes to shape the destiny of a nation.