Our 2019 Summer Season Was Amazing!...


Greetings from the Forestburgh Playhouse! First, I want to thank all our wonderful patrons and supporters for helping make our 2019 Season one of the best yet. Even though the Playhouse may be shut down for the summer, there is always a flurry of activity!. For that reason, I am excited to announce that we will be sending out periodic newsletters. I hope that you'll enjoy hearing about what keeps us busy during the "off-season". Make sure to watch out for our frequent posts on Facebook and Instagram and updates on our website at www.fbplayhouse.org !



This summer was a blockbuster season for the Forestburgh Playhouse. Attendance was high and the reviews were glowing. Here are just a few of the rave reviews we received this season!

“There aren’t enough superlatives in the English language to describe The Buddy Holly Story, currently showing at the Forestburgh Playhouse. So, we’ll just use Holly’s own words: “Oh Boy!””
Sullivan County Democrat. June 21, 2019


From a review of Me and My Girl: “While there are dozens of wonderfully creative and inventive theatre companies... The Forestburgh Playhouse, now in its 73rd year of continuous operation, stands out as a shining example of good old-fashioned summer-stock.”
The River Reporter. July 11, 2019


“My hat is tipped to this production’s ensemble. Bravo to all of you! Forget about the multiple roles you play. The quick costume changes and then to hit that floor tapping in complete unison and on the toe-tapping beat is a sight to behold.  Thank you!”
Sullivan County Democrat. July 5, 2019


“This incarnation of HAIR beautifully serves as a love letter to the original production and is practically flawless... ”
The River Reporter. 7/23/19


When anyone speaks of Priscilla: Queen of the Desert, one aspect claims the limelight—the outrageous and absolutely non-stop glitz and brilliance of the costumes! And in this Forestburgh Playhouse production, the sky is truly the limit!”
Sullivan County Democrat. 8/2/19


A review of Venus in Fur: "Brilliantly written, impeccably directed, insanely well-acted with multi-layered, emotionally charged performances... gritty, sexy, disturbing and funny-"
The River Reporter. 8/30/19


This summer over 3,000 young audience members and their families came to see our production of The Wizard of Oz!

Over 150 young actors auditioned for the Playhouse this season—30 were cast and rehearsed and performed alongside our professional actors!


The Playhouse donated over 200 tickets to local charitable organizations for their fundraising events in 2019.

The Playhouse presented the 2nd Annual Summer Kickoff party and raised over $1,000 for the Forestburgh Fire Company!

This Summer, the Playhouse unveiled its very own Peace Dove as part of the Sullivan Catskills Dove Trail to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Woodstock.

The Playhouse collaborated with Catskills Pride—Sullivan County’s LGBTQ organization to create evenings at the theatre for its members and Tea Dances/Mixers for its members. 

The Playhouse collaborated with the National Alliance on Mental Illness to assist in the presentation of an original theatrical piece about a Bi-Polar artist. 

The Playhouse collaborated with the local Boy Scouts Organization to host their annual dinner.  

The Playhouse has worked with and will continue to work the New Hope Community workforce program to offer work opportunities for New Hope residents. 

The Playhouse is continuing its relationship with Leadership Sullivan by hosting its participants each year as part of their series of developmental seminars.


The Arts Academy presented a sold-out Musical Theatre Spring Break Workshop for teens

FPAA Is crafting some exciting and unique arts education programming...
And More Coming Soon!


Steven Telsey (Resident Company 2016-2017): Currently performing on The Book of Mormon National Broadway Tour

Larry Smiglewski (Stage Manager and Director for FBP) made his Broadway Stage Management Debut in Kiss Me Kate in 2019

Jordan O'Brien (Resident Company 2018-2019): will be sailing the high seas this Fall, performing in Kinky Boots on Norwegian Cruise Lines

Caitlyn Kellermeyer (former Company Manager and Assistant Producer) will be joining the stage management team on the National Tour of White Christmas.

Lauren Chapman (former Resident Company Member): continues her run as a performer in Disney's Frozen on Broadway!

Michael Critchlow (former Technical Director): continues his run as Props Master for Ain't Too Proud on Broadway!

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