Tuesday, October 4, 2016

2017 Will Be Our Season of Laughter!


Our 2017 season includes three PCPH premieres and one hilarious encore performance. 

The season will open in June with a production of the Tony-Award winning musical Curtains. The show originally opened on Broadway on March 22, 2007, after its world premiere in July, 2006, at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles. 

The book for Curtains is by Rupert Holmes, based on an original book and concept by Peter Stone. The music is by John Kander and lyrics are by Fred Ebb - the team responsible for such shows as Chicago and Cabaret.

Nominated for eight Tony Awards, it won the Best Actor Award for Best Actor, David Hyde Pierce as Detective Frank Cioffi.

Curtains takes place at the Colonial Theatre in 1959, during the Boston tryout of a new musical.  The inept leading lady is murdered, and a local detective - who just happens to be a musical theatre fan - has to find out whodunnit!

With both character and "show" songs, the evening is a hilarious combination of music and situations. There are roles for many performers, and Curtains is sure to be an audience favorite! It will be produced June 1-3 and June 7-10.

The laughs continue in July when Larry Shue's comedy The Foreigner returns to the PCPH stage. One of the most popular shows produced by community and professional theatres across the country, we are pleased to bring it back for you.

When Charlie Baker simply wants to be left alone on his vacation at a small town inn, his friend Froggy convinces him to pretend that he is a foreigner who can't understand English. The residents of the small town where he is staying all have secrets, and they have no hesitation about discussing them in front of Charlie - after all, he can't understand what they're saying.

Chaos reigns as Charlie changes the lives of everyone around him and finds love for himself as well.

The Foreigner offers many comedic roles for performers and will be produced July 13-15 and July 19-22.

Watch out for the neighbors! They're spooky and they're kooky - it's The Addams Family the musical. In August all of the familiar faces will be front and center onstage at the Hazel Day Longden Theatre. 

The show opened on Broadway in April 2010. It was nominated for two Tony Awards. The Addams Family music and lyrics are by Andrew Lippa with a book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice. It is based on the comic strip created by Charles Addams.

Daughter Wednesday Addams has a new boyfriend, and the meeting between the two families results in hilarious consequences for everyone - living and.....not living.

Roles for performers include Morticia, Gomez, Pugsley, Grandma, Lurch, Uncle Fester, Grandmama, and Wednesday. There is a large ensemble as well as the "normal" Beineke family.

The Addams Family will be produced August 10-12 and August 16-19. The musical is a PCPH premiere.

Our season closes with Laughing Stock by Charles Morey. This comedy is about a season of summer stock in a barn theatre - much like our own Hazel Day Longden Theatre. 

The rehearsals and performances of the season with all their hilarious consequences provide the laughter for everyone. There are roles for many performers.  And it might be hard to tell where the show begins and reality ends.

Laughing Stock is a PCPH premiere and will be produced September 7-9 and September 16-19.

Directors and audition dates for all shows will be posted here in January, 2017.

SHAKESPEARED! the Youth Theatre Workshop will be held June 12-24.  The Children's Theatre Workshop will by July 24-28. Signup information for both of these events will be posted in the spring.

Join us in the audience or onstage for our Season of Laughter!

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