LEGALLY BLONDE, THE ODD COUPLE, CABARET and More Set for Lake Worth Playhouse's 62nd Season
As the oldest performing arts organization in Palm Beach County, The Lake Worth Playhouse is pleased and proud to announce its 62nd season.
Located in the heart of Palm Beach County, Florida's Cultural Capitol, the Lake Worth Playhouse has become an artistic milestone. It is proud to be called the home of talented artists and performers, dedicated volunteers and a loyal and ever-growing population of patrons and donors.
The 62nd season will be no less than the highest caliber of excellence you have always enjoyed and come to expect from the theatre. This season of grand theatrical entertainment draws across every taste from the beloved Broadway classic, Mame to the beloved Neil Simon comedy, The Odd Couple to the rare enchantment of South Pacific, to the devilish comedic wit of Arsenic and Old Lace to the haunting spectacle of Cabaret, all preceded by the delightfully charming, modern hit, Legally Blonde:The Musical, this summer. Every show is an award winning icon we are proud to bring to our South Florida stage.
2014 - 2015 Season Lineup:
July 10 - 27.
Harvard's beloved blonde takes the stage by pink storm in this fun, upbeat musical about self-discovery. Elle Woods appears to have it all. Her life is turned upside-down, however, when her boyfriend dumps her so he can start getting serious about his life and attend Harvard Law. Determined to get him back, Elle uses her charm to get into Harvard Law. At school, she struggles with peers, professors, and Warner Huntington. With the help of Paulette and Emmett, though, Elle quickly realizes her potential and sets out to prove herself to the world.
October 9- 26.
Mame is based on the 1955 novel and subsequent play 'Auntie Mame' by Patrick Dennis. The musical version features a book by Jerome Lawrence and Robert Edwin Lee and music and lyrics by Jerry Herman. The show is set in New York during the Great Depression and focuses on the eccentric Mame Dennis as her bohemian, intellectual arty clique is disrupted when her deceased brother's 10-year-old son Patrick is entrusted to her care. Rather than bow to convention, Mame introduces the boy to her free-wheeling lifestyle, instilling in him her favorite credo, "Life is a banquet, and most poor sons-of-bitches are starving to death."
The Odd Couple
November 20 - December 7.
This classic American comedy written by Neil Simon features Felix, a neurotic, neat freak news writer who is thrown out by his wife, and moves in with his friend, a messy sportswriter named Oscar. Despite Oscar's problems - careless spending, excessive gambling, a poorly kept house filled with spoiled food - he seems to enjoy life. Felix, however, seems utterly incapable of enjoying anything and only finds purpose in pointing out his own and other people's mistakes and foibles. Even when he tries to do so in a gentle and constructive way, his corrections and suggestions prove extremely annoying to those around him, especially his new roommate Oscar.
January 15 - February 1.
This epic Rodgers & Hammerstein musical romance centers on a group of American sailors and Navy nurses stationed in the South Pacific during World War II. Arkansas native Nellie Forbush befriends and quickly falls for Emile de Becque, a French expatriate and plantation owner, and Lt. Joe Cable finds himself in a passionate affair with Liat, the young daughter of Bloody Mary, the local grass-skirt peddler. As the war against Japan escalates, reality sets in for both Forbush and Cable, who struggle to reconcile their unconventional love affairs with their long-held prejudices and insecurities.
Arsenic and Old Lace
February 26 - March 15.
This farcicalblack comedy revolves around Mortimer Brewster, a drama critic who must deal with his crazy, homicidal family and local police as he debates whether to go through with his recent promise to marry the woman he loves. His family includes two spinster aunts who have taken to murdering lonely old men by poisoning them with a glass of home-made elderberry wine laced with arsenic, strychnine, and "just a pinch" of cyanide; a brother who believes he is Theodore Roosevelt and digs locks for the Panama Canal in the cellar of the Brewster home (which then serve as graves for the aunts' victims); and a murderous brother who has received plastic surgery performed by an alcoholic accomplice, Dr. Einstein.
April 9 - 26.
Cabaret is based on the Christopher Isherwood novella 'Goodbye to Berlin', and the Druten play 'I am a Camera'. The show is set in a nightclub in 1930s Berlin just as the Nazi party begins it's to rise to power. American writer Clifford Bradshaw visits Berlin and after making a few friends and finding housing, visits the sleazy Kit Kat Club and meets an English singer, Sally Bowles. The writer and singer soon fall in love. Meanwhile, Clifford's elderly landlord, Fraulein Schneider, gets engaged to a Jewish greengrocer, Herr Schultz - not an easy decision given the increasing influence of the Nazis. Featuring music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb.
Opening Nights - Opening Nights Galas are the perfect, high style theatre evening. With a pre show champagne and hors d'oeurve reception and post show dessert spread catered by Callaro's, Opening Nights are a truly unique show experience.
Preview Nights - Looking for a sneak peek at our mainstage shows before they open? Preview Night offers the opportunity to see one of our mainstage shows before everyone else and at a discounted rate!
Dinner & Show Packages - Dinner & Show Packages enliven all the senses with a winning combination of culture and cuisine. Each package comes with discounted, premium Playhouse seats to any main stage showing, a three course meal, coffee and soft drinks.
- Preview Night: $23 & $27
- Opening Night: $38 (includes Opening Night Elegance)
- Evening and Matinee Performances: $29 & $35
- Dinner & Show Preview Night: The all-inclusive dinner/show package price is $55 and includes a three-course meal and premium seats for the preview performance.
- Full Season Dinner & Show Packages: The all-inclusive dinner/show package price is range from $50 - $67 and includes a three-course meal and premium seats for the preview performance. (Price varies depending on the restaurant chose. Available restaurants include: Paradiso Ristorante, Couco Pazzo, Brogues Down Under, South Shores Tavern, and Dave's Last Resort )
Subscriptions are now available and seating is limited in our intimate and visually astounding historic theatre built in 1924. Patrons can save more than $45 when subscribing with additional ticket discounts available. With subscriptions starting as little as $76 up to $265, there is a package available for everyone.
Subscriber Benefits Include:
- Preferred Seating
- Guaranteed Renewal
- 10% Off Ticket Prices
- Advanced Ticket Access to Special Events
- Free Valet Parking
- Ticket Exchange Privileges
- Ticket Insurance
Call the box office for more information. Subscription information is also available by phone at 561.586.6410, by walk up at the box office or online at www.lakeworthplayhouse.org/subscribe.html.
Lake Worth Playhouse is located at 713 Lake Ave in Downtown Lake Worth. Valet Parking is available for $5. Street and lot parking is also available.
ABOUT LAKE WORTH PLAYHOUSE: Lake Worth Playhouse is a non-profit community theatre with a diverse array of offerings, including award-winning dramas, comedies, musicals, area premieres, Broadway favorites, children's shows, ballets and operas on film, live concerts, improv comedy and alternative programming. In addition to its main stage theatrical fare, the Playhouse presents year-round independent and foreign films in the Stonzek Theatre, an intimate black-box style theatre equipped with a large viewing screen and high-definition projection. The Playhouse is proud to offer a variety of educational programs for adults and children, as well as community outreach initiatives that bring cultural programs into the neighborhoods of underserved youth and also make theatre available free of charge for disadvantaged citizens in the community.