MAME, SOUTH PACIFIC, LEGALLY BLONDE & More Set for Lake Worth Playhouse's 62nd Season
As the oldest performing arts organization in Palm Beach County, The Lake Worth Playhouse has announced its 62nd season.
Located in the heart of Palm Beach County, Florida's Cultural Capitol, the Lake Worth Playhouse has become an artistic milestone.
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.
2013 - 2014 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.
February 15 - March 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.
- 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.
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- Preferred Seating
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- 10% Off Ticket Prices
- Advanced Ticket Access to Special Events
- Free Valet Parking
- Ticket Exchange Privileges
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