Playhouse on the Square Announces 2014-2015 Season

Playhouse on the Square Announces 2014-2015 SeasonYesterday evening at five, Playhouse on the Square hosted a lively reception. Amid refreshments and trivia questions with prizes, Jackie Nichols unveiled the 2014-2015 Season. It's going to be grand!

Two educational Theatre for Youth productions will be touring the schools: The stage adaptation of a Russian Fairy tale, "The Hairy Man" and A. A. Milne's beloved classic, "Winnie the Pooh."

TheatreWorks will present the world premier performances of two scripts that were chosen from 150+ entries in the 2013 NewWorks@TheWorks Playwriting Competition:

"We Live Here": Jan. 2-25, 2015
"Mountain View": July 10-Aug. 2, 2015

Here's the lineup at the new center, 66 S. Cooper:

"Mary Poppins": Aug. 15-Sept. 7
Jordan Nichols will perform the role of Bert (played by Dick Van Dyke in the 1964 Disney Film.) The choreographer from the national tour of the show will be onboard.

"One Man, Two Guvnors": Sept. 26-Oct. 12
Richard Bean's adaptation of an 18th-century Italian farce by Carlo Goldoni, This British comedy has garnered multiple awards and widespread critical acclaim. Basic premise: A man becomes separately employed by two men he must keep apart and all hell breaks loose.

"Peter Pan": Nov. 21-Jan. 4, 2015
This marks the 22nd anniversary of the show at Playhouse. Expect some special surprises!

"The Rocky Horror Show": Jan. 23-Feb. 15, 2015
Featuring Jerre Dye as Dr. Frank N Furter.

"The Seagull" in repertory with "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike": March 12-29, 2015
A unique, yet perfectly logical pairing of a Chekhov work and a hilarious Chekhov parody by Christopher Durang

"Kiss Me, Kate": May 8-31, 2015
Cole Porter's classic musical take on Shakespeare's "The Taming of the Shrew."

The season finale: June 19-July 12, 2015 will be either "American Idiot" based on Green Day's music, or "The Gospel at Colonus": a spiritual retelling of the Greek tragedy of Oedipus using gospel music

Here's the lineup at Circuit Playhouse at 51 S. Cooper:

"The Best of Enemies": Aug. 22-Sept. 14
This drama, set in 1971, is inspired by a true story about an African-American civil rights activist pitted against a high-ranking member of the Ku Klux Klan over the desegregation of schools.

"The Fantasticks": Oct. 3-26 In 1969, this was the first musical produced by Playhouse. There will be a big celebration on opening night.

"Sanders Family Christmas": Nov. 28-Dec. 28 It's Christmas Eve in 1941, 18 days after the attack on Pearl Harbor, a North Carolina Family is about to say goodbye to their only son, who is shipping out with the Marine Corps. Before he goes, the Sanders Family Singers are heading up the annual Christmas celebration at Mount Pleasant Baptist Church.

"Bad Jews": Jan. 16-Feb. 8, 2015 A dark family comedy about about two college-age cousins warring over their grandfather's heirloom.

"Assassins": Feb. 27-March 22, 2015 Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by John Weidman lays bare the lives of various men and women who have assassinated--or attempted to assassinate--the president of the United States.

"Tribes": April 10-May 3, 2015
A British-born comic drama about an opinionated family with a deaf son who struggles to be heard.

"Seminar": May 29-June 21, 2015
A provocative comedy about four fiction writers who pool their money for private tutoring by an unorthodox literary legend.

Sponsorships for some of these productions are still available, and now is a very good time to buy season tickets.

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