THE MUSIC MAN, THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL and More Set for Hackmatack Playhouse's 2014 Season

THE MUSIC MAN, THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL and More Set for Hackmatack Playhouse's 2014 Season

Hackmatack Playhouse producer Michael Guptill has announced the 2014 (43rd year) show schedule for this summer. According to Guptill, "We hope you plan to join us this summer. We have "Arsenic and Old Lace," "The Music Man," Monty Python's Spamalot," and "The Trip to Bountiful."

"Arsenic and Old Lace" opens the season today, June 20 through Saturday, July 5. Joseph Kesselring's famous comedy about the crazy Brewster family is the "Chestnut" of American theater. Drama critic Mortimer Brewster must deal with his homicidal aunts, a brother who believes he is Teddy Roosevelt, an uncle who is a Boris Karloff look-a-like and the Brooklyn police as he questions his promise to marry the woman he loves.

"The Music Man" will be next, Wednesday, July 9 through Saturday,July 26, This is an affectionate look at Smalltown USA. The Music Man is the story of a fast talking salesman as he cons the good people of River City, Iowa. MerEdith Wilson's score includes timeless American Music classics including "Til There was You", "Trouble in River City", "Wells Fargo Wagon" and of course "76 Trombones." This show is funny, warm, romantic and touching.

Hackmatack audiences will love "Monty Python's Spamalot" being presented Wednesday, July 30 through Saturday, August 16. Lovingly ripped off from the classic film comedy "Monty Python and the Holy Grail", "Spamalot" retells the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table, and features a bevy of beautiful show girls, cows, a killer rabbit and many French people.

The Hackmatack 2014 season will wrap with "The Trip to Bountiful," scheduled for Wednesday, August 20 through Saturday, August 30.This heartwarming story set in the 1940's is of an elderly woman (Carrie Watts) who desires to visit the town where she grew up but is stopped by her meddling daughter-in-law and overprotective son. Determined, Carrie makes the trip and finds new friends along the road, but discovers that the town she once knew is no more.

Tickets and 2014 Hackmatack Playhouse 'Flexi-Passes" are now available as this show season announcement is made. Hackmatack Playhouse continues a tradition of affordable ticket prices with student, senior, and group discounts. Tickets and more information are available on-line at or by phone, 207-698-1807.
Guptill added, "The Barn and the Bison; the pies and the popcorn will all be ready to greet you this summer. Won't you join us?"

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