Laura Osnes and the BROADWAY PRINCESS PARTY to Bring Magic to Buck's County Playhouse
In a season where Disney's "Frozen" is heating up the box office on Broadway and an American commoner is preparing to marry an English prince, one of Broadway's most charming princesses, two-time Tony nominee Laura Osnes ("Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella" on Broadway) is bringing her own Princess Party to Bucks County Playhouse. The concert is being presented in New Hope as part of the Bucks County Playhouse Visiting Artist Series.
Starring and created by Osnes, "The Broadway Princess Party Concert" will feature Osnes alongside two other Broadway royals, Catherine Charlebois ("Wicked," "Beauty and the Beast") and Catherine Ricafort ("Miss Saigon," "Cinderella," BCP's "The Rocky Horror Show") in a musical evening that first debuted at Feinstein's at 54 Below and has since travelled to the West Coast. Along with her Music Director Benjamin Rauhala, this trio will create a dazzling evening of musical magic. The all-star cast will sing the most beloved princess songs of stage and screen, reminiscing about their favorite fairytales and most cherished characters. Some the beloved songs include "When You Wish Upon A Star" (Leigh Harline, Ned Washington), "A Whole New World" (Alan Menken, Tim Rice), "Colors of the Wind" (Alan Menken, Stephen Schwartz), "For The First Time In Forever" (Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Robert Lopez) and many others.
Osnes describes the concert as enchanting noting, "Where else might a little mermaid get to duet with a beautiful bookworm? Or might an ice queen drink tea alongside a princess with a lost glass slipper? Get your ball gown out of the closet and dust off that tiara for The Broadway Princess Party Concert. This is one enchanting musical extravaganza your family will never forget!"
Tickets to "The Broadway Princess Party Concert" are $30, $45 and $60. Special rates available for groups of 10 or more. The $60 ticket includes a brief meet and greet with the artists after the show. Tickets are available at the Bucks County Playhouse Box Office, the New Hope Visitors Center, online at BucksCountyPlayhouse.org or by calling 215-862-2121.
ABOUT Bucks County Playhouse
Located between Philadelphia and New York, Bucks County Playhouse opened in 1939 in a converted 1790 gristmill after a group of community activists, led by Broadway orchestrator Don Walker and playwright Moss Hart, rallied to save the building. The Playhouse quickly became one of the country's most famous regional theaters, featuring a roster of American theatrical royalty including Helen Hayes, Kitty Carlisle, George S. Kaufman, Grace Kelly, Robert Redford, Bert Lahr, Walter Matthau, Angela Lansbury, Bernadette Peters, Alan Alda, Tyne Daly, Liza Minnelli and Audra McDonald and remained in continuous operation until December 2010. In 2012, the Playhouse re-opened thanks to the efforts of the Bridge Street Foundation, the nonprofit family foundation of Kevin and Sherri Daugherty, and Broadway producer Jed Bernstein.
Since its renovation, significant productions include Terrence McNally's "Mothers and Sons" starring Tyne Daly, which moved to Broadway and was nominated for two Tony Awards, and "Misery" by William Goldman based on the Stephen King novel which also went on to a Broadway run in the 2015-16 season. Two of the Playhouse's recent productions -- "Company" starring Justin Guarini, and William Finn's "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" -- were named by Wall Street Journal to its "Best of Theatre" list for 2015. The Playhouse's productions of "Steel Magnolias" and "Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story" broke box office records in 2016. Those records were broken again in 2017 with a return engagement of "Buddy" as well as a new production of "Guys and Dolls" directed by Hunter Foster.
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