By Jessica Bedford, Kathryn MacMillan, Charlotte Northeast, & Meghan Winch
September 27 - October 22, 2023
New England Premiere!
Three actors, one newbie, and two self-professed Janeites, tackle the entire canon of Jane Austen’s works – in just 80 minutes. A fun, funny, and fast-paced romp that will delight fans of Austen and newcomers alike. Fall in love with Emma, Elinor, Mr. Darcy, and more. It is a truth universally acknowledged that an audience in possession of high spirits must be in want of a ticket to this big-hearted comedy.
Written by James Hindman and Jeffrey Lodin
November 29 - December 23, 2023
New England Premiere!
While performing a Christmas cabaret at their local VFW hall, Leanne and her friends stumble upon a huge stash of letters from service men and women that go back 100 years; stories spanning from WWI to Afghanistan. Moved by what they find, the ladies put on a festive show that celebrates the guys and gals who fight to defend our country. With music from The Andrew Sisters, Beyonce and holiday favorites, The Pin-Up Girls give us a funny, romantic, heartbreaking and sexy tribute to our troops overseas.
By Kate Hamill
January 24 - February 18, 2024
New England Premiere!
An irreverent, darkly comic, modern take on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s famous sleuth and sidekick, this fast-paced romp re-examines the world’s most famous detective story with a bold new feminist lens. In this highly theatrical, small-cast escapade, oddball female roommates Sherlock (yes, it’s also a girl’s name—wait, is it a girl’s name? Is it even a name?) Holmes & Joan Watson join forces to emerge from pandemic fog as a deeply codependent, quasi-dysfunctional Odd Couple adventure duo—solving mysteries and kicking butts, until they come face to face with a villain who seems to have all of the answers.
Written by Lydia R. Diamond
May 29 - June 16, 2024
Connecticut Premiere! Declared the Best New Play of 2019 by The Wall Street Journal
An original play inspired by the book Curveball, The Remarkable Story of Toni Stone by Martha Ackmann. this sensational theatrical event knocks it out of the park with a high intensity glimpse into the world of the first woman to go pro in baseball’s Negro Leagues. Against all odds, Toni Stone blazes a path in the male-dominated sports world, shattering expectations and creating her own set of rules. Follow Toni’s journey as she fights for love, equality and a chance to do what she wants the most — play baseball. Filled with humor and the love of the game, this intimate and profoundly relevant portrait of America will have you cheering along.
by Bob Martin, Chad Beguelin and Matthew Sklar
July 10 - August 18, 2024
New England Premiere (Professional)
A troupe of hilarious, self-absorbed and fading Broadway stars shake up a small Indiana town as they rally behind a teen who wants to go to the prom with her girlfriend. Winner of the Drama Desk Award for Best Musical, THE PROM expertly captures all the humor and heart of a classic musical comedy with a message that resonates with audiences now more than ever. A story of love, acceptance, and embracing the person you were meant to be.
Conceived, Directed and Choreographed by Darlene Zoller
March 13-24, 2024
We all carry around baggage but when stop/time dance theater does it leads to some interesting adventures. See what they unpack as the show unfolds and the music begins. Dancing, singing and all around fun have become the trademark of the resident dance company of Playhouse on Park, now in its 21st year.
Book and Lyrics by Judith Viorst
Music by Shelly Markham
April 16 - May 5, 2024
Alexander is having a bad day. A terrible day. A horrible day. To be quite honest, it's a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. Not only does he wake up with gum in his hair, but his mother forgets to pack him dessert, and his best friend decides he's not his best friend anymore. It is enough to make anyone want to go to Australia. But then, everybody has bad days, sometimes. In this delightful adaptation of her popular book, Judith Viorst sets Alexander's rather trying life to music and brings to the stage one of America's feistiest characters. Alexander's struggles with life's daily dramas will not only entertain but educate young audiences as they identify with Alexander and the obstacles he encounters.
Book by Melvin Turnstall III
Mjusic by Greg Borowsky & Douglas Lyons
Lyrics by Douglas Lyons
Original concept by Douglas Lyons
February 21 - March 17, 2024
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Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical follows 8-year-old Lily Polkadot who just moved to the “Squares Only” small town of Rockaway. As the first Polkadot in an all Square school, Lily faces an almost impossible task of gaining acceptance from her peers. From daily bullying to segregated drinking fountains, Lily’s quest seems hopeless until she meets Sky, a shy Square boy whose curiosity for her unique polkadot skin blooms into an unexpected pal-ship. Inspired by the events of The Little Rock 9, Polkadots serves as a colorful history lesson for children, reminding them that our individual differences make us awesome, not outcasts.
October 27-31, 2023
Be afraid. Be very afraid! Mama D’s Outrageous Romp is back with a BOOtiful cast ready to celebrate Halloween with some Boos and Booze! Creator, Darlene Zoller, and her partner in crime, Music Director, Colin Britt, are bringing sexy back with this adults only show guaranteed to knock your socks off. (And perhaps your pants too!) LIVE music. SULTRY singers. FABULOUS dancers. Trick OR treat? Definitely both!!! 4 shows only.
BOX OFFICE: 860-523-5900 Ext. 10