Hear ye! Hear ye! Yon Winter Park Playhouse haseth announcements of great import…ance!
(So… maybe my Olde English is a little rusty. Ok, a lot rusty.)
One of Central Florida’s professional musical theatres, Winter Park Playhouse, announces their 2015-2016 season of productions including a summer show this year! General on sale for the public starts on April 15th. Individual tickets and series subscriptions for newbies will be available and are affordable.
Want to see a matinee of all five shows this season? They can do that! Matinees for the full series begin at $135 per person. Seniors may purchase evening five show series for $165, adults $175. You can add the summer show on too for a few bucks more.
“This has to be the most affordable, accessible, theatre in the area. The bonus is that they produce all professional musicals. What a rare treat to be able to have theatre like this in our backyard!” confirms Debra Hendrickson, Vice President of the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce.
The Winter Park Playhouse Series:
Dames At Sea – July 24 – August 22 ,2015
Book and Lyrics by George Haimson & Robin Miller/ Music by Jim Wise
Before 42nd street , the best tap dancing show was the show that made Bernadette Peters a star, Dames At Sea! It’s the story of a sweet “hometown” girl who’s come to make it big on Broadway, and the “hometown” boy who’s a sailor trying to become a songwriter!
5 SHOW SERIES
The Marvelous Wonderettes – September 11 – October 10, 2015
Written and Created by Roger Bean
This smash Off-Broadway hit takes you to the 1958 Springfield High School prom where we meet the Wonderettes, four girls with hopes and dreams as big as their crinoline skirts! Featuring class ’50s and ’60s hit songs including “Lollipop,” “Dream Lover,” “Stupid Cupid,” “It’s My Party,” and over 20 other classic hits!
Forever Plaid: Plaid Tidings – November 13 – 22 and December 3 – 19, 2015
By Stuart Ross
Vocal & Music Arrangements by James Raitt, Brad Ellis, Raymond Berg and David Snyder
A “heaven sent” holiday treat, this musical comedy offers the best of Forever Plaid tied-up in a nifty package with a big Christmas bow on top! The legendary Plaids are back on earth but aren’t sure why, until a phone call from the heavenly Rosemary Clooney lets them know that they’re needed to put a little harmony into a discordant world.
I Left My Heart: A Salute To The Music Of Tony Bennett – January 22 – February 27, 2016
Created by David Grapes & Todd Olson
Arrangements by Vince di Mura
Central Florida Premiere! This new musical revue features three fabulous tenors paying tribute to the man Sinatra called “the greatest singer in the world.” Take an unforgettable walk down memory lane with a thrilling score of 40 standards all recorded by Bennett, including “Stranger In Paradise,” “The Best Is Yet To Come,” “Rags To Riches,” and his best known hit, “I Left My Heart In San Francisco.”
I Love My Wife – March 18 – 19 and March 31 – April 23, 2016
Books and lyrics by Michael Stewart
Music Composed and Arranged by Cy Coleman
This Tony Award-winning Broadway musical comedy is a delightful marriage of music, laughs and all around fun! Set in suburban Trenton, New Jersey during the sexual revolution of the 1970’s, two married couples contemplate adding some spice to their lives but only manage to get their toes wet!
The Fantasticks – May 13 – 22 & June 2 – 11, 2016
Book and Lyrics by Tom Jones
Music by Harvey Schmidt
This funny, romantic Off-Broadway musical, which ran for over 50 years in Manhattan, is about a boy, a girl, two fathers and a love that grows with each season. Written by Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt, the gorgeous score includes the well-loved songs “Try to Remember,” “They Were You,” and “Soon Its Gonna Rain.”