Nov 12, 2015

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Four Cans of Tuna = One Tuna Ticket!

TunaChristmasImageA Tuna Christmas opens Friday, November 27th at Playhouse on the Square, but if you’d like to get a sneak peak, join us for the preview performance on Thursday, November 26th!

All you have to do to get into our special preview performance is bring four cans or one bag full of canned tuna fish to the Playhouse on the Square box office between November 24 – 26th! In exchange you will receive one ticket to A Tuna Christmas. All canned tuna goods collected will go directly to the Mid-South Food Bank

Can’t make it to the preview performance, but would still like to donate to the Mid-South Food Bank? We would still love to accept your donations on behalf of The Mid-South Food Bank! Donations will be accepted until Sunday, November 29th.

A Tuna Christmas runs November 27 – December 27 at The Circuit Playhouse. Purchase tickets to A Tuna Christmas by calling the Playhouse on the Square box office at 901-726-4656 or click HERE

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Oct 13, 2015

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Curtain Up 2015

Curtain Up

Friday, November 13th 7-11pm 

Playhouse on the Square

Playhouse on the Square’s annual Curtain Up fundraiser will be held on Friday, November 13th from 7pm – 11pm! Enjoy games, hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, and live entertainment. Five different parties under one roof!

Join us in the Madjack Record room to hear fantastic artists like The Memphis Dawls, Delta Joe Sanders, and Mark Edgar Stuart!

Our Main Lobby will host a BBQ tasting station and ice luge, all set to the vintage inspired music of the Side Street Steppers.

The Theatre Cafe is the place to be if you want to get lost in the crisp, cosy feeling of autumn. Enjoy local cuisine and music by Playhouse on the Square artists, Carla McDonald, Claire D. Kolheim, Nikisha Williams, Alexis Grace, and Thomas Bergstig.

Trave the speakeasy underneath the stage of Playhouse on the Square! Play poker and other street games while taking in the sounds of Memphis pianist and singer Austin Carroll.

The rooftop offers spectacular views of the city, a bonfire, burgers and hot dogs straight off the grill, fire pit s’mores, and music provide by Playhouse on the Square Associate Company Members Nathan McHenry, Isaac Middleton, and Dane Van Brocklin.

Last, but not least, wrap up the night dancing to the Brennan Villines Band on the stage at Playhouse on the Square! Enjoy crowd-pleasing favorites from your seat or get up on stage and dance. The choice is yours!

Tickets to Curtain Up are $75. All proceeds benefit Playhouse on the Square. Call 901-726-4656 or click HERE.

Special Events Super Sponsor: Macy’s
Curtain Up Sponsor: Dorothy O. Kirsch
Room Sponsors: Nancy Willis, Jeffrey Mayhew, Diane Vescovo & Mike McLaren, Experience Art Memphis

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Jun 22, 2015

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Subscribe Today!

10431345_10152241352022643_632555175173148590_oSubscriptions are on sale now for our exciting and dynamic 2015-2016 season!

Benefits for Season Subscribers include:

  • Up to 58% savings over regular ticket price
  • Complete flexibility – season tickets can be used in any combination and are valid for the 18 productions at Playhouse on the Square, The Circuit Playhouse, and POTS@TheWorks
  • Free ticket exchange and reservation cancellation with 24 hours notice
  • Discounts on Theatre Education

Additional benefits for Patrons and Benefactors include:

  •  A portion of your subscription is a tax-deductible donation
  • Discounted rental of facilities
  • Recognition in all playbills
  • Half-price drinks and free sodas at the bar
  • Behind-the-scenes tours
  • Personal invitations to special events

Earn extra savings by subscribing early!

Early Early Bird Bonus– Subscribe by July 1st, 2015 to receive $20 off your subscription, 1 free ticket good for any opening weekend.

Early Bird Bonus – Subscribe by August 1st, 2015 and receive $20 off the subscription price.

Special Bonus Offer – Subscribe before September 1, 2015 and receive a complimentary subscription to Memphis Magazine.

Ready to become part of the Playhouse on the Square family? Click HERE or call the box office at 901-726-4656 to become a subscriber today!

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May 15, 2015

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Sister Act is the Final Musical in our 2015 – 2016 Season!

SisterAct_Full_4CWe’re so excited to finally announce the musical that will close our 2015 – 2016 season! Sister Act will play on the POTS stage June 17 – July 10, 2016. Based on the 1992 comedy, Sister Act is the story of disco diva Deloris Van Cartier who, after witnessing a murder, is put into protective custody. In a convent! Sister Act is filled with powerful gospel music, outrageous dancing, and a truly moving story. 

Subscriptions for our 2015 – 2016 season are on sale now, purchase yours today to make sure that you can see this show (and many more!) for the best price available. Call the box office at 901-726-4656 to become part of the Playhouse on the Square family today!

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May 13, 2015

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Use Your Playhouse Subscription Tickets Online!

Did you know that you can use your Playhouse on the Square subscription tickets online? Using your subscription has never been easier! Check out the video above to get started using your subscription  tickets online now! 

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May 6, 2015

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The Gospel at Colonus

The Gospel at ColonusGospel at Colonus Web

June 19 – July 12 2015

Playhouse on the Square

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Conceived and Adapted by Lee Breuer

Music by Bob Telson
Lyrics by Bob Telson and Lee Breuer

Based on Sophocles’ Greek myth Oedipus and set in a contemporary African-American gospel church service, this production will move and thrill you with electrifying vocals. Scorned and aged, Oedipus arrives at Colonus where he will die as fate foretold. But before his demise, he must tell his side of events. His journey toward truth, self-understanding, and forgiveness comes with soaring songs and an ending to lift the soul.

Super Sponsor:  Dr. Thomas Ratliff
Show Sponsor:   SunTrust Bank
Fish and Associates
Whitehorn Tankersley & Davis

Where should you park when you visit us?

There are several options for off-street parking:

  • There is a parking lot adjacent to our building at 66 S. Cooper Street.
  • Union Avenue Baptist Church has generously offered  their lot to our patrons outside of church hours.
  • The Overton Square parking garage is open! Parking is free before 6pm and there is a $3 flat fee after 6pm.  Enter from Monroe Avenue.
    • You can also download the Parkmobile app onto your smartphone. Use it to store your license plate number and the name of the parking garage to quickly and easily pay for your parking spot. The Parkmobile app adds .35 cents to your flat rate parking fee.
  • A portion of the lot at Fresh Market is also approved for use.

There is also ample on-street parking throughout the neighborhood.

Please do not park in the Exchange Club parking lot, which is located directly east of the Playhouse on the Square parking lot.



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Mar 4, 2015

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Playhouse on the Square announces its 2015 – 2016 season

Playhouse on the Square is proud to announce its selections for the 2015 – 2016 season! The upcoming season will seeplayhouse logo multiple blockbuster musicals as well as numerous regional and world premiere productions! The Playhouse on the Square main stage will open with Billy Elliot the Musical, stage the return of Peter Pan for the holiday season, and present the regional premiere of the hit musical Memphis! For the rest of the Playhouse on the Square main stage season, click HERE. The Circuit Playhouse season will begin with the one man comedy Buyer and Cellar, as well as Carrie the Musical, and finish with the hit musical play Peter and the Starcatcher. For more information about The Circuit Playhouse season, click HERE.

Playhouse on the Square is also proud to announce the two winners of our 2014 NewWorks@TheWorks Playwriting competition. Byhalia, MS by Evan Linder will receive its world premiere production in January of 2016, while Moonvine by Teri K. Feigelson will premiere in July of 2016. For a synopsis of our two new world premiere productions, click HERE.

Subscriptions for the 2015 – 2016 season will be available beginning May, 2015.

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