Aug 21, 2015

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Buyer and Cellar at The Circuit Playhouse!

Buyer and Cellar opens at The Circuit Playhouse Friday, August 21st! This Tour de force one man show stars Resident Company Member Jordan Nichols as Alex More a struggling L.A. actor who accepts a job working in Barbra Streisand basement. Hilarity ensues when, one day, Barbra herself comes downstairs to play. This outrageous, smart, and award winning comedy examines the cult of celebrity in such a way that The New Yorker raves that it is “so delightful that you wish it were true.”

Purchase tickets to Buyer and Cellar by calling the Playhouse on the Square box office at 901-726-4656 or by clicking HERE.



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Aug 14, 2015

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Billy Elliot the Musical Opens 8.14.2015!

Billy Elliot the Musical opens this Friday at Playhouse on the Square! This inspiring tale is the journey of one young boy as he exchanges his boxing gloves for dancing shoes. Featuring music by Elton John, The New York Times declares that Billy Elliot the Musical “isn’t a dance show; it’s about why people need dance.”

Tickets are selling fast for Billy Elliot the Musical, reserve yours today by calling the Playhouse on the Square box office at 901-726-4656 or by clicking HERE.

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Jul 18, 2015

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The Great Wine Performances


The Great Wine Performances 

The Great Wine Performances are Tuesday, August 18 from 6 – 8pm! The Great Wine Performances is a fun and funky fundraiser that brings some of your favorite Hollywood and Broadway musicals together with 10 different wines, to create an evening that you won’t soon forget!

Characters in full costumes will describe the wines. As guests sip, they will enjoy the chance to test their theatrical knowledge for a slew of wonderful prizes. Do not fear if your knowledge of theatre is equivalent to a cheap Merlot….there are ways to beat the game. You may still walk away with the biggest prize!

Purchase tickets for The Great Wine Performances click HERE or call the Playhouse on the Square box office at 901-726-4656. 

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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

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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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