Playhouse on the Square is proud to announce its selections for the 2015 – 2016 season! The upcoming season will see 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.Read More
Assassins opens this Friday at The Circuit Playhouse. This thought provoking musical brings to the stage a (shooting) gallery of some of history’s most notorious players — the men and women who have attempted to kill American presidents. Set to a stylish Stephen Sondheim score, Assassins explores the underbelly of the American Dream through the lives, loves, and lunacy of nine American assassins including John Wilkes Booth, Lee Harvey Oswald, and Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme.Read More
Do you have a Teen who is interested in theatre? Are you a Teen interested in theatre?! TEENS iN THEATRE (TNT) will be holding auditions Saturday, March 7th! This Spring TNT will perform TAKING FLIGHT, a musical revue containing songs that lend themselves to being in the air. Uplifting sometimes and poignant at others – this look at the many aspects of wings, escape, and things that fly, will soar through trips of reality and the imagination.
Auditions will be held at the Varnell Education Building, Saturday, March 7th from 2:30 – 4:30pm.Read More
The Circuit Playhouse
Book by John Weidman
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Based on an idea by Charles Gilbert, Jr.
This provocative winner of five Tony Awards in 2004 brings to the stage a (shooting) gallery of some of history’s most notorious players — the men and women who have attempted to kill American presidents. Set to a stylish Stephen Sondheim score, Assassins explores the underbelly of the American Dream through the lives, loves, and lunacy of nine American assassins including John Wilkes Booth, Lee Harvey Oswald, and Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme.
Sponsored by Karen McCarthy
Directed by Dave Landis
Giuseppe Zangara – Devin Altizer
Charles Guiteau – Jonathan Christian
John Hinkley – Sterling Church
John Wilkes Booth – David Foster
Proprietor/Lee Harvey Oswald – Jared Graham
Emma Goldman – Katie Hahn
Balladeer – Phillip Himebook
Sara Jane Moore – Carla McDonald
Samuel Byck – Cameron Reeves
Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme – Madeline Glenn Thomas
Leon Czolgosz – Marek Zurowski
Billy/Ensemble - Ty Kirk
Ensemble – Katie Hahn, AJ Herman, Christina Hernandez, Sarah Hoch, Daniel Martin, Gary CookRead More
Playhouse on the Square’s Summer Youth Theatre Conservatory is open to any student interested in theatre regardless of experience. All of the courses are taught by professional artists. Self-esteem is of primary importance to our program. Theatre is the perfect environment for a child to find their voice. Session sizes are limited to allow for maximum individual attention and development.
A non-refundable deposit is required to reserve a space. Payment in full includes the amount of the deposit.
Tots@POTS (5-6 years of age)
A one week program with daily instructional core classes designed to develop children’s creativity through Acting, Music and Movement exercises in a controlled, focused setting. Students will also explore a popular piece of children’s literature through dramatization, dance, and song. Each session culminates in a short performance.
- TOTS 1 – June 15 through June 19, 2015 – Morning session (8:30 am – 12:00 pm) at The Circuit Playhouse
- TOTS 2 – June 15 through June 19 , 2015 – Afternoon session (1:00 pm – 4:30 pm) at The Circuit Playhouse
- TOTS 3 – July 6 through July 10, 2015 – Morning session (8:30 am – 12:00 pm) at The Circuit Playhouse
- TOTS 4 – July 6 through July 10, 2015 – Afternoon session (1:00 pm – 4:30 pm) at The Circuit Playhouse
Junior Conservatory (7-11 years of age)
A two week program with daily instructional core classes in Theatre Dynamics, Voice, and Stage Movement. The program focuses on creative acting skills and reinforces the discipline of body, voice and imagination. Students will engage in activities including movement, improvisation, monologue and ensemble work. An introduction on the proper way to audition is an element of the classes. Additionally, the students create pieces which are presented in a performance on the last day of the session.After Care available 3pm-5pm for an additional fee.
- JUNIOR 1 – June 1 through June 12, 2015 (9:00 am – 3:00 pm) at The Circuit Playhouse
- JUNIOR 2 – June 22 through July 3, 2015 (9:00 am – 3:00 pm) at Playhouse on the Square
- JUNIOR 3 – July 20 through July 31, 2015 (9:00 am – 3:00 pm)at The Circuit Playhouse
Senior Conservatory (12-17 years of age)
A three week program with daily instructional core classes in Acting, Music, and Dance. Acting instruction includes a focus on both monologue and ensemble work. Music will give instruction in diction, breathing, sight-reading, and solo and group singing techniques. Dance instruction will introduce students to ballet, tap, jazz, and modern styles. Classes will provide the basic tools needed to feel confident in performing in public. One or more theatre specialty classes will also be taught. The session culminates in performance on the last day.
- Senior Session – July 6 through July 24, 2015 (9:00 am – 5:00 pm) at Playhouse on the Square
For more information, please call (901) 728-5631 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
All pricing and times are on the form. All students MUST sign up for a full session, partial attendance is not allowed as each session builds up to it’s own final showcase on that final Friday of the session.
Please read the instructions carefully. You must have Adobe Acrobat or Adobe Reader to complete the form electronically.
You may also print the form and fax to (901) 272-2309
Or you can mail to : Attn Conservatory: Playhouse on the Square, 66 S. Cooper Memphis, TN 38104
Forms will NOT be processed without payment or deposit which must be included on registration form.
Please do not ask to be called for payment arrangement as this slows the process and will take more time to enter in the system and placement could be lost.
2015 Registration Form available here for download:Read More
Wanna take your sweetie or your rowdy pack of friends to a night of thrills and delights? Come join us Friday, February 13 to the midnight showing of The Rocky Horror Show, the live stage performance of this truly weird and mind-blowing show!
As a reminder, an advisory warning due to strong adult language and adult situations.
The Rocky Horror Show
January 23 – February 15 2015
Playhouse on the Square
Book, music, and lyrics by Richard O’Brien
A satirical tribute to the science fiction and B-list horror movies of 20th century the show centers around two naïve lovers, Brad and Janet, seek shelter from a thunderstorm in an old castle and find themselves thrust into the laboratory of the cross-dressing mad scientist Dr. Frank ‘N’ Furter and his motley crew. Stripped of their inhibitions — and their clothes — Brad and Janet embark on a wild, unforgettable journey of pleasure and self-discovery. Featuring such fun and well known songs such as “The Time Warp”, “Touch-a, Touch-a, Touch-a, Touch Me”, and “Sweet Transvestite” reality, fiction, and camp collide in this mash up of comics, rock and roll, and late-night horror flicks.
For tickets, call 901-726-4656 or click HERE.
This Sunday, January 18, immediately following the 2pm performance of We Live Here there will be a talk back open to the public. In attendance will be actors, director John Maness, NewWorks Producer Jordan Nichols, and playwright Harold Ellis Clark. The audience will get to discuss the show, their thoughts on the production, the themes presented, and the NewWorks competition as a whole. The talk back will begin at approximately at 3:55pm.
Tickets are not needed to attend the talk back, we invite everyone to come to TheatreWorks and be a part of the discussion with us!Read More