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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Jul 11, 2015

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The World Premiere of Mountain View

The final show of our 2014 – 2015 season, Mountain View, opens July 10 at TheatreWorks! This world premiere production is one of the winners of the 2013 NewWorks@TheWorks playwriting competition and tells the story of Jokate, a young girl growing up in the mountains of Appalachia. When her father leaves unexpectedly, Jokate must take care of her younger brother while navigating the minefield of her mother’s grief. Both independent and fiercely loyal, she tells the story of her kinfolk. To purchase tickets to Mountain View, call the box office at 901-726-4656 or click HERE to purchase online.

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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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Jan 27, 2015

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Summer Youth Theatre Conservatory Registration Now Open!

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 daniel@playhouseonthesquare.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:

2015 Conservatory Registration

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