Sep 7, 2016

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FALL 2016 Registration is now open!

Playhouse on the Square’s Theatre School Youth Classes are designed to provide a fun and challenging experience for both the beginner and the experienced performer. Taught by local theatre professionals, our classes give students the opportunity to develop and expand their performance skills, including character development, movement, and voice. The session spans nine weeks, which includes eight weeks of classwork/rehearsal, and an informal showcase performance for family and friends in the ninth week.

No audition is required to register.

Fall 2016
Saturdays starting September 24, 2016
Weekday classes starting the week of September 26, 2016
Spring Theatre School Showcase: November 19, 2016
 Classes are at Playhouse on the Square, 66 S. Cooper, Memphis, TN, 38104.

To look at a complete list of classes, or to register for Theatre School Classes please click HERE

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Sep 7, 2016

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Sisters of Swing

October 7 – October 30, 2016

The Circuit Playhouse

regional-premiere

black treble clef

 

 

 

Written by Beth Gilleland & Bob Beverage
Musical Arrangements and continuity by Raymond Berg
Based on an Idea by Ron Peluso

The Andrews Sisters are coming to The Circuit Playhouse! Sisters of Swing brings to the stage the story of LaVerne, Maxene, and Patty Andrews, better known to the world as one of the first best-selling “girl groups,” The Andrews Sisters. From their meteoric rise to the top to their bittersweet demise,Sisters of Swing: The Story of the Andrews Sisters explores the fascinating lives of these American icons all set to the music of some of their biggest hits like “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy” and “Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree.”

Show Sponsors: Gene and Carol Katz; Dorothy O. Kirsch

Cast

Patty Andrews – Kathryn Kilger
Maxine Andrews – Allison Fortin
LaVerne Andrews – Eileen Peterson
Vic Schoen – Nathan McHenry
Man – Daniel Gonzalez

Production Team

Director – Michael Detroit
Choreographers – Courtney Oliver & Kim Sanders
Stage Manager – Kiersten Fallow
Costume Designer – Lindsay Schmeling
Scenic Designer – Kathy Haaga
Lighting Designer – Zo Haynes
Sound Designer – Carter McHann
Technical Director – Phillip Hughen

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Aug 25, 2016

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King Charles III

King Charles III

September 23 – October 9, 2016
Playhouse on the Square

regional-premiere

 

 

 

By Mike Bartlett

Hailed by The New York Times as a “flat-out brilliant portrait of a monarchy in crisis,” the 2015 Olivier Award winner for Best New Play, King Charles III takes us to an alternate reality where, after a lifetime of waiting, Britain’s Prince Charles ascends the throne. Now the question becomes, “How to rule?” This controversial drama explores the people beneath the monarchy, the unwritten rules of our democracy, and the conscience of Britain’s most famous family.

Playhouse Advisory: Adult Content & Adult Language

CAST & CREW

King Charles III – Jim France
CamillaDuchess of Cornwall — Christina Wellford Scott
WilliamDuke of Cambridge — Ian Lah
KateDuchess of Cambridge — Jamie Boller
Prince Harry — Jared H. Graham
James ReissPress Secretary to King Charles III — David Foster
Tristan EvansPrime Minister — Michael Gravois
Mark Stevens, Leader of the Opposition — Tony Isbell
Jess — Brooke Papritz
Spencer, et al. — Gregory Szatkowski
Cootsey, et al. — Chase Ring
Sarah/Ghost/Producer/Ensemble — Kristen Vandervort
Ensemble : Anne E. Freres, Jody Koster, Daniel Nelson, Stuart Rial

 Director : Dave Landis
Assistant Director / Dramaturg : Jeff Posson
Scenic Designer : Phillip Hughen
Lighting Designer : Zo Haynes
Costume Designer : Kathleen Kovarik
Sound Designer : Carter McHann
Production Stage Manager : Katharine Hughen
Technical Director : Phillip Hughen
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Aug 3, 2016

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The Great Wine Performances

You’re invited to the most exciting wine tasting in Memphis! This fun and funky fundraiser brings some familiar (and not so WINE EVENT 2015-016familiar) characters from jukebox musicals to life and pairs them with 10 different wines to create an evening you won’t soon forget!

Characters in full costume will describe the wines. As they sip, guests will enjoy the chance to test their theatrical skills 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!

Join us on Tuesday, August 16 from 6-8pm, to test your knowledge of some of your favorite musicals at The Great Wine Performances!

Tickets are $50 in advance or $65 at the door. To purchase tickets to The Great Wine Performances, call the Playhouse on the Square box office at 901-726-4656 or click the button below. 

To purchase tickets to The Great Wine Performances call 901-726-4656 or click the button below.

Great Wine Performance Sponsor: Dorothy O. Kirsch
2016 Table Sponsors: Sue Binnie of Ask Insurance – Cindy Conner-Burnett – an Anonymous Individual – Jeff Mayhew – Ruchee Patel – Kelly Phillips – Allison, Barbara, & Allie Prescott – Diane Vescovo & Mike McLaren
Thanks to Our 2016 Great Wine Hosts: David Wayne Brown – Kathy & Kelly Fish – Tina & Bob Fockler – Paul & Cristina Guibao – Amy Hertz & Robert Shankman – Jimmy Humphreys – Suzanne & Wes Jackson – Daphne Jarvis – Dorothy O. Kirsch – Jessica Lotz – Susan Mackenzie & Virginia Stallworth – James Newberry – Ruchee Patel – Lindsey Roberts Daniels & Jack Daniels – Donna Sue & Wayne Shannon – Paula Skahan
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