Playhouse on the Square, 66 S. Cooper
August 12 – September 9
On a small Greek island, Sophie dreams of a perfect wedding — a dream that includes her father giving her away. The problem? Sophie doesn’t know who he is! Sneaking a peek in her mother’s old diaries, she discovers three possible fathers. She secretly invites all three to the wedding, convinced that she’ll know her father when she sees him. But when all three turn up, it may not be as clear as she thought! Told through the legendary music of ABBA, Mamma Mia! has become a worldwide sensation that has audiences everywhere dancing.
September 25 – October 11 2015
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.
November 11 – December 31, 2016
Wendy, Michael, and John Darling are in for the adventure of their lives when Peter Pan comes swooping into their nursery one seemingly average night. Featuring songs such as “I Gotta Crow” and “I’m Flying,” this timeless tale of fun, adventure, and of course, never growing up, is the perfect holiday treat for audiences of all ages.
January 20 – February 12, 2017
It’s the tail end of the big bad 1980s in Hollywood, and the party has been raging hard. Aqua Net, Lycra, lace, and liquor flow freely at one of the Sunset Strip’s last legendary venues, but the rock-and-roll fairy-tale is about to end when German developers sweep into town with plans to turn the fabled Strip into just another capitalist strip mall. Can the dream be saved before it’s too late? Only the music of hit bands like Styx, Poison, Guns N’ Roses, Whitesnake, and more hold the answers.
March 3 – March 26, 2017
After a devastating plane crash, an ordinary group of schoolboys finds itself marooned on an island. At first, it seems as though it’s all going to be great fun, but before long, the fun becomes furious, and life on the island turns into a nightmare of panic and death. As ordinary standards of behavior collapse, the world the boys know collapses with them—the world of cricket, homework, and adventure stories—and another world is revealed: one that is both primitive and terrible.
May 5 – May 28, 2017
Million Dollar Quartet is coming home! Bringing to life one of
the most iconic moments in Memphis music history, Million Dollar Quartet takes place on a Tuesday night shortly before Christmas in 1956. Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Elvis Presley, and Carl Perkins have gathered together at Sun Studio for the first and only time. Million Dollar Quartet gives you a front row seat to their only performance, a cultural flash point that caught rock-n-roll at the moment of creation.
June 16 – July 9, 2017
Based on the smash-hit movie adored by fans for decades, Priscilla Queen of the Desert the Musical is the heartwarming, uplifting adventure of three friends: Tick, Bernadette, and Adam, a glamorous Sydney-based performing trio who agree to take their show to the middle of the Australian outback. They hop aboard a battered old bus (nicknamed Priscilla) searching for love and friendship but end up finding more than they ever could have dreamed.