Live on the Springer Stage and the Palace Playhouse
June 3 – July 3, 2022
The Drowsy Chaperone
by Bob Martin and Don McKellar
Winner of five Tony Awards, including Best Book and Best Original Score, The Drowsy Chaperone is a loving send-up of the Jazz Age musical, featuring one show-stopping song and dance number after another. When wealthy widow Mrs. Tottenham hosts the wedding of the year, she gets a lot more than a write-up in the society pages. Mix in two lovers, a bumbling best man, a desperate theatre producer, a not-so-bright hostess, two gangsters posing as pastry chefs, a misguided Don Juan and an intoxicated chaperone, and you have the ingredients for an evening of madcap delight.
July 1– July 31, 2022
Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
by Christopher Durang
Chekhov is alive and well in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, where adult siblings Vanya and Sonia reside in their old family home, mourning their lost dreams and missed opportunities. When their often-wrong, fortune-telling maid warns of impending dangers, and their movie star sister, Masha, arrives unexpectedly with young, sexy, boy toy, Spike, the family is launched into a rollicking weekend of one-upmanship, exposed nerves, and a lot of broken mugs. With wit and absurdity, Christopher Durang’s Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike blends Chekhov’s famous ennui with the modern-day toils and troubles of celebrity, social networking, and age into a laugh-out-loud comedy that will tickle your funny bone and stimulate your mind.
*This show contains adult themes and adult language.
Wizard of Oz
July 15 – Aug 14, 2022 Springer Stage
Book by John Kane, Music by Harold Arlen and Lyrics by E.Y. Harburg
Relive the classic tale of Dorothy, Toto, and her friends as she’s swept away over the rainbow, and her journey to find her way back home. Don’t miss your chance to see this musical classic on the Springer Mainstage.
Around the World in 80 Days
Aug 12 – Sept 11, 2022 Playhouse Stage
Adapted by Mark Brown. From the novel by Jules Verne.
Stampeding elephants! Raging typhoons! Runaway trains! Unabashedly slapstick! Hold onto your seats for the original amazing race! Join fearless adventurer Phileas Fogg and his faithful manservant as they race to beat the clock! Phileas Fogg has agreed to an outrageous wager that puts his fortune and his life at risk. With his resourceful servant Passepartout, Fogg sets out to circle the globe in an unheard-of 80 days. But his every step is dogged by a detective who thinks he’s a robber on the run. Danger, romance, and comic surprises abound in this whirlwind of a show as five actors portraying 39 characters traverse seven continents in Mark Brown’s adaptation of one of the great adventures of all time.