"Now and Then"
June 12, 2018
Door Countys professional theatrical treasure, presenting Broadway-quality comedies, dramas and musicals in an enchanting setting for 83 seasons. Enjoy a truly unforgettable experience and discover for yourself why generations of patrons delight in the Players renowned artistic company and picturesque shoreline location. Performances Tue-Sun evenings June 12 to Oct. 14, 2018. For playbill and tickets call 920-868-3287 or visit www.peninsulaplayers.com.
Categories: Performing Arts, Family Friendly
4351 Peninsula Players Road
Fish Creek, Wisconsin 54212 (920) 868-3287
83rd Season PLAYBILL SUBJECT TO CHANGE
NOW AND THEN
The world première of a magical comedy-drama by Sean Grennan, the author of Making God Laugh and The Tin Woman.
Jamie is a young aspiring pianist working as a bartender. He is closing up for the night when an amiable older gentleman, who seems to know the place very well, enters and engages him in a friendly conversation. Jamie’s girlfriend, Abby, comes in. They are very much in love. Before you know it, the gentleman offers them a thousand dollars – each - to sit and just talk with him for one hour. With some reluctance they agree, and then hear an incredible story that changes their lives. A surprising fable about what it means to really love someone.
A riveting murder mystery by Christopher M. Walsh. Based on characters by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
In this deadly serious and thrilling story, Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson are intelligent, independent women in Victorian England. It is a time when social class distinctions were explicitly set and any rebellion against social norms was not tolerated. But neither of these smart and brave women abides by the conventions of their time - to their peril. Instead, they pursue helping those, particularly women, in desperate need. Trapped in an era that refuses to accept them, these unconventional professionals work together, trying to help a young wife whose husband, a high-ranking, but corrupt, Scotland Yard investigator, is suspected of murdering his previous two wives.
THE DROWSY CHAPERONE
Music & Lyrics Book by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison, Bob Martin and Don McKellar
This musical comedy spoofs, but still pays loving homage to, the frothy American musicals of the Jazz Age. A musical theater uber-fan seeks to cure his melancholy by listening to a rare recording of his favorite show, the fictional 1928 musical comedy, The Drowsy Chaperone. As the album plays, his sparse apartment transforms into a glittering Broadway set, and he is himself gleefully transported into the musical. As the orchestra plays, we meet an attractive young couple on the eve of their wedding, a harried best man, a Broadway impresario, an absent-minded dowager, two gangsters posing as pastry chefs, a ditzy chorus girl, a very misguided Don Juan and a tipsy chaperone. Sit back and enjoy this smart, silly, bubbly and entertaining fictional gem from the Golden Age of musical theater
LIVING ON LOVE
By Joe DiPietro, based on the play Peccadillo by Garson Kanin. A sparkling new comedy by a two-time Tony Award winner.
Celebrated opera diva Raquel De Angelis’ temperament and sense of self-importance are legendary, and the only person whose ego is more massive and flamboyant than hers is that of her conductor husband, Italian maestro Vito De Angelis. Despite the apparent glamour of their 1957 Manhattan penthouse, their careers are on the wane and they need money to pay for their colorful lifestyle. Ha! - they will write their memoirs and instantly make millions! Vito becomes enamored with career girl Iris, his ghostwriter, and Raquel, to make him jealous, hires handsome intense Robert to do the same. Fortunately, they have two ex-opera singers serving as servants who smooth the way for all concerned. A glamorous, hilarious romp through the world of music, marriage, celebrity and LOVE!
An intriguing drama by Joseph Zettelmaier with more twists than a corkscrew. A mysterious woman enters a collectibles shop where the owner finds himself drawn into romance and much, much more.
What some people call junk, Jason Byrnes considers to be art. Every nook and cranny of his shop, Hidden Treasures, is brimming with vintage monster movie figurines, collectible comic books, autographed photos and classic movie and sports memorabilia. Jason is a quirky, 30-something shrewd negotiator who cherishes his treasures, but doesn’t have much of a love life. Plus, he’s desperate to keep the business he loves from being foreclosed. Then Sarah, a quiet, attractive woman, shyly asks Jason to look at some items she has brought with her. When he sees what they are, his world gets turned upside down with possibilities. Their budding business relationship leads to unexpected romance, but as Jason goes further down that road with her, he faces twists and turns he never, ever expected.
Curtain Times: Summer - June 12– Sept. 1 Tues. – Sat. 8 p.m.; Sun* 7:30 p.m. Fall—Sept. 5 – Oct. 13 Tues. – Sun.* 7 p.m. *Except July 1, July 22, Aug. 12, and Sept. 2 at 4 p.m. Oct. 14 at 3p.m. Additional Fall Matinees TBA.
Individual Ticket Prices For Plays: $45 (Rows A-K) $42 (Rows L-O) $39 (Rows P-S)
Individual Ticket Prices For Musicals: $48 (Rows A-K) $45 (Rows L-O) $42 (Rows P-S)
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