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John Viars Theatre

Renovated in 2018, the John Viars Theatre (formerly Mainstage) seats 413 people and is home to high-quality productions each year. The theatre prides itself on choosing a varied season of new Broadway hits and classics. At least three productions each season are musicals, with the rest a mix of comedy and drama. Season tickets are offered as well as discounts for groups.

 

Kate Goldman Children’s Theatre

Shows for family audiences are produced each year in the Kate Goldman Children’s Theatre, which seats 226. These shows draw heavily upon contemporary as well as classical literature. Shows are cast “age-appropriate.” This means adult actors play adult characters, and young people play kids. Some shows call for adults to play children, to the delight of audiences and actors alike. Season tickets are offered as well as discounts for groups. Every show in the children’s theatre has performances during the school day for student groups.

 

Family Holiday Classic

Each season, The Playhouse produces a family-friendly musical in the John Viars Theatre.

 

Friday Funday (Ages 4-6)

Friday Funday is interactive theatre for preschools, child care centers, kindergarten classes, and families. Each month during the school year, audiences are transported to the Clubhouse at The Playhouse. Actors dramatize favorite stories using their imaginations and the costume pieces and props found in the Magic Trunk.

 

Final Act Ensemble

Final Act Ensemble is a troupe of senior adult actors that perform classic and original radio plays, including commercials and sound effects, as well as songs from the Golden Days of Radio. Shows are held throughout the state as well as at The Playhouse.

 

Best of Broadway New York City Tours

Trips to New York City to see the best of Broadway are offered several times each year and are led by Playhouse staff. The trip includes roundtrip airfare, hotel, and three theatre tickets as well as transportation between the hotel and airport in New York. Touring and dining options are offered at cost.

 

2021-22 Schedule

december

02dec7:00 pm9:30 pmRodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

03dec1:00 pm3:30 pmRodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

03dec5:00 pm7:30 pmRodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

04dec1:00 pm3:30 pmRodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

04dec5:00 pm7:30 pmRodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

05dec6:00 pm10:00 pmAudition: August Wilson's The Piano Lesson6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

06dec6:00 pmHOPE! Drama Troupe 2022 Showcase6:00 pm

08dec7:00 pm9:30 pmRodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

09dec10:00 am10:45 amHansel and Gretel10:00 am - 10:45 am

09dec1:30 pm2:15 pmHansel and Gretel1:30 pm - 2:15 pm

09dec7:00 pm9:30 pmRodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

10dec1:00 pm3:30 pmRodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

10dec5:00 pm7:30 pmRodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

11dec1:00 pm3:30 pmRodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

11dec5:00 pm7:30 pmRodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

12dec6:00 pm10:00 pmAudition: The Hundred Dresses6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

15dec7:00 pm9:30 pmRodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

16dec7:00 pm9:30 pmRodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

17dec1:00 pm3:30 pmRodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

17dec5:00 pm7:30 pmRodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

18dec1:00 pm3:30 pmRodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

18dec5:00 pm7:30 pmRodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

january

06jan7:00 pmGo, Dog. Go!7:00 pm

07jan1:00 pmGo, Dog. Go!1:00 pm

07jan4:00 pmGo, Dog. Go!4:00 pm

08jan1:00 pmGo, Dog. Go!1:00 pm

08jan4:00 pmGo, Dog. Go!4:00 pm

13jan7:00 pmGo, Dog. Go!7:00 pm

14jan1:00 pmGo, Dog. Go!1:00 pm

14jan4:00 pmGo, Dog. Go!4:00 pm

15jan1:00 pmGo, Dog. Go!1:00 pm

15jan4:00 pmGo, Dog. Go!4:00 pm

20jan7:00 pmGo, Dog. Go!7:00 pm

21jan1:00 pmGo, Dog. Go!1:00 pm

21jan4:00 pmGo, Dog. Go!4:00 pm

22jan1:00 pmGo, Dog. Go!1:00 pm

22jan4:00 pmGo, Dog. Go!4:00 pm

february

03feb7:30 pmAugust Wilson's The Piano Lesson7:30 pm

04feb7:30 pmAugust Wilson's The Piano Lesson7:30 pm

05feb2:00 pmAugust Wilson's The Piano Lesson2:00 pm

08feb7:30 pmAugust Wilson's The Piano Lesson7:30 pm

09feb7:30 pmAugust Wilson's The Piano Lesson7:30 pm

10feb10:30 amThe Mitten10:30 am

10feb1:30 pmThe Mitten1:30 pm

10feb7:30 pmAugust Wilson's The Piano Lesson7:30 pm

11feb7:30 pmAugust Wilson's The Piano Lesson7:30 pm

12feb2:00 pmAugust Wilson's The Piano Lesson2:00 pm

15feb7:30 pmAugust Wilson's The Piano Lesson7:30 pm

16feb7:30 pmAugust Wilson's The Piano Lesson7:30 pm

17feb7:30 pmAugust Wilson's The Piano Lesson7:30 pm

18feb7:30 pmAugust Wilson's The Piano Lesson7:30 pm

19feb2:00 pmAugust Wilson's The Piano Lesson2:00 pm

24feb7:00 pmThe Hundred Dresses7:00 pm

25feb1:00 pmThe Hundred Dresses1:00 pm

25feb4:00 pmThe Hundred Dresses4:00 pm

26feb1:00 pmThe Hundred Dresses1:00 pm

26feb4:00 pmThe Hundred Dresses4:00 pm

27feb6:00 pm10:00 pmAudition: How I Became a Pirate6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

march

03mar7:00 pmThe Hundred Dresses7:00 pm

04mar1:00 pmThe Hundred Dresses1:00 pm

04mar4:00 pmThe Hundred Dresses4:00 pm

05mar1:00 pmThe Hundred Dresses1:00 pm

05mar4:00 pmThe Hundred Dresses4:00 pm

11mar1:00 pmThe Hundred Dresses1:00 pm

11mar4:00 pmThe Hundred Dresses4:00 pm

12mar1:00 pmThe Hundred Dresses1:00 pm

12mar4:00 pmThe Hundred Dresses4:00 pm

17mar7:30 pmKinky Boots7:30 pm

18mar7:30 pmKinky Boots7:30 pm

19mar2:00 pmKinky Boots2:00 pm

22mar7:30 pmKinky Boots7:30 pm

23mar7:30 pmKinky Boots7:30 pm

24mar7:30 pmKinky Boots7:30 pm

25mar7:30 pmKinky Boots7:30 pm

26mar2:00 pmKinky Boots2:00 pm

29mar7:30 pmKinky Boots7:30 pm

30mar7:30 pmKinky Boots7:30 pm

31mar10:00 am10:45 amThe Three Little Pigs10:00 am - 10:45 am

31mar1:30 pm2:15 pmThe Three Little Pigs1:30 pm - 2:15 pm

31mar7:30 pmKinky Boots7:30 pm

april

01apr7:30 pmKinky Boots7:30 pm

02apr2:00 pmKinky Boots2:00 pm

10apr6:00 pm10:00 pmAudition: Native Gardens6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

21apr7:00 pmHow I Became a Pirate7:00 pm

22apr1:00 pmHow I Became a Pirate1:00 pm

22apr4:00 pmHow I Became a Pirate4:00 pm

23apr1:00 pmHow I Became a Pirate1:00 pm

23apr4:00 pmHow I Became a Pirate4:00 pm

28apr7:00 pmHow I Became a Pirate7:00 pm

29apr1:00 pmHow I Became a Pirate1:00 pm

29apr4:00 pmHow I Became a Pirate4:00 pm

30apr1:00 pmHow I Became a Pirate1:00 pm

30apr4:00 pmHow I Became a Pirate4:00 pm

may

05may7:00 pmHow I Became a Pirate7:00 pm

06may1:00 pmHow I Became a Pirate1:00 pm

06may4:00 pmHow I Became a Pirate4:00 pm

07may1:00 pmHow I Became a Pirate1:00 pm

07may4:00 pmHow I Became a Pirate4:00 pm

12may10:00 amSnow White10:00 am

12may1:30 pmSnow White1:30 pm

22may6:00 pm10:00 pmAudition: Little Shop of Horrors6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

june

02jun7:30 pmNative Gardens7:30 pm

03jun7:30 pmNative Gardens7:30 pm

04jun2:00 pmNative Gardens2:00 pm

07jun7:30 pmNative Gardens7:30 pm

08jun7:30 pmNative Gardens7:30 pm

09jun7:30 pmNative Gardens7:30 pm

10jun7:30 pmNative Gardens7:30 pm