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Playmakers Season

Playmakers Season

2016-2017 Playmakers Youth Theatre Season

By Neil Simon

Teacher Leon Tolchinsky arrives in a Russian town only to find out it is cursed!!  The town has been doomed to be senseless – people are sweeping dust from the stoops back into their houses, milking upside down cows, and selling flowers as fish.  Leon has 24 hours to break the curse until he too falls under its spell.  In this comedy of errors and confusion where common phrases are taken literally, will Leon ever be able to make sense of it all?  Find out in what CBS-TV called "the brightest, freshest, funniest, wittiest, warmest and happiest to do on Broadway in many a day."

Open to grades 8-12
Show dates: November 10, 2016 at 7 pm
November 13, 2016 at 2 & 7 pm

The Wizard of Oz
Book by L. Frank Baum.  Adapted by Frank Gabrielson.  Music and Lyrics by Harold Arlen and E. Y. Harburg.

The classic tale of a house from Kansas that falls from the sky, ever altering the land of Oz.  Join Playmakers for this journey to find a heart, a brain, courage, and, of course, home. 

Open to grades 2-9
Show dates:
December 8 at 7 pm
December 10 at 8 pm
December 11 at 2 pm & 7pm

December 15 at 7 pm
December 17 at 8 pm
December 18 at 2 pm & 7 pm

Hello Dolly!
Book by Michael Stewart.  Music and Lyrics by Jerry Herman.  Based on the play “The Matchmaker” by Thornton Wilder

Playmakers is excited to welcome zany matchmaker Dolly Gallagher Levi to the stage as she takes on New York City at the beginning of the 20th century in a flurry of feathers and fanfare.  Featuring such songs as Put On Your Sunday Clothes, Before the Parade Passes By, and Hello, Dolly!, this worldwide hit has enjoyed three Broadway revivals and is fun for the whole family!

Open to grades 2-9
Show dates: February 23 – March 5, 2017

Stage Adaptation by Dean Pitchford and Walter Bobbie. Music by Tom Snow.  Lyrics by Dean Pitchford. Based on the original screenplay by Dean Pitchford

When high schooler Ren McCormack moves from Chicago to a small town where dancing is banned, he can’t believe it!  On a mission to explain why he Can’t Stand Still, he finds his new friends are just as eager to show the adults that Dancing is Not a Crime. Songs also include Holding out for a Hero, Let’s Hear it for the Boy,and Almost Paradise in this 80s musical that will have you up on your feet ready to cut loose!

Open to grades 8-12
Show dates: May 11-21, 2017

Performances take place at Fairmount Temple, 23737 Fairmount Blvd., Beachwood

For more information about Playmakers Youth Theatre auditions or productions, please call the box office at , ext.1230 or e-mail playmakers@mandeljcc.org.

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