2017-2018 Playmakers Youth Theatre Season
The Diary of Anne Frank
By Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett
Adaptation by Wendy Kesselman
Explore the powerful, inspiring story of Anne Frank during this, the 70th anniversary year of the publication of The Diary of Anne Frank. This stage adaptation is a passionate drama about the lives of eight people hiding from the Nazis in a concealed storage attic in Amsterdam.
Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka
By Roald Dahl
Music and Lyrics by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley
Adapted for the Stage by Leslie Bricusse & Timothy Allen McDonald
Jump into the wild and wacky world of Willy Wonka as he stages a contest by hiding golden tickets to his factory in candy bars around the world. Four of the five winning children are terribly behaved. The fifth is a likeable young boy named Charlie Bucket, who joins the group with his fanciful Grandpa Joe. Tour the factory with Mr. Wonka while remembering all the important lessons we learn as children through the funny songs of the Oompa Loompas!
Guys & Dolls
Book by Abe Burrows and Jo Swerling
Music and Lyrics by Frank Loesser
Guys and Dolls is a hilarious oddball romance about Nathan Detroit and his girlfriend Adelaide set in old time New York City. Sky Masterson joins the scene when Nathan needs help setting up his gambling game and avoiding the authorities. Under the watchful eye of Sarah Brown, the men eventually end up the good guys.
Classic songs include: A Bushel and a Peck, Luck be a Lady, and Sit Down, You’re Rockin’ the Boat.
Book by Heather Hach
Music and Lyrics by Laurence O’Keefe & Nell Benjamin
Elle Woods appears to have it all until her life is turned upside down when her boyfriend dumps her so he can start getting serious about his life and attend Harvard Law. Determined to get him back, Elle uses her charm to get into Harvard, where she struggles to fit in. With the help of friends Paulette and Emmett, though, Elle quickly realizes her potential and sets out to prove herself to the world.