2017 Season

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TIMBER LAKE PLAYHOUSE
2017 SUMMER SUBSCRIPTION SERIES
SHOWTIMES FOR ALL SUMMER SUBSCRIPTION SERIES PRODUCTIONS

Evening Performances are at 7:30 (no evening performance on Sundays; no performances on Mondays)

Matinee Performances are at 2:00 (first Saturday, Sundays and Wednesday)
Timber Lake Playhouse’s Production of
Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s
MARY POPPINS
A Musical based on the stories of P.L. Travers
and the Walt Disney Film
Original Music and Lyrics by
Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman
Book by
Julian Fellowes
New Songs and Additional Music and Lyrics by
George Stiles and Anthony Drewe
Co-Created by Cameron MackintoshPoppins

Everyone’s favorite nanny takes the stage in this practically perfect, Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious musical adventure. Based on the books by P.L. Travers and the classic Walt Disney film, Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins delighted Broadway audiences for over 2,500 performances.

The jack-of-all trades, Bert, introduces us to England in 1910 and the troubled Banks family.  Jane and Michael have sent many a nanny packing before Mary Poppins arrives on their doorstep. Using a combination of magic, common sense and some memorable adventures, she must teach the family members how to value each other again. Mary Poppins is an enchanting mixture of irresistible story, unforgettable songs, breathtaking dance numbers and astonishing stagecraft.

ALL AUDIENCES; approx 2.5 hours with intermission

June 1-11, 2017; VIP Preview May 31 (Invitation Only)

 

AH, WILDERNESS!Ah Wilderness Logo WEB

by Eugene O’Neill

Eugene O’Neill’s romantic coming-of-age comedy introduces us to the charming Miller family of seaside Connecticut. Among the generations is seventeen-year-old-son Richard, a young man feeling the rushes of desire and rebellion and dreaming of his life ahead. Relive the moments of youth when everything seems possible as the Millers celebrate the Fourth of July holiday in this valentine to the soul of the American family–a family of another time, with all the shenanigans, smiles and poignant memories that go with it. Chuck Smith (Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters’ First 100 Years) returns to direct this American masterpiece.

“A breath of fresh air…A miracle of sense and sensibility….Vividly alive.”- New York Post

Mild Adult themes; Approx 2.5 hours plus intermission

June 15-24, 2017

 

EVITA

Lyrics by Tim Rice                       Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber

Told through Andrew Lloyd Webber & Tim Rice’s beloved score that fuses haunting chorales with exuberant Latin, pop and jazz influences, EVITA creates an arresting theatrical portrait as complex as Argentina’s mEVITA_Logoost famous First Lady, herself. Eva Peron’s legendary rise to power is the is the subject of this dynamic musical masterpiece. Driven by ambition and blessed with charisma, she was a sta
rlet at twenty-two, the president’s mistress at twenty-four, First Lady at twenty-seven, and dead at thirty-three. Evita, “saint to the working-class, reviled by the aristocracy and mistrusted by the military,” has compelled audiences in this musical that’s become a classic since its premier.

“VIVA EVITA! … a total triumph. A technical knockout, a magnificent earful, a visual triumph, a wow.”- Daily Mirror

Some Adult Themes; Approx 2:15

June 29-July 9, 2017

 

 

SCAPINO!

                                                  by Frank Dunlop & Jim DaleScapino Logo

The play takes place around a dockside cafe in 1970s Naples, Italy, where the leading character, Scapino, devises a complex plot to help two pairs of lovers fight against parental
opposition that, it turns out, may not actually exist. Scapino is a rapscallion, a fast-talking, quick-thinking scamp who cleverly manipulates and cajoles everyone into doing what Scapino intends them to do. Frank Dunlop and Jim Dale have created a non-stop comedy with slapstick, acrobatics and burlesque, and although ”Scapino” is not a musical, it is punctuated with songs that give the evening a zany and magical feel.

“An Evening of sheer, unadulterated delight.”- Wall Street Journal

Some bawdy comedy; Approx 2 hours

July 13-22, 2017

 

Rodgers & Hammerstein’s

CAROUSEL

Music by RICHARD RODGERS

Book and Lyrics by OSCAR HAMMERSTEIN II

Based on Ferenc Molnar’s Play “Liliom”

As adapted by Benjamin F. Glazer

Original Dances by Agnes de Mille

Time magazine called Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Carousel the best musical of the 20th century. Carousel LogoExperience the show that has captivated audiences around the world with its powerful story of Julie, an innocent, young millworker, and Billy, the swaggering carousel barker she falls in love with.  Losing his job just as he learns that Julie is pregnant, Billy, desperate to provide a decent life for his family, is coerced into being an accomplice to a robbery. 15 years later, Billy is given one final chance for redemption by delivering hope to the lonely, teenage daughter he never knew. Featuring songs like “If I Loved You,” “You’ll Never Walk Alone,” “June is Busting Out All Over,” and some of the greatest dances ever created for the stage, it’s easy to see why, of all the shows they created, Carousel was Rodgers & Hammerstein’s personal favorite.

Some adult themes; Approx 2:30

July 27-August 6, 2017

 

LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS

Book and Lyrics by

HOWARD ASHMAN

Music by

ALAN MENKEN

 Based on the film by Roger Corman, Screenplay by Charles Griffith

 Originally produced by the WPA Theatre (Kyle Renick, Producing Director)

Originally produced at the Orpheum Theatre, New York City by the WPA

Theatre, David Geffen, Cameron Mackintosh and the Shubert Organization

Howard Ashman and Alan Menken (Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Beauty And The Beast, andLittle Shop Aladdin) are the creative geniuses behind what has become one of the most popular musical comedies in the world. From its first performance in Manhattan’s East Village 35 years ago, Little Shop … continued to grow, taking over LA, London, Japan, Peoria, Hollywood, Sweden, Bulgaria, Broadway and theatres across the nation.

Based on Roger Corman’s super fast, super creepy, super cult hit film, Little Shop of Horrors is the story of Seymour Krelborn, a lovesick clerk in Mushnik’s Skid Row Florist. He stumbles across a new breed of plant he names “Audrey II” – after his beloved, ditzy coworker. Over time, Seymour discovers Audrey II’s out of this world origins and appetite, and he must choose between love, fame and saving the world.

Comedic violence, mild language; 2:00 plus intermission

August 10-20, 2017

 

SHOWTIMES FOR ALL SUMMER SUBSCRIPTION SERIES PRODUCTIONS

Evening Performances are at 7:30 (no evening performance on Sundays; no performances on Mondays)

Matinee Performances are at 2:00 (first Saturday, Sundays and Wednesday)