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Announcing our 2014 Season!

The Producers- June 24-28

A New Mel Brooks Musical
Book by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan
Music and Lyrics by Mel Brooks
Original direction and choreography by Susan Stroman
By special arrangement with StudioCanal

Winner of 12 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, this hilarious Mel Brook’s adaptation of The Producers’ tells the story of a down-on-his-luck Broadway producer, Max Bialystock, and a nerdy, young accountant, Leo Bloom. Max and Leo concoct a scheme to raise thousands of dollars! They will promote a new large scale musical production, gain funding from backers and then put on a flop of a show. With all the money that will be leftover, the pair will be rich! Only one thing goes wrong - the show is a gigantic hit! A hilarious musical production to launch our 66th consecutive season!

 

NUNSENSATIONS! The Nunsense Vegas Revue! – July 1-5

By Dan Goggin

The sisters are off on a brand new adventure when a parishioner volunteers to donate $10,000 to their school if they perform in his Las Vegas club. Initially hesitant, Mother Superior is convinced by the other sisters that “what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas”. What follows is the most feather-filled, sequin-studded, fan dancing Nunsense show ever! Performing in “The Pump Room” at the Mystique Motor Lodge, the sisters experience “show-biz” like never before. You’ll meet Sin-City Sue, find out who is Black and White with Her Money on Red, and try to win a new car with the “Holy Rollers Giant Slot Machine.” Critically acclaimed as “a whole lot funny and a little bit naughty, but there ain’t nothing dirty goin’ on!”

Bus Stop – July 8-12

By William Inge

In the middle of a howling snowstorm, a bus out of Kansas City pulls up at a small roadside diner. All roads are blocked, leaving weary travelers have to take refuge until morning. Cherie, a nightclub singer, has the most to worry about. She’s being pursued by a young cowboy with all the romantic finesse of a rodeo bull. The belligerent cowhand is right behind her, ready to sling her over his shoulder and carry her, alive and kicking, all the way to Montana. As a counterpoint to the main romance, the proprietor of the cafe and the bus driver at last find time to develop a friendship of their own; a middle-age scholar comes to terms with himself; and a young girl who works in the cafe also gets her first taste of romance.

The 39 Steps – July 15-19

Adapted by Patrick Barlow
From the novel by John Buchan
From the movie of Alfred Hitchcock

Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python and you have this intriguing, thrilling, riotous and unmissable comedy! The show hurtles a notorious fugitive and a spellbound blonde from a London music hall north by northwest to Scotland’s most remote highlands. Will they save Britain from a den of devious spies? A cast of 4 plays over 150 characters in this fast-paced tale of an ordinary man on an extraordinarily entertaining adventure. The 39 Steps contains every single legendary scene from the award-winning movie — including the chase on the Flying Scotsman, the escape on the Forth Bridge, the first theatrical bi-plane crash ever staged and the sensational death-defying finale in the London Palladium.

Camelot – July 22-26

Book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner
Music by Frederick Loewe
Original production directed and staged by Moss Hart
Based on “The One and Future King” by T.H.White

Camelot is the legendary center of King Arthur's realm. Merlin taught King Arthur well. He establishes the perfect kingdom of Camelot, the best knights in the world at the Round Table, and even finds himself a kind, loving wife in Queen Guinevere. Then, along comes the French knight, Lancelot. At first hated by all, he eventually proves himself and becomes the King's best friend and the best knight of the Round Table. He also becomes the Queen's lover, no matter how guilty both feel. Alas, Camelot cannot last! For Mordred, the king's treacherous illegitimate son catches on, and works to undo everything Arthur worked for. With timeless music and the enduring saga of might versus right, Camelot draws to a close the 66th Season of the Huron Playhouse!

Overview from the 2013 Season:

We are overwhelmed by the support given to The Huron Playhouse as we celebrated our 65th consecutive year of production in 2013. With tremendous excitment, and tireless effort, we launched the season travelling over the rainbow with an outstanding production of "The Wizard of Oz". Twists, turns, and "who said that" moments immediately followed with the performance of "Dangerous Corner", a show from our very first season in 1949. The talented cast and crew were given the opportunity to shine in multiple roles for the production of "I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change!" Mystery and mayhem were hysterically blended with the classic, Noel Coward production of "Blithe Spirit".  Finally, the ever-popular, "Gypsy" brought this remarkable summer season to a spectacular close!

Thank you for attending and thank you for your support.  If you were a member of our staff or company, thank you for your dedication, enthusiasm, hard work and amazing effort.

Click HERE for our 2013 Program

Click HERE for a history of all of our previous productions.

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New and Noteworthy

Maxwell Schnur is coming back!  Maxwell returns to The Playhouse, this time as Technical Director.