Everyone’s favorite nanny, the “practically perfect in every way” Mary Poppins, flies onto the Playhouse stage just in time for holidays. The stage version is based on P.L. Travers beloved books and the wonderfully whimsical Disney 1964 film version with Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke.
Number 17, Cherry Tree Lane, is all in a dither as George and Winifred Banks’ naughty children, Jane and Michael, have sent yet another nanny packing. Enter Mary Poppins, flying in on her umbrella with her magical carpetbag of tricks, and life changes in every possible way for the family.
The week before the 40th anniversary of the sinking of the S.S. Edmund Fitzgerald, Ten November opened November 5, 2015 at the Underground as a solemn requiem for the most remembered shipwreck on the Great Lakes. Directed by John Pokrzywinski, it also is a blistering rejoinder to the powers that be who whitewashed the tragedy as an act of God.
You may have noticed the asterisks next to names in our season playbills, in email announcements, and in our newsletters. You may have also noticed that it often designates those names as actors who are members of the Playhouse Resident Company. What exactly does that mean? Read on to learn more about this exciting program.
Playhouse Gift Certificates are the perfect gift for everyone on your list for any occasion.
Certificates will be mailed out within 3 business days of their order and will be received by mail 6-7 business days from their order. There is a $2 shipping and handling charge added to each product.
Please note: The Playhouse offices are closed on government holidays and the week of Dec. 24-Jan. 1. Certificates must be redeemed within the 2015-16 Season and will expire July 31, 2016. Please note that all sales are final.
Currently, gift certificates can be purchased in-person or over the phone with a credit card. (An online option will be coming shortly, but is currently unavailable.) If you have any questions or would like to order a gift certificate, please call our offices at 218-733-7555 or stop by in-person.
Attention all patrons, parents, actors, and anyone who might find themselves coming and going from the Playhouse in the next couple of weeks!
This is important information for parents dropping their kids off at rehearsals for Aladdin Jr at the Playhouse (and eventually families, friends, and patrons coming to see the show October 16-25) and for parents bringing their kids to start Fall Education Classes at the Playhouse Conservatory.
When we first meet Doug (Robert Lee) and Kayleen (Sarah Lueck), they are in the nurse’s office at a parochial school. He has injured himself emulating his hero, Evel Knievel, while she says she has a stomach ache. As the years go by, we see that Doug is more than just accident-prone and that Kayleen has been hurting herself in less dramatic ways.
The narrative proceeds in two timelines. Projections on the rear wall tells us the age of the two characters and display photographs of Lee and Lueck, presumably at those same ages.