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Elementary Program, TheatreWorks USA Tour
May 8 - 12, 2017
The students in Room 207 were the worst-behaved class in the whole school: spitballs stuck to the ceiling; paper airplanes whizzing through the air - even though they had the sweetest teacher of all, Miss Nelson. But when Miss Nelson unexpectedly does not come to school one day, the class gets the strictest substitute they've ever met: Miss Viola Swamp! The search is on for Miss Nelson, who seems to have vanished. Hopefully the students of Room 207 will find her before it's too late - for them! A lighthearted musical that reminds us all to show appreciation to those that we value!
All seats: Adults: $10, Students $8
June 20 - July 2, 2017
The Church Basement Ladies are back in the very last installment of the series. It's 1979 and the parishioners are celebrating the Centennial of First Cornucopia Lutheran. As the ladies work, memories of the past come to life. Travel back to 1897 and meet Vivian's grandmother, one of the founding members of the church; see Karin as a newlywed, learning the politics of the kitchen; and be there when Mavis first bursts through the swinging door. It's 100 years of history in toe-tapping song and dance with a serving of hot dish and egg coffee.
Inspired by the books of Janet Letnes Martin and Suzann Nelson, authors of the best-seller "Growing Up Lutheran." Additional contributions by Mark Brodin. Written by Greta Grosch, Music and Lyrics by Drew Jansen
July 11 - 23, 2017
One hotel suite, four tenors, two wives, three girlfriends and a soccer stadium full of screaming fans. What could possibly go wrong? The characters from Lend Me a Tenor (the 2009 season) are in 1930s Paris and the stage is set for the concert of the century – as long as producer Henry Saunders can keep the amorous Italian superstar and his hot-blooded wife from causing complete chaos. It's farce at its very best: with mistaken identities, misunderstood conversations, bedroom hijinks, razor-sharp timing and madcap door slamming.
Written by Ken Ludwig
July 25 - August 6, 2017
Miriam is a single mother who paints moonscapes to counter the drab Pennsylvania coal town that is home. Her desire to find a husband has been repeatedly thwarted by her precocious teenage daughter, Amanda, a genius with an imaginary friend named Randolph. Miriam's latest beau – the local mailman – might not have what it takes to match wits with Amanda's IQ of 160 combined with Randolph's mischievous sabotage. Or does he?
Written by Bruce Graham
August 8 - 20, 2017
If you think your life is complicated, imagine the life of two-timing taxi driver John Smith who has two separate families. It's double the trouble when his teenage children (a girl from one family and a boy from the other) meet on the internet and arrange to see each other in person. John's hectic life shifts into high gear as he struggles to keep his secret and the kids apart. This is the sequel to Run for Your Wife (seen during the 1999 season).
Written by Ray Cooney
September 19 - October 1, 2017
It's a musical murder mystery with killer laughs and a very wicked twist: one actor is the police officer investigating the crime while the other plays all of the suspects. Two actors. 14 characters. Oh - and just one piano between them in this crazy 90-minute whodunit. Fresh from their national tour, this show stars Mountain Playhouse favorites Martin Landry and Brandon Lambert.
Book and Lyrics by Kellen Blair
Book and Music by Joe Kinosian
October 3 - 15, 2017
An elderly divorcée and her chronically single granddaughter decide to play matchmaker for each other in this funny, affectionate new musical about finding love at any age. A world premiere written just for Mountain Playhouse audiences who always enjoy watching a happily ever after unfold.
Music and Lyrics by Brandon Lambert; Book by Gary Jaffe and Brandon Lambert