Winnipesaukee Playhouse Presents Spring Lineup

The Winnipesaukee Playhouse is gearing up for an amazing spring season at its visionary campus in Meredith, NH, where the well-respected non-profit organization plans to showcase performances by its professional company, educational department, and community theatre for Lakes Region locals and visitors alike. Check out the diverse shows the Playhouse is offering this spring…

March 24 – 26 – Stuart Little, based upon the novel by E.B. White, adapted for the stage by Joseph Robinette – The Winnipesaukee Playhouse Education Department presents this endearing classic about a mouse named Stuart Little who is born into an ordinary New York family. The actors play the many human and animal roles in a series of delightful scenes that make up the marvelous maneuverings of a mild-mannered mouse trying to survive in a “real people’s world.”

April 7 – 15 – Last of the Red Hot Lovers, by Neil Simon – The Winnipesaukee Playhouse Professional Company Presents this classic comedy set in the 60’s. Middle-aged, married, and overworked, Barney Cashman wants to join the sexual revolution before it’s too late and arranges three seductions: the first proves to be a foul-mouthed bundle of neuroses, the next is a 20-ish actress who’s too kooky by half, and the third is a gloomy, depressed housewife who happens to be married to Barney’s best friend. “Delightfully hilarious and witty, as well as filled with wisdom about human nature” – New York Post

April 22 – Pitch! A College A Capella Concert – Join some of the best New England college a capella groups for a concert of great songs.  Relive your college days or introduce the kids to the fun of college a capella.  Entertaining for the whole family!

April 29 – 30 – The Diary of Anne Frank – A Staged Reading, by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett, adapted by Wendy Kesselman – The Winni Players Community Theatre Presents their annual staged reading in commemoration of Holocaust Remembrance Day. An impassioned drama about the lives of eight people hiding from the Nazis in a concealed storage attic, The Diary of Anne Frank captures the claustrophobic realities of their daily existence—their fear, their hope, their laughter, their grief. Each day of these two dark years, Anne’s voice shines through: “When I write I shake off all my cares. But I want to achieve more than that. I want to be useful and bring enjoyment to all people, even those I’ve never met. I want to go on living even after my death!”

May 11 – 14 – A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, book by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim – The Winni Players Community Theatre Presents this favorite comedy. A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum is a nonstop laughfest in which Pseudolus, a crafty slave in Ancient Rome, struggles to win the hand of a beautiful, but slow-witted, courtesan named Philia for his young master, Hero, in exchange for freedom. The plot twists and turns with cases of mistaken identity, slamming doors and a showgirl or two.  This unforgettable, hysterical musical has “something for everyone, a comedy tonight!”

Tickets to all shows can be purchased online at www.winnipesaukeeplayhouse.org or by calling the Box Office at 603-279-0333. Also, for additional information concerning content or age appropriateness, please call 603-279-0333.

“The arts are an essential public good that is critical to a vibrant society, and it is our mission to advance the art form of theatre through work that inspires, engages, and entertains the people of our community and beyond.” – Winnipesaukee Playhouse Mission Statement

For additional information on Meredith and some of the great events happening around the Lakes Region, visit www.meredithareachamber.com and www.lakesregion.org. And don’t forget to stop by the Mill Falls at the Lake website, too, at www.millfalls.com.

Carrie Reed
The Mill Falls Blogging Team

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