Winnipesaukee Playhouse Set for an Outstanding Summer Season

Winni_Night_RenderingsmThe Winnipesaukee Playhouse is gearing up for an amazing third season at its visionary campus in Meredith, NH, where the well-respected non-profit organization plans to offer its professional summer lineup, as well as educational programs, youth camps, and community productions for Lakes Region locals and visitors alike!

This will be the organization’s twelfth summer, and third in its new location in Meredith. The Playhouse’s biggest company ever is now rehearsing for their six-show professional season, which begins this coming Wednesday with Jesus Christ Superstar by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice. The show runs June 17th – 27th, and is a modern interpretation of the rock classic.

The rest of the summer lineup includes Red by John Logan, Table Manners by Alan Ayckbourn, Lost in Yonkers by Neil Simon, Accidental Death of an Anarchist by Dario Fo, Adapted by Ed Emery, and Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by David Edgar. Performances for all shows are Mondays through Saturdays at 7:30pm, with matinees on the first Thursdays and Mondays at 2:00pm.

Mondays are “Make a Difference Mondays” for the entire summer. 15% of ticket sales from each Monday evening performance will be donated to the non-profit chosen for that production. The Winnipesaukee Playhouse encourages you to purchase tickets for Monday evenings to support these great causes:

  • For Jesus Christ Superstar, Monday June 22nd at 7:30: Gilford Parents of Performing Students. We couldn’t be more delighted to support the next generation of performing artists.
  • For Red, Monday July 6th at 7:30: Standup Laconia. This non-profit aims to educate, prevent, and treat substance misuse in the Lakes Region.
  • For Table Manners, Monday July 20th at 7:30: Hands Across the Table. HATT provides a free weekly hot meal in Laconia and serves 120-150 guests each week with the help of local churches, businesses, and volunteers.
  • For Lost in Yonkers, Monday August 3rd at 7:30: Veterans Count – a program of Easter Seals. This organization provides critical and timely financial assistance and services when no other resource is available to veterans, service members, and their families.
  • For Accidental Death of an Anarchist, Monday August 17th at 7:30: Franklin Animal Shelter. This local non-profit provides a safe and temporary refuge, while working to find loving homes, for abandoned and unwanted cats and dogs.
  • For Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Monday August 31st at 7:30: New Hampshire Audubon. The statewide organization protects New Hampshire’s environment for wildlife and people.

Continuing their partnership with Magic Foods Catering, The Winnipesaukee Playhouse will offer patrons the opportunity to order light dinners before each show at their concession stand with a selection of soups, salads, sandwiches, beer, wine, and desserts. Dinners can be enjoyed on the deck or in the tented picnic area.

On selected nights, the Winnipesaukee Playhouse has free pre-show entertainment on the outdoor stage. Many guests like to come early, purchase dinner, and enjoy it listening to musicians or whatever act is scheduled outside. The Playhouse campus also features a small nature trail off the back deck, and it only takes about 5 – 10 minutes to walk the loop.

For more information, to purchase show tickets, or to contribute to the ongoing efforts to bring an amazing theatre experience to the Lakes Region, please visit the Winnipesaukee Playhouse website at www.winnipesaukeeplayhouse.org.

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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