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CMU: Exit, Pursued
by a Bear
CMU: Nothin But a Good Time Nunsense!
this production runs on two consecutive weekends
Walk the Beat
White Lake Area
   
An Evening with
Peter Yarrow
The Foursome Til Beth Do Us Part

 

 

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News from The Playhouse

The Summer Theatre Festival Production Team 

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Hospitality for the Summer Theatre Festival 2024 is kindly underwritten by the Gnarly Heifer

 

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The Summer Theatre Festival 2024 is kindly underwritten by the Michigan Arts and Cultural Council


With additional support from the White Lake Community Fund

 

 

CMU Double Show Weekend

CMU Double Show WeekendExit, Pursued by a Bear

A dark comedy by Lauren Gunderson

Directed by Keeley Stanley-Bohn

Friday, July 12 at 7:30pm

 

With the help of her friend Simon, a stripper named Sweetheart, and the words of The Bard, Nan tapes her abusive ex-husband, Kyle, to a chair and forces him to watch as they re-enact scenes from their painful past.

 

Nothin’ But a Good Time

An 80s Revue Created by Elaine DiFalco Daugherty, Mina Son, & Heather Trommer-Beardslee

Saturday, July 13 at 7:30pm

 

Nothin' But a Good Time

 

 

Get out the hairspray and leg warmers and join us for this nostalgia-fueled music and dance journey through the 1980s with songs like: True Colors, Man in the Mirror, and I Love Rock ’N’ Roll.

We promise you nothin’ but a GOOD TIME!

 

 

 

 

 



CMU Double Show weekend is kindly underwritten by Eastbrook Homes

 

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NunsenseNunsense!

A Musical by Dan Goggin

Directed by Erin Sharpe

Two Weekends

Evening Performances
July 19, 20, 26, 27
at 7:30 pm

Matinee Performances
July 21, 27 and 28
at 2:00 pm

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Nunsense! begins when the Little Sisters of Hoboken discover that their cook, Sister Julia, Child of God, has accidentally poisoned 52 of the sisters, and they are in dire need of funds for the burials. The sisters decide that the best way to raise the money is to put on a variety show, so they take over the school auditorium, which is currently set up for the eighth grade production of Grease. Here we meet Reverend Mother Regina, a former circus performer; Sister Mary Hubert, the Mistress of Novices; a streetwise nun from Brooklyn named Sister Robert Anne; Sister Mary Leo, a novice who is a wannabe ballerina; and the delightfully wacky Sister Mary Amnesia, the nun who lost her memory when a crucifix fell on her head. Featuring star turns, tap and ballet dancing, an audience quiz, and comic surprises, this show has become an international phenomenon.

Nunsense! is kindly underwritten by Frank and Susan Bednarek, Jan and Laura Deur, Tom and Lynne Spencer, Anne Dake, Ed DeJong, and Diane Van Wesup

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Walk the BeatWalk the Beat—White Lake Area

July 20
   1:00 to 5:00 pm (music festival)

Join your friends, family, and neighbors for the Third Annual Walk the Beat—White Lake Area Music Festival. There will be 19 different Venues in Whitehall and Montague, with a total of 40 Musical Acts. Walk the Beat will have a single Grand Prize Raffle with three prizes totaling $5,000 plus $4,000 in FREE Door Prizes.

The Playhouse will be one of the venues featuring Karen and Eric Smith and Tommy Foster and Justin Avdek.

Come by and listen to some great music, enter to win fabulous door prizes, and buy your raffle tickets. The Playhouse keeps 50% of all raffle ticket sales, so your purchases help support your community theatre!

 

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Peter YarrowAn Evening with the Legendary Peter Yarrow

Saturday, August 3

7:30 pm

 

This concert has been rescheduled to November 2, 2024 (this link jumps to the November listing)

Please read the statement from Beth Beaman, Managing Director (this link opens a PDF of the letter sent to patrons about the reschduling)

A concert by Pete Yarrow, today, is exciting, moving, and also entertaining, but it is also an event that follows in the tradition of his early mentors, The Weavers and Pete Seeger. Peter intentionally uses his music to create a community of acceptance from the stage, an “oasis of peace” as he calls it. His gift for songwriting has produced some of the most poignant songs Peter, Paul & Mary have recorded, including Puff, the Magic Dragon, Day is Done, Light One Candle, and The Great Mandala. As a member of the renowned musical trio, he has earned many gold and platinum albums, and has been awarded and nominated for numerous Grammys.

“We’re part of a long train ride,” is the way Peter Yarrow visualizes the many events that have highlighted a career spanning more than five decades. With characteristic care, Yarrow places the success he’s had within a greater context, seeing his accomplishments as part of a tradition, to be credited as his inspiration and carried on. “When I was in high school,” he recalls, “I heard The Weavers at Carnegie Hall singing songs like If I Had a Hammer, Follow The Drinking Gourd, and Wasn’t That a Time. I was stunned by the extraordinary effect that music of conscience can have on people, particularly when they sing songs of conscience together.” That lesson launched Peter on a lifelong journey that is now, perhaps, in its most vital phase.

Joining Peter will be Libby Glover and David Tamulevich performing as a duo Michigan’s own, Mustard’s Retreat. Their performances are always joyful and uplifting, as well as intelligent, thought provoking and insightful. They’ve recently begun referring to their career and touring as “Defiantly Hopeful.” In part due to their long career, but more as a statement about what the music has meant to them. “Folk music is, at its heart, defiantly hopeful!” Tamulevich says. “We came of age in the 60s, at the confluence of Pete Seeger, Peter, Paul & Mary, Bob Dylan, and the singer/songwriter revolution. We care much more about what we do and stand for and finding that common ground with our audiences, than fame or money: this is our community of choice, and we consider ourselves so fortunate to be here.”

 

An Evening with Peter Yarrow is kindly underwritten by the Delmar and Audria M. Olson Family Foundation

 

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The FoursomeThe Foursome

By Norm Foster

Directed by Trudi Kitchka

Evening Perfornances
August 9 and 10
at 7:30 pm

Matinee Performances
August 10 and 11
at 2:00 pm

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Rick, Ted, Donnie, and Cameron are home for their fifteen-year college reunion; a great time to go out for a game of golf and catch up on each other’s lives. Unlike their college days, the conversation doesn’t include talk of beer and final exams, but of colonoscopies, home-security systems, alcoholism, Buddhism, and more.

 


The Foursome is kindly underwritten by the White Lake Area Chamber of Commerce

 

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Til Beth Do Us PartTil Beth Do Us Part

By Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, and Jamie Wooten

Directed by Debra Freeberg

Evening Performances
August 16 and 17
at 7:30pm

Matinee Performances
August 17 and 18
at 2:00pm

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Til Beth Do Us Part is a hilarious comedy about marriage, careers, and someone coming in between. The play tells the story of Suzannah and Gibby Hayden, an empty-nest married couple. While Gibby is seemingly content with his gig as a local TV weatherman, his wife is wanting to finally develop her career. Struggling with her increased workload and her husband Gibby’s inability to help with basic household chores, Suzannah employs a personal assistant at the recommendation of her good friend. Beth’s southern charm and ability to organize everything is almost too good to be true—and that’s when the drama begins to unfold.

 

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