Monday, September 12, 2011

SUMMIT PLAYHOUSE ANNOUNCES 2011-2012 SEASON

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MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS
Directed by Jay Mills
Musical Direction by Rich Lovallo
WHEN: November 4, 5, 6, 10, 11, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 2011.
WHERE:
Summit Playhouse, 10 New England Avenue, Summit
TICKETS: $25 for adults and $20 for students (18 and under).
For tickets: visit www.summitplayhouse.org/tickets, or call 908.273.2192

MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS is an adaptation of the movie musical with songs by Hugh Martin and Ralph Blane, and book by Hugh Wheeler. Set in the early 1900’s it is the story of the Smith family and their joys and tribulations in a time when things were simpler—or were they? Humor, love and respect tells the family story enhanced by memorable musical numbers. 

ALL MY SONS
By Arthur Miller
Directed by Sherie Ahlin
WHEN: February 24, 25 and March 1, 2, 3, 4, 8, 9, 10, 2012
WHERE: Summit Playhouse, 10 New England Avenue, Summit
TICKETS: $20 for adults and $15 for students (18 and under).
For tickets: visit www.summitplayhouse.org/tickets, or call 908.273.2192.

ALL MY SONS won the Drama Critic’s Award for Best New Play in 1947. During WWII Joe Keller and Herbert Deever ran a machine shop which made airplane parts. Deever went to prison because the firm turned out defective parts, causing the deaths of many men. Keller went free and made a lot of money. The young Keller son, a pilot, is reported missing during the war. The love affair of Chris Keller and Ann Deever, the bitterness of Deever’s son returned from the war to find his father in prison and his father’s partner free, reaches an electrifying climax.

OVER THE RIVER & THROUGH THE WOODS
By Joe DiPietro
Directed by James Valletti
WHEN: April 27, 28 and May 3, 4, 5, 6, 10, 11, 12, 2012
WHERE: Summit Playhouse, 10 New England Avenue, Summit
TICKETS: $20 for adults and $15 for students (18 and under).
For tickets: visit www.summitplayhouse.org/tickets, or call 908.273.2192.

OVER THE RIVER AND THROUGH THE WOODS is a comedy about a single New Jersey man and his family. Nick is a single, Italian-American guy from NJ. His parents retired to Florida. He sees both sets of grandparents every Sunday for dinner. The dream job he’s been waiting for - marketing executive- would take him away from his beloved, but annoying, grandparents. Thus begins a  series of schemes to keep Nick around. How could he betray his family’s love to move to Seattle for a job? In this delightful and touching comedy they do their level best to make him change his mind.

About the Summit Playhouse
The Playhouse Association was founded in 1918 as a World War I relief organization. Since then, they have mounted over 290 productions, making it one of the oldest continuously operating community theaters in the United States. The Playhouse presents three shows a year: a Fall show in November, a Winter show in February and March, and a Spring show in May. During the summer, Kaleidoscope, our theater for youth, presents a production for — and with! — students. The Playhouse has its own theater, off Springfield Avenue just west of the Summit business district. The old stone part of the building was constructed in 1891 to house Summit's first library.