In 2021, the Phoenicia Playhouse solely staged productions on the porch of their historic c.1887 constructing as a result of pandemic. When 2022 got here alongside, the Playhouse was promoting out exhibits to a supportive out of doors viewers. Now that the 2023 summer time season is upon us, the Phoenicia Playhouse has lastly determined to restart their busy schedule of theater, music, and movie indoors for the primary time since COVID-19.
On the heels of Netflix’s wildly well-liked “Wednesday,” the primary manufacturing slated to hit the stage this season is a musical adaptation of “The Addams Household,” directed by the Playhouse’s inventive director Ovi Vargas. On this musical comedy, the macabre Wednesday Addams falls in love with a standard man. As she tries to maintain her new love a secret, relations begin to discover out, creating an online of lies, till they lastly invite the brand new love curiosity over for dinner. What may go flawed? Discover out for your self by going to Vargas’s adaptation, opening Thursday, June 22, and working Thursdays via Sundays for 3 weeks, with the ultimate present on Sunday, July 9.
Additionally kicking off the season is the Make-A-Play Youth Workshop. This undertaking permits eight to 13-year-olds to hone their performing expertise and showcase their studying with a ultimate manufacturing. The workshop takes place on the playhouse from July 10 via 21, Monday via Friday, 9am to 3pm. The ultimate efficiency will happen on Saturday, July 22 at 11am. Stage-curious youngsters can even have the choice to take part within the Music on the Essential Stage Workshop. An outlet for 9 to 13-year-olds, this program is an end-of-summer sequence, working from August 7 via 19, Monday to Friday, 9am to 3pm. The children’ ultimate live performance will happen Saturday, August 19 at 1pm.
Different one-off summer time occasions embody a July 22 efficiency by native singer Elwood, the One Act Performs by Alan Brooks on July 28 and 29, and a “Love Letters” fundraiser on August 26.
There may be additionally a proposed capital undertaking on the horizon. The Shandaken Theatrical Society, the nonprofit group run by the Phoenicia Playhouse, is about to get federal grants towards their $1 million growth undertaking and restoration plan. This growth won’t have an effect on the summer time 2023 schedule of occasions.