"I laughed start to finish at one comic surprise after another." —The New Yorker.
Winner of two Obie Awards and two Outer Critics Circle Awards as Best New American Play and Best Off-Broadway Production, The Foreigner is an inspired comic romp that demonstrates what can happen when a group of devious characters must deal with a stranger who (they think) knows no English.
The scene is a fishing lodge in rural Georgia that is visited by a “Froggy” Leseur and his friend, a pathologically shy young man named Charlie who is overcome with fear at the thought of making conversation with strangers. So "Froggy," before departing, tells all assembled that Charlie is from an exotic foreign country and speaks no English. Once alone, the fun really begins as many damaging revelations are made with the thought that Charlie doesn't understand a word being said. These fuel the nonstop hilarity of the play and set up the wildly funny climax in which things go uproariously awry for the "bad guys," and the "good guys" emerge triumphant.
The Music Man
There’s trouble in River City when a fast-talking salesman gets his heart stolen by the town librarian. Funny, warm, romantic, and touching, The Music Man is family entertainment at its best. Meredith Willson's six-time, Tony Award-winning musical comedy has been entertaining audiences since 1957.
The Music Man follows traveling salesman, Harold Hill, as he cons the people of River City, Iowa, into buying instruments and uniforms for a boys' band that he vows to organize – this, despite the fact that he doesn't know a trombone from a treble clef. His plans to skip town with the cash are foiled when he falls for Marian, the librarian, who transforms him into a respectable citizen by curtain's fall.
This award-winning, critically acclaimed Broadway classic is an all-American institution, thanks to is quirky characters, charmingly predictable dramatic situations, and one-of-a-kind, nostalgic score of rousing marches, barbershop quartets, and sentimental ballads, which have become popular standards. Returning to our stage for the first time in 15 years, you won’t want to miss this family-friendly story to be shared with every generation.
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
One of the most enduring shows of all time, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is a reimagining of the Biblical story of Joseph, his father Jacob, eleven brothers and the coat of many colors.
After being sold into slavery by his brothers, Joseph begins working for the Egyptian noble Potiphar, but ends up in jail after refusing the advances of Potiphar’s wife. While imprisoned, Joseph discovers his ability to interpret dreams, and he soon finds himself in front of the mighty but troubled, Elvis-inspired, Pharaoh. Joseph’s solution to Egypt’s famine elevates him to Pharaoh’s right-hand man and reunites him with his family.
The magical musical is full of catchy songs in a variety of styles, from a parody of French ballads, to country-western, and calypso, along with the unforgettable classics like “Any Dream Will Do” and “Close Every Door.”
Get your tickets today to enjoy this irresistible classic that has been performed on The Playmill stage more than any other show!