To celebrate our 30th Anniversary ... we are bringing back an old-time audience favorite. If you're looking for the lure of the Old West, you'll find intrigue when a series of mysterious disappearances ends in murder and romance. Set in a farm kitchen just outside of San Juan Capistrano in 1898, when the wild west show hero Matthew Merriweather, meets the brave and beautiful heir to the Rainbow Ranch - Rainbow Heatherton. Foam rocks will fly at the villainous banker Culver C. Cleaver as he aims to raise some dust. The Audience will tap their toes to tunes such as "I'm So Good at Being Bad!" plus the great San Juan songs they have come to expect here at the Playhouse. Enjoy a cheer-filled finale when Heroes and Villains both get exactly what they deserve. Back on the Main Stage by popular demand. Bring your whole family for a great night of theatre.
Directed by Gary McCarver
This riotously funny Southern-baked comedy follows three cousins, Gaynelle, Peaches and Jimmie Wyvette, as they attempt to throw a family reunion. Things spin hilariously out-of-control when a neighbor's pet devours everything edible, a one-eyed suitor shows up to declare his love, and a shocking, high-stakes wager is made on who can bake the best red velvet cake. As this fast-paced uproarious romp barrels toward its surprising climax, you'll wish your own family reunion was this much fun!
Directed by Gina Treasure
This hilarious comedy is loaded with fun surprises! It’s late 1979 in Terre Haute, Indiana and our young architect, Willum, is celebrating his thirty-fourth birthday. He has an unexpected visit from a fellow ex-GI, Rick Steadman, who he has never met but did save his life during service in Vietnam. Initially Willum is delighted, however, Rick's awkward manner and inappropriate behavior throw the occasion into shambles cause quite the social dilemma.
Directed by Rhonda Goldstein
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time follows the story of Christopher Boone, a teen who is exceptional at Math but finds people and any kind of change confusing. The play opens with Christopher discovering a dead dog in his neighbor’s garden. A fan of Sherlock Holmes, he decides to write a story about the mystery of the dog’s death. His sleuthing uncovers far more secrets than he or any of us expect.
Directed by Leslie Eisner
From the creators of the record-breaking Broadway sensation, The Producers, comes this monster musical comedy. The comedy genius, Mel Brooks, adapts his legendarily funny film into a brilliant stage creation – Young Frankenstein! Grandson of the infamous Victor Frankenstein, Frederick Frankenstein inherits his family's estate in Transylvania. With the help of a hunchbacked sidekick, Igor and a leggy lab assistant, Inga, Frederick finds himself in the mad scientist shoes of his ancestors. "It's alive!" he exclaims as he brings to life a creature to rival his grandfather's. Eventually, of course, the monster escapes and hilarity abounds.
Directed by Dan Blackley
This is the hilarious story of a theatre group trying desperately to put on a play in spite of maddening interference from a haughty author who keeps revising the script. The show starts with a rehearsal of the dreadful show, moves to the near disastrous dress rehearsal, and ends with the actual performance, in which anything that can go wrong, does. When the author decides to give a speech on the state of the modern theatre during the curtain calls, the audience is treated to a madcap climax and a thoroughly hilarious romp. Even the sound effects reap their share of laughter.
Directed by Steve Gomer