CAST & PRODUCTION STAFF
Keith Soester, Director
Sharon Rill-Soester, Producer/Costumer
Dan Weidman, Sound
Ryan Beebe, Lighting
DECEMBER 14 at 8pm &
DECEMBER 15 at 3pm
A VERY TOWN AND COUNTRY CHRISTMAS
At St. Cyril's Church, Jamison, Pa.
This musical variety show is a family favorite for the holidays. The annual show features 22 talented actors that will put you in the holiday spirit.
Director Keith Soester and Producer, Sharon Rill-Soester have added several new numbers this year. Audiences can expect “The Grinch,” reindeer tap dancers, and musical favorites from the “Polar Express.” There will be some old favorites as well. You won’t want to miss The Smothers Brothers, played by Joe Perignat and Tom McFarland, or Bing Crosby, played by Keith Soester and the Andrews Sisters, played by Carly Price, Colby Langweiler, and Cali Weinstein. And, of course, Santa and Mrs. Claus will be there too.
A musical by Frank Wildhorn & Nan Knighton
Directed by Mariel Rosati
April 4, 5, 11, 12, 18 and 19 at 8 PM
April 6 and 13 at 3 PM
Foppish British nobleman Sir Percy Blakeney leads a double life as the swashbuckling Scarlet Pimpernel who saves French aristocrats from the revolutionaries' guillotine, in the Frank Wildhorn and Nan Knighton musical version of the Baroness Orczy novel.
Lie, Cheat, and Genuflect
A comedy by Billy VanZandt & Jane Millmore
Directed by Keith Kerns
May 9, 10, 16, 17, 23,and 24 at 8 PM
May 11 and 18 at 3 PM
The Buckle brothers, Billy and Tom, are in big trouble. Tom's infallible eye for slow horses has drained away all of Billy's savings and he has borrowed from loan shark Pizza Face Petrillo, who now wants his money back or else! Involve a stuffy young lawyer, a hard drinking, man hungry housekeeper and a trio of beautiful young women, and you have the recipe for a laugh packed farce of twists, turns, puns and pratfalls as Tom strives mightily to compensate for Billy's "habitual" errors.
The Girls of the
A Comedy by John Patrick
Directed by Ken Weigert
June 13, 14, 20, 21, 27 and 28 at 8 PM
June 15 and 22 at 3 PM
For Rhoda Greenleaf gardening is all and the presidency of the local garden club her highest goal. But standing in her way is the incumbent, Lillybelle, who peppers her speech with French phrases and is a general pain in the neck. How to oust Lillybelle and install herself as president becomes Rhoda's obsession—with husband, children and home all pushed aside as she pursues her own quest. As it has been agreed to have the presidency of the garden club go to whomever wins a first prize in the Flower Show, Rhoda appears to be a shoo-in. But then, as fate would have it, complications arise when Rhoda's plant apparently dies. Laughs abound as the plant miraculously comes back to life and Lillybelle cries foul. The "plant" gives Lillybelle a few choice words; and as the play ends, the "girls" of the garden club are happily joined in a triumphant, stirring rendition of the Garden Club song.
Family musical by Meredith Willson
Directed by Nancy Ridgeway
July 18, 19, 25, 26,
August 1 and 2, at 8 PM
July 19, 20, 26 and 27 at 3 PM
Con man Harold Hill travels to the small town of River City, Iowa to earn his fortune. He decides to convince the town that they need a boys' band and then plans to run away once the boys have paid for instruments and uniforms. He even claims to be a professor of music. His scheme is moving along perfectly until Harold falls in love with the town piano teacher, Marian. Even though she knows that he's a con man, she still loves him for the hope that he brought to the town. Harold, on the other hand, inspired by Marian's goodness, reveals his secrets to the town and becomes an honest man.
Anne of Green Gables
Family play by Sylvia Ashby based on the book by L. M. Montgomery
Directed by John Neuman
August 22, 23, 29, 30,
September 5 and 6 at 8 PM
August 23, 24, 30, 31 and September 6 at 3 PM
A refreshing, contemporary telling of the classic story. Stern Marilla and her warm-hearted brother Matthew hoped to adopt a boy to work on their farm. But the orphanage sends young, befreckled Anne by mistake, and their lives will never be the same. Her warmth and wit affects everyone around her - even, eventually, the cold Marilla! We follow Anne through her rebellious years, her transformation into a young woman, and her romantic pairing with Gilbert. This play has been charming audiences around the world.
The Haunting of Hill House
A play by F. Andrew Leslie
Directed by Alana Caraccio
October 10, 11, 17, 18, 24 and 25
at 8 PM
October 12 and 19 at 3 PM
A chilling and mystifying study in mounting terror in which a small group of "psychically receptive" people are brought together in Hill House, a brooding, mid-Victorian mansion known as a place of evil and "contained ill will." Led by the learned Dr. Montague, who is conducting research in supernatural phenomena, the visitors have come to probe the secrets of the old house and to draw forth the mysterious powers that it is alleged to possess—powers which have brought madness and death to those who have lived there in the past.
Town and Country Players would like to congratulate
the winners of our 2013 Season Raffle Drawing
First Prize: Broadway Show/transportation/money
Susan Train of Warminster
Second Prize: Basket from Doylestown Merchants
Carol Dettman of Doylestown
Third Prize: Chair dedication
Jack Weiss of Bensalem
We are currently trying to raise money to improve the rest room area of the Town & Country Players Theatre. Please CLICK HERE to read more about the rest room renovation fund and view progress of the donation drive.