Part of the Family Entertainment Series
The Playhouse in The Park Series continues with a partnership between Springfield Township, The Wyoming Fine Arts Center and Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park with additional support from a Target Community Arts Programming Grant.
Playhouse in the Park is a professional regional theater company committed to producing and presenting for diverse audiences the broadest range of theater. Their mission is accomplished through works of the highest caliber produced on stage and through their outreach programs.
The Playhouse Tour is made possible by generous support from the Arlene Meyer Education Fund, Robert and Adele Schiff Family Foundation, and Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc. Springfield Township will be a host site for three of their outreach programs and we are happy to announce that each family production will be brought to you free of charge!
All shows will take place in the Grove Banquet Hall, 9158 Winton Road - behind the Senior/Community Center. Seating will be first come, first serve with space on the floor for kids to sit. Registration is not required for any show. A pre-show and a healthy snack will be provided at each event! Admission is free. Donations will benefit the Springfield Township Arts & Enrichment Council and the Wyoming Fine Arts Center.
2012-2013 Show Schedule
Event sponsors include:
November 2, 2012 at 7:00 p.m.
by Y York
produced by special arrangement with the dramatic Publishing Company of Woodstock Illinois.
recommended for ages 7 and up
Jonathan loves sports and hanging out with his close circle of friends. When he is sidelined by an injury that leaves him temporarily blinded, the only classmate brave enough to visit him in the hospital is Hilda, a quirky loner. Her amusing letters and relentless encouragement help him heal, while teaching him valuable lessons about the importance of looking beyond appearances. When Jonathan returns to school and turns his back on Hilda, they both learn about true friendship in this funny and moving play.
February 8, 2013 at 7:00 p.m.
THE TRAVELING JEKYLL & HYDE SHOW
by Russell Davis
recommended for ages 11 and up
This high comedy deconstructs the themes of Stevenson’s classic horror novel using verbal wit, slapstick and clowning. A tiny touring theatre company attempts to tell the story of the infamous scientist who learns to split his good from his evil side; however they are sabotaged at every step by the director who suffers from his own inability to keep his morality straight. The three women in the company slowly take control of the story as they learn to take control of their lives.
PLEASE NOTE: This play is not a literal telling of the original novel, although it references its plot and characters, touches on its themes and is very, very funny.
April 19, 2013 - TONIGHT'S PERFORMANCE CANCELLED DUE TO ACTOR'S INJURY. RESCHEDULED DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED.
Go, Dog. Go!
adapted by Allison Gregory and Steven Dietz
adapted from the book Go, Dog. Go! by P.D. Eastman
copyright © 1961 by P.D. Eastman
copyright © renewed 1968 by Mary L. Eastman. All rights reserved.
music composed by Michael Koerner.
“Do you Like My Hat?” lyrics by Michael Koerner
produced by arrangement with Plays for Young Audiences
recommended for ages 5 and up
P.D. Eastman’s classic children’s book comes to life on stage in an exploration of movement, color and space. The dogs delve into life with gusto, creating a visual spectacle for the audience to feast upon. They snorkel. They howl at the moon. They ride a ferris wheel. They sing and dance and climb trees. This is a rollicking free-for-all of chicanine-ery. A big and little musical world of doggy fun. Like a pop-up book that comes to life – and never stops.
“With its gentle, bouncy humor and familiar situations, Go, Dog. Go! would make a fitting introduction to theater for even the youngest children, and has enough sly wit to satisfy older children and parents.” –The Columbus Dispatch
Pre-Show at 7:00p.m. by Cincinnati Dance and Movement Center