In 2021, the Phoenicia Playhouse solely staged productions on the porch of their historic c.1887 constructing because of the pandemic. When 2022 got here alongside, the Playhouse was promoting out exhibits to a supportive outside 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 traditional man. As she tries to maintain her new love a secret, members of the family begin to discover out, creating an online of lies, till they lastly invite the brand new love curiosity over for dinner. What may go fallacious? Discover out for your self by going to Vargas’s adaptation, opening Thursday, June 22, and working Thursdays by means of 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 abilities and showcase their studying with a closing manufacturing. The workshop takes place on the playhouse from July 10 by means of 21, Monday by means of Friday, 9am to 3pm. The ultimate efficiency will happen on Saturday, July 22 at 11am. Stage-curious youngsters may also have the choice to take part within the Music on the Fundamental Stage Workshop. An outlet for 9 to 13-year-olds, this program is an end-of-summer collection, working from August 7 by means of 19, Monday to Friday, 9am to 3pm. The youngsters’ closing 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’s 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 enlargement undertaking and restoration plan. This enlargement is not going to have an effect on the summer time 2023 schedule of occasions.