Announcing the 2016/17 Season at The Lake Worth Playhouse!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 12, 2016
PRESS CONTACT
Lake Worth Playhouse
Nicole Laing
Announcing the 2016/17 Season at The Lake Worth Playhouse!
Rock Of Ages 
July 7-24, 2016 $23-$38
Dinner & A Show July 7 at Paradiso $72
SYNOPSIS
Featuring music by Bon Jovi, Styx, Journey and Whitesnake, Rock of Ages tells the story of aspiring rock star Drew and small-town girl Sherri as they work in one of the Sunset Strips last legendary rock and roll venues. But the rock and roll fairy-tale is about to end, can Drew, Sherri and the gang of crazy characters save the strip and themselves before it’s too late?  Join us as we revisit the 1980’s. Written by Chris D’Arienzo and nominated for five Tony Awards, this musical brings back the 1980’s, when Aqua Net, Lycra, lace and liquor flowed freely.
Urinetown – The Musical
October 6-23, 2016 $23-$38
Dinner & A Show October 6 at Paradiso $72
SYNOPSIS
Winner of three Tony Awards this hilariously funny and touchingly honest musical written by Mark Hollmann and Greg Kotis is a satire of the legal system and a love letter to musical theatre itself!  Urinetown provides a fresh perspective of one of America’s greatest art forms. In a Gotham like city, a terrible water shortage, caused by a 20-year drought has led to a ban on private toilets. The citizens must use public amenities, regulated by a single malevolent company that profits by charging admission for one of humanity’s most basic needs.  Amid the people, a hero decides he’s had enough and plans a revolution to lead them all to freedom.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Death by Design
November 17- December 4, 2016 $23-$38
Dinner & A Show November 17 at Brogues $60
SYNOPSIS
What happens when you mix the brilliant wit of Noel Coward with the intricate plotting of Agatha Christie? Set during a weekend in an English country manor in 1932, Death by Design is a delightful and mysterious “mash-up” of two of the greatest English writers of all time. Edward Bennett, a playwright, and his wife Sorel Bennett, an actress, flee London and head to Cookham after a disastrous opening night. But various guests arrive unexpectedly – a conservative politician, a fiery socialist, a nearsighted ingenue, a zany modern dancer – each with a long-held secret. When one of the guests is murdered, it’s left to Bridgit, the feisty Irish maid with a macabre interest in homicide, to solve the crime. Death by Design is more than homage – it’s a new classic.
Evita
January 19 – February 5, 2017 $23-$38
Dinner & A Show January 19 at Paradiso $72
SYNOPSIS
Winner of seven Tony Awards, this compelling and captivating mega-musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice tells the story of the life of Argentina’s infamous Eva Peron as she climbed her way up the ladder of success to share the power of her country’s leader, General Juan Peron. After finding success with Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and Jesus Christ Superstar, Webber and Rice tell this fascinating story entirely through song and dance. EVITA started as a double album but found its way to the stage first in London then New York. EVITA is one of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s most successful musicals.
The Sugar Bean Sisters
March 2-19, 2017 $23-$38
Dinner & A Show March 2 at Brogues $60
SYNOPSIS
A Southern Gothic comedy written by Nathan Sanders tells the story of romance, murder and alien abduction and the Nettle sisters determination to escape spinsterhood—Willie Mae by going to Salt Lake and finding a good Mormon husband and Faye by hopping on the spaceship when the “space people” return for another visit. A strange bird-like woman suddenly appears out of the darkness and cane fields of Buster Swamp, setting in motion a chain of extraordinary events. Lies begin to unravel and the truth is revealed as the Sugar Bean Sisters hatch a diabolical plot in search of happiness.
They’re Playing Our Song
April 13-30, 2017 $23-$38
Dinner & A Show April 13 at Couco Pazzo $60
SYNOPSIS
This musical is a delightful collaboration between theater icons Neil Simon and Marvin Hamlish along with Oscar winner Carole Bayer Sager. This funny romantic musical about an established composer and his relationship with an aspiring young female lyricist will have you cheering them on from their first meeting to hearing their hit song played for the first time on the radio…and of course there’s a happy ending.
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ABOUT LAKE WORTH PLAYHOUSE     
Lake Worth Playhouse is located at 713 Lake Ave in Downtown Lake Worth.  Valet Parking is available for $5. Street and lot parking is also available.
Lake Worth Playhouse is a non-profit community theatre with a diverse array of offerings, including award-winning dramas, comedies, musicals, area premieres, Broadway favorites, children’s shows, ballets and operas on film, live concerts, improv comedy and alternative programming. In addition to its main stage theatrical fare, the Playhouse presents year-round independent and foreign films in the Stonzek Theatre, an intimate black-box style theatre equipped with a large viewing screen and high-definition projection. The Playhouse is proud to offer a variety of educational programs for adults and children, as well as community outreach initiatives that bring cultural programs into the neighborhoods of underserved youth and also make theatre available free of charge for disadvantaged citizens in the community.
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