Spend the Holidays at Lake Worth Playhouse!

COMING SOON TO THE LAKE WORTH PLAYHOUSE!

Jean Shepherd’s Comedy, A Christmas Story

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Jean Shepherd’s Comedy, A Christmas Story
November 16-December 3, 2017
$23-$38
SYNOPSIS
Adapted by Phillip Grecian
Presented by special arrangment with
The Dramatic Publishing Company, Woodstock, Illinois
He’s back! One boy. One holiday wish. And a world that seems to be conspiring to make it certain it doesn’t come true. Join us as in all its pink-bunny-suit, glowing-leg-lamp, triple-dog-daring glory. This is a perfect holiday treat for the whole family.
Schedule:
  • Preview Night is Thursday, November 16, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. ($23 & $27)
  • Opening Night is Friday, November 17, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. ($38 – includes Opening Night Elegance)
  • Evening and Matinee Performances will run November 18-December 3, 2017 at 8pm and 2pm. ($29 & $35)
  • Dinner & Show Night is November 16 and includes a 6:00 p.m. pre-show dinner at Brogues prior to the 8:00 p.m. performance.The all-inclusive dinner/show package price is $60 and includes a three-course meal and premium seats for the preview performance.
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ALSO AT THE LAKE WORTH PLAYHOUSE:

 
Divas Holiday Party
December 8, 2017 | $15
8:00pm
Take a moment to enjoy yourself during the Holidays! Join our favorite Queens as your favorite Holiday Divas-‘frolicking, up-town, New York style!! Including Songs, Skits & a Comically good time! Buy your tickets early…tickets sell out fast!
Featuring Lupita Hollywood, Sharde Ross, Dayzee Deluxx, Melissa Saint John, Roxi Devine and Pepper Monroe.

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It’s a Wonderful Life: The Radio Play
Adults $25 | Kids 12 and under $15
Saturday, December 9 at 7pm
Sunday, December 10 at 2pm
The Lake Worth Playhouse rings in the Holiday Season with the Lux Radio Theatre version of the holiday classic It’s A Wonderful Life. This adapted version of the classic holiday film will be brought to life on our stage complete with live sound effects. Travel back in time with us to the golden age of radio drama as we tell this Christmas tale of George Bailey and his journey of discovery as to what makes a truly wonderful life.
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ABOUT LAKE WORTH PLAYHOUSE
Lake Worth Playhouse is located at 713 Lake Ave in Downtown Lake Worth.  Valet Parking is $5 (when available). 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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CALL TO AUDITION: PAINT YOUR WAGON

PaintYourWagon

PAINT YOUR WAGON
Director: Daniel Eilola
Music Director: Roger Blankenship
Choreographer: Katie Petronio

Synopsis:
In California in May 1853, Ben Rumson strikes gold and establishes a community in his own name. The show follows the progress of the town as hundreds of men come to dig for gold. But there’s a problem, the town has no women! That is soon remedied and the town competes for the affections of too few women. Filled with gorgeous standards such as “They Call the Wind Maria,” “I Talk to the Trees,” and “Wand’rin’ Star,” Paint Your Wagon is Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe’s sweepingly ambitious and surprisingly realistic take on freedom and family, in the Gold Rush-happy America of 1853.

Audition Dates:
November 6th & 7th, 7pm at the Lake Worth Playhouse

Possible callbacks on November 8th. No appointment necessary
Please prepare 16 bars of a song in the style of the show. Bring sheet music in your key; an accompanist will be provided. A CD with an accompaniment-only track is also acceptable, provided it is edited and cued correctly. No acappella auditions. Please also wear or bring comfortable attire, as all auditioners will be required to move.

Performance Dates:
January 18th – February 4th, 2018 on the main stage

Roles available:

Ben Rumson (Baritone) An affable, middle aged man, he is Mayor of Rumson Town, Judge, Land Commissioner, and County Clerk of Rumson Town. A Gold miner of long experience, also the father of Jennifer.

Jennifer Rumson (Alto, 18 – 25) The young daughter of Ben. Quite a tomboy at first, she develops into a sophisticated young woman. She is in love with Julio.

Julio Valveras (Tenor, mid-twenties) an ambitious miner of Mexican heritage. He is a kind and sensitive  dreamer who is in love with Jennifer.

Steve Bullnack (Baritone) Rough and rugged gold miner.

Jake Whippany (Baritone) A miner, about 30 with a touch of boyishness about him. He plays the banjo. Jake becomes the proprietor of “Jakes Palace”, a gaudy music hall.

Elizabeth Woodling (Mezzo-Soprano) A wife of Jacob, about 30. She’s not very bright.

Sarah Woodling (Mezzo-Soprano) Another wife of Jacob, about 30. Smug and patronizing.

Jacob Woodling (Baritone) A large monotonous fellow in his mid-30’s.

Sandy Twist (Baritone) A miner in his early 40’s, he appears pinched and bespectacled.

Edgar Crocker  (Baritone) A miner, a Cockney in his late 30’s. A “dandy” who makes an effort to appear a fastidious gent.

Reuben Sloan – A miner, shaggy and grimy. He is the town crook.

Samuel Trumbull – A miner, he becomes the owner/operator of the Rumson Town General Store.

Cherry Jourdel – French organizer of the Fandango Girls. She is Jake’s friend.

Mike Mooney – A miner, he is a young Irishman with a very thick Brogue.

Ensemble members – 6 females, eight males to play town inhabitants, miners and Fandango girls

Please contact Interim Artistic Director Daniel Eilola if additional info is needed at daniel@lakeworthplayhouse.org

We Love You Conrad!

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Opening Weekend of Bye Bye Birdie was a hit
at the Lake Worth Playhouse!

Take a look at what people are saying!

What a wonderful, fun show this is. We sure enjoy all the wonderful, amazing talent. You guys are the bomb. -Cheryl M.
 
Bye Bye Birdie was amazing! -Stacy A.
 
5 stars. Wonderful production! Kudos to all involved, so much talent -Heidi B.
 
Absolutely fantastic show… we were at preview night last night…. Standing O’….congrats!!!
– Debra P
Don’t miss out on this  send-up of the 1960’s small –town America, teenagers and rock & roll!! Bye Bye Birdie will take you back to the days of Ed Sullivan and everyone’s teenage
heartthrob. Conrad has been drafted and one lucky girl gets to kiss him goodbye on live TV. Featuring high energy songs and dances and all American fun. You’ll leave humming,

“We Love You Conrad!”

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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.

Call For Entries: 7th Annual L-Dub Film Festival

2017 L-DUB FILM FESTIVAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
The seventh-annual L-DUB Film Festival is now accepting submissions. Deadline is September 11, 2017.
L-DUB Film Festival is looking for an innovative selection across a variety of genres from music videos, shorts and documentaries to full length features.
Our mission is to celebrate the art of filmmaking, provide industry collaboration opportunities and outlets for filmmakers to present their work and gain recognition from their peers, the public and industry professionals.
OUR FESTIVAL DIRECTOR: Charlie Birnbaum is also the Film Program Director at the Lake Worth Playhouse and manager of the Stonzek Theatre. Charlie began as a movie impresario in college and founded Barnard Zooprax, a group that screened new foreign films and American classics twice a week.for 30 years. He also produced and directed 2 16mm short films thankfully lost to posterity. He currently ensures that the residents fo Palm Beach countny have access to the best of indie films and sells popcorn.
Dates: September 22-24, 2014
Location: Lake Worth Playhouse Stonzek Theatre
713 Lake Ave, Lake Worth, FL 33460
Entries must be received no later than September 11, 2017.
 
Proposed  2017 LINE UP:
A FILMMAKER RECEPTION:
Reception will be held in the rehearsal facility next to the Stonzek Theatre on Friday, September 22, 2017 at 7pm. Appetizers and refreshments will be provided.  This space will provide the filmmakers with a meeting workshop space throughout the festival. We want to provide a unique opportunity for young and seasoned artists to socialize, network and interact with other local filmmakers in a relaxed environment that caters to fostering new relationships, establishing business connections, deal making, engaging in creative discussions and learning from other professionals in the industry.
THE AWARDS CEREMONY/WRAP PARTY will be held Sunday, September 24th.  Jury awards will be given for Best Feature, Best Documentary, Best Short, Best Music Video, Best Student Film and others.
THE L-DUB WORKSHOPS:
As in our previous years we have offered free workshops to filmmakers and participants throughout the festival run to provide insights into the craft and business of filmmaking. Proposed workshops include the following:

1.  Actors Workshop

2.  RED 1 Camera Workshop
3.  “How to get THE PART” – Auditioning 101 Workshop
4.  Self-Marketing & Distribution Workshop
5.  Quad copter photography
AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD CATEGORIES INCLUDE:
  • Best Foreign Film (English Subtitles are required when applicable)
  • Best Feature
  • Best Documentary
  • Best Short
  • Best Music Video
  • Best Student Film
ENTRY DETAILS:
Dates: September 22- 24 2017
Location: Lake Worth Playhouse Stonzek Theatre
713 Lake Ave, Lake Worth, FL 33460
SUBMIT ALL ENTRIES VIA:  
SEND INQUIRES TO:
L-DUB Film Festival Director
Charlie Birnbaum
Lake Worth Playhouse
713 Lake Ave
Lake Worth, FL 33460
E-mail: ldubfilmfestival@lakeworthplayhouse.org
 
ENTRIES MUST INCLUDE:
Submissions are made through:
Entry Fees: All films 30 minutes or less TRT require a $20 entry fee.  All films longer than 30 minutes       TRT require a $30 entry fee.  Payments may be made by check or money order and MUST be made payable to: Lake Worth Playhouse.
Entry fees are non-refundable.
Any submission including foreign languages spoken must be sub-titled in English.
Exhibition copies of your film on DVD or BluRay. Or other digital Media will not be returned at the end of the festival. However, if you are attending your screening, you may sign for and take your film with you at the conclusion of your showcase.
NOTE: No trailers or FBI warnings on exhibition copies.
Trailers submitted on separate discs are encouraged but are not required.
The Lake Worth Playhouse is home to Palm Beach County’s premiere venue for independent films. The Stonzek Studio Theatre is an intimate, black-box style theatre equipped with an extra-large viewing screen and high-definition projection. Showing indie and foreign films daily, year-round, The Stonzek Studio Theatre is located in downtown Lake Worth, on the south side of Lake Avenue, two blocks east of Dixie Highway. Free, well-lit parking on Lake Avenue and surrounding side streets, and free parking is also available in public lots located behind the Playhouse.

NOW HIRING: Part-Time Box Office Sales Associate:

Responsibilities:

  • Responsibilities include: phone, internet and in-house ticket sales for a local community theatre in Lake Worth, Florida.
  • Assist in the implementation of company marketing materials as needed.
  • Assist box office manager with daily reports including all cash and credit card transactions.
  • Adheres to all company policies, procedures and business ethics codes and ensures that they are communicated and implemented within the team.

Relationships and Roles:

Internal / External Cooperation

  • Maintain contact with all to ensure high levels of Client Satisfaction.
  • Demonstrate ability to interact and cooperate with all company employees.
  • Build trust, value others, communicate effectively, drive execution, foster innovation, focus on the customer, collaborate with others, solve problems creatively and demonstrate high integrity.
  • Maintain professional internal and external relationships that meet company core values.
  • Proactively establish and maintain effective working team relationships with all support departments.

Job Specifications:

  • 2-5 years of experience in sales. Knowledge of theatre industry preferred but not required.
  • Computer experience a must and should be familiar with excel and word.
  • Available for shift work (at least 6 hours per shift). Hours are 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and 4 p.m. -10 p.m.
  • Able to be on your feet, bend and lift 20 lbs.

Please email or call Judith at judith@lakeworthplayhouse.org or 561-586-6169 ext. 214.

Calling All Artists! L-Dub Film Festival Poster Contest!

The Lake Worth Playhouse 

is happy to announce a poster design contest for our  

Annual L-Dub Film Festival held at our Stonzek Theatre! 

Each year, our L-Dub Film Festival features a variety of film genres from music videos, shorts and documentaries to full length features. Our mission is to celebrate the art of filmmaking, provide industry collaboration opportunities for emerging filmmakers and outlets for filmmakers to present their work and gain recognition from their peers, the public and industry professionals. The film festival schedule includes a filmmaker reception, a meet and greet, an awards ceremony,  as well as workshops and screenings.
We are seeking a poster that is graphically attractive, original and unique to the artist. The artwork should be at least 24″ x 36″ in dimension at 300dpi. The poster will be displayed in the Stonzek Theatre, used in marketing and advertising, and posted on social media and our website, and included on the event program. Any style will be accepted as we are an indie film house and appreciate ALL forms of art. The only requirement (besides the dimensions) is that it needs to be printable as a poster.
Please submit your artwork to our Marketing Director, Nicole Laing: nicole@lakeworthplayhouse.org by September 8th, 2017. A low res jpg can be emailed as the submission and if chosen, you will be required to send high resolution, editable artwork (.psd, .eps. .tiff). (Text must be editable so we can change the date information in following years.)
The winner will be announced at this year’s L-Dub Film Festival taking place September 22nd through September 24th, 2017 and will have their work be the official new look of next years’ festival.
If you have any questions, please email nicole@lakeworthplayhouse.org.

Good Luck, and we look forward to seeing
what you create!

OUR CURRENT POSTER:

SAVE THE DATE: AUDITIONS FOR THE 2017/18 SEASON

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LOBBY HERO 
by Kenneth Lonergan (Black Box Series Production)
Director: Debi Marcucci
Stage Manager: Carley Knoerr

Synopsis:
When Jeff, a luckless young security guard, is drawn into a local murder investigation, loyalties are strained to the breaking point. As Jeff’s tightly wound supervisor is called to bear witness against his troubled brother, and an attractive rookie cop finds she must stand up to her seasoned partner, truth becomes elusive and justice proves costly.
Audition Dates:
August 2nd and 3rd at 7pm at the Lake Worth Playhouse
Performance Dates: 
October 26th – November 5th, 2017 in the Stonzek Studio Theatre
BYE BYE BIRDIE
Director: Erin Pittleman
Music Director: Ed Kolcz
Choreographer: Kasandra Meiler
 
Synopsis:
It’s the late 1950s and teenagers from across the United States are going crazy for the handsome rock star, Conrad Birdie. Meanwhile, his manager, Albert Peterson, is going into debt and has staked his financial future on Conrad’s success. Albert’s secretary, Rosie, is increasingly frustrated with the time and money Albert is losing on his project. Disaster strikes when Conrad receives a draft notice to join the military. Thus, Albert attempts to stage a farewell party for Conrad in which he is to kiss one lucky fan on the Ed Sullivan Show before he leaves for the army. Kim MacAfee, from Sweet Apple, Ohio, is the lucky girl chosen to be kissed.
Audition Dates:
August 14th and 15th at 7pm, possible callbacks August 16th at 7pm at the Lake Worth Playhouse. No appointment necessary.
Performance Dates:
October 12th – 29th, 2017 on the main stage
A CHRISTMAS STORY
by Jean Sheperd. Adapted for the stage by Philip Grecian.
Director: Leanna Oliveira
Synopsis:
Based on the motion picture A Christmas Story written by Jean Shepherd, Leigh Brown and Bob Clark; and on the book In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash by Jean Shepherd. Humorist Jean Shepherd’s memoir of growing up in the midwest in the 1940s follows 9-year-old Ralphie Parker in his quest to get a genuine Red Ryder BB gun under the tree for Christmas. Ralphie pleads his case before his mother, his teacher and even Santa Claus himself, at Higbee’s Department Store. The consistent response: “You’ll shoot your eye out!”
Audition Dates:
September 18th and 19th at 7pm, possible callbacks September 20th at 7pm
Performance Dates:
November 16th – December 3rd, 2017 on the main stage

PAINT YOUR WAGON
Director: Daniel Eilola
Music Director: Roger Blankenship
Choreographer: Katie Petronio
Synopsis:
In California in May 1853, Ben Rumson strikes gold and establishes a community in his own name. The show follows the progress of the town as hundreds of men come to dig for gold. But there’s a problem, the town has no women! That is soon remedied and the town competes for the affections of too few women. Filled with gorgeous standards such as “They Call the Wind Maria,” “I Talk to the Trees,” and “Wand’rin’ Star,” Paint Your Wagon is Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe’s sweepingly ambitious and surprisingly realistic take on freedom and family, in the Gold Rush-happy America of 1853.
Audition Dates:

November 6th & 7th, possible callbacks on November 8th. No appointment necessary

Performance Dates:

January 18th – February 4th, 2018 on the main stage
Bachlorette
by Leslye Headland (Black Box Series Production)
Director: Suzanne Dunne
Synopsis:
Ten years out of high school, Regan, Gena, and Katie convene in the luxurious bridal suite of their old friend, Becky, the night before her wedding in New York City. Fueled by jealousy and resentment, the girls embark on a night of debauchery that goes from playfully wasted to devastatingly destructive. Their old fears, unfulfilled desires, and deep bonds with each other transform a prenuptial bender into a night they’ll never forget. A wicked black comedy about female friendship and growing up in an age of excess.
Audition Dates:
December 4th, 5th at 7pm, possible callbacks on December 7th at the Stonzek Studio Theatre. No appointment necessary.
Performance Dates:
February 1st-11th, 2018 in the Stonzek Studio Theatre
LEND ME A TENOR
by Ken Ludwig
Director: Brian Edgecomb
Synopsis:
Lend Me A Tenor is a door-slamming, dress-dropping farce with mistaken identities, mischievous misunderstandings and compromising positions. It is the biggest night in the history of the Cleveland Grand Opera Company, and world-famous Italian tenor Signor Tito Merelli will be their guest artist in Otello, the highlight of the company’s most important fundraiser for the 1934 season. But Tito’s troubled life, his hot-headed wife, and a “Dear John” letter mistaken as Tito’s suicide note sends everybody’s head swimming. No Tito, no $50,000 in ticket sales. Meanwhile, Max, an opera singer wanna-be, is coerced into impersonating the Italian great to save the show. In costume, wig and make-up, he’s is a dead ringer for the dead singer. But can Max find the courage to go on with the show? The surprises have just begun in this superbly crafted, eye-watering farce.

Audition Dates:

January 8th and 9th at 7pm at the Lake Worth Playhouse. No appointment necessary.
Performance Dates:
March 1st-18th, 2018 on the main stage
  
Bent
by Martin Sherman (Black Box Series Production)
Director: Marc Carmen

Synopsis:
Bent revolves around the persecution of gays in Nazi Germany, and takes place during and after the Night of the Long Knives. The title of the play refers to the slang word “bent” used in some European countries to refer to homosexuals. When the play was first performed, there was only a trickle of historical research or even awareness about the Nazi persecution of homosexuals. The play Bent highlights the reason why – a largely ignored German law, Paragraph 175, making homosexuality a criminal offense, which Hitler reactivated and strengthened during his rise to power.
Audition Dates:
February 19th, 20th, possible callbacks February 21st at the Stonzek Studio Theatre
Performance Dates:
April 26th – May 6th, 2018 in the Stonzek Studio Theatre
 
Oliver!
Director: Shonna Rash
Music Director: Roger Blankenship

Synopsis:
Consider yourself at home with Lionel Bart’s classic musical based on Charles Dickens’ novel, Oliver Twist. The Tony and Olivier Award-winning show is one of the few musicals to win an Academy Award for Best Picture and is widely hailed as a true theatrical masterpiece by actors and audience members alike.  The streets of Victorian England come to life as Oliver, a malnourished orphan in a workhouse, becomes the neglected apprentice of an undertaker. Oliver escapes to London and finds acceptance amongst a group of petty thieves and pickpockets led by the elderly Fagin. When Oliver is captured for a theft he did not commit, the benevolent victim, Mr. Brownlow takes him in. Fearing the safety of his hideout, Fagin employs the sinister Bill Sikes and the sympathetic Nancy to kidnap him back, threatening Oliver’s chances of discovering the true love of a family.
Audition Dates:
February 12th, 13th & 14th at 7pm
Performance Dates: April 12th – 29th, 2018 on the main stage