Theatre Series

Signature Series

The Playhouse prides itself on choosing a varied season of new Broadway hits and classics. At least three productions each season are musicals, with the rest a mix of comedy and drama. Most seasons, The Playhouse produces a family-friendly musical in December. Season tickets are offered as well as discounts for groups. Learn more.

Kate Goldman Family Series

These shows draw heavily upon contemporary as well as classical literature. Shows are cast “age-appropriate.” This means adult actors play adult characters, and young people play kids. Some shows call for adults to play children, to the delight of audiences and actors alike. Season tickets are offered as well as discounts for groups. Every show in the Family Series has performances during the school day for student groups. Learn more.


Renovated in 2018, the John Viars Theatre seats 413 people.

The Studio Theatre, renovated in 2024, is a black box space with six configurations with seating ranging from 165 to 225.

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Additional Programming

Friday Funday

Friday Funday is interactive theatre for preschools, child care centers, kindergarten classes, and families. On selected Fridays during the school year, audiences are transported to the Adventure Clubhouse at The Playhouse. Actors dramatize favorite stories using their imaginations and the costume pieces and props found in the Magic Trunk. Learn more.

Final Act Ensemble

Final Act Ensemble is a troupe of senior adult actors that perform classic and original radio plays, including commercials and sound effects, as well as songs from the Golden Days of Radio. Shows are held throughout the state as well as at The Playhouse. Learn more.

The Penguin Project

A group of youths, ages 10-21, take to the stage to perform a modified version of a well-known Broadway musical. However, these productions are unique because all roles are filled by young artists with developmental disabilities including: Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, autism, intellectual disabilities, learning disabilities, visual impairment, hearing impairment, and other neurological disorders. They are joined on stage by a dedicated group of peer mentors—youths the same age without disabilities who have volunteered to work side-by-side with the artists. By providing access to community theatre, The Penguin Project demonstrates that the special challenges of a disability should not handicap a child’s ability to participate in life’s experiences. Learn more.

Best of Broadway Tours

Trips to New York City to see the best of Broadway are offered several times each year and are led by Playhouse staff. The trip includes roundtrip airfare, hotel, and three theatre tickets as well as transportation between the hotel and airport in New York. Touring and dining options are offered at cost. Learn more.