About

John Viars Theatre

Renovated in 2018, the John Viars Theatre (formerly Mainstage) seats 413 people and is home to high-quality productions each year. The theatre 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. Season tickets are offered as well as discounts for groups.

 

Kate Goldman Children’s Theatre

Shows for family audiences are produced each year in the Kate Goldman Children’s Theatre, which seats 226. 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 children’s theatre has performances during the school day for student groups.

 

Family Holiday Classic

Each season, The Playhouse produces a family-friendly musical in the John Viars Theatre.

 

Friday Funday (Ages 4-6)

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

 

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.

 

Best of Broadway New York City 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.

 

2021-22 Schedule

july

27jul7:30 pmFAE Rides Again - Tent Theatre7:30 pm

29jul7:30 pmPlaza Suite - Tent Theatre7:30 pm

30jul7:30 pmPlaza Suite - Tent Theatre7:30 pm

31jul10:00 amPolkadots: The Cool Kids Musical - Tent Theatre10:00 am

31jul7:30 pmPlaza Suite - Tent Theatre7:30 pm

august

01aug7:30 pmPlaza Suite - Tent Theatre7:30 pm

05aug7:30 pmGodspell - Tent Theatre7:30 pm

06aug7:30 pmGodspell - Tent Theatre7:30 pm

07aug10:00 amPolkadots: The Cool Kids Musical - Tent Theatre10:00 am

07aug7:30 pmGodspell - Tent Theatre7:30 pm

08aug7:30 pmGodspell - Tent Theatre7:30 pm

23aug6:00 pmAudition: Escaping the Labyrinth6:00 pm

september

10sep7:30 pmCabaret7:30 pm

11sep8:46 amWith Their Eyes8:46 am

11sep2:00 pmWith Their Eyes2:00 pm

11sep7:30 pmCabaret7:30 pm

12sep2:00 pmCabaret2:00 pm

13sep6:00 pmAudition: Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells!6:00 pm

15sep7:30 pmCabaret7:30 pm

16sep7:30 pmCabaret7:30 pm

17sep7:30 pmCabaret7:30 pm

18sep7:30 pmCabaret7:30 pm

19sep2:00 pmCabaret2:00 pm

22sep7:30 pmCabaret7:30 pm

23sep7:30 pmCabaret7:30 pm

24sep7:30 pmCabaret7:30 pm

25sep7:30 pmCabaret7:30 pm

26sep2:00 pmCabaret2:00 pm

october

02oct6:00 pmAudition: The Sound of Music6:00 pm

03oct6:00 pmAudition: The Sound of Music6:00 pm

15oct7:30 pmEscaping the Labyrinth7:30 pm

16oct7:30 pmEscaping the Labyrinth7:30 pm

17oct2:00 pmEscaping the Labyrinth2:00 pm

20oct7:30 pmEscaping the Labyrinth7:30 pm

21oct7:30 pmEscaping the Labyrinth7:30 pm

22oct7:30 pmEscaping the Labyrinth7:30 pm

23oct7:30 pmEscaping the Labyrinth7:30 pm

24oct2:00 pmEscaping the Labyrinth2:00 pm

november

05nov7:00 pmJunie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells!7:00 pm

06nov1:00 pmJunie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells!1:00 pm

06nov4:00 pmJunie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells!4:00 pm

07nov1:00 pmJunie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells!1:00 pm

07nov4:00 pmJunie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells!4:00 pm

12nov7:00 pmJunie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells!7:00 pm

13nov1:00 pmJunie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells!1:00 pm

13nov(nov 13)4:00 pmJunie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells!4:00 pm

14nov1:00 pmJunie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells!1:00 pm

15nov6:00 pmAudition: Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! The Musical!6:00 pm

december

03dec7:00 pmThe Sound of Music7:00 pm

04dec1:00 pmThe Sound of Music1:00 pm

04dec5:00 pmThe Sound of Music5:00 pm

05dec1:00 pmThe Sound of Music1:00 pm

05dec5:00 pmThe Sound of Music5:00 pm

09dec7:00 pmThe Sound of Music7:00 pm

10dec7:00 pmThe Sound of Music7:00 pm

11dec1:00 pmThe Sound of Music1:00 pm

11dec5:00 pmThe Sound of Music5:00 pm

12dec1:00 pmThe Sound of Music1:00 pm

12dec5:00 pmThe Sound of Music5:00 pm

13dec6:00 pmAudition: Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express6:00 pm

16dec7:00 pmThe Sound of Music7:00 pm

17dec7:00 pmThe Sound of Music7:00 pm

18dec1:00 pmThe Sound of Music1:00 pm

18dec5:00 pmThe Sound of Music5:00 pm

19dec1:00 pmThe Sound of Music1:00 pm

19dec5:00 pmThe Sound of Music5:00 pm

january

07jan7:00 pmDon't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! The Musical!7:00 pm

08jan1:00 pmDon't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! The Musical!1:00 pm

08jan4:00 pmDon't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! The Musical!4:00 pm

09jan1:00 pmDon't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! The Musical!1:00 pm

09jan(jan 9)4:00 pmDon't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! The Musical!4:00 pm

10jan6:00 pmAudition: Charlotte's Web6:00 pm

14jan7:00 pmDon't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! The Musical!7:00 pm

15jan1:00 pmDon't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! The Musical!1:00 pm

15jan4:00 pmDon't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! The Musical!4:00 pm

16jan1:00 pmDon't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! The Musical!1:00 pm

16jan4:00 pmDon't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! The Musical!4:00 pm

21jan7:00 pmDon't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! The Musical!7:00 pm

22jan1:00 pmDon't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! The Musical!1:00 pm

22jan4:00 pmDon't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! The Musical!4:00 pm

23jan1:00 pmDon't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! The Musical!1:00 pm

24jan6:00 pmAudition: Singin' in the Rain6:00 pm

february

04feb7:30 pmAgatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express7:30 pm

05feb7:30 pmAgatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express7:30 pm

06feb2:00 pmAgatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express2:00 pm

09feb7:30 pmAgatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express7:30 pm

10feb7:30 pmAgatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express7:30 pm

11feb7:30 pmAgatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express7:30 pm

12feb7:30 pmAgatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express7:30 pm

13feb2:00 pmAgatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express2:00 pm

16feb7:30 pmAgatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express7:30 pm

17feb7:30 pmAgatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express7:30 pm

18feb7:30 pmAgatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express7:30 pm

19feb7:30 pmAgatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express7:30 pm

20feb2:00 pmAgatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express2:00 pm

21feb6:00 pmAudition: Pippi Longstocking6:00 pm

march

04mar7:00 pmCharlotte's Web7:00 pm

05mar1:00 pmCharlotte's Web1:00 pm

05mar4:00 pmCharlotte's Web4:00 pm

06mar1:00 pmCharlotte's Web1:00 pm

06mar4:00 pmCharlotte's Web4:00 pm

11mar7:00 pmCharlotte's Web7:00 pm

12mar1:00 pmCharlotte's Web1:00 pm

12mar4:00 pmCharlotte's Web4:00 pm

13mar1:00 pmCharlotte's Web1:00 pm

13mar4:00 pmCharlotte's Web4:00 pm

18mar7:00 pmCharlotte's Web7:00 pm

19mar1:00 pmCharlotte's Web1:00 pm

19mar4:00 pmCharlotte's Web4:00 pm

20mar1:00 pmCharlotte's Web1:00 pm

20mar4:00 pmCharlotte's Web4:00 pm

25mar7:30 pmSingin' in the Rain7:30 pm

26mar7:30 pmSingin' in the Rain7:30 pm

27mar2:00 pmSingin' in the Rain2:00 pm

30mar7:30 pmSingin' in the Rain7:30 pm

31mar7:30 pmSingin' in the Rain7:30 pm

april

01apr7:30 pmSingin' in the Rain7:30 pm

02apr7:30 pmSingin' in the Rain7:30 pm

03apr2:00 pmSingin' in the Rain2:00 pm

04apr6:00 pmAudition: Calendar Girls6:00 pm

06apr7:30 pmSingin' in the Rain7:30 pm

07apr7:30 pmSingin' in the Rain7:30 pm

10apr2:00 pmSingin' in the Rain2:00 pm

22apr7:00 pmPippi Longstocking7:00 pm

29apr7:00 pmPippi Longstocking7:00 pm

30apr1:00 pmPippi Longstocking1:00 pm

30apr4:00 pmPippi Longstocking4:00 pm

may

01may1:00 pmPippi Longstocking1:00 pm

01may4:00 pmPippi Longstocking4:00 pm

02may6:00 pmAudition: Roald Dahl's Matilda The Musical6:00 pm

06may7:00 pmPippi Longstocking7:00 pm

07may4:00 pmPippi Longstocking4:00 pm

june

03jun7:30 pmCalendar Girls7:30 pm

04jun7:30 pmCalendar Girls7:30 pm

05jun2:00 pmCalendar Girls2:00 pm

08jun7:30 pmCalendar Girls7:30 pm

09jun7:30 pmCalendar Girls7:30 pm

10jun7:30 pmCalendar Girls7:30 pm

11jun7:30 pmCalendar Girls7:30 pm

12jun2:00 pmCalendar Girls2:00 pm

15jun7:30 pmCalendar Girls7:30 pm

16jun7:30 pmCalendar Girls7:30 pm

17jun7:30 pmCalendar Girls7:30 pm

18jun7:30 pmCalendar Girls7:30 pm

19jun2:00 pmCalendar Girls2:00 pm

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