The Titusville Playhouse will enter into its 25th season at its present home the historic Emma Parish Theatre in downtown Titusville with a look at its past by revisiting past performances from the past 25 years.
Even though the Playhouse has been around for more than 47 years through the merger of two community theatres, they didn’t begin performing at the Emma Parish until 1985 after refurbishing the 103 year old historic building.
On July 17, The Playhouse will open its season with PHANTOM OF THE OP’RY, a country-western spin on the classic Phantom of the Opera story, which TPI first produced during the summer of 1999.
On August 14, the Playhouse will present GREASE, their opening production for the 1999-2000 subscription season, which will run through the 29th of August.
Paul Rudnick’s comedy, I HATE HAMLET, occupied the second slot in the 1995-1996 season, and will do the same this time around, playing September 25 through October 10.
TPI first produced THEY’RE PLAYING OUR SONG in May of 1989, and will bring the Neil Simon/Marvin Hamlisch (A CHORUS LINE, THE STING)/Carol Bayer Sager musical back November 6 through November 21.
LOST IN YONKERS, Neil Simon’s award-winning bittersweet comedy, was first produced here for the 1994-1995 season, and will play this time January 15 through January 30.
GUYS AND DOLLS, one of everyone’s favorite musical comedies, kicked off the 1995-1996 season in September, and this time around will anchor the main stage season, playing February 26 through March 13.
TPI will conclude the main stage season with the popular Anthony Marriott/Alistair Foot farce, NO SEX PLEASE, WE’RE BRITISH, first produced here in November of 1987, this time around playing May 14 through May 29.
The main stage season represents only a portion of the many activities at the Playhouse. TPI will also present a special “Girl’s Night Out series, featuring plays exclusively about the fairer sex: PARALLEL LIVES, by Mo Gaffney and Kathy Najimy, October 23-31; VANITIES, by Jack Heifner, February 5-13; and A COUPLA WHITE CHICKS SITTING AROUND TALKING, by John Ford Noonan, April 16-23.
In addition to regular season subscriptions, audiences can buy subscriptions to the 3-play Emma’s Attic season, or the 2-play mainstage Rising Stars Theatre season. As an alternative, for the same price as a mainstage subscription, patrons can get a TPI Flex-Pass, which offers 6 admissions to any TPI show or shows of your choice, in any combination. Even better, a Flex-Pass never expires, so if you have to miss some shows, you can still use it next season.