Monadnock Ledger-Transcript –Peterborough Players sets summer schedule

Single tickets are on sale for Peterborough Players summer performances, joining season subscriptions and Barn Door flex passes.

The season begins with “Cabaret” June 23 to July 3. Artistic Director Tom Frey will be at the helm, joined by choreographer Ilyse Robbins (“Beehive: The 60’s Musical” at the Players, Elliot Norton Award winner for “Swan Lake in Blue” “At Greater Boston Stage Co.). In addition, the Players welcome Music Director Jenny Kim-Godfrey, an award-winning opera singer and resident music director for Norwegian Cruise Lines. The cast features Players’ newcomers Matthew McGloin (” 2 Pianos 4 ” Hands, ”Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park) in the role of the emcee, made famous by Joel Gray and Alan Cumming, Broadway actor Joy Hermalyn (“Fiddler on the Roof ”on Broadway) as Fraulein Schneider and Brandon Grimes (national tours of” Jekyll and Hyde ”and“ All is Calm ”) as writer Cliff Bradshaw.

Kraig Swartz (“Fully Committed” at the Players, “The Legend of Georgia McBride” at Florida Studio Theater) and Bridget Beirne (“The Drowsy Chaperone” at the Players, “Mack and Mabel” at Stages Repertory Theater) play Herr Schultz and Fraulein Kost, respectively.

“Circle Mirror Transformation” by Annie Baker runs from July 7 to 17. Directed by Frey, company members Douglas Rees (“Arsenic and Old Lace” at the Players, “Our Town” at Alabama Shakespeare Festival), Kate Kenney (“Our Town” ”At the Players, national tour of“ A Christmas Carol ”), Philip Kershaw (“Our Town ”at the Players,“ Apollo 8 ”at AD Players), and Katie Shults (“Beehive: The 60’s Musical ”at the Players, “Pride and Prejudice” at Lost Nation Theater) return for the production, joined by new company member Marina Re (an award-winner for “Master Class” at Coachella Valley Repertory Theater).

The American premiere of Marcia Johnson’s “Serving Elizabeth” is July 21 to 31. The Players welcomes Cezar Williams (artistic director of the Obie Award-winning The Fire This Time Festival) as director for this monumental production. Company members Tracey Conyer Lee (“” Our Town ”at the Players,“ Lady Day ”at Emerson’s Bar & Grill around the country) and Andrea Fleming (“Beehive: The 60’s Musical at the Players,” “The Color Purple” at The Phoenix Theater Company) portray mother / daughter duo Mercy and Faith, among others, with Kate Kenney portraying then-Princess Elizbeth and more.

The show “2 Pianos 4 Hands” by Ted Dykstra and Richard Greenblatt returns with a new team of actors. Frey directs McGloin and Jefferson McDonald (“2 Pianos 4 Hands” at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Jefferson McDonald’s “Great Balls of Fire” ).

The final main stage production of the season, “Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill” by Lanie Robertson rounds out the summer season. Featuring Tracey Conyer Lee as Billie Holiday, the Players also welcomes Kevin R. Free (artistic director of Mile Square Theater) ) as the director. New company member Jo’Siah Shan debuts as Jimmy.

On dates throughout the summer, the Players welcome the return of theater for the young with the Second Company show “The Emperor’s New Clothes.” Directed and choreographed by Ilyse Robbins, this show features a score by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty and will be performed Outdoors on the new Elsewhere Stage. Members of the 2022 Second Company hail from around the country, and represent schools like Stanford, Carnegie Mellon, Dillard, Hofstra and Morgan State, among others. Visit peterboroughplayers.org for performance dates.

Post-show Talkback Nights will take place the first Sunday of every main state run.

Single tickets are $ 47, and season subscriptions for $ 188 are available through July 3. Barn Door flex passes available throughout the season. Tickets for Second Company shows are $ 10 for children, $ 15 for adults.

For information, visit Peterborough Players, 55 Hadley Road, Peterborough 03458 or peterboroughplayers.org.

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