The 56th Season of Straw Hat Players Summer Theatre
The Straw Hat Players is an intense six-week experience consisting of approximately 50 actors, technicians and staff members who work seven days a week, 10 hours a day to present five professional quality productions. Company members are offered a chance to develop talents in acting, dance, scenery construction, costumes, make-up, sound and lighting design that will prepare them to go on to exciting careers in the professional entertainment world.
Breaking Up is Hard to Do
Set at a Catskills resort in 1960, this is the sweetly comic story of Lois and Marge, two friends from Brooklyn in search of good times and romance over one wild Labor Day weekend. The score showcases 18 Neil Sedaka classics, including “Where the Boys Are”, “Sweet Sixteen”, “Calendar Girl”, “Love Will Keep Us Together”, and of course, the chart-topping title song.
Gaede StageJune 4 - 7PG-13
It's 1979, and New York's hottest A-listers are lining up for the opening of a floating casino and discotheque. What begins as a night of boogie fever quickly changes to panic as the ship succumbs to multiple disasters, such as earthquakes, tidal waves and infernos. Set to a score of the best songs of the ‘70s, this show is bound to leave you wanting to put on your dancing shoes!
Hansen TheatreJune 11 - 14PG-13
Hilarity abounds in this portrait of three couples successively occupying a suite at the Plaza. Written by American playwright and screenwriter Neil Simon, one of the most successful, prolific and performed playwrights in the world, this play explores the ins-and-outs of marriage.
Gaede StageJune 18 - 21PG-13
Based on the popular comic strip by Harold Gray, Annie has become a worldwide phenomenon. With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone's hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. She is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City Orphanage that is run by the cruel, embittered Miss Hannigan. With the help of the other girls in the Orphanage, Annie escapes to the wondrous world of NYC. In adventure after fun-filled adventure, Annie foils Miss Hannigan's evil machinations... and even befriends President Franklin Delano Roosevelt! She finds a new home and family in billionaire, Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary, Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy.
Hansen TheatreJune 25 - 28PG