Lemon Bay Playhouse
96 West Dearborn Street
Englewood, Florida 34223
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PLAZA SUITE – A Comedy
Written by Neil Simon & Directed by Ric Goodwin
Hilarity abounds in three episodes of couples occupying a suite at the Plaza. Each couple has their reasons for staying at the Plaza. Couple #1, their house is being painted. Couple #2, he is looking for a sexual diversion. Couple #3, they are trying to get their daughter out of the bathroom to get her married. Reserved seat tickets are $18.00 each.
JOHN TUFF AND FRIENDS
“No ‘Cryin' In Your Beer Old-time Country Music”
John Tuff and Friends make their second appearance on the LBP stage. This very talented group of musicians will provide the audience with a fantastic evening of music consisting of classic country hits of the past. Their performance will include classic country music, of current and older country legends, such as Johnny Cash, Hank Snow, Ernest Tubb, George Jones, Johnny Horton, and more.
These country musicians started out five years ago as a duo performing for a fundraiser at the Englewood United Methodist Church (EUMC). Since that time, it has grown into a group of five gifted musicians singing all over Southwest Florida in a variety of venues. The emphasis is on old-time country music, the kind many of us grew up with on the family radio. This show will lift your spirits and bring you back to the old days to a time when folks valued good music, good times, and pride in this great country of ours. If you appreciate this style of traditional country music, come and join us for this tribute to the country hits of the past, featuring many of country fans’ favorite stars and their music. Reserved seat tickets are $18.00 each.
7TH ANNUAL SHORTS ALOUD FESTIVAL
Once again, Lemon Bay Playhouse’s Readers Theater will be presenting their annual Shorts Aloud Festival. This will be its seventh year, and this popular event is always well attended. A unique form of live theatre, the actors always give the audience a laugh-filled performance with twists and surprises. Show times are February 27 at 7:30 pm and Feb. 28 at 2:00 pm and 7:30pm. Mark your calendars and buy your tickets soon at the special price of $12.00.
ON GOLDEN POND – A Comedy
Written by Ernest Thompson & Directed by Ric Goodwin
This is a love story of Ethel and Norman Thayer, who are returning to their summer home on Golden Pond for the forty-fourth year. They are visited by their divorced daughter, her son, and her fiancé. This is a touching, funny, and warmly perceptive study of a spirited and loveable elderly couple facing their twilight years. Reserved seat tickets are $18.00 each.
“String Instrument Concert – A Musical Variety”
Tim’s performance will be a musical variety from jazz to country, popular to sing along. He will even include international songs as well as classics - all played on guitar, banjo, mandolin and ukulele. You may even hear Dueling Banjos. With a natural proficiency on these instruments, along with his smooth baritone vocals in a seemingly inexhaustible supply of popular standards, Tim, a twice North American banjo champion, has enjoyed engagements on television, cruise ships, at top hotels and in concert venues around the world. A special highlight in Tim’s career came in 2002 when he was honored by being inducted into the Banjo Hall Of Fame. In 2015 he was, again, inducted, making him a double inductee to the Banjo Hall Of Fame. For more details, and to see some videos and hear samples of his music, please visit www.timallan.com. Reserved seat tickets are $18.00 each.
PROOF – A Drama
Written by David Auburn & Directed by Murray Hudson
Catherine, a troubled young woman, has spent years caring for her brilliant but unstable father. Now, she must deal with her own volatile emotions. With the arrival of her estranged sister and her father’s former student, she discovers more difficult problems. The mystery and surprise of this play provide for an engrossing theatrical evening. Reserved seat tickets are $18.00 each.
June 8 - June 26, 2016
MAKING GOD LAUGH – A Comedy/Drama
Written by Sean Grennan & Directed by Ron Bupp
This delightfully tender and funny play takes you smoothly through several years of holidays with a typical American family. The mother, father and three grown children all have hopes and dreams. As time passes, the family discovers that, despite what we may have in mind, we often arrive at unexpected destinations. As Woody Allen once said “If you want to make God laugh, tell him your plans”. Reserved seat tickets are $18.00 each.
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The well-chosen cast members of “Plaza Suite” take a short break from rehearsals for a photo op. Seated (from left to right) are Stephanie Pressman (Jean McCormack), Ann Hanushek (Karen Nash), Margo Drewis (Muriel Tate), Michele Strauss (Norma Hubley), and Kim Tomchinsky (Mimsey Hubley). Standing (from left to right) are Donna Hadley (Stage Manager), Michael LeVasseur (Sam Nash), John Durkin (Jesse Kiplinger), Charlie Tyler (Roy Hubley), and Nathaniel Haines (Borden Eisler). Kneeling, on the right, is the Director Ric Goodwin.
SAVE THE DATES
VOLUNTEER PARTY (RSVP Please) - FEBRUARY 21, 2016 4:30PM - TRINGALLI CENTER
ANNUAL MEETING - MARCH 6, 2016 AT 2:00PM IN THE THEATER
The well-chosen cast for the show, On Golden Pond, take a short break from rehearsals to pose for a photo. In the front row (left to right) are Maureen Moran (Chelsea Thayer Wayne), Kim Tomchinsky (Understudy for Billy Ray), Maureen Young (Ethyl Thayer) and Ric Goodwin (Director). Standing in the back row (left to right) are Colin Zachariasen (Billy Ray), Bob La Salle (Charlie Martin), Jack Rabito (Norman Thayer, Jr.), Jerry Zezas (Bill Ray), and Cheryl Hastings (Stage Manager).