Saturday, August 18, 2012

A Revised 2012-2013 Season at The Playhouse, San Antonio

A revised season from the website of The Playhouse San Antonio (formerly The San Pedro Playhouse):

By David Mamet
Cellar Theater
October 26-November 18, 2012

David Mamet's hilarious comedy about an unpopular president's struggle to win re-election.

Book by Thomas Meehan
Music by Charles Strouse
Lyrics by Martin Charnin
Russell Hill Rogers Theater
December 7-December 23, 2012

Leapin' Lizards! Annie, the popular comic strip heroine, takes center stage in one of the world's best-loved musicals. The perfect reflection of our times, and the hope for a bright "Tomorrow".

Santaland Diaries
By David Sedaris & Joe Mantello
Cellar Theater *Special Feature-not part of season package
December 7-16, 2012

A Macy's elf spills the beans about the real Santaland in this hysterical one-person show.

By John Logan
Cellar Theater
January 25-February 17, 2013

Painter Mark Rothko trains a new assistant and philosophizes about art and culture as he paints a series of murals for the soon-to-open Four Seasons Restaurant in New York's famous Seagram Building.

Roads Courageous
World Premiere
Book & Lyrics by Thomas Nyman
Music & Lyrics by Kevin Parman
Russell Hill Rogers Theater
February 22-March 17, 2013

A World Premier musical production, Roads Courageous, is based on the true story of Dr. John R. Brinkley, a barefoot Appalachian boy who grows up to become a wildly famous and controversial medical doctor of depression-era America.

By William Inge
Cellar Theater
May 3-26, 2013

William Inge's beautiful story of love, regret, and the courage to pursue one's dreams in 1950's small-town America.

Spring Awakening
Music by Duncan Sheik
Book & Lyrics by Steven Sater
Russell Hill Rogers Theater
May 17-June 9, 2013

An innovative, fearless, hard rock look at teenage sexual awakening in the spring of their lives, and the disastrous consequences brought about by the ultra-conservative, repressive society in which they live. Set in 1891 Germany, Spring Awakening is as current as Roe v. Wade, and as American as apple pie.

Have a Nice Day:
A 70's Musical Flashback
By Rick Lewis
Cellar Theater
June 21-July 14, 2013

A lighthearted "juke-box" send-up of squeaky clean groups such as UP WITH PEOPLE. Great music! Great fun!

Summer Feature:Ragtime
Book by Terrence McNally
Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Music by Stephen Flaherty
Russell Hill Rogers Theater * Special Feature-not part of season package
July 26-August 18, 2013

Ragtime musically weaves together the stories of three extraordinary families, who confront history's timeless contradictions of wealth and poverty, freedom and prejudice, hope and despair and what it means to live in America.

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