Peninsula Players Theatre is thrilled to announce that single tickets are now on sale to the public for its highly anticipated 82nd season. Individual tickets start at $38 and can be purchased online 24-hours a day at www.peninsulaplayers.com. Individual, group or season tickets may be purchased by calling the Box Office weekdays at (920) 868-3287 between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. The theater’s onsite Box Office will open in May.
Topping the “must-see” list America’s oldest professional resident summer theater is a world premiere comedy/drama, a swashbuckling comedy, a lush and romantic musical, a murderous misadventure and a charming offbeat comedy.
Individual tickets range in price from $38 to $47 while a five-show subscription offers a 10% discount as well as exclusive benefits such as free ticket exchanges. Details are available by visiting www.peninsulaplayers.com or calling the Box Office. Groups of 15 or more are eligible for discounts and are encouraged to book in advance. Students 18 and under receive a $3 discount.
“The 82nd season would not be possible without the generous support of our many donors, playbill advertisers, subscribers, patrons and foundation benefactors,” said Managing Director Brian Kelsey. “We would especially like to thank our corporate and individual partners including our show sponsors Alibi Marina & Harbor Guest House, The Cordon Family Foundation, Door County Medical Center, Main Street Market, Bill Hartman and Jim Nelson — Two Real Life Actuaries, Ken Raupach, John & Dyan Smith and True Essence Healing Arts – Margaret and Dale West.
“Artistic Director Greg Vinkler has lined up a variety of dynamic, funny, entertaining and insightful plays and musicals for the 82nd season. We are very excited to bring these theatrical works to Door County audiences and we know patrons will enjoy and embrace them as much as we have. Greg is in the process of finalizing creative teams and casting for all of the productions and will they be announced at a later date.”
Peninsula Players opens its 82nd season June 13 with the world première of “The Actuary,” a new comedy/drama, told in reverse by Steven Peterson running through July 2. The story opens with the shock of a “Baby Shower Bombshell,” then moves backwards in time to show how they all got there. The Tony Award-winning “Peter and the Starcatcher,” Peter Pan’s adult prequel, takes audiences on a swashbuckling adventure July 5 – July 23. This hilarious play by Rick Elice is a wildly theatrical adaptation of the best-selling children’s novel series “Peter and the Starcatchers” by David Barry and Ridley Pearson and features music by Wayne Barker.
“The Bridges of Madison County,” a ravishingly beautiful musical with music by Jason Robert Brown and book by Marsha Norman, takes the stage July 26 through August 13. Based on the best-selling novel by Robert James Waller and the acclaimed 1995 film, this gorgeous musical version won the Tony Awards for Best Original Score and Best Orchestrations. “The Bridges of Madison County” captures the lyrical expanse of America’s heartland along with the yearning entangled in the eternal question “What if…?”
“Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime,” adapted by Constance Cox from Oscar Wilde’s short story, is a delightfully silly comedy, chock-full of muddled murder attempts, which will entertain audiences August 16 through September 3. Closing the season is “Almost, Maine” September 6 to October 15. Love is lost and found among residents of a mythical small northern town in John Cariani’s charming offbeat comedy.
Peninsula Players provides a truly unforgettable theatrical experience and patrons relish in the Broadway-quality performances by its renowned award-winning artistic company. Patrons arrive early to relax and savor the Players enchanting Door County shoreline location before settling into the theater for an evening of stellar live professional theater.
The Peninsula Players perform Tuesdays through Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 7:30 p.m. in the summer. With the opening of “Almost, Maine” on September 6, curtain times switch to Tuesday through Sundays at 7 p.m. This season’s matinees are July 2, July 23, August 13, Sept. 3 at 4 p.m. and Oct. 15 at 3 p.m. Additional Sunday matinees for “Almost, Maine” will be announced in late May. For more information or to reserve your season tickets, phone the Peninsula Players’ Box Office at (920) 868-3287 or visit www.peninsulaplayers.com.