Our exciting 2022 season continues!

What a season it has been so far! We are grateful for the continued support of our community. Live theatre is an amazing, enriching experience that you should not miss. Please come see a show! You won’t be disappointed.
M&D Playhouse is pleased to announce discounted ticket options for our dress rehearsals. Each show has their formal dress the Tuesday prior to the Thursday opening. These performances may still be a work in progress, but you would be one of the first to see the show! We hope this opens up opportunities for people who work weekends and others who may find our ticket prices a bit out of reach to attend.

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Sex And Other Disturbances by Marisa Smith
June 2 – 12
Directed by Christopher Bellis

Fast-paced comedy about friendship, love, sex, and other disturbances. While a vicious storm pummels Manhattan with no end in sight, Sarah, Alan and Ruth find themselves on the treacherous shoals of midlife in this dark comedy of unintended consequences. When your husband is too busy buying cabins in Newfoundland for the apocalypse, what’s the harm in having a little affair? Sarah, a former actress and now stay-at-home Mom and woman on the verge, finds out the hard way. 

Cabaret (1998 version)  Click here for cast announcement
Book by Joe Masteroff, music by John Kander, and lyrics by Fred Ebb.  Based on the play
I Am A Camera by John Van Druten, which was adapted from the novel Goodbye To Berlin by Christopher Isherwood.
July 7 – 24
Directed by Mark Sickler

In a Berlin nightclub, as the 1920’s draw to a close, a garish Master of Ceremonies welcomes the audience and assures them they will forget all their troubles at the Cabaret. With the Emcee’s bawdy songs as commentary, Cabaret explores the dark, heady, and tumultuous life of Berlin’s natives and expatriates as Germany slowly yields to the emerging Third Reich. Cliff, a young American writer newly arrived in Berlin, is immediately taken with English singer Sally Bowles. Meanwhile, Fräulein Schneider, proprietor of Cliff and Sally’s boarding house, tentatively begins a romance with Herr Schultz, a mild-mannered fruit seller who happens to be Jewish. Musical numbers include “Willkommen,” “Cabaret,” “Don’t Tell Mama” and “Two Ladies.”

CABARET is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Tams-Witmark LLC. www.concordtheatricals.com

Fun Home music by Jeanine Tesori with book and lyrics by Lisa Kron based on the 2006 graphic novel by Alison Bechdel
August 18 – September 4
Directed by Clayton Phillips


When her father dies unexpectedly, graphic novelist Alison dives deep into her past to tell the story of the volatile, brilliant, one-of-a-kind man whose temperament and secrets defined her family and her life. Moving between past and present, Alison relives her unique childhood playing at the family’s Bechdel Funeral Home, her growing understanding of her own sexuality, and the looming, unanswerable questions about her father’s hidden desires. Fun Home is a refreshingly honest, wholly original musical about seeing your parents through grown-up eyes.

FUN HOME is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals. www.concordtheatricals.com

Marie Antoinette by David Adjmi
September 29 – October 16
Directed by Mark Sickler

In David Adjmi’s contemporary take on the young queen of France, Marie is a confection created by a society that values extravagance and artifice. But France’s love affair with the royals sours as revolution brews, and for Marie, the political suddenly becomes very personal. From the light and breezy banter at the palace to the surging chants of “Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité!” in the streets, Marie Antoinette holds a mirror up to our contemporary society that might just be entertaining itself to death.

Marie Antoinette is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc. www.concordtheatricals.com

Mousetrap by Agatha Christie
November 3 – 13
Directed by Queenelle Minet

After a local woman is murdered, the guests and staff at Monkswell Manor find themselves stranded during a snowstorm. It soon becomes clear that the killer is among them, and the seven strangers grow increasingly suspicious of one another. A police detective, arriving on skis, interrogates the suspects: the newlyweds running the house; a spinster with a curious background; an architect who seems better equipped to be a chef; a retired Army major; a strange little man who claims his car has overturned in a drift; and a jurist who makes life miserable for everyone. When a second murder takes place, tensions and fears escalate. This record-breaking murder mystery features a brilliant surprise finish from Dame Agatha Christie, the foremost mystery writer of her time.

Mousetrap is presented by special arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc. www.concordtheatricals.com

A Christmas Carol
December 1 – 17
Directed by Christopher Bellis

The holiday story that has stood the test of time and continues to enchant audiences of all ages.  This classic story of Scrooge and how a visit from Scrooge’s former business partner, and 3 other spirits brings about a transformation from a wicked and selfish miser to a benevolent and kinder person, and not just at Christmas but the whole year through.

PAST SHOWS

girl. by Megan Mostyn-Brown
January 19 – 23 (Please note there has been a change in show dates)
Directed by Siobhan Stevens

A play about what it means to be a girl in this day and age. Characters reveal their vulnerabilities in language that is honest and extremely compelling. Split into three sections, the characters speak entirely in monologue (with some overlap).  The following are the different sections and their synopses:

“girl” is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc. www.concordtheatricals.com

Barefoot In The Park by Neil Simon (click here for review)
February 10 – 27
Directed by Hannah-Jo Weisberg

Paul and Corie Bratter are newlyweds in every sense of the word. He’s a straight-as-an-arrow lawyer and she’s a free spirit always looking for the latest kick. Their new apartment is her most recent find – too expensive with bad plumbing and in need of a paint job. After a six-day honeymoon, they get a surprise visit from Corie’s loopy mother and decide to play matchmaker during a dinner with their neighbor-in-the-attic, Velasco, where everything that can go wrong does. Paul just doesn’t understand Corie, as she sees it. He’s too staid, too boring, and she just wants him to be a little more spontaneous. Running “barefoot in the park” would be a start.

“Barefoot in the Park” is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc. www.concordtheatricals.com

Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical
book by Dennis Kelly, Music & Lyrics by Tim Minchin
March 24 – April 10
Directed/Music Directed by Mary Bastoni
Choreographed by Aimee Frechette
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Inspired by the twisted genius of Roald Dahl, the Tony Award-winning Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical is the captivating masterpiece from the Royal Shakespeare Company that revels in the anarchy of childhood, the power of imagination and the inspiring story of a girl who dreams of a better life. With book by Dennis Kelly and original songs by Tim Minchin, Matilda has won 47 international awards and continues to thrill sold-out audiences of all ages around the world. Matilda is a little girl with astonishing wit, intelligence and psychokinetic powers. She’s unloved by her cruel parents but impresses her schoolteacher, the highly loveable Miss Honey. Over the course of her first term at school, Matilda and Miss Honey have a profound effect on each other’s lives, as Miss Honey begins not only to recognize but also appreciate Matilda’s extraordinary personality. Matilda’s school life isn’t completely smooth sailing, however – the school’s mean headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, hates children and just loves thinking up new punishments for those who don’t abide by her rules. But Matilda has courage and cleverness in equal amounts, and could be the school pupils’ saving grace!  Packed with high-energy dance numbers and catchy songs, Matilda is a joyous girl power romp. Children and adults alike will be thrilled and delighted by the story of the special little girl with an extraordinary imagination.
Matilda is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).

Sunday Visitors by Jerry Bisantz
May 5 – 15  Click here for Playbill
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Directed by Melissa O’Neil

Meet Rose.  An 86-year old stroke victim, Rose is firmly ensconced in the sterile, white world of a nursing home. But, in the fertile world of her mind, things wonderful and wicked visit her. Through flashback and flash sideways we get a glimpse into her complicated and troubled past, and how the choices she made, and what were made for her, shaped her into the powerful and resilient person she is now. The day-to-day drudgery of her existence clashes with her exciting dream world, pitting one against the other as this haunting and vivid story unfolds. Sometimes surreal and sometimes too real, Sunday Visitors reminds us of the strength that lies within all of us.

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