Girls of the Garden Club at Laurel Mill Playhouse, Sep 13-Oct 6

Girls of the Garden Club at Laurel Mill Playhouse, Sep 13-Oct 6

Laurel Mill Playhouse presents
Girls of the Garden Club
by John Patrick
Directed by Larry Simmons
Produced by Maureen Rogers

Friday September 13, 2019 through Sunday October 6, 2019
Friday and Saturday evening performances at 8pm.

Location: Laurel Mill Playhouse

Rhoda Greenleaf (Sam David) is devoted to gardening and wants to land the presidency of the local garden club. Standing in her way is the incumbent, Lillybelle (Barbara Gasper), who peppers her speech with French phrases and is a general pain in the neck. Despite help from other club members, Rhoda’s effort to oust her is stalled, until her daughter’s boyfriend (Zach Polignone)) comes up with a novel idea — a talking plant!

A hilarious new play which, as the title suggests, deals with the indomitable ladies whose lives revolve around the often outlandish doings of the local garden club. “GIRLS is a delight because it reflects reality. For every comic characterization onstage you can recall someone in your own life as a douoffstage.” — Chronicle-Telegram.

Produced by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service. Performances run weekends from Friday September 13, 2019 through Sunday October 6, 2019 with Friday and Saturday evening performances at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 for general admission. Admission for students (12 and under), active duty military and seniors (65 and over) is $15. Tickets can be purchased by clicking the link below. For further information, please call 301-617-9906 and press 2, or contact Maureen Rogers at maureencrogers@gmail.com or 301-452-2557.

Buy tickets here.

Auditions for Girls of the Garden Club by Laurel Mill Playhouse, July 17 & 18

Auditions for Girls of the Garden Club by Laurel Mill Playhouse, July 17 & 18

Auditions for Girls of the Garden Club
by John Patrick
Directed by Larry Simmons
Produced by Maureen Rogers

July 17, 2019 at 7:00 PM
July 18, 2019 at 7:00 PM

Location: Laurel Mill Playhouse

A hilarious new play which, as the title suggests, deals with the indomitable ladies whose lives revolve around the often outlandish doings of the local garden club. “GIRLS is a delight because it reflects reality. For every comic characterization onstage you can recall someone in your own life as a douoffstage.” — Chronicle-Telegram.

Performances will be Friday September 13, 2019 through Sunday October 6, 2019.

For more information, including roles to be cast, click here.

Moon Over Buffalo at Laurel Mill Playhouse, Mar 23-Apr 15

Moon Over Buffalo at Laurel Mill Playhouse, Mar 23-Apr 15

Moon Over Buffalo
By Ken Ludwig
Directed by Larry Simmons
Produced by Maureen Rogers

Friday March 23, 2018 through Sunday April 15, 2018

Location: Laurel Mill Playhouse

It is the summer of 1953, and George and Charlotte Hay, formerly a couple of Broadway stars, have taken their run-down touring company to Buffalo, New York. In Buffalo they have the intention of running “Cyrano de Bergerac” and “Private Lives” in repertory, all the while grumbling about missed Hollywood opportunities. But on-stage harmony is compromised when George performs an off-stage infidelity, impregnating the company’s ingenue. When Charlotte learns of this, she prepares to run away with the family lawyer, sending lightweight George on a grief-stricken drinking binge. It turns out that Frank Capra is headed to town on a talent scouting mission looking to hire the couple for his swashbuckling Scarlet Pimpernel epic. As a result, the Hay family — including scornful, deaf mother in law Ethel, determinedly practical daughter Rosalind, and dashing actor Paul, Rosalind’s ex-boyfriend — must work overtime to get sloppy drunk George into his Cyrano hat and nose. or is it his Elyot Chase smoking jacket? With the entrance of Rosalind’s fiance, anxious TV weatherman Howard — one man with two mistaken identities — and Richard Maynard, the wealthy lawyer hoping to lure Charlotte away to his mansion — the confusion only intensifies. With a plethora of pratfalls, slamming doors aplenty, and backstage shenanigans, Ken Ludwig’s Moon Over Buffalo is a fast-paced, hilarious screwball comedy in the old tradition, a throwback farce, a valentine to the stage, and the larger-than-life personalities that inhabit the world of the theatre.

Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French. Performances run weekends from Friday March 23, 2018 through Sunday April 15, 2018 with Friday and Saturday evening performances at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 for general admission. Admission for students (12 and under), active duty military and seniors (65 and over) is $15. Tickets can be purchased by clicking the link below. For further information, please call 301-617-9906 and press 2, or contact Maureen Rogers at maureencrogers@gmail.com or 301-452-2557 or Larry Simmons Email: actor98@comcast.net.

Buy tickets here.

Auditions for Moon Over Buffalo at the Laurel Mill Playhouse, Jan 23-28

Auditions for Moon Over Buffalo at the Laurel Mill Playhouse, Jan 23-28

Laurel Mill Playhouse announces auditions for:
Moon Over Buffalo
By Ken Ludwig
Directed by Larry Simmons
Produced by Maureen Rogers

Auditions for Moon Over Buffalo will be held on:
January 23, 2018 at 7:00 PM
January 24, 2018 at 7:00 PM
January 28, 2018 at 7:00 PM

Location: Laurel Mill Playhouse

Auditions will be cold readings from the script. LMP is all volunteer community theater. No appointment necessary. Bring a head shot or photo and conflicts.

Performances are scheduled to run from March 23, 2018 to April 15, 2018.

For more information, see: https://laurelmillplayhouse.org/auditions.php

It is the summer of 1953, and George and Charlotte Hay, formerly a couple of Broadway stars, have taken their run-down touring company to Buffalo, New York. In Buffalo they have the intention of running “Cyrano de Bergerac” and “Private Lives” in repertory, all the while grumbling about missed Hollywood opportunities. But on-stage harmony is compromised when George performs an off-stage infidelity, impregnating the company’s ingenue. When Charlotte learns of this, she prepares to run away with the family lawyer, sending lightweight George on a grief-stricken drinking binge. It turns out that Frank Capra is headed to town on a talent scouting mission looking to hire the couple for his swashbuckling Scarlet Pimpernel epic. As a result, the Hay family — including scornful, deaf mother in law Ethel, determinedly practical daughter Rosalind, and dashing actor Paul, Rosalind’s ex-boyfriend — must work overtime to get sloppy drunk George into his Cyrano hat and nose. or is it his Elyot Chase smoking jacket? With the entrance of Rosalind’s fiance, anxious TV weatherman Howard — one man with two mistaken identities — and Richard Maynard, the wealthy lawyer hoping to lure Charlotte away to his mansion — the confusion only intensifies. With a plethora of pratfalls, slamming doors aplenty, and backstage shenanigans, Ken Ludwig’s Moon Over Buffalo is a fast-paced, hilarious screwball comedy in the old tradition, a throwback farce, a valentine to the stage, and the larger-than-life personalities that inhabit the world of the theatre.

Pride and Prejudice at Laurel Mill Playhouse, Oct 21-Nov 13

Pride and Prejudice at Laurel Mill Playhouse, Oct 21-Nov 13

Pride and Prejudice
By Jane Austen
Directed by Larry Simmons
Produced by Maureen Rogers

Friday October 21, 2016 through Sunday November 13, 2016
Sunday matinee performances on November 6 and November 13 at 2:00 P.M.
Special Thursday performances on November 3 and November 10.

Location: Laurel Mill Playhouse

All of the wit and romance of Jane Austen’s classic 1813 novel come to life in this play. Finding a husband is hardly Elizabeth Bennet’s most urgent priority. But with four sisters, an overzealous match-making mother, and a string of unsuitable suitors, it’s difficult to escape the subject. When the independent-minded Elizabeth meets the handsome but enigmatic Mr. Darcy, she is determined not to let her feelings triumph over her own good sense — but the truth turns out to be slipperier than it seems. In a society where subtle snubs and deceit proliferate, is it possible for Elizabeth and Darcy to look beyond his pride and her prejudice, and to make the best match of all?

Tickets: $20 for general admission, $15 for students, military and seniors.

Performances run weekends from Friday October 21, 2016 through Sunday November 13, 2016 with Friday and Saturday evening performances at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 for general admission. Admission for students (12 and under), active duty military and seniors (65 and over) is $15. Tickets can be purchased by clicking here. For further information, please call 301-617-9906 and press 2, or contact Maureen Rogers at maureencrogers@gmail.com or 301-452-2557.

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