Laurel Mill Playhouse

Laurel Mill Playhouse

Home to the Burtonsville Players.

Website: http://www.laurelmillplayhouse.org/index.php

The Laurel Mill Playhouse is located at 508 Main Street, Laurel, Maryland 20707.

Mailing address: The Laurel Mill Playhouse, P.O. Box 423, Laurel, Maryland 20725-0423

Phone: 301-617-9906 | E-mail: LMP@laurelmillplayhouse.org

Upcoming shows:


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.

Tags: Laurel Mill Playhouse, Laurel Maryland, Maureen Rogers, Moon Over Buffalo, Ken Ludwig, Larry Simmons


Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at Laurel Mill Playhouse, Apr 27-May 20

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Lyrics by Tim Rice
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Directed by Michael Hartsfield
Produced by Maureen Rogers
Musical Director: Mimi McGinniss
Choreographer: Kristin Rigsby

Friday April 27, 2018 through Sunday May 20, 2018

Location: Laurel Mill Playhouse

Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2018, sha la la Joseph you’re doing fine! You and your dreamcoat ahead of your time! One of the most enduring shows of all time, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is a reimagining of the Biblical story of Joseph, his father Jacob, eleven brothers and the coat of many colors.

Told entirely through song with the help of a main character Narrator, the musical follows preferred son Joseph. After being sold into slavery by his brothers, he ingratiates himself with Egyptian noble Potiphar, but ends up in jail after refusing the amorous advances of Potiphar’s wife. While imprisoned, Joseph discovers his ability to interpret dreams, and he soon finds himself in front of the mighty but troubled, Elvis-inspired, Pharaoh. Joseph’s solution to Egypt’s famine elevates him to Pharaoh’s right-hand man and reunites him with his family.

The magical musical is full of catchy songs in a variety of styles, from a parody of French ballads (“Those Canaan Days”), to country-western (“One More Angel in Heaven”) and calypso (“Benjamin Calypso”), along with the unforgettable classics “Any Dream Will Do” and “Close Every Door.”

Produced by special arrangement with The Musical Company. Performances run weekends from Friday April 27, 2018 through Sunday May 20, 2018 with Friday and Saturday evening performances at 8 p.m. Tickets are $22 for general admission. Admission for students (12 and under), active duty military and seniors (65 and over) is $17. 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.

Tags: Laurel Mill Playhouse, Laurel Maryland, Maureen Rogers, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Tim Rice, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Michael Hartsfield, Mimi McGinniss, Kristin Rigsby


One-Act Play Festival at Laurel Mill Playhouse, Jun 8-19

Laurel Mill Playhouse is having 2 weekends of One Acts written by Dr. Jim Wise. The One Acts will perform on:

Friday, June 8th at 8pm
Saturday, June 9 at 8pm
Sunday, June 10th at 2pm
Friday, June 15th at 8pm
Saturday, June 16th at 8pm
Sunday, June 19th at 2pm

One show will also be performing at Riderwood at 2pm on June 23rd.

Location: Laurel Mill Playhouse

Buy tickets here.

Tags: Laurel Mill Playhouse, Laurel Maryland, Maureen Rogers, Jim Wise, One-Act Play Festival


Laughing Stock at Laurel Mill Playhouse, Jun 29-Jul 15

Laughing Stock
by Charles Morey
Directed by Daniel Johnston
Assistant Directed by Michael Hartsfield
Produced by Maureen Rogers

Friday June 29, 2018 through Sunday July 15, 2018

Location: Laurel Mill Playhouse

LAUGHING STOCK is a hilarious backstage farce and genuinely affectionate look into the world of the theatre. When The Playhouse, a rustic New England summer theatre, schedules a repertory season of Dracula, Hamlet and Charley’s Aunt, comic mayhem ensues. We follow the well-intentioned but over-matched company from outrageous auditions to ego-driven rehearsals through opening nights gone disastrously awry to the elation of a great play well told and the comic and nostalgic season close.

“—a summer stock production of Dracula disintegrates into chaos on opening night. Gothic horror becomes high comedy amid misplaced technical cues, forgotten lines, wrong entrances and eccentric acting—the large audience howled with glee as they watched the mayhem unfold…” —Salt Lake Tribune. “LAUGHING STOCK soars as farce…” —Salt Lake City Weekly. “The delightful thing…is that Morey strikes a balance between a depiction of everything that can and usually does go wrong…and a genuinely affectionate look at the magic that holds theatre companies together…these are all type characters but Morey adeptly deepens and individualizes each one…The Dracula section and a rehearsal of Charley’s Aunt where the actors improvise being animals at dusk around an African water hole are comic high point…” —Event (Salt Lake City). “LAUGHING STOCK will indeed have you laughing in your seat if not rolling in the aisles…It’s hard to imagine anyone whose funny bone wouldn’t be tickled by this one…it’s a hoot…it’s a blast…” —Monadnock Ledger (NH). “Scene after scene, beat after beat, LAUGHING STOCK piles on the laughs…every single piece crackles with successful wit and abundant humor…virtuoso farce…” —Keene Sentinel (NH). “I cried, I choked, I fell into a coughing fit, I cried some more…can’t help but love this play.” —Nashua Telegraph (NH).

Produced by special arrangement with Dramatists Publishing Company. Performances run weekends from Friday June 29, 2018 through Sunday July 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 $17. 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.

Tags: Laurel Mill Playhouse, Laurel Maryland, Maureen Rogers, Laughing Stock, Charles Morey, Daniel Johnston, Michael Hartsfield


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