Summer 2014 at Hackmatack Playhouse
Please read: A letter from Michael Guptill
ARSENIC AND OLD LACE - June 20 to July 5
Joseph Kesselring's famous comedy about the crazy Brewster family is the "Chestnut" of American theater. Drama critic Mortimer Brewster must deal with his homicidal aunts, a brother who believes he is Teddy Roosevelt, an uncle who is a Boris Karloff look-a-like and the Brooklyn police as he questions his promise to marry the woman he loves.
June 20-21; 25-28; July 2-5.
Matinees: June 26th, July 3.
THE MUSIC MAN - July 9 to July 26
An affectionate look at Smalltown USA. The Music Man is the story of a fast talking salesman as he cons the good people of River City Iowa. Meredith Wilson's score includes timeless American Music classics including "Til There was You", "Trouble in River City", "Wells Fargo Wagon" and of course "76 Trombones". Funny, warm, romantic and touching, The Music Man is family entertainment at its best.
July 9-12; 16-19; 23-26
Matinees: July 10, 17, 24
MONTY PYTHON'S SPAMALOT - July 30 to August 16
Lovingly ripped off from the classic film comedy "Monty Python and the Holy Grail", Spamalot retells the legend of King Arthur and his knights of the Round Table, and features a bevy of beautiful show girls, cows, a killer rabbit and many French people. Did we mention the bevy of beautiful show girls? Winner of three 2005 Tony Awards!
July 30-Aug 2; Aug 6-9; 13-16
Matinees: July 31, August 7, 14
THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL - August 20 to August 30
This heartwarming story set in the 1940's is of an elderly woman (Carrie Watts) who desires to visit the town where she grew up but is stopped by her meddling daughter-in-law and overprotective son. Determined, Carrie makes the trip and finds new friends along the road, but discovers that the town she once knew, is no more.
August 20-23; 27-30
Matinees: August 21, 28
Auditions for young singers / actors (age 7 to 12) for the show "The Music Man" will be held at the Hackmatack Playhouse on Saturday May 10 at 10:00 am. It is not necessary that candidates play an instrument, however if you do play an instrument, please bring it.
Press Release: "A barn-turned-theater in Berwick thrives"