July 4-7 @ 8 p.m.
The Fantasticks

Music by Harvey Schmidt
Book & Lyrics by Tom Jones
Based on Les Romanesques by Edmond Rostand
Directed by Grechen Wingerter
Music Directed by Michael Shirtz
Choreographed by Pamela Shirtz

Whimsical, poignant, and romantic, The Fantasticks has been enchanting theatregoers for over 50 years as the world’s longest running musical. In a theatrical and inventive fashion, our enigmatic narrator — El Gallo — introduces us to a world of moonlight and magic as a pair of young lovers journey through adolescent thrills, the growing pains of hurt and betrayal, the highs of passion, the challenges of distance, and the agonies of heartbreak to discover how to truly love. The famous score, which includes the classics “Try To Remember,” “They Were You,” and “Soon It’s Gonna Rain,” is as timeless as the story itself in what many consider to be the world’s most beloved musical.

Sponsored by: TBA
Tickets can also be purchased by calling the Playhouse Office at 419-433-4744.
July 11-14 @ 8 p.m.
Next to Normal

Music by Tom Kitt
Book & Lyrics by Brian Yorkey
Directed by Nick Hrutkay
Music Direction by Michael Shirtz
Choreographed by Pamela Shirtz

Winner of three 2009 Tony Awards, including Best Musical Score and the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Next to Normal has been hailed by critics around the country, including The New York Times, as one of the greatest musicals ever written. With provocative lyrics and an electrifying rock score featuring more than 30 original songs, This groundbreaking smash hit musical is a heart-swelling dissection of a mother’s mental illness and her suburban family’s struggle to keep their world intact.

Please note that this production contains adult language and content. Recommended for mature audiences and may be inappropriate for children 12 and under.
Sponsored by: TBA
Tickets can also be purchased by calling the Playhouse Office at 419-433-4744.
July 18-21 @ 8 p.m.
12 Angry Jurors

By Reginald Rose
Directed by Jennifer Wertz

Based on the well-known film version released in 1957, Reginald Rose’s immortal classic follows 12 jurors as they deliberate on a seemingly clear-cut murder case until one of the jurors begins opening the others’ eyes to the facts. With each juror revealing his or her own character as the various testimonies are re-examined, the murder is re-enacted and a new murder threat is born before their eyes. The jurors’ final verdict and how they reach it will shock you and keep you on the edge of your seat in this riveting courtroom drama.

Sponsored by: TBA
Tickets can also be purchased by calling the Playhouse Office at 419-433-4744.
July 25-28 @ 8 p.m.
Peter and the Starcatcher
By Rick Elice
Music by Wayne Barker
Directed by Nick Hrutkay
Music Direction by Michael Shirtz

The Tony Award winning Peter and the Starcatcher upends the century-old story of how a miserable orphan comes to be The Boy Who Would Not Grow Up (a.k.a. Peter Pan). A wildly theatrical adaptation of Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson’s best-selling novels, this family favorite features a dozen actors portraying more than 100 unforgettable characters using ingenious stagecraft and the limitless possibilities of imagination to bring the story to life.From marauding pirates and jungle tyrants to unwilling comrades and unlikely heroes, Peter and the Starcatcher playfully explores the bonds of friendship, duty, and love in a thrilling adventure for all ages.

Sponsored by: TBA
Tickets can also be purchased by calling the Playhouse Office at 419-433-4744.