Presenting Town and Country Players' 2011 Season

Little Shop of Horrors The Rainmaker One Act Festival Bye Bye Birdie Laughter on the 23rd Floor A Sondheim Spectacular Much Ado About Nothing It's a Wonderful Life A Very Town and Country Christmas!


Tickets for the 2011 Season may be purchased
by calling Brown Paper Tickets at 1-800-838-3006
or by visiting Brown Paper Tickets on the web


Little Shop of Horrors

Book by Howard Ashman
Music by Alan Menken

Directed by John Zimmerman
Musical Direction by Don Tenenblatt
Produced by Nancy Ridgeway
Choreography by Page Ridgeway

Charming, tuneful and hilarious! One of the longest-running off-Broadway musicals of all time, Little Shop is the story of a down-and-out skid row floral assistant who becomes an overnight sensation when he discovers an exotic plant with a mysterious craving for fresh blood. Soon "Audrey II" grows into an ill-tempered, tough-talking, R&B-singing carnivore who offers the florist fame and fortune in exchange for feeding its growing appetite. Don't miss this campy rock-musical! Rated PG-13

Subject matter may not be appropriate for younger ages.

Performances: April 8, 9, 10 (matinee), 15, 16, 17 (matinee), 22 and 23

Friday and Saturday night shows have an 8 pm curtain; Sunday matinees start at 3 pm.
Tickets are $18.


The Rainmaker

By N. Richard Nash

Directed by Alana Caraccio
Produced by Sharon Rill

As a paralyzing drought holds the Depression era West in its spell, a father and his two sons lose hope that the only female in the home, plain, 'old-maid' Lizzie, will ever find a husband. Into their parched lives comes a colorful and roughish 'rainmaker' who claims he can make the skies pour down water...for a fee. What follows is a gem of a romantic comedy as the rainmaker turns his magic on Lizzie and convinces her of her own special beauty.

Performances: May 13, 14, 15 (matinee), 20, 21, 22 (matinee), 27 and 28

Friday and Saturday night shows have an 8 pm curtain; Sunday matinees start at 3 pm.
Tickets are $15.


One Act Festival

T&C stages a One-Act Festival to give its fledgling directors an opportunity to show their stuff and qualify to direct one of our mainstage productions. Come out to see our new directors-in-the-making and enjoy a very entertaining night at the Barn. Tickets are only $10!

The One Act Festival contains both Adult Language and Adult Themes. Parental discretion is advised for children under the age of 17.

Directors and Plays
Jon Knapp: Babel's in Arms, by David Ives
Ken Weigert: Do Not Collect $200, J. Wiltz
Kristin Baldino: The Wedding Story, by Julianne Homokay

Performances: June 10, 11

Friday and Saturday night shows have an 8 pm curtain.
Tickets are $10.


Bye Bye Birdie

Book by Michael Stewart
Lyrics by Lee Adams
Music by Charles Strouse

Directed by Nancy Ridgeway
Musical Direction by Joe Nappi
Produced by John Zimmerman
Choreography by Justin Derry

The ultimate feel-good musical and winner of four 1961 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Bye Bye Birdie tells the story of rock 'n' roll superstar Conrad Birdie, loosely based on Elvis Presley. To the dismay of his adoring fans, Conrad is about to be drafted into the army. Comic complications ensue when, as part of one last publicity stunt cooked up by his agent, he promises to give a good-bye kiss to one lucky girl on "The Ed Sullivan Show." Charles Strouse and Lee Adam's upbeat score which includes the hit songs "Put On A Happy Face," "Kids," "One Boy," and "The Telephone Hour," will lift your heart and rock your feet!

Performances: July 8, 9 (matinee and evening), 10 (matinee), 15, 16 (matinee and evening), 17 (matinee), 22 and 23 (matinee and evening)

Friday and Saturday night shows have an 8 pm curtain; Sunday matinees start at 3 pm.
Tickets are $18 for adults and $10 for children 12 and under.


Laughter on the 23rd Floor

By Neil Simon

Directed by James Kirkwood
Produced by Kristin Baldino

Playwright Neil Simon got his first big break in the early '50s as a staff writer on Sid Caesar's fabled television series Your Show of Shows. Laughter... takes a fictionalized look at the backstage chaos that went into producing one of the landmarks of television's Golden Age. Max Prince is the star of his own popular comedy-variety series with ratings that have begun to slip. His brilliant writing staff (whose real-life alter egos in addition to Neil Simon included Mel Brooks, Carl Reiner and Larry Gelbart) work frantically to keep Max sane and employed by creating "shtick" for the weekly show while hurling humorous invectives at each other and anyone else within earshot. Come and enjoy the madness!

This play contains Adult Language unacceptable to some.

Performances: August 12, 13, 14 (matinee), 19, 20, 21 (matinee), 26 and 27

Friday and Saturday night shows have an 8 pm curtain; Sunday matinees start at 3 pm.
Tickets are $15.


A Sondheim Spectacular!

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

Directed by Anne Odland and Don Tenenblatt
Produced by Nancy Ridgeway

Join us in a concert performance celebrating the music and lyrics of Stephen Sondheim and find out why the feted and venerated genius (who celebrated his 80th birthday in 2010) is so beloved in the world of American Music Theater.

Performances: September 9, 10

Friday and Saturday night shows have an 8 pm curtain.
Tickets are $15.


Much Ado About Nothing

By William Shakespeare

Directed by DeLarme Landes
Produced by Bill Weir

Shakespeare's template for the modern romantic comedy hits all the right notes: witty repartee, verbal sparring with more than a hint of sexual attraction, mixed messages and crossed signals, and, of course, the happy ending. Claudio and Hero are soon to be married; Beatrice and Benedick insist they can't stand each other. What starts as a couple's prank on friends turns into heartache, innuendo, and a battle of the sexes, but a wise fool saves the day, turning tragedy into high comedy.

Performances: September 30, October 1, 2 (matinee), 7, 8, 9 (matinee), 14, 15

Friday and Saturday night shows have an 8 pm curtain; Sunday matinees start at 3 pm.
Tickets are $15.


It's a Wonderful Life

By Dr. James W. Rodgers

Directed by Annamarie Hughes
Produced by Meghan Hughes

In our American culture "It's a Wonderful Life" has become almost as familiar as Dickens' "A Christmas Carol." The story is a natural for a stage adaptation: the saga of George Bailey, the Everyman from the small town of Bedford Falls, whose dreams of escape and adventure have been quashed by family obligation and civic duty, whose guardian angel has to descend on Christmas Eve to save him from despair and to remind him by showing him what the world would have been like had he never been born; that his has been, after all, a wonderful life. This faithful adaptation has all your favorite characters: George and Mary Hatch, Clarence, Uncle Billy, Violet, and, of course, the Scrooge-like villain, Mr. Potter. This fine dramatization not only celebrates the faith of the season, it also celebrates the American philosophy of life: hard work, fair play and the love and support of one's family and community will be rewarded.

Performances: November 4, 5 (matinee and evening), 6 (matinee), 11, 12 (matinee and evening), 13 (matinee), 18 and 19 (matinee and evening)

Friday and Saturday night shows have an 8 pm curtain; Sunday matinees start at 3 pm.
Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children 12 and under.


A Very Town and Country Christmas!

The Town & Country Players present our very own take on the Christmas holiday with our 4th Annual A Very Town and Country Christmas! Fast becoming a favorite holiday tradition at T&C, A Very Town and Country Christmas! is a concert performed as a radio broadcast, complete with parody commercials, radio plays, comedy, drama, and lots of great singing: a truly one-of-a-kind event that should NOT be missed. We promise one heck of a Holly Jolly Good Time that is sure to brighten up the Christmas season!

Performances: December 3 (8 pm) and 4 (3 pm)

Location: James-Lorah House at 132 North Main Street in Doylestown. Patrons can utilize on-street parking and the Doylestown public parking garage, located one block down the hill from James-Lorah House on Broad St.

Tickets are $15.

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Tickets for the 2011 Season may be purchased
by calling Brown Paper Tickets at 1-800-838-3006
or by visiting Brown Paper Tickets on the web

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