Lemon Bay Playhouse
96 West Dearborn Street
Englewood, Florida 34223
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SOMETHING TO HIDE – A Thriller
Written by Leslie Sands & Directed by Michelle Neitzel
The setting is a charming house in the English countryside, where writer Howard Holt is visited each weekend by his wife, who is also his publisher. During the week, he is joined by his mistress - a fact of which his wife is well aware. As the action begins, the departing mistress is (apparently) run over and killed by the wife, and Howard gallantly offers to dispose of the body. Reserved seat tickets are $18.00 each.
DON’T TALK TO THE ACTORS - A Comedy
Written by Tom Dudzick & Directed by Michele Strauss
The best plans go awry when the cast and crew of a Broadway-bound play resort to manipulation, diva like behavior and chaotic abandon to get what they want. Playwright Jerry and his fiancé are a couple of Buffalo greenhorns suddenly swept up in the whirlwind of New York’s theatre scene. Reserved seat tickets are $18.00 each.
LADIES IN RETIREMENT - A Mystery/Drama
Written by Edward Percy & Reginald Denham & Directed by Ron DelBello
Miss Fiske, ex-actress, lives in a remote house with her companion Ellen Creed. Ellen has devoted her life to her sisters, Louisa and Emily (simple minded maiden ladies), and she invites them to visit her. Although Miss Fiske wants the sisters to leave, Ellen has plans for them to stay. However, when a nephew of the Creed’s arrives, the plot thickens. Reserved seat tickets are $18.00 each.
"It's My Party: The Fabulous 50's and 60's!"
You'll be remembering Hula Hoops, Slinky Toys and 45 rpm records as you listen to iconic radio hits from those memorable years: It's My Party; In the Still of the Night; Bye Bye Love; Hold Me Thrill Me; 60's Fun Songs and more - from artists such as Brenda Lee, The Shirelles, Everly Brothers, The Supremes, Beatles and many others.
Plus comedy characters with loads of laughs - including “Moon Blossom the Dippy Hippie” and "the First Female Elvis Impersonator"! To see a video demo of her performance please visit her web site at www.marcydowney.com. Reserved seat tickets are $18.00 each.
GREETINGS! – A Comedy
Written by Tom Dudzick & Directed by Ron Bupp
Andy has a sweet Catholic Mother, a sour Catholic Father, and an intellectually disabled younger brother Mickey. When Andy brings his Jewish atheist fiancé to meet his folks on Christmas Eve, his worst fears about family blow-ups are realized. And then Mickey speaks!? Reserved seat tickets are $18.00 each.
TOM AND SANDY DOYLE
“Les Paul and Mary Ford of Today Tribute”
Come and see this amazing husband-and-wife team capture the magic of Les Paul and Mary Ford through Tom's spellbinding guitar and Sandy's smooth vocals that will take you back in time! As Tom worked with Les Paul for over 45 years, he acquired a unique first-hand account of musical history as well as the invention and development of the electric guitar as we know it. Hear the Doyles as they entertain with stories and recreate top hits such as; How High the Moon, Via Con Dios, Bye Bye Blues, The World is Waiting for the Sunrise and many more! To see a video demo of their performance please visit their web site at www.tomdoyleguitars.com. Reserved seat tickets are $18.00 each.
LETTICE AND LOVAGE - A Comedy
Written by Peter Shaffer & Directed by Bob La Salle
Lettice Duffet is an expert on Elizabethian cuisine and Medieval weaponry and overly enthusiastic about history and theatre. She is a tour guide at Fustian House, and when she begins to embellish its historical past in her lectures and stray from the facts, Lotte Schon, an inspector from the Preservation Trust, must fire her. But what happens between these two is a revelation. Reserved seat tickets are $18.00 each.
“Banjo and Guitar”
Following a recent performance by Hall of Famer, Tim Allan, a New York music critic, well known for his less than kind critiques, turned the tables and flatly stated: “I know of no musician today who possesses a broader repertoire or who uses his musical knowledge to better advantage. From classics to country, Tim Allan's work is extraordinary."
With a natural proficiency on guitar, banjo, mandolin, and ukulele, along with his smooth baritone vocals in a seemingly inexhaustible supply of popular standards, Tim has enjoyed engagements on television, cruise ships, at top hotels and in concert venues around the world. To see a video demo of his performance please visit his web site at www.timallan.com. Reserved seat tickets are $18.00 each.
6TH ANNUAL SHORTS ALOUD FESTIVAL
Once again, Lemon Bay Playhouse’s Readers Theater will be presenting their annual Shorts Aloud Festival. This will be its sixth year, and this popular event is always well attended. A unique form of live theater, the actors always give the audience a laugh-filled performance with twists and surprises. Show times are Feb. 28 at 7:30 pm and March 1 at 2:00 pm and 7:30 pm. Mark your calendars and buy your reserved seat tickets soon at the special price of $12.00.
DON’T DRESS FOR DINNER – A Comedy
Written by Marc Camoletti adapted by Robin Hawdon & Directed by Will Horton
Bernard is planning a weekend with his chic mistress at a French farmhouse. He has arranged for a cordon bleu cook to prepare gourmet delights and is packing his wife Jacqueline off to her Mother’s and has invited his best friend to provide the alibi. What could go wrong!! Reserved seat tickets are $18.00 each.
LORRI HAFER JAZZ QUARTET
“Salutes The Great American Songbook”
As the lead vocalist with The Hillside Singers, Lorri Hafer wanted to 'teach the world to sing in perfect harmony'. When she met fellow musician Mike Hafer in 1981, it was love at first sight and they were married six months later. Lorri was the featured vocalist with The Glenn Miller Orchestra, Les Brown's Band Of Renown and special guest vocalist with Buddy Morrow and the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra.
During the past decade, Lorri (vocalist), Mike (piano), Paul Hafer (bass) and Dave Dunscombe (drums) performed on "Music Of Your Life" Big Band and Jazz cruises throughout the Caribbean and in Europe . They have also performed for The Melbourne Arts Festival, The Jazz Club Of Sarasota, The South County Jazz Society, The Space Coast Jazz Society, and The Al Downing Tampa Bay Jazz Society, among others. We are now fortunate to have them appear on our stage at Lemon Bay Playhouse. To see a video demo of their performance please visit their web site at www.lorrihafer.com. Reserved seat tickets are $18.00 each.
OH, MAMA! NO, PAPA! - A Comedy
Written by Reginald Denham & Directed by Rita Corn
Eleanor (a widow) and Silas (a widower) are both, if you take their word for it, near death. Louisa (Eleanor’s daughter) and James (Silas’s son), tired of their parents’ moaning, accompany them to see Dr. Bolt. Eleanor and Silas meet for the first time and are romantically attracted. Low and behold! The aches and pains disappear. When they get together to celebrate, the fun begins. Reserved seat tickets are $18.00 each.
The cast of Don’t Talk to the Actors has been chosen, and they take a short break from rehearsals to pose for a picture with the Director. Seated (l to r) are Sandi Wood (Lucinda Shaw), Rita Corn (Beatrice Pomeroy), Alyson Gamble (Arlene Wyniarski) and Director Michele Strauss. Standing (l to r) are Charlie Tyler (Mike Policzek), Ron Bupp (Curt Logan) and Paul Mullen (Jerry Przpezniak).
October 18, 7:30 PM
GIVE 'EM HELL, HARRY!
FUNDRAISER STARRING JACK RABITO
Veteran actor Jack Rabito has generously volunteered to produce and perform “Give ‘Em Hell, Harry!” as a fundraiser to reduce the mortgage on the Lemon Bay Playhouse Annex, purchased earlier this year.
This is a wonderfully dynamic one-man presentation of our 33rd President, who was a haberdasher, farmer, WWI soldier, and U.S. Senator. Harry Truman was a common man with common sense, who was an open, outspoken, and honest politician. He confronted some of the most critical problems of the past century. He never stopped “shooting from the lip” about the issues he faced and the people he faced up to. His comments on political figures of his time are perceptive, deliciously candid, and sometimes downright prophetic.
Join Jack as he takes you back in time.
Tickets are $18 each