Playmakers Silver Legacy Celebration
November 27 @ 1:00 pm - December 6 @ 6:00 pm
The Grove Playmakers are celebrating a milestone along the path to creating sterling theatre for our community with exhibits illustrating The Playmakers’ musical history through thirty-four musical and musical revue productions.
The exhibits will open on Saturday, November 27th from 1:00 – 8:00 pm, and will continue on Saturdays, 1:00– 8:00, and Sundays, 1:00 – 6:00 pm. through December 6th. The exhibit will also be open on Thursday, December 4th at 1 pm.
Displays of major musicals and musical revues, many of which included young actors, will light up the theatre stage.
Images of musicals with casts of primarily children and youth, over 200 throughout the Playmakers’ history, will charm all ages in the wing room.
Visitors may amble with friends or family members through the exhibits, following all CDC guidelines including masks and social distancing. Families or groups of friends may wish to let The Playmakers know if they would like to come on a specific day at a specific time so that the guidelines can be met.
Though not open on Thanksgiving Day, the exhibit would be an enjoyable way for families and friends to relax on the days following.
“This exhibit will bring back memories for all those talented residents of all ages who sang, danced, and acted for perhaps the first time in their lives,” said Karon Wheat, Chairperson of The Playmakers’ Board of Directors. “They realized that there was a place for their hidden talents or aspirations, even though some were nervous, even scared to give it a try. They stepped up and stepped out, discovering how exciting the opportunity turned out to be. Others were excited to finally have the opportunity to strut their stuff. Entire families got involved on-stage, backstage, or helping with promotions, ticket sales, and fund-raising. The Playmakers hope this exhibit will inspire more residents to decide it’s time for them to get involved in the many enjoyable ways that they can put their creativity to a good purpose, or just help others show theirs.”
You can get in on the fun of setting up this memorable exhibit by going to FB: grove playmakers theatre.
Displayed in the wing room will be hand-decorated tree ornaments, a gift from The Playmakers for students who have participated in the musicals displayed.
The legacies of approximately 50 students who were in four or more productions over the years will be highlighted.
Special stocking stuffers for adults will be available for a donation.
Since 2020 was not conducive to celebrating twenty-five years of plays in the style The Playmakers had planned, this exhibit is created as a gift to all those who made theatre possible in the past quarter-century in our community: the performers, the crews, and those who have supported us by financial gifts and attendance at shows.
Productions over the past twenty-five years have included 120 plays for general audiences, instruction of over 2000 students in and out of school hours and 19 plays for students in school, 93 Readers’ Theatre short plays, and a number of workshops for actors, on costume construction & design, farce, set design and Commedia dell’Arte.