Single Tickets for Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park’s 2017-2018 Season on Sale July 31

PIP_logoCINCINNATI – Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park will release all single tickets for the 2017-18 season for sale on Monday, July 31, including tickets for the 27th annual production of the beloved classic, A CHRISTMAS CAROL and the much- anticipated SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE production, which opens the season on Sept. 2.

pip_shakespeare-in-love-promoOhio’s only two-time Tony Award-winning theatre boasts productions that are both nationally recognized and locally crafted, featuring actors, directors and designers who regularly work on and off Broadway and at other leading professional theatres across the country. The Playhouse presents all regular season productions in its iconic Eden Park location.

Marx Theatre Season
Presented by Schueler Group
Season Sponsor of New Work: The Rosenthal Foundation
Design Sponsor: Macy’s

The Playhouse’s 58th season features:

SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE
Based on the screenplay by Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard
Adapted for the stage by Lee Hall
Music by Paddy Cunneen
Directed by Blake Robison
Sept. 2 – 30, 2017

The beloved, Oscar-winning film comes to life on stage in an extravagant production that’s both wildly funny and irresistibly romantic.

THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME
By Simon Stephens
Adapted from the novel by Mark Haddon
Directed by Marcia Milgrom Dodge
Oct. 14 – Nov. 11, 2017

Winner of five Tony Awards, this Broadway smash hit puts you inside the brilliant mind of a boy who sees the world as most of us can only imagine.

First Financial Bank presents
A CHRISTMAS CAROL
By Charles Dickens
Adapted by Howard Dallin
Directed by Michael Evan Haney
Nov. 22 – Dec. 30, 2017

This joyous, time-honored production returns for its 27th season with a cast of nearly 30 actors, elaborate costumes and thrilling special effects.

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET
Book by Colin Escott and Floyd Mutrux
Original Concept and Direction by Floyd Mutrux
Inspired by Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins
Jan. 20 – Feb. 18, 2018

The electrifying Tony Award-winning musical Million Dollar Quartet brings you inside the recording studio to relive the evening of December 4, 1956.

Leading Ladies presents
MARIE AND ROSETTA
By George Brandt
Directed by Neil Pepe
March 3 – 31, 2018

This “play with music” chronicles gospel singer Rosetta Tharpe’s first rehearsal with a young protégée, Marie Knight, as they prepare for a tour that would establish them as one of the great duet teams in musical history.

Ken Ludwig’s
TREASURE ISLAND
Adapted from the novel by Robert Louis Stevenson
Directed by Blake Robison
April 21 – May 19, 2018

Set sail on the journey of a lifetime, complete with cutthroat pirates, a treasure map and a courageous boy entangled in a dangerous swashbuckling expedition.

Thompson Shelterhouse Season
Presented by Heidelberg Distributing Company
Season Sponsor of New Work: The Rosenthal Foundation
Design Sponsor: Allan Berliant and Jennie Rosenthal Berliant Family Fund

MR. JOY
By Daniel Beaty
Directed by Nicole A. Watson
Sept. 23 – Oct. 22, 2017

Through the lens of nine of Mr. Joy’s customers – all brought to life by one actress – we learn the subtly profound and unassuming impact the Mr. Joy, a Harlem shoe shop owner, had on each of their lives.

Frank Ferrante in AN EVENING WITH GROUCHO
Nov. 4 – Dec. 17, 2017

Award-winning actor/director/playwright Frank Ferrante recreates his PBS, New York and London acclaimed portrayal of legendary comedian Groucho Marx.

BE HERE NOW
By Deborah Zoe Laufer
Feb. 9 – March 11, 2018

Two lost souls come together under most unusual circumstances in this deeply insightful and charmingly funny world premiere.

SOONER/LATER
By Allyson Currin
March 24 – April 22, 2018

This captivating world premiere with a metaphysical twist navigates the paths of romance, marriage and parenting while exploring the pains and pleasures of all three.

MURDER FOR TWO
Book and music by Joe Kinosian
Book and lyrics by Kellen Blair
Directed by Paul Mason Barnes
May 5 – June 10, 2018

Murder for Two is the perfect blend of music, mayhem and mystery guaranteed to keep you guessing – and laughing – until the very last note.

Individual tickets for all shows start at just $35 or $40. Tickets to all 7 p.m. Sunday performances (not including A Christmas Carol) are priced at just $10 for college students with a valid school ID. Student tickets are just $15 on the day of the show for all other performances.

Discounted ticket prices for children and teens are available for all productions — $30 and $45, depending on show and seat location. Visit the Playhouse website for content and age advisories for each show.

Patrons also can subscribe to all five Marx Theatre or five Thompson Shelterhouse productions for as little as $157.50 or build their own series of four or more shows from either theatre.

To purchase tickets or for more information, call the Playhouse Box Office at 513-421-3888 (toll-free in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana at (800-582-3208) or visit www.cincyplay.com. Call 513-345-2248 for Telecommunications Device for the Deaf accessibility.

The Playhouse is fully accessible. Audio enhancement receivers, large print programs and complete wheelchair access are available.

The Playhouse is supported by the generosity of more than 40,000 contributors to the ArtsWave Community Campaign. The Ohio Arts Council helps fund the Playhouse with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans. The Playhouse also receives funding from the Shubert Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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