A Sensational Season Awaits

While we are all enjoying the peaceful calm that is winter in Highlands, it isn’t too soon to look forward to another wonderful summer season when we emerge from our quietude and hit the scene running.

One of the things that many of us look forward to is another year of performances at the Highlands Playhouse.

This year the marks the 77th season of the Highlands Playhouse and they have a toe-tapping season full of musicals in store for us. Audiences will be treated to four world-renowned musicals- each one a different type of show that will have them begging for more.

The season starts with “Anything Goes,” which chronicles the madcap antics of a stowaway and an heiress aboard an ocean liner bound from New York to London.

Following that, audiences will have a chance to see the ever popular “Godspell,” a musical based around a series of Biblical parables, mostly from the Gospel of Matthew. This show features various musical styles including rock 'n roll, pop, R & B, ragtime and more.

“First Date” is next and promises to have audiences laughing hysterically at the story of a blind date between Aaron (who has never gone out with a stranger) and serial romancer Casey. The ensemble cast comes to life as various characters from Aaron and Casey’s past and possible future! The season ends appropriately with “End of the Rainbow,” a musical set in London that follows the last months of Judy Garland’s life. This

story follows Garland as she is preparing for her five week run of shows at The Talk of the Town while struggling with both her addictions and her strained relationships with the men around her.

Performance dates are: “Anything Goes,” June 25-July 11;

“Godspell,” July 16-August 1; “First Date,” August 6-22; and

“End of the Rainbow,” August 27-September 6. For more information, please visit the Playhouse website at www.highlandsplayhouse.org or call the box office at (828) 526-9443. While waiting on the exciting new season, please remember to check out the first-run movies playing at the Playhouse throughout the winter.