Back in Theater Heaven | Highlands Playhouse
Highlands Playhouse bursts out of its Covid confinement with a bracing schedule focusing on crowd favorites.
Now live! On stage! In front of a living, breathing audience! In-house theater at Highlands Playhouse has been revamped, restored, and resurrected with a special seat waiting just for you on July 22.
Let’s celebrate the Board, staff, and volunteers who adjusted to every challenge Covid threw at them. They kept the home fires burning. While the theater was dark, they created a new website, new online ticketing system, a new paint job, a new bar, and added new faces. Movies are already showing. Enjoy a film and check out the building’s new face-lift.
Board President Dave Healy says, “Auditions, contracts and preparations began for this season in January! If you remember, back then many questioned the vaccines and whether we could open at all! Our decision was to move forward and take a chance! We decided to do only two shows and start the season a few weeks later to ensure our patrons and performers would have time to be vaccinated and safe.”
Here’s the exciting 2021 Schedule:
Ring of Fire | July 22 – August 14
From the songbook of Johnny Cash comes this unique musical about love and faith, struggle and success, rowdiness and redemption, and the healing power of home and family. More than two dozen classic hits – including I Walk The Line, A Boy Named Sue, Folsom Prison Blues, and the title tune – performed by a multi-talented cast, paint a musical portrait of The Man in Black that promises to be a foot-stompin’, crowd-pleasin’ salute to a unique musical legend! Though he is never impersonated, Johnny Cash’s remarkable life story is told through his music, climaxing in a concert that will both move and exhilarate! All tickets are $45.
Curtains Up! | August 19 – September 6
This original tribute to the best of Broadway and beyond was created by our very own Playhouse artistic team, led by Marshall Carby and Jimmy Lewis. This all new original revue, featuring some of your favorite Playhouse performers, will explore the classic musical theatre tunes we all know and love along with today’s Broadway and West End hits! All tickets are $45.
Johnny Cash … and the Best of Broadway? Wowzer. Musical heaven is happening in Highlands. Pull up a cloud-soft seat and join your heavenly hosts, Scott Daniel, Marshall Carby, Jimmy Lewis, and the gang, as everyone shouts Hallelujah for the reunion.
Visit highlandsplayhouse.org/reserve to learn more and to order and reserve tickets.
by Donna Rhodes