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Season Productions
Greetings! By Tom Dudzick
Dec. 3—Dec. 21, 2014
Don’t Talk to the
Actors by Tom Dudzick
Sept. 3—Sept. 21, 2014
Directed by Michele Strauss
In this comedy, 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.
Ladies in Retirement by Edward Percy & Reginald Denham
Oct. 22—Nov. 9, 2014
Directed by Ron DelBello
In this mystery/drama
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.
Directed by Ron Bupp
Andy has a sweet
Catholic Mother, a
sour Catholic Father,
and a severely ret ar ded
youn ger
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!
Lettice and Lovage By Peter
Jan. 21—Feb. 15, 2015
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. Don’t miss
this comedy.
Don’t Dress for Dinner By
Marc Comolleti
Mar. 11—Apr. 5, 2015
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!! This comedy
was adapted by Robin Hawdon.
Oh, Mama! No, Papa!
By Reginald Denham
Apr. 29—May 17, 2015
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.
Something to Hide By Leslie
June 10—June 28, 2015
Directed by Michelle Neitzel
The setting for this
thriller 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.
28th season
2014—2015 Showcase Productions
“String Instrument Concert”
Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015; 7:30 pm
"It's My Party: The Fabulous 50's and 60's!"
Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014; 7:30 pm
With a lifetime of show business experience and an impressive list of stage appearances including New York,
Los Angeles, Lake Tahoe, and Florida, Marcy Downey is
the ultimate entertainer. Her singing voice has attracted
critical acclaim from coast to coast, and her stage personality "lights up every room in which she appears".
This season, she will perform her new show “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
“Les Paul and Mary Ford of Today Tribute”
Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015; 7:30 pm
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 muTOM AND SANDY
A Les Paul and Mary Ford Tribute
sical 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 the link is
This concert performance will be a musical
variety from jazz to country, popular to sing
along. He will even include international songs as well as
classics - all played on guitar, banjo, mandolin and ukulele. You may even hear Dueling Banjos. With a natural proficiency on these instruments, 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. A special highlight in Tim’s career came in 2002
when he was honored by being inducted into the Banjo
Hall Of Fame. For more details, and to see some videos
and hear samples of his music, please visit his web site at
Melodic  Nostalgic  Marvelous  Entertainment
“Salutes The Great American Songbook”
Saturday, April 11, 2015; 7:30 pm
Mike and Lorri Hafer, a
husband and wife keyboard and vocalist duo,
perform a strong selection of the best of the Great
Amercan Songbook. Quite
simply, Mike and Lorri pre- LORRI
sent ‘the music of their lives'...
The music of composers such
as George Gershwin, Duke
Ellington, Antonio Carlos Jobim, and Harry Warren - to
the swinging songs of the Big Band Era - to loving tributes
to great singers like Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Rosemary Clooney, and Billie Holiday - to classic jazz standards. 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. To see a video demo of
their performance please visit their web site at
Lemon Bay Playhouse
Readers Theater
Value pricing
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 theatre,
the actors always give the audience a laugh-filled
performance with twists and surprises. Show times
are February 28 at 7:30 pm and March 1 at 2:00 and
7:30 pm. Mark your calendars and buy your tickets
soon at the special price of $12.00.
Join the fun at
Readers Theater
LBP Readers Theater is open to those interested
in reading or hearing plays in a group setting.
Meetings are held at the playhouse on the first
Monday of each month from 9:30 am to noon.
No theatrical experience is necessary to participate. What is a readers theater? In this setting,
actors do not memorize lines but read from scripts. It is a good way for new
actors to try their hand at public performance and to gain familiarity with
other skills such as script analysis, character development, and other acting
tools. It is a delightful way to enjoy hearing new plays with fellow theater
Readers Theater Outreach Program Members are available to perform at
local libraries, clubs, and other community organizations free of charge.
Contact the business manager at (941) 474-9610 for more information on
having a troupe come to your event.
Volunteers Make A Difference
It takes a lot of people to support a good community theater. Nearly every
task at LBP is performed by a volunteer. The most visible volunteers are the
actors on stage, but there is an entire cast working backstage before and during every production. Other volunteers help manage activities such as the
box office, house managing, and special events.
There is always a need for hard-working, dedicated individuals to serve on
the Board of Trustees. Every non-profit organization needs those who possess skills in management, finance, development, strategic planning, and
public relations. The opportunities for involvement in LBP are almost endless. If you are interested, we’ll find a special role here just for you. Call the
box office at (941) 475-6756 for information.
It is the mission of Lemon Bay Playhouse to enrich Englewood and surrounding communities through theatrical productions, volunteer opportunities, education and training in the performing arts, and to provide a venue
for other cultural activities.
Individual Performance - $ 18.00
Student (with proper ID) - $ 12.00
For Group Sales (20 or more), call
(941) 474-9610
Shorts Aloud Performances - $12.00
Curtain times:
7:30 pm Wed. - Sat. evenings,
2:00 pm Sun. matinees.
Box office hours:
10:00 am to 2:00 pm Weekdays.
Box office phone: (941) 475-6756
Gift certificates available
For that unique and
“Oh, you’re so thoughtful” gift
Call (941) 474-9610
Please help Lemon Bay Playhouse
continue presenting high-quality,
live theatre performances. We do
not charge a facility, transaction or
handling fee for phone, credit card,
or internet purchases. The Playhouse keeps ticket prices as low as
possible in order to make attending
live theater affordable for patrons.
You can make a difference. Become
a member or make a tax deductible
donation. Visit the box office or contact us at (941) 474-9610.
Because of you,
Englewood is blessed
with affordable live theatre.
Thank you.
Lemon Bay Playhouse is a 501(c)(3)
organization. All gifts are tax-deductible
to the extent provided by law.
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Don’t miss a moment of exciting theater
and outstanding showcase performances.
Jun. 10-Jun. 28, 2015
By Leslie Sands
To Hide
Apr. 29-May 17, 2015
By Reginald Denham
Oh Mama!
No Papa!
Mar. 11-Apr. 5, 2015
By Marc Camoletti
Don’t Dress For
on performance
Don’t Talk
To The Actors
By Tom Dudzick
Sept. 3-Sept. 21, 2014
Ladies In
By Edward Percy &
Reginald Denham
Oct. 22-Nov. 9, 2014
By Tom Dudzick
Dec. 3-Dec. 21, 2014
Lettice And
By Peter Shaffer
Jan. 21-Feb. 15, 2015
Tickets/Info: (941) 475-6756
Group Sales: (941) 474-9610
Tickets also available online at
96 W. Dearborn St.
Don’t miss a moment of this exciting season.
Lemon Bay Playhouse
2014-2015 Season