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Two huge Broadway musicals, a Tony-award-winning comedy classic and the follow up to last year’s smash hit comedy about the tribulations of middle age, highlights the 52nd season of Tibbits Summer Theatre opening June 25 at the historic Tibbits Opera House.
This season kicks off with plenty of laughs on June 25 when Tibbits presents Neil Simon’s classic comedy “The Odd Couple”. The plot centers around two mismatched roommates. The uptight Felix Unger, a neurotic, neat freak is thrown out by his wife and moves in with his friend Oscar Madison, the easygoing slob and sports writer who loves to gamble and have a good time. Many people will remember “The Odd Couple” from the 1968 film and TV sitcom of the 1970s and the newest CBS sitcom. The play has also enjoyed a number of successful stage revivals throughout the years. (PG)
Next up and opening July 9, is “Peter Pan” one of the most beloved and frequently performed family musical favorites of all time. This high-flying Tony Award-winning musical is the ultimate fanciful tale of the boy who “won’t grow up,” his gang of lost boys and their battles with Captain Hook. “Peter Pan” is the perfect show for the child in all of us who dreamed of soaring high and staying a kid forever. You’ll feel the excitement rise as Peter, Wendy and the other children really fly. According to Charles Burr, Tibbits Artistic Director, “Flying by Foy has flown Peter since the beginning—and they will be right here to do the same at Tibbits.” (G)
Peter Pan is made possible through the continuing support of PNC Bank.
On July 23, the Opera House opens its doors to the Tibbits premiere of “Pippin” The original Tony award winning musical originally stylized and directed by Bob Fosse. The show weaves a play within a play performed by a friendly troupe of players and led by the mysterious Leading Player. The Leading Player introduces us to Pippin, the young prince who is desperately seeking a fulfilling and extraordinary life. As the story unfolds Pippin explores the glories of war, the temptations of the the flesh and the intrigues of political power only to find himself unfulfilled. Eventually, he finds true happiness in the most ordinary and unexpected ways. With an infectiously unforgettable score from the four-time Grammy-winner, three-time Oscar-winner, and musical theatre giant Stephen Schwartz (“Wicked,” “Godspell,” “Children Of Eden,” “Working”), “Pippin” played 2000 performances during its original run and continues to captivate and appeal to the young at heart throughout the world. (PG 13)
Pippin is made possible with the support of Coldwater Board of Public Utilities.
The comedy “Alone Together Again” closes the season. In a stand-alone story by Lawrence Roman, the same author as last summer’s smash hit, “Alone Together,” a middle-aged couple finds their peaceful life upended by the unexpected arrival of their parents. Elderly but active they dumps their problems on the unfortunate couple who after raising their family just want to be alone. (PG)
Larry and Pam Satek, owners of Satek Winery have made this production of ‘Alone Together Again’ possible with their continuing support.
Season tickets offer the best value with all four shows for $112 a 20% discount off the individual show prices. If committing to all four shows is a challenge, passbooks offer the option of six tickets to be used throughout the summer and still offer nearly a 10 percent discount. Passbooks must be purchased in advance and are designed for seeing multiple shows.Individual show reserved tickets are $33, general seating in the upper balcony are $12 and student tickets are $15
Summer Theatre tickets are also available as gift certificates. They can be purchased for the full season, for individual shows, as passbooks of six tickets or in any denomination.
Tickets and gift certificates are available through Tibbits box office at the theatre, online at Tibbits.org, or by calling 517-278-6029. All performances are held at the beautiful historic Tibbits Opera House, 14 S. Hanchett Street, Coldwater. For more information, call or visit Tibbits.org.
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The Odd Couple June 25-27, July 2, 3 at 8 pm; June 25, July 1 at 2 pm
Peter Pan July 10, 16, 17 at 8 pm; July 9, 11, 15, 18 at 2 pm
Pippin July 23-25, 30, 31, Aug. 1 at 8 pm; July 23, 29 at
Alone Together Again Aug. 6-8, 13-15; August 6, 12 at 2 pm