What’s a Mousehole Cat?

We’re glad you asked! The Mousehole Cat is a furry creation from Antonia Barber’s adaptation of a famous Cornish legend. This legend features Cornish fisherman Tom Bawcock and his cat, Mowzer. The two brave a stormy fishing expedition in order to save their small town from starvation. Antonia Barber adapted this story to reach many young […]

Sizzling ‘Smokey Joe’s Cafe’ Kicking Off New NorShor Season

What do the songs “On Broadway,” “Yakety Yak,” and “Love Potion No. 9” all have in common? Beyond being memorable hits from the 1950s and 1960s, these catchy tunes (along with 27 others) will be featured in the 2019-2020 season opener at the NorShor: the sizzling-hot Smokey Joe’s Café. Smokey Joe’s Café: The Songs of […]

From Ice Rinks to the Stage

  Xanadu Jr. is a magical musical filled with Greek gods, muses, and the joy of the 80s.  The lead character, Kira (a muse), decides to descend from the heavens to Los Angeles, California to help Sonny Malone achieve artistic greatness. She suits up with only the best disguise imaginable: an Australian accent, leg warmers, […]

Teen Intensive Senior Tribute

The graduates of the Teen Intensive experiences are our family here at the Playhouse, and we’re sad to see them go! As they move on to new things, whether that be far away universities, gap years, or even schools only minutes away, we are excited to see them grow and experience more of what life […]

Christina Stroup-Manchester on Modernizing ‘Much Ado About Nothing’

  Meet Christina. This is her first year with the Playhouse Family Theatre and she is currently directing the Teen Intensive’s production of Much Ado About Nothing. Sophie Haug and Grace Wilson (cast members in Xanadu JR, who are working on the marketing team for Much Ado About Nothing) sat down with her to talk […]

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