All-New “HALLOWEEN ROCK ‘N’ ROLL CONCERT” TO BE STREAMED FROM THE PLAYHOUSE STAGE
Bucks County Playhouse returns to the stage with a rockin’ celebration of our favorite spooky time of year! “Halloween Rock ‘n’ Roll Concert” will be filmed live on the Playhouse stage, starring Jeremy Kushnier (Broadway’s “Footloose”, “Jersey Boys”), Brandi Chavonne Massey (Broadway’s “Wicked”) and Andrew Polec (“Bat Out of Hell” World Tour) with some tricks and treats that’ll make this Halloween weekend sing us right into 2021. . It will be streamed, just in time for Halloween fun, on Saturday, October 31 at 7 p.m.
The concert is staged by Playhouse Artistic Associates Hunter Foster and Lorin Latarro, with musical direction by Drew Wutke, lighting by Jacob Gilbert, sound by Matt Given, and costume supervision by Josh Moss. Rachel DelVecchio is stage manager.
Streaming tickets, available at BucksCountyPlayhouse.org, are $25 until October 29 and $35 after. There will be a small, invited audience of socially distanced Playhouse supporters.
Bucks County Playhouse has developed rigorous safety protocols to protect those working backstage and front-of-house, including virus testing, mask requirements for all those inside the Playhouse, frequent cleaning, Merv 15-rated HVAC filters, and restricted access backstage. A list of protocols can be found on the Playhouse website.
For full details, and to purchase tickets, please visit buckscountyplayhouse.org, or call 215-862-2121.
ABOUT BUCKS COUNTY PLAYHOUSE
Bucks County Playhouse is a year-round, nonprofit theatre that has grown to become the largest cultural organization in the county with an annual audience of more than 80,000. Founded in 1939 in a converted 1790 gristmill, Bucks County Playhouse quickly became “the most famous summer theatre in America,” featuring a roster of American theatrical royalty including Helen Hayes, George S. Kaufman, Moss Hart, Kitty Carlisle, Angela Lansbury, Alan Alda, Tyne Daly, Bernadette Peters, and Liza Minnelli and remained in continuous operation until 2010. In 2012, the Playhouse re-opened after a multi-million-dollar restoration thanks to the efforts of the Bridge Street Foundation, the nonprofit family foundation of Kevin and Sherri Daugherty and in 2018, expansion continued with The Deck Restaurant and Bar, a 4,000 square foot Delaware-river facing addition to back of the Playhouse.
In 2014, Tony Award-winning producers Alexander Fraser, Robyn Goodman and Josh Fiedler took the helm of the Playhouse, and today the Playhouse has reclaimed its reputation of attracting Broadway and Hollywood artists. Its productions of “Company” starring Justin Guarini, and William Finn’s “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” were named by Wall Street Journal to its “Best of Theatre” list for 2015. In 2018, the Wall Street Journal again hailed the Playhouse and Artistic Associate Hunter Foster in its Best of the Year listings for its production of “42nd Street.” The 2017 season included four world premieres and audiences grew by over 34%. Box office record has been repeatedly broken by signature productions of “Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story,” “Steel Magnolias” directed by Marsha Mason, and “Million Dollar Quartet,” “42nd Street,” and “Guys & Dolls” directed by Hunter Foster. In 2019 the Playhouse’s production of “Mamma Mia!” directed by John Tartaglia and choreographed by Shannon Lewis, broke box office records again.
The creative teams who come to create new productions at the Playhouse are among the most talented artists working in the professional theatre today and relish the opportunity to work on the historic stage where Grace Kelly, Robert Redford, and Jessica Walter began their careers.