The Bucks County Playhouse (BCP) in New Hope, Pennsylvania, has announced the extension of its first production of the summer, Rodgers & Hammerstein's A Grand Night for Singing. Performances begin Monday, July 2 at 8:00 p.m. and will now run an additional week, through Sunday, July 29.
The Bucks County Playhouse has also announced that they will offer a special ticket promotion for the newly announced extension week of July 24th -July 29th. Buy by July 2nd and use code EXTEND when you visit bcptheater.org or call 215-862-2121. Front and mid orchestra seats, regularly priced $54/$39 will be $35/25. (Excludes Saturday evenings).
The cast will feature a line-up of some of Broadway's most seasoned performers including Courtney Balan (Broadway: [title of show], Cry-Baby), Ron Bohmer (Broadway: Phantom of the Opera, Ragtime), Greg Bosworth (Atlanta: Xanadu, Clyde and Bonnie: A Folktale), Erin Davie (Broadway: A Little Night Music, Grey Gardens), and Kenita R. Miller (Broadway: Xanadu, The Color Purple). These top Broadway performers have appeared in critically acclaimed New York productions and have collectively played over 4,000 Broadway performances, underlining The Playhouse's commitment to featuring the best performers available.
Directed by Tony® Award nominee and Emmy Award® winner Lonny Price, Rodgers & Hammerstein's A Grand Night for Singing features over 30 of Rodgers and Hammerstein's greatest hits, from "Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin'" to "Some Enchanted Evening." This 1994 Tony® Award-nominated musical revue is "something wonderful" for all lovers of classic musical theater.
A Grand Night for Singing will celebrate with a special gala performance on Thursday, July 5 at 8:30pm. Proceeds from this evening will support the continued restoration of The Playhouse and the effort to bring it back as a centerpiece of the New Hope and Bucks County community. A pre-show cocktail party will be held at Martine's RiverHouse Restaurant (14 East Ferry Street) and a post-show reception at Marsha Brown (15 South Main Street). Tickets for the pre-show cocktail party, the show, and post show reception range from $275 – $350, with the show and post-reception from $200 – $275. Tickets for the performance only are $150, $75.00 for the pre-show cocktail party only and $175 for the post-show reception only. Tickets are available at bcptheater.org or by calling 215-862-2121.
A little over one week after what would have been Oscar Hammerstein II's 117th birthday, on Sunday, July 22nd , The Playhouse will present "Sing-a-Long-a Sound of Music", a full-screen Technicolor showing of the classic Julie Andrews film, based on the beloved Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, that comes complete with subtitles so that the whole audience can sing along. After more than 10,000 performances in 9 countries, the fun-filled show finally comes to Bucks County. "Bucks County was such an important place in the life of Oscar Hammerstein II, and at Highland Farm he had a retreat where he did much of his creative work," commented Ted Chapin, President and Executive Director of The Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization.
The presentation at the Bucks County Playhouse will be preceded by a special outdoor BBQ Style dinner hosted by Hamilton's Grill Room. Other local establishments including, The Logan Inn, Giant, Pineville Tavern, and Walker's Wine & Spirits will also be supporting the festivities. The show will start with a vocal warm-up led by the evening's host, who will also take the audience through their complimentary 'magic moments pack', containing various props to be used at strategic points throughout the film. Then of course there is the famous fancy-dress competition in which everyone who has come in costume is invited onto the stage to show off their fantastic tailoring skills.