Bucks County Playhouse (BCP) (Jed Bernstein, Producing Director) has announced a Halloween Festival on Saturday, October 27th beginning at 1:30 p.m. in front of the Bucks County Playhouse (70 South Main Street) followed immediately by a screening of the classic MGM movie: The Wizard of Oz, with an audience Sing-A-Long at 3:00 p.m.
The family friendly event begins with a free “Halloween Carnival” in The Playhouse courtyard. Complete with local vendors offering goodies; a “Munchkin Land” Craft Station; and special Wizard of Oz character picture station, the afternoon will culminate with a special showing of a Sing-A-Long version of the The Wizard of Oz beginning at 3:00 p.m.
The movie screening, hosted by Broadway’s Sarah Saltzberg (25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee) will kick-off with a costume contest in which everyone who has come in costume will be invited onto the stage to show off their look. Awards will be given for the most courageous costume “The Lion Award”, the most heart-warming costume “The Tin-Man Award”, the smartest costume “The Scarecrow Award”, and the “Wizard-Award” for overall crowd favorite. The afternoon’s host will then lead the audience in a brief vocal warm up and take everyone through their complimentary goodie bags, containing various items to be used at strategic points throughout the film.
Tickets for the movie are $15/adults and $12/kids 12 & under and are available at the Bucks County Playhouse Box Office (70 S. Main St.) bcptheater.org or by calling 215-862-2121.
As previously announced, the Bucks County Playhouse will present a special two day engagement of A.R. Gurney’s Love Letters, starring theatre, television and film legends Tyne Daly and James Earl Jones. Love Letters will be performed on Saturday, October 20th at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, October 21st at 2:00 p.m. at the Bucks County Playhouse (70 South Main Street). Following the Saturday evening performance, there will be a benefit reception underwritten by The Inn at Barley Sheaf Farm (barleysheaf.com) to honor the cast and raise money for The Playhouse.
Tickets are $85 and $75 and are on sale beginning Wednesday, September 5th @ 10 am. For full details, and to purchase tickets for Love Letters, visit bcptheater.org or call 215-862-2121. Tickets for the benefit reception are $165 and net proceeds will go to Bucks County Playhouse Theater, Inc.
Located 90 minutes from New York City, the Bucks County Playhouse opened in 1939 on the site of a grist mill dating from the late eighteenth century. Ironically, the structure was at that time in danger of demolition; however playwright Moss Hart and the local community rallied to save the building and re-opened it as a theatrical venue, which quickly became one of the country’s most famous regional theaters, with a veritable who’s who of American theatrical royalty including Kim Hunter, Helen Hayes, Kitty Carlisle, Colleen Dewhurst, Shirley Booth, Lillian Gish, June Lockhart, Grace Kelly, Robert Redford, Bert Lahr, Leslie Nielsen and Walter Matthau and remained in continuous operation until December 2010. Thanks to the Bridge Street Foundation, the non-profit family foundation of Kevin and Sherri Daugherty with Tanya Cooper as President, this beloved theatrical landmark was re-opened and celebrated on July 2, 2012, exactly 73 years and a day from when it originally opened in 1939.