Ambler’s Act II Playhouse Announces 2021-2022 Season

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Act II Playhouse in Ambler, PA has announced its 2021-2022 season. “We are ready to go!” said Tony Braithwaite, Artistic Director. “We are producing a five-show season of two fresh new comedy cabaret-style shows – one including Jennifer Childs – plus a play, a musical, and an Act II Playhouse Premiere. We could not be happier.” 

“We’re all in,” continued Braithwaite. “Subscription renewals have begun, and audiences are ready to return to the theatre. Of course, we’re tracking local and national guidelines on the return of live theatre and will respond accordingly as we get closer to November.” 

Productions run from November 30, 2021, through August 7, 2022. Renewal subscriptions are available now by phone, mail, or in-person, and new subscriptions go on sale on Sept. 16, 2021.

Subscribers can create their own 5 or 4-show package. Single tickets go on sale on Oct. 1, 2021. Full-priced subscriptions start at $128, with discounts for early renewals and seniors. Single tickets start at $35. The Playhouse continues its policy of offering seats to renewing subscribers first.

The mainstage season opens with “Really Good Tidings” and previews Nov. 30, 2021 – Dec. 2, opens Dec. 3, and runs through Dec. 30. Oh what fun it is to return…with this hilarious variety show!

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Images via Act II Playhouse.

“We wanted to open with a new variety show that we think our audiences deserve this holiday season,” said Braithwaite. “We’re writing and will be performing as an ensemble, so we’re all gearing up for festive hilarity, songs, sketches, and improv. Every performance will be unique!” 

“A Couple of Swells” previews Jan. 11 – Jan. 13, 2022, opens Jan. 14, and runs through Jan. 30. The wildly popular, sell-out team of Tony Braithwaite and Jen Childs is back on the Playhouse stage this season.

“Buyer and Cellar” previews Mar. 1 – Mar. 3, opens Mar. 4, and runs through Apr. 3. Written by Jonathan Tolins. Picture this. Barbra Streisand builds a fake mall in the basement of her Malibu home and fills the shops with an astounding personal collection of costumes, shoes, dolls, and antiques. This part is true. “Instead of just storing my things in the basement, I can make a street of shops and display them.” -Barbra Streisand to Harper’s Bazaar.

“I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change” previews May 3 – May 5, opens May 6, and runs through June 12. Book and Lyrics by Joe DiPietro and Music by Jimmy Roberts. This hilarious musical pays tribute to all of us who have ever failed at love and to those who refuse to fail.

The Playhouse closes its 2021-22 season with an Act II Premiere, “Together Off-Broadway, Merman and Martin” that previews July 5 – July 7, opens July 8, and runs through Aug. 7.

Join them for an upbeat toe-tapper that shares the lives and careers of show biz luminaries and legends, Ethel Merman and Mary Martin.

Merman and Martin were off-stage friends, theatre royalty, and iconic personalities. Peek behind the Broadway curtains at their personal lives and the challenges of friendship, especially as women in their time, while celebrating an acclaimed song list including “I Got Rhythm,” “Everything’s Coming Up Roses,” “Cockeyed Optimist,” and “Hello, Dolly.”

Act II Playhouse is committed to creating and producing new, classic, and contemporary plays and musicals that reflect the highest artistic standards and presenting in a venue whose intimacy draws audiences and actors into dynamic interaction. Act II is committed to theatrical work that is both accessible and entertaining

The physical Box Office is open and hours are Mon – Sat, 2PM to 6PM. Located in the lobby of the theatre at Act II Playhouse, 56 E. Butler Avenue, Ambler, PA 19002, the Box Office is following safety practices. Phone is 215-654-0200.

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