• Fri. Jan 22nd, 2021


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No, not another murder at Pinewood! Why? How? Whodunnit? You decide! Listen to the evidence and meet the suspects! Have the most fun you have ever had at a murder!

Our season will begin with this “just for fun” Mystery Theater event with performances on June 5 at 7 pm and June 7 at 2:30 pm. This audience participation “whodunit” is written and produced by Linda and Scott Sustman.  A prize will be awarded to the successful “sleuth” in the audience who solves the mystery and identifies the murderer.  Test your detective skills and have some grins and giggles while you’re at it! Tickets are $10 per person.

Pinewood Players will present the delightful comedy “Dashing Through the Snow” in June 2020. The zany characters created by Jesse Jones, Nicholas Hope and James Wooten will come alive on the Pinewood Playhouse stage in four vignettes to the delight of our audiences.

It’s four days before Christmas in the tiny town of Tinsel, Texas, and a colorful parade of eccentric guests arrive at the Snowflake Inn and deck the halls with holiday hilarity. Trina, the harried yet upbeat innkeeper of this B&B, has more than she can handle coping with these nuttier-than-a-fruitcake lodgers.

Hoyt and his sister, Donna Jo, make the mistake of trying to end a thirty-year feud between their curmudgeonly aunts, Ennis and Della, with sidesplitting results.

Ainsley and Lenora, self-involved actors from a lower-than-low-budget touring production of A Christmas Carol, descend on the Inn to fulfill a promise, leaving comedic chaos in their wake.

Add to this Yuletide mayhem an ill-advised romantic rendezvous between Mrs. Claus and one of Santa’s elves, a demanding guest who refuses to leave, not to mention a tipsy housekeeper, and it’s clear it will take more than a kiss under the mistletoe to keep Trina’s spirits merry and bright.

But a spur-of-the-moment Christmas Eve wedding that brings together the fabulous Futrelle sisters—Honey Raye, Twink, Frankie and Rhonda Lynn—and their best friend, Raynerd, takes a surprising and delightful turn that leads to a laugh-’til-your-sides-ache climax, changing all their lives forever. You’ll swear this family-friendly Jones/Hope/Wooten Christmas comedy is more fun than a joyride in a one-horse open sleigh!

Mark your calendar now and look for the opening of our online ticket sales in March to be sure to get good seats for our opening play. Tickets are $15 per person individual performance or $13 per person when purchases as part of our season ticket subscription.

You REALLY don’t want to miss this!

Pinewood Players traditional Drama Camp for the youngsters will begin on June 22 and run through July 12 with performances on July 10 at 7 pm and July 11 & 12 at 2:30 pm.  The camp is open to all children in the community ages 7 through 18. This is the 19th consecutive year for Pinewood Players Youth Drama Camp and our Drama Camp Steering Committee has chosen a very special production to celebrate the occasion.  Drama Camp 2020 will perform the Andrew Lloyd Webber, Tim Rice musical “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.” They have also brought back award winning children’s theater director and choreographer, Dale Nakagawa to direct the play. Career music professional Sandra Dyke will work side by side with Dale as Music Director.

The storyline follows the classic biblical tale of Joseph and his coat of many colors set to the spellbinding music of Andrew Lloyd Webber. The Narrator guides the audience through the musical journey that follows Joseph from innocent young dreamer to slave, prisoner, dream interpreter and finally to nobleman who saves the country from famine and becomes right hand man to the Pharaoh, whose character is more than vaguely reminiscent of another popular “king” (of rock & roll…thank ya, thank ya vera much). In the end, Joseph tests the honesty of his brothers, teaches them a valuable lesson, forgives them for their wrongdoing and the entire family is happily reunited at last in a grand finale. The music is classic Andrew Lloyd Webber, the lyrics by Tim Rice can be both amusing and haunting, the choreography is lively, the costumes are stunning and the sets are spectacular.

You will not want to miss this event performed by the youth of our community. And by the way, if you have a child or grandchild who has not yet signed up to be a part of this camp and production, the deadline for registration is May 15. Give your “camper” the opportunity to make memories that will last a lifetime! As the title states, it’s going to be “Amazing!” Tickets are $10 per person.