The Playhouse boasts a Hollywood pedigree (it was founded in 1947 by Gregory Peck, Dorothy McGuire, and Mel Ferrer) and a 1993 Tony Award for outstanding regional theater. The Playhouse is known for its contemporary takes on classics and commitment to commedia dell'arte style, as well as producing Broadway-bound blockbusters. Past world-premiere hits include Billy Crystal's 700 Sundays, Jersey Boys, Thoroughly Modern Millie, The Who's Tommy, and Big River. Subject to availability, discounted tickets ($15-$20) are available for students and seniors (62 and over) in a "public rush" sale 10 minutes before curtain on Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday evenings, and Saturday matinees; there's a "pay-what-you-can" performance one Saturday matinee per production. Box office hours are Monday noon to 7pm, Tuesday to Wednesday noon to 7:30pm, Thursday to Saturday noon to 8pm, and Sunday noon to 7pm when shows are in performance; Monday through Saturday noon to 6pm when there are no shows running.
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- Very Highly Recommended 2010