Sunday, October 19, 2003

Playhouse sets series for under-40s

Playhouse in the Park is launching new series Stage Left, aimed straight at the under-40 crowd.

There will be six events through the 2003-04 season, each anchored to a production. They will feature behind-the-scenes peeks and partnering with a young professional organization.

First up is next Sunday and the performance of Metamorphoses (the Broadway smash that's the gotta-see show of the Cincinnati theater season). After the matinee (starting at 6:15 p.m.) technical director Stirling Shelton will talk about how the heck this amazing show was re-created on the Marx Theatre stage, right down to the 30-foot swimming pool.

After the discussion, head up to Crowley's in Mount Adams for a little libation and fun with host Enjoy the Arts/START.

Stage Left events include A Christmas Carol (Dec. 7, plus a Secret Santa drawing!); Going Gone (Jan. 18); Blue (Feb. 29); Hiding Behind Comets (March 21); and Sing Hallelujah! (June 9).

Tickets are $25. Series tickets are $120 paid in advance. For more information, call the Playhouse box office at 421-3888 or (800) 582-3208.

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