Composer and lyricist Cole Porter wrote over 300 songs for Hollywood, Broadway and individual vocalists, helping to define what has become known as the Great American Songbook. He was recorded by dozens of artists, including Louis Armstrong, Bing Crosby, Sammy Davis, Jr., Doris Day, Ella Fitzgerald, Eydie Gorme, Billie Holiday, Lena Horne, Peggy Lee, Ann Miller, Dinah Shore, Frank Sinatra, Sarah Vaughn, and many others, including most recently, Harry Connick, Jr. “We love producing summer programming that is pure entertainment and our space is perfect for a music event showcasing Porter’s vast repertoire,” said Artistic Director, Tony Braithwaite.
The right, left and middle are equally skewered as Tony Braithwaite and a cast of shameless pols guide us through the mayhem. Each performance includes random acts of improv, “citizen-on-the-street” interview footage and since all politics is local – the inside scoop on Ambler.
“Electile” was last performed to sold-out houses in 2016, and 2020 promises to be an even funnier ride. You can’t make this stuff up!
This riveting Tony Award-winning play, based in the mid-1960’s, is a story of the clash between the power of moral certainty and the fragility of faith when Sister Aloysius determines to stake her vows on the conviction that Father Flynn has breached his own. “Doubt” went on to become an award-winning film starring Meryl Streep and Philip Seymour Hoffman.
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize.
Tony Braithwaite will reprise his roles of George Bailey, Uncle Billy, Mary, the guardian angel Clarence Odbody, Harry Bailey, and Mr. Potter, all in the wintry world of Bedford Falls in a one-person tour de force of the famous Frank Capra film, “It’s A Wonderful Life.”
This Wonderful Life ran at Act II Playhouse in 2018 to sold-out crowds! Only 25 performances!
An Act II exclusive “Toyland Mystery Series” installment that includes the youngest audience members in solving the case. Ticket pricing is family-friendly and the experience is created to instill a love of live theatre in kids.
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Famous for her quips and sincerity (“If you can’t make it better, you can laugh at it”), Bombeck was the nationally syndicated humorist and best-selling author who became the voice of an entire generation of women by recognizing the sense of humor and hard work it takes to run a household, raise a family, be a spouse and build a career.
In the glamour era of Hollywood, filming of “Gone With the Wind” has run amok, and producer David O. Selznick decides the only way to save the movie is to fire everyone, lock himself in a room for 5 days with a new director and screenwriter, and hope his project can be resurrected. Moonlight and Magnolias is the imagined story behind a true event – what actually happened behind those office doors that turned a 1000 page novel into one of the highest grossing films of all time?
Teen brothers who recently lost their mother are forced to leave Brooklyn and live with their grandmother in the far-flung reaches of Yonkers. While their father looks for work to pay for medical bills, their Uncle Louie gets involved with gangsters and Aunt Bella plans to marry her theater usher boyfriend, the boys are scheming how to get the family back to Brooklyn. “Neil Simon’s work has enjoyed a resurgence in New York,” said Artistic Director, Tony Braithwaite, “and Act II has a long-standing tradition of producing his plays. Our audience loves them as much as we do because the characters are always authentically funny.”
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize.