There'll be a Moon Over Buffalo -- and theatre over Wisconsin -- as Peninsula Players opens its 63rd season of plays and musicals June 24, with Ken Ludwig's backstage comedy. The show, which featured Carol Burnett and Philip Bosco on Broadway, runs June 24-July 13 at Peninsula, billed as "America's Oldest Professional Resident Summer Theatre." Said managing director Todd Schmidt, "We are pleased to offer our audiences American and midwestern premieres of hilarious new comedies, as well as stimulating new productions of traditional theatrical favorites."
Artistic director Greg Vinkler will direct Buffalo, the most recent play by the author of the book for Crazy For You.
Also on tap for this "theatre in a garden" are:
Guys And Dolls, the Frank Loesser musical (July 15 Aug. 3), directed by Vinkler. Songs include "Sit Down, You're Rocking The Boat" and "Luck Be a Lady."
Amadeus, Peter Shaffer's drama that pits Mozart's genius against Salieri's cunning (Aug. 5-17).
Perfect Wedding, a comedy by Robin Hawdon about a bride and groom's worst nightmare, has its American premiere at Peninsula (Aug. 19-31).
The Woman In Black, Stephen Malatratt's ghostly thriller (Sept. 4 Oct. 12) has held the London stage for over eight years.
Cast-members for the season include Vinkler, Bob Thompson, Amy McKenzie, Alan Kopischke, Brad Mott, Howard Platt and David New. Designing the line-up are Karin Kopischke (costumes) and Betsy Leonard (set).
For tickets and information on Peninsula Players, located in the resort area of Fish Creek, WI, call (414) 868-3287.
--By David Lefkowitz