Lorin Latarro, John Tartaglia, Mike Donahue Among Directors for Bucks County Playhouse’s 80th Season

Regional News   Lorin Latarro, John Tartaglia, Mike Donahue Among Directors for Bucks County Playhouse’s 80th Season
The anniversary season will include Mamma Mia!, Dial M for Murder, and Once.
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Waitress choreographer Lorin Latarro and Tony-nominated Avenue Q star John Tartaglia will direct musicals in Bucks County Playhouse's upcoming 80th anniversary season in New Hope, Pennsylvania.

The 2019 season will kick off May 17 with the Frederick Knott thriller Dial M for Murder. Directed by Mike Donahue (The Legend of Georgia McBride), performances will continue through June 15.

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Tartaglia will then helm the international hit Mamma Mia!, which utilizes the songs of ABBA and will be presented June 28-August 3. The production will also feature choreography by Shannon Lewis and musical direction by Will Shuler.

Stage and screen star Sally Struthers (All in the Family) and Carter Calvert will be seen in Ted Swindley’s Always … Patsy Cline, the musical that focuses on the friendship between the country music icon and Texas housewife Louise Seger. David Galligan will direct the August 9–September 7 run with musical direction by Shuler.

Bucks County Playhouse Artistic Associate Latarro will direct and choreograph the Tony-winning Once, beginning November 8. The Enda Walsh, Glen Hansard, and Markéta Irglová musical, based on the film of the same name, will run through November 30.

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Two shows will also return off subscription: Richard O'Brien's The Rocky Horror Show, with choreography by Latarro and direction by Hunter Foster (October 11-27), and Gordon Greenberg and Steve Rosen’s Ebenezer Scrooge’s Big Playhouse Christmas Show (directed by Greenberg), December 6-29.

All shows in the 2019 season are cast by Geoff Josselson, CSA.


“For most of its storied history, Bucks County Playhouse has attracted incredible artists, not only to appear onstage, but also for their directorial talent,” stated Executive Producer. “We are very pleased to have this incredible group of directors helm our 2019 season. We look forward to seeing the energy, ideas, and enthusiasm each of them brings to these well-loved and highly anticipated shows.”

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