Struthers Set for Nunsense at Mt. Gretna; Season Includes Mame, Spelling Bee and Peter Pan

News   Struthers Set for Nunsense at Mt. Gretna; Season Includes Mame, Spelling Bee and Peter Pan
Emmy-winning actress Sally Struthers will star in Nunsense, which launches the 2010 summer season at the Mt. Gretna Playhouse June 3.

Nunsense author Dan Goggin will direct his popular musical that follows the Little Sisters of Hoboken, running through June 6. The regional premiere of The Marvelous Wonderettes, the popular Off-Broadway musical featuring the songs of the 1950's and 60's, will run June 10-13 with direction and choreography by Stephen Nachamie.

Running June 17-20 will be the Tony-winning musical The Will Rogers Follies, featuring music by Cy Coleman, lyrics by Adolph Green and Betty Comden, and a book by Peter Stone. DJ Salisbury will direct and choreograph.

The William Finn-Rachel Sheinken musical The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee will run June 24-27, featuring direction and choreography by Jason Summers. Dennis Courtney will stage the popular version of Peter Pan, with a score by Jule Styne and Moose Charlap, and lyrics by Carolyn Leigh, Betty Comden and Adolph Green. Performances run July 1-11.

Edward Streeter's novel Mr. Hobbs' Vacation, will come to life July 15-18 in a stage adaptation by F. Andrew Leslie. Closing the season will be the Jerry Herman musical Mame, running July 22-31, with direction and choreography by Scott Thompson.

The historic professional theatre, founded as part of the Chautauqua Movement in the late 1800's, featured early-career performances by Bernadette Peters, Barbara Walsh and Faith Prince and has played host to concerts from veterans Kaye Ballard and the late Laurie Beechman. Tickets for the Mt. Gretna summer season are available by phoning (717) 964-3627, or by visiting GretnaTheatre. Gretna Theatre performs at the Mt. Gretna Playhouse, in Mt. Gretna, PA.

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