The opening production of our 2009-2010 Season, Quilters, has quite a following! Quilters is a musical drama that celebrates the women of the prairie in the 19th century and the place that quilting holds in American society. The play in and of itself is a quilt as it is a series of snapshots of the lives of American women.
The Playhouse is pleased to announce the talented cast: LAURA BEEGHLY, BAILEY CARLSON, JENNIFER GILG, KIM JUBENVILLE, CONNIE LEE, EMILY NEVE, SALLY NEUMANN SCAMFER, JODI A. VACCARO, and SUZANNE WITHEM. This group of women will bring the powerful story to life and leave a lasting impression on all who see it.
Quilters is directed by Susan Baer Collins and stage managed by Steve Priesman. With music direction by John J. Bennett, choreography by Kathy Wheeldon, and Judie Zinn as the quilting advisor, there is a phenomenal team involved in the making of this production.
Another crucial part of the production team thus far has been the Omaha Quilters Guild and Cottonwood Quilt Guild. We are all in awe of the efforts, enthusiasm and artisanship of the guild members. They have been involved since early spring and have created the quilts that will appear in the production as well as organized the Pieces of Our Lives quilt exhibit that will be displayed in the Playhouse lobby during the run of the production. The guilds have been promoting the production and encouraging people from across the region to attend.
Season subscriptions including the production of Quilters are currently on sale. Group ticket reservations are being accepted and single ticket buyers are eagerly awaiting the August 11 box office opening date. The show runs August 21-September 27, 2009 with performances Thursday-Saturday at 7:30pm and Sundays at 2pm.
Keep checking back to see how things are progressing. Rehearsals start July 6 and we'll be sure to get you some insider pictures and stories!