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Are you looking for a historic venue where you can enjoy musical theater shows? How about a tense-but-comedic thriller, or maybe a romantic comedy? No matter your taste, you can find something to enjoy at the Mountain Playhouse, located in Jennerstown, Pennsylvania. Ever since the theater opened in 1939, it has provided high-quality entertainment and exceptional educational opportunities to communities near and far.
Upcoming Plays in the 2016 Season
This summer, the Mountain Playhouse professional theater is putting on three comedies. From July 5-19, the romantic comedy Social Security runs at the playhouse. This hilarious Broadway production focuses on an art dealing married couple whose lives are quickly disrupted by the arrival of meddlesome family members.
Next up is the comedic farce, Too Many Cooks, running from July 19-31. In this play, a restaurant’s grand opening is disrupted when the star chef doesn’t show, and things quickly turn into a recipe for disaster. With bootlegging at its peak, you can count on gangsters, mistaken identities and even a Canadian Mountie to run amuck during this stage play.
After Too Many Cooks starts the run of I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change, a musical romantic comedy that takes the stage from August 2-14. Its script, by the prolific playwright Joe DiPetro, has received critical acclaim: Michael Sommers of the New York Times wrote that the play sports humor that is "timeless in its easygoing look at the American mating game and marriage."
In the fall, the comedic thriller Deathtrap runs from September 20 to October 2. It centers on a struggling playwright and his student, who claims to have written the perfect suspense play. The mystery becomes whether the playwright will kill his student and steal the play for himself – an intriguing premise that promises to keep the audience engaged.
Rounding out the season is the musical Cowgirls. It runs from October 4-16. The play is set in a Kansas saloon. The premise: A group of classically trained female musicians has to switch gears to save the honky-tonk venue from bankruptcy.
Aside from sporting one of the most celebrated playhouses in PA, the Jennerstown area has several attractions for visitors. Those looking for dining and lodging can check out Green Gables Restaurant and Huddleson Court, which combine to have everything from beer tasting to luxurious lodging, all in one location. Nearby is the Flight 93 National Memorial and also the Wilderness Wildlife Museum in nearby Rector that provides education on all manner of wild game. And up the road in Laughlintown, the Compass Inn Museum gives visitors a look at a fully restored stagecoach stop, providing a taste of what life was like in the early 1800s.
If you’re in the mood for a fantastic show at an incredible cost, check out the Mountain Playhouse theater. No matter if you come from metropolitan Pittsburgh or right down the road in the Johnstown, Somerset and Ligonier, our Broadway-quality entertainment is guaranteed to please. So what are you waiting for? Visit our online box office or call us at 814.629.9220 to purchase your 2016 season tickets today!