Summer Theatre

Port Polson Players – Summer 2018

The Port Polson Players present an outstanding lineup for their 43rd year of Summer Theatre.

After the Ball, a regional premiere, plays July 5 – 22.

After the Ball Cast
The Players 2018 summer season opens with the musical After the Ball. The show features music from the Gay 90’s through the Roaring 20’s along with the title song, parlor tunes, ragtime, cowboy ballads, and Tin Pan Alley favorites. Alexander’s Ragtime Band, Swanee, and over 70 tunes track music and the influence it had on the westward movement. The Man on the Flying Trapeze, Grand Old Flag, and medleys from Irish composers George M. Cohan and Stephen Foster are featured in this rip-snorting evening that will enlighten and entertain. Polson actress Amy Nelson Knutson appears with Katie Farrell, Jake Nachtigal, and musicians Angela Claver and Neal Lewing.

A tender, witty, and wise comedy-drama, Foxfire plays July 26 – Aug. 12.

Next up is the Hallmark Hall of Fame classic Foxfire by Susan Cooper and Hume Cronyn. Annie Nations and her husband Hector love their life together in the Blue Ridge Mountains, but when son Dillard, a rising country-singing star, returns home, he must deal with a slick real estate agent to decide the fate of the farm. Montana Governor’s Awards for the Arts recipients, and Players producers, Neal and Karen Lewing are featured as Hector and Annie. They are joined by Louis Jepson, Anna Lewing, and Kyle Stinger as country singer Dillard Nations. Foxfire Photo

Souvenir, which culminated in a 1944 sold-out performance at Carnegie Hall,
plays on the Polson stage Aug. 16 – 26.

Travis Kuehn and Alicia Bullock-Muth star in SOUVENIR Wrapping up the summer season is Stephen Temperley’s masterful Souvenir. Missoula favorite Alicia Bullock Muth returns to the Polson stage in this musical retelling of the true story of Florence Foster Jenkins, an American socialite who was noted as the world’s worst opera singer. Directed by Andy Meyers with scenery designed by Jay Roberts, this comic masterpiece has toured Montana to rave reviews. Bullock Muth is joined by Billings native Travis Kuehn, who plays pianist Cosme McMoon.

All Summer Theatre shows are presented at Polson’s beautiful Theatre on the Lake on the Polson golf course (Hwy. 93 South, Boettcher Park).

Curtain is 8 pm Wednesday through Saturday evenings, with Sunday matinees at 2 pm. The Players are dark Mondays and Tuesdays.*

*Each summer show opens on a Thursday and continues Wednesdays thru Sundays.

Tickets for Summer Theatre productions are $19 for Adults, $18 for Sr. Citizens and Students. Group rates are available. We accept MasterCard, Visa, and Discover.

Reservations can be made by calling 406-883-9212 or going to portpolsonplayers.com

All shows are produced by Port Polson Players in association with The Mission Valley Friends of the Arts.