2016 Season Letter

Dear Playhouse Members,

For the last 43 years, the goal of the Yorkshire Playhouse has been to bring stories to life for the community, and in 2016 we are excited to continue doing just that.  Entertainment has never been easier to find, thanks to cable television, movie theaters, and the beloved Netflix. As we were selecting the shows this year, we discussed the place that theater holds in our modern culture. This year, our goal is to remind the audience of the magic that comes from watching live people make a story real. There is something unique about being in a crowded theater, sharing an experience with the audience and the actors that can't be captured with 2 dimensional characters on a screen.

We have selected shows this year that most patrons will recognize as movies, because we want to show that live theater can tell these familiar stories in a new, different, and exciting way.  We have something for everyone this year: a movie made in the '50s that contains interesting social commentary; a show done at the Playhouse some years ago that still receives rave reviews; a musical so popular, it has been made into a film twice; a cult classic Christmas favorite cherished by all.  Additionally, we know that our community loves a good mystery - what better way to celebrate the 125th birthday of Agatha Christie than by producing her longest running play!

If you didn't notice, we've listed five plays—not four! This season, we are thrilled to announce that the Christmas show will now be part of the regular season.  A single membership will now include 5 tickets that can be used at any show (except for Children's Theater) throughout the year. These season tickets are also given seating priority and will give you the opportunity to purchase more tickets throughout the year at reduced prices.

In 2015, we saw the development of our brand new website, including new user-friendly ways to reserve and purchase tickets and beautiful photo galleries. We're thrilled that members, volunteers, and the public are able to take a look at photos from our season, browse updated volunteer opportunities, and even purchase and renew memberships. We appreciate your membership in the past and hope you will join us in 2016 as we work together to show our community the magic of live theater!

Aaron Rhodebeck
President, Board of Directors