The Summit Playhouse, founded in 1918 and celebrating our 100th Season, is NJ’s oldest continuously running community theatre. Our season consists of three main stage plays, several youth productions, theatrical workshops and community collaborations. Each production benefits a local outreach, and each year a theater arts award is presented to two high school seniors. Our home, built in 1891, is listed on the National Registry of Historic Buildings.
COMING TO THE PLAYHOUSE THIS SUMMER!
HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL JR
July 5-6, 12-13 at 7:30 p.m.
July 6-7, 13-14 at 2:00 p.m.
Book by David Simpatico
Songs by Matthew Gerrard and Robbie Nevil; Ray Cham, Greg Cham and Andrew Seeley; Randy Petersen and Kevin Quinn; Andy Dodd and Adam Watts; Bryan Louiselle; David N. Lawrence and Faye Greenberg; Jamie Houston
Music Adapted, Arranged and Produced by Bryan LouiselleBased on a Disney Channel Original Movie Written by Peter Barsocchini
It's the first day after winter break at East High. Basketball team captain and resident jock, Troy, discovers that the brainy Gabriella, a girl he met singing karaoke on a ski trip, has just enrolled at East High. They cause an upheaval when they decide to audition for the high school musical. Although many students resent the threat posed to the "status quo," Troy and Gabriella's alliance might just open the door for others to shine as well.
July 26-27, August 2-3 at 7:30 p.m.
July 28 and August 4 at 2:00 p.m.
Book, Music and Lyrics by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey
It’s 1959, and Rydell High School’s senior class is in rare form. At the heart of the story is the romance between greaser Danny Zuko and the sweet new girl in town, Sandy Dumbrowski. After a whirlwind summer romance, Danny and Sandy are unexpectedly reunited when she transfers to Rydell High for senior year. But can they survive the trials and tribulations of teenage life, and find love once more?
With hit songs including "Greased Lightning", "We Go Together”, and “Hopelessly Devoted to You”, experience the friendships, romances and adventures of high school pals in the 1950s and see why Grease is still one of the most popular
musicals of all time!