Woodford Theatre Announces 2021-2022 Season
Updated: Jul 3, 2021
June 28, 2021 (Versailles, KY) -- Woodford Theatre, a community theatre founded in 1988 and known for producing exceptional and engaging programming for all ages, has announced their selection of shows for the 2021-2022 season.
Woodford Theatre’s 34th season will kick-off with an outdoor performance of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) on September 10 and 11, 2021. The theatre is partnering with Equus Run Vineyards in Midway, KY and will be performing at the vineyard’s 1,400-seat outdoor amphitheater. Meredith Crutcher has been selected to direct to the piece. Interim Executive Director, Alex Maddox, was intrigued by the idea of getting back to the theatre’s roots. “Our theatre, like many others, have explored all sorts of creative ideas for reopening safely. Woodford Theatre began as an outdoor theatre in Midway when it was founded in 1988. We couldn’t be more excited to partner with Equus Run for this production.” The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) follows three performers as they weave their way through all 37 of Shakespeare’s comedies, histories, and tragedies in just 97 minutes. This fast-paced romp is sure to leave audiences breathless and helpless with laughter.
Woodford Theatre will return to performing on their stage in Versailles later this year. In December, the theatre will present a musical production of Irving Berlin’s White Christmas. The production will run for three full weekends, December 3-19, 2021. Austin Vahle is set to direct, with music direction by Alyssa Sturgill and Clifton Grimm. White Christmas is based on the timeless film and features 17 Irving Berlin songs, including “Blue Skies,” “I Love A Piano,” and the perennial title song.
Looking ahead to 2022, Woodford Theatre will present Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap in February. The production will run for three full weekends, February 4-20, 2022. Tim Hull has been selected to direct. This murder mystery is the world’s longest-running play and features a brilliant finish that is sure to delight audiences of all ages.
Neil Simon’s classic comedy, Barefoot in the Park, will be presented in the Spring of 2022. The production will run for three full weekends, March 25-April 10, 2022. Jason Meenach is set to direct the piece. Barefoot in the Park, which was nominated for Best Play at the 1964 Tony Awards, tells the tale Paul and Corie Bratter, newlyweds in every sense of the word. He’s a straight-as-an-arrow lawyer and she’s a free spirit always looking for the latest kick. Their new apartment is her most recent find - too expensive with bad plumbing. The couple decides to play matchmaker for her mother and their neighbor-in-the-attic, Velasco, where everything that can go wrong does.
Woodford Theatre’s 2021-2022 Season will come to close with a production that many consider to be the perfect musical comedy, Guys and Dolls. The production will run for three full weekends, May 27 - June 12, 2022. Isaac Jones will direct, with musical direction by Alyssa Sturgill and Clifton Grimm. Guys and Dolls has delighted audiences since it opened on Broadway in 1950. The musical follows Nathan Detroit, a gambler trying to find the cash to set up the biggest craps game in town. The story takes audiences from the heart of Times Square to the cafes of Havana, Cuba, and even into the sewers of New York City, but eventually everyone ends up right where they belong.
Season subscription renewals, for 2019-2020 subscribers, will begin on July 15. Season subscriptions for new subscribers. and individual show tickets, will go on sale to the general public on August 5. Woodford Theatre’s Box Office will reopen to the public on July 5. Patrons can call (859) 873-0648 to speak with Woodford Theatre’s Box Office Manager Monday through Friday, 10:00AM to 6:00PM.
About Woodford Theatre
Woodford Theatre produces high quality live theatre, working to create a theatrical experience that inspires and educates. Stage productions are hosted in the 300-seat theatre housed in Falling Springs Arts and Recreation Center.
Our mission is to provide the best quality productions and programming we can produce for our community. As a community theatre we accomplish our mission through involving volunteers in all aspects of our organization, providing educational opportunities to people of all ages and maintaining a sound business structure which is fiscally responsible.
For more information on programming and how you can support the theatre’s initiatives please visit our website at www.woodfordtheatre.com.