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Playhouse announces 2020 season

Lisa K. Bryant describes a show in the 2020 Flat Rock Season as Paige Posey looks on. Lisa K. Bryant describes a show in the 2020 Flat Rock Season as Paige Posey looks on.

Some plays old, some plays new, some plays tried and true highlight the lineup of shows for the 2020 season at the Flat Rock Playhouse.


Creative artistic director Lisa K. Bryant, veteran showman Scott Treadway, actor/director Paige Posey and radio host Mark Warwick announced the season roster Tuesday night from the Mainstage of the Playhouse, where they read snippets of dialogue
Here’s the lineup:
Feb. 13-23. The Music of Queen opens the season with a Valentine’s Day tribute show.
March 4-6. Donny Edwards, as Elvis. An official Las Vegas headline act, Edwards had performed his tribute show to the King numerous times at the Playhouse. He’s back after a one-year hiatus.
March 13-29. Charlotte’s Web, the first of two Studio 52 shows, celebrates the power of friendship and love in a way children can understand.
April 24-May 17. Million Dollar Quartet. Back by popular demand, the musical celebrates the historic Sam Phillips studio recording sessions of Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley.
May 22-June 6. Steel Magnolias, the drama and comedy about the friendship of six women in good times and bad.
June 12-July 11. A Chorus Line, the classic Broadway musical about “the dedicated, underpaid, highly trained performers who back up the stars.” “We’ve never done it and it’s about time,” Bryant says. The show is “a celebration of the American musical itself,” Warwick says.
July 13-Aug. 15. West Side Story. The Romeo & Juliet inspired love story of Tony and Maria amid the Jets and Sharks gang rivalry ranked No. 1 in the most recent survey of theater patrons.
Aug. 20-22. Music of the Rolling Stones,
Aug. 28-Sept. 12. Helen on Wheels, a new comedy based in Crockett, Oklahoma, shows that “feisty old ladies have the right to raise hell, bear arms and play bingo.”
Sept. 17-27. Sizzling Summer Nights.
Oct. 2-17. Catch Me If You Can, a mystery about a bride’s disappearance on her honeymoon.
Oct. 23-Nov. 7. Autumn at the Opry, another ode to the Grand Ol’ Opry featuring bluegrass, honky tonk, rock’n’roll and Tin Pan Alley.
Nov. 13-21. The Hobbitt, the second Studio 52 show.
Nov. 27-Dec. 20. A Flat Rock Playhouse Christmas. The popular night of stories, carols and Christmas fun returns.