sierra madre playhouse logoSierra Madre Playhouse is planning its programming through the end of 2018. Here’s what’s being considered , with dates subject to change:

Its current musical, The Marvelous Wonderettes, is a big hit and is therefore extending through September 17!

September 22- October 1, 2017
‘Til Death Do Us Part: Late Nite Catechism
by Maripat Donovan with Marc Silvia

A sequel to last season’s comedy hit. Aubrey Manning returns as Sister.

October 2- October 28, 2017
Guest production.

November 17- December 30, 2017
A Christmas Story
by Philip Grecian
Directed by Sierra Madre Playhouse Artistic Director Chritsian Lebano.
Adapted from the screenplay by Jean Shepherd, Leigh Brown and Rob Clark and Jean Shepherd’s novel In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash.

The classic story of Ralphie and his Midwestern family at Christmastime, and in particular, Ralphie’s campaign to get a Red Ryder BB rifle for Christmas.

January 19- March 4, 2018
Nothing Is the Same
by Y York

Four youngsters are playing in a Honolulu churchyard in 1941, as Japanese planes fly overhead and begin to bomb Pearl Harbor. Fifth annual entry in their Field Trip Series of shows for both general audiences and local area schools.

March 5- March 25, 2018
A guest production

April 21- May 27, 2018
The Immigrant
by Mark Harelik
Directed by Simon Levy (Producing Director of Fountain Theatre).

A Jewish refugee couple from Eastern Europe make a home in Hamilton, Texas in 1909, in this story based on true events.

June 16- July 28, 2018 with a possible extension into August:

Sierra Madre Playhouse’s annual summer musical, to be selected from among the following shows: Pump Boys & Dinettes; Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Some Enchanted Evening; Hank Williams’ Lost Highway.

September 22- October 27, 2018
Night Watch
by Lucille Fletcher
Directed by Sierra Madre Playhouse Artistic Director Christian Lebano

Beautiful, wealthy Elaine sees two dead bodies across from her Manhattan home, but when the police are called in, they find nothing. Is Elaine possibly mad, or are the bloody crimes real? Who done it?

November 16- December 29, 2018:
Our Christmas show, selected from among the following: It’s A Wonderful Life (the radio play version); Miracle on 34th Street.

Free Events Returning

Off The Page, our series of free monthly staged readings of plays, returns.
Our first scheduled plays include:

Monday, September 18, 2017
The Gin Game
by D.L. Coburn
Directed by Christian Lebano

Weller Martin tries desperately to retain some control over his life despite falling into ill health and becoming a reluctant resident of a nursing home. Fonsia Dorsey serves as the symbol of all gone wrong, and his battles with her, though over a simple game of gin, become not only a conflict with the woman but with divine will itself.

Monday, October 23, 2017
Hollywood Arms
by Carol Burnett and Carrie Hamilton (rights pending).
Directed by Josh Finkel

In this fictional tale suggested by Burnett’s memoir, young Helen faces challenges in Los Angeles while she pursues her Hollywood dreams.

Monday, November 27 OR December 4, 2017 at 7:00 (date to be determined):
The Lady with All the Answers
by David Rambo.
Directed by Cate Caplin

Set in 1975, an incident in the life of famed advice columnist Ann Landers is depicted.