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Haddonfield Plays & Players

Our 2014 Regular Season

God of CarnageMan Of La Mancha

  • Book by Dale Wasserman
  • Lyrics by Joe Darion
  • Music by Mitch Leigh

Man of La Mancha returns to our stage, complete with the score and book that has inspired theatregoers since "The Impossible Dream" was first heard on Broadway in 1965.

Don Quixote is in big trouble when the Spanish Inquisition incarcerates him for foreclosing on a church that failed to pay its taxes. When other prisoners start picking at his possessions, he tells them a romantic story in hopes that he may keep his belongings. He describes the noble journey of a man who sets out to right all wrongs and win the heart of a good woman as he duels windmills along the way.

Winner of five Tony Awards, Man of La Mancha is based on one of the greatest novels ever written. The memorable score includes "The Impossible Dream", "Dulcinea", and the title song, also known as "I, Don Quixote". One of the best loved musicals of a generation, Man of La Mancha celebrates the triumph of the human spirit.

Dates: January 16–February 1

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The 39 StepsAs You Like It

  • By William Shakespeare

One of Shakespeare's most beloved comedies about flirtation, friendship and mistaken identity, As You Like It is a lighthearted look at the fickle and passionate nature of love.

The play follows the journey of Rosalind, who escapes persecution from her uncle's court by fleeing into the magical Forest of Arden. Rosalind disguises herself as a young man and takes a walk of self-discovery. In this brave new world, she finds other court exiles—and the man she loves! Will wit and merriment overcome jealousy and deception? How will true love ever find its way, lost in the delightful madness of the forest?

Falling in love and learning who you are by acting the part are at the heart of this treasured Shakespeare classic in which romantic playfulness builds to a woodland wedding extravaganza. "All the world's a stage" in this delightful comedy. Come see Shakespeare brought to life on our stage!

Dates: February 27–March 15

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The Full MontyCurtains

  • Book by Rupert Holmes
  • Lyrics by Fred Ebb
  • Music by John Kander
  • Additional lyrics by Kander and Holmes

From the award-winning team of Kander & Ebb, get ready for some musical sleuthing fun in Curtains! When the talentless star of a musical is murdered on opening night of a Broadway-bound show, Detective Lt. Frank Cioffi begins investigating and soon finds himself happily caught up in love, and in a musical headed for New York. Full of thrills and spills, laughter, mayhem, and mystery, this hilarious whodunit celebrates the golden age of musicals and the Hollywood's film noir detective movies of the 1950's.

Dates: May 1–17

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The ProducersMiss Saigon

  • By Claude-Michel Schönberg and Alain Boublil
  • Lyrics by Alain Boublil and Richard Maltby, Jr.

The creators of Les Misérables bring Puccini's Madame Butterfly to the modern world in a moving testament to the human spirit.

In the turmoil of the Vietnam War, an American soldier and a Vietnamese girl fall in love, only to be separated during the fall of Saigon. Their struggles to find each other over the ensuing years end in tragedy for her and a fighting chance for the child he never knew he had.

One of the longest-running shows on Broadway, Miss Saigon will mesmerize audiences with its tale of doomed romance and ultimate sacrifice.

Dates: July 17–August 9

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A View from the BrudgeAn Inspector Calls

  • By J. B. Priestley

In 1912 England, the Birling family hosts a lavish dinner party to celebrate their daughter's engagement. A knock on the door brings a determined police inspector, investigating the death of a young girl. What starts as an evening of celebration in a close-knit family steadily deteriorates as the inspector continues his probing questions. As the night wears on, the stunned family begins to unearth secrets that slowly unravel the mystery surrounding the girl's death. But it is only after the inspector leaves that they discover the final twist in the tale.

J. B. Priestley's classic thriller of mystery and suspense is a timeless ghost story that asks many more questions than it answers.

Dates: September 11–27

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The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

  • Conceived by Rebecca Feldman
  • Music and lyrics by William Finn
  • Book by Rachel Sheinkin
  • Additional material by Jay Reiss

Six kids face off in the battle of their lives. The competition is intense. The words are outrageous. Let the spelling (and the singing) begin!

This Tony Award-winning musical, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, tells the hilarious, yet heartwarming, story of a group of six anxiety-ridden, overachieving adolescents in the throes of puberty vying for the spelling bee championship of a lifetime. The children are overseen by a gathering of adults who barely managed to escape childhood themselves. During the Bee, the colorful contestants learn that winning isn't everything, and losing doesn't necessarily make you a loser.

Dates: October 16–November 1

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The Wizard of OzAnnie

  • Based on the Harold Gray comic strip Little Orphan Annie
  • Book by Thomas Meehan
  • Music by Charles Strouse
  • Lyrics by Martin Charnin

Annie is a spunky orphan determined to find her parents, who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City Orphanage run by the cruel, embittered Miss Hannigan. In adventure after fun-filled adventure, Annie foils Miss Hannigan's evil machinations, befriends President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and finds a new family and home in the form of billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy.

Bring the entire family and join Annie and her pint-sized cohorts on the musical adventure of a lifetime. From "Hard Knock Life" to "Tomorrow," the music, dancing, and heartwarming story make this the perfect way to spend the Holiday Season.

Dates: December 4–20

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The Wizard of OzNumber the Stars

  • By Lois Lowry

Returning to our stage is Number The Stars, a tender and intense adaptation of Lois Lowry's novel about one of the most inspiring episodes in human history: the rescue of the Danish Jews during World War II.

Annemarie Johansen is surprised when her best friend Ellen Rosen arrives in her apartment to spend the night. When two Nazi soldiers appear at the door looking for the Rosen family, Annemarie's parents pretend that Ellen is their own daughter. Annemarie comes to realize that all of the Jewish Danes are in terrible danger, and that it is up to their Christian neighbors to help them escape to neutral Sweden.

Dates: April 1–13

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24 Hour Play Festival

24 Hour Play Festival

August 26


Kiss Me Kate

October 5-October 28

General Membership Meeting

Our next general membership meeting will be held on:

Wednesday
September 6th
7:30pm

These meetings are at the theater and open to the public, so all are welcome to attend! Come and get involved! Also, feel free to fill out our new Volunteer Registration Form.

About HP&P

It is our mission to provide quality theater at an affordable price to a wide range of Delaware Valley audiences, as well as to provide a creative outlet for non-professionals, in an atmosphere of personal and social enrichment that is open to all persons with a commitment to non-profit theater.

Funding

Funding has been made possible in part by the Camden County Cultural & Heritage Commission at Camden County College, through the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.

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