Ghent Playhouse Announces 2021-2022 Season

[GHENT, NY] – The Ghent Playhouse proudly announces its reopening program. Kicking off the new 2021-22 season of live theater is the outrageous Panto “Rapunzel: The Tale of a Quaran-teen.” The comedy “The Curious Savage” brings in the new year, and is followed by “Fun Home,” the winner of the 2015 Tony Award for Best Musical. Closing out the season is…

REVIEW: “The Elves and The Shoemaker” Panto 2018

After two years of good-but-not-great Panto productions, the Pantoloons at the Ghent Playhouse have regained their mojo and are currently tearing up the stage with a hum-dinger of a holiday treat. The Elves and The Shoemaker is funny, timely, and colorful. The script and songs, concocted by director Cathy Lee-Visscher…

Ghent Playhouse Announces 2018-2019 Season

SEASON 44 AT THE GHENT PLAYHOUSE THE FATHER by Florian Zeller directed by Brian Wagner  Performance Dates: October 5-7, 12-14, 19-21 THE PANTO THE ELVES AND THE SHOEMAKER directed by Cathy Lee-Visscher          Performance Dates: November 23-25, 30-December 2, December 7-9 MIRACLE ON SOUTH DIVISION STREET by Tom Dudzick directed by Cathy Lee-Visscher Performance Dates: February…

REVIEW: The Panto “Cinderella” at the Ghent Playhouse

Reviewed by Gail M. Burns, November 2006 Gas for the car – $30 dollarsDinner at the Blue Plate – $28.50Ticket to the Ghent Playhouse – $15 or lessWatching the Panto – PRICELESS! Prince V (for Very) Charming (Sally McCarthy) is being badgered by his mother Queen Blair (Paul Murphy) and…

REVIEW: The Panto “The Emperor’s New Clothes” at the Ghent Playhouse

Reviewed by Gail M. Burns, November 2005 The Emperor’s New Clothes is the sixth annual British-American Panto presented as a Thanksgiving treat for Columbia County and the surrounding region by Judy Staber and her stalwart Pantoloons, and this year they have a real, albeit small, theatre in which to perform. Having…

REVIEW: The Panto “Puss in Boots” at the Spencertown Academy

Reviewed by Gail M. Burns, November 2002 The Panto is back! Puss In Boots and the Witch of Punsit Creek is the third annual British-American pantomime production at Spencertown Academy, and, while it isn’t quite as hilariously loopy as its predecessors, it remains a highlight of the holiday season in Columbia County.…

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