Possum Point Players invite audience members to join them in the sunshine or under the stars as they begin the 2021 theater season on their new outdoor stage. Opening Friday, April 16, Possums will present "Broadway Springs Back," an original, one-of-a-kind theater experience.
The production reflects the preceding year the world experienced, with music ranging from despair to hope and happiness. Directors Steven Dow and Stacey Hartman said it's sure to a leave a tear in the eye, a smile on the face and a song in the heart of each audience member.
The performance will include 20 songs from many eras of Broadway as well as four original scenes with the theme of hope, all written by area Delaware residents.
Shows are at 7:30 p.m., Friday, April 16; 2 and 7:30 p.m., Saturday, April 17; and 2 p.m., Sunday, April 18.
Tickets are $27 for general admission; senior citizen and student tickets are $25. To purchase tickets, go to possumpointplayers.org or call 302-856-4560. All seats are reserved and limited to four people in each socially distanced bubble marked on the audience area of the parking lot. The open-air stage is located adjacent to Possum Hall. Patrons, staff and volunteer crews must wear masks when moving about the theater property or using facilities inside the hall; when seated, patrons may remove their masks. Water, wine and beer, and packaged snacks will be sold.
Many Delmarva communities are represented in the cast of "Broadway Springs Back." Dow is a resident of Felton and Hartman lives in Milford. Matthew Brown, Donna de Kuyper and Jgar Helwig live in Lewes; Cheryl Graves and John Hulse live in Rehoboth Beach. Candice Castro lives in Dover, Alonzo Dixon in Bridgeville, and Julianna Markel in Smyrna. Abbie Porter is a Seaford resident. Ashlie Workman lives in Millsboro, and Shelbie Thompson lives in Salisbury, Md.
Due to social distancing restrictions, tickets to all performances are limited. While performances are outdoors, a number of safety precautions will be in place, including face mask requirements for all patrons. Detailed guidelines for theater policies are on the website.
Inclement weather dates are 7:30 p.m., Friday, April 23; 2 and 7:30 pm, Saturday, April 24; and 2 p.m., Sunday, April 25. Details of the inclement weather policy are included on the website. If attending an evening performance at the new outdoor stage, audience members are reminded to dress for the weather.
Possum Point Players values diversity and inclusion in casting, and in all other areas of the organization.