Huron's group recognized as a premiere educational summer theater in nation

HURON The Huron Playhouse, sponsored by Bowling Green State University's Department of Theatre and F
Sandusky Register Staff
May 24, 2010

 

HURON

The Huron Playhouse, sponsored by Bowling Green State University's Department of Theatre and Film, is the oldest continuing summer theater in Ohio.

In 2001, the Ohio Historical Society recognized The Huron Playhouse and its longtime partnership with the Huron community by placing a permanent historical marker in front of the McCormick School building, which has been the summer home of the Playhouse since its founding in 1949.

The Playhouse is nationally recognized as a premiere educational summer theater and offers an amazing array of theatrical experiences for some of the nation's finest young actors, singers, dancers, technicians, directors and designers. Five full-scale productions are mounted in an intensive seven-week period, each show enjoying a five-night run.

The mission of the Playhouse has always been to provide student-artists with production opportunities that allow them to develop the skills, abilities, techniques, attitudes and spirit necessary for success in their chosen professions. The Playhouse welcomes and encourages community involvement from children and adults of all ages, while giving audiences top-notch entertainment at reasonable prices.

With the completion of its 61st consecutive season in August, plans are under way for the 62nd season in 2010, which will run Tuesday through Saturday nights from June 29 to July 30. The bill of plays include three musicals and two non-musicals, with titles to be announced by mid-December.