Steel River Launches Its Season With Preview Party

Steel River Launches Its Season With Preview Party

POTTSTOWN PA – The coming theater season at Pottstown’s Steel River Playhouse is so big, organizers say, they’re unable to keep it hidden behind the curtains of the several stages at 245 High St. And as of Sept. 20 (2014; Saturday), they won’t have to.

Steel River will launch its first Season Preview Party that night at 7 at its location in the heart of the borough’s downtown business district. The event is free and open to the public, and is intended to give potential audiences an advance look at productions planned for coming months.

Visitors will be able to take theater tours, meet its staff and teachers, and mingle with actors from upcoming shows. The playhouse concessions and retail counters will be open so guests can enjoy food and drink provided by local vendors. All current and new season subscribers will be treated to a glass of wine on the house.

There also will be live excerpts from selected productions performed its main stage. Information about volunteer opportunities, upcoming auditions, and playhouse educational offerings will be available too.

Reservations for the event are requested, and can be made by Sept. 17 (Wednesday) via e-mail to boxoffice@steelriver.org.

The 2014-2015 season officially opens Sept. 26 (Friday) with “Shout!,” the musical that explores the dawn of the women’s movement through the storylines of five British women and tunes made popular by singers like Dusty Springfield and Petula Clark. It’s followed by:

  • Theater For Young Audiences: The Fisherman and His Wife, beginning Oct. 4;
  • The Miracle Worker, Oct. 23;
  • Senior Theater Project: Senior Follies, Nov. 15;
  • The Sound of Music, Dec. 4;
  • Comedy Improv: The N-Crowd, Jan. 3;
  • Melange Contemporary Dance, Jan. 24;
  • Court Martial at Fort Devens, Feb. 6;
  • Rumors, March 12;
  • Senior Theater Project: Senior Follies, April 18;
  • Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, May 1; and
  • The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, June 4.

Several of the productions run for up to 10 days; a few are limited to only one- or two-day performances. There’s something for everyone, and the playhouse offers discount pricing with season subscription plans, student and seniors’ tickets, and specials for qualifying group purchases.