What happened to the Sound of Music?

It's as simple as this: even the best laid plans can change.

To those of you who who took the role of "audience member" for our first production of Clue: the Musical, here are some back stage insights into the musical theatre world.

When we first chose our 2017 Season at Palisade Playhouse, we knew we'd be taking a risk that all the pieces would fit into place for all of it to work out.  So many were so excited to see what shows were next, so we posted our plans online.

We produced Clue, and with all of the online traffic to our website from that production, we announced the rest of the shows we planned to do in 2017.  We love the show Big River for so many reasons - it's a summery, comical, and twangy show - it was a great summer idea.  As we tried to cast the show, there were so many scheduling conflicts, and we didn't have enough men audition for lead roles to cast all of the parts.  BUMMER!

So, on we moved to the Sound of Music.  Auditions for the Sound of Music EXPLODED!  The response was quadruple what Clue or Big River auditions were, especially for families wanting to audition together.  We had fantastic auditions, and we saw some community building that we really loved.  But, once again, we had troubles recruiting enough men necessary to do the show.

How do we find more men with an affinity for theatre?

While we try to learn and grow, the show must go on!  We'll be producing Annie on August 17-September 2. We hope that with a female-heavy cast, and many children in the show, we'll be able to cast many of the fantastic people we met at auditions for Big River and The Sound of Music.  We still need some men for this show, as well as for our fall production of Big Fish, and our winter production of White Christmas.

Who would YOU like to play for the rest of our season? Or, if "audience member" is your favorite role, who do you know who could fill our cast (and join our Palisade Playhouse community)?

March 2017 Newsletter

Social Hall Renovation January 2017

Check out the before, during, and after of our Social Hall renovation!  We picked to paint the walls grey, and we sanded, stained, and refinished the floors as well.  All in all, it was a much needed face lift, and I think it turned out well!  

Before, during

February 2017 Newsletter

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 February 2017 Newsletter

More #palisadefirsts (!!)We're knocking walls out in the basement to allow better storage for a local opera company who's been using our basement for storage.  We are almost finished with architectural and engineering work needed to design our residence, and we anticipate work to begin in March.  Stay tuned for more on that.  We're building out the alter in the former sanctuary to be a stage that is more than double the current size.  We need that stage to be finished because our favorite first so far is... (drum roll, please) our first Musical! See below for more details.

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Clue: the Musical 
A murder mystery based on the board game by Hasbro...but whodunnit?  And where? And with which weapon?  Our production will run April 6-15.  Tickets are on sale now - reserve your tickets quickly to ensure a seat in our inaugural production.  Click here to purchase tickets online.  We also have a special evening on Thursday, April 13, at 7pm, as a fundraiser for Greenfield School Parent Teacher Organization, where a portion of each ticket is given to the PTO.  If you'd like to reserve tickets for that show, please contact ptogreenfieldk8@gmail.com.

For this first performance (and many more to come), we are looking for more volunteers for stage crew, set and prop building, and many other fun ways to lend a hand.  For those who have already volunteered of their time and resources, thank you.  Contact Michelle atpalisadeplayhouse@gmail.com to join the fun! 

Showtunes: A Palisade Playhouse Community Choir Performance 
It's a Grand Night for Singing!  Enjoy that and other show tunes from the stage and silver screen!  The performance is Friday, March 24, at 7:30pm. Tickets are on sale now.  Click here to purchase your tickets today.  

Spread the Word! 
Since this idea started to become a reality less than a year ago, the momentum has been heartwarming and inspiring to us. We are so thankful for your interest, your support, and for helping us spread the word.  If you haven't already, please take a minute to click the buttons below to follow us on Facebook, Blogger, and Instagram.  We'll be posting some social-media-only perks and discounts in the following months, and we want you all to know about it!   For your support, again, we thank you!

Michelle Belliston
Executive Director
Palisade Playhouse

January 2017 Newsletter

New Year, New Place!

We're excited to announce several #palisadefirsts

After purchasing the building December 19, 2016, we had the opportunity to premiere the Palisade Playhouse Community Choir! Read the article here: http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2016/12/27/Couple-envision-family-friendly-community-theater-in-old-Greenfield-church/stories/201612240013

If you'd like to sing with us this next program, or come watch the performance, we'll be singing showtunes! Click here to learn more: http://www.palisadeplayhouse.com/copy-of-community-choir

We've also been busy with work in the building. You may have seen the scaffolding outside. There was significant damage to the attic and the sanctuary because pigeons were roosting in there for many years. The problem has been fixed, and the sanctuary is ready to be enjoyed again by all who enter.

We've also been updating the social hall in the lower level of the building. Please consider us for your next birthday party, anniversary, or other event. We're charging $25 per hour, which is a steal of a deal for a large event space.

Come check us out at Greenfield Elementary's Community Outreach and Student Academic Night on Thursday, January 19, 4:30-6:30!

Community Ice Cream Social

We are committed to maintaining a good relationship with our neighborhood.  We live in Greenfield, and we want to see our neighborhood thrive.  We want to hear from our neighbors!  Click here to take the survey.

What would you do for a Klondike bar?  

How about a quick survey about our new nonprofit? Join us for a few minutes for a survey and video presentation, and we'll have Klondike bars!

Wednesday, July 13, 6-8pm
Greenfield Presbyterian Church
3929 Coleman Street