Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Friday Nights at the Theater Made Easy in Westport

Friday evenings at Westport Country Playhouse will offer two special programs this season: $25 tickets to make theater more accessible for early-career and younger patrons; and childcare to enable parents to enjoy a night out.

“$25 for 35 and Under” will offer a $25 ticket price for patrons aged 35 and under for every Friday night performance during the season, beginning May 4. The specially priced tickets may be purchased online or by phone. Proof of age must be presented at the box office when picking up tickets. In addition, students and educators are eligible for 50% discounts on Playhouse tickets for all performances, Tuesdays through Sundays.
In cooperation with the Westport Weston Family Y, the Playhouse will launch a new program, “Parents’ Night Out,” on Friday, May 11. Parents may drop off their children, age five and up, at the Y, 59 Post Road East, Westport, beginning at 7:15 p.m., prior to the 8 p.m. Playhouse performance of the Stephen Sondheim/James Lapine musical, “Into the Woods.” The multiple Tony Award-winning musical takes the audience to a beguiling place inspired by the Grimm fairy tales. The production is directed by Mark Lamos, Playhouse artistic director, and co-produced with Baltimore’s CENTERSTAGE.

Children’s activities at the Y will include gym time, swimming and crafts. At the end of the evening, there will be a movie or video game. A light snack will be provided. Parents will pick up their children at the Y beginning at 10:45 p.m.

Price for “Parents” Night Out” is $45 per person for the theater ticket, plus $22 per child for childcare. To purchase theater tickets and childcare, call the Playhouse box office at 203-227-4177. Future “Parents’ Night Out” dates will be announced

For more information or tickets,: 203-227-4177, 1-888-927-7529, visit Westport Country Playhouse, 25 Powers Court, off Route 1, Westport; www.westportplayhouse.org.

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