Delmont, Pennsylvania, June 30, 2014/Apple Hill Playhouse/ The third show of the Apple Hill Playhouse 2014 Season recalls the turmoil of the late '60s when love and war clashed in psychedelic patterns.
Be sure to wear some flowers in your hair for Summer of Love, a groovy new musical from the creator of the Marvelous Wonderettes, Roger Bean. When a runaway bride discovers the countercultural revolution of the Haight-Asbury neighborhood of San Francisco, with a little help from the hippies and dropouts of Golden Gate Park, she comes to realize she has to make her own kind of music! This hippie, trippy musical features the powerful music of the late 1960s by some of the most influential artists of the love generation: The Mamas and the Papas, Donovan, Janis Joplin, Jefferson Airplane, and many more. With such hits as “Crystal Blue Persuasion,” “Make Your Own Kind of Music,” “and, of course, “San Francisco,” you’ll love this flower power, feel-good musical experience!
Summer of Love was written and created by Roger Bean. Vocal and Musical Arrangements are by Michael Borth. The show is directed by Tim Jacobs (Johnstown), stage managed by Melissa Raichel (Latrobe). The musical director is Zachary Rolhwing (Pittsburgh) and the Choreographer is Anita Pro Jacobs (Johnstown). The cast includes Ryan Corridoni (Saltsburg) as Coyote, Alex Fetzko (Johnstown) as Donovan, Zach Metkler (Springdale) as Curtis, Mike Marra (Lower Burrell) as Rufus, Meghan Marsh (Cheswick) as Saige, Shannon McDonald (Saltsburg) as Janis, Rachel Nicely (Latrobe) as Holly, Gianna Pro (Harrison City) as Dizzy, Alyssa Vansach as Daisy, Anita Pro Jacobs as Mama, Jennifer Wilding (Greensburg) as Willow and Jerry Woodling (North Huntingdon) as River.
Performances are July 10, 11, 12; 17, 18, 19; 24, 25, 26 at 7:30 PM and July 20 & 27 at 2:00 PM. Call 724-468-5050 to order tickets. Thrifty Thursday tickets $16; Friday, Saturday Evening and Sunday Matinee Tickets $20. Dine at Lamplighter Restaurant before the show. Dinner Theatre packages are available.
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About Apple Hill Playhouse Apple Hill Playhouse offers Summer theatre in an air conditioned barn nestled in the countryside. Enjoy the new ramped access to the theatre and covered patio designed for greater patron comfort.
OPAC is currently in desparate need of a large-capacity used, working washing machine that they could donate to Apple Hill. (Management has requested in the past that the actors refrain from perspiring in the costumes, but it continues to be an issue.)