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What is a Private Performance?

In addition to our public performances, Oyster Mill Playhouse stages Private Performances for each of our productions.

We sell our 91-seat house to an organization and they sell the tickets. And, if they choose, they can hold a reception in our lobby before the show, during intermission, or after the performance. 

The cost of a Private Performance is $700 for a play and $1000 for a musical, but a Private Performance can be scheduled by paying a deposit of only $100 for a play and $200 for a musical. (The balance is due two weeks prior to the date of the performance.) The price of private performance tickets must be NO LESS than our ticket price ($20 for a play and $25 for a musical), but it can be higher!

When an organization sells out the house at our ticket prices, they make a profit of approximately $500 for a play and $750 for a musical — and have a good time while earning the money!

Interested in an Private Performance
at the Playhouse?

Email us with the name of the ORGANIZATION and the NAME and PHONE NUMBER of a person we can contact. We’ll follow up to see if the organization is interested in scheduling a Private Performance at the Playhouse!

Towards Zero at Oyster Mill Playhouse
When a house party gathers at Gull’s Point, the seaside home of Lady Tressilian, Neville Strange finds himself caught between his old wife Audrey and his new flame Kay. A nail-biting thriller, the play probes the psychology of jealousy in the shadow of a savage and brutal murder. A carefully unpeeled investigation before our eyes brings the story to a pointed ending.
Genre: Mystery 
Performance Dates: 1/17/20 – 2/2/20

Barefoot in the Park at Oyster Mill Playhouse
Paul and Corie Bratter are newlyweds in every sense of the word. He’s a straight-as-an-arrow lawyer and she’s a free spirit always looking for the latest kick. Their new apartment is her most recent find – too expensive with bad plumbing and in need of a paint job. After a six-day honeymoon, they get a surprise visit from Corie’s loopy mother and decide to play matchmaker during a dinner with their neighbor-in-the-attic, Velasco, where everything that can go wrong, does. Paul just doesn’t understand Corie, as she sees it. He’s too staid, too boring, and she just wants him to be a little more spontaneous. Running “barefoot in the park” would be a start…

Genre: Comedy
Performance Dates: 3/20/20 – 4/5/20

9 to 5 The Musical, with music and lyrics by Dolly Parton and book by Patricia Resnick, is based on the seminal 1980 hit movie. Set in the late 1970s. this hilarious story of friendship and revenge in the Rolodex era is outrageous, thought-provoking and even a little romantic.

Pushed to the boiling point, three female coworkers concoct a plan to get even with the sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot they call their boss. In a hilarious turn of events, Violet, Judy and Doralee live out their wildest fantasy – giving their boss the boot! While Hart remains “otherwise engaged,” the women give their workplace a dream makeover, taking control of the company that had always kept them down. Hey, a girl can scheme, can’t she?
Genre: Musical
Performance Dates: 5/22/20– 6/7/20

The 39 Steps at Oyster Mill Playhouse
Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python and you have The 39 Steps, a fast-paced whodunit for anyone who loves the magic of theatre! This two-time Tony® and Drama Desk Award-winning treat is packed with nonstop laughs, over 150 zany characters (played by a ridiculously talented cast of four), an onstage plane crash, handcuffs, missing fingers, and some good old-fashioned romance!
Genre: Farce
Performance Dates: 7/24/20 – 8/9/20

August: Osage County at Oyster Mill Playhouse
A vanished father. A pill-popping mother. Three sisters harboring shady little secrets. When the large Weston family unexpectedly reunites after Dad disappears, their Oklahoman family homestead explodes in a maelstrom of repressed truths and unsettling secrets. Mix in Violet, the drugged-up, scathingly acidic matriarch, and you’ve got a major play that unflinchingly—and uproariously—exposes the dark side of the Midwestern American family.

Genre: Drama
 Performance Dates: 9/25/20-10/11/20

Into the Woods at Oyster Mill Playhouse
James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim take everyone’s favorite storybook characters and bring them together for a timeless, yet relevant, piece… and a rare modern classic. The Tony Award-winning book and score are both enchanting and touching.

The story follows a Baker and his wife, who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who wishes to attend the King’s Festival; and Jack, who wishes his cow would give milk. When the Baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a Witch’s curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse. Everyone’s wish is granted, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later with disastrous results.

One of Sondheim’s most popular works, Into the Woods is a musically sophisticated show with the opportunity to feature actors adept at dark comedy. Designers will especially enjoy highlighting the fantastical elements of this magical word.

Genre: Musical 

Performance Dates: 11/6/20 – 11/22/20