2023 Season, Playhouse 2000, Kerrville

A Classic, Romantic, Backstage Musical
by Richard Rodgers and
Oscar Hammerstein II
We’re excited to bring you a hidden gem from the Golden Age of 
Broadway, a feel-good classic musical that offers a chance to discover a 
new favorite from the acknowledged masters of the American musical, 
Rodgers and Hammerstein
        This seldom-performed musical is a traditional back-stage romance 
featuring songs like “No Other Love Have I” and “The Big Black Giant;” 
songs in the style audiences have loved in shows like The Sound of Music, 
The King and I, and South Pacific
Just like those, it’ll leave you smiling and humming the tunes on your way out the door!
Me and Juliet
presented in partnership with
The Theater Department of Schreiner University
Directed by Jeffrey Brown and Heather Cunningham
Auditions: November 20 and 21, 2022
Show Dates: February 3 through 19
The Cailloux Theater
The landscape of American theatre is constantly changing, growing, and
discovering ever-new avenues of expression. As your source for all that the theatre arts have to offer, we’re excited to expand the P2K offerings to give our volunteers and our audience a small sample of the newest themes.
    The new “Playhouse NOW!” series will search out and bring to life important plays from current playwrights with no holds barred. If you’re looking to hear from new voices and open to new experiences, “Playhouse NOW!” is for you.
    Because we know that these plays will not be right for everyone, we’re
offering them separately from our regular Season Package. You can add this year’s “Playhouse NOW!” title - Sarah Ruhl’s thrilling Dead Man’s Cell Phone - to your season package for just $21 per person - the maximum discount our packages offer. See the order form to take advantage of the savings!
A New, Absurd Comedy/Drama
by Sarah Ruhl
A chance meeting in a café leads Jean to pick up a ringing cell phone - and change her life forever - in this award-winning 2007 play that explores the
paradox of modern technology's ability to both unite and isolate people in the digital age.
    With performances at some of the most important regional theaters and on Broadway (starring Mary-Louise Parker), this play earned its place in the
forefront of modern Comedy/Drama, and is the perfect title for us to launch our new venture into the avant-garde of the American Theater. Join us!
Dead Man's Cell Phone
Directed by Amy Goodyear
Auditions: February 19 and 20
Show Dates: April 14 through 30
The VK Garage Theater
A History
by William Shakespeare
Playhouse 2000 partners once again with The City of Kerrville Parks and
Recreation Department and the Tivy High School Technical Theater Classes to bring Shakespeare to our community free of charge. This year, for the first time, we are delving into the bard’s “History” plays, presenting what many consider to be the most important of them. 
Join us in Louise Hays Park as we discover what follows “the winter of our discontent.”
Shakespeare In The Park 2023
Richard III
presented in partnership with
The City of Kerrville Parks and Recreation Department
The Tivy High School Tech Theatre Department
Directed by Jessica Sturm
Auditions: April 16 and 17
Show Dates: June 2 and 3
A Comedy 
by Sean Grennan
Spirits are high despite the travails of everyday life when “TJ,” “Mark” and “Richard” reunite for a guy’s weekend in a snowed-in cabin. High spirits, that is, until “Jessie,” the wife of their missing fourth partner, shows up in his place. 
An epic battle of wits and stamina ensues, with the men striving to maintain the masculine theme of the gathering despite failing miserably to prove their right to dominate the scene.
        From the playwright who brought us Making God Laugh and Now and Then, this clever, charming and multi-level comedy promises an evening of serious laughs.
Beer for Breakfast
Auditions: April 23 and 24
Show Dates: June 9 through 25
The VK Garage Theater
A Thriller 
Adapted by Leslie Darbon
Agatha Christie’s 50th book featured the unforgettable “Miss Marple,” an uncannily effective amateur sleuth, in her very best role. Now, that novel has been adapted for the stage in a fast-paced, often light-hearted mystery-thriller you’re sure to love.
        The story begins with an advertisement in the local gazette which reads: “A murder is announced and will take place on Friday October 29th, at Little Paddocks at 6.30 p.m.” Unable to resist the mysterious invitation, a crowd gathers expecting a game which becomes all too real. Miss Marple provides the solution in a dramatic final confrontation.
        The fourth play in our biennial Agatha Christie series promises all the thrills, chills, opulence and artistry of And Then There Were None, Witness For The Prosecution, and Murder On The Orient Express.
A Murder Is Announced
Directed by Amy Goodyear
Auditions: June 18 and 19
Show Dates: August 4 through 20
The Cailloux Theater
The VK Garage Dinner Theater
We’re transforming the VK Garage “black-box” space into a bona-fide Dinner Theater for three weeks in the fall, with fabulous food and drink provided by our friends at Rails, A Café at the Depot
 We’ll have seating for about 30 people at tables for dinner service starting at 6:00, with salad, entrée and special wines. There will be additional, regularly-priced standard seating for the show that starts at 7:30, and everyone will
enjoy dessert at intermission, when the audience will vote on the show’s
surprise ending.
You can add dinner to your Season Package for $40 per person - a savings of 5% off the cost without the package. 
An Interactive Murder Mystery
by Will Murdock
The new manager of Las Vegas’s Flying Flamingo Hotel and Casino is
cleaning house and getting rid of all the usual suspects. And one of them might just want him dead.
Is it one of the show girls? The dealer? The nun? The magician? His mom? 
It’s up to you to find out.
You can choose the “regular audience” seats or the special “Dinner and
a Show” seats - either way you’ll enjoy desserts by Rails, and your vote will determine this show’s surprising ending. Be there for all the fun!
Betting On Bloodshed
Auditions: August 27 and 28
Show Dates: October 20 through November 5
The VK Garage Theater
A Charming Celebration of the Season
by Lynne Halliday, James Hindman, Arlene Hutton, and Craig Pospisil 
Eight intertwined stories set in a Midwestern mall on the last shopping day before Christmas combine to create a charming and thoroughly
entertaining holiday story for the whole family.
A diverse cast of characters—from a lovesick mall Santa to an overeager mall cop, from a pair of brainy misfit teenagers to a pair of battling actors in a production of A Christmas Carol, from a petulant college freshman to a pair of newlyweds—navigate first meetings, second chances, and last-minute choices.
        One Christmas Eve at Evergreen Mall wraps the joys and sorrows of the season into one festive package that you’ll love opening!
One Christmas Eve 
at Evergreen Mall
Auditions: October 15 and 16
Show Dates: December 1 through 17
The VK Garage Theater
For Playhouse 2000 
Members Make The Difference!
Playhouse 2000 is proud to bring people together to educate, enlighten, entertain and inspire with the Performing Arts.
Everything we do is made possible by your support!
  • We produce plays and musicals created by and for people just like you; the annual “Shakespeare In the Park” project in partnership with The City of Kerrville; and more - all opportunities for volunteers to participate in and learn about the theater arts, both on- and off-stage;
  • We manage the fabulous Kathleen C. Cailloux City Center for the Performing Arts and bring thousands of visitors to Kerrville each year;
  • We present The Cailloux Performances,” bringing the World of Performing Arts to The Hill Country; and the “Young People’s Performances” series of national-caliber arts, presented FREE of charge each year to thousands of students from three counties;
All of this is only possible because of the support of 
our Business and Individual Members. 
$40, $110, $275 or more to the 2023 Membership Campaign.
Opening Night Dinners
Enjoy a sumptuous dinner in the Cailloux Theater Lobby on
Opening Night of each of the five shows in Season 2023 - including opening night at the “VK Dinner Theater”.
Themed dinners are catered by our friends at Rails, A Café at the Depot
and include salad, entrée, and dessert, plus coffee, tea
and specially paired wines. 
Reserve all five Opening Night Dinners for two 
for just $535! (Renewal/Early-Bird Price Only!)
For single titles, Dinner adds just $42 to any regular ticket.
Season Package Options
Full Season Packages are a great value:
  • Save Money! Get one ticket for each Season 2023 event for just $105. That’s a savings of 15% over single tickets!
  • Keep your flexibility! You still choose which night you attend the theater. Select one of eight performances of each title to best fit your schedule.
“Flex Pass” offers the most options:
  • Maximum flexibility! Use your pre-purchased admissions in any combination. Invite friends to one show; come alone to another – it’s up to you.
  • You still save money! Save as much as $40 when compared to Single Tickets! Get maximum value for your ticket dollar.
  • Lots of Packages Available: Choose between sets of 6, 8, and 10 Admissions. The more you buy, the more you save!
Optional add-ons
With either of the Season Packages above, you can add on these outstanding values:
  • Playhouse NOW! Add the sixth show in Season 2023 - Sarah Ruhl’s thrilling Dead Man’s Cell Phone - for just $21 each.
  • VK Dinner Theater: Add “Dinner and a Show” for Betting on Bloodshed toany package for just $40 per person (not required if you buy the "Opening Night Dinner Package.)
Will go on sale on Monday, November 7 at 10am
Order before December 31 to lock-in the best discounts
before prices rise (a little bit) on January 1.
Call our Box Office at (830) 896-9393
starting November 7 at 10am
to be first in line!