In addition to our public performances, Oyster Mill Playhouse stages Private Performances for each of our productions.
What is a Private Performance?
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. We provide a sample poster and printed tickets, and even supplies paper products, punch bowls, coffee pots and tables for the reception.
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 ($18 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!
The Mousetrap at Oyster Mill Playhouse
The scene is set when a group of people gathered in a country house cut off by the snow discover, to their horror, that there is a murderer in their midst. Who can it be? One by one the suspicious characters reveal their sordid pasts until at the last, nerve-shredding moment the identity and the motive are finally revealed. Running continuously for over 60 years, The Mousetrap has broken records in London’s West End and established Agatha Christie as a playwright in the public eye. Since its debut in 1952 it has become the longest running play in the history of London’s West End. Genre: Mystery Performance Dates: 1/25/19 – 2/10/19
Romance/Romance at Oyster Mill Playhouse
Romance/Romance was nominated for five Tony awards including Best Musical and Best Original Score and is made of two acts connected by the theme of love. In nineteenth century Vienna, Alfred and Josephine are discontent with their lives. He is tired of women only wanting him for his money, and she is a woman used to wanting men for their money. They each separately decide to dress down and go walking in the park, hoping for something different. They end up meeting and fall in love with the others’ assumed persona. In the present, best friends Monica and Sam with their respective spouses Lenny and Barb are on vacation. Lenny and Barb go to bed, leaving the friends to talk. The talk soon turns to the idea of having affairs, though they both recognize that they love their spouses very much. Soon the two friends realize that they are interested in more than just friendship. Genre: Musical
Performance Dates: 3/8/19 – 3/24/19
The Last Night of Ballyhoo at Oyster Mill Playhouse
Alfred Uhry’s Tony Award-winning look at anti-Semitism in the South centers on the planning of the Atlanta Jewish community’s annual Ballyhoo ball during the excitement surrounding the premiere of Gone with the Wind. Especially concerned is the Freitag family: bachelor Adolph; his widowed sister, Beulah (Boo) Levy; and their also widowed sister-in-law, Reba. Boo is determined to have her dreamy, unpopular daughter, Lala, attend Ballyhoo, believing it will be Lala’s last chance to find a socially acceptable husband. Adolph brings his new assistant, Joe Farkas, home for dinner. Joe is Brooklyn born and bred, and furthermore is of Eastern European heritage—several social rungs below the Freitags, in Beulah’s opinion. The family gets pulled apart and then mended together with plenty of comedy, romance, and revelations along the way. Events take several unexpected turns as the characters face where they come from and are forced to deal with who they really are. Genre: Comedy
Performance Dates: 4/26/19 – 5/12/19
The Fox on the Fairway at Oyster Mill Playhouse
Following the Tony-nominated revival of Lend Me a Tenor on Broadway, Ken Ludwig’s, The Fox on the Fairway, debuted at the Signature Theatre in Washington,
D.C. on October 19, 2010. A tribute to the great English farces of the 1930s and
1940s, The Fox on the Fairway takes audiences on a hilarious romp which pulls the rug out from underneath the stuffy denizens of a private country club. Filled with mistaken identities, slamming doors, and over-the-top romantic shenanigans, it’s a furiously paced comedy that recalls the Marx Brothers’ classics. Genre: Farce
Performance Dates: 5/31/19 – 6/16/19
Brighton Beach Memoirs at Oyster Mill Playhouse
Here is part one of Neil Simon’s autobiographical trilogy: a portrait of the writer as a young teen in 1937 living with his family in a crowded, lower middle-class Brooklyn walk-up. Eugene Jerome, standing in for the author, is the narrator and central character. Dreaming of baseball and girls, Eugene must cope with the mundane existence of his family life in Brooklyn: formidable mother, overworked father, and his worldly older brother Stanley. Throw into the mix his widowed Aunt Blanche, her two young (but rapidly aging) daughters and you have a recipe for hilarity, served up Simon-style. This bittersweet memoir evocatively captures the life of a struggling Jewish household where, as his father states “if you didn’t have a problem, you wouldn’t be living here.” Genre: Comedy Performance Dates: 7/12/19 – 7/28/19
Jeeves Takes a Bow at Oyster Mill Playhouse
What ho! Bertie Wooster inflicts his charming ineptitude on America when he adventures across the pond armed only with his handsome fortune, talent for trouble, and his remarkable manservant Jeeves. But when a childhood friend gets Bertie mixed up with a vengeful thug named “Knuckles” McCann, he ends up mistakenly engaged to the meddling Vivienne Duckworth. Even the illustrious Jeeves may not be up to the task. Based on the stories and characters of Jeeves & Wooster created by P.G. Wodehouse. Genre: Farce
Performance Dates: 8/16/19 – 9/1/19
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof at Oyster Mill Playhouse
One of Tennessee Williams’ more famous works and his personal favorite, the play won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1955. Set in the “plantation home in the Mississippi Delta” of Big Daddy Pollitt, a wealthy cotton tycoon, the play examines the relationships among members of Big Daddy’s family, primarily between his son Brick and Maggie the “Cat”, Brick’s wife. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof features motifs such as social mores, greed, superficiality, mendacity, decay, sexual desire, repression and death. Genre: Drama Performance Dates: 9/27/19 – 10/13/19
Oliver! at Oyster Mill Playhouse
Bringing Charles Dickens’ beloved novel to life, Lionel Bart’s Oliver! takes audiences on a wild adventure through Victorian England. Join young, orphaned Oliver Twist as he navigates the London’s underworld of theft and violence, searching for a home, a family, and – most importantly – for love. When Oliver is picked up on the street by a boy named the Artful Dodger, he is welcomed into a gang of child pickpockets led by the conniving, but charismatic, Fagin. When Oliver is falsely accused of a theft he didn’t commit, he is rescued by a kind and wealthy gentleman, to the dismay of Fagin’s violent sidekick, Bill Sykes. Caught in the middle is the warm-hearted Nancy, who is trapped under Bill’s thumb, but desperate to help Oliver, with tragic results. With spirited, timeless songs like “As Long as He Needs Me,” “Food, Glorious Food,” and “Where is Love,” Oliver! is a musical classic. Genre: Musical
Performance Dates: 11/8/19 – 11/24/19