The Pewter Plough Playhouse celebrates the upcoming 100th birthday of Jim Buckley, its founder and artistic director, with a production of “September Song – The Great American Songbook,” opening with a preview performance Friday, Nov. 16.
The story takes the audience to a meeting of the Great American Songbook Society, whose members are gathered to select the music and stories about Buckley that will go into their surprise musical celebrating their head honcho’s life.
The holiday musical and musical tribute, inclucding 40 songs from the Great American Songbook, including composers such as Cole Porter, George and Ira Gershwin, Oscar Hammerstein II, Noel Coward and Stephen Sondheim, will continue through New Year’s Eve.
Shows begin at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays.
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Tickets to the preview Nov. 16 are $17; the gala opening on Nov. 17 costs $30. Regular show tickets are $22 ($20 for seniors and students).
For reservations, call 927-3877 or go to www.pewterploughplayhouse.org. The theater is at 824 Main St., Cambria.