Here at Playhouse 2000, we strive every day to expand the variety and quality of arts and entertainment offerings available to the Hill Country.
We are proud to manage and program the beautiful Kathleen C. Cailloux City Center for the Performing Arts, a facility that was created to foster increased participation in and enjoyment of the performing arts.
Unfortunately, too many of the Hill Country's school-age children miss out on those opportunities.
The cost of tickets, classes, camps, and other programs are often just too high. Both parents and schools have difficulties meeting these costs.
We hope to eliminate those roadblocks for thousands of children in and around Kerrville with a series of events created just for them.
It presents appropriate events for their developmental levels; it is offered through their school and during the school day; and the cost is FREE!
We also give students the opportunity to create their own productions and present them in the VK Garage Theater, at retirement homes, and in libraries.
This program is also free of charge. We can make these dreams a reality for children who have no other opportunity to experience the performing arts; children who are missing opportunities to expand their horizons, open their minds and learn about more than just their next high-stakes test.
Announcing the Playhouse 2000 2017 Season!
Season Passes and Individual Tickets on Sale
Purchase a Season Membership!
Purchase your Season Membership in individual, couples, three or four pack groups. Then call the Box Office or bring your receipt in to redeem your tickets for each show and to select your performance dates and seats. Individual tickets for each show are also available
P2K Flex Pass Membership!
Purchase a pack of 10, 8, or 6 tickets and use them for any Playhouse 2000 production in 2016. You can use them in any combination you choose!
A Classic Farce by Thornton Wilder - April 21 through May 7, VK Garage Theater
The original comedy that became the smash hit musical Hello Dolly. Well before Hello Dolly became a Broadway Musical sensation, Thornton Wilder scripted his version of a very old story in the classic farce The Matchmaker, in which Dolly Levi took became the leading character for the first time. The hilarious antics of life-long bachelor store-keeper Horace Vandergelder and his clerks, Cornelius Hackl and Barnaby Tucker, as they pursue relationships with the softer sex, will leave our audience in stitches, just as they did New York audiences many decades ago. Hello Dolly is enjoying a revival on Broadway this season, and our neighbors in Fredericksburg are planning their own production. We hope you'll see both the classic play and the musical, and enjoy the best of both worlds. Auditions: February 19 and 20
A Musical by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II - June 30 through July 15, The Cailloux Theater
A Musical of amazing depth and beauty, with a story that resonates through the years. Another gem from Broadway's "Golden Era" drawn from much earlier material, Carousel is Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein's version of a now-forgotten European play, Lilliom. Thanks to an extraordinary movie, we are all familiar with this story of the complex love story between young Julie Jordan and the carnival barker Billy Bigelow to whom she is drawn despite his flaws. This is one of the most beautiful scores ever created by the most important writing team in Broadway history, including the well-loved "If I Loved You", "June Is Bustin' Out All Over" and the thrilling "You'll Never Walk Alone", which will send you from the theater with an uplift that will last for days. Don't miss it! Auditions: May 7 and 8
Making God Laugh
A New Comedy by Sean Grennan - August 18 through September 3, The VK Garage Theater
Follow one family's trip across four decades to confirm the old adage – "We Plan, God Laughs!" There are many sayings about "the best laid plans" – among the truest is Woody Allen's observation, "if you want to make God laugh, tell him your plans." Ruthie and Bill have plans for their little family; a son in the priesthood, an actress daughter, and a middle son who keeps up with the times. Over the course of 40 years and four holidays, we get to watch the comic – and sometimes poignant-outcomes they didn't prepare for as the modern world takes its toll. Enjoy their forays into a future they could not predict in this brand new play the Chicago Sun Times called "a gem of comic relief - a heartwarming new comedy." Auditions: July 2 and 3
A Comic Musical by Dan Goggin - October 20 through November 4, The VK Garage Theater
The Little Sisters of Hoboken are raising money with the wackiest musical revue ever! Pity the poor Little Sisters of Hoboken, the last remaining members of an order that finds itself with a desperate need to raise funds fast! Sister Mary Regina comes up with the idea to take advantage of her Circus experience (from her pre-convent days) and stage a variety show in the Middle School Gym – amidst the remains of the set for the kids' recent production of Grease. With songs, dances, puppet shows and personal reflections, the Sisters take the stage to new heights of hilarity. You'll laugh out loud all night long! Come see why Nunsense has had more than 8,000 productions around the world. You won't be sorry! Auditions: August 27 and 28
Current Youth Theater Project
Dorothy in Wonderland
November 17, 18, & 19, 2017 – VK Garage Theater – Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 2:30 p.m.
Donate now! Become a member of Playhouse Kerrville to help us bring future outstanding entertainment and culture to the Cailloux Theater and to provide continuing support for Playhouse 2000! Your financial support is essential for the theater to thrive in Kerrville. Playhouse 2000 would be honored to add you to our list of donors! Your membership donation is a tax deductible gift. Membership entitles you to:
Level recognition in all programs
Advance notice of special events
Discounts on prop and costume rentals
Coupons for free concession items at Actor level and higher
Free Admissions to P2K and Cailloux Performances shows at Director level and higher
Youth Theater Audition Information
August 16 at 1:30 in the VK Garage Theater.
Children Pre-K through 2nd Grade
May participate in a dramatization of Chicka Chicka Boom Boom. We meet Monday afternoons from 4:45 until 5:30 in the VK Garage Theater. Students will also be asked to attend a dress rehearsal on Thursday October 23 at 3:45 and 3 performances (October 24 and 25 at 7:30 and 26 at 2:30). The first rehearsal will be September 1. Each family will receive 2 complimentary tickets. You may reserve them at the P2K box office and encourage you to do this in advance.
Tickets for performances (for adults)$7.00
Students 3rd Grade through 7th grade
May participate in the production of the Canterbury Tales. We meet Tuesday through Friday from 3:45 until 5:30 in the VK Garage Theater. Performance dates are October 24 and 25 at 7:30 and 26 at 2:30. The read through date is September 2. Each family will receive 2 free tickets. Yo may reserve them at the P2K box office and encourage you to do this in advance.
Tickets (for adults)$7.00
Students 8th Grade through 12th Grade
May audition for practice at these auditions. They may be cast if they indicate a desire to be part of this production. They could also fill the roles of costume master, properties master, stage manager, assistant stage manager, light board operator, and sound board operator, Please indicate if you have an interest in any of these positions. We will produce Androcles in the Lion at the beginning of the second semester specifically for student in this age group only.
Audition Workshop Expectations
Students auditioning for The Canterbury Tales will:
Do a "cold read" from the script.
Play a few improve games.
Indicate aloud and to the room why they have come out to audition and what they hope to learn.
Take home a monologue to practice and present at the first rehearsal if they are cast.
Playhouse 2000 Season
Auditions: August 27 and 28; A Comic Musical by Dan Goggin. October 20 through November 4, The VK Garage Theater. Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays, October 29 and November 5 at 2:30 p.m. The Little Sisters of Hoboken are raising money with the wackiest musical revue ever! Pity the poor Little Sisters of Hoboken, the last remaining members of an order that finds itself with a desperate need to raise funds fast! Sister Mary Regina comes up with the idea to take advantage of her Circus experience (from her pre-convent days) and stage a variety show in the Middle School Gym – amidst the remains of the set for the kids' recent production of Grease. With songs, dances, puppet shows and personal reflections, the Sisters take the stage to new heights of hilarity. You'll laugh out loud all night long! Come see why Nunsense has had more than 8,000 productions around the world. You won't be sorry!
disclaimer:pricing and availability subject to change.
The mission of Playhouse 2000 is to provide education and enlightenment in the theater arts to people of all ages, both as a community theater creating and presenting to the general public performances of live theater, and as managers of performing spaces in which a variety of artistic and community events are presented to Kerrville and the surrounding Hill Country.