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.
For information on the latest Youth Theater Program production and to purchase tickets
To become a member of the Youth Theater Program and help support the performing arts for the kids of Kerrville and the Hill Country.
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
2019-20 Youth Theater Season
Into the Woods, Jr.
A Fairytale Musical with Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, Book by James Lapine. July 24-26, 2020, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m.. Into the Woods, Jr. is the production of our 2020 P2K Youth Theater Summer Musical Camp. Be careful what you wish for, as Stephen Sondheim's and James Lapine's cockeyed fairytale comes to life in this adaptation of their groundbreaking, Tony Award-winning musical. Into the Woods Jr. features all of your favorite characters — Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack (and his beanstalk) and the Witch — in this lyrically rich retelling of classic Brothers Grimm fables.
Become a Member
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.
Urban Cowboy Reunion
When: October 10, 2020 – don't miss the" urban cowboy 40th anniversary tour" featuring mickey gilley and johnny lee, on saturday, october 10 at 7:30 p. M! These two country music legends will give you a night to remember as they bring back some of their chart topping songs complete with memories of the 1980 hit movie, "urban cowboy". Mickey gilley shot to fame with his musical fusion of country, rock, blues, and r&b. Long associated with the urban cowboy movement, gilley racked up 16 number one country hits which also include" i overlooked an orchid," "city lights," "she's pulling me back again," "true love ways," "stand by me," "that's all that matters, "and" you don't know me. "johnny lee's easygoing vocal style is featuring in" lookin' for love, "a million-seller hit and the musical centerpiece of" urban cowboy, "which was filmed on location at gilley's club. Together, gilley and lee have earned an astounding 38 chart singles, with 20 #1 hits, including gilley' s" room full of roses," "don't the girls all get prettier at closing time, "and lee' s" cherokee fiddle" and" lookin' for love. " sharing 10 years of their music careers together, these two are sure to put on an evening of great music, fun memories, and incredible entertainment!
Rockin' The Cailloux II
When: February 6, 2021 – Cool Freddie E & The Crew are back at the fabulous Cailloux Theater for another magical musical journey, featuring incredible performances of Oldies, Classic Rock, Country, Top 40, Motown, Blues, Jazz, R&B, Boogie Woogie, Pop, Standards, and Easy Listening Favorites. Just like their debut performance at the Cailloux last year, their "Rockin' The Cailloux II" Show will bring back your favorite music memories and joy to your heart. Get tickets now for this wonderful Family event, as The Celebration Continues with the music that has become the fabric of our lives. RESCHEDULED! Saturday, February 6 at 7:30 p.m.
When: February 13, 2021 – The world-famous Blackwood Singers are traveling from their home in Branson, Mo to Kerrville for a one-of-a-kind concert of the Gospel Music their family has been singing for 86 years. This concert will be made even more special by the only on-stage appearance this year by Ron Blackwood, who will re-join his brother R.W. Jr., his partner in founding the original Blackwood Singers in 1969. The Blackwood Singers appear throughout the year at the Americana Theater in Branson, where they bring hand-clapping, high energy entertainment to the stage. To quote a recent fan, "The show is American, family, loyalty and excellence all rolled into two hours that will leave you spellbound!" The Blackwoods, now led by R.W. Jr. and his wife, Donna, are known throughout gospel music circles for their pure family harmony, excellent musicianship, and first class entertainment. Their show is a stroll down memory lane with history of the original Blackwood Brothers and the Blackwood Singers and the songs that made them a household name, made even more special this year by the rare visit to the stage by Rob Blackwood himself. In all, the Blackwood Singers have been awarded eight Grammys, 27 Dove Awards, five All-American Music Awards, the Publishers Choice Diamond Award, and the coveted Living Legend Award in Gospel Music. In addition to all the accolades, the family has also performed with the likes of Johnny Cash and June Carter, Dolly Parton, Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers, and pop icons such as Frankie Avalon, Cher, and Sammy Davis, Jr.
When: March 21, 2021 – Rescheduled from March 2020! Celtic Angels Ireland celebrates their cherished heritage through Irish dance, music, and song. You'll be enthralled from the moment the lights dim as the sweet and stirring songs of Ireland, rigorously precise dances, and traditional musicianship carry you to the Emerald Isle on wings of music. With some of the sweetest voices under heaven, Celtic Angels are Irish to the core and seasoned entertainers all. They are joined by The Celtic Knight Dancers, featuring two former lead dancers of Riverdance, who perform with athletic precision in routines that will leave you breathless. Filling out the stage are The Trinity Band Ensemble of Dublin with flawless interpretations of authentic Irish Traditional instrumentals. Sunday, March 21, 2021 at 3 p.m.
Bob Wills' Texas Playboys
When: May 23, 2021 – Rescheduled from September 2020! The legendary Western Swing music of the late, great Bob Wills is carried on under the direction of 2-time Grammy winner and 18 year veteran of "Asleep At The Wheel" Jason Roberts, who has been personally selected to carry the Playboys into the 21st Century. When Jason steps onto the stage with his fiddle and utters the first "AH-ha" of the evening, western-swing fans know they're seeing and hearing nothing less than the living embodiment of a tradition that stretches all the way back to 1933. With eight years' experience playing Wills himself in the smash hit touring musical "A Ride With Bob," Jason promises you'll hear the Bob Wills sound as big and bright and brassy as ever, with the best swing musicians both Oklahoma and Texas have to offer. Sunday afternoon, May 23, 2021 at 3 p.m.
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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.