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 Projects
A Groovy Night's Dream & Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs
May 4,5 and 6; Presents: The Cailloux Theater
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.
Buy Tickets – 2018 Season
Crazy For You
April 6-21, 2018 – Cailloux Theater. Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., Sunday, April 15 at 2:30 p.m. In a brand new partnership, Playhouse 2000 and the Music and Theater departments of Schreiner University will join forces to present an award-winning, updated tribute to the music of George and Ira Gershwin featuring all of the hits from their classic songbook. With singing, dancing and a comic script by Ken Ludwig, this will be a show to share with the whole family. .
A Modern Comedy by Beth Henley June 15 – July 1, 2018 – VK Garage Theater. Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., Sundays June 24 and July 1 at 2:30 p.m. Twenty years ago, just about the same time as Doug and Susan Balentine were founding Playhouse 2000, Texas native and Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Beth Henley premiered a modern take on Drawing Room Comedy – the type made famous by Wilde and Coward. The result is a 21st-Century comedy of manners that explores of the foibles of modern marriage among the polite class. It's sophisticated comedy for a smart audience. .
The Glitter Girls
A New Southern Comedy by Mark Dunn. August 17 – September 2, 2018 – VK Garage Theater. Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., Sunday August 26 and Sept 2 at 2:30 p.m. Playwright Mark Dunn, creator of the popular comedy Five Tellers Dancing in the Rain, has penned a brand new Southern Comedy that he describes as "Steel Magnolias meets Survivor." The women of The Glitter Girls club are about to inherit a boatload of money – or at least one of them will. It's up to them to decide among themselves who the lucky girl (or guy) will be. Laughs will fill the air all night long – you should be here!
Witness for the Prosecution
A Thriller by Agatha Christie. October 19 – November 4, 2018 – VK Garage Theater. Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., Sunday October 28 and Nov 4 at 2:30 p.m. In one of her best known thrillers, Mrs. Christie creates a courtroom drama in which a possibly innocent man's life hangs in the balance – a balance that's upended by a mysterious woman with a scarred face. Even when you think you've got it figured out, there are plot twists still to be unraveled. A masterpiece of tension, misdirection and ultimate justice that even the real courts could not provide. .
2018 Playhouse 2000 Season Passes
Welcome to the twentieth season of outstanding plays and musicals presented by and for the good people of Kerrville and the surrounding Hill Country.
We're proud to have been your Community Theater since 1998, when we began performing plays for children, soon to set up shop in the "Interim Theater" on Myrta Street.
Since then, we've presented more than 140 productions, all of them created through the talent and dedication of your friends and neighbors.
There are many benefits – both to you and to Playhouse 2000 – of purchasing a Season Ticket Package
That you'll use to enjoy all of the theatrical thrills we have planned for you in our 20th Anniversary Season. For you, the Season Ticket Package offers substantial savings when compared to the cost of buying single tickets for each show. And, you don't give up the flexibility of deciding which of the many performances of each show you'll attend. Even easier is the 2018 FLEX pass, which offers a block of admissions you can use in any combination for any show. See one alone and invite four friends to the next if you like. You still save money over the cost of individual tickets.
For us, your purchase helps us finish our fiscal year on a high note, enables us to confidently plan our upcoming year
And helps us understand how our audience wants to enjoy their theater-going experience.
And don't miss out on the Opening Night Dinners Package!
For as little as $46.50 per person, you'll enjoy elegant dining in the beautiful Cailloux Theater lobby on each of our five opening nights with food prepared by our friends from Rails, A Café at the Depot. Your ticket to the show is included!
Shakespeare in the Park
As You Like William Shakespeare
2018 Shakespeare in the Park. Playhouse 2000 and the City of Kerrville present. Friday and Saturday, June 1 and 2, 2018. Louise Hays Park (weather permitting). Admission Is Free and Open to the Public – Bring your picnic blanket and law chairs! Friday night, June 1 the First Friday Wine Share will host their event before the performance!
Dinner with the Stars 2018
Midnight at the Moulin Rouge
Please Consider Supporting Playhouse 2000's Dinner with the stars gala March 24, 2018. Kathleen c. Cailloux City Center for the Performing Arts.
Opening Night Dinners
Opening Night Dinners are back for 2018! For a marginal cost above the price of your ticket, you can enjoy a catered and themed meal specially designed for us by one of Kerrville's most popular caterers – Rails a Cafe at the Depot. All dinners will be served in the Cailloux Lobby before the performance at 6 p.m. There is limited space available for each dinner, so call the box office to make reservations today! 830-896-9393.
Crazy For You
April 6. Saloon Salad, Follies Filet of Salmon, Wrangler Rice, Cowboy Carrots, Deadrock Dessert.
June 15. Ceremony Caesar Salad, Processional Pork Loin, Matrimony Mashed Potatoes, Honeymoon Asparagus, Wedlock White Chocolate Fudge Cake.
The Glitter Girls
August 17. Socialite Salad, Celebrity Chicken, Rich Girl Rice, Glittering Green Beans, Sparkling Champagne Mousse.
Witness for The Prosecution
October 19. Heiress Salad, Judge and Jury Chicken and Shrimp, Mysterious Rice Pilaf, Conviction Vegetables, Due Process Double Fudge Torte.
Also Playing at the VK Garage Theater
The Shakespeare Riots
Yellow Lab Productions presents an original play by David McGuff. March 15-17, 2018 at 7 p.m. in the VK Garage Theater. One of the bloodiest events in New York's history, the Astor Place Riot of 1849, was caused by a years long rivalry between the two leading Shakespearean actors of the age: Edwin Forrest, the first great American actor, and William Charles Macready, the preeminent tragedian of England. The Shakespeare Riots recounts the story of this tragic night, its two towering protagonists, and the political and cultural influences that fueled the violence. It weaves a spellbinding saga of dramatic passion, unforgettable characters, the battle for the soul of America, and the future of Shakespeare.
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.