Posted in July 2012

An Essay By Oscar

Accepting Imperfection Source: Oscar Hammerstein II wrote the book and lyrics formany famous musicals, including “Oklahoma!,” “South Pacific,” “The King and I” and “The Sound of Music.” He also wrote the following essay: I have an unusual statement to make. I am a man who believes he is happy. What makes it unusual is that a man who is happy seldom … Continue reading

Julie Andrews at Chautauqua Institute

On July 22,  The Sound of Music Sing-along movie at the Bucks County Playhouse transported a packed house of nuns, brown paper packages, raindrops on roses, and girls in white dresses to the opulent Von Trapp family estate in Salzburg, Austria. What fun we had.  The playhouse was buzzing with singing fans of all … Continue reading

Carousel at the Goodspeed

Yesterday was one of those magical days that will sing in my mind forever.  At the suggestion of Alice Hammerstein Mathias, I attended Rob Ruggiero’s production of the 1945 Rodgers and Hammerstein classic, Carousel, at the Goodspeed in East Haddam, CT.  The ticket was a birthday gift from my dear husband.  I’ve been in Connecticut … Continue reading

Happy Birthday, Oscar!

Happy Birthday, Oscar! from the cast and crew of It’s  A Grand Night For Singing (A theatrical review of songs by Rogers and Hammerstein) and all your fans worldwide. There she is! That’s my little HONEY BUN!  Entire Cast and Production Team Mandee Kuenzle Senior Marketing & Communications Manager Playhouse Productions, Bucks County Playhouse reading

Something Wonderful! – Part III

SOMETHING WONDERFUL! – PART III By Lynda Jeffrey Plott with photography by Gordon Nieburg Speaking is CLAIRE SHAW, President of the New Hope Town Council.   Standing behind her are Mayor Larry Keller and the Playhouse’s new producing/director, Jed Berstein.  After the celebrities took a bow, the politicians wrapped up their endorsements and the V.I.P.s … Continue reading

Something Wonderful! – Part II

SOMETHING WONDERFUL! – Part II By Lynda Jeffrey Plott with photos by Gordon Nieburg The grand re-opening celebration of the Bucks County Playhouse took place exactly 73 years and a day after the theater first opened its doors in 1939. On July 2, 2012, a mix of celebrities, politicians, townies, tourists, and theater buffs, along … Continue reading

Something Wonderful! – Part I

A “before” photo courtesy of James Milligan taken in 2010* SOMETHING WONDERFUL! By Lynda Jeffrey Plott  Something truly wonderful happened this past Monday night, July 2, 2012, in New Hope, Pennsylvania! The beloved Bucks County Playhouse reopened with a glittering performance of Rogers and Hammerstein’s A GRAND NIGHT FOR SINGING. The Playhouse, a centuries old … Continue reading

My Walks With Oscar – Part II

 “Oscar’s Olympian” My Walks With Oscar By Cynthia Price, San Diego, CA When I shared my goal to be an Olympic swimmer, Oscar said he was sure I could do it. He said I just had to “practice, practice, and practice” like he always did.  I didn’t end up in the Olympics, but because of … Continue reading