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2024/2025 Season Productions
Our 50th Anniversary Season takes the cake!

Bluegrass/Americana meets a worldly perspective on musical roots and family ties; it’s a Neverland like you’ve never, never seen; an award-winning classic set in 1950s Chicago hits the Haas stage; one woman’s life from 17 to 101 and all the birthdays (and cake) in between; and a man-eating plant with a killer voice manipulates a hapless florist in a camp musical classic.

We’ve got a lot of music and magic in store, but we’re missing one thing: you. Join the party!

  • It's our party and we'll SING if we want to!

    The Porch on Windy Hill
    a new play with old music
    Written by Sherry Stregack Lutken, Lisa Helmi Johanson, Morgan Morse & David M. Lutken
    Directed by Sherry Stregack Lutken

    September 18 – October 13
    Steinbright Stage

    David Lutken (Woody Sez, The Road, Ring of Fire) returns to the People’s Light stage! A young couple’s journey to North Carolina explores the roots of Appalachian music in a heartwarming tale of family heritage and human connection.

    Individual Sponsors: Kathy & Chris Gubanich

    Pictured: David M. Lutken, EJ Zimmerman, & Rob Morrison. Photo courtesy of Merrimack Repertory Theatre.

  • It's our party and we'll BOO if we want to!

    Peter Panto: A Musical Panto
    Book by Jennifer Childs
    Music, Lyrics, and Arrangements by Alex Bechtel
    Directed by Bill Fennelly

    November 20 – January 5
    Leonard C. Haas Stage

    The creative team behind Alice in Wonderland: A Musical Panto invites you to explore the whimsical world of Peter Pan, Tinkerbell, and Captain Hook! Cheer the heroes, boo the villains, and sing along with this playful twist on a fairy tale classic.

    Individual Sponsor: Deborah Holt Weil

    Sponsored by Novocure

    Pictured: Bill Fennelly, Eli Lynn, Susan McKey, & Mary Elizabeth Scallen

  • It's our party and we'll DREAM if we want to!

    A Raisin in the Sun
    By Lorraine Hansberry
    Directed by Steve H. Broadnax III

    February 19 – March 30
    Leonard C. Haas Stage

    Company Artists Melanye Finister (Lettie, Skeleton Crew) and Eric Robinson Jr. (Bonez, Mud Row) leads a stellar ensemble in this award-winning classic. Follow the Younger family through generational divides and the pursuit of a better future as they navigate the sociopolitical landscape of 1950s Chicago.

    Individual Sponsors: Nicole Sakowitz & Bill Pikounis

    Pictured: Steve H. Broadnax III, Melanye Finister, & Eric Robinson Jr


  • It's our party and we'll LOVE if we want to!

    Birthday Candles
    By Noah Haidle
    Directed by Abigail Adams

    April 4 – May 1
    Steinbright Stage

    Abigail Adams (Off By One, Lettie) directs this “true gift” of a play (Variety). A poignant and humorous look at one woman’s life from ages 17 to 101 while baking a cake over the course of a century.

    Individual Sponsors: Katie & Bill McNabb

    Pictured: Claire Inie-Richards, Teri Lamm, Ian Merrill Peakes, & Julianna Zinkel


  • It's our party and we'll SCREAM if we want to!

    Little Shop of Horrors
    Book and Lyrics by Howard Ashman
    Music by Alan Menken
    Directed by Molly Rosa Houlahan

    June 25 – August 3
    Leonard C. Haas Stage

    Celebrate the summer with a wickedly delightful musical masterpiece centering around a hapless florist manipulated by a man-eating plant with a killer voice in this camp classic.

    Pictured: Molly Rosa Houlahan & "Audrey II"


  • Flight Nights

    Farmhouse Pavilion and Ballroom
    right next door to the Leonard C. Haas Stage

    Wednesday, October 30, 2024
    Wednesday, February 5, 2025
    Wednesday, April 2, 2025
    Wednesday, June 4th, 2025
    Wednesday, July 16th, 2025

    Take a sip, watch a scene! Our popular Flight Night series returns with a unique tasting experience at The Farmhouse. Enjoy a series of theatrical provocations thoughtfully paired with a predetermined drink flight, emphasizing the undertones and notes of a trio of 5- to 10-minute plays. 
Subscribe & Save

The Porch on Windy Hill, a new play with old musicA Raisin in the Sun; Birthday Candles; and Little Shop of Horrors are currently available as a part of a 4-Play Subscription PackageOur subscribers enjoy a 15% discount off the regular ticket price, plus invitations to exclusive events, 15% off additional tickets (including tickets to Peter Panto: A Musical Panto, which is not part of a 4-Play Subscription), and more bonus perks throughout the season.

All single tickets for the 24/25 Season go on sale August 6, 2024.

The High Five-O

Help us blow out our candles and make a wish for the future.

A milestone birthday calls for a momentous celebration. Join us throughout our 50th Anniversary Season to celebrate all that People's Light has accomplished, the work that distinguishes our theatre today, and the promise of years to come.

In celebration of our 50th year, we've curated five benefit events spotlighting the cornerstones of People's Light. Join us–it won't be a party until you're here!

The High Five-O