Adult Productions

We welcome the experienced actor as well as the first timer! Playhouse 38 produces both musical and non-musical adult productions throughout the year.

2018-2019 Season

Adult ProductionsAudition DatesPerformance Dates
Social Security
This hilarious Broadway comedy focuses on trendy Manhattan art gallery owners Barbara and David Kahn, whose life is upended when her Mineola housewife sister Trudy deposits their eccentric mother Sophie on the couple's doorstep. Barbara and David introduce Sophie to suave nonagenarian artist Maurice Koenig, who offers to paint her portrait and soon begins to brighten her life in ways she never expected in her twilight years.

Written by Andrew Bergman. Some themes intended for mature audiences.
August 19
5:00 - 7:00pm

August 20
7:00 - 8:30pm

Rehearsals start the
week of August 27
October 12 at 7:30 pm
October 13 at 7:30 pm
October 14 at 3:00 pm
October 18 at 7:30 pm
October 19 at 7:30 pm
October 20 at 7:30 pm
Playhouse 38's Holiday Variety Show
Riverton’s Traditional Community Christmas Sing -- YULE NEVER FORGET

Join us for holiday excitement as Playhouse 38 presents its first Holiday Variety Show "Riverton’s Traditional Community Christmas Sing -- YULE NEVER FORGET."

In the small town of Riverton, the old theatre that has housed the community sing for decades is being torn down. This will be the last show at the town’s beloved Playhouse! But the tradition will go on with or without the old building; it’s the community that makes the tradition. The first act of the show is the auditions where you will meet all the participants, new and old, for Riverton's community sing. The second act is all Christmas! Magical holiday fun for the entire family.
October 28
5:00 - 7:00pm

October 29
7:00 - 8:30pm

Rehearsals start the
week of November 4
December 14 at 7:30 pm
December 15 at 7:30 pm
Proof is a poignant drama about an enigmatic young woman, Catherine; her manipulative sister; their brilliant father; and an unexpected suitor. They are all pieces of the puzzle in the search for the truth behind a mysterious mathematical proof.

As the play opens, the young but guarded Catherine grieves over the loss of her father, a famous mathematician who had become a legend at the local university for solving complicated proofs, and for suffering from dementia. Just as Catherine begins to give in to her fear that she, too, might suffer from her father’s condition, Catherine’s older sister Claire returns home to help “settle” family affairs and Hal, one of the father’s old students, starts to poke around the house. What Hal discovers in an old speckle-bound notebook brings to light a buried family secret that tests the sisters’ kinship as well as the romantic feelings growing between Catherine and Hal.

Written by David Auburn. Some themes intended for mature audiences.

March 3
5:00 - 7:00 pm

March 4
7:00 - 9:00 pm

March 5 (callbacks, if necessary)
5:00 - 6:00 pm
May 3 at 7:30 pm
May 4 at 7:30 pm
May 5 at 3:00 pm
May 9 at 7:30 pm
May 10 at 7:30 pm
May 11 at 7:30 pm


Auditions are held at Playhouse 38 approximately 2-3 months prior to show dates. Participants are asked to prepare a 1-2 minute monologue and be prepared to read from the script.

For musicals, participants are asked to prepare a musical theater song, up to 32 bars, to be performed a capella, and a monologue or cut from a story or poem of no more than one minute in length. Additionally, participants will be taught a song, a short dance combination, and may be asked to read from the script. Once cast, participants pay a registration fee and receive a rehearsal schedule.

Call 630-232-4542 to schedule your audition time.


Rehearsals vary with each show, but will generally be held Sunday through Thursday evenings for up to 3 hours. Once cast, a detailed rehearsal schedule is provided along with the script. The week before the show is tech week, where all of the costumes, lighting, sound, and stage moves are rehearsed, and attendance is mandatory for everyone cast.


Shows are typically performed on Thursday night, Friday night, Saturday afternoon and night, and Sunday afternoon. Some shows are performed over two weekends.

Tickets for adult productions are $15 in advanced /$20 at the door.  They can be purchased online at; in-person at Sunset Community Center and Stephen Persinger Recreation Center; or by calling 630-232-4542. Any remaining seats the day of the show will be sold at the Playhouse 38 box office. Concessions, including bottled water, bottled soda,  juice, and candy, are sold on-site at the box office prior to the show and at show intermission.
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Other Volunteering Opportunities

We are always looking for volunteer help with props, set painting and construction, stage crew, and tech. Photography volunteers are also needed for dress rehearsals. Please contact Elliott Bortner at for more information.

Past Adult Productions

Past Adult ProductionsSeasonMedia
Holiday Variety Show: "Riverton’s Traditional Community Christmas Sing-YULE NEVER FORGET"Holiday 2018

Social SecurityFall 2018
Mom's GiftSpring 2018
Barefoot in the ParkSpring 2018
It's a Wonderful Life (A Live Radio Play)Holiday 2017
Mandate for MurderFall 2017
Always a BridesmaidSummer 2017
Rapunzel - The MusicalSpring 2017
This is Not What I OrderedWinter 2016
Offed at the Bake-Off
(Murder Mystery)
Fall 2016
Calendar Girls
(Theatrical Production)
Summer 2016
Things My Mother Taught Me
(Theatrical Production)
Spring 2016
Scrooge's Christmas
(Special Christmas Production)
Holiday 2015
Death & Taxes
(Murder Mystery)
Fall 2015
The Odd Couple
(Theatrical Play)
Summer 2015
Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka
(Family Musical)
Spring 2015
Steel Magnolias
(Theatrical Play)
Winter 2015
Murder Mystery: The Groom Has Cold Feet
(Theatrical Play)
Fall 2014
Leading Ladies
(Theatrical Play)
Spring 2014