About Our Theatre

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Theatre Layout

The Plymouth Playhouse is an intimate 211 seat theatre. Each seat is comfortable and roomy. The rows are tiered, with generous leg room. There are no visual obstructions, and the furthest seats from the stage are only 25 feet back. All performers have individual microphones so hearing is not a problem. Assisted listening devices are also available at our Concessions Stand for no additional charge. Seating is limited, so ORDER EARLY.

History

The Plymouth Playhouse, formerly the Radisson Playhouse, was the brainchild of entrepreneur Curt Carlson and Old Log Theatre’s Don Stolz.  Located in the Radisson Plymouth Hotel, now the Best Western Plymouth,  it was conceived as a meeting facility during the day for corporate events, and a live theatre at night.  Possibly the most comfortable theatre in the Twin Cities, the Radisson Playhouse opened in a blizzard in January of 1974 with Woody Allen’s comedy, “Play It Again, Sam” starring local celebrity, Nancy Nelson.  Since then, the name changed to the Plymouth Playhouse when the Radisson Plymouth was sold.

In 1988, the theatre was leased by Troupe America Inc., a Twin Cities based theatrical production company.  The Playhouse has been home to some of the Twin Cities biggest hit musical comedies including the Kudos award winning musical, “Diamond Studs”, and a five year run of “Pump Boys and Dinettes” which resulted in three national tours when its Broadway producers took notice of the Plymouth production.  The Playhouse also fostered such hits as the area premier of “Nunsense”, the birth of the large and lovely act,  “The Lovely Liebowitz Sisters” which went on to success in Atlantic City and on tour with Phyllis Diller, “A Closer Walk With Patsy Cline”, and “How To Talk Minnesotan, The Musical” based on the popular book by Howard Mohr.  In 2005 Troupe America commissioned a series of Musicals based on the book Growing Up Lutheran by Janet Martin and Suzann Nelson and  “Church Basement Ladies” was born.  Hundreds of productions of Chuch Basement Ladies are now seen across the country from national tours to regional runs.

As the Plymouth Playhouse enters it’s 40’s, it remains dedicated to fostering new Off-Broadway style American musical comedies with many new ideas and titles to come.

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Theatre Policies

All seats are reserved so seating location is the best-available at the time of purchase. Special seating requests (such as wheelchair or aisle seats), discount deals and Stay & Play packages must be mentioned when the tickets are ordered. Gift Certificates, complimentary vouchers and Stay & Play packages require ticket reservations and must be guaranteed by credit card. All sales are final; no refunds or cancellations allowed. As weather and other emergencies do arise, please call the Box Office as soon as possible to let us know your situation (rescheduling fees may apply).

The Plymouth Playhouse Box Office is located inside the front door of the Best Western Kelly Inn lobby. Tickets ordered by phone are held for pick-up at the Box Office window.

Reserved Seating • Free Parking • Wheelchair Access