Plymouth Playhouse

The Plymouth Playhouse, formerly the Radisson Playhouse, was the brainchild of entrepreneur Curt Carlson and Old Log Theatre’s Don Stolz. It opened in a blizzard in January of 1974 with Woody Allen’s comedy, Play It Again, Sam starring local celebrity, Nancy Nelson.

From 1988–2017, the Plymouth Playhouse was run by Troupe America Inc., a Twin Cities based theatrical production company. During that time, the Playhouse was home to musical comedies including 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 have since been seen across the country from national tours to regional runs.

From 2018–2019, the Plymouth Playhouse was home to Moore Magic hailed as “a delightful time of surprises by a charming magical couple.”

A Day in Hollywood, A Night in the Ukraine — 1984

Cotton Patch Gospel

Diamond Studs

Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up

How To Talk Minnesotan

How To Talk Minnesotan Winter

Little Shop of Horrors

Oil City Symphony

Pump Boys and Dinettes

The Taffetas

The Church Basement Ladies in A Mighty Fortress is Our Basement

Christmas on the Ranch

Ring of Fire

Ring of Fire

Ring of Fire

The Church Basement Ladies in The Last (Potluck) Supper

Ring of Fire

Moore Magic