2013 Season

Napa Valley Players proudly presents the following shows in 2013.
Our venue seats up to 100 patrons and is wheelchair accessible.
It's an intimate space—not a bad seat in the house! The box office opens one
hour before showtime. The house is open for seating 1/2 hour before showtime.
Concessions are available during intermission.

And the World Goes 'Round; Oct 25 - Nov 10, 2013 PDF Print E-mail

A musical revue showcasing the songs of John Kander and Fred Ebb
On stage October 25 - November 10, 2013
Directed by Michael Ross

When it debuted in 1991, the New York Times’ Frank Rich said “The World Goes ‘Round” was “an unexpected delight: a handsome, tasteful, snazzily staged outpouring of song and dance.” This popular musical featuring audience favorites from the team of Kander and Ebb comes to the Napa Valley Playhouse October 25-November 10.

John Kander and Fred Ebb began writing music together in the early 1960s. One of their earliest compositions, “My Coloring Book,” was recorded by a rising young star by the name of Barbra Streisand, and their first big show – “Flora the Red Menace” – featured the Broadway debut of Liza Minelli. As they developed their signature bold and sassy style, the pair went on to create the songs for some of the most memorable stage musicals of the modern era, including “Cabaret” and “Chicago,” as well as scoring the Liza Minelli Film “New York, New York,” and in the 1990s wrote the music for the hit “Kiss of the Spider Woman.” Classic songs included in “The World Goes ‘Round” include “Cabaret,” “Money, Money,” “New York, New York,” “Mr. Cellophane,” and “All That Jazz,” to name just a few.

Director Michael Ross says, “The show is written as a 'jukebox musical' - a compilation of their music with no storyline.  I have set the story in a coffee shop, and have embellished and rearranged the characters to include a homeless woman, a coffee shop girl, her boyfriend, a housewife, a businessman, a widower and a socialite journalist, and these characters tell their stories through the music of Kander and Ebb.”

A talented cast from across the North Bay has been assembled for the show: Therese Abalo, Gianna DiGregorio, Tina Lloyd Meals, Barbara McFadden, Tim Setzer, Patrick Sprinkel, and Ted von Pohle. Ellen Patterson is the Music Director while Tina Lloyd Meals is the Vocal Director and Staci Arriaga is the Choreographer. April George is the Production Manager and Lighting Designer, The set design is by Bill Kauffman and Barbara McFadden is the Costume Designer.

“The World Goes ‘Round” opens October 25 and runs through November 10 with Friday and Saturday evening shows at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are $30 general admission and $27 for seniors, students over 21 and the military, or $15 for youth under 21. Get tickets here or call 707-255-5483.

Fundraiser Show October 7, 2013 PDF Print E-mail

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WOW! Opens July 12th! PDF Print E-mail

WONDER OF THE WORLD opens this Friday, July 12 for a three-week run

A co-production between Lucky Penny Productions and Napa Valley Playhouse.  David Lindsay-Abaire’s giddy adventure comedy Wonder of the World begins when Cass Harris discovers something shocking in her husband Kip's sweater drawer, leading her to question everything she’s based her life on.

Before you know it, she flies off in a frantic and hilarious search for freedom, enlightenment and the meaning of life. In her journey she meets up with Lois, the funniest bitter and suicidal alcoholic ever known; a handsome but lonely tour-boat captain; a pair of inept detectives; and the most memorable marriage counselor ever seen on stage.

It’s a wondrously wild comedy in the unique and unforgettable style of David Lindsay-Abaire, author of “Fuddy Meers,” “Good People,” and the Pulitzer Prize-winning “Rabbit Hole.”

July 12-28. No performance Saturday, July 13.  Two performances Sunday 14th.

Directed by Taylor Bartolucci

Tickets are $22 for general admission, $20 for seniors, students (21+) and the military and $10 for Youth (under 21). Get tickets online at www.napavalleyplayhouse.org or call 707-255-5483.

Harvey Opens Friday May 24th! PDF Print E-mail

Napa Valley Playhouse is proud to present a revival of Mary Chase's Pulitzer Prize winning play Harvey.  A 1945 Classic American play about Elwood P. Dowd, an amicable alcoholic who is friends with an imaginary white rabbit.  His sister tries to commit Elwood to a sanitarium, but a comedy of errors ensues, changing the family for the better.

Elwood's wisdom and good cheer amid the chaos he and Harvey leave in their wake is utterly charming and has been a favorite play for theaters for close to 70 years.  This play is suitable for all audiences.  Tickets on sale now!

Directed by Jennifer Ruygt

"Harvey" opens May 24 and runs through June 9, with Friday and Saturday evening shows at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are $22 for general admission, $20 for seniors, students (21+) and the military and $10 for Youth (under 21). Get tickets online at www.napavalleyplayhouse.org or call 707-255-5483.

The Great American Trailer Park Musical; Jan. 10-20, 2013 PDF Print E-mail

Following a 97% capacity, four-weekend run in Santa Rosa, the smash-hit production of "The Great American Trailer Park Musical" comes to Napa for 10 performances only.

Featuring a book by Betsy Kelso and Music and Lyrics by David Nehls, the show revolves around Pippi (played by Lucky Penny's Taylor Bartolucci DeGuilio) as the stripper on the run from her sniffin' and huffin' ex-boyfriend Duke (Mark Bradbury.)

God of Carnage: Feb. 8 - 24, 2013 PDF Print E-mail

by Yasmina Reza
translated by Christopher Hampton

On stage February 8-24, 2013
Directed by June Alane Reif

A playground altercation between eleven-year-old boys brings together two sets of Brooklyn parents for a meeting to resolve the matter. At first, diplomatic niceties are observed, but as the meeting progresses, and the rum flows, tensions emerge and the gloves come off, leaving the couples with more than just their liberal principles in tatters.

Winner of the 2009 Tony Award.

This play is rated "R" for language

You Can't Take It With You; March 8-17, 2013 PDF Print E-mail

By Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman
On stage March 8-17, 2013
Produced by New Technology High School
Directed by Margaret Dennett

One of the most popular and successful plays of modern times.
At first the Sycamores seem mad, but it is not long before we realize that if they are mad, the rest of the world is madder.

Ticket information and reservations can be made by contacting the New Tech High School Drama Dept. at 707-259-8557 x 2012 - please leave a message.  You can also email Margaret at - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Pricing: Adults $10.00; Seniors, Students, Military: $8.00


Friday Nights, March 8, March 15: 7:30 pm

Saturday Nights, March 9, March 16: 7:30 pm

Sunday Matinees, March 10, March 17: 2:00 pm


Talley's Folly; April 12-28, 2013 PDF Print E-mail

by Lanford Wilson
On stage April 12-28, 2013
Directed by Michael Ross

Winner of both the 1980 Pulitzer Prize and the New York Drama Critics Circle Award as best play of the season. Part of a cycle of plays begun with Fifth of July, TALLEY'S FOLLY deals with the courtship of the young Sally Talley and her Jewish suitor, Matt Friedman.

"…Mr. Wilson is one of our most gifted playwrights, a dramatist who deals perceptively with definably American themes…he introduces us to two wonderful people, humanizing and warming them with the radiance of his abundant talent. TALLEY'S FOLLY is a play to savor and cheer." —NY Times.

"It is perhaps the simplest, the most lyrical play Wilson has written—a funny, sweet, touching and marvelously written and contrived love poem for an apple and an orange." —NY Post.


Harvey; May 24-June 9, 2013 PDF Print E-mail

by Mary Chase
On stage May 24-June 9, 2013
Directed by Jennifer Ruygt

One of the most successful and popular plays ever.
When Elwood P. Dowd starts to introduce his imaginary friend, Harvey, a six-and-a-half-foot rabbit, to guests at a society party, his sister, Veta, has seen as much of his eccentric behavior as she can tolerate. She decides to have him committed to a sanitarium to spare her daughter, Myrtle Mae, and their family from future embarrassment...

Myrtle Mae Simmons—Katherine McFadden

Veta Louise Simmons - Lauren Haugan

Elwood P. Dowd - Chad Yarish

Miss Johnson - Alexis R. Pierce

Mrs. Ethel Chauvenet - Randi Storm

Ruth Kelly, R.N. - Sarah Kristen Kramer

Duane Wilson - Jake Fagan

Lyman Sanderson M.D. - Bodie Paden

William Chumley M.D.  - Richard Pallaziol

Betty Chumley - Patt Quinn

Judge Omar Gaffney - Bruce Blondin

E. J. Lofgren - Phil Ferrero

Harvey - as himself


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