Bucks County Playhouse in New Hope hosts free screening of Summer of ’42

summer-of-42Bucks County Playhouse will screen the 1971 film Summer of ’42 directed by Robert Mulligan (To Kill A Mockingbird) ahead of its premiere of the musical adaptation on Monday, July 8 at 6 p.m. General admission seating will begin at 5:30 p.m.

Summer of ’42 the Musical, begins July 25and runs through Aug. 11.

The film won the 1972 Academy Award® for Best Music, Original Dramatic Score, and was nominated for three other Academy Awards®: Best Cinematography; Best Film Editing; and Best Writing, Story and Screenplay Based on Factual Material or Material not Previously Published or Produced.

The musical, featuring a book by Tony Award® nominee Hunter Foster (Little Shop of Horrors) and music and lyrics by David Kirshenbaum (Vanities), is based upon the novel and screenplay by Herman Raucher. Tony Award® nominee Hunter Foster (Little Shop of Horrors) makes his directorial debut at the Playhouse.


For a complete schedule and to purchase tickets for the production of  Summer of ‘42  visit bcptheater.org, call 215-862-2121 or visit the box office at 70 South Main Street New Hope, PA (Tues-Sun noon-5 p.m.)

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