Backstage Pass with Lia Chang

Dec. 4 – 29: Garth Kravits Returns to Bucks County Playhouse for Meet Me in St. Louis: A Live Radio Play

Garth Kravits, Lauren Molina and Victoria Cook in Meet Me in St. Louis: A Live Radio Play at Bucks County Playhouse in New Hope, Pa. (MANDEE KUENZLE/Bucks County Playhouse)

Garth Kravits, Lauren Molina and Victoria Cook in Meet Me in St. Louis: A Live Radio Play at Bucks County Playhouse in New Hope, Pa. (MANDEE KUENZLE/Bucks County Playhouse)

Garth Kravits in Meet Me in St. Louis: A Live Radio Play at Bucks County Playhouse in New Hope, PA. (MANDEE KUENZLE/Bucks County Playhouse)

Garth Kravits in Meet Me in St. Louis: A Live Radio Play at Bucks County Playhouse in New Hope, PA. (MANDEE KUENZLE/Bucks County Playhouse)

Garth Kravits, who appeared in The Drowsy Chaperone on Broadway, had such a joyful experience in last year’s Bucks County holiday show It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play, that he has returned for a second season for Meet Me in St. Louis: A Live Radio Play, both adapted by Joe Landry.

Helmed by Playhouse alumni Gordon Greenberg, with choreography by Lorin Latarro, Meet Me in St. Louis: A Live Radio Play also features Geoff Packard, Jay Russell, Lauren Molina, Chelsea Packard and Victoria Cook. Performances run from December 4-29, 2013, at the Bucks County Playhouse, 70 South Main Street in New Hope, PA. For a complete schedule and to purchase tickets for Meet Me in St. Louis: A Live Radio Play visit www.bcptheater.org, call 215-862-2121 or visit the box office at 70 South Main Street New Hope, PA (7 Days : 12pm-5pm).

Garth Kravits, Victoria Cook, Geoff Packard, Chelsea Packard, Lauren Molina and Jay Russell in Meet Me in St. Louis: A Live Radio Play at Bucks County Playhouse in New Hope, Pa.(MANDEE KUENZLE/Bucks County Playhouse)

Garth Kravits, Victoria Cook, Geoff Packard, Chelsea Packard, Lauren Molina and Jay Russell in Meet Me in St. Louis: A Live Radio Play at Bucks County Playhouse in New Hope, Pa. (MANDEE KUENZLE/Bucks County Playhouse)

The creative team for Meet Me In St. Louis: A Live Radio Play includes Nicole V. Moody(Costumes), Ed Chapman (Sound Design), and Phil Reno (Music Direction).

From left, Mark Price, Jill Paice, Justin Guarini, Lauren Molina, and Garth Kravits in "It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play." (MANDEE KUENZLE / Bucks County Playhouse)

From left, Mark Price, Jill Paice, Justin Guarini, Lauren Molina, and Garth Kravits in “It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play.” (MANDEE KUENZLE / Bucks County Playhouse)

Based on The Kensington Stories by Sally Benson and the MGM motion picture Meet Me In St. Louis starring Judy Garland, Meet Me In St. Louis: A Live Radio Play will feature songs by Hugh Martin and Ralph Blaine, including the classics such as: “The Boy Next Door,” “Skip To My Lou,” “The Trolley Song,” “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” and “Meet Me in St. Louis.” The 2013 Radio Play is adapted by another Playhouse veteran, Joe Landry from the book by Hugh Wheeler.

Ryan Duncan, Brandon Williams and Garth Kravits in George Street Playhouse's production of Gettin' The Band Back Together. photo by T. Charles Erickson

Ryan Duncan, Brandon Williams and Garth Kravits in George Street Playhouse’s production of Gettin’ The Band Back Together. photo by T. Charles Erickson

The Drowsy Chaperone's Garth Kravits and Jason Kravits.  Photo by Craig Schwartz

The Drowsy Chaperone’s Garth Kravits and Jason Kravits. Photo by Craig Schwartz

Garth recently appeared in the world premiere of the George Street Playhouse’s production of Gettin’ the Band Back Together, directed by John Rando. His Off-Broadway credits include Old Jews Telling Jokes, Toxic Audio Loudmouth. He has appeared regionally in The Producers (Gateway Playhouse), Happy Days: A New Musical (Goodspeed Opera House), and in the regional tour of Guys and Dolls. He has had guest starring appearances on “30 Rock” (NBC), “The Carrie Diaries” (CW), “Hostages” (CBS), “Nash Bridges” (USA).

Performance Schedule:
Wednesday, Dec 4, 2013, 2:00PM
Wednesday, Dec 4, 2013, 7:30PM
Thursday, Dec 5, 2013, 2:00PM
Thursday, Dec 5, 2013, 7:30PM
Friday, Dec 6, 2013, 7:30PM
Saturday, Dec 7, 2013, 2:00PM
Saturday, Dec 7, 2013, 7:30PM
Sunday, Dec 8, 2013, 2:00PM
Tuesday, Dec 10, 2013, 7:30PM
Wednesday, Dec 11, 2013, 2:00PM
Thursday, Dec 12, 2013, 2:00PM
Thursday, Dec 12, 2013, 7:30PM
Friday, Dec 13, 2013, 7:30PM
Saturday, Dec 14, 2013, 2:00PM
Saturday, Dec 14, 2013, 7:30PM
Sunday, Dec 15, 2013, 2:00PM
Tuesday, Dec 17, 2013, 7:30PM
Wednesday, Dec 18, 2013, 2:00PM
Thursday, Dec 19, 2013, 2:00PM
Thursday, Dec 19, 2013, 7:30PM
Friday, Dec 20, 2013, 7:30PM
Saturday, Dec 21, 2013, 2:00PM
Saturday, Dec 21, 2013, 7:30PM
Sunday, Dec 22, 2013, 2:00PM
Sunday, Dec 22, 2013, 6:00PM
Thursday, Dec 26, 2013, 2:00PM
Thursday, Dec 26, 2013, 7:30PM
Friday, Dec 27, 2013, 7:30PM
Saturday, Dec 28, 2013, 2:00PM
Saturday, Dec 28, 2013, 7:30PM
Sunday, Dec 29, 2013, 2:00PM
Sunday, Dec 29, 2013, 6:00PM

Ticket Prices:
Front Orchestra: $57.50
Middle Orchestra: $39.00
Rear Orchestra: $29.00
All tickets are subject to a $2.25 Restoration Fee & $1.75 Transaction Fee per ticket.
Group discounts are available for parties of 10 or more. For group rates, please call the box office at (215) 862-2121

All Sales Are Final. There are no refunds or exchanges on ticket orders. Subscribers and Members receive ticket exchange privileges. Promotional codes and discounts cannot be applied to past purchases.

For a complete schedule and to purchase tickets for Meet Me in St. Louis: A Live Radio Play visit www.bcptheater.org, call 215-862-2121 or visit the box office at 70 South Main Street New Hope, PA (7 Days : 12pm-5pm).

Meet Me in St. Louis: A Live Radio Play is generously sponsored in part by ShopRite and licensed by Tams-Witmark Music Library.

Located 90 minutes from New York City, the Bucks County Playhouse opened in 1939 on the site of a grist mill dating from the late eighteenth century. Ironically, the structure was at that time in danger of demolition; however playwright Moss Hart and the local community rallied to save the building and re-opened it as a theatrical venue, which quickly became one of the country’s most famous regional theaters, with a veritable who’s who of American theatrical royalty including Kim Hunter, Helen Hayes, Kitty Carlisle, Colleen Dewhurst, Shirley Booth, Lillian Gish, June Lockhart, Grace Kelly, Robert Redford, Bert Lahr, Leslie Nielsen and Walter Matthau and remained in continuous operation until December 2010. Thanks to the Bridge Street Foundation, the non-profit family foundation of Kevin and Sherri Daugherty with Tanya Cooper as President, this beloved theatrical landmark was re-opened and celebrated on July 2, 2012, exactly 73 years and day from when it originally opened in 1939. The Bucks County Playhouse is located at 70 South Main Street in New Hope, PA.

Other Articles by Lia Chang
Q & A with Meet Me in St. Louis: A Live Radio Play’s Garth Kravits
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Lia Chang. Photo by Brianne Michelle Photography

Lia Chang. Photo by Brianne Michelle Photography

Lia Chang is an actor, a performance and fine art botanical photographer, and an award-winning multi-platform journalist. Lia recently starred as Carole Barbara in Lorey Hayes’ Power Play at the National Black Theatre Festival in Winston-Salem, N.C., with Pauletta Pearson Washington, Roscoe Orman, Lorey Hayes, Marcus Naylor and Phynjuar.

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