Playhouse unveils season with ‘Pippin,’ ‘Funny Girl’

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The Youngstown Playhouse’s 2018-19 season will include two recent Broadway revivals – “Pippin” and “The Elephant Man” – and a musical adaptation of the 1980 film “9 to 5.”

The season will close with “Funny Girl,” the 1964 Broadway musical that launched Barbra Streisand.

The South Side theater’s annual Griffith-Adler Actors Series, which offers edgier fare in the intimate Moyer Room, will include the two-person character study “Annapurna,” the outrageous comedy “Women in Jeopardy!,” a holiday show in “A Tuna Christmas,” and “Broadway in Color,” a retrospective of African-American musical theater.

Youth productions will include Robert Louis Stevenson’s “Treasure Island” and “Robin Hood.”

Flex passes are on sale now; call 330-788-8739 or go to Here is the schedule:

“Pippin”: Sept. 7-9, 14-16, directed by David Jendre, main stage.

“Annapurna,” Sept. 28-30, Oct. 5-7, directed by Nick Mulichak, Moyer Room.

“Treasure Island,” Oct. 12-14, directed by Joanna Andrai, youth theater.

“9 to 5”: Nov. 30-Dec. 2, 7-9, directed by Donna Smith Downie, main stage.

“A Tuna Christmas,” Dec. 14-16, 21-23, directed by Pat Foltz, Moyer Room.

“Women in Jeopardy!,” Feb. 22-24, March 1-3, directed by Chris Fidram, Moyer Room.

‘The Elephant Man,” March 15-17, 22-24, directed by Matthew Mazuroski, main stage.

“Robin Hood,” April 11-13, directed by Jim Canacci, youth theater.

“Funny Girl,” May 10-12, 17-19, directed by John Holt, main stage.

“Broadway in Color: A Musical Revue,” June 21-23, 28-30, directed by Carla Gipson, Moyer Room.

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