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FORESTBURGH, October 18, 2023 – The Forestburgh Playhouse is thrilled to unveil the lineup for the 2024 Mainstage Season. Celebrating its 78th Anniversary, the season promises a sensational blend of comedy, drama, iconic music, and show-stopping performances.

Producer Franklin Trapp enthused, “Our 78th Anniversary Season is an incredible lineup of top-notch, blockbuster and wildly entertaining productions. We believe this season has something for everyone – comedy, incredible music, drama, big dance numbers, and of course, the unparalleled talent we bring to our stage each year!”

The curtain rises in mid-June on Forbidden Broadway’s Greatest Hits, an iconic and comic spoof capturing the Best of Broadway. Trapp assures audiences, “This show will provide endless entertainment! Get ready to laugh until your face hurts.” This is followed by the poignant How I Learned to Drive, the 1998 Pulitzer Prize-winning drama. 

As summer heats up, the Playhouse transports its audience to a musical beach party with Jimmy Buffet’s Escape to Margaritaville. It's guaranteed to have everyone singing along. July brings the electric energy of The Prom, straight from its acclaimed Broadway run. Trapp adds, “In addition to our wildly talented NYC professional actors and Resident Company, The Prom will also spotlight The Promsemble – our finest teen talents from the Sullivan Catskills and adjacent counties. Stay tuned for audition information!”

August will indeed be a blockbuster month at the Playhouse, starting with Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, chronicling the life and timeless hits of the iconic Carole King. The summer crescendos with the rock anthem-infused Rock of Ages, bringing the infectious energy of 80s rock back to the Playhouse. The season culminates with the side-splitting comedy, Hand to God, a hilarious romp featuring a twisted ministry group, an overly aggressive puppet (yes, a puppet), plus a dash of comedy, mayhem and fun!  

“We genuinely believe this lineup is among the most thrilling we’ve ever presented,” states Trapp, urging theatergoers to take advantage of early ticketing offers. “Now is the perfect time to secure discounts and premium seating with a Flex 6-Pack or a Season Pass.”

For more details about the upcoming season or to explore ticketing options, please visit or dial 845-794-1194.


The Forestburgh Playhouse is the oldest, continuously running, professional summer theatre in New York State.  Located in the Sullivan Catskills, the Playhouse was founded in 1947 by John Grahame and Alexander Maissel.  Under the leadership of Producing Artistic Director Franklin Trapp, FBP’s mission is to present high-quality, professional theatre, including musicals, plays, cabarets and theatre for young audiences; to provide arts education programming for local youth; to develop and launch the careers of young artists; and to foster the development of new works through an annual new works festival.  FBP attracts over 30,000 patrons each summer and was one of the first venues in the U.S. in 2020 to return to live performance with its popular Under the Stars concert series. The Playhouse celebrated its 75th Anniversary in 2021.

Theatrical Arts at Forestburgh, Inc. d/b/a The Forestburgh Playhouse is a 501(c) (3) non-for-profit corporation dedicated to promoting the arts in Sullivan County, NY. Federal ID #46-4432375 NYS Charities #44-50-97 NYS Tax Exempt #259887

For media inquiries and more information, please contact: Franklin Trapp 845-794-2005

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