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I had the opportunity to attend the opening night performance of the new holiday musical,  A WONDERFUL LIFE at Derby Dinner Playhouse and I am in the Christmas spirit!  This uplifting show is just what everyone needs for that does of holiday cheer!  Many probably know the movie well, but this is a stage adaptation that has been turned into a musical and everything about it just works so well that you will want to see it again!  Frank Capra’s film classic has been brought to vibrant theatrical life!  Set in 1945, it tells the story of George Bailey, a man...
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Derby Dinner Playhouse will open THE MOST FAMOUS REINDEER OF ALL on November 22, 2014 as part of their Children’s Musical Theatre Series.  Public performances run November 22, 28, 29, December 6, 13, 20 & 22, 2014.  Performances are quickly selling out though, I know November 28 and December 22 currently have seats still available but that could change any day. THE MOST FAMOUS REINDEER OF ALL takes the traditional story of the misfit reindeer with the red nose and adds a few new twists.  Characters featured in this production are Sammy the Snowflake, who acts as the Narrator of the...
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I went to Derby Dinner Playhouse this week to kick-off some spooky Halloween fun!  Their newest mainstage production of THE GAME’S AFOOT is a great way to have a not-so-scary time getting into the haunted spirit!  It is December 1936 and Broadway star William Gillette, admired the world over for his leading role in the play Sherlock Holmes, has invited his fellow cast-members to his Connecticut castle for a weekend of revelry. But when one of the guests is stabbed to death, the festivities in this isolated house of tricks and mirrors quickly turn dangerous. Then it’s up to Gillette...
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Derby Dinner Playhouse opened their 2014-2015 Children's Musical Theatre Series with DINOSAURS BEFORE DARK this weekend and we had a chance to see their opening show yesterday!  My 8 year old was particularly excited because he has read many of the Magic Tree House Series books.  What would you do if a tree house in your neighborhood could transport you anywhere you wanted to go? Jack and Annie find a mysterious tree house filled with books. While looking at a book about the age of dinosaurs, the tree house begins to spin and magically transports them into that time. On...
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Live In Concert THE RETURN The Most Authentic Beatles Tribute Band in the World!   Derby Dinner Playhouse will present THE RETURN on Monday, September 22, 2014 for an evening concert as part of their 2014 Concert Series.  The Doors & Buffet open at 6:00 p.m. and the Concert begins at 7:15 p.m.  For more information or to make reservations please call 812-288-8281 or visit www.derbydinner.com  The captivating and exciting spirit that came to be known as “Beatlemania” is alive again in THE RETURN.  These four lads have carefully and skillfully recreated the Beatles experience by not only performing all...
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