Gateway Playhouse

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Gateway Playhouse from the parking lot...
.. and the exit on South Country Road, where the entrance can be seen.

Gateway Playhouse is a summer theatre located on the eastern edge of Bellport, Long Island. The street address is 215 South Country Road. It's the oldest of three professional theatres on the island and nationally recognized as one of the top ten summer theatres in the nation. Gateway Playhouse has been running for over sixty years. The theatre grounds encompass the Mainstage Theatre, Barn Theatre (for acting school classes and projects), scene shop, two rehearsal studios, three dorm-style housing units, a newly remodeled kitchen, costume shop, design office/studio, paint shop, box office, business office, various storage spaces, a recreation room and a large hedge-lined lawn with outdoor swimming pool (which holds the distinction of being the first ever in-ground swimming pool on Long Island). The Gateway Playhouse theatre seats 500 and its proscenium height is 34' holding 25 line sets for scenery and lights.

Acting School[edit]

The Gateway Playhouse enrolls students from all over Long Island; coming from as far away as Mattituck, Hampton Bays, Huntington and Syosset. They all have varying interests and levels of training, some with none and some with plenty. Many students have landed parts in the summer Children’s Theater shows, as well as young roles in the Main Stage productions. Others have even had success in commercials and National Tours. Recently, several students have landed jobs in the industry, on network television series, Broadway shows, Feature films, Commercials and soaps.

Past Seasons[edit]

1950-1959[edit]

1950
Taming of the Shrew
The Importance of Being Earnest
John Ferguson
Physician in Spite of Himself/ Marriage Proposal

1951
Pygmalion
Thunder Rock
A Phoenix Too Frequent
Boy With A Cart
Our Town
Red Peppers/ Commedia dell'arte

1952
Major Barbara
Madwoman of Chaillot
Laughter in the Stars
Dark of the Moon

1953
Years Ago
The Glass Menagerie
The Beautiful People
All My Sons, Imaginary Invalid

1954
Twelfth Night
Blythe Spirit
Johnny Belinda
Gigi
Green Pastures
The Male Animal
The Corn is Green
It Takes A Miracle

1955
Picnic
Mrs. McThing
Time Out for Ginger
Picnic
Lady's Not for Burning
Three Men on a Horse
The Cat and the Canary
The Crucible
Kickback
Dark of the Moon

1956
Tender Trap
Tea and Sympathy
Dial M for Murder
Solid Gold Cadillac
Remarkable Mr. Pennypacker
The Rainmaker
Sabrina Fair
I Am a Camera
Bus Stop
Tobacco Road

1957
Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter
Janus
Witness for the Prosecution
View From the Bridge
Chalk Garden
Champagne Complex
Anniversary Waltz
All Summer Long
Thieves Carnival
Parade

1958

The Reluctant Debutante
Mousetrap
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
The Matchmaker
Visit to a Small Planet
Girls of Summer
Wedding Breakfast
Diary of Anne Frank
Holiday for Lovers
Middle of the Night
The Boyfriend

1959
Bells are Ringing
Girls in 509
Say Darling
Streetcar Named Desire
Once More with Feeling
Happiest Millionaire
Romanoff and Juliet
Summer and Smoke
Lil' Abner

1960-1969[edit]

1960
Leave It to Jane
Two for the Seesaw
Dark at the Top of the Stairs
The Golden Fleecing
Look Homeward Angel
Sunrise at Campobello
Redhead
Sweet Bird of Youth

1961
Flower Drum Song
The World of Susie Wong
Majority of One
Under the Yum Yum Tree
Marriage Go Round
The Pleasure of His Company

1962
Gypsy
Bye Bye Birdie
The Music Man
Fiorello
Once Upon a Mattress
Barn Theatre
Period of Adjustment
Thereepenny Opera

1963
Sunday in New York
A Shot in the Dark
Blood, Sweat and Stanley Poole
Toys in the Attic
Irma La Duce
Carnival
The Unsinkable Molly Brown
Take Her She's Mine
Hamlet
Come Blow Your Horn
The Moon is Blue
Life with Father

1964
Oh, Dad, Poor, Dad...
Tchin-Tchin
My Fair Lady
Camelot
A Thousand Clowns
The Sound of Music
Stop the World, I Want to Get O

1965
Mary, Mary
Desert Song
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
110 in the Shade
The King & I
High Button Shoes
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf
Never Too Late

1966
Enter Laughing
The Seven Year Itch
Oklahoma
How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
South Pacific
Oliver
Lil' Abner

1967
Any Wednesday
Marat Sade
Show Boat
Carousel
West Side Story
Barefoot in the Park
Barn Theatre
The Fantasticks
The Subject was Roses
Luv
Brigadoon
Owl and the Pussycat

1968
Wait Until Dark
White Liars/Black Comedy
The Midnight Ride of Alvin Blum
Harvey
The Little Foxes
The Star Spangled Girl
Don't Drink the Water
Gems of Burlesque
Generation
The Odd Couple
Barn Theatre
On a Clear Day
Funny Girl
Apple Tree
Sweet Charity
Alley Oop

1969
There's a Girl in My Soup
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf
Gypsy
The Sound of Music
The Most Happy Fella
Can Can
Now It Makes Sense
Barn Theatre
You Know I Can't Hear You When the Water's Running
Tobacco Road
Cactus Flower
The Fantasticks
Scuba Duba

1970-1979[edit]

1970
You Know I Can't Hear You When the Water's Running
The Price
I Do, I Do
Cabaret
George M
Mame
The Boyfriend
Your Own Thing
Barn Theatre
Viet Rock
Lovers and Other Strangers
Jimmy Shine

1971
Hello, Dolly!
Fiddler on the Roof
Man of La Mancha
Play It Again, Sam
Plaza Suite

1972
You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown
Fiddler on the Roof
Promises, Promises
Company
Last of the Red Hot Lovers
1776

1973
Butterflies are Free
Applause
Never Too Late
Mame
Anything Goes
Zorba

1974
Prisoner of Second Avenue
No, No Nanette
George M
Hair

1975
Hair
Sugar
Irene
Jesus Christ Superstar
Showboat

1976
West Side Story
Annie Get Your Gun
Candide
The Ritz

1977
The Ritz
See Saw
The Music Man
Robber Bridegroom
Shenandoah

1978
Shenandoah
Pippin
Oklahoma
The Rocky Horror Show

1979
Same Time Next Year
Chicago
Mack and Mabel
Hair

1980-1989[edit]

1980
Godspell
Dracula
Cabaret
Grease

1981
Grease
I Love My Wife
Peter Pan
Pirates of Penzance

1982
Gemini
Ain't Misbehavin'
Carousel
Beatlemania

1983
They're Playing Our Song
Barnum
Annie
The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas

1984
Pump Boys and Dinettes
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
Woman of the Year
Joseph...

1985
Ain't Misbehavin'
Baby
Evita
Nine
West Side Story
They're Playing Our Song

1986
Dames at Sea
Brighton Beach Memoirs
The King & I
Sophisticated Ladies
Leader of the Pack

1987
One Mo' Time
Biloxi Blues
Sugar Babies
My One and Only
Singin' in the Rain

1988
Man of La Mancha
Some Enchanted Evening
Dreamgirls
La Cage aux Folles
Little Shop of Horrors

1989
The Mystery of Edwin Drood
42nd Street
Big River
Broadway Bound
Beehive

1990-1999[edit]

1990
Rumors
Anything Goes
Me and My Girl
Into the Woods
Hair
A Chorus Line

1991
Camelot
Ain't Misbehavin'
South Pacific
Lend Me a Tenor On Your Toes
Song and Dance

1992
Groucho
Gypsy
Oklahoma
Nunsense
Peter Pan
Once on this Island
South Pacific

1993
Fiddler on the Roof
Nunsense II
Phantom
Grand Hotel
City of Angels
Buddy
Phantom (return)

1994
West Side Story
Secret Garden
The King & I
Will Rogers Follies
Sugar Babies
Five Guys Named Moe
Beehive

1995
Guys & Dolls
Carousel
My Fair Lady
Shenandoah
La Cage aux Folles
Forever Plaid
Twist & Shout
La Cage aux Folles (return)

1996
Evita
The Sound of Music
Crazy for You
42nd Street
Laughter on the 23rd Floor
Cabaret
Tommy
Holiday Season
Sleeping Beauty on Ice
It's a Wonderful Life: The Musical

1997

Man of La Mancha
The Music Man
Brigadoon
Me and My Girl
Swan Lake on Ice
Sleeping Beauty on Ice
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Holiday Season
Holiday Spectacular On Ice
Nunsense

1998
Grease
Phantom
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
State Fair
Hello, Dolly!
Singin' in the Rain
The Odd Couple
Phantom
Holiday Season
Nutcracker on Ice
Holiday Spectacular On Ice

1999
Gateway Playhouse Meet Me in St. Louis
Hot N' Cole
Showboat
A Chorus Line
1776
Patchogue Theatre
Titanic
(part of 1999 subscription)
Vidbel's Olde Tyme Circus
Edgar Allan Poe
Lost Highway
Last of the Red Hot Lovers
The Wizard of Oz
Here's Love
Holiday Hop
Twist & Shout

2000-2009[edit]

2000
Gateway Playhouse
Pippin
The Best Little
Whorehouse in Texas Yankee Doodle Dandy
South Pacific
The Will Rogers Follies
Patchogue Theatre
Big
Godspell
Camelot
Victor/Victoria
Pump Boys and Dinettes
Steel Pier
Bernadette Peters
Foreigner
Marshall Tucker Band
Little Feat
Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band
Art Garfunkel
Air Supply
Tom Rush Blues Show
The Irish Rovers
Kingston Trio
Martha Reeves
Ronnie Milsap
The Bacon Brothers
Chuck Mangione
Glen Campbell

2001
Gateway Playhouse
Smokey Joe's Café
West Side Story
Funny Girl
The Scarlet Pimpernel
Patchogue Theatre
Jekyll and Hyde
Footloose
Holiday Spectacular On Ice

2002
Gateway Playhouse
Fiddler on the Roof
Forbidden Broadway
Annie Get Your Gun
Swing!
Patchogue Theatre
Ragtime
Jesus Christ Superstar
Spirit of the Dance
Millennium Nutcracker On Ice 2003
Gateway Playhouse
Oklahoma!
Kiss Me, Kate
On The Town
Phantom
Patchogue Theatre
King & I
Miss Saigon
Holiday Spectacular

2004
Gateway Playhouse
Carousel
Swingtime Canteen
Gypsy
Cabaret
Patchogue Theatre
Cats
Fosse
Holiday Spectacular On Ice
Twist and Shout

2005
Gateway Playhouse
Evita
Ain't Misbehavin'
42nd Street
Sugar
Patchogue Theatre
Aida
42nd Street (3rd week)
The Full Monty
Holiday Spectacular 2005 (A Century of Christmas)

2006
Gateway Playhouse
Oliver!
The Fantasticks
Sweet Charity
Urinetown
Patchogue Theatre
Thoroughly Modern Millie
La Cage aux Folles
Rhythm of the Dance
A Christmas Carol: The Musical
Holiday Hop

2007
Gateway Playhouse
Cold As Ice
My Way
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
Urban Cowboy
Patchogue Theatre
Dreamgirls
Cirque Dreams: Jungle Fantasy

Holiday Season
Mooseltoe
Nutcracker on Ice
Holiday on Broadway
Spirit of Christmas
Christmas from Dublin
Meet me in St. Louis
Cirque Le Masque Carnivale

2008
Gateway Playhouse
Will Rogers Follies
Forbidden Broadway
Show Boat
The Wedding Singer
Patchogue Theatre
Disney's Beauty and the Beast
The Producers
Holiday Season
Mooseltoe
Holiday Spectacular 2008 (A Century of Christmas)

2009
Gateway Playhouse
Sophisticated Ladies
Meshuggah Nuns
The Drowsy Chaperone
A Chorus Line
Patchogue Theatre
Miss Saigon
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
Holiday Season
Halloween Haunted Playhouse
A Holiday Spectacular On Ice

2010[edit]

2010
Gateway Playhouse
Happy Days
I Love A Piano
Altar Boyz
Avenue Q
Patchogue Theatre
Hairspray
Hello Dolly!
Moosletoe
A Christmas Carol: The Musical
Twist and Shout

Since becoming Not for Profit[edit]

2011
Gateway Playhouse
West Side Story
'S Wonderful: The New Gershwin Musical
Legally Blonde
Sunset Boulevard
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Patchogue Theatre
Monty Python's Spamalot

2012
Gateway Playhouse
Cats
My Fair Lady
The Rat Pack is Back
Phantom
Patchogue Theatre
9 to 5: The Musical
Irving Berlin's White Christmas
The Rat Pack is Back: New Year's Eve Show

Alumni[edit]

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