New theatre opens in Bucks County, bringing musicals to Doylestown and beyond

Bucks County Center of the Performing Arts, Inc. was founded by Howard Perloff, a long time resident of Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

Howard co-produced Legs Diamond on Broadway starring Peter Allen and was Associate Producer on Harvey Fierstein’s Torch Song Trilogy on Broadway.

Howard created and produced Bernie’s Bar Mitzvah off-Broadway in New York, Star Spangled Rhythm at the Society Hill Playhouse in Philadelphia and has produced Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Baltimore, Atlantic City and for 24 years in Philadelphia.

He plans to bring classic musicals to Bucks County.

“The Irish and How They Got That Way” will be performed through June 4.

Upcoming shows:

“Give My Regards to Broadway”

June 28 – July 9

​The show tells how Broadway developed into a pure American art form and also shows how tap dance developed and became part of the American Broadway Theatre. Through the familiar songs of Cohan, Berlin, Gershwin and many others, the performers will sing and tap dance their hearts out through the beginning of the Twentieth Century.

“My Fair Lady”

August 3 – August 13

Based on George Bernard Shaw’s play Pygmalion, with book, music and lyrics by Lerner and Loewe, this is the tale of a cockney flower girl transformed into an elegant lady.  It features one of musical theatre’s greatest scores including the songs “Wouldn’t It Be Loverly?,” “With a Little Bit of Luck,” “The Rain in Spain,” “I Could Have Danced All Night,” “On the Street Where You Live,” “Get Me to the Church on Time,” and “I’ve Grown Accustomed to Her Face.” Meredith Beck will play Eliza Doolittle.

The 400-seat theatre is on the Del-Val College campus.

More information: http://www.buckscountycenterfortheperformingarts.org

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