The Enchanted Bookshop Musical

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Date & Time: Saturday, August 5, 2023
7:00 PM-9:00 PM

Suggested Audiences: Elders, Adult, College, High School, Middle School, Elementary, Preschool, Toddler
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Southbridge Middle/High School
132 Torrey Rd
Southbridge, MA 01550
Cost: $15 for Adults, $13 Seniors and Youth
Sponsored by: Gateway Players Theatre
Description: Gateway Players Theatre of Southbridge presents The Enchanted Bookshop Musical, written by Todd Wallinger, music and lyrics by Stephen Murray. Presented by permission through special arrangement with Pioneer Drama Service, Inc. Performance dates are August 4th and 5th at 7:00pm and August 6th at 2pm. Please note that all performances will be held at the Southbridge Middle/High School. 132 Torry Road, Southbridge, MA 01550. Lou-Ellen Corkum is the Director, Kathi Grenier is the Producer, and James Joinville is the Musical Director. Tickets are $15 for adults and $13 for seniors and youth under 18. Tickets may be reserved by calling Gateway at 508-764-4531. Online credit card ticket sales are available at

This program is supported by a grant from the Southbridge Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

Synopsis: An ordinary used book shop by day, A Likely Story becomes a magical place each night. Thanks to a spell from the Book Fairy, the characters inside the books come alive each and every night. Six of those characters  Dorothy Gale, Robin Hood, Pollyanna, Sherlock Holmes, Heidi, and Tom Sawyer  long to help Margie, the scatterbrained owner, save her struggling store. But theyre not allowed to leave the building or be seen by human eyes. So, when a pair of bungling smugglers comes looking for a stolen necklace hidden inside one of the books, the characters are torn. Should they warn Margie and risk disappearing forever? Or can they find a way to defeat the crooks without being seen? Including appearances by other literary characters such as the Queen of Hearts, Long John Silver, and Doctor Doolittle, and with a toe-tapping score from Stephen Murray featuring jazz, march, and pop tunes, this charming musical will enchant audiences young and old.

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Phone: 508-764-4531
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Created: June 28, 2023 at 1:18 PM
Last Modified: June 28, 2023 at 1:18 PM

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