The Pewter Plough Playhouse Presents its Holiday Musical

September Song -
The Great American Songbook
Salutes JB's 100th!

A Musical Tribute to the PPP's Founder

Nov 16 thru New Year's Eve

Pewter Plough Playhouse

Join us for a rare event: the putting together of a musical show to celebrate JB's 100th year, during this holiday season! - that's Jim Buckley, the founder and Artistic Director of the Pewter Plough Playhouse, who has led an amazing life and will be celebrating his 100th birthday this December - a genuine and exuberant man of the century!

The scene on stage is a meeting of the Great American Songbook Society, whose members are gathered together to select and put together the music and stories about JB that will go into their surprise musical celebrating their head honcho's life. You'll hear about 40 fabulous songs from the Great American Songbook, from composers such as Cole Porter, Oscar Hammerstein II, Jerome Kern, Noel Coward, Stephen Sondheim and many others. Woven around the songs, you'll hear fascinating stories about JB's many exotic exploits as a multi-faceted, renaissance designer: his success as a renowned fashion window display trendsetter in New York and Beverly Hills at Saks Fifth Avenue and other stores, Art Director for TV during live television, Disneyland's Tomorrowland, Movieland Wax Museum, author, noted hotel and restaurant designer and numerous other adventures!

What comes across in all the tales of his endeavors is how he's had a lifelong love affair with live theatre, this having had a profound effect on his life and everything he's done -- and finally causing him, along with his Lady O, as you'll hear during the show, to build and open the Pewter Plough Playhouse in 1976, now celebrating its 36th continuous season in Cambria!

Some of the songs included in the show are Ain't Misbehavin'; All The Things You Are; You Make Me Feel So Young; I Can't Give You Anything But Love, Baby; I'll See You Again; Everything's Coming Up Roses; You Do Something To Me; When You Wish Upon A Star; It Had To Be You; The Way You Look Tonight; Body and Soul and many others.

The members of the Great American Songbook Society and cast for this show comprise the old gang known to playgoers from the PPP's recent holiday musicals, including Viv Goff, Jim Conroy, Laurelle Barnett, Wayne Attoe and Dave Manion at the piano. This show has been written by Dave Manion and Viv Goff, based on columns written by Jim Buckley over the years for the Playhouse. Show directed by Viv Goff. Music direction by Dave Manion.

September Song is the 12th in the series of original PPP musicals, all but one written by Jim Buckley. These have consisted of musical tributes to Noel Coward (the first), Cole Porter, Rodgers and Hart, Irving Berlin, Rodgers and Hammerstein, George and Ira Gershwin (twice), Lorenz (Larry) Hart, Jerome Kern, Johnny Mercer* and Harold Arlen. *not written by JB


Show Dates
The show runs from Nov 16 through Dec 31, 2012, including New Year's Eve.

Preview night is Fri, Nov 16, at 7:30 pm, $17.
Gala Champagne Opening is Sat, Nov 17, at 7:30 pm, including a special after-show party with champagne, dessert buffet and live music, with pianist/vocalist Dave Manion performing at the Baldwin, $30.
Sunday Matinee on Opening weekend, Nov 18, at 3 pm.

Performances continue on all Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm; and all Sunday Matinees at 3 pm, thru Dec 31.
Actual Performance Dates: Nov 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25, 30, Dec 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30 and 31.

Special New Year's Eve Bash (Mon, Dec 31)
A unique, non-stop evening of entertainment in the PPP's theatre and Cafe Lounge! It includes the final performance on stage of September Song; an elegant supper buffet of hot and cold delectables (plus desserts); Opolo Champagne generously served (not just a toast!); Dynamic Cabaret Music, with live performances of great pop, jazz and big band favorites; and party surprises, noisemakers, hats and all that fun, continuing through midnight and beyond! Nothing like it! Starts at 8:00 pm. All-inclusive, package price is $125 (capacity of lounge and theatre are limited).

Regular $22, Seniors and Students $20.
Champagne Opening Night $30; Preview $17.
Group Reservations of ten or more, paid in advance with a single payment, receive a 10% discount.

*For Reservations or more information, phone the Box Office at 927-3877 or visit

Wine Bar Lounge
Offering Advance Drink orders and Live Music! Located just off the lobby, the PPP Lounge serves Central Coast wines, beer and refreshments before the show, during intermission and after-show. You can pre-order your drinks, avoid the queue at the bar and have these waiting for you at your favorite table! For Advance Drink orders, please check with the Box Office or Lounge. Live music is presented in the Lounge during intermission and after-show, on Friday and Saturday nights, featuring Dave Manion, our Piano Man, singing and playing great standards and pop favorites - and taking your requests!