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Playhouse Productions is incorporated as a non-for-profit theatre production group.

Al Book is the President of Playhouse Productions.

Playhouse Productions’ primary mission is educational theatre in its broadest sense. Working with its partners, Playhouse Productions is responsible for providing a training ground for actors while providing audiences with a professional quality production at a nominal cost.

The Whitecliff Summer Playhouse is the mainstay of Playhouse Productions.
Produced in cooperation with the City of Crestwood Parks & Recreation Department, The Whitecliff Summer Playhouse continues to provide a summer stock experience in all aspect of musical theatre for actors of all ages while providing its audience musical theatre at a very modest cost for the past 15 years.

Playhouse Productions has joined with the cities of Crestwood, MO and Kirkwood, MO to staff their award-winning Crestwood-Kirkwood Youth Theatre Program.

Playhouse Productions has also worked with the cities of Fenton, Mo and Shrewsbury, MO in establishing their youth theatre programs which are both educational and recreational.

Playhouse Productions has produced workshops for students and teachers in the Fine and Performing Arts throughout the state of Missouri.

Whitecliff Summer Playhouse
There is nothing like the Whitecliff Summer Playhouse in the St. Louis area. For fifteen seasons the Whitecliff Summer Playhouse has offered musical theatre training in a real summer-stock environment. This unique program provides performers, and the community at large, the opportunity of enjoying the best of musical theatre in a relaxed, comfortable outdoor setting.

The audience enjoys a stunning performance of the 2004 production of Cinderella.

The audience enjoys a stunning performance of the 2004 production of Cinderella.

From its first season with 35 high school age participants and an average audience of 50, The Whitecliff Summer Playhouse has grown to include a summer company of approximately 200 actor, musicians and technicians performing for an average audience size of 375

Past-season company members have gone on to earn their theatre degrees from such schools as Webster University, Fontbonne, University of Indiana, Creighton and Milliken. Summer company members are working professionally for cruise lines, Disney and Universal Theme Parks, in television and professional theatre.

The Whitecliff Summer Playhouse has twice won the prestigious Dorothy Mullen Arts & Humanities Award from the National Recreation and Parks Association. Articles have appeared in Images, Nation’s Cities Weekly, The Municipal Review, The St. Louis Post-Dispatch, The Riverfront Times and The Suburban Journals of St. Louis.