PLAY READING: THE VISIT
MONDAY, APRIL 14th | 7pm
The Visit opened the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre in New York on May 5, 1958. Written by Friedrich Dürrenmatt, it was "a powerful, skillfully written indictment of the way people allow money to control their lives and alter their characters." After 189 performances, it was to be the Lunts' final Broadway play. Join us as the Milwaukee Repertory Theater's Artistic Intern Ensemble offer a book-in-hand reading of Dürrenmatt's dark comedy, The Visit.
$10 in advance or $15 at the door. Reservations: (262) 968-4110
2014 TOUR SEASON BEGINS
TUESDAY, APRIL 15th | 10am
Tours run April 15th through November 30th | Tuesday - Sunday
Prior to beginning their tour, guests to Ten Chimneys spend time in our stunning Lunt-Fontanne Program Center. On display this season are featured pieces from the Lunts' collection at Ten Chimneys. In addition, the Lunts' one film together, The Guardsman, will be available for viewing. Do drop in for a visit to see what we've been up to.
$35 per person | (262) 968-4110 | Advanced reservations are highly recommended.
THE CHAMPAGNE & CANAPE TOUR ~ A new tour experience at Ten Chimneys.
Indulge in champagne and canapés on the Cottage porch after the Full Estate Tour. It's so very Lunt-like, don't you think?
$50 per person| Tours begin in June. Reservations are a must. Please allow two and a half hours for this tour.
A CONVERSATION AT TEN CHIMNEYS with SHELDON EPPS
THURSDAY, APRIL 24th | 7pm
An intimate evening during which Mr. Epps will share fascinating stories about his life in the theatre. Sheldon Epps is Artistic Director of the renowned Pasadena Playhouse. Prior to his tenure at The Playhouse, he conceived and directed the musical, Play On!, which received three Tony Award nominations and was produced at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago, where it received four Joseph Jefferson Awards, including Best Musical. He also conceived and directed the highly acclaimed musical revue, Blues in the Night. The Broadway production was nominated for a Tony Award as Best Musical of the Year, and the London production, which he also directed, was nominated for two Laurence Olivier Awards. He has directed both plays and musicals at many of our country's major theatres including the Roundabout, Manhattan Theatre Club, the Guthrie, Playwrights Horizons, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Arena Stage, and the Goodman Theatre. As a television director, he has helmed episodes of hit shows such as Frasier and Girlfriends, as well as Friends, Everybody Loves Raymond, and many others.
$25/50/75 | Reservations (262) 968-4110
TEN CHIMNEYS DAY
MONDAY, MAY 26th | SAVE THE DATE
The State of Wisconsin officially recognizes May 26th of every year as Ten Chimneys Day, paying tribute to the historic significance of Ten Chimneys and the ongoing impact of Ten Chimneys Foundation. The day celebrates the anniversary of the marriage of Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne (1922), the anniversary of Ten Chimneys' opening to the public as a house museum and national resource for theatre and the arts (2003), and the anniversary of Ten Chimneys' dedication as a National Historic Landmark (2004). Save the date for what is sure to be another wonderful day at Ten Chimneys.
A CONVERSATION AT TEN CHIMNEYS with JACK O'BRIEN
SATURDAY, JUNE 21st | 7pm
An intimate evening during which Mr. O'Brien will share engaging stories about his prolific life in the theatre. Mr. O'Brien is a distinguished director widely acclaimed for his Broadway, off-Broadway, and regional theatre credits. He has garnered three Tony Awards for Best Direction (The Coast of Utopia, Henry IV and Hairspray) and five Tony Award nominations (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, The Invention of Love, The Full Monty, Two Shakespearean Actors, and Porgy and Bess). His Broadway credits also include: Macbeth, The Nance, Dead Accounts, Catch Me If You Can, Impressionism, Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, Imaginary Friends, More to Love, Getting Away with Murder, Pride's Crossing, The Little Foxes, Hapgood, and Damn Yankees. From 1981 to 2007, Mr. O'Brien was the Artistic Director of The Old Globe Theatre and captivated audiences with over 60 provocative productions. In 2008, he was inducted into the Theater Hall of Fame. His memoir, Jack Be Nimble, was released to glowing reviews and is widely considered a "must read" for theatre devotees. Mr. O'Brien's work will next be seen in a production of Guys and Dolls at Carnegie Hall and in Much Ado About Nothing at Shakespeare in the Park.
$25/50/75 | Reservations (262) 968-4110
THE LUNT-FONTANNE FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM with DAVID HYDE PIERCE
TICKETS GO ON SALE TUESDAY, APRIL 29th | 9am
Seating is limited and designated by the best available at the time of the reservation.
$40/50/75/100/150 | Please call (262) 968-4110 on April 29th at 9am.
FRIDAY, JULY 18th | 8pm | A Conversation with David Hyde Pierce
An intimate evening during which Mr. Pierce will share stories about his life and his career.
SATURDAY, JULY 19th | 8pm | Concluding Presentation
Mr. Pierce and the 2014 Lunt-Fontanne Fellows will take the stage together for a rare look at the work they explored during their week at Ten Chimneys, as well as a one-night-only program highlighting the remarkable actors chosen as 2014 Lunt-Fontanne Fellows.
ALL ACCESS DAY
SATURDAY, AUGUST 2nd | 9-5pm with the last tour departing the Main House at 3pm.
The Lunts' dear friend Katharine Hepburn famously said, "If you obey all the rules you miss all the fun." We couldn't agree more, which is why we are inviting guests to enjoy access like never before - an experience you certainly won't want to miss. Take a dip in the Lunts' famous pool, enjoy a picnic by the Cottage, listen to live music as you walk the paths the Lunts created, and tour the historic buildings at your leisure. Bring your family, friends and children, but as always, Darling, you must be over twelve to tour the historic buildings.
$50 per person | Reservations are strongly recommended as tickets are limited for this very special event. Reservations (262) 968-4110