FINNISH PRODUCTION Opening on February 15, 2014 at the Seinäjoki City Theater on the Alvar stage, in Finland, KULTALAMPI (ON GOLDEN POND) runs through January 2015. Directed by Jukka Keinonen and starring Matti Suokonautio (Norman) and Eija-Irmeli Lahti (Ethel), with Maria Pere (Chelsea), Heikki Vainionpää (Charlie), Jukka Puronlahti (Bill Ray), and Tuomas Kiiliäinen (Bill Ray Jr.). Finnish translation by Arto Af Hällström. For more information, click here. Photo by Jukka Kontkanen
by Barbara Vancheri, Post-Gazette Staff Writer ~ When someone proposed that Christopher Plummer reunite with Julie Andrews in a production of “On Golden Pond,” he was adamant: Thanks, but no thanks. He had not seen a script but he remembered the sentimental 1981 movie starring Oscar winners Henry Fonda and Katharine Hepburn. But then Plummer realized this “On Golden Pond” would be closer to its original stage incarnation, and he had a change of mind.
JULIE ANDREWS AND CHRISTOPHER PLUMMER REUNITE FOR TV’S ‘ON GOLDEN POND,’ LIVE, APRIL 29 by Kenneth Jones ~ When the beloved play, On Golden Pond, gets a live CBS television presentation with “The Sound of Music” alums Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer April 29, executive producer Craig Anderson promises the senior couple of the story will not be frail old folks. Widely known for its Academy Award-winning film version starring spunky and weathered Katharine Hepburn and Henry
Starring Katharine Hepburn, Henry Fonda and Jane Fonda. Directed by Mark Rydell. The loons are back again on Golden Pond and so are Norman Thayer, a retired professor, and Ethel who have had a summer cottage there since early in their marriage. This summer their daughter Chelsea — whom they haven’t seen for years — feels she must be there for Norman’s birthday. She and her fiance are on their way to Europe the next day but will