SEMINAR, THE SECRET GARDEN and More Set for Stoneham Theatre's 14th Season
Every year, Stoneham Theatre seeks out stories and shows that will entertain, amuse, and surprise audiences. "We pride ourselves on our variety," Producing Artistic Director Weylin Symes shared. "And this season is no different, with new and familiar titles and hopefully something a little unexpected." Stoneham Theatre's Season 14 boasts a hip new comedy direct from Broadway, a fresh take on a classic horror story, a holiday favorite, a silly, murder mystery musical, a Tony Award-winning musical, and one show yet to be announced. "We are very excited to present our 14th season of professional theatre right here in Metro North and pleased to share this new slate of shows with the public," Managing Director Debra Rafson added.
Memberships for Season 14 are available now. To learn more, call the Stoneham Theatre Box Office at (781) 279-2200, or visit www.stonehamtheatre.org.
September 12-29, 2013
By Theresa Rebeck
New England Premiere
They came to learn and ended up getting the schooling of their lives. Tempers, egos and libidos flare when four young writers hire a world-famous novelist to teach a writing seminar. Direct from Broadway and written by the creator of the hit TV show Smash, Seminar was praised as "slick and satisfying" by The New Yorker. Don't miss the New England Premiere of this bawdy and bracing new play.
Note: Recommended for adults. This show contains brief nudity and epic swearing.
"Seminar" is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.
Is there a good and evil side to everyone? And can we always tell the difference? In this new adaptation of the classic tale, Dr. Henry Jekyll undertakes experiments aimed at separating the best parts of his personality from the worst. When the result is the disastrous creation of his alter-ego, the savage Edward Hyde, Dr. Jekyll comes face-to-face with the very nature of good and evil. The San Francisco Chronicle calls Hatcher's adaptation of this classic "a smart, tense, and suspenseful new take."
November 29-December 29, 2013
Miracle on 34th Street
From the original screenplay by Valentine Davies
When Kris Kringle agrees to serve as a last-minute replacement for Santa in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, he is so convincing that he is offered a job as the Santa for Macy's Department store. Kris claims to be the real Santa Claus, but how can he convince the doubters, including an 8-year-old girl who longs to find something to believe in? Based on the classic film starring Edmund Gwenn, Maureen O'Hara, and Natalie Wood, this stage adaptation is certain to be a Holiday delight!
Murder, mystery, music - and laughs! This musical, satirical spoof of whodunits like Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None and The Mousetrap will leave you in stitches as nine strangers gather in a remote mansion on a stormy night. When the power goes out, the bridge is flooded, the butler is killed in a freak explosion and the other guests start to die in mysterious ways, it quickly becomes clear that (you guessed it), Something's Afoot.
"Something's Afoot" is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.