CATCH ME IF YOU CAN, MEMPHIS & More Set for the Majestic Theatre in 2012-2013
Turn Up The Dial! Inspired by actual events, Memphis is a fresh Broadway musical that bursts off the stage with explosive dancing, irresistible songs and a thrilling tale of fame and forbidden love, February 19-24, 2013. The winner of four 2010 Tony Awards® including Best Musical, Memphis delivers laughter, soaring emotion and roof-raising rock 'n' roll.
Million Dollar Quartet, April 2-7, 2013, brings to life the legendary night Sam Phillips brought rock 'n' roll icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins to Sun Studios in Memphis for an electrifying recording session. It weaves an irresistible tale of broken promises, secrets, betrayal and celebrations featuring timeless hits including "Blue Suede Shoes," "Fever," "That's All Right," "Sixteen Tons," "Great Balls of Fire," "I Walk the Line," "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On," "Who Do You Love?," "Matchbox," "Folsom Prison Blues," "Hound Dog" and more.
A magnificently macabre innovative musical comedy created by Jersey Boys authors Marshall Brickman & Rick Elice, Drama Desk-winning composer / lyricist Andrew Lippa (The Wild Party), choreographer Sergio Trujillo (Jersey Boys) and Olivier Award-winning director / designers Phelim McDermott & Julian Crouch (Shockheaded Peter) with production supervision by four-time Tony Award® winner Jerry Zaks brings The Addams Family to delightful, devilish life, May 7-12, 2013. Flashdance all started with a dream. To be bigger. To burn brighter. To dance harder. Based on the movie that defined a generation, Flashdance – The Musical, June 18-23, 2013, tells the unforgettable story of Alex, a working-class girl from Pittsburgh striving to make her dreams of becoming a professional dancer a reality. Live the dream all over again.
What a feeling! Put on your blue suede shoes and get ready for a rockin' 2012-2013 Cadillac Broadway in San Antonio season at the Majestic Theatre.
Six-show Broadway in San Antonio season ticket packages are on sale now, and prices start at $150. For more information, patrons can visit BroadwayInSanAntonio.com or call the Broadway in San Antonio Call Center at 800-215-SHOW (7469). The Call Center will operate with extended renewal hours of Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. through the subscriber renewal deadline Monday, April 30.
Current Season Subscribers will receive renewal packets in the mail in the next two weeks but can view their renewal invoice online now at BroadwayInSanAntonio.com. The renewal deadline is Monday, April 30. Season Subscribers enjoy the privilege of priority ticket opportunities, lost ticket insurance, and exchange privileges on their existing seats. On-sale dates for individual shows will be announced in the coming months. Groups of 10 or more can reserve seats now by calling 210-226-5967.
"It's always exhilarating to usher in a new season of the best Broadway shows currently on tour," says Mike Rilley, General Manager of the Majestic and Charline McCombs Empire Theatres. "We have an exceptional line-up of new hits and family classics with themes that address equality, deception, triumph, adventure and just enough theatrical magic to make it a season you won't want to miss."
Catch Me If You Can
October 23 – 28, 2012
Based on the hit DreamWorks film and the incredible true story that inspired it, Catch Me If You Can is the high-flying, splashy new Broadway musical that tells the story of Frank W. Abagnale, Jr., a teenager who runs away from home in search of the glamorous life. With nothing more than his boyish charm, a big imagination and millions of dollars in forgEd Checks, Frank successfully poses as a pilot, a doctor and a lawyer - living the high life and winning the girl of his dreams. But when Frank's lies catch the attention of FBI agent Carl Hanratty, Carl chases Frank to the end...and finds something he never expected.
December 4 – 9, 2012
"Peter Pan sparkles with fairy dust! Rigby has mastered the boy who wouldn' t grow up." - W ashington Post
Tony Award® nominee Cathy Rigby takes flight in an all new production of Peter Pan! Discover the magic all over again of this two time Emmy award winning and two time Tony A ward® nominated production. The New York Times says "Rigby still carries off the flights, fights and acrobatics that make Peter Pan audiences mesmerized." Peter Pan is filled with timeless magical moments and a captivating hook. The legend you thought you know, is now the adventure you never dreamed possible... Cathy Rigby is Peter Pan!
February 19 – 24, 2013
TURN UP THA T DIAL...From the underground dance clubs of 1950s Memphis, Tennessee, comes a hot new Broadway musical that bursts off the stage with explosive dancing, irresistible songs and a thrilling tale of fame and forbidden love. Inspired by actual events, Memphis is about a radio DJ who wants to change the world and a club singer who is ready for her big break. Come along on their incredible journey to the ends of the airwaves -- filled with laughter, soaring emotion and roof-raising rock 'n' roll. Winner of four 2010 Tony Awards® including Best Musical, Memphis played pre-Broadway at the La Jolla Playhouse and Seattle' s 5th A venue Theatre, and features a Tony®-winning book by Joe DiPietro (I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change) and a Tony®- winning original score with music by Bon Jovi's founding member David Bryan. Memphis is directed by Tony® nominee Christopher Ashley (Xanadu), and choreographed by Sergio Trujillo (Jersey Boys). Get ready to experience Broadway's most exciting new destination~ what AP calls "The very essence of what a Broadway musical should be."
MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET
April 2 – 7, 2013
Million Dollar Quartet is the Tony Award® winning Broadway musical, inspired by the electrifying true story of the famed recording session that brought together rock 'n' roll icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins for the first and only time.
On December 4, 1956, these four young musicians were gathered together by Sam Phillips, the "Father of Rock 'n' Roll" at Sun Records in Memphis for what would be one of the greatest jam sessions of all time. Million Dollar Quartet brings that legendary night to life with an irresistible tale of broken promises, secrets, betrayal and celebrations featuring timeless hits including "Blue Suede Shoes," "Fever," "That's All Right," "Sixteen Tons," "Great Balls of Fire," "I Walk the Line," "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On," "Who Do You Love?," "Matchbox," "Folsom Prison Blues," "Hound Dog" and more.
This thrilling musical brings you inside the recording studio with four major talents who came together as a red-hot rock 'n' roll band for one unforgettable night. Don't miss your chance to be a fly on the wall of fame... at Million Dollar Quartet!
May 7 - 12, 2013
The Addams Family is a smash-hit musical comedy that brings the darkly delirious world of Gomez, Morticia, Uncle Fester, Grandma, Wednesday, Pugsley and, of course, Lurch to spooky and spectacular life. "A visually satisfying, rib-tackling, lunatic musical that will entertain you to death!" according to Toronto Post City, this magnificently macabre new musical comedy is created by Jersey Boys authors.
Marshall Brickman & Rick Elice, Drama Desk-winning composer/lyricist Andrew Lippa (The Wild Party), choreographer Sergio Trujillo (Jersey Boys) and Olivier Award-winning director/designers Phelim McDermott & Julian Crouch (Shockheaded Peter) with creative consultation by four-time Tony Award® winner Jerry Zaks. Come meet the family. We'll leave the lights off for you.
June 18 - 23, 2013
Flashdance tells the inspiring and unforgettable story of Alex Owens, a working class girl from Pittsburgh with a dream of becoming a professional dancer. She works by day as a steel mill welder, and a bar dancer at night while aspiring to be accepted at a prestigious ballet academy. When Alex catches the eye of her boss Nick Hurley, their romance shows her the meaning of love and drives her ambition to pursue her dream. The original Paramount Pictures film was a worldwide smash hit that became a pop culture phenomenon, grossing over $150 million and featuring a Grammy Award winning soundtrack.
Flashdance– The Musical features a score including the hit songs from the movie, all of which became Top Ten hits on the radio around the world including the Academy Award- winning title song "Flashdance – What a Feeling," "Maniac," "Gloria," "Manhunt," "I Love Rock & Roll." In addition to these hits, 16 brand new original songs have been written for the stage by Robbie Roth and Robert Cary.
The Majestic Theatre is located at 224 E. Houston Street in the heart of downtown San Antonio, Texas. Built in 1929 by John Eberson for Interstate Theatres, the Majestic was intended to be the most modern building in South Texas and was the first in the state to be totally air-conditioned. The Majestic remains one of the finest examples of atmospheric theatres ever built, receiving National Historic Landmark status in 1993. Purchased in 1988 by the City of San Antonio, the theatre was renovated in 1989 at a cost of $15 million, and shortly after, in 1996, the stage was expanded, allowing the theatre to accommodate major Broadway musicals. Since 1989, the Majestic has hosted over 5 million patrons, all at no cost to taxpayers. For more information, please visit us at www.majesticempire.com.
Broadway Across America, part of the Key Brand Entertainment family of companies which includes Broadway.com, is owned and operated by British theatre producer John Gore (CEO) and entertainment industry veteran Thomas B. McGrath (Chairman). Broadway Across America presents first-class touring musicals and plays across 40 North American cities. Broadway.com is the premier theater website for news, exclusive content and ticket sales. Under the supervision of Beth Williams (CEO-Theater Division), Broadway Across America is also dedicated to the development and production of new and diverse theatre. Current Broadway productions include How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying starring Nick Jonas and Beau Bridges, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Godspell, Memphis, and the New York, West End, and national touring productions of Million Dollar Quartet. For more information, visit BroadwayAcrossAmerica.com.
From This Author Erin Privratsky