DIRTY DANCING, ONCE, ANNIE, NEWSIES and More Set for Broadway in San Antonio's 2014-15 Season
The 2014-2015 season of Broadway in San Antonio features six show-stopping productions, two market debuts and three season options.
Broadway in San Antonio at the Majestic Theatre opens in November with passionate romance and an electric stage adaption of DIRTY DANCING, followed by an extended run of Disney's phenomenal production of THE LION KING. In January 2015, CHICAGO kicks off the new year with everything that makes Broadway great: a universal tale of fame, fortune and all that jazz. Winner of eight Tony Awards® including Best Musical, ONCE will captivate audiences in March with its powerful music and an enchanting tale of a Dublin street musician. Leapin' Lizards! Broadway's best-loved musical ANNIE returns to San Antonio in April, followed in May by the smash hit, crowd-pleasing musical from Disney, NEWSIES. Winner of the 2012 Tony Awards® for Best Score and Best Choreography, NEWSIES is a high-energy explosion of song and dance.
Three season options give Broadway fans more choices than ever before. Subscribers can add these shows to their season package. The eye-popping spectacle Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, presented by NETworks, features unforgettable characters and dazzling production numbers. BLUE MAN GROUP, best known for their wildly popular theatrical shows and concerts, returns to combine comedy, music, and technology to produce a totally unique form of entertainment. Then, have the time of your life at MAMMA MIA!, the ultimate feel-good show has audiences returning again and again to hear ABBA's greatest hits.
"This new season offers an unforgettable blend of classic Broadway and new contemporary productions. Each year we strive to bring a mix of productions that is as diverse as our audiences, as well as attract new theatre patrons. I think this season certainly accomplishes that goal," says Mike Rilley, General Manager of the Majestic and Charline McCombs Empire Theatres. "We are proud to bring the best of Broadway to San Antonio at the Majestic Theatre!"
Season tickets are on sale now! Six-show Broadway in San Antonio Season Subscription packages are on sale now, and prices start at $191. For more information, patrons can visit BroadwayInSanAntonio.com or call Broadway in San Antonio at 800-215-SHOW (7469), from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
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, March 17. Season Subscribers avoid potential single ticket price increases closer to the show by reserving their seats now, enjoy the privilege of priority ticket opportunities, lost ticket replacement, exchange privileges on existing seats, and much more. On-sale dates for individual shows will be announced in the coming months. Group minimums start as low as 10 for select shows; groups can reserve seats now by calling (210) 226-5967.
DIRTY DANCING November 4-9, 2014
An unprecedented live experience, exploding with heart- pounding music, passionate romance, and sensational dancing. Seen by millions across the globe, this worldwide smash hit tells the classic story of Baby and Johnny, two fiercely independent young spirits from different worlds who come together in what will be the most challenging and triumphant summer of their lives. Featuring the hit songs, "Hungry Eyes," "Hey Baby,""Do You Love Me?" and the heart stopping "(I've Had) The Time of My Life." You'll have the time of your life!
Disney's THE LION KING December 10, 2014 - January 4, 2015
Experience the phenomenon of Disney's THE LION KING. Marvel at the breathtaking spectacle of animals brought to life by award-winning director Julie Taymor, whose visual images for this show you'll remember forever. Thrill to the pulsating rhythms of the African Pridelands and an unforgettable score including Elton John and Tim Rice's Oscar-winning song "Can You Feel The Love Tonight" and "Circle of Life." Let your imagination run wild at the Tony Award-winning Broadway sensation Newsweek calls "a landmark event in entertainment."
CHICAGO THE MUSICAL January 27 - February 1, 2015
A true New Y ork City institution, CHICAGO has everything that makes Broadway great: a universal tale of fame,
fortune and all that jazz; one show-stopping-song after another; and the most astonishing dancing you've ever seen. It's no wonder CHICAGO has been honored with 6 Tony Awards, 2 Olivier Awards, a Grammy and thousands of standing ovations. It's also no surprise that CHICAGO has wowed audiences all around the world, from Mexico City to Moscow, from Sao Paulo to South Africa. Whether you're looking for your first Broadway musical, whether you've seen the Academy Award-winning film and want to experience the show live on stage or whether you've seen it before and want to recapture the magic, CHICAGO always delivers.
March 3-8, 2015
Winner of eight 2012 Tony A wards® including BEST MUSICAL, ONCE is a truly original Broadway experience.
Featuring an impressive ensemble of actor/musicians who play their own instruments onstage, ONCE tells the enchanting tale of a Dublin street musician who's about to give up on his dream when a beautiful young woman takes a sudden interest in his haunting love songs. As the chemistry between them grows, his music soars to powerful new heights... but their unlikely connection turns out to be deeper and more complex than your everyday romance. Emotionally captivating and theatrically breathtaking, ONCE draws you in from the very first note and never lets go. It's an unforgettable story about going for your dreams... not living in fear... and the power of music to connect all of us.
April 14-19, 2015
Leapin' Lizards! One of the world's best-loved musicals is back in time-honored form. Directed by original lyricist Martin Charnin, this new production of ANNIE will be a classic incarnation of the beloved original. Featuring the beloved book and score by Tony Award-winners Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin, ANNIE includes such unforgettable songs as "It's the Hard Knock Life," "Easy Street," "I Don't Need Anything But You," plus the eternal anthem of optimism, "Tomorrow."
May 12-17, 2015
They delivered the papers, until they made the headlines...Direct from Broadway comes NEWSIES, the smash hit, crowd-pleasing new musical from Disney. Winner of the 2012 Tony Awards® for Best Score and Best Choreography, NEWSIES has audiences and critics alike calling it "A MUSICAL WORTH SINGING ABOUT!" (The New York Times) Filled with one heart-pounding number after another, it's a high-energy explosion of song and dance you just don't want to miss.
SEASON OPTIONS - ADD TO YOUR SEASON PACKAGE
NETworks presents Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST September 30 - October 5, 2014
The romantic Broadway musical for all generations, Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, the smash hit Broadway musical, is returning to San Antonio! Based on the Academy Award®- winning animated feature film, this eye-popping spectacle has won the hearts of over 35 million people worldwide. This classic musical love story is filled with unforgettable characters, lavish sets and costumes, and dazzling production numbers including "Be Our Guest" and the beloved title song. Experience the romance and enchantment of Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at the
BLUE MAN GROUP March 24-29, 2015
Experience the Phenomenon. BLUE
known for their wildly popular theatrical shows and concerts which combine comedy, music, and technology to produce a totally unique form of entertainment. The New York Times heralds the show as "One of the most delightful performance pieces ever staged." E! Entertainment News exclaims, "BLUE MAN GROUP is what every live performance aspires to be." The Baltimore Sun raves, "BLUE MAN GROUP packs a wallop. It's a big, loud, funny, silly, visually arresting production!"
MAN GROUP is best
MAMMA MIA! June 9-14, 2015
MAMMA MIA! is the ultimate feel-good show that has audiences coming back again and again to relive the thrill. Now it's your turn to have the time of your life at this smash hit musical that combines ABBA ' s greatest hits, including "Dancing Queen," "S.O.S.," "Super Trouper," "Take A Chance on Me" and "The Winner Takes It All," with an enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship. Whether it's your first visit or your fourteenth, see the show that has the whole world coming back for more, because every time feels like the first time at MAMMA MIA!.
The Historic 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 visit www.majesticempire.com or connect with us on Facebook (facebook.com/MajesticTheatreSanAntonio) and Twitter (@majesticempire).
BROADWAY ACROSS AMERICA is part of the Key Brand Entertainment family of companies which includes Broadway.com and is operated by John Gore (Owner & CEO). BAA is the foremost presenter of first-class touring musicals and plays in North America, operating in 40 markets. As a leading Broadway producer, BAA is dedicated to the development and production of new and diverse theatre. Current/upcoming productions include Beautiful, Betrayal, Big Fish, Bullets Over Broadway, Little Miss Sunshine, Million Dollar Quartet and Pippin. Past productions include Hairspray, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Memphis, Promises, Promises, The Producers and War Horse. For more information visit BroadwayAcrossAmerica.com.