Award Winning Majestic Rep Announces 2018-19 Season
Majestic Repertory Theatre's artistic director Troy Heard announced the company's 2018-19 season today. Featuring seven productions in the MainStage lineup and two productions in the Backstage series, the season includes the world premiere of Amber Ruffin's ("Late Night with Seth Meyers") musical Bigfoot; the regional premiere of Rachel Bykowski's high school football drama Tight End; a full-scale immersive adaptation of Shakespeare's dark comedy Measure for Measure set in 1970s Las Vegas; the Las Vegas premiere of Lucas Hnath's mind (and tongue) twisting A Public Reading of an Unproduced Screenplay about the Death of Walt Disney; intimate new stagings of the classic musical Cabaret, the adolescent angst rock musical Spring Awakening and Thornton Wilder's Our Town; the Vegas premiere of Matthew Lopez's Elvis-meets-drag queens comedy The Legend of Georgia McBride; and the world premiere of Heard's "Tales from the Crypt" tinged holiday thriller Krampus.
"As we head into our third season, we've been able to gauge what kind of plays our audiences enjoy," says Heard. "Whether it's a classic script or world premiere, what excites them most are their intimate experiences with the stories that only Majestic can provide. Our first foray into immersive theater was the wildly popular Clown Bar. Using that as inspiration we'll bring you into the action of three classic texts this year. First, we'll transform the space into the notorious Weimar-era Kit Kat Club as we present Cabaret; following that, you'll get out of your seats and actually engage with the characters in our adaptation of Shakespeare's Measure for Measure - where we rearrange the space into various government offices, a brothel, a convent, and most excitingly: a disco. Finally, taking inspiration from Tappan Wilder's call for new visions of his uncle Thornton's classic Our Town, Majestic will become a New Hampshire civic center, like a Elks Lodge or Knight of Columbus Hall, complete with a pot luck supper courtesy of At Your Service Catering as the story unfolds around you."
Majestic Rep also announces the debut of its Majestic Youth Ensemble, an education outreach program that features classes and workshops throughout the year led by Strip professionals under the guidance of Education Director Adriana Chavez. Heard says, "Up to now we've had ad hoc interns from various high schools and UNLV. Formalizing our education program has been a priority for us from the beginning, and now that we're entering our third year, we have a better infrastructures to implement this. Spring Awakening will be geared for our interns both onstage and behind the scenes. Additionally, we have discounted tickets to all shows to a single price of fifteen dollars for high school students."
Full-season subscriptions are on sale now, along with a student rate. Subscription packages offer savings off single ticket prices, exclusive benefits and personalized customer service. For more information about subscriptions, visit majesticrepertory.com or contact MRT's Box Office, (702) 423-6366.
JUNE 28 - JULY 14, 2018
When a seven-foot-tall, hairy menace emerges from the woods, Muddirt (a hell of a town) is shaken to its roots. But is this freak of nature really a savior? And will he find true love? With a funk rock soundtrack, Bigfoot puts the comedy in "musical comedy."
AUG. 2 - 26, 2018
An immersive production of the classic musical that is now more relevant than ever. The seedy glamour of the Kit Kat Club provides an unsettling backdrop to the story of the hard-living
Sally Bowles in the decadent nightlife of Germany in the early '30s.
SEPT. 27 - OCT. 21, 2018
MEASURE FOR MEASURE by William Shakespeare
Set in the 1970s, audiences will go one-on-one with the sordid citizens who inhabit Shakespeare's darkest comedy. Majestic Rep will transform as you get explore this cautionary tale of absolute power gone amok.
NOV. 1 - 25
A PUBLIC READING OF AN UNPRODUCED SCREENPLAY
Tonight - aided by a pack of cigarettes, a bottle of vodka, three actors, and a pile of dead lemmings - Walt Disney will read to you a screenplay he wrote about his final days on earth. A challenging play that explores life, creation, and death...at any cost.
DEC. 6 - 23, 2018
KRAMPUS (World Premiere)
By Troy Heard
Christmas gets dark this year as the ancient horror gets a modern spin. Three stories intertwine: a mother interrogated about her missing daughter; a father pushed to the limits by holiday cheer; and a homeless woman who meets the horned one himself.
JAN. 10 - FEB. 3
This Tony Award-winning musical explores the journey from adolescence to adulthood with a poignancy and passion that is illuminating and unforgettable. Spring Awakening is an electrifying fusion of morality, sexuality and rock and roll that exhilarates.
FEB. 28 - MAR. 24
TIGHT END by Rachel Bykowski (Regional Premiere)
Ash Miller's dream is to catch the winning touchdown pass for the Westmont High Titans' Homecoming game. In order to make the team, Ash will have to prove she is one of the guys even if that means sacrificing her body for the love of the game.
APR. 11 - MAY 5, 2019
OUR TOWN by Thornton Wilder
Rediscover the timeless drama of life in the mythical village of Grover's Corners, as audiences enjoy a potluck supper with the characters in a New Hampshire community hall. The Pulitzer Prize-winning Our Town reaffirms what it means to live life as the story unfolds around you.
MAY 23 - JUNE 16, 2019
THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE by Matthew Lopez (Las Vegas Premiere)
How can an Elvis impersonator become a winning drag queen in the Florida Panhandle? With an empty bank account and a pregnant wife, Casey's going to have to answer that question fast in this music-filled comedy about finding your true voice.
All productions performed at Majestic Repertory Theater, located at 1217 S. Main Street, Las Vegas. Note: Programming and scheduling are subject to change.
ABOUT MAJESTIC REP
Founded in 2016, Majestic Repertory Theatre was selected Best New Theatre Company by Las Vegas Weekly and Best Theatre Company by Desert Companion Magazine. We produce a seven-show season in our Downtown Arts District storefront on Main Street. Our vision is to find in Las Vegas the voices that will change American theater. We have a commitment to diversity, community and education. Majestic Repertory Theater is a 501(c)(3 nonprofit organization.