Pandora Productions Announces a Musical Lineup of Classics and Regional Premieres for the 2019-2020 Season

Pandora Productions Announces a Musical Lineup of Classics and Regional Premieres for the 2019-2020 Season

Pandora Productions, Louisville's only theatre company dedicated and most trusted to tell the stories of the LGBTQ community, is announcing plans for the 2019-2020 Season. From an iconic LGBTQ play to the most recent Broadway offering, Pandora continues to bring the best of LGBTQ theatre to the stage at the Henry Clay Theatre. This season's offerings all feature music, be they full on musicals or shows with music.

TORCH SONG The 2018 Revival version of Harvey Fierstein's classic

Guest Director: Seth Lieber

Arnold struggles through love, disease, and the challenges of child-rearing. This award-winning and popular work broke new ground in the theatre during its original run and most recent revival on Broadway. At the height of the post-Stonewall clone era, author Harvey Fierstein challenged both gay and straight audiences to champion an effeminate gay man's longings for love and family.

Performances: Sept. 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, 28 @ 7:30 p; 15 @ 2:30 & 22 @ 5:30 p

FUN HOME book + lyrics by Lisa Kron, music by Jeanine Tesori;

Directed by Michael J. Drury;

Musical Direction by James Russell Cooper;

Choreography by Molly Kays

The coming-of-age story of lesbian author Alison Bechdel, from her youth, to her years at Oberlin College, and finally to the present, where Alison, now grown, is struggling to write her own graphic autobiography. As she watches her father's self-loathing consume him, Alison recognizes her own experience of discovering, and ultimately embracing, her identity.

Performances: Nov. 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23 @ 7:30 p; 10 @ 2:30 & 17 @ 5:30 p

CHOIR BOY by Tarell Alvin McCraney

Guest Director: Alonzo Richmond

Race and sexuality collide with the gravity of history at the Charles R. Drew Prep School for Boys is dedicated to the creation of strong, ethical black men. The sweet harmonies of spirituals and gospel unite the fractious voices of the young men but when they raise their voices in unison, they offer a glimpse of a world in which the cruelty that can divide and destroy is dissolved in a graceful order.

Performances: Jan. 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25 @ 7:30 p; 12 @ 2:30 & 19 @ 5:30 p

LA CAGE AUX FOLLES book by Harvey Fierstein, book + lyrics by Jerry Herman; Directed by Michael J. Drury;

Musical Direction by John Austin Clark;

Choreography by Maggie Patten

When Jean-Michel becomes engaged to the daughter of an ultra-conservative, anti-gay politician, Georges, one of his 'dads' feels compelled to try to present a more "traditional" family to potential in-laws. When his other dad, Albin tries and fails to take on a masculine persona in the role of Uncle Al, he gets more creative. A musical filled with delightful spectacle and great heart.

Performances: Mar. 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21 @ 7:30 p; 8 @ 2:30 & 15 @ 5:30 p

SOUTHERN COMFORT book + lyrics by Dan Collins, music by Julianne Wick Davis; Directed by Michael J. Drury;

Musical Direction by E. K. Larken

A courageous, heart-soaring true story of a group of transgender friends living life on their own terms in the back hills of rural Georgia. Through a unique folk inspired score, the musical chronicles a year in the lives of this unique American family as they courageously defy the odds by simply remaining on the land to which they were born, reminding us that home is where we find comfort in our skin.

Performances: May 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23 @ 7:30 p; 10 @ 2:30 & 17 @ 5:30 p

Subscriptions for the 5 show 2019-2020 Season are available through the run of Torch Song and are $90 / $80. Subscribers get special offers to other exclusive events. More information on the season and the benefits to subscribing, as well as cast lists for the season can be found at www.Pandoraprods.org.

All productions will be presented at the Henry Clay Theatre in the historic Henry Clay building located at 604 South Third Street, 3rd Floor, Downtown Louisville. Single tickets are available for $22 in advance and $25 day of show for this production online at PandoraProds.org, or by phone at 502.216.5502.



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