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Riverside Theatre Announces 2017- 2018 Season

Beginning Thursday, June 1st at 10am, single tickets for Riverside Theatre's exciting 2017-2018 Season of shows go on sale. Building on the success and support the theatre has received over the last few years, Riverside is proud to present another ambitious season of music, comedy, and drama.

The season begins in October with a wonderful musical showcasing the songs of Hank Williams with Hank Williams: Lost Highway. January brings the Broadway hit musical, Million Dollar Quartet, followed by the play about football legend Vince Lombardi in Lombardi. The next production on the Stark Stage is one of the most acclaimed musicals of all time, Gypsy, and the season concludes with the Broadway smash hit, Mamma Mia. Two distinctive theatre pieces play on the Waxlax Stage: The Mystery of Edwin Drood in January and the Off-Broadway smash, Buyer & Cellar in March.

Individual tickets start at $35 and can be purchased by calling the Box Office at 772-231-6990 or online at www.riversidetheatre.com.

The Season

Stark Stage Shows

Hank Williams: Lost Highway

Music by Hank Williams, Book by Randal Myler and Mark Ahrelik

October 24 - November 12, 2017

A spectacular musical biography of a legendary singer-songwriter, Hank Williams: Lost Highway is an award-winning tribute to one of the great innovators of American popular music. Follow Williams' rise from his beginnings on the Louisiana Hayride to his triumphs on the Grand Ole Opry to his eventual self-destruction at the age of twenty-nine. Along the way, audiences are treated to indelible songs like "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry," "Move It on Over," "Hey, Good Lookin'" and many more. Starring David Lutken and featuring a talented cast of performer/musicians, discover the show Rolling Stone calls, "exhilarating" and The New York Times says is, "smart, sweet, and poignant."

Million Dollar Quartet

Music by Various Artists, Lyrics by Various Artists, Book by Floyd Mutrux and Colin Escott

January 2-21, 2018

This Tony Award-winning musical takes audiences back to December 4, 1956, when an extraordinary twist of fate brought Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash and Carl Perkins together in what became one of the most memorable nights in music. Based around that historical event, the musical recounts how these legends ended up in the same room at Sun Records in Memphis for one of the greatest impromptu rock 'n' roll jam sessions in history.

Lombardi

By Eric Simonson January 30 - February 18, 2018

Sports legend and Hall of Fame football coach Vince Lombardi is the basis for this exhilarating new play. One of the most inspirational personalities of our time, Lombardi's ambition and passions are on display as is his ability to influence people to achieve what they never thought possible.

Gypsy

Music by Jule Styne, Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, Book by Arthur Laurents,

Based on Gypsy: A Memoir by Gypsy Rose Lee March 6-25, 2018

Considered one of the finest musicals ever written, Gypsy follows indomitable stage mother Mama Rose as she chases vicarious success and stardom through her daughters on the vaudeville circuit. When younger daughter, June, elopes, Rose turns her attention to her older, less talented daughter, Louise, who eventually becomes the acclaimed burlesque stripper, Gypsy Rose Lee.

Mamma Mia!

Music by Björn Ulvaeus & Benny Andersson, Lyrics by Björn Ulvaeus & Benny Andersson,

Book by Catherine Johnson April 10-29, 2018

The smash Broadway and international hit tells the amusing tale of a mother, a daughter and three possible dads! On the eve of the daughter's wedding on a Greek island paradise, her quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother's past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago. The story-telling magic of ABBA's timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship.

Waxlax Stage Shows

The Mystery of Edwin Drood

Book, Music and Lyrics by Rupert Holmes

Based on The Mystery of Edwin Drood by Charles Dickens

January 16 - February 4, 2018

Winner of five Tony Awards including Best Musical, The Mystery of Edwin Drood is based on the unfinished novel by Charles Dickens and was the first musical where the audience determined the ending. This hilarious and interactive mystery musical tries to solve the murder of the young and charming Edwin Drood. Was it a romantic rival? The purveyor of opium and vice? The newly-arrived twins from the east? The audience chooses the dastardly villain in this tuneful tale of intrigue.

Buyer & Cellar

By Jonathan Tolins

March 20 -April 8, 2018

Struggling actor Alex More is excited about his new job, even though it's in a Malibu basement. You see, the basement belongs to beloved superstar, Barbra Streisand, who happens to have a shopping mall in her cellar. When Babs comes downstairs to play one day, a real bonding takes place, but will that friendship transfer out of the cellar? Buyer & Cellar is a laugh-out-loud story about one of the oddest of odd jobs.

Tickets can be purchased by calling the Box Office at 772-231-6990 or online at www.riversidetheatre.com.

Riverside Theatre, America's largest professional theatre in a small town, is located at 3250 Riverside Park Drive, Vero Beach, FL 32963.

Riverside Theatre programs are sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Arts Council, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Riverside Theatre is a member of Florida Professional Theatre Association, the Cultural Council of Indian River County, the Indian River Chamber of Commerce, and the Sebastian River Area Chamber of Commerce.


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