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Tickets now on sale for Theatre Wesleyan's 2017/18 seasonTickets now on sale for Theatre Wesleyan's 2017/18 season
by Jacob Sanchez - Aug 16, 2017

One classic play, a rock musical, a new comedy fresh from off-Broadway, and a classic Rodgers & Hammerstein musical will round out the 64th season at Texas Wesleyan University's Department of Theatre. (more...)

The Coterie Creates Theatre Announces Experiences for All Ages in Upcoming 2017/2018 SeasonThe Coterie Creates Theatre Announces Experiences for All Ages in Upcoming 2017/2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

Nationally-recognized Coterie Theatre's 2017/2018 season of plays selected by Producing Artistic Director Jeff Church aims to deliver engagement for family members of any age. One of the national leaders in producing theatre for youth and family audiences, The Coterie also enriches curriculum for schools looking for excellence in arts education. This coming season, The Coterie will have several productions where young theatre-goers will interact and participate during the performances. (more...)

Playhouse Square 56th Season to Include THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME and A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAMPlayhouse Square 56th Season to Include THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME and A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

Great Lakes Theater (GLT) will commence its 2017-18 season at the Hanna Theatre, Playhouse Square with a Fall Repertory that features the soaring musical epic in its Midwest premiere, The Hunchback of Notre Dame and Shakespeare's magical comic masterpiece, A Midsummer Night's Dream. (more...)

Cast Announced for THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY at Red Branch Theatre CompanyCast Announced for THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY at Red Branch Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

Red Branch Theatre Company (RBTC) continues its 2017 season entitled Mad About You with The Bridges of Madison County, a musical adaptation of the best-selling novel by Robert James Waller. Casting has been completed and rehearsals are underway for the production that will run at Drama Learning Center, where Red Branch is the professional theatre in residence, from September 22 - October 14. (more...)

Andrew Samonsky, Hannah Elless and Bryce Pinkham to Star in BENNY & JOON Musical at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!Andrew Samonsky, Hannah Elless and Bryce Pinkham to Star in BENNY & JOON Musical at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for the first show of its 2017-2018 Season, the world premiere musical Benny & Joon, with book by Kirsten Guenther, music by Nolan Gasser, and lyrics by Mindi Dickstein. (more...)

WORKING to Open 2017-18 Season with the Opera House Players!!WORKING to Open 2017-18 Season with the Opera House Players!!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

???????Opera House Players, Inc. proudly presents WORKING as its season opener September 8 through September 24th at the Broad Brook Opera House. WORKING is a musical based on the best-selling 1974 book of the same name by oral historian and radio commentator, Studs Terkel.  Told in a series of vignettes, WORKING gives a voice to the often-overlooked men and women of the American workforce. The personal stories and songs they share about what they do for a living and how they do it whether funny, wise, or challenging…are never less than inspirational. Nominated for six Tony Awards, this classic has been updated featuring new songs by HAMILTON creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, along with favorites by Stephen Schwartz (WICKED, PIPPIN), James Taylor, and more! (more...)

Trinity Preparatory School Presents LEGALLY BLONDE the MusicalTrinity Preparatory School Presents LEGALLY BLONDE the Musical
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2017

Trinity Preparatory School presents Legally Blonde the Musical. This production comes out of a two week summer theater intensive held at Trinity Prep. (more...)

Breckenridge Backstage Theatre Ignites the Stage with BILLY ELLIOTBreckenridge Backstage Theatre Ignites the Stage with BILLY ELLIOT
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2017

The international smash-hit musical Billy Elliot The Musical makes its Colorado mountain premiere courtesy of Breckenridge Backstage Theatre performing at the Riverwalk Center August 25 - September 3, 2017. Billy Elliot follows a boy as he trades in his boxing gloves for dancing shoes. In an unforgettable story set in a small mining town in Northeast England, a dance teacher finds a diamond in the rough when she discovers Billy - a young boy with a passion for dance who inspires the whole community. (more...)

Read All About It! NEWSIES JR. Could Be Coming SoonRead All About It! NEWSIES JR. Could Be Coming Soon
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2017

According to Peter Filichia at Music Theatre International, NEWSIES may be coming to an elementary, middle, or high school near you. Filichia reports that iTheatrics, the company responsible for abridging Broadway musicals for younger performers, is currently working on an adaptation of NEWSIES. (more...)

Photo Flash: Newtown Arts Company Presents Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEASTPhoto Flash: Newtown Arts Company Presents Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2017

Newtown Arts Company is bringing "Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST," a musical based on the beloved animated film, to the stage of the historic Newtown Theatre August 3 through 9. Check out photos of the cast below! (more...)

Two Of Maine's Cultural Institutions Collaborate on THE ALL NIGHT STRUT!Two Of Maine's Cultural Institutions Collaborate on THE ALL NIGHT STRUT!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

Maine State Music Theatre (MSMT) in Brunswick and Portland Stage (PS) in Portland, Maine announce a second partnership and artistic collaboration that will continue to broaden the connection between the two communities and deepen the program offerings for both theatres' audiences. (more...)

Green Day's AMERICAN IDIOT to Rock TUTS This SeptemberGreen Day's AMERICAN IDIOT to Rock TUTS This September
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2017

Theatre Under The Stars' (TUTS) Humphreys School of Musical Theatre (HSMT) presents the talented, young cast of AMERICAN IDIOT, which runs September 15-16 in Zilkha Hall at the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

Garry Marshall Theatre Announcs 2017-2018 Inaugural SeasonGarry Marshall Theatre Announcs 2017-2018 Inaugural Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

Artistic Directors Joseph Leo Bwarie and Dimitri Toscas have set the 2017-2018 Inaugural Season at the newly established nonprofit Garry Marshall Theatre in Burbank. (more...)

PETER AND THE STARCATCHER to Take Flight at The Allenberry PlayhousePETER AND THE STARCATCHER to Take Flight at The Allenberry Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2017

'When I was a boy, I wished I could fly.' With these words, Peter and the Starcatcher, a grownup's prequel to Peter Pan, sets sail on a magical voyage to answer the century old-question: How did a boy named Peter become the boy who wouldn't grow up? (more...)

Carnegie Theatre Series to Open with THE FULL MONTY This AugustCarnegie Theatre Series to Open with THE FULL MONTY This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2017

The Carnegie is preparing to 'bare it all' with the 2017-18 Theatre Series opener, THE FULL MONTY, running weekends, August 12-27, 2017. (more...)

Pantochino Teen Theatre Brings URINETOWN: THE MUSICAL To MilfordPantochino Teen Theatre Brings URINETOWN: THE MUSICAL To Milford
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

Pantochino Teen Theatre will present the hilarious musical satire, "Urinetown, The Musical" by Mark Hollmann and Greg Kotis for three performances, August 11-13 at the Milford Center for the Arts on Railroad Avenue in Downtown Milford. The show features thirty-two local young actors from 12 to 17 years old in a production sponsored by The Frederick A. DeLuca Foundation. (more...)

Final Casting Announced for THE TOXIC AVENGER THE MUSICALFinal Casting Announced for THE TOXIC AVENGER THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

Final casting is announced today for the transfer to the Arts Theatre of the acclaimed rock musical, The Toxic Avenger The Musical. (more...)

THE PRODUCERS at Priscilla Beach Theatre in AugustTHE PRODUCERS at Priscilla Beach Theatre in August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2017

Priscilla Beach Theatre (PBT) is pleased to present the musical comedy The Producers, August 3-19, on its historic barn stage. Mel Brook's The Producers is a laugh-out-loud, zany musical featuring a scheming producer and his mousy accountant. (more...)

The Hendersonville Performing Arts Company to Present PETER PAN JR.The Hendersonville Performing Arts Company to Present PETER PAN JR.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2017

The Hendersonville Performing Arts Company presents their Summer Enrichment Program production of Peter Pan Jr. Friday, July 14th and Saturday, July 15th at 7:00 p.m. and on Sunday, July 16th at 2:00 p.m. at the Hendersonville Performing Arts Company located in the City Square Shopping Center, 260 West Main St., Suite 204 in Hendersonville. (more...)

Jeff Calhoun, Christopher Gattelli and More to Work with Educators for 2017 Freddie G FellowshipJeff Calhoun, Christopher Gattelli and More to Work with Educators for 2017 Freddie G Fellowship
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2017

Eight outstanding educators from schools and performing arts centers around the U.S., and (for the first year Australia), will work one-on-one with Broadway greats at the 8th Annual FREDDIE G FELLOWSHIP July 12th - 15th.  (more...)

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