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HERE IS THE LINE-UP:
A series of Broadway musicals, comedies & dramas in our 432-seat MainStage theatre
SEPT 20 – OCT 6, 2019
BY GARSON KANIN
Born Yesterday premiered on Broadway in 1946 and was a big screen hit in 1950. 70 years later this hilarious story – about a millionaire and his trophy girlfriend’s designs on Washington, D.C.- is more relevant than ever!
OCT 25 – DEC 1, 2019 (TBA JUNE 1!)
A Blockbuster Musical. (Area Premiere!)
Have the time of your life and take a chance on this show! We can’t release the title until June 1, but how can we resist this musical by a super Swedish pop group? Be the first in line to get tickets to this hit!
JAN 10 – FEB 2, 2020
Menopause The Musical (The Hilarious Celebration of Women and The Change)
LYRICS AND BOOK BY JEANIE LINDERS (MUSIC BY VARIOUS)
Four women at a lingerie sale have nothing in common but a black lace bra AND memory loss, hot flashes, night sweats, sexual hangups, and more! This musical parody set to classic tunes from the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s will have you dancing in the aisles!
FEB 21 – MAR 22, 2020
Guys and Dolls
BOOK BY ABE BURROWS AND JO SWERLING, MUSIC AND LYRICS BY FRANK LOESSER
BASED ON THE IDYLL OF SARAH BROWN AND CHARACTERS BY DAMON RUNYON
Hailed as the perfect musical comedy, this award-winning, boat-rocking classic gambles with luck and love under the bright lights of Broadway.
APR 17 – MAY 3, 2020
BOOK BY FRED EBB AND BOB FOSSE
MUSIC BY JOHN KANDER
LYRICS BY FRED EBB
Based on the play by Maurine Dallas Watkins
Script adaptation by David Thompson
The longest-running American Musical in Broadway history finally comes to Venice! CHICAGO has everything that makes Broadway musicals great: a universal tale of fame, fortune and all that jazz; one show-stopping song after another; and the sexiest, most astonishing Bob Fosse-inspired dancing you’ll ever see. CHICAGO has been honored with 6 Tony Awards, 2 Olivier Awards, a Grammy® and thousands of standing ovations all around the world.
Cutting-edge productions and quirky musicals in our intimate 90-seat Pinkerton Theatre
SEPT 27 – OCT 20, 2019
The Bikinis – A New Musical Beach Party
CREATED & WRITTEN BY RAY RODERICK & JAMES HINDMAN
MUSICAL ARRANGEMENTS AND ADDITIONAL MUSIC BY JOE BAKER
ADDITIONAL LYRICS BY RAY RODERICK
The Bikinis are bringing back the sun, fun and all the hits they sang down the Jersey Shore in ‘64. Catch up with four inseparable friends 20 years later as they relive their heyday and beyond with a nonstop celebration of songs like “Yellow Polka Dot Bikini,” “Heat Wave,” “It’s Raining Men,” “I Will Survive,” and more!
NOV 1 – 17, 2019
BY DAVID LINDSAY-ABAIRE
Margie Walsh is a single mom barely hanging on in Boston’s Southie neighborhood. Will an old boyfriend be her ticket out, or will he reject her and his own humble roots? Frances McDormand won the Tony for her 2011 performance which Variety called, “uncanny” and “astonishing.”
NOV 29 – DEC 22, 2019
Assisted Living the Musical®: THE HOME for the Holidays
MUSIC, LYRICS & BOOK BY RICK COMPTON AND BETSY BENNETT
The comedy team of Compton and Bennett are off their walkers again in this hysterical sequel to the runaway hit about the nursing home and beyond. Christmas, Hanukkah, and retirement will never be the same.
JAN 10 – 26, 2020
Gulf View Drive
BY ARLENE HUTTON
The final play in Arlene Hutton’s “Nibroc Trilogy.” In 1953, Raleigh and May continue their journey with a cross-country move to Siesta Key, FL. Not long after arriving, their dream house shrinks as relatives descend, further testing the couple’s love as they make difficult decisions in a changing world.
FEB 7 – MAR 8, 2020
Yard Sale: A Musical About Junk
BY MOLLY BASS AND JEFF HARTMAN
One person’s junk is another one’s treasure! This original musical comedy about a break up, a yard sale and … a mermaid (?) caught our attention when it won awards at a recent national festival. Trust us, this show is as funny as its title!
MAR 27 – APR 19, 2020
BY WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
Danish prince Hamlet discovers that his uncle Claudius murdered his father and took the throne; Hamlet’s mother has married the usurper. This action-packed interpretation of Shakespeare’s tragedy will have you on the edge of your seat.
MAY 1 – 17, 2020
BY DAVID HARROWER
Una and Ray had a relationship 15 years ago and haven’t set eyes on each other since. She’s found him again and is seeking answers about the past. Guilt, rage, and raw emotions run high in what The Telegraph calls, “an extraordinary, no-holds-barred drama.”
*Includes adult language/themes. Audience discretion advised.
Theatre FOR and BY all ages
JUL 12 – 14, 2019
Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka JR.
ADAPTED FOR THE STAGE BY LESLIE BRICUSSE AND TIMOTHY ALLEN MCDONALD
LYRICS AND MUSIC BY LESLIE BRICUSSE AND ANTHONY NEWLEY
BASED ON THE BOOK, “CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY” BY ROALD DAHL.
This timeless story of the world-famous candy man and his quest to find an heir is a golden ticket to adventure!
JUL 26 – AUG 11, 2019
MUSIC BY MARK HOLLMANN
LYRICS BY MARK HOLLMANN AND GREG KOTIS
BOOK BY GREG KOTIS
A side splitting sendup of greed, love, revolution (and musicals!), in a time when water is worth its weight in gold. We can’t wait for our SummerStock performers to tackle this Tony Award winning satire. (Recommended for middle school and up.)
SEP 6 – 15, 2019
The Jungle Book
BASED ON STORIES BY RUDYARD KIPLING
First published in 1894, the adventures of Mowgli and the exotic animals of the Indian forest remain timeless. Countless adaptations for film and stage prove that the themes of law, freedom, obedience, and bravery never lose their power.
DEC 13 – 21, 2019
A Christmas Carol
ORIGINAL BOOK AND LYRICS BY SCOTT KEYS, ORIGINAL MUSIC BY E. SUZAN OTT
ADDITIONAL MUSIC BY SCOTT KEYS, JASON BRENNER & ELI SCHILDKRAUT
ADAPTED FROM THE ORIGINAL STORY BY CHARLES DICKENS
A magical Venice Theatre tradition celebrating its 20th year! Our original musical adaptation of Dickens’ classic story follows Ebenezer Scrooge (played by Brad Wages) as he reflects on his past, present, and possible future.
MAY 15 – 24, 2020
Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical
BOOK BY DENNIS KELLY, MUSIC AND LYRICS BY TIM MINCHIN
BASED ON THE BOOK, MATILDA BY ROALD DAHL
Matilda is an extraordinary girl with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind. But her talents are constantly belittled by her cruel parents and headmistress. Dreaming of a better life, she stands up against those who would oppress her, taking her destiny into her own hands.
- Golden Ticket – $357
- MainStage Full – $135
- MainStage Winter – $112
Priority seating for every MainStage, Stage 2, and Generations show. Additional discounts on concerts, special events and drinks.
One ticket to each of our five MainStage shows.
One ticket to the four shows in the height of season: TBA, Menopause, Guys and Dolls, and To Kill a Mockingbird
- Xtreme Pass – $182
- Stage 2 Pass – $108
- Generations Pass – Adult $54, Youth $30
Choose seven shows from MainStage, Stage 2, and Generations.
Choose four shows from our Stage 2 Series.
Choose three of the five productions in our family-friendly Generations Series.