The Little Theatre of Winston-Salem announces its 84th season
The Little Theatre of Winston-Salem is pleased to announce its 84th Season of live theatre productions. Between September 2018 and June 2019, the theatre company will offer a wide array of plays and musicals, taking audiences on a thrilling ride through time and space, journeying from the 16th to the 21st centuries, and landing in locations as diverse as Great Britain, Transylvania, Spain and Texas. Along the way, heroes and heroines will stand up against adversity and charge ahead, making great things happen. Accordingly, the season is themed “Seize the Day!”
After 60 years as the resident theatre company at the Arts Council Theatre on Coliseum Drive, this will be The Little Theatre’s first season performing entirely in other venues. Four of the productions will be produced at the McChesney Scott Dunn Auditorium at the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, and two will be performed at the Hanesbrands Theatre in downtown Winston-Salem, where they already perform each season.
The 84th Season will begin with Calendar Girls by Tim Firth, a heartwarming comedy based on the true story of a group of women who convinced themselves to pose au natural for a calendar fundraiser benefitting the Leukemia Research Fund (Sept. 21-23 & 27-30, 2018; SECCA). In November, The Little Theatre will present the monstrously funny Mel Brooks musical, Young Frankenstein, with book by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan, and music and lyrics by Mel Brooks (Nov. 2-4 & 8-11, 2018; SECCA).
The theatre company will be producing a Christmas play in December and plans to reveal the title early this summer. “We have exciting news to share about our new holiday tradition this year,” commented Executive Director Lane Fields. “We promise it’s a Christmas classic you’ll want to share with your whole family.” (Dec. 7-9, 13-16 & 20-22, 2018; SECCA).
In 2019, the season will continue with Shakespeare in Love by Tom Stoppard, Marc Norman and Lee Hill. In this funny and poignant play, a young Will Shakespeare faces writer’s block until he meets a young noblewoman, who inspires him to write the greatest love story of all time (March 8-10 & 14-17, 2019; SECCA). Next, The Little Theatre will present one of the most enduring works in musical theatre history, Man of La Mancha, with book by Dale Wasserman, music by Mitch Leigh, and lyrics by Joe Darion, and inspired by Miguel de Cervantes’ 17th century masterpiece, Don Quixote (May 3-5 & 9-12, 2019; Hanesbrands Theatre). The season will conclude with a fast-paced, country western musical comedy, Das Barbecü, by Scott Warrender and Jim Luigs (June 21-23 & 27-30, 2019).
Season memberships are $125 and include six flexible admission tickets, good for any of the shows the theatre offers during the 2018-19 season, along with additional benefits, such as discounted single tickets, early reservations and discounts on acting classes.
Those purchasing a season membership by August 1, 2018, will receive an additional $10 off. Single tickets, which will not be offered until August 15, will be $24, including taxes and facility fees.