THE LITTLE THEATRE OF WINSTON-SALEM ANNOUNCES ITS 85TH SEASON
The Little Theatre of Winston-Salem is pleased to announce its 85th Season of live theatre productions. Between September 2019 and June 2020, the company will offer a theatrical feast of “Magic, Mischief & Mayhem,” as it produces eight plays and musicals that range from well-loved classics to straight off of Broadway mega hits.
Four of The Little Theatre’s productions will be performed at Reynolds Place, a new theatre space in the Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts, which is slated for completion at the beginning of July. The Hanesbrands Theatre, Mountcastle Forum Theatre, and SECCA’s Dunn Auditorium will be used for the other productions.
The Little Theatre’s 85th Season will begin with the new international sensation, Matilda: The Musical. Based on the children’s novel by Roald Dahl and brought to the stage by Dennis Kelly and Tim Minchin, this Tony and Olivier Award winning show features a precocious little girl who uses equal parts courage and cleverness to save the day for her mistreated classmates and herself (September 20-22, 26-29 & October 3-6, 2019; Reynolds Place).
In October, the company will present a thriller that’s been known to keep audiences on the edge of their seats, Wait Until Dark by Frederick Knott (October 18-20 & 24-27, 2019; Reynolds Place). For the holidays, An Old Salem Christmas Carol, Stephen P. Scott’s adaptation of Charles Dickens’ novel, will return to The Little Theatre’s line-up for its second annual production (December 6-8, 11-15 & 18-22, 2019; SECCA).
The season will continue in 2020 with another new Tony Award winning hit, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder, by Robert L. Freedman and Steve Lutvak. This fresh and funny musical follows a distant heir to a family fortune who eliminates relatives in order to speed up the line of succession. One actor playing all of the targeted relatives adds to the hilarity (February 7-9 & 12-16, 2020; Reynolds Place). In April, the fun continues with a classic that many consider to be the perfect musical comedy, Guys and Dolls, by Abe Burrows, Jo Swerling and Frank Loesser (April 17-19, 23-26 & 30-May 3, 2020; Hanesbrands Theatre). An uproarious British farce, Out of Order by Ray Cooney, concludes the season (June 12-14 & 18-21, 2020; Reynolds Place).
In addition to its 2019-20 mainstage line-up, The Little Theatre will introduce its new “Spotlight Series”: compelling and thought-provoking productions that explore exciting content for audiences looking for something different. The first production will be Science Fiction Double Feature: The Plays of Ray Bradbury, which will include two one-act plays: Kaleidoscope and The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit (January 17-26, 2020; Mountcastle Forum Theatre). The second offering will be The Normal Heart by Larry Kramer, an explosive drama set in the early days of the AIDS crisis (March 20-22, 2020; Hanesbrands Theatre).
The Little Theatre is offering two membership packages for its 85th Season. A Full Season Membership offers one ticket to each of the eight productions and is priced at $150, with an “early bird special” of $135 for those who purchase prior to August 1. A Flex Pass 6 offers six fully flexible tickets, good for any of the shows in the 2019-20 season and priced at $125. Both the Full Season Membership and the Flex Pass 6 include additional benefits, such as discounted single tickets, the ability to reserve seats before the general public, and discounts on acting classes or summer camps. Single tickets, which will be $24 for adults and $22 for students & seniors for mainstage productions and $15 per person for Spotlight Series offerings, will go on sale August 15.
For further information, please visit www.LTofWS.org or call (336) 725-4001.