New Stage preps for ‘normal’
New Stage Theatre recently announced its 2022-2023 season of shows, called the “Back to Normal” season.
Artistic Director Francine Thomas Reynolds said New Stage is looking forward to inviting new audience members and welcoming back loyal subscribers to gather together and experience the magic of live theatre.
“2022-2023 returns New Stage to a full schedule of full productions,” Reynolds said. “Our 57th ‘Let’s Gather Together’ season is sparkling with uplifting music, family drama, madcap fun, and stories of forgiveness and understanding. It is my hope that New Stage’s Season 57 will encourage audiences to return to share in the power of theatre as it delights and uplifts.”
The new season opens in September with the comedy “CLUE.” It tells the story of a dark and stormy night, and you’ve been invited to a very unusual dinner party. Each of the guests has an alias, the butler offers a variety of weapons, and the host is dead. Oddballs known as Miss Scarlet, Professor Plum, Mrs. White, Mr. Green, Mrs. Peacock, and Colonel Mustard race to find the murderer before the body count stacks up. The show is based on the cult classic film and the popular board game and is a madcap comedy that will keep you guessing until the final twist.
Another show, coming in October, is “FENCES,” August Wilson’s Pulitzer Prize winning drama. The show is set in 1950s Pittsburgh and tells the story of Troy Maxson, a one-time star of the Negro baseball leagues who now works as a garbage man, holding court and expounding on life from the chair in his backyard. Due to his race, Troy was denied his shot at the big leagues, so when his son Cory wants his own chance to play ball, Troy’s bitterness and resentment could threaten to tear their relationship apart.
The Sound of Music comes to the stage during the holiday season as well and tells the story of a postulant who proves to be too high-spirited for the religious life and serves as governess for the seven children of a widowed naval Captain.
Season tickets include all five main stage shows. To subscribe, call 601-948-3533.
For more information about season pass tickets, pricing, and information about the upcoming shows, visit the New Stage Theatre website at www.newstagetheatre.com.