The 2016-17 Season at The Playhouse San Antonio / by Dan Baumer

We're pleased and excited to present the 2016-17 Season of The Playhouse San Antonio.

We've made alterations to the previously announced schedule but we'll be continuing a few traditions from the past. For each of the shows in the Russell Hill Rogers Theater, we’ll have a #FoodTruckFriday on the second Friday of every run of a show in the RHR theater and we'll have an ASL Night in which we host an ASL interpreter to help us share the beauty of live theater with the San Antonio deaf community.  

We've changed the dates of three of the productions in the Cellar Theater to better the patron experience. By removing conflicting dates with the musicals upstairs in the Russell Hill Rogers Theater, upcoming season purchasing options will be more flexible and there will no longer be sound distractions overheard from the big musical numbers taking place above. Furthermore, this will allow our production staff and front of house team to better focus on the goals needed per production, further improving the patrons' experience.

We will be replacing ‘Nine’ with 'Urinetown: The Musical', a fun show that has been performed in our area before. It is a show that is extremely entertaining and lighthearted. If you're a fan of musical theater, you'll love this one as it's a high-energy parody of many Broadway hits. 

Additionally, we will be replacing ‘A Christmas Carol’ with 'All is Calm'.  We are pleased and honored to be able to present the story of the Christmas Eve truce of 1914.  It is a stunningly beautiful piece of theater that honors the efforts of the soldiers that fought for their country and, in the face of humanity's darkest days, found a way to capture the essence of the peace and love for mankind. For this powerful show, we're proud and honored to be partnering with The Marcsmen, San Antonio’s premier men’s a cappella group. Though this show is a collaboration with the Marcsmen, we will be holding auditions for all roles.

We look forward to seeing you at these performances.  In the coming weeks, you'll see a few more of the fun and exciting changes happening with our web and social media presence.

 

Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice
Book by Linda Woolverton

Musical - RHR Theater
Sep 30 - Oct 30


Sponsored by Total Mobility Services, Inc

Disney’s beloved classic grandly opens our 2016-2017 season. Watch as Belle turns the heart of a cruel and selfish beast of a prince, capturing his enchanted household with her kindness and returning them to their human form through her love.

 

By Peter Rothstein
Musical Arrangements by Erick Lichte and Timothy C. Takach

Musical - RHR Theater
Dec 2 - 18

Sponsored by Valero

In 1914, at the Western Front, out of the violence comes a silence, then a song. A German soldier steps into No Man's Land singing “Stille Nacht.” Thus begins an extraordinary night of camaraderie, music, and peace. A remarkable true experience told in the words and songs of the men who lived it. The Playhouse San Antonio is proud to present the Texas premiere of this beautiful piece of theater that highlights and honors the men and women that have served their nation.

 

By Sam Shepard

Drama - Cellar Theater
Jan 13 - Feb 5

The lines of love and scandal blur in this passionate story of on-again-off-again lovers helplessly branded to one another and hopelessly repeating their destructive past. When May’s attempt at a new life is interrupted by the return of Eddie, her innocent date, Martin, is caught in the fallout, and sparks fly.

 

Book and Lyrics by Marsha Norman
Music by Lucy Simon
Based on the novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett

Musical - RHR Theater
Feb 11 - Mar 12

Sponsored by Valero

When the sour young Mary is orphaned and sent to live with her tormented Uncle, she is surprised to find what a little kindness and a bit of earth can do to transform not only her own heart but the haunted lives of all those at Misselthwaite Manor.

 

By Ayad Akhtar

Drama - Cellar Theater
Mar 17 - Apr 9

Nothing is off the table in this fast-paced high-tension socio-political drama as race, religion, law, and art collide. Truths are revealed, tempers erupt, and lives are poised to shatter as everyone gets caught up in the conversation.

 

Music by  Mark Hollmann
Lyrics by  Mark Hollmann and Greg Kotis
Book by  Greg Kotis

Musical - RHR Theater
May 5 - 28

Sponsored by Total Mobility Services, Inc

If you liked Evita, Big River, Les Miserables and West Side Story, then you're going to love Urinetown. It’s all those and more rolled into one. Don't get fooled by the title, this musical parody is pure fun!

A hilarious tale of greed, corruption, love, and revolution in a time when water is worth its weight in gold. A terrible water shortage, caused by a 20-year drought, has led to a government-enforced ban on private toilets. The citizens must use public amenities, regulated by a single, malevolent company. Amid the people, a hero decides he's had enough and plans a revolution to lead them all to freedom!

 

By Beth Henley

Drama - Cellar Theater
Jun 2 - Jun 25

Passion is served cold-blooded when Babe Botrelle shoots her husband in the gut. But what secret is keeping her from cooperating for trial? Babe’s sisters, a sassy cousin, and a fresh-faced lawyer dig up more than just clues to the case as the bonds of sisterhood and family are tried in this comically tragic piece.

 

Book by Mark O'Donnell and Thomas Meehan
Music by Marc Shaiman
Lyrics by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman

Musical - RHR Theater
Jul 7 - Aug 6

Sponsored by Wood Vision Source

 

You can’t stop the beat when Tracy Turnblad shakes up her hometown of Baltimore in this fabulous 60s musical! Tracy’s innocent desire to dance on The Corny Collins Show catches her in a whirlwind of fame as she challenges the social prejudices of race and beauty.

 

For tickets and more information regarding any of these productions, call The Playhouse Box Office at 210.733.7258 or visit the website at www.theplayhousesa.org. Seating for patrons with mobility issues and their companions is available.