The 2017-18 Playhouse Season / by Dan Baumer

The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
Book by Peter Parnell

From the first moment that the bells of the cathedral start to ring, this sweeping score and classic tale will captivate you. Relive Victor Hugo’s touching story of love and acceptance recreated by an Academy Award-winning team.

Tickets will be available for Renaissance Society members on Aug 8 and for the general public on Aug 15.

 

Constellations

By Nick Payne

A romantic journey that begins with a simple encounter between a man and a woman becomes an exploration of parallel universes. This sophisticated play will have you contemplating what truly binds two people together as well as the differences between choice and destiny.

Single tickets will be available to Renaissance Society members on Sep 19, 2017 and to the general public on Sep 26, 2017.

 

All is Calm:
The Christmas Truce of 1914

By Peter Rothstein
Musical Arrangements by Erick Lichte & Timothy C. Takach
Presented in collaboration with The Marcsmen

Out of the violence comes a silence, then a song. 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. 

Single tickets will be available to Renaissance Society members on Oct 24, 2017 and to the general public on Oct 31, 2017.

 

A Bright New Boise

By Samuel D. Hunter

In the bleak, corporate break room of a big box store in Idaho, someone is summoning The Rapture. This is the site where the thorny issues of faith, forgiveness, and second chances are put on the table. These lost souls of the Hobby Lobby confront an unyielding world through the beige-tinted impossibility of modern faith.

* Contains adult themes and content

Single tickets will be available to Renaissance Society members on Nov 21 and to the general public on Nov 28.

 

Little Women

Music by Jason Howland
Lyrics by Mindi Dickstein
Book by Allan Knee
Based on the novel by Louisa May Alcott

This timeless, captivating story is brought to life in this glorious musical filled with personal discovery, heartache, hope and everlasting love. A complete theatrical experience, this production guarantees a night filled with laughter, tears and a lifting of the spirit.

Single tickets will be available to Renaissance Society members on Dec 19, 2017 and to the general public on Dec 26, 2017.

 

Wit

By Margaret Edson

Winner of the 1999 Pulitzer Prize for Drama: When Vivian Bearing, a renowned professor of English, is diagnosed with terminal ovarian cancer she reassesses her life and her work with a profundity and humor that are transformative both for her and the audience. * Contains adult themes and content

Single tickets will be available to Renaissance Society members on Jan 16, 2018 and to the general public on Jan 23, 2018.

 

IF/THEN

Music by Tom Kitt
Book and Lyrics by Brian Yorkey

When her carefully designed plans collide at the intersection of chance and choice, Elizabeth’s life splits into two parallel paths. As we follow both stories simultaneously, the possibilities of tomorrow paint a deeply moving portrait of the lives that we lead, as well as the lives that we might have led.

Single tickets will be available to Renaissance Society members on Feb 6, 2018 and to the general public on Feb 13, 2018.

 

Hand to God

By Robert Askins

This ridiculously raunchy, irreverent, and funny show is bound to leave you sore from laughing. When Jason’s puppet takes on a shocking personality all its own, we begin to contemplate the startlingly fragile nature of faith, morality, and the ties that bind us. 

* Contains adult themes and content

Single tickets will be available to Renaissance Society members on Mar 6, 2018 and to the general public on Mar 13, 2018.

 

The Bridges of Madison County

Music and Lyrics by Jason Robert Brown
Book by Marsha Norman
Based on the novel by Robert James Waller.

Based on the best-selling novel, this show captures the lyrical expanse of America's heartland. Winner of the 2014 Tony Award for Best Score and Orchestrations, this sweeping romance about the roads we travel, the doors we open, and the bridges we dare to cross will leave audiences breathless.
 

Single tickets will be available to Renaissance Society members on April 3, 2018 and to the general public on April 10, 2018.

 

Assassins

Book by John Weidman
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Based on an idea by Charles Gilbert, Jr.

This controversial musical boldly transcends time as the assassins justify their actions with wit, humor, and a sense of understanding. Everybody’s right to the American Dream juxtaposed with dark motives will alter your perception of history and the conspiracies that formed our great nation.

* Contains adult themes and content

Single tickets will be available to Renaissance Society members on May 1, 2018 and to the general public on May 8, 2018.

 

Mamma Mia!

Music and Lyrics by Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson, and some songs with Stig Anderson
Book by Catherine Johnson

A mother, a daughter, and three possible dads contribute to a trip down the aisle you'll never forget! The story-telling magic of ABBA's timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter, and friendship, creating an unforgettable show. 

Single tickets will be available to Renaissance members on May 29, 2018 and to the general public on June 5, 2018.

 

Aye, No!

By Liz Coronado-Castillo
In Collaboration with Teatro Audaz

In a small border town, young Alicia comes home from college with a “friend” for her family to meet. The trouble begins when her loving grandma and well-intentioned yet nosey aunts assume that Alicia is bringing home a boyfriend or fiancé. Alicia, wanting her family’s acceptance and fearing ancient Mexican magic, turns to her three fairy-drag-queen friends for guidance.

Single tickets will be available to Renaissance members on Jul 3, 2018 and to the general public on Jul 10, 2018.