What a distinction a 12 months makes. Final spring, Venice Theatre was among the many many theaters domestically and across the nation that needed to hurriedly shut their doorways with out ending deliberate seasons because of the coronavirus pandemic. Now, nearly 12 months later, VT held an outside, socially distanced public announcement Monday night of its upcoming 2021-2022 season, shifting ahead with a full slate of productions beneath new security and well being pointers.
Producing govt director Murray Chase and common supervisor/director of variety Kristofer Geddie revealed the group theater’s 72nd season of reveals, with a bit of accompaniment from Michelle Kasanofsky and Kim Kollar on numbers from upcoming musicals. The 72nd season can be accessible for buy April 1.
Developing within the mainstage season within the Jervey Theatre:
John Cariani’s Nearly, Maine, set in a small city the place the residents discover themselves falling out and in of affection in some sudden methods. Operating Sept. 24 by way of Oct. 10.
The Nice American Trailer Park Musical. This comedy, set in Starke, Florida, and full of such occasions as a hysterical being pregnant and a damaged electrical chair, crammed homes in earlier runs in 2009, 2011 and 2013. It’s again, Oct. 29 by way of Nov. 28.
Ain’t Misbehavin’. This fashionable musical formed across the music of Fat Waller, a 1978 Tony winner, will get the joint jumpin’ Jan. 14 by way of Feb. 6.
Disney’s Magnificence and the Beast. One other fashionable present prior to now for VT, this Alan Menken-Howard Ashman-Tim Rice musical retells the traditional story of Belle and her enchanted Beast. Onstage Feb. 25 by way of March 27.
To Kill a Mockingbird. This adaptation of Harper Lee’s story of a small Alabama city, lawyer Atticus Finch and his daughter Scout returns to the VT stage April 15 by way of Could 1.
In the meantime, over within the smaller sized Pinkerton Theatre:
An Act of God, by former Every day Present author David Javerbaum, guarantees laughs in a satirical dialog with God, Aug. 27 by way of Sept. 5.
The Thriller of Irma Vep, dubbed “A Penny Dreadful,” is Charles Ludlam’s vaudeville-like spoof of Gothic melodramas and a quick-change marathon for 2 actors who play all of the roles. Operating Sept. 24 by way of Oct. 10.
Assisted Dwelling the Musical: The Dwelling for the Holidays. This sequel to the primary musical comedy by Rick Compton and Betsy Bennett, set in a nursing residence (sure, you learn that proper), entertains in a vacation method, Nov. 19 by way of Dec. 19.
Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill. One proficient singer-actress will bear the function of songstress Billie Vacation in Lanie Robertson’s have a look at one among her last performances, in a seedy bar in Philadelphia in 1959. Onstage Jan. 21 by way of Feb. 20.
The Final 5 Years. Jason Robert Brown’s touching musical hit traces the five-year lifetime of a contemporary New York marriage, March 4 by way of April 3.
Blackbird. A tense drama by David Harrower centered round Una and Ray, their relationship 15 years earlier and a dramatic confrontation within the current. Enjoying April 15 by way of Could 1.
Hamlet. Sure, at least Shakespeare’s masterpiece a few Danish prince closes out the Stage 2 season, Could 13-29, 2022.
VT additionally presents its “Generations” Collection providing theater for all ages, with productions of Younger Frankenstein (July 8-11 and 14-17), Attending to Know…As soon as Upon a Mattress (July 30 by way of Aug. 1), She Kills Monsters: Younger Adventurers Version (Oct. 22 by way of Nov. 7), A Christmas Carol (Dec. 10-20) and Bugsy Malone (Could 20-29).
To buy subscription packages, go to venicetheatre.org or name (941) 488-1115, ext. 235.