- Kansas City
- Santa Barbara
- South Bend
- Thousand Oaks
Help Us Celebrate the Holidays and Give Back to Our Community by Entering Our 12 Days of Christmas Contest! Starting TODAY, we’re giving away some great prizes to those of you generous enough to donate to Feeding America!
Do you know someone who deserves an amazing GIFT? Help us give back to OUR community by donating to FEEDING AMERICA, the leading hunger relief organization in the country, & be entered to win daily prizes plus the GRAND PRIZE for that special person in your life!
About FEEDING AMERICA
Their nationwide network of over 200 food banks provides food and groceries to 33,500 food pantries, 4,500 soup kitchens and 3,600 emergency shelters. This extensive network helps feed 37 million Americans each year — delivering over 3 billion pounds of food. Every dollar you give to our virtual food drive helps provide EIGHT meals to people served by the Feeding America network. That means if we reach our $500 goal, we’ll earn 4,000 meals!
Follow the Link to Your City’s Facebook Page to Enter the Contest & Donate!
Two great Broadway shows– one a new musical, the other an American classic– made a recent trip to New York unforgettable. In between meetings with agents to line up Theater League’s 2014-15 seasons, it was a great way to spend two special evenings.
BIG FISH brings Tim Burton’s movie fantasy to the Broadway stage under the watchful eye and expert guidance of another great director– this time Tony Award winner Susan Stroman. This touching tale of a father’s redemption in the eyes of the son he too often left behind bursts with the creative juice that Stroman brought to great musicals like THE PRODUCERS and the revival of CRAZY FOR YOU that made her top drawer reputation.
I liked Andrew Lippa’s score (you’ll hear more from him in our upcoming presentations of THE ADDAMS FAMILY). And Norbert Leo Butz, so great in CATCH ME IF YOU CAN, DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS and everything else he does, scores another direct hit as Edward Bloom, the eponymous character who drives this great new Broadway show. That some of that big movie’s stories and emotional wallop don’t make the transition to this stage musical is a petty complaint.
It’s hard to follow a big musical like BIG FISH, but John Tiffany- director of the Tony Award winning Best Musical ONCE that’s just starting its national tour– does that and more with his brilliant revival of Tennessee Williams’ classic THE GLASS MENAGERIE. Broadway star Cherry Jones (best known as President Taylor on the TV series “24″) makes the role of faded Mississippi belle Amanda her own (not surprisingly, she’s a Southern gal herself). Zach Quinto (Spock in the recent “Star Trek” revivals) brings a beautiful melancholy to Tom, the stand-in for Mr. Williams.
But I think my favorite scene in this luminous production was the achingly painful exchange between Celia Kennan-Bolger as Laura and Brian J. Smith as her Gentleman Caller. I’ve seen a few productions of MENAGERIE, but I don’t remember ever being so pulled into this touching pas de deux. That’s the great thing about live theater– though you may know the characters and even how the play’s going to turn out, it can still take your breath take away.
- Mark Edelman, Theater League President
Go Behind-the-Scenes of the Tony Award-winning Play by Watching These Videos!
The Puppet Factory
The Story of War Horse
MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET is excited to be in Wichita for 3 performances ONLY! Visit the Wichita MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET page for more information.
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 9
AT KANSAS CITY’S MUSIC HALL
October 8, 2013 - A day-of-performance lottery for a limited number of orchestra seats will be held for WICKED, which is returning to Kansas City with performances from October 9-27.
Two and one-half hours prior to each performance, people who present themselves at the Music Hall box office, 301 W. 13th St. in Downtown Kansas City, will have their names placed in a lottery drum; thirty minutes later, names will be drawn for a limited number of orchestra seats at $25 each, cash only. This lottery is available only in-person at the box office, with a limit of two tickets per person. Lottery participants must have a valid photo ID when submitting their entry form and, if chosen, when purchasing tickets.
WICKED begins performances at the Music Hall on October 9. The performance schedule is as follows:
Wednesday, Oct 9 7:30 pm Thursday, Oct 10 2:00 pm & 7:30 pm Friday, Oct 11 7:30 pm Saturday,Oct 12 2:00 pm & 7:30 pm Sunday, Oct 13 1:00 pm & 6:30 pm Tuesday, Oct 15 7:30 pm Wednesday, Oct 16 7:30 pm Thursday, Oct 17 7:30 pm Friday, Oct 18 7:30 pm Saturday, Oct 19 2:00 pm & 7:30 pm Sunday, Oct 20 1:00 pm & 6:30 pm Tuesday, Oct 22 7:30 pm Wednesday, Oct 23 7:30 pm Thursday, Oct 24 7:30 pm Friday, Oct 25 7:30 pm Saturday, Oct 26 2:00 pm & 7:30 pm Sunday, Oct 27 1:00 pm & 6:30 pm
Great seats for WICKED, starting at $30, are still available.
For best availability, check the Tuesday-October 22, Wednesday-October 23 and Sunday Evening-October 27 performances. Group tickets (+15) can be purchased by calling 1.866.314.7687.
Please note: Theater League, the Music Hall Box Office and all Ticketmaster outlets are the only official sources for tickets to WICKED . If you purchase tickets through another source you may pay over-inflated prices and your tickets will not be guaranteed.
Theater Review: Providence Performing Arts Center’s Presentation of ONCE National Broadway Tour will steal your heart
BY CHANNING GRAY / Journal Arts Writer
PROVIDENCE – -There are some blockbuster shows opening at the Providence Performing Arts Center this fall. But the big winner might just be “Once,” the intimate, unassuming little musical that’s guaranteed to steal your heart.
The show, based on an indie film by the same name, has been the darling of Broadway, snapping up eight Tony Awards last year, including Best Musical. Now, it’s on the road, opening its national tour here this week. And it’s just as poignant, just as bittersweet as the New York run. (more…)
PERFORMANCES BEGIN WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 14
AT THE STRANAHAN THEATER
August 12, 2013 — A day-of-performance lottery for a limited number of orchestra seats will be held for WICKED, which is returning to the Stranahan Theater with performances from August 14 – September 1. Two and one-half hours prior to each performance, people who present themselves at the Stranahan Theater box office will have their names placed in a lottery drum; thirty minutes later, names will be drawn for a limited number of orchestra seats at $25 each, cash only. This lottery is available only in-person at the box office, with a limit of two tickets per person. Lottery participants must have a valid photo ID when submitting their entry form and, if chosen, when purchasing tickets.
BEST SEATS, BEST PRICES, BEST OF BROADWAY
THEATER LEAGUE ANNOUNCES
2013-2014 BROADWAY SERIES AT THE THOUSAND OAKS CIVIC ARTS PLAZA
July 19, 2013 — This fall, Theater League opens another unforgettable season of shows with the 2013-2014 at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza. The series will include Tony®-nominated MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, the new revival of WEST SIDE STORY, the new musical THE ADDAMS FAMILY and everyone’s favorite new classic Mamma Mia! Individual tickets start at $34 and are on sale July 28. Tickets can be purchased at the box of office, online at theaterleague.com, ticketmaster.com or by calling 800-745-3000. (more…)
BEST SEATS, BEST PRICES, BEST OF BROADWAY
BROADWAY THEATRE LEAGUE ANNOUNCES
THE 2013-2014 BROADWAY AT THE MORRIS PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
July 19, 2013 — This fall, Broadway Theatre League opens another unforgettable season of shows with the Broadway in South Bend Series Live! at The Morris Performing Arts Center. The series will include Tony® Award-winning JERSEY BOYS, Tony-nominated Broadway hits MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET and BRING IT ON: THE MUSICAL, and the new revival of WEST SIDE STORY. Special engagements of AMERICAN IDIOT and STOMP will round out this amazing season of Broadway. Individual tickets start at $33. Tickets for MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, BRING IT ON: THE MUSICAL, WEST SIDE STORY, AMERICAN IDIOT and STOMP will be on sale Monday, July 29 at 10 a.m. Tickets for JERSEY BOYS will go on sale on Sunday, August 4 at 10 am at online and phone and at all outlets. On Monday, August 5 at 10 am, tickets will also be on sale at the box office. On the on sale dates, all shows can be purchased online at morriscenter.org or by calling The Morris box office at 574.235.9190.