Subscription sales and renewals start in April of each season. Traditional season passes are available as well as flexible pass options. Subscription pricing starts at $60 per person for a mini-flexi pass (three shows) up to $100 for a traditional subscription or a five-show flex-pass. At this time, subscriptions are not available online, only by mail, phone, or stopping in to the theatre.
By Robert Harling
September 13 – 25, 2016
Our 50th year celebration continues with a revival of one of New Stage Theatre’s best-selling comedies. Honey. It’s the 1980s. In Louisiana. At Truvy’s beauty shop the motto is: “There is no such thing as natural beauty.” The women are all sass and brass. Gossip, revelations, and witty Southern banter flow like refreshing sweet tea on a hot summer day. Through clouds of hairspray and over the buzz of blow dryers, six Southern spitfires gather each week to gossip and support each other through thick and thin. But those bonds are about to be tested when the ladies face a life-changing event. Infused with heart and humor, Steel Magnolias is a hilarious story of love, loss, and enduring friendship.
By Thorton Wilder
October 25 – November 6, 2016
The theatre’s 50th year observance will culminate with a special production of Thorton Wilder’s American Classic, Our Town. Endeavoring to capture what ‘our town’ is today, reflecting our city, our country and our lives, this rendition of the Pulitzer Prize winning drama will incorporate innovative casting to be presented in a manner that mirrors the diversity in America today. Our Town transports us to Grover’s Corners, a place of secret wishes and disappointments, loves and losses, where the people we encounter are shockingly like the ones in our own lives. This is a story that focuses on a village but encompasses the eternal, finding the world in a grain of sand.
BEST OF ENEMIES
By Mark St. Germain
February 28 – March 12, 2017
Civil Rights Drama
Based on the bestselling book by Osha Gray Davidson, Best of Enemies is a true story about the relationship between C.P. Ellis, a Grand Cyclops of the KKK, and Ann Atwater, an African-American civil rights activist, during the desegregation of the Durham, North Carolina schools in 1971. Is it possible for sworn enemies to find common ground in solving the world’s problems? Best of Enemies exposes the poison of prejudice in the hearts of Atwater and Ellis but also demonstrates what’s possible when we recognize the humanity in each other, forgive the past, and work together to change the future. “We’re either going to tear this town apart or do some real mending.”
VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE
By Christopher Durang
April 18 – 30, 2017
With Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, winner of the 2013 Tony Award for Best Play, comic genius Christopher Durang creates a wildly funny farce about a self-absorbed movie star—with her twenty-something boy-toy in tow—who returns to the family farmhouse to visit her brother and sister. Their arrival quickly turn a genial reunion into a hilarious free-for-all. This madcap masterpiece serves up family drama with comic savagery and poses the question: if you could choose your family, would you necessarily choose your family?
THE MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET
By Colin Escott
May 30-June 11, 2017
Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins came together for the first and only time for a famed recording session on December 4, 1956. These four young musicians gathered at Sun Records in Memphis for what would be one of the greatest jam sessions ever. Million Dollar Quartet brings that legendary night to life featuring a score of rock hits including “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Fever,” “That’s All Right,” “Sixteen Tons,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “Walk the Line,” “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On,” “Who Do You Love?,” “Matchbox,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” “Hound Dog,” and more. Don’t miss your chance to be a fly on the wall of fame…at Million Dollar Quartet!