Steel Magnolias

Both a comedy and a drama, Steel Magnolias is about the bond among a group of Southern women in northwest Louisiana.

Box Office opens August 26th

Show Dates & Tickets:
Friday September 6 at 8PM
Saturday September 7 at 8PM
Sunday September 8 at 2PM
Thursday September 12 at 8PM
Friday September 13 at 8PM
Saturday September 14 at 2PM
Saturday September 14 at 8PM
Sunday September 15 at 2PM
Thursday September 19 at 8PM
Friday September 20 at 8PM
Saturday September 21 at 8PM

Music Theatre: The Sound of Music

Shenandoah Summer Music Theatre presents: The Sound of Music

When a postulant proves too high-spirited for the religious life, she is dispatched to serve as governess for the seven children of a widowed naval Captain. Her growing rapport with the youngsters, coupled with her generosity of spirit, gradually captures the heart of the stern Captain, and they marry. Upon returning from their honeymoon they discover that Austria has been invaded by the Nazis, who demand the Captain’s immediate service in their navy. The family’s narrow escape over the mountains to Switzerland on the eve of World War II provides one of the most thrilling and inspirational finales ever presented in the theatre.

Music by Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse

Theater for Kids: Honk, Jr.

Book & Lyrics by Anthony Drewe
Music by George Stiles

This enchanting adaptation of the beloved fable and award-winning musical is a heartwarming celebration of what makes us special. It is sure to delight audiences of all ages with its sparkling wit, unique charm and memorable score.

Show Dates & Tickets:
Saturday July 13 at 2:30 PM
Saturday July 13 at 7:00 PM

Sunday July 14 at 2:30 PM
Sunday July 14 at 7:00 PM

Tuesday July 16 at 2:30 PM
Tuesday July 16 at 7:00 PM

Wednesday July 17 at 2:30 PM
Wednesday July 17 at 7:00 PM

Thursday July 18 at 2:30 PM
Thursday July 18 at 7:00 PM

Friday July 19 at 2:30 PM
Friday July 19 at 7:00 PM

Saturday July 20 at 2:30 PM
Saturday July 20 at 7:00 PM

Music Theatre: Ragtime

Shenandoah Summer Music Theatre presents: Ragtime

At the dawn of a new century, everything is changing… and anything is possible. Set in the volatile melting pot of turn-of-the-century New York, three distinctly American tales are woven together – that of a stifled upper-class wife, a determined Jewish immigrant and a daring young Harlem musician – united by their courage, compassion and belief in the promise of the future. Together, they confront history’s timeless contradictions of wealth and poverty, freedom and prejudice, hope and despair… and what it means to live in America. This sweeping musical portrait of early-twentieth-century America tells the story of three families in the pursuit of the American Dream. Ragtime is the winner of the 1998 Tony Awards for Best Score, Book and Orchestrations, and both the Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for Best Musical and Best Score.

June 27-July 7, 2019

Music by Stephen Flaherty
Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Book by Terrence McNally
(based on E. L. Doctorow’s novel by the same name)

Theatre for Kids: Robin Hood

Adapted by Jack Neary

The classic adventure tale is given a fresh, funny and exciting spin when the Misdirected Theatre Company fails to show up for a sold-out performance! Many laughs, lots of adventure and swashbuckling action!

Show Dates & Tickets:
Saturday June 15 at 2:30 PM
Saturday June 15 at 7:00 PM

Sunday June 16 at 2:30 PM
Sunday June 16 at 7:00 PM

Tuesday June 18 at 2:30 PM
Tuesday June 18 at 7:00 PM

Wednesday June 19 at 2:30 PM
Wednesday June 19 at 7:00 PM

Thursday June 20 at 2:30 PM
Thursday June 20 at 7:00 PM

Friday June 21 at 2:30 PM
Friday June 21 at 7:00 PM

Saturday June 22 at 2:30 PM
Saturday June 22 at 7:00 PM

The Odd Couple

Unger and Madison are at it again! Don’t miss this chance to see the iconic Neil Simon classic comedy with a contemporary, feminine twist.

Friday May 10 at 8PM
Opening Night

Saturday May 11 at 8PM
Sunday May 12 at 2PM
Thursday May 16 at 8PM
Friday May 17 at 8PM
Saturday May 18 at 2PM
Saturday May 18 at 8PM
Sunday May 19 at 2PM
Thursday May 23 at 8PM
Friday May 24 at 8PM
Saturday May 25 at 8PM

Così fan tutte

Set on Shenandoah Conservatory’s main proscenium stage and directed each year by a different distinguished guest artist, Main Stage Opera provides audiences with the full opera experience! The classic romantic comedy Così fan tutte follows two sisters whose devotion to their beloved fiancés is cynically put to the test by their own lovers with help from the conniving Alfonso and mischievous Despina. Mozart’s radiant score, performed by the Shenandoah Conservatory Symphony Orchestra, is cleverly juxtaposed with one of the most bittersweet stories of deceit, fidelity and love.

Sung in Italian with English titles.

Duration: Approximately 170 minutes*

Figaro

BY CHARLES MOREY DIRECTED BY SARA GOMEZ

In this hilarious adaptation of Beaumarchais’ comic masterpiece, Figaro mischievously skewers the aristocracy, whilst dodging obstacles in the way of his anticipated betrothal. Set in 18th century France, the playwright creates a clever balance between then…and now!

You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown!

Currently celebrating its 50th Anniversary!

YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN (Revised) is a fresh approach to the all-time 1967 classic, based on the beloved comic strip by Charles Schultz. Sally Brown joins Charlie Brown, Linus, Lucy, Schroeder, and Snoopy in this charming revue of vignettes and songs.

Stagedoor New Scripts Festival

2019 New Scripts Festival

The WLT Stagedoor New Scripts Festival presents five new plays in full-cast readings. Each reading will be followed by a moderated discussion with the playwright, the director, the actors, and the audience. Come be part of the process of taking a story from an idea to the stage.

Ticket Information:

Full Festival Ticket (all readings, plus festival reception) – $20
Friday, Saturday evening & Sunday Readings – $10 each
Saturday afternoon readings are free to the public.

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Readings:
Friday, February 8, 2019 @ 8 p.m.
This Is What? by Griff Thomas
There’s a lot more in store for Stewart than a quiet desk clerk job at Hotel Harris. Will summer on Seneca Lake prepare him for life after college or is he in over his head?

Saturday, Feb 9 @ 2 p.m.
Alterations by D. C. Gallant
Rosie had lived quite the life – WWII-era singer, mother, widow, traveler, activist – now her daughter Melody, Melody’s husband, and their daughter must assemble the pieces . . .

Saturday, Feb 9 @ 4 p.m.
Something Glorious by Barbara Barrett Billings
Life is made up of comedy and drama. Families are made up of the same. And it’s all here in Something Glorious.

Saturday, Feb 9 @ 8 p.m.
Out in the Street by Graham Knight
Bob and Cammy are living “The Dream” – at least that’s what they keep telling themselves. They even have the 4 bedroom house and a 10 year old son to prove it, but when Bob’s childhood catches up with him, he and Cammy find themselves trapped between Bob’s long-divorced parents with nowhere to hide.

Sunday, Feb 10 @ 2 p.m.
Saints & Martyrs by Betsy Arnett
Lydia has it all – a devoted husband, two grown children, and a successful catering business – but life isn’t turning out the way she expected. There are no grandchildren on the way, her mother keeps escaping from the assisted living facility, and her free-spirited sister is not helping.

Sunday, Feb 10 @ 5 p.m.
Festival Reception

Presented by Winchester Little Theatre, www.wltonline.org