WE’RE TRYING SOMETHING A LITTLE NEW FOR OUR 2017-2018 SEASON “DESTINED….!”

FOR ONE THING, WE’RE INCORPORATING OUR SUMMER SEASON INTO OUR MAIN SEASON. WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?  THAT MEANS THAT OUR NEW SEASON STARTS IN JUNE, NOT SEPTEMBER!  AND OUR FLEXPASSES ARE NOW CALLED “SIXPIX” — MEANING YOU GET SIX SEATS TO USE AS YOU WANT FOR A SEASON (SIX FOR ONE SHOW, TWO FOR THREE SHOWS, ETC! – YOU DECIDE!)

AND FINALLY, RATHER THAN ANNOUNCE OUR ENTIRE SEASON, WE WILL ROLL OUT OUR SHOWS, SO THAT WE CAN BRING YOU THE MOST UP-TO-DATE SHOWS AS SOON AS THEY ARE RELEASED!  YOU’RE DESTINED TO LOVE IT!

DESTINED …TO BELIEVE?

Ghost

GHOST: THE MUSICAL

MUSICAL-THILLER-ROMANCE

Book & Lyrics by Bruce Joel Rubin
Music & Lyrics by Dave Stewart
Music & Lyrics by Glen Ballard

Adapted from the hit film by its Academy Award-winning screenwriter, Bruce Joel Rubin, GHOST THE MUSICAL follows Sam and Molly, a young couple whose connection takes a shocking turn after Sams untimely death. Trapped between two worlds, Sam refuses to leave Molly when he learns she is in grave danger. Desperate to communicate with her, he turns to a storefront psychic, Oda Mae Brown, who helps him protect Molly and avenge his death

Performances:

Friday, June 16 at 8 pm
Saturday, June 17 at 4 pm
Saturday, June 17 at 8 pm

Thursday, June 22 at 8 pm
Friday, June 23 at 8 pm
Saturday, June 24 at 8 pm
Sunday, June 25 at 2 pm

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Ashley

STRONGER: AN EVENING TO BENEFIT ASHLEY PEARSON

SPECIAL EVENT

Ashley Pearson is a performer in — and supporter of — theatre in the Triad, and a friend to all of us. She is currently being treated for Guillain-Barre Syndrome in Greensboro, North Carolina. GBS is a condition in which your immune system attacks your nerves leading to muscle weakness and paralysis.

We all know how very expensive medical treatments can be and how much stress that can add to an already extremely difficult situation. The only thing we need Ashley to focus on right now is staying her amazingly strong and positive self. In the meantime, we’re going to give a little love back with an evening of celebration in honor of Ashley.

ONE PERFORMANCE ONLY: July 8 at 8 pm

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DESTINED …FOR AN EPIPHANY?

Sister Act

SISTER ACT

MUSICAL-COMEDY

Book by Cheri & Bill Steinkellner
Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Glenn Slater

Sister Act is the feel-good musical comedy smash based on the hit 1992 film that has audiences jumping to their feet! Featuring original music by Tony- and eight-time Oscar winner, Alan Menken (Newsies, Beauty and the Beast, Little Shop of Horrors), this uplifting musical was nominated for five Tony Awards, including Best Musical.

When disco diva, Deloris Van Cartier, witnesses a murder, she is put in protective custody in the one place the cops are sure she won’t be a found: a convent! Disguised as a nun, she finds herself at odds with both the rigid lifestyle and uptight Mother Superior.

A sparkling tribute to the universal power of friendship, Sister Act is reason to REJOICE!

Performances:

Friday, July 14 at 8 pm
Saturday, July 15 at 8 pm
Sunday, July 16 at 2 pm

Wednesday, July 19 at 8 pm
Thursday, July 20 at 8 pm
Friday, July 21 at 8 pm
Saturday, July 22 at 4 pm
Saturday, July 22 at 8 pm
Sunday, July 23 at 2 pm

Friday, July 28 at 8 pm
Saturday, July 29 at 8 pm
Sunday, July 30 at 2 pm

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DESTINED …TO FIT IN?

Heathers

HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL

MUSICAL-COMEDY

Book, Music and Lyrics by Kevin Murphy  & Laurence O’Keefe

Heathers: The Musical is the darkly delicious story of Veronica Sawyer, a brainy, beautiful teenage misfit who hustles her way into the most powerful and ruthless clique at Westerberg High: the Heathers.

But before she can get comfortable atop the high school food chain, Veronica falls in love with the dangerously sexy new kid J.D. When Heather Chandler, the Almighty, kicks her out of the group, Veronica decides to bite the bullet and kiss Heathers aerobicized ass but J.D. has another plan for that bullet.

Brought to you by the award-winning creative team of Kevin Murphy (Reefer Madness, Desperate Housewives), Laurence OKeefe (Bat Boy, Legally Blonde) and Andy Fickman (Reefer Madness, Shes the Man).

Heathers: The Musical is a hilarious, heartfelt and homicidal new show based on the greatest teen comedy of all time. With its moving love story, laugh-out-loud comedy and unflinching look at the joys and anguish of high school, Heathers will be Winston-Salems most popular musical in a long time. Are you in, or are you out?

RECOMMENDED FOR MATURE AUDIENCES FOR SEXUAL SITUATIONS & LANGUAGE

Performances:

Friday, August 18 at 8 pm
Saturday, August 19 at 8 pm
Sunday, August 20 at 2 pm

Thursday, August 24 at 8 pm
Friday, August 25 at 8 pm
Saturday, August 26 at 8 pm
Sunday, August 27 at 2 pm

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DESTINED …TO ROCK OUT?

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET

JUKEBOX MUSICAL

Book by Colin Escott and Floyd Mutrux
Music and Lyrics by Various Artists

NOMINATED! 2010 Tony Award for Best Musical

SPONSORED BY LIDA CALVERT-HAYES (S&L PAINTING)
SPONSORED BY MIKE LEWIS & ASSOCIATES, Attorneys at Law

Million Dollar Quartet is set on December 4, 1956, when an extraordinary twist of fate brought Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley together at Sun Records in Memphis for what would be one of the greatest jam sessions ever.

Million Dollar Quartet brings that legendary December night to life with an irresistible tale of broken promises, secrets, betrayal and celebrations that is both poignant and funny. Relive the era with the smash-hit sensation featuring an incredible score of rock n roll, gospel, R&B and country hits, performed live onstage by world-class actors and musicians. Showcased hit songs include:

Blue Suede Shoes
Fever
Walk the Line
Sixteen Tons
Who Do You Love?
Great Balls of Fire
Folsom Prison Blues
Whole Lotta Shakin Goin On
Hound Dog
.. and more!

Performances:

Friday, September 8 at 8 pm
Saturday, September 9 at 8 pm
Sunday, September 10 at 2 pm

Thursday, September 14 at 8 pm
Friday, September 15 at 8 pm
Saturday, September 16 at 8 pm
Sunday, September 17 at 2 pm
Sunday, September 17 at 5 pm

Wednesday, September 20 at 8 pm
Thursday, September 21 at 8 pm
Friday, September 22 at 8 pm
Saturday, September 23 at 4 pm
Saturday, September 23 at 8 pm
Sunday, September 24 at 2 pm
Sunday, September 24 at 5 pm

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Mindgame

FROM OUR BY-THE-BOOK SERIES OF STAGED READINGS:

MINDGAME

by Anthony Horowitz

A prominent author of novels and “true crime” stories enters a secluded mental institution to interview a serial killer who has been confined there for thirty years, only to find that the inmates have taken over the asylum.  Mindgame was a riveting hit in London’s West End and later Off-Broadway starring Keith Carradine and directed by Ken Russell

Performance:

Friday, September 29 at 8 pm

DESTINED …FOR A ROAD TRIP?

Priscilla

PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT: THE MUSICAL

MUSICAL

Book by Stephen Elliott & Allan Scott
Music and Lyrics by Various Artists

Based on the 1994 popular movie of the same name, Priscilla Queen of the Desert follows the journey of two drag queens, Tick and Adam, and a transgender woman, Bernadette, as they travel across Australia in their bus, named Priscilla. Priscilla Queen of the Desert is a flamboyant, funny, disco-fuelled musical that gets the audience up on their feet.

The hit parade of dance floor favorites includes Its Raining Men, I Will Survive, Hot Stuff, Finally, Boogie Wonderland, Go West, Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, and I Love The Nightlife!! This wildly fresh and funny musical is a journey to the heart of FABULOUS!

Performances:

Friday, October 13 2017 at 8 pm
Saturday, October 14 2017 at 8 pm
Sunday, October 15 2017 at 2 pm

Thursday, October 19 2017 at 8 pm
Friday, October 20 2017 at 8 pm
Saturday, October 21 2017 at 8 pm
Sunday, October 22 2017 at 2 pm

Thursday, October 26 2017 at 8 pm
Friday, October 27 2017 at 8 pm
Saturday, October 28 2017 at 8 pm
Sunday, October 29 2017 at 2 pm

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Hallowine

HALLO-WINE

SPECIAL EVENT

Join Winston-Salem Theatre Alliance for an evening of spooky performances and wine tasting! For just $10 you’ll get wine and a show!

We will begin at 7PM with a sampling of eight wines, followed by show at 8PM featuring some of your favorite TA volunteers performing some of your favorite Halloween tunes. It’s sure to be a spook-tacular evening!

ONE NIGHT ONLY: October 30 2017 at 7 pm

$10 AT DOOR

DESTINED …TO HIT THE ROAD?

Beckys New Car

BECKY’S NEW CAR

COMEDY PLAY

by Steven Dietz

Have you ever been tempted to flee your own life? Becky Foster is caught in middle age, middle management and in a middling marriage with no prospects for change on the horizon. Then one night a socially inept and grief-struck millionaire stumbles into the car dealership where Becky works. Becky is offered nothing short of a new life.

BECKY’S NEW CAR is a thoroughly original comedy with serious overtones, a devious and delightful romp down the road not taken.

Performances:

Friday, November 10 2017 at 8 pm
Saturday, November 11 2017 at 8 pm

Thursday, November 16 2017 at 8 pm
Friday, November 17 2017 at 8 pm
Saturday, November 18 2017 at 8 pm
Sunday, November 19 2017 at 2 pm

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DESTINED …TO SEE IT FIRST?

CAMERON KENT’S

WELCOME TO VIRGINIA

WORLD PREMIERE FAMILY HOLIDAY MUSICAL

Book, Music & Lyrics by Cameron Kent (WXII Anchorman)

Snowbound at an interstate rest area on Christmas Eve, Frank Loudman, a brash billionaire businessman, is trying to run away from Christmas to avoid a painful past. He finds himself stuck with a janitor, his homespun secretary, a homeless country musician, and a young widow who’s extremely pregnant. Through a heartfelt and hysterical series of revelations from this motley crew of fellow icy-weather captives, Frank’s frozen heart may have hope to re-discover the Magic of Christmas.

Cameron Kent

Performances:

Wednesday, November 29 2017 at 8 pm
Thursday, November 30 2017 at 8 pm
Friday, December 1 2017 at 8 pm
Saturday, December 2 2017 at 4 pm
Saturday, December 2 2017 at 8 pm
Sunday, December 3 2017 at 2 pm
Sunday, December 3 2017 at 5 pm

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DESTINED …FOR HOLIDAY JOY?

Tuna

TUNA CHRISTMAS

HOLIDAY COMEDY – REVIVAL

by Jaston Williams, Joe Sears, and Ed Howard

Your favorite TUNA characters are back for round three! This holiday classic features Theatre Alliance staples Gray Smith and Timothy Swift as the kooky citizens of Tuna, Texas, who are in a desperate race to catch the Christmas Phantom, who threatens to to ruin the holiday for the entire town. Radio station OKKK news personalities Thurston Wheelis and Arles Struvie report on various Yuletide activities, including hot competition in the annual lawn display contest. In other news, voracious Joe Bob Lipseys production of The Best Christmas Pageant Ever is jeopardized by unpaid electric bills. A Tuna Christmas is a total delight for all seasons, whether you’ve seen Greater Tuna or not, everyone will enjoy a laugh filled evening! Re-live the most hilarious holiday show of the last three decades, or experience it for the very first time!

Performances:

Friday December 8 2017 at 8 pm [cancelled due to snow]
Saturday December 9 2017 at 8 pm
Sunday December 10 2017 at 2 pm
Sunday December 10 2017 at 5 pm

Thursday December 14 at 8 pm
Friday December 15 2017 at 8 pm
Saturday December 16 2017 at 4 pm
Saturday December 16 2017 at 8 pm
Sunday December 17 2017 at 2 pm

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DESTINED …TO FIND YOURSELF?

FUN HOME

MUSICAL

BOOK by Lisa Kron
MUSIC by Jeanine Tesori
LYRICS by Lisa Kron

The Tony Award-winning musical Fun Home traces the coming-of-age of lesbian author Alison Bechdel, from her youth, to her years at Oberlin College, and finally to the present, where Alison, now grown, is struggling to write her own graphic autobiography. As Alison reflects on her past, she struggles to make sense of it, particularly her relationship with her father.

An unforgettable and groundbreaking musical, Fun Home explores the haunting pull of memory and the power it has to alternately destroy or shape, our identity.

Performances:

Friday, January 12 2018 at 8 pm
Saturday, January 13 2018 at 8 pm
Sunday, January 14 2018 at 2 pm

Thursday, January 18 2018 at 8 pm
Friday, January 19 2018 at 8 pm
Saturday, January 20 2018 at 8 pm
Sunday, January 21 2018 at 2 pm

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Mindgame

FROM OUR BY-THE-BOOK SERIES OF STAGED READINGS:

JACUZZI

by Hannah Bos, Paul Thureen, Oliver Butler

In the Marshall family’s peacefully remote Colorado ski chalet, Erik and Helene are making themselves very much at home. So at home, they just might stay for good. At the edge of civilization, the lifestyles of the rich collide with the lifestyles of the aimless in the bubbling waters of a hot tub…but beware what lurks beneath.

Performance:

Friday, January 26 2018 at 8 pm

DESTINED …FOR REVENGE?

9 TO 5

MUSICAL

BOOK by Patricia Resnick
MUSIC and LYRICS by Dolly Parton
CONCEIVED by Patricia Resnick, Colin Higgins

9 to 5 is based on the 1980 movie of the same name, and features music and lyrics by Dolly Parton. It centers on the downtrodden working lives of three women, Violet, Judy, and Doralee. They all work at Consolidated Industries, which is presided over by the sexist, lecherous, and pompous, Franklin Hart.

Pushed to the boiling point, three female coworkers concoct a plan to get even with the sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot they call their boss. In a hilarious turn of events, Violet, Judy and Doralee live out their wildest fantasies while Hart remains “otherwise engaged”. Hey, a girl can scheme, can’t she?

Performances:

Friday, February 9 2018 at 8 pm
Saturday, February 10 2018 at 8 pm
Sunday, February 11 2018 at 2 pm

Thursday, February 15 2018 at 8 pm
Friday, February 16 2018 at 8 pm
Saturday, February 17 2018 at 8 pm
Sunday, February 18 2018 at 2 pm

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Mindgame

FROM OUR BY-THE-BOOK SERIES OF STAGED READINGS:

SWELL PARTY

by Topher Payne

When a tobacco heir returns to his Southern home with a new wife, it surprises everyone, but that news becomes secondary when the groom turns up dead. The rest of the guests at his home try to put the pieces of the puzzle together and figure out whodunit.

This play was inspired by the unsolved death in 1932 of Smith Reynolds, who was the 20 year-old heir to the Camel Cigarettes fortune.

Performance:

Friday, March 2 2018 at 8 pm

DESTINED …TO BREAK FREE?

WE WILL ROCK YOU: THE QUEEN MUSICAL

MUSICAL

BOOK by Ben Elton
MUSIC and LYRICS by QUEEN

In the distant future, Earth’s name has been changed to Planet Mall. Everyone wears the same clothes, thinks the same thoughts and goes about in a brain-dead haze. Musical instruments and composers are forbidden, and rock music is all but unknown. However, a small group of “Bohemians” struggles to restore the free exchange of thought, fashion, and (most of all) live music. Two Bohemians, Galileo and Scaramouche, search for Rock’s Holy Grail, Brian May’s guitar buried in the remains of Embley Stadium. A hit musical all over the world (except Broadway) this musical, of course, contains virtually all of Queen’s mega-hits, including:

We Will Rock You
Bohemian Rhapsody
Radio Gaga
Somebody To Love
I Wanna Break Free
Crazy Little Thing Called Love
Don’t Stop Me Now
Another One Bites The Dust
… and many more!

Performances:

Friday,March 16 2018 at 8 pm
Saturday, March 17 2018 at 8 pm
Sunday, March 18 2018 at 2 pm

Thursday, March 22 2018 at 8 pm
Friday, March 23 2018 at 8 pm
Saturday, March 24 2018 at 8 pm
Sunday, March 25 2018 at 2 pm

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DESTINED …TO WIN?

SMILE

A THEATRE ALLIANCE “RISING STARS” PRODUCTION

MUSICAL

BOOK and LYRICS by Howard Ashman
MUSIC by Marvin Hamlisch

This touching and satiric musical by the creators of Little Shop of Horrors, A Chorus Line and They’re Playing Our Song, follows the intrigue and exploits onstage and behind-the-scenes as Santa Rosa, California plays host to the Young American Miss Pageant. The cast is comprised of area high school students and younger.

Performances:

Friday, April 13 2018 at 8 pm
Saturday, April 14 2018 at 8 pm
Sunday, April 15 2018 at 2 pm

Thursday, April 19 2018 at 8 pm
Friday, April 20 2018 at 8 pm
Saturday, April 21 2018 at 8 pm
Sunday, April 22 2018 at 2 pm

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DESTINED …TO BE A HERO?

SHREK: THE MUSICAL

MUSICAL

BOOK and LYRICS by David Lindsay-Abaire
MUSIC by Jeanine Tesori

Based on the Pixar movie, Shrek the Musical is a one-of-a-kind, hilarious fairy tale in which curses are reversed, monsters get the girls, donkeys and dragons find love, and princesses are beautiful in all shapes and sizes.With dazzling sets, whimsical puppetry, high energy dance numbers, and laughs by the minute, Shrek the Musical transforms the contemporary children’s book and popular animated feature film into a stage musical that is sure to entertain and make audiences believers in happy endings for all.

Performances:

Friday, May 18 2018 at 8 pm
Saturday, May 19 2018 at 8 pm
Sunday, May 20 2018 at 2 pm

Thursday, May 24 2018 at 8 pm
Friday, May 25 2018 at 8 pm
Saturday, May 26 2018 at 8 pm
Sunday, May 27 2018 at 2 pm

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