City Circle’s 21st season will include the 2015 Tony award-winning play The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time; Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, a lavish family musical for the holiday season; a concert version of The Who’s Tommy, an exhilarating rock musical based on the iconic concept album; The Scarlet Pimpernel, a swashbuckling action/adventure musical based on Baroness Orczy’s famous 20th century novel about the French Revolution; and our annual teen musical—a recent Broadway hit which will be announced in March 2019.
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time September 28-30, 2018
15-year-old Christopher has an extraordinary brain; he is exceptionally intelligent but ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. He has never ventured alone beyond the end of his road, he detests being touched and he distrusts strangers. When he falls under suspicion for killing his neighbor’s dog, he sets out to identify the true culprit, which leads to an earth-shattering discovery and a journey that will change his life forever. Based on Mark Haddon’s internationally best-selling novel and winner of the 2015 Tony Award for Best New Play, it was described by Time magazine as “extraordinary. A demonstration of the power of theatre to transport us…” Directed by Bo Frazier.
Disney’s Beauty and the Beast December 7-9, 14-16, 2018
Based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature, this classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed into his former self. But time is running out and if he doesn’t learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity. This “tale as old as time” is filled with spectacular costumes and the wonderful songs written by Alan Menken, Howard Ashman and Tim Rice and is family theatre at its best! Directed by Elizabeth Tracey.
The Who’s—Tommy February 15-17, 2019
Based on the iconic 1969 rock concept album, The Who’s Tommy is an exhilarating story of hope, healing and the human spirit. The story of the pinball-playing, deaf, dumb and blind boy who triumphs over his adversities has inspired, amazed and puzzled audiences for more than 40 years. This five-time Tony Award-winning musical was translated to the stage by theatrical wizard, Des McAnuff, into a high-energy, one-of-a-kind theatrical event. Directed by Elizabeth Tracey.
The Scarlet Pimpernel May 3-5, 10-12, 2019
A swashbuckling action/adventure musical, based on Baroness Orczy’s famous 20th-century novel about the French Revolution and the battle for Liberty, Equality and Fraternity. This is a tale of courage, betrayal, justice, intrigue, trust, honor and love. The show is packed with action, romance and comedy, moving ballads, hilarious dialogue, a macabre guillotine, daring rescues and a thrilling sword-fight. With an epic, sweeping book by Nan Knighton and a rousing and passionate score by Knighton and Frank Wildhorn, this musical is a glorious window into 18th century French and British history. Directed by Jaret Morlan.
City Circle’s Annual Teen Musical—TBA June14-16, 21-22, 2019
Directed by Chris Okiishi and Leslie Nolte, City Circle’s annual teen musical is a recent Broadway hit and will be announced on March 1, 2019!