Asolo Repertory Theatre Announces Single Tickets On Sale for the Highly Anticipated 2023-24 Season, with Special Remembrance Offer for First Responders
(SARASOTA, FLA) —Asolo Repertory Theatre celebrates the upcoming 2023-24 season with announcing single tickets will go on sale September 11 at 10 a.m. Don’t miss your chance to secure your seats and join us for a season filled with exceptional performances and unforgettable moments.
The 2023-24 season promises to take audiences on an unforgettable journey through a diverse range of theatrical genres, from classic dramas to contemporary comedies, all masterfully brought to life by the theatre's exceptional ensemble of actors and creative team.
The 65th season kicks off in November with the Tony Award®-winning, toe-tapping, romantic comedy, CRAZY FOR YOU. Featuring iconic Gershwin songs such as “Someone to Watch Over Me,” “I Got Rhythm,” and “Embraceable You,” this family-friendly musical is full of comic high jinks and spectacular dance numbers.
The winter repertory season includes four dynamic and thought-provoking plays. Rep opens with the explosive drama, INHERIT THE WIND. Inspired by the most important trial of the 20th Century, the play was a hit with audiences on Broadway and later became an Oscar®-nominated film. Peter Rothstein will direct this battle of wits and wills that will leave pulses racing.
Fresh off its critically acclaimed world premiere productions at the Alley Theatre and Guthrie Theatre, BORN WITH TEETH will plunge audiences into palace intrigue, high stake spy craft and cutthroat betrayals. Directed by Rob Melrose, this play offers an inside, alternative look at the tumultuous relationship between William Shakespeare and Christopher Marlowe.
The third play in the repertory season is from the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lynn Nottage. INTIMATE APPAREL is the searing, sensual and powerful story of a Black seamstress’ forbidden romance in 1905 New York. Directed by Austene Van, audiences will be entranced by this heart wrenching modern classic about the power of human connection.
Wrapping up the four-show repertory season is a classic by Frederick Knott that has been reimaged by one of today’s greatest playwrights, Jeffrey Hatcher. DIAL ‘M’ FOR MURDER will take audiences to the edge of their seat as Asolo Rep Associate Artistic Director Céline Rosenthal directs this stylish and intoxicating thriller.
The spring brings the Theater Latté Da world premiere production of TWELVE ANGRY MEN: A NEW MUSICAL. Propelled by a jazz-infused score, one of America’s greatest dramas reaches new heights in this searing story of a lone juror who demands that our legal system lives up to our ideals. This groundbreaking new musical is directed by Asolo Rep’s new Producing Artistic Director Peter Rothstein, who has played an integral role in bringing this new work to the stage.
Secure your seats early and join us as we celebrate the magic of live theatre, the power of communal storytelling and its unique ability to inspire, provoke and delight. Mark your calendars for September 11, 2023, at 10 a.m. when single tickets go on sale.
As we commemorate the solemn anniversary of September 11, 2001, Asolo Rep is honored to express its deep appreciation for the selfless dedication of our first responders. In recognition of their unwavering commitment to our communities, we are pleased to extend a heartfelt thank you by offering a special 20% discount on single tickets. This exclusive offer is available only in-person and requires valid identification for all eligible first responders.
For more information on the 2023-24 season, ticket prices, and to take advantage of the special first responder discount, please visit www.asolorep.org or contact the Asolo Rep Box Office at 941.351.8000.
ASOLO REP’S 2023-2024 SEASON
CRAZY FOR YOU
NOV 18, 2023 – JAN 4, 2024
Previews: Nov 15–17
Music and Lyrics by GEORGE GERSHWIN and IRA GERSHWIN
Book by KEN LUDWIG
Co-Conception by KEN LUDWIG and MIKE OCKRENT
Inspired by Material by GUY BOLTON and JOHN MCGOWAN
Directed and Choreographed by DENIS JONES
Put on your dancing shoes as you are transported back to the Roaring Twenties by CRAZY FOR YOU, the Tony Award®-winning, toe-tapping, romantic musical comedy that has delighted audiences worldwide. Featuring iconic Gershwin songs such as “Someone to Watch Over Me,” “I Got Rhythm,” and “Embraceable You,” CRAZY FOR YOU delivers comic high jinks, spectacular dance numbers, and fun for the entire family. Dennis Jones’ direction and choreography will delight you with this brand-new production of a deliciously old- fashioned musical. “Such infectious fun... Crazy For You brought musical comedy back.” – The New York Post
INHERIT THE WIND
JAN 19 – FEB 24, 2024
Previews: Jan 17–18
By JEROME LAWRENCE and ROBERT E. LEE
Directed by PETER ROTHSTEIN
Feel the heat of the courtroom in the sizzling American classic INHERIT THE WIND, an explosive drama inspired by the most important trial of the 20th Century. As a media circus descends upon a small American town, two of the largest figures of their time engage in a battle of wits and wills to ensure that justice is served, in the process charting the course of education for generations. An international phenomenon that became an Oscar®-nominated film, INHERIT THE WIND will get your pulse racing as you relive a defining moment of American history, brought to life by Asolo Rep’s new Producing Artistic Director Peter Rothstein.
THE ALLEY THEATRE WORLD PREMIERE PRODUCTION
BORN WITH TEETH
FEB 9 – MARCH 29, 2024
Previews: Feb 7–8
By LIZ DUFFY ADAMS
Directed by ROB MELROSE
Grab a drink with William Shakespeare and Christopher Marlowe as you get an inside peek at the tumultuous relationship of two of history’s greatest playwrights, each harboring momentous secrets. Fresh off critically acclaimed world premiere runs at the Alley Theatre and Guthrie Theatre, BORN WITH TEETH will plunge you into the palace intrigue, high stakes spy craft, and cutthroat betrayals of a ruthlessly ambitious age that is surprisingly like our own. Be among the first in the nation to watch this delicious, sexy, and award- winning new play that offers an alternate perspective on the history we think we know.
MARCH 1 – APRIL 18, 2024
Previews: Feb 28–29
By LYNN NOTTAGE
Directed by AUSTENE VAN
Be seduced by the story of Esther, a Black seamstress in 1905 New York seeking love and companionship. Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lynn Nottage returns to Asolo Rep with INTIMATE APPAREL, a searing, sensual, and powerful story of forbidden romance. Esther spends her days sewing corsets for other women but hasn’t found love for herself. When she receives a letter from a Barbadian man working on the Panama Canal, Esther kindles an exchange that leads to marriage with a stranger, even while her heart is drawn to a Jewish shop owner who’s promised to another woman. Nottage’s lyrical and heart wrenching play is a modern classic about the power of human connection.
DIAL ‘M’ FOR MURDER
MARCH 22 – APRIL 25, 2024
Previews: March 20–21
Adapted by JEFFREY HATCHER
From the original by FREDERICK KNOTT
Directed by CÉLINE ROSENTHAL
Hang on to the edge of your seat through the twists and turns of a gripping cat-and-mouse game in DIAL ‘M’ FOR MURDER. Frederick Knott’s classic thriller of blackmail and revenge, the basis for Alfred Hitchcock’s iconic movie, is given a stylish, intoxicating update in Jeffrey Hatcher’s brand-new adaptation. In 1950s London, a husband plots to murder his wife, but when his plan goes awry, he must scramble to keep from getting caught. Will he get away with it, or will justice be served? Only one way to find out. “Wonderfully theatrical... The pace is quicker, the dialogue is snappier, the women are smarter and more complex.” -The Times of San Diego
THE THEATER LATTÉ DA WORLD PREMIERE PRODUCTION
TWELVE ANGRY MEN: A New Musical
MAY 11 – JUNE 9, 2024
Previews: May 8–10
Adapted from the play by REGINALD ROSE
Music and Lyrics by MICHAEL HOLLAND
Book by DAVID SIMPATICO
Directed by PETER ROTHSTEIN
Seek out the truth through the haze of confusion in the breathtaking and powerful TWELVE ANGRY MEN: A NEW MUSICAL. Propelled by a jazz-infused score, one of America’s greatest dramas reaches new heights in this searing story of a lone juror who demands that our legal system lives up to our ideals. Called a “must-see musical” by the Star Tribune for its recent sold-out hit world premiere production at Theater Latté Da, you will feel the power and hope of America in this groundbreaking musical about our potential to work together to create a better world. “A serious story given more depth and made more compelling with the infusion of song.” – Talkin’ Broadway
ABOUT ASOLO REP
Now in its 65th season, Asolo Repertory Theatre is recognized as one of the premier professional theatres in America and one of the largest in the Southeastern United States. One of the few select theatres in the nation that performs in true rotating repertory, Asolo Rep’s highly skilled acting company and extensive craftsmanship bring to life this unique performance method that gives audiences the opportunity to see multiple productions in the span of a few days. Asolo Rep presents up to 6 productions each season, including contemporary and classic works and provocative musical theatre experiences. A theatre district in and of itself, Asolo Rep is committed to expanding its reach into the community, furthering its collaboration with the best theatre artists working in the industry today and cultivating new artists through its affiliation with the FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training. Under the new leadership of Producing Artistic Director Peter Rothstein and Managing Director Ross Egan, Asolo Rep’s ambitious theatrical offerings and ground-breaking education and community programming engage audiences and ensure its lasting legacy for future generations. Visit asolorep.org to learn more.