Who could ask for anything more?
Asolo Rep is thrilled to invite you to join us for the 2023-24 season – our new Producing Artistic Director Peter Rothstein's first season – complete with a spectacular hit musical, thought-provoking plays and fresh new shows made possible through exciting partnerships.
Explore the season:
November 15, 2023 - January 4, 2024
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
Music Direction and Additional Arrangements by ANGELA STEINER
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
January 17 - February 24, 2024
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
February 7 - March 29, 2024
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.
February 28 - April 18, 2024
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.
March 20 - April 25, 2024
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
May 8 - June 9, 2024
Adapted from the play by REGINALD ROSE
Music and Lyrics by MICHAEL HOLLAND
Book by DAVID SIMPATICO
Directed by PETER ROTHSTEIN
Choreography by KELLI FOSTER-WARDER
Music Direction by JENNY KIM-GODFREY
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