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2020-21 Season

BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL

November 21 - January 2

Previews November 18, 19 & 20


Music by Elton John
Book and Lyrics by Lee Hall
Book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse
Directed and Choreographed by Josh Rhodes

The musical the world fell in love with, BILLY ELLIOT was heralded as “The best musical of the decade” by Time Magazine. This triumphant, dance-filled sensation follows a young boy as he trades in his boxing gloves for dance shoes amidst the turmoil of the 1984 coal miners’ strike in England. A dance teacher discovers a diamond in the rough in 11-year-old Billy—a boy whose passion for dance inspires and unites the entire town, against insurmountable barriers. Set to an explosive score by Sir Elton John, BILLY ELLIOT is a joyous celebration of one boy’s journey that will inspire the dreamer in everyone.

Ken Ludwig’s THE THREE MUSKETEERS

January 15 - March 13

Previews January 13 & 14

Adapted from the novel by Alexandre Dumas
Directed by Peter Amster

17th century France has never been so much fun. Alexandre Dumas’ timeless tale springs to life in this swashbuckling romp brilliantly adapted by Ken Ludwig (Murder on the Orient Express) with a few contemporary twists. Young d’Artagnan and his sister Sabine head for Paris in search of fame, fortune and adventure. He joins the famous Musketeers of the Guard, charged with defending King Louis XIII and Queen Anne while Sabine gleefully finds herself embroiled in his exploits. Hilarious shilly-shallying abounds when this boisterous bunch fences, drinks and romances their way across the countryside while proving that heroism, courage and honor rule the day.

GRAND HORIZONS

January 22 - March 15

Previews January 20 & 21

By Bess Wohl
Directed by Celine Rosenthal

 

You’re never too old to learn, but what if you learn that the person you’ve been married to for 50 years is making you miserable? Bill and Nancy practically breathe in unison; they anticipate each other’s sighs, sneezes and ends of sentences. But just as they settle into their new retirement home in Grand Horizons, Nancy wants out. As their two adult sons struggle to cope with the news, they’re forced to question everything they assumed about the people they thought they knew best. Sophisticated, funny and delightfully honest, this new Broadway hit-comedy takes an intimate look at the unpredictable and enduring nature of love.

OUR TOWN

February 12 - March 27

Previews February 10 & 11

By Thornton Wilder
Directed by Michael Donald Edwards

Perhaps no other play rings truer today. Thornton Wilder’s magnificent OUR TOWN is, at its heart, about us. All of us. Swept up by time and subject to inescapable change. As another ordinary day begins, the townsfolk of Grover's Corners go about their business: newspapers are delivered; people go to work; gardens are tended. And a boy and girl fall in love. But as life's events unfold, one question remains: "do any human beings ever realize life as they live it? Every, every minute?" Long after it won the 1938 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, OUR TOWN remains one of the most enduring American plays of all time, reminding audiences to always celebrate love, family, community, and the beauty in the ordinary.

HOOD

April 16 – May 1

Previews begin April 9

Book by Douglas Carter Beane
Music and Lyrics by Lewis Flinn
Directed by Mark Brokaw
Presented by arrangement with Tom Kirdahy and Hunter Arnold

Asolo Rep is thrilled to present this extraordinary new musical comedy, bound for the world's stages. Everyone loves a good-hearted outlaw, but only Robin Hood has captured the public's imagination for nearly nine centuries. Everything old is new again as we follow the exciting escapades of Robin and his Merry Band as he fights to restore justice to the people of Sherwood, win the heart of the smart and sassy Maid Marian and rid the land of the avaricious Sheriff of Nottingham once and for all. This much-loved tale gets a hilarious 21-century twist by five-time Tony-nominated playwright Douglas Carter Beane, with a folk and rock-infused score by Lewis Flinn. Intoxicating, joyful and enchanting, HOOD celebrates the hero in everybody's heart.

 

KNOXVILLE

WORLD PREMIERE

May 21 – June 5

Previews begin May 14

Book by Frank Galati
Music by Stephen Flaherty
Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Directed by Frank Galati
Based on the Novel A Death in the Family by James Agee
Based, in part, on the play All The Way Home by Tad Mosel

This moving and innovative new musical reunites the dynamic Tony Award-winning creative team behind Ragtime, one of the most beloved musicals of all time. Based on James Agee's autobiographical Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, A Death in the Family, the story begins as James Agee struggles to write his greatest novel—about the event that touched his young life, and the effect it had on his mother, his town and his own future. A powerful illumination of the forces that shape who we are, KNOXVILLE is a universal coming-of-age story about family, faith and love—and about the boy who will grow up to write it. With a sweeping musical score and an extraordinary creative team and cast, this world premiere is a must-see event.

SUMMER PRODUCTION

To Be Announced