Repertory Theatre of St. Louis Reveals 2016-17 Season

Check out the phenomenal lineup!

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The Rep’s 2016-17 season marks a major milestone. Hint: It’s an anniversary. In case you’ve lost count, the next season will be its 50th. You read that right, the big 5-0! Their celebratory season shall be golden:

Follies | Sept. 7-Oct. 2

This legendary Stephen Sondheim production will be directed by St. Louis Theater Circle award-winner Rob Ruggiero. Because it is an intricate undertaking, this show has rarely been performed in St. Louis, so this season opener is a must-see! It’s about showgirls returning to the studio where they spent their younger years. During the reunion, the audience will see two actors playing the same character to create the effect of then vs. now.

Until the Flood | Oct. 12-Nov. 6

The Rep is staging yet another world premiere show! (During the 2015-16 season, the Rep had the treat of welcoming Georama into the theatre world.) “Until the Flood” is a one woman show performed and written by Dael Orlandersmith. It focuses on the aftermath of Michael Brown’s death and was specifically commissioned by the Rep. Catch a sneak peak of the show at the Rep’s Ignite! Festival at 7:30 p.m. on March 25 and 1 p.m. on March 26. (The first performance will be held at the Sally S. Levy Opera Center; the second at the St. Louis Public Radio studios).

A Christmas Carol | Nov. 30-Dec. 24

Although, you can typically catch A Christmas Carol somewhere around town each year, the Rep hasn’t staged it since 1981. The opportunity to see this Charles Dickens’ classic at a venue self-described as “live theatre so close you can feel it” will be a holiday treat!

All My Sons | Jan. 4-29

All My Sons was Arthur Miller’s first big success, and today, it’s an American classic! This Tony award-winning drama about family loyalty in the business arena will kick off the new year.

To Kill a Mockingbird | Feb. 8, 2017-March 5, 2017

It’s been more than two decades since To Kill a Mockingbird ran at the Rep, and its return follows the highly anticipated, yet controversial release of Harper Lee’s Go Set a Watchman, the sequel to her classic novel To Kill a Mockingbird.

Million Dollar Quartet | March 15-April 9

As always, the Rep will end its next season with a bang! Million Dollar Quartet will transport the audience back in time to a fateful jam session at Sun Records studio featuring legendary talents Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins. This show was on The Fabulous Fox Theatre 2014-15 season, and as I wrote then, we should all thank our lucky stars that the sound engineer that day thought to record the casual, spontaneous gathering! This fact-based musical is INCREDIBLE; it’s been nearly a year since I saw it last, and I haven’t stopped raving about it. Seeing this in an intimate setting will be an infectious delight.

There’s SO much to look forward to! | Megan Washausen

 

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