Le Petit Theatre Announces Programming For New Season

On October 5, Le Petit Theatre’s 2018-2019 season kicks off with “Satchmo at the Waldorf,” launching the local company’s programming for its next year.

According to Artistic Director Maxwell Williams, this season’s plays will are based on or inspired by literature. “As we go through the season we’ll swing wildly around the geographical and emotional map, which excites our audiences here.  With a Tony Award-winning musical comedy, a searing Tennessee Williams adaptation, a brand-new holiday spectacular, and two inspiring and autobiographical plays, there’s going to be something for everyone,” says Williams.

“Satchmo at the Warf is,” is, according to Le Petit Theatre, “an extraordinary one-man, three-character play that journeys into the heart and mind of New Orleans’ beloved jazz legend, Louis Armstrong.” Following it in the season is “A Christmas Carol,” the first-annual production of Charles Dickens’ heartwarming Victorian classic. Le Petit Theatre’s version will feature young artists from its newly-launched Young Conservatory Program. Next up is  “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder,” which kicks off at the top of 2019 and is described as a “knock-’em-dead, uproarious hit and the most-nominated show of the 2014 Broadway season.” Following that is the regional premiere of “Baby Doll,” based on Tennessee Williams’ one-act play 27 “Wagons Full of Cotton” and the controversial 1956 film. Finally, Le Petit Theatre is bringing Grammy-nominated piano virtuoso Mona Golabek in to close the season with her inspirational show “The Pianist of Willesden Lane.”

The schedule and ticket prices are as follows:

 

 

Satchmo at the Waldorf by Terry Teachout

October 5, 2018 – October 21, 2018

Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 7:30 p.m.

Sunday matinee, 3:00 p.m.

Tickets: $15 – $55

Industry Night: Monday, October 15, 2018 7:30 p.m. $25

 

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

Le Petit Theatre’s first annual holiday production featuring young artists from the newly-launched education program

December 7, 2018 – December 23, 2018

Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 7 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday matinee, 2 p.m.

Tickets: $15 – $55

 

A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder Book and Lyrics by Robert L. Freedman with Music and Lyrics by Steven Lutvak

January 18, 2019 – February 3, 2019

Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 7:30 p.m.

Sunday matinee, 3:00 p.m.

Tickets: $15 – $55

Industry Night: Monday, January 28, 2019 7:30 p.m. $25

 

Tennessee Williams’ Baby Doll adapted by Pierre Laville and Emily Mann

March 15, 2019 – March 31, 2019

Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 7:30 p.m.

Sunday matinee, 3:00 p.m.

Tickets: $15 – $50

Industry Night: Monday, March 25, 2019 7:30 p.m. $25

 

The Pianist of Willesden Lane by Mona Golabek

May 10, 2018 – May 26, 2018

Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 7:30 p.m.

Sunday matinee, 3:00 p.m.

Tickets: $15 – $50

Industry Night: Monday, May 20, 2019 7:30 p.m. $25

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