Broadway Rose Theatre's new season announced
Season tickets and single tickets are now on sale for Broadway Rose Theatre's 2020 season.
With a mix of high-flying hits and dazzling discoveries, Broadway Rose's 29th season offers a refreshing change of perspective to take audiences from the ordinary to the out-of-this-world.
You can flip for a funny musical parody, swing with a jazz legend, be a guest for an awesome '80s extravaganza, go crazy for a tap-happy romantic comedy, witness a heart-stirring Scottish legend come alive, and ring in the holidays with an enduring tale of redemption. This season's lineup has been crafted to uplift, move and thrill you.
The season includes:
n "Up and Away," playing Jan. 23-Feb. 23 at the New Stage. In this musical comedy spoof of comic book characters, not much happens in Farmtown, USA, home of brothers Joe and Jerry Jessup. So, when Joe realizes he has superpowers, he hightails it out of town to seek fame and fortune in "Big City." When he finds trouble instead, jittery Jerry is forced to follow — and their boring life is turned upside-down into a rip-roaring adventure. Toss in an eccentric billionaire, a plucky reporter and dastardly villains, and you've got one epic tale of the world's first superhero.
n "Ain't Misbehavin'" playing March 26-April 26 at the New Stage. The inimitable Thomas "Fats" Waller rose to international fame during the Golden Age of the Cotton Club and that jumpin' new beat — swing music. Winner of the 1978 Tony Award for Best Musical, "Ain't Misbehavin'" evokes the delightful humor and infectious energy of this American legend as a versatile cast struts, strums and sings the songs that he made famous in a career that ranged from uptown clubs to downtown, Tin Pan Alley to Hollywood, and concert stages in the U.S., Canada and Europe.
n "Crazy for You," playing July 2-July 26 at the Deb Fennell Auditorium. A zany romantic comedy fueled by an exuberant Gershwin score, Tony Award-winning Best Musical "Crazy for You" follows young New York banker Bobby Child to Deadrock, Nevada, to foreclose on a rundown theater. In Deadrock, Bobby falls for spunky Polly Baker, the theater owner's daughter (who takes an instant dislike to the city slicker). Bobby vows — through cunning, razzmatazz and a hilarious case of mistaken identity — to win Polly's heart and save the theater. Memorable Gershwin tunes from the score include "I Got Rhythm," "Naughty Baby," "They Can't Take That Away From Me," "Embraceable You," "Nice Work If You Can Get It" and "Someone To Watch Over Me." Music and Lyrics by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin with book by Ken Ludwig.
n "The Wedding Singer," playing Aug. 6-Aug. 23 at the Deb Fennell Auditorium. It's 1985, and rock star wannabe Robbie Hart is New Jersey's favorite wedding singer — until his own fiancee leaves him at the altar. Shot through the heart, Robbie makes every wedding as disastrous as his own until Julia, a caterer-waiter in the same circuit, steals his heart and restores his belief in true love. Unfortunately, Julia is about to be married to a Wall Street shark, and unless Robbie can pull off the performance of a decade, the girl of his dreams will be gone forever. Based on the hit Adam Sandler film, "The Wedding Singer" is a fun and fizzy trip back to the time when hair was big, greed was good, collars were up, and a wedding singer could be the coolest guy in the room. Music by Matthew Sklar, lyrics by Chad Beguelin, with book by Chad Beguelin and Tim Herlihy.
n "Loch Lomond," playing Oct. 1-Oct. 25 at the New Stage. Set in the Scottish Highlands during the Jacobite uprising of 1745, the new musical "Loch Lomond" brings to life a legend behind the famous lyrics, "You take the high road and I'll take the low road …" Cast into an English prison with no hope of escape, brothers Lyle and James confront the hopes, lies, losses and loves that led them to this point, remember the women they left behind, and reckon with the ultimate choice that will carry them home. Traditional Scottish folk ballads and Celtic-inspired contemporary music infuse this gripping, intimate story of love and sacrifice during one of history's most infamous rebellions.
n "A Christmas Carol," playing Nov. 25-Dec. 20 at the New Stage. Bitter miser Ebenezer Scrooge has nearly humbugged his way through another Christmas Eve when the specter of his former partner, Jacob Marley, appears to warn him that three spirits will visit in the night to lead him through Christmases past, present and future. Through a sweeping score and whimsical storytelling, Scrooge seeks redemption for his selfish ways in time for a happy Christmas Day — lest he doom himself and others to a more chilling fate. Broadway heavy hitters Alan Menken and Lynn Ahrens breathe new life into Charles Dickens' time-honored tale, earning its place as Broadway's longest-running holiday show.
For a full listing of show performances or to order season tickets, visit broadwayrose.org, call 503-620-5262, or visit the box office at 12850 S.W. Grant Ave., Tigard.
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