Seasons 29 & 30
In March, we stopped all activity at the theatre (just like the rest of the world.) During that time, people near and far stepped up in amazing ways for the Limelight Theatre—for that, we’ll always be grateful. We’re excited to move forward into a new year… and to say that we are BACK!
We recently welcomed audiences back into the theatre for smaller events that strictly followed recommendations from local health officials and the CDC. Theatre is undoubtedly going to look different in 2021—but together, we can safely celebrate that which unites us through the power of live theatre.
We’ve added a few new shows to our previously announced lineup and brought back shows that had to be cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions. So without further ado, we’re thrilled to introduce Seasons 29 AND 30 to you!
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On the Matuza Mainstage | March 5 – 21, 2021
Preview: March 4 | Terrific Tuesdays: March 9 & 16
Jerry Herman’s ‘larger-than-life’ women take center stage in this dazzling musical revue, including Dolly Levi of Hello, Dolly!, Auntie Mame Dennis of Mame, Countess Aurelia of Dear World, Mabel Normand of Mack and Mabel, and female impersonator ZaZa of La Cage Aux Folles! Join us as we affectionately celebrate Jerry’s special gift for writing songs that capture the true spirit of the American musical theatre.
In the Koger-Gamache Black Box | April 9 – 25, 2021
Preview: April 8 | Terrific Tuesdays: April 13 & 20
The sleepy town of Popcorn Falls is forced into bankruptcy when a neighboring town threatens to turn them into a sewage treatment plant. Their only hope – open a theater! Two actors play over twenty roles in a world of farce, love, and desperation, proving once and for all that art can save the world.
On the Matuza Mainstage | May 14 – 30, 2021
Preview: May 13| Terrific Tuesdays: May 18 & 25
From the moment Texas housewife Louise Seger first heard Patsy Cline’s voice, she was hooked. After quickly becoming Cline’s biggest fan, Louise met her idol before a show one surprising evening in Houston. That night sparked a deep friendship between the two women which continued through the years, writing letters to each other as Cline’s fame skyrocketed. Years after Cline’s tragic death, Louise reminisces on their friendship and her love for the singer. Based on a true story, the musical features all of Patsy Cline’s greatest hits and a heartfelt, down home good time.
On the Matuza Mainstage | June 11 – 20, 2021
Preview: June 10 | Terrific Tuesday: June 15
A snowstorm strands a bus outside of Kansas City, and its passengers — including a stubborn, lovesick cowboy and the nightclub singer he hopes to marry — seek shelter and warmth at a roadside diner. The motley crew spends one night together, filled with bluster, heartache, and laughter, searching for love in this classic American comedy.
The Odd Couple
On the Matuza Mainstage | July 23 – August 8, 2021
Preview: July 22 | Terrific Tuesdays: July 27 & August 3
Opposites Attract! Think: Abbott & Costello, Laurel & Hardy, heck, even Jekyll & Hyde. Now, add Felix & Oscar to that list! Felix is a compulsive neat freak and Oscar is a filthy slob. These two suddenly single pals strain their friendship by becoming roommates and unconsciously repeating the same mistakes they made in the marriages they just left. Both are irresistible and lovable in Neil Simon’s classic comedy!
*Closing Season 29, Opening Season 30!*
On the Matuza Mainstage | September 3 – October 3, 2021
Preview: September 2 | Terrific Tuesday: September 7
Winner of eight Tony Awards and based on the Oscar-winning film, Once is the achingly beautiful tale of unexpected love between Guy, an Irish musician, and Girl, a Czech immigrant. The uplifting score—featuring the Academy Award-winning single, “Falling Slowly,”—is performed entirely on stage, with the actors doubling as orchestra musicians. Equal parts touching and inspiring, Once reminds us of music’s unique ability to forge deep, unspoken connections in our lives.
A Christmas Story
On the Matuza Mainstage | December 3 – December 23, 2021
Preview: December 2 | Terrific Tuesdays: December 7, 14, & 21
Ralphie Parker only wants one thing for Christmas: a Red Ryder BB gun — but everyone says the same thing: “You’ll shoot your eye out!” Take a trip down memory lane with this Christmas classic…the family’s temperamental exploding furnace; Scut Farkas, the school bully; the boys’ experiment with a wet tongue on a cold lamppost; the Little Orphan Annie decoder pin; Ralphie’s father winning a lamp shaped like a woman’s leg in a net stocking; Ralphie’s fantasy scenarios and more. This classic Christmas film comes to life for a perfect Holiday Season treat!
A Shayna Maidel
In the Koger-Gamache Black Box | January 14 – February 6, 2022
Preview: January 13 | Terrific Tuesday: January 18
Two sisters — one a survivor of Nazi concentration camps, the other brought up as an American — meet in 1946 after a separation of almost 20 years. In the course one evening, old barriers and griefs give way to a renewed sense of hope and mutual dependence — and the conviction that a better future may yet arise from the bitter ashes of the troubled past. A powerful, haunting and deeply affecting portrait of a family conveying the aftermath of the Holocaust through a poignant, imaginatively conceived examination of one divided family’s experience.
August: Osage County
On the Matuza Mainstage | February 25 – March 20, 2022
Preview: February 24 | Terrific Tuesday: March 1
A vanished father. A pill-popping mother. Three sisters harboring shady little secrets. When the large Weston family unexpectedly reunites after Dad disappears, their Oklahoman family homestead explodes in a maelstrom of repressed truths and unsettling secrets. Mix in Violet, the drugged-up, scathingly acidic matriarch, and you’ve got a major play that unflinchingly—and uproariously—exposes the dark side of the Midwestern American family.
Messiah on the Frigidaire
In the Koger-Gamache Black Box | April 1 – 24, 2022
Preview: March 31 | Terrific Tuesday: April 5 | No Show on Easter (April 17)
The small town of Elroy, South Carolina is thrust into the evangelical spotlight when what seems to be the image of Jesus appears on a refrigerator in a trailer park. The discovery by Lou Ann Hightower, her husband Dwayne, and her best friend Betsy, sets into motion a frenzy of conflict, communion and good old fashioned commerce. When the National Investigator turns the appearance into front-page headlines, their trailer park becomes a Mecca for miracle seekers, soul searchers and disciples with a decidedly political agenda. At the urging of the town’s business leaders, Betsy pretends to get messages from the appliance-based apparition, and the crowds multiply like loaves and fishes.
On the Matuza Mainstage | May 13 – June 12, 2022
Preview: May 12 | Terrific Tuesday: May 17
Based on Louisa May Alcott’s American classic, this Civil War story of love and family stands the test of time. Produced nationally and internationally, Little Women, has been praised by critics for its ambition in adapting such a well-known story for the stage. This timeless, captivating story is brought to life in this glorious musical filled with personal discovery, heartache, hope and everlasting love.
Dial M for Murder
In the Koger-Gamache Black Box | June / July 2022
Tony Wendice has married his wife, Margot, for her money and now plans to murder her for the same reason. He arranges the perfect murder. He blackmails a scoundrel he used to know into strangling her for a fee of one thousand pounds, and arranges a brilliant alibi for himself. Unfortunately…the murderer gets murdered and the victim survives. But this doesn’t baffle the husband: He sees his hireling’s death as an opportunity to have his wife convicted for the murder of the man who tried to murder her, and that is what almost happens. Luckily, the police inspector from Scotland Yard and a young man who is in love with the wife discover the truth, and in a scene of almost unbearable suspense they trap the husband into revealing his guilt, thus freeing Margot.
On the Matuza Mainstage | August 5 – September 4, 2022
Preview: August 4 | Terrific Tuesday: August 9
In 1913, Leo Frank, a Brooklyn-raised Jew living in Georgia, is put on trial for the murder of thirteen-year-old Mary Phagan, a factory worker under his employ. Already guilty in the eyes of everyone around him, a sensationalist publisher and a janitor’s false testimony seal Leo’s fate. His only defenders are a governor with a conscience and, eventually, his assimilated Southern wife who finds the strength and love to become his greatest champion.
Season 29 Subscriptions
Full Subscriptions $340 (equivalent to 2 tickets to each show)
Half Subscriptions $180 (equivalent to 1 ticket to each show)
You can make reservations to any of the following shows: Talking With, Jerry’s Girls, Popcorn Falls, Always…Patsy Cline, Bus Stop, The Odd Couple, and Once.
Due to the ever changing nature of the seating charts (following CDC guidance) we will open reservations for the shows this season on a show by show basis. As a subscriber you will be able to make your reservations a week prior to any general public on-sale date, as seating for these performances is sure to be limited.
*PLEASE NOTE: Any unused subscription tickets from the 28th season will be able to be redeemed through the end of the 29th Season.
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Season 30 Subscriptions
Subscriptions for the Limelight Theatres 30th Season are available now! Beginning in September with the musical Once, and going into September 2022, the landmark 30th season brings with it new Musicals, Comedies, American Classics and a mystery whodunnit. You can make reservations to any of the Season 30 shows: Once, A Christmas Story, A Shayna Maidel, August: Osage County, Messiah on the Frigidaire, Little Women, Dial M for Murder, and Parade. Reservations for all the shows will begin to the general public on July 13, 2021 but subscribers will get an extra week to make their reservations beginning on July 6, 2021.
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