Walnut Street Theatre's 205th Anniversary Season! — A Season of Dreams!
This Tony Award-winning best musical about chasing your dreams will dance right into your heart!
IN THE HEIGHTSSeptember 3 – October 20
Music and Lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda · Book By Quiara Alegría Hudes · Conceived by Lin-Manuel Miranda
IN THE HEIGHTS is Broadway's Tony Award-winning Best Musical about chasing your dreams and finding your true home. This exhilarating musical tells the universal story of a vibrant community in New York's Washington Heights neighborhood – a place where the coffee from the corner coffee shop is light and sweet, the windows are always open and the breeze carries the rhythm of three generations of music. It's a community on the brink of change, full of hopes and dreams where the biggest struggles can be deciding which traditions you take with you, and which ones you leave behind. With a gripping story and incredible music and dance, IN THE HEIGHTS is a groundbreaking 21st century musical and the next chapter in the classic American story.
The holiday season will be a dream with the hilarious Broadway musical comedy based on the Hollywood hit!
ELFNovember 5 – January 5
Book by Thomas Meehan and Bob Martin · Music by Matthew Sklar · Lyrics by Chad Beguelin · Based on the New Line Cinema Film
ELF is the charming tale of Buddy, a young orphan who mistakenly crawls into Santa's bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole. Buddy is raised unaware that he is actually a human, until his enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa's permission, he embarks on a journey to New York City with dreams to find his birth father and discover his true identity. What's an adopted elf to do when he realizes his father is on Santa's 'naughty' list and his half-brother doesn't believe that there is a Santa Claus? It's up to Buddy to save Christmas! Find your inner ELF as the writers of Annie and The Wedding Singer adapt the hit film into the unforgettable gift of a Broadway musical for the holiday season!
Broadway's acclaimed new drama about a writer with big dreams!
OTHER DESERT CITIESJanuary 14 – March 2
By Jon Robin Baitz
OTHER DESERT CITIES is the story of a once promising novelist, who returns home after a six year absence to celebrate Christmas in Palm Springs with her parents, former leading Republicans, and her eccentric liberal aunt. When the novelist announces she is about to publish a memoir focusing on an explosive chapter in the family's history, the holiday reunion is thrown into turmoil as the family struggles to come to terms with their past. In this family, secrets are everything. You'll be on the edge of your seat as their family mystery unfolds. OTHER DESERT CITIES is both a funny and gripping new Broadway drama from the creator of TV's Brothers & Sisters and was a finalist for the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
A dreamy laughs to-die-for Broadway comedy classic!
ARSENIC AND OLD LACEMarch 11 – April 27
By Joseph Kesselring
ARSENIC AND OLD LACE is one of the American theatre's funniest comedies. Drama critic Mortimer Brewster is engaged to the lovely Elaine Harper... but will she fit in with his 'unusual' family? Abby and Martha Brewster are known throughout Brooklyn for their many acts of kindness and charity. But Mortimer has just learned that his charming spinster aunts have taken to relieving the loneliness of old men by inviting them in for a nice glass of home-made elderberry wine laced with arsenic, strychnine, and "just a pinch" of cyanide! What else can go wrong? Their brother believes that he's Teddy Roosevelt! Don't miss our 75th Anniversary production of the classic madcap comedy ARSENIC AND OLD LACE.
You'll dream of musical comedy with Broadway's Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning classic!
HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYINGMay 13 – July 13
Book by Abe Burrows and Jack Weinstock and Willie Gilbert · Music and Lyrics by Frank Loesser
Based on How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying by Shepherd Mead
A musical satire of 1960s big business and all it held sacred, HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING follows the rise of J. Pierrepont Finch, who uses a little handbook called "How To Succeed In Business" to climb the corporate ladder from lowly window washer to high-powered executive, tackling such familiar but potent dangers as the company man, the office party, backstabbing co-workers, caffeine addiction and, of course, true love. This blockbuster musical comedy features a beloved score packed with such hit standards as "I Believe in You," "Happy to Keep His Dinner Warm," "The Company Way," "Been a Long Day," "Rosemary" and "Brotherhood of Man."
All plays and dates subject to change.
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