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2021-2022 will be a season of upbeat entertainment. Our season title ‘Together Again’ reflects the many ways that characters are reunited on stage. It also implies our return to live theatre and being reunited with our audiences in the Helfaer Theatre.
The 2021-2022 Marquette Theatre Mainstage Season subscription, Together Again, includes four shows:
Exchanges for specific performances are available upon request for up to 12 hours before the scheduled performance begins. For those interested in Pinkalicious the Musical, tickets must be purchased separately.
By Neil Simon
October 1, 9, 15 at 7:30 pm
October 2, 10, 16 at 2:30 pm
A classic Neil Simon comedy set in the Beverly Hills Hotel. This full-length farce features four playlets all set in the same suite featuring various middle-aged couples wrestling humorously with a range of issues, from infidelity to the Academy Awards. A divorced couple must learn to cope for the sake of their daughter and best friends turn to enemies. Five couples in all are played by four very talented actors. This production introduces our Second Stage Series, using limited scenery and costumes, placing the focus on the acting. It will play in rotation with The Taming of the Shrew.
“California Suite” is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc.
By William Shakespeare
October 2, 8, 16 at 7:30 pm
October 3, 9, 17 at 2:30 pm
Shakespeare’s comical battle of the sexes brings Kate and Petruchio head-to-head on the Helfaer stage. Petruchio has come to Padua to find a wealthy wife. In finding Kate, the daughter of a local merchant, he discovers more than he bargained for! Not only is Kate a match for his fiery temper and agile wit, she proves to be his perfect partner. Comical subplots and sidekicks abound. The Taming of the Shrew plays in rotation with California Suite in our new acting-focused Second Stage Series.
By Sarah Ruhl
November 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20 at 7:30 pm
November 14, 21 at 2:30 pm
What do you do when your friends begin to turn into almonds? Sarah Ruhl’s farce addresses this dilemma and more. Melancholy Play is a charming story of a young woman named Tilly who is prone to melancholy. Yet her sorrow is so strangely appealing that no one can resist falling in love with her. A circle of friends come together in this delightful comedy about sadness that will leave you smiling.
“Melancholy Play” is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc.
Music and Lyrics by:
and some songs with Stig Anderson
Originally conceived by Judy Craymer
April 1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 9 at 7:30 pm
April 3, 10 at 2:30 pm
This charming musical is based on the music of ABBA, one of the most popular international pop groups of all time. Sophie is about to be married, and she’d like her father to give her away. There’s just one problem – she just doesn’t know who he is. Secretly she invites her mother’s three past lovers in order to solve the mystery. Romance and comedy fill this musical story set on a Greek Island. Guest-directed by Tony Clements who appeared in the Broadway and National Tour productions of Mamma Mia!
"Mamma Mia!" is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.
Elizabeth Kann and Victoria Kann
Music by: John Gregor
Lyrics by: John Gregor
Based on the book Pinkalicious by Elizabeth Kann and Elizabeth Kann
May 14, 15, 21 at 2:30 pm
May 21 at 12:00 pm
Based on the original book by Victoria and Elizabeth Kahn, this fun musical is about a young girl’s misadventures when she eats too many pink cupcakes and turns pink. Pinkalicious and the whole Pinkerton family learn lessons about moderation and acceptance – as well as the virtues of eating their greens!
“Pinkalicious, the Musical” is presented through special arrangement with and all authorized performance materials are supplied by Theatrical Rights Worldwide,1180 Avenue of the Americas, Suite 640, New York, NY 10036.