Over the last months, we have worked hard to offer engagement and routine to the young theatre community by connecting via virtual rehearsals, movie nights and with our highly successful new venture – the Virtual Sunday Sessions. Thank you to all who’ve made this a success!
Though we remain committed to providing virtual training until it is deemed safe to re-open any of our in-person programming, we are now excited to share with you our plans for the future and announce our 2020-2021 season!
We bring you a season that has promise of unique storytelling experiences and the big production value Mainstage is known for but still offers familiarity to our community. Regardless the landscape of theatre in the next year, we look forward to seeing you all again – and growing as theatre creators.
Meredith Willson's THE MUSIC MAN Postponed from our 2019-2020 season, Mainstage remains committed to bringing to life this tale of fast-talking traveling salesman, Harold Hill, as he cons the people of River City into buying instruments and uniforms for a boys' band – this, despite the fact that he doesn't know a trombone from a treble clef. We believe this nostalgic story about community and acceptance remains an important one to tell in these times.
URINETOWN the musical Hilariously funny and touchingly honest, Urinetown provides a fresh perspective on one of our greatest art forms. In a Gotham-like city, a terrible water shortage, caused by a 20-year drought, has led to a government-enforced ban on private toilets. Citizens must use public amenities, regulated by a single malevolent company that profits by charging admission for one of humanity's most basic needs. A hero decides that he's had enough and plans a revolution to lead them all to freedom.
VIRTUAL SUNDAY SESSIONS We are so excited to announce that all season long, we will be producing virtual sessions designed to engage young musical theatre performers and enthusiasts alike. Whether diving into the making of an award winning show, learning choreography from some of the hottest musicals right now or connecting with professional performers, there is so much to learn at every session!