Pioneer Theatre Company’s 2017-18 season
“The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” » Sept. 15-30. Simon Stephens’ 2015 Broadway adaptation of British writer Mark Haddon’s 2003 murder mystery, narrated by a 15-year-old boy who describes himself as “a mathematician with some behavioral difficulties.”
“A Comedy of Tenors” » Oct. 20-Nov. 4. Playwright Ken Ludwig’s new chapter to his well-loved 1989 farce “Lend Me a Tenor,” which was adapted into a 2007 musical at the Utah Shakespeare Festival. The new comedy, set in Paris, features many of the same characters we know from the Cleveland Grand Opera Company, including Max, now an aspiring opera singer.
“Newsies” » Dec. 1-16. The song-and-dance Disney musical inspired by a 1899 paperboy strike in New York City. Utah theatergoers turned out in droves for two runs of the touring show last June and August. The 2012 Broadway musical, adapted from the 1992 Disney film, won a Tony Award for its score, and its run was extended for more than 1,000 shows, hitting records as the highest-grossing show of the Broadway season.
“Bright Star” » Jan. 12-27. A love story of a musical by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell. Set in the 1940s in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, the musical stars what The New York Times called “a winsome country and bluegrass score.”
“i” » Feb. 16-March 3, 2018. A world-premiere of Jeff Talbott’s play set in the near future. It is billed as a “mysterious love story,” and it’s about a woman with no memories who reconnects after a tragedy with a man who remembers everything. The play received a staged reading in Pioneer Theater’s Play-By-Play development series in January.
“Twelfth Night” » March 30-April 14. The classic Shakespeare rom-com about mistaken identities and gender-bending disguises, centered on the story of twins Viola and Sebastian, who are separated after a shipwreck.
“Mamma Mia” » May 11-26. A regional production of the well-loved, much-toured Broadway jukebox musical. Book by Catherine Johnson, featuring ABBA songs by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus.
Prices » Packages range from $105-$325. Single tickets for musicals will be $42-$64, with other plays ranging from $25-$44. To subscribe or renew, call 801-581-6961, or visit pioneertheatre.org or the theater’s box office at 300 S. 1400 East, Salt Lake City.
To purchase » Current season ticket holders will soon receive renewal notices and may reserve current seats before June 30. New subscriber orders will be filled in the order in which they are received at 801-581-6961 or at the box office, 300 S. 1400 East, Salt Lake City.
Also » Titles and dates for theater’s concert staging and Play-By-Play development season will be announced later.