VERO BEACH – Beginning Monday, June 3rd at 10 am, single tickets for Riverside Theatre’s exciting 2019-2020 Season will go on sale. Building on the incredible success of last season’s productions with sold-out performances of My Fair Lady, Evita, and Legally Blonde, Riverside is proud to present another ambitious season of music, comedy, and drama.
The season begins in October with a musical journey through the 60’s with Beehive followed in January by the tap-happy, tuneful Thoroughly Modern Millie. A tribute to American playwright Neil Simon follows with his Pulitzer Prize-winning play Lost in Yonkers in February. Two very popular musical hits – the madcap La Cage aux Folles and the romantic thriller The Bodyguard – conclude the season on the Stark Stage while two comedic plays fill the Waxlax Stage season – the uproarious The 39 Steps in January and very funny Bakersfield Mist in March.
Individual tickets start at $35 and can be purchased by calling the Box Office at 772.231.6990 or online at www.riversidetheatre.com.
Stark Stage Shows
Beehive: The 60’s Musical
Created by Larry Gallagher
October 29 – November 17, 2019
An exuberant jukebox celebration of the rockin’ women who made the 60’s memorable, Beehive transports audiences on a musical journey showcasing some of the ladies who made the era’s music so special. From Leslie Gore to Janis Joplin, from the Shirelles to the Supremes, from Aretha Franklin to Tina Turner, the show features over forty classic chart-toppers that will have audiences dancing in the aisles reliving one of music’s greatest decades.
Thoroughly Modern Mille
Book by Richard Morris & Dick Scanlan
New Music by Jeanine Tesori
New Lyrics by Dick Scanlan
January 7-26, 2020
Winner of six Tony® Awards, including Best Musical, Thoroughly Modern Millie is a high-spirited musical romp that takes you back to the height of the Jazz Age. When Millie Dumont arrives in New York City from Kansas, she quickly finds an exciting new world filled with frisky flappers, dashing leading men and a villainess audiences love to hate. Based on the 1967 film starring Julie Andrews and Mary Tyler Moore, Thoroughly Modern Millie is a perfect evening of explosive tap numbers and hilarious situations.
Lost in Yonkers
By Neil Simon
February 4-23, 2020
Written by Neil Simon and set in Yonkers, New York, in 1942, Lost in Yonkers is the Tony® Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning drama about two brothers who are sent to live with their stern German grandmother after their mother’s death. Placed there by their traveling salesman father, the boys find themselves contending with new realities – a childlike aunt, a gangster uncle, and a dad who is never there.
La Cage aux Folles
Book by Harvey Fierstein
Music & Lyrics by Jerry Herman
Based on the French Play, La Cage aux Folles by Jean Poiret
March 10-29, 2020
Winner of multiple Tony® Awards – Best Musical in 1984, Best Musical Revival in 2005 AND 2010, La Cage Aux Folles remains one of Broadway’s all-time biggest hits. After twenty years of un-wedded bliss, Georges and his male partner, Albin, get the thrilling news their son is getting married. The only problem is the bride-to-be is the daughter of a bigoted, straight-laced politician dedicated to ridding St. Tropez of drag clubs like the one owned by George and starring Albin. Featuring some of Jerry Herman’s greatest show tunes, La Cage aux Follies is madcap merriment.
Book by Alexander Dinelaris
Songs originally recorded by Whitney Houston
April 14 – May 3, 2020
Based on the smash hit film, the breathtakingly romantic thriller follows Secret Service agent turned bodyguard, Frank Farmer, when he is hired to protect superstar Rachel Marron from an unknown stalker. Featuring songs made famous by Whitney Houston, The Bodyguard includes “Queen of the Night,” “So Emotional,” “One Moment in Time,” “Saving All My Love For You,” “I Have Nothing,” and one of the bestselling songs of all time, “I Will Always Love You.”
Waxlax Stage Shows
The 39 Steps
By Patrick Barlow
Based on the novel by John Buchnan
January 21 – February 9, 2020
Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python and you have The 39 Steps, a fast-paced whodunit for anyone who loves the magic of theatre! Winner of two Tony® Awards, the play is filled with nonstop laughs, over 150 characters (played by four actors), a plane crash, handcuffs, missing fingers, and some good old-fashioned romance.
By Stephen Sachs
March 24 – April 12, 2020
Inspired by true events, this hilarious new comedy follows Maude, a fifty-something unemployed bartender, who buys a painting for a few bucks from a thrift store. Despite almost trashing it, she’s now convinced it’s a lost masterpiece by Jackson Pollock worth millions. But when world-class art expert Lionel Percy flies over from New York and arrives at her trailer home in Bakersfield to authenticate the painting, he has no idea what he is about to discover.
Starting Monday, June 3rd, tickets can be purchased by calling the Box Office at 772.231.6990 or online at www.riversidetheatre.com.
About Riverside Theatre
Riverside Theatre, America’s largest professional theatre in a small town, is located at 3250 Riverside Park Drive, Vero Beach, FL 32963. Riverside Theatre programs are sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Arts Council, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Riverside Theatre is a member of Florida Professional Theatre Association, the Cultural Council of Indian River County, the Indian River Chamber of Commerce, and the Sebastian River Area Chamber of Commerce.
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