Tickets now on sale for new season of Broadway

August 24, 2017 by  

The 2017-2018 season of productions under the Broadway in Wilmington umbrella has been announced, and tickets are on sale now for those who are buying them singly. The season includes four productions that will run for one week each, and three shows that have limited engagements. The shows are presented at the Playhouse on Rodney Square in downtown Wilmington.

The upcoming week-long productions are “The Wizard of Oz,” “Cabaret,” “Dirty Dancing: The Classic Story Live on Stage,” and “Motown the Musical.”

“The Wizard of Oz” is an on-stage retelling of the 1939 film classic, and is family-friendly. “Cabaret,” however, is probably not suitable for very young children. People know many of the tunes, such as “Willkommen” and “Money,” but the theme—the Nazi persecution of the Jews—may be difficult to watch.

The stage version of “Dirty Dancing” is a great way for people to remember one of their all-time favorite films, while “Motown the Musical” explores the life of Berry Gordy, legendary music producer, and the man largely responsible for the “Motown sound” that got the whole country dancing in the 1960s. All four shows are new to the Playhouse.

The shorter runs are “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical,” “The Illusionists: Live from Broadway,” and “Dance to the Movies.” Information about all the shows, and the performance dates, are available on the theater’s website.
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