Phillipa Soo, Renee Elise Goldsberry, and Jasmine Cephas Jones in the original Broadway cast of Hamilton – one of 12 shows coming in the Hennepin Theatre Trust’s next season.
The Hennepin Theatre Trust announced today its 2018-2019 Bank of America Broadway season. The new season will feature a mix of 12 new and classic musicals, spearheaded by the much-anticipated megamusical Hamilton.
Season subscribers will receive a package of tickets to 8 shows: Hamilton, A Bronx Tale, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Hello, Dolly!, On Your Feet, The Play That Goes Wrong, Dear Evan Hanson, and Fiddler on the Roof. The four “season options” falling outside of the main package are four returning tours: Beautiful – The Carole King Musical, The Book of Mormon, Les Miserables, and Rock of Ages.
Season subscribers receive a number of benefits including discounted tickets (vs. single ticket purchases), seat guarantees (for returning subscribers), and advanced purchasing – a major factor with shows such as Hamilton that are expected to sell out throughout their Minneapolis runs. Season subscriptions go on sale to the public on Wednesday, Feb. 14 at 10 am, and can be purchased in person at the State Theatre Box Office in downtown Minneapolis, online at HennepinTheatreTrust.org or by phone at (800)859-7469.
A break for Valentine’s later, A Bronx Tale pops down on the stoop with to musically explore a different vein of breakups: a split between family and organized crime. This doo-wop musical is set in NYC’s Bronx neighborhood in the 1960s, and features a young man caught between filial piety and the glamour of the mob. Throw in some Molotov cocktails and forbidden romance and you’re in for a rollercoaster of a ride. The show opened on Broadway in December 2016, and plays in Minneapolis from February 19-24, 2019. Its devoted fans called foul when the show wan’t nominated in the last Tony Awards cycle.
For a sweet slice of childhood, see Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. There are several different musical adaptations of the beloved children’s novel; this one mixes songs from the most beloved film adaptation (“Pure Imagination,” “The Candy Man”, and “I’ve Got a Golden Ticket”) into a vibrant and high-energy new score by part of the writing team from Hairspray. March 6-17, 2019.
April showers don’t necessarily breed flowers in the Minnesota climate, but they will bring Hello, Dolly! bursting into bloom. This classic musical about young love and a consummate matchmaker features songs like “Put on Your Sunday Clothes” and “It Only Takes a Moment”, and will play on Hennepin Ave for two weeks. April 16-28, 2019.
For something different, try the music of Gloria and Emilio Estefan in On Your Feet! This jukebox musical thrums with energy and a Latin-tinged pop flair, filled with dance anthems and swinging moves. Jan. 22-27, 2019.
The Play That Goes Wrong is an outright farce. The Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society sets out to perform its latest overly ambitious production, The Murder at Haversham Manor, only for things to go wonderfully, terribly, hilariously wrong. A hit on both sides of the Atlantic. May 7-12, 2019.
Dear Evan Hansen tells the story of a high school boy struggling with social anxiety disorder. A tragic event and a quick fib turn into a spiraling web of lies and growing angst, with a script by Steven Levenson and a stunning score by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul. May 28-June 9, 2019.