Phoenix Theatre Company Celebrating Centennial Season With Lineup of Classic, Contemporary Productions

Posted By on February 21, 2019
Photo from Jersey Boys performance this past season.

The Phoenix Theatre Company is prepping for a landmark 100th season, with a selection of shows on the calendar that celebrate and honor its past, present and future.

The Phoenix Theatre Company is the largest and oldest regional theater company in the state, celebrating its 100th year. It kicks off Wednesday, June 12 with Spamilton – An American Parody, a Hamilton-inspired singing, dancing and comedy revolution with a satirical twist, and it continues through late June, when it wraps with Hair, the hit rock musical the company first performed more than two decades prior.

“Our 100th season is a true celebration of everything we’ve been through as a company, everything we’ve been working toward and everything we believe we can be,” said Phoenix Theatre Company Producing Artistic Director Michael Barnard. “Classics like Hair, which we produced here on our stage over 20 years ago,bring us back to our roots and pay tribute to some of our milestones over the years, while shows like The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and Americano! showcase the future of theatre with inclusive modern stories that help us really understand the people around us.”

Americano!, which details the amazing and true story of a DREAMer who wants nothing more than to serve in the U.S. Marine Corps, makes its debut this year, marking one of several contemporary productions that company has in store for theater-goers. Also hitting the stage during the Phoenix Theatre Company’s milestone season is Kinky Boots, featuring the music and lyrics of Cyndi Lauper, The Sound of Music, a longtime family favorite and holiday-season staple, and Something Rotten!, an original comedic musical dubbed, “Broadway’s Big, Fat Hit.”

“With 10 productions and the 22nd annual Festival of New American Theatre, there’s truly something for everyone,” Barnard said. “We can’t wait to share this historic, celebratory season with our community.”

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