Semina De Laurentis, Artistic Director at Seven Angels Theatre in Waterbury, has announced their 2018-19 Mainstage Season. She stated, “It’s all about the audience enjoying great plays, comedies, and musicals. We put a great equity season together that all ages will enjoy. Stop by and see us!”
The 28th Mainstage Season starts with Altar Boyz on September 26. All show performances run Thursday through Sunday with matinees at 2 PM and evenings at 8 PM. Doors and Devil’s Corner Bar open one hour before curtain. Discounted season subscriptions are available now through August 31. Special free food and drink nights are available on many evening and matinee performances. The theatre is located in historic Hamilton Park at 1 Plank Road in Waterbury. Free parking is available. Just off I-84. For information or tickets call the box office at 203-757-4676 or on their website.
September 26-Oct 21
ALTAR BOYZ Book by Kevin Del Aquilar; Music & Lyrics by Gary Adler and Michael Patrick Walker
Meet Matthew, Mark, Luke, Juan and Abraham – aka the ALTAR BOYZ. They’re on a mission from above to put the “pop” back in piety, wooing legions of fans throughout their “Raise the Praise” tour. Next stop? Waterbury! Full of sharp parody, sinfully spectacular dancing, and irreverent humor, this heavenly boy-band is adored by audiences and critics alike. Uncontrollable laughs and lighthearted fun. This musical of pure delight will have you laughing and singing along. ALTAR BOYZ is destined to rock the masses of all denominations! “An energetic CROWD-PLEASER!” –Variety
November 8-December 2
RIP CORD By David Lindsay-Abaire
David Lindsay-Abaire’s ripping Ripcord is a deeply satisfying and entertaining story of two elderly women thrown together by a comic cosmic force possessed of a wicked sense of humor. A sunny room on an upper floor is prime real estate in the Bristol Place Senior Living Facility, so when the cantankerous Abby is forced to share her quarters with new-arrival Marilyn, she has no choice but to get rid of the infuriatingly chipper woman by any means necessary. “…. sweet-and-sour RIPCORD is great fun….larded with moments of surprise, both wacky and more substantial. When the play gets serious, it’s genuinely moving.” — Time Out NY “A show to treasure….” Deadline
January 31-February 24
GEORGE AND GRACIE: PART II
A nostalgic and hilarious look back at the famous husband and wife comedy team: George Burns and Gracie Allen. R. Bruce Connelly and Semina De Laurentis reunite in a sequel to the triumphant 2017 production: GEORGE & GRACIE: THE EARLY YEARS. Experience the delight as these two award-winning actors bring to life the unique comedy of the early years of Burns and Allen in this special theatrical event just for Seven Angels. Once again, join George and Gracie, their neighbors Blanche and Harry and other guests in this all new sequel production. GEORGE & GRACIE: PART II is to benefit Seven Angels Theatre educational and HALO Awards program.
March 14-April 7
FIRST DATE Book by Austin Winsberg | Music and Lyrics: Alan Zachary and Michael Weiner. When blind date newbie Aaron is set up with serial-dater Casey, a casual drink at a busy New York restaurant turns into a hilarious high-stakes dinner. In a delightful and unexpected twist, Casey and Aaron’s inner critics take on a life of their own when other restaurant patrons transform into supportive best friends, manipulative exes and protective parents, who sing and dance them through ice-breakers, appetizers and conversational land mines. Can this couple turn what could be a dating disaster into something special before the check arrives? “A winning crowd pleaser delivered with comic verve and charm. This is one first date you don’t want to end!” — NY1 “Sassy, madcap fun.” – Associated Press
April 25-May 19
THE WHO’S TOMMY Book by Des McAnuff, Pete Townsend. Music by Pete Townsend. Based on the iconic 1969 rock concept album, The Who’s TOMMY is an exhilarating story of hope, healing and the human spirit. The story of the pinball-playing, deaf, dumb and blind boy who triumphs over his adversities has inspired, amazed and puzzled audiences for more than 40 years. This five-time Tony Award-winning musical was translated to the stage by theatrical wizard, Des McAnuff, into a high-energy, one-of-a-kind theatrical event, you don’t want to miss.