Note: Performances will be held at the Regent Theater Complex, 820 East Genesee Street, Syracuse. For tickets, please refer to the links with each show. Flex 4Pack tickets are also on sale.
Seating is general admission and Covid safety protocols will be in place. Masks will be required at all times by everyone regardless of vaccination status, except while eating or drinking in designated areas.
Book by Neil Simon | Music by Cy Coleman | Lyrics by Dorothy Fields | Based on an original screenplay by Federico Fellini, Tullio Pinelli, and Ennio Flaiano | Produced for the Broadway stage by Fryer, Carr, and Harris | Conceived, Staged, and Choreographed by Bob Fosse | Directed by David Lowenstein | Choreographed by Kiira Schmidt-Carper | Music Direction by Brian Cimmet
Oct. 14 – 23 | Opening Night: Oct. 15
An integral part of the musical theater lore of Gwen Verdon and Bob Fosse, Sweet Charity is filled with great songs, dazzling choreography, and humor courtesy of Neil Simon. At its heart is Charity Hope Valentine, romantic and optimistic, who is trying to make a life for herself in the big, bad city. Featuring such famous tunes as “Big Spender,” “If My Friends Could See Me Now,” “I’m a Brass Band” and “Baby, Dream Your Dream,” this treasure from the 60’s is packed with heart, energy, and genuine affection for the art of musical theater.
FAILURE: A LOVE STORY
By Philip Dawkins | Directed by Thom Miller
Nov. 11 – 19 | Opening Night: Nov. 12
“If you knew how long you had, would you be able to live your life?” This bittersweet consideration is at the center of Failure: A Love Story, a play at once whimsical and profound, simple and elegant. In Chicago in 1928, the three Fail sisters—Nelly, Jenny June, and Gerty—will meet untimely ends, but their unfortunate fates are tempered by the richness of life and love. With echoes of Thornton Wilder and tinged with the nostalgia of popular songs from a by-gone era, this delicately romantic and funny play reminds us that “just because something ends, doesn’t mean it wasn’t a great success.”
DISNEY’S THE LITTLE MERMAID*
Music by Alan Menken | Lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater | Book by Doug Wright | Based on the Hans Christian Andersen story and the Disney film that was produced by Howard Ashman & John Musker and written & directed by John Musker & Ron Clements | Originally Produced by Disney Theatrical Productions | Directed by Melissa Rain Anderson | Music Direction by Brian Cimmet | Choreography by Adam Cates | Co-produced with Syracuse Stage
Nov. 25 – Jan. 8 | Opening Night: Dec. 2
Dive into musical family fun with Ariel, Sebastian, and all the watery gang from this beloved tale. With spectacular aerial (what?) acrobatics provided by 2 Ring Circus (The Wizard of Oz, 2017), this production promises enough thrills and delights for landlubbers of all ages. Nothing fishy about this holiday treat.
*Drama subscribers will receive vouchers redeemable for tickets to Disney’s The Little Mermaid.
By Robert O’Hara | Directed by Gilbert McCauley
Feb. 17 – 26 | Opening Night: Feb. 18
This satirical and insightful play introduces the O’Mallery family. Five siblings—four sisters, one brother—all with various addictions, dependencies, and issues, one perhaps more than the others. Is a surprise intervention at a family picnic on behalf of the “troubled” one a good idea? Why does the brother arrive with a taser? Starting with the O’Mallerys themselves, this is a play full of surprises and very good theatrical ideas from the most appropriately inappropriate satirist in American theater today. No one survives un-tased.
By Clare Barron | Directed by Katherine McGerr
Mar. 24 – Apr. 2 | Opening Night: Mar. 25
“This is a play about 13-year-old girls. It’s also a play about women, ambition, and desire,” writes Clare Barron about her 2017 Susan Blackburn Prize-winning play Dance Nation. Set in the pressure cooker milieu of an impending national dance competition, Barron takes us into the insular world of a team from Liverpool, Ohio, to expose their rivalries, competitiveness, support, and joy, and to reveal not only their sensitivities and insecurities but their fierce undeniable power. A refreshingly unorthodox play that conveys the joy and abandon of dancing, while addressing the changes to body and mind of its characters as they peer over the precipice toward adulthood.
MELANCHOLY PLAY: A CHAMBER MUSICAL
Book and Lyrics by Sarah Ruhl | Music by Todd Almond | Directed by Daniella Caggiano
Apr. 28 – May 7 | Opening Night: Apr. 29
Who says sadness isn’t fun? Certainly not award-winning playwright Sarah Ruhl. In her absurd, sensual, and heartfelt play Melancholy Play: A Chamber Musical, Ruhl endows melancholy with aphrodisiac power in the person of Tilly, a bank teller whose lingering sadness attracts everyone around her. So acute is the attraction that when Tilly suddenly finds happiness, she throws the others into despair. One even transforms into an almond. Yes, the nut. It will be up to Tilly to restore her. With characteristic whimsy and nuanced seriousness, Ruhl considers the many different ways to find joy and how sadness is a necessary component of happiness. Cue cello.