TheatreZone, a professional Equity theatre in Naples specializing in Broadway musicals, has made changes to its 2020-2021 season shows.
The revised schedule includes Home for the Holidays (Dec. 11 – 13); I Love My Wife (Jan. 7 – 17); Bright Star (Feb. 4 – 14); Camelot (March 4 – 14); and The Bridges of Madison County (April 15 – 25).
“Our sixteenth season will include a variety of traditional shows, audience favorites, and shows that might be new to some audience members,” says Mark Danni, artistic director. “We always strive to expose our subscribers and ticket buyers to a variety of works that can be unique to our market.”
Home for the Holidays is a TheatreZone original production celebrating the season with an extravaganza of holiday favorites, lively dance routines, gorgeous costumes and a live orchestra to put everyone in a festive mood.
A hysterical satire of the sexual revolution of the 1970s, I Love My Wife takes place on Christmas Eve in suburban Trenton, New Jersey, where two married couples who have been close friends since high school find themselves contemplating a ménage-à-quatre. What is truly innovative about the show is that the musicians are on the stage and melded into the play, where they sing, dress up in fancy clothes and comment on the action.
Inspired by a true story and featuring the Tony-nominated score by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell, Bright Star tells a beautiful story of love and redemption set against the rich backdrop of the American South in the 1920s and ’40s. An uplifting theatrical journey that holds you tightly in its grasp, Bright Star is as refreshingly genuine as it is daringly hopeful.
TheatreZone will also present Lerner and Loewe’s Camelot. Audiences can expect to experience a youthful, edgier version of this legendary love triangle of King Arthur, Guenevere and Sir Lancelot. Borrowing from the Arthurian legends, Camelot is the duo’s fantastical masterpiece which triumphed on Broadway in a legendary original production that lead to a film version, and numerous revivals in New York, London and across the globe.
“This new version of Camelot has been enhanced to create stronger connections within the delightful classic,” said Danni. “The definitive score and memorable characters are all there but with a libretto and orchestration adapted for a production which I believe our audiences will appreciate and enjoy.”
The Bridges of Madison County, based on the best-selling novel and developed by the Pulitzer- and Tony Award-winning creative team of Jason Robert Brown (The Last Five Years, Parade, Songs for a New World) and Marsha Norman, captures the lyrical expanse of America’s heartland along with the yearning entangled in the eternal question, “What if…?” Winner of the 2014 Tony Award for Best Score and Orchestrations, this sweeping romance about the roads we travel, the doors we open and the bridges we dare to cross will leave audiences breathless.
“With its soaring score and touching story, The Bridges of Madison County is a strong addition to any theatre’s season,” said Danni. “The powerful roles of Francesca and Robert are a dream come true for any actor, while the ensemble is rich with characters who tell their own individual stories and receive plenty of focus on stage.”
All evening performances will begin at 7:30 p.m. Matinees at 2 p.m. will be offered on Saturdays and Sundays.
TheatreZone is in residence at the 250-seat G&L Theatre on the Community School of Naples campus, 13275 Livingston Road, Naples.
Tickets range from $50-$65 with premium seats available at $85.
For more info, visit www.theatre.zone or call 888-966-3352 x1.