Resident Theatre Company launches its first full season
You don’t have to go to New York for great theater anymore. The Resident Theatre Company (RTC) in West Chester is bringing New York theater to the Brandywine Valley. Following their sold-out run of Monty Python’s Spamalot, RTC has planned their first full season featuring three award-winning shows.
The season kicks off with Next to Normal, the story of an average American family that’s anything by normal. This funny, deeply moving, transformation musical with provocative lyrics and an electrifying score took New York by storm in 2009, winning three Tony Awards including Best Musical and the Pulitzer Prize for drama.
For the holidays RTC brings us a classic with a twist. A Christmas Carol: A Live Radio Play recreates Charles Dickens’ holiday tale as a live radio broadcast from 1945, complete with vintage commercials and live sound effects. Just six actors play the dozens of characters in this beloved story of second chances.
Bullets Over Broadway, a musical adaptation of the hilarious Woody Allen movie, rounds out the season. Bullets follows a young playwright in the 1920s who’s thrilled to find a producer for his first Broadway play, until he discovers the money comes from a famous gangster who wants his no-talent girlfriend to play the lead. This side-splitting musical features a catchy score of jazz standards, classic Broadway choreography with dancing girls and jaw-dropping tap numbers, and earned six Tony nominations in 2014.
Broadway veteran, Kristin McLaughlin Mitchell, Founding Artistic Director of RTC, will direct the shows. Mitchell’s vision to create a varied season led her to chose these shows spanning different eras and styles of musical theater. “We’re excited to bring such a diverse season to West Chester. There’s something for everyone!”
Come enjoy a bit of Broadway in the Borough!
If You Go:
Where: The Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center; 226 N. High St., West Chester
When: September 29th 2017 – April 15th 2018
Tickets: $25 – $53, at RTCWC.org
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