Sondheim on Sondheim by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine (8/8-9/1)
A new musical revue celebrating Sondheim’s work with video interviews and selections from his songbook. Cast announced so far: Susan Sanford, Durron Tyre and Matt Polson
The Laramie Project by Moisés Kaufman and the Members of Tectonic Theater Project (9/26-10/20)
This follows the true story of Matthew Sheppard’s death and its effect on the nation. It will commemorate the 20th Anniversary of his murder.
Who’s Holiday by Matthew Lombardo (11/14-12/15, 2019)
Dr. Suess’ character Cindy Lou Who and The Grinch prepare for Christmas. A Virginia premiere featuring Kimberly Jones-Clark.
An Act of God by David Javerbaum (2/27-3/23)
God, along with a multitude of heavenly hosts, tells it like it is. A central Virginia premiere and RTP’s contribution to the Acts of Faith Festival.
Seven Homeless Mammoths Wander New England by Madeline George (4/10-5/4)
An off-beat comedy following a college dean facing the termination of her university’s natural history museum and more. Julie Fulcher-Davis stars.
Grey Gardens, book by Doug Wright, music by Scott Frankel, and lyrics by Michael Korie (6/12-7/13)
This started as a incredible 1975 documentary, then went onto Broadway for this musical before a biopic version was created for HBO. It looks at the legendary mother-daughter duo. Susan Sanford plays Little Edie Beale.
The Sister Series (all central Virginia premieres)
The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey by James Lecesne (10/ 3 – 15)
One actor portrays every character in a small Jersey Shore town, as he tells the story of a flamboyant fourteen-year-old boy who goes missing. Running in tandem with The Laramie Project.
Trans Scripts by Paul Lucas (1/31 – 2/2, 2019)
Based on material from more than 75 interviews with people from around the world who identify as transgender.
Miss Gulch Returns by Fred Barton (5/15-25)
A musical parody of the character from The Wizard of Oz. Robert Throckmorton returns to the role, after performing 2 sold-out runs at RTP a decade ago.
Girlfriend by Todd Almond and Matthew Sweet (6/24 – 7/9)
A coming of age musical duet from 1993 Nebraska during the summer after high school with music from Matthew Sweet’s album Girlfriend.
The Cabaret Series
New Year’s Eve Celebration! Featuring Scott Wichmann (12/31)
A new show by Georgia Rogers Farmer (2 7-9, 2019)
3 other acts to be announced.
Subscriptions will go on sale for renewing subscribers 6/1 and to the general public on 6/15 (individual tickets go on sale 4 weeks prior to opening night). The complete Cabaret Series will be announced later this summer. Visit their website for more information or call the Ticket Hotline at 804-346-8113.