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EVITA
November 18-December 30
Previews November 15, 16, 17
Lyrics by TIM RICE
Music by ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER
Directed and Choreographed by JOSH RHODES


“Sexy, seductive and sublime” - Daily News


The crowning dramatic achievement of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, winner of eight Tony Awards, including best musical and best score, Evita is among the most passionate and memorable productions in musical theater history. Eva Perón used her beauty and charisma to rise from her poverty-stricken roots on the outskirts of Buenos Aires to become the powerful and controversial First Lady of Argentina at the age of 27. She won international acclaim and adoration as a champion of the poor, while glamour, power and greed made her the world’s first major political celebrity. With an electrifying score inspired by Latin, pop and jazz including the riveting anthem, “Don’t Cry for Me Argentina,” this iconic musical is set to dazzle with a spectacular new staging at Asolo Rep.


SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE
January 12-March 28
Previews January 10 & 11
Adapted for the stage by LEE HALL
Based on the screenplay by MARK NORMAN and TOM STOPPARD
Directed by RACHEL ROCKWELL


“A joyous celebration of the possibilities of theatre itself.” - The Telegraph

Tom Stoppard and Mark Norman’s brilliant seven-time Academy Award-winning film, including Best Picture bursts to life on the Asolo Rep stage. Promising young playwright Will Shakespeare is tormented by writer’s block while two competing theatre managers are demanding new comedies replete with romance, adventure and maybe a funny bit with a dog. To his rescue comes the beautiful and vibrant Viola, Will’s greatest admirer and the inspiration he’s been longing for. But Viola has a secret and Will finds himself star cross’d. This sweeping romantic comedy is a love letter to the arts, as Viola proclaims: “I will have poetry in my life. And adventure. And love. Love above all.”


MORNING AFTER GRACE
January 19-March 4
Previews January 17 & 18
By CAREY CRIM
Directed by PETER AMSTER

“As hilarious as it is touching.” - ItsAllTheatre.com

Hilarious and heart-warming, this unconventional new comedy tackles love, loss, and coming to terms with growing old. After hooking up at a funeral, Angus and Abigail find themselves waking up the next morning wrapped in sheets on Angus’s sofa. Strangers just the day before, Abigail thinks she may finally be ready to take a chance on love, but Angus has a few issues to work through first. Enter next-door neighbor Ollie, a former Detroit Tigers baseball player who now enjoys golf and yoga. But nothing is as it seems with this trio and every disclosure reveals a new perspective. Set in a Florida retirement community not far from here, this charming and big-hearted comedy takes us on an expected journey toward a new lease on life. 


RHINOCEROS
February 9-April 14
Previews February 7 & 8
By EUGENE IONESCO
Adapted and Directed by FRANK GALATI


“A magical embrace between the show and the spectator.”  - Le Monde

A farce. A tragedy. A magical experiment for the mind. Brace yourself for this illuminating new adaptation by two-time Tony Award-winner Frank Galati. Berenger is a simple man with a simple life. He has a regular job, drinks too much, and has a flirtatious relationship with his coworker Daisy. But his day is interrupted by a rhinoceros charging through town – then another and another, until all of the townspeople transform into rhinos. As one of the few humans remaining, Berenger ponders the ramifications of literally following the herd. Written just after World War II, Rhinoceros was considered a masterpiece of absurdist theatre, where the world is incomprehensible and anything a writer can imagine can happen. Don’t miss this hilarious satire about mass culture, conformity, and integrity.


ROE
March 16-April 15
Previews March 14 & 15
By LISA LOOMER
Directed by LAVINA JADHWANI


“Rousing Entertainment... A big play with big ideas.” – Mail Tribune

As the U.S. adjusts to a new administration and millions of women march in solidarity around the world, Roe emerges at a pivotal time in our nation’s history. The lawyer: a young, brilliant, courageous woman arguing Roe v. Wade before the Supreme Court. The plaintiff: a hard-living, single woman who, in 1969, found herself poor and pregnant for a third time. The landmark 1973 case legalized abortion, but also began these women’s unforeseen transformations that would come to mirror the polarization in American culture. With shocking turns and surprising humor, Roe illuminates the difficult choices women make and the passion each side has for its cause.


GLORIA
IN THE COOK THEATRE
April 6-29
Previews April 4 & 5
By BRANDON JACOBS-JENKINS
Directed by GREG LEAMING


“A whip-smart satire. A sharp-toothed comic drama with a whole lot to say.” – The New York Times


Style. Status. Success. A group of twenty-something editorial assistants are pursuing it all at one of New York’s most esteemed cultural magazines. But declining readership, diminishing advertising revenue and forced layoffs have employees tense and bitchy behind their cubicle walls. When a seemingly normal day at the office turns out to be anything but, these aspiring journalists are given inspiration in a way they never expected. A Pulitzer Prize-finalist and one of The New York Times Best Theater Picks of 2015, this hilariously dark and shocking play takes audiences on an unpredictable, unnerving journey to a simple and very human insight.


RAGTIME
May 4-27
Previews May 1-3
Book by TERRANCE MCNALLY
Music by STEPHEN FLAHERTY
Lyrics by LYNN AHRENS
Based on the novel “Ragtime” by E.L DOCTOROW
Directed by PETER ROTHSTEIN


“America needs to see this musical.” – Minneapolis Star Tribune

It’s the dawn of the 20th Century in New York...  a time of enormous change, of new ideas, and everyone is moving to the music of Ragtime. This epic Tony Award winning musical depicts the struggles, successes, hopes and dreams of a white, upper-middle class family in New Rochelle, an African-American musician and his girlfriend in Harlem, and a Jewish immigrant and his daughter on the Lower East Side. Interwoven with their stories are the newsmakers of the era including Harry Houdini, Booker T. Washington, J.P. Morgan and Henry Ford. Minneapolis director Peter Rothstein has scaled down this originally massive musical into an intimate, elegant production that resonates in today’s world to the very heart.


JUNGLE BOOK
June 8-30
Previews June 1 & 7
Presented by KIDOONS & WYRD PRODUCTIONS in association with THE 20K COLLECTIVE
Produced by JEFF LORD
Co-Created and Co-Directed by Craig Francis & Rick Miller
Based on the novel “The Jungle Book” by RUDYARD KIPLING

Asolo Repertory Theatre proudly announces its final production of its 2017-18 season, the world premiere of JUNGLE BOOK, a boldly re-imagined family friendly stage adaptation of Nobel Prize-winner Rudyard Kipling's classic novel. From Mowgli the Man-cub, Baloo the bear, Kaa the Snake, and more, JUNGLE BOOK will bring the characters audiences know and love to life while also introducing some of the other colorful inhabitants of Kipling's books, and of today’s urban jungles. It will be presented by Kidoons and WYRD Productions in association with The 20K Collective, produced by Jeff Lord, co- created and co-directed by Craig Francis and Rick Miller.



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