Stoneham Theatre has a lot to celebrate as they announce their 15th season. Selecting the slate of shows, however, proved to be challenging. “Choosing an anniversary season is tough,” Producing Artistic Director Weylin Symes shared. “There is a lot of pressure to get it right. But, in the end, I found I just wanted to choose another season of plays and musicals that represents the kind of work that we love to do: a mix of the familiar and the new, the entertaining and the thought-provoking, and one completely unexpected surprise.”
There is something for everyone in Season 15, from the Pulitzer Prize-winning play Doubt to the Boston premiere of That Hopey Changey Thing to the Broadway musical How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. Season 15 memberships are available now. To learn more, call the Stoneham Theatre Box Office at (781) 279-2200, or visit www.stonehamtheatre.org.
September 11-28, 2014
Doubt, A Parable
By John Patrick Shanley
Starring Karen MacDonald
Directed by Caitlin Lowans
PULITZER PRIZE WINNER
When a zealous Principal confronts a Priest about a relationship with a student, is she on a witch-hunt, or is the Priest hiding a dark secret?
October 23-November 9, 2014
By Tim Firth
Directed by Weylin Symes
THE OFFICE MEETS THE LORD OF THE FLIES MEETS SURVIVOR
When four middle-aged middle managers on a “team building weekend” capsize their boat and strand themselves on a deserted island, things go terribly and hilariously wrong.
November 28-December 28, 2014
Meet Me In St. Louis
Book by Hugh Wheeler
Songs by Hugh Martin & Ralph Blane
Based on “The Kensington Stories” by Sally Benson and the MGM motion picture
Meet Me In St. Louis
THE HAVE YOURSELF A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS MUSICAL
Join the Smith family for the holidays as they face leaving their beloved St. Louis home and relocating to New York City. This heart-warming American musical is a celebration of family, home, hearth and love.
February 26-March 15, 2015
That Hopey Changey Thing
By Richard Nelson
PART ONE OF THE CELEBRATED APPLE FAMILY PLAYS
It’s Election Day 2010, and the Apple family gathers for dinner in their childhood home in upstate New York. On the menu is a discussion of everything from Sarah Palin to the best way to de-skunk a dog. Richard Nelson explores ideas big and small, personal and political, and fashions them into a heartfelt, funny and engaging snapshot of contemporary life.
April 9-26, 2015
Walking the Tightrope
By Mike Kenny
A MUST-SEE FOR ALL AGES
Every summer, Esme takes a train to visit her grandparents. When she arrives this year, Granddad is there as always, but where is Nanna? This magical fable for all ages explores love, loss and running off to join the circus.
May 14-June 7, 2015
How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
Book by Abe Burrows, Jack Weinstock and Willie Gilbert
Music and Lyrics by Frank Loesser
Based upon the book by Shepherd Mead
Originally presented by Cy Feuer and Ernest H. Martin
In Association with Frank Productions
Directed by Ilyse Robbins
TONY AWARD-WINNING BROADWAY MUSICAL
From the director of 42nd Street and Thoroughly Modern Millie, this toe-tapping musical follows young, ambitious J. Pierrepont Finch, who, with the help of the book How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, rises from window washer to chairman of the board of the Word Wide Wicket Company.
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Flagship Season Sponsors: StonehamBank and Salem Five Charitable Foundation