From socially relevant works to critically acclaimed Broadway plays, Grand Center Arts District represents the intersection of it all and provides a unique place where emerging acts can coexist and connect with the pros. Whether you’re a regular theatre-goer or a newbie, there are plenty of plays to take a dip or a dive into the vibrant world of theatre.
The Fox Theatre is on the home stretch of their season, but there’s still time to catch a variety of Broadway blockbusters, classic favorites, must-see new productions, and everything in between. Our recommendation? The New York Times’ Critics Pick: “Come From Away,” which tells the little known true story of displacement in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada during 9/11.
Great For Kids
If you have a little one that loves to be the center of attention or one that could benefit from being a part of a collaborative group, Metro Theater Company was created with young people in mind and offers professional theater opportunities, in-school theater programming, traveling plays, kid-helmed productions and more.
One of the highest regarded playwrights, Tennessee Williams, gets his very own festival and it takes place May 9-19 at The Grandel Theatre. This year, Bryan Batt (Salvatore Romano, “Mad Men”) stars in “Dear Mr. Williams,” a one-man show inspired by the life of Tennessee Williams directed by Michael Wilson. Williams’ “The Night of the Iguana” headlines.
If you’re looking for a love story, a thrill, or even a good cry for that matter–keep the Marcelle on your radar. From productions that span the categories of edgy and sexy to the politically inspired, theatre troupes like New Line, Insight, and visiting out-of-towners have a slew of fresh theatre productions coming your way. One not to miss is the quirky “Be More Chill,” a new sci-fi rock musical that’s part Breakfast Club and part Little Shop of Horrors.