Annapolis Shakespeare Company Announces 2019-2020 Season

 
 
Photo by Joshua McKerrow
Photo by Joshua McKerrow
ANNAPOLIS, Md. - June 28, 2019 - PRLog -- Annapolis Shakespeare Company's Artistic Director Sally Boyett announced the company's 2019-2020 season today.  Boyett said, "As a theatre dedicated to work that has stood the test of time, I have created a cross-section of some of the most enduring classics and modern-classic plays and musicals ever written and seasoned it with one of the greatest family stories ever told". 

The season opens with arguably the greatest piece of western art ever created - "Hamlet" and will be performed in rotation with their new production of the Broadway classics  "All That Jazz", which will be fully choreographed and performed in collaboration with the Unified Jazz Ensemble. Boyett observes that "This combination says everything you need to know about ASC – World-Class theatre from Shakespeare to Broadway musicals."

For the holidays, the theater will bring back their holiday tradition with the Helen Hayes-Recommended original adaptation of  "A Christmas Carol". Also, back by popular demand is their original  "A Broadway Holiday"  with an expanded schedule.

Starting the 2020 New Year will be "39 Steps" , the essence of theatricality, providing audiences the opportunity to witness a brisk transformative romp in a send-up of Hitchcock's Hollywood classic. This will be followed by the Broadway revival of "You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown" which won 2 Tony Awards.   "For all of us, nothing says American classic more than Peanuts", says Boyett.  "Generations have, and still do, savor the warmth and heart of Lucy, Linus, Charlie and Snoopy's world" .

For the final spring show, Sally Boyett and Donald Hicken are again collaborating to create a world-premiere adaptation of one of the greatest adventure stories of all time - Robert Lewis Stevenson's enduring classic  "Treasure Island".

"These three winter and spring shows, including an original adaptation, continue our mission of producing the best in classic theatre and Broadway", says Boyett. "And we are excited to bring new family-friendly offerings to our stage."

During the summer, the theater will present their eighth season of Comedy in the Courtyard at Reynolds Tavern, with the hilarious work  "Shakespeare's Long Lost First Play (Abridged)" and their epic production of "A Midsummer Night's Dream" presented over three weeks in July 2020 in an intimate outdoor setting. 

"Shakespeare Theatres all over the world look to revisit the Bard's greatest accomplishments as often as possible and we're no exception," says Boyett.  "We're bringing the classics back, with a fresh interpretation."

ASC also proudly announces an expanded calendar of Cabaret and live music in the 2019-2020 season including a new partnership with the Unified Jazz Ensemble. Boyett says "Speaking of intimate settings, I am thrilled at the response we've received to our original Cabaret Series. From late-night Cabarets, special guest appearances, and a first-Sunday Jazz and Cabaret Series, Annapolis Shakespeare Company continues to reinvent great entertainment in our signature 90-minute scripted, costumed, choreographed productions."

She adds, "I know that this is a season that you won't want to miss.  World class plays presented with a Broadway aesthetic.  Sign on to the journey and stay with us, we're just getting started!"

TICKETS:
Ticket prices range from $39-$65 with discounts for seniors, young professionals, and military. Flexible Season Subscriptions provide additional savings. All performances are accessible for wheelchair patrons.  Please call the box office to arrange any special seating needs.
Call the box office at 410-415-3513 or visit https://www.annapolisshakespeare.org/ for ticket details.

On the Main Stage at 1804 West Street in Annapolis:

HAMLET
by William Shakespeare
September 28-October 27, 2019

ALL THAT JAZZ!
by Sally Boyett
October 5-20, 2019

A CHRISTMAS CAROL
adapted by Sally Boyett & Donald Hicken
November 30-December 29, 2019

A BROADWAY HOLIDAY
by Sally Boyett
December 12-28, 2019

THE 39 STEPS
by Patrick Barlow
February 15-March 8, 2020

YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN
by Clark Gesner & John Gordon
March 28-April 19, 2020

TREASURE ISLAND (World Premiere)
adapted by Sally Boyett & Donald Hicken
May 16-June 21, 2020

Outdoor Experiences:

SHAKESPEARE'S LONG LOST FIRST PLAY (Abridged) at Reynolds Tavern
by Austin Tichenor & Reed Martin
May 26-September 8, 2020

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
by William Shakespeare
July 9-26, 2020

ABOUT
Annapolis Shakespeare Company (ASC) is a Helen Hayes Award-nominated regional theatre company, offering over 200 live performances annually, and serving Anne Arundel County as the leading professional arts provider of school matinees and student workshops.

ASC's mission is to produce bold, re-imagined, entertaining and accessible interpretations of classical works, contemporary plays, and musicals.

ASC is committed to promoting the highest level of artistic excellence, to cultivating the widest possible audience, and to contribute to the economic and cultural growth of our community, state, and region with the following experiences and programs: a year-round season of professional theatre, educational Artist-in-Residence programs, pre-professional training and internship programs. The Annapolis Shakespeare Company enriches the human community through the revelation of beauty and the illumination of fundamental truths of human experience.

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