On Wednesday evening (March 20), Proctors in Schenectady announced the line-up of Broadway musicals for the theater’s upcoming 2012-2013 season with a rollickin’ soiree.
Here’s what’s coming up in Proctors’ spotlight:
“GHOST: THE MUSICAL”
Based on the Academy Award-winning 1990 romantic film, the musical features tunes penned by popmeisters Dave Stewart (Eurythmics) and Glen Ballard.
“MATTHEW BOURNE’S SLEEPING BEAUTY”
Choreographer Bourne and his company New Adventures transform the classic fairytale into a full-blown gothic romance.
January 14-19, 2014
No, this one’s not a musical. But the five-time Tony Award-winning play features the magical, magnificent horses of South Africa’s Handspring Puppet Company.
“SISTER ACT: A DIVINE MUSICAL COMEDY”
February 18-23, 2014
Based on the 1992 film comedy, the stage musical features original music by eight-time Academy Award-winning composer Alan Menken.
“THE BOOK OF MORMON”
March 11-16, 2014
The big news! From the twisted minds of “South Park” creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone, it’s the oh-so-irreverent winner of nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical.
“PHANTOM OF THE OPERA”
May 28-June 8, 2014
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical blockbuster returns to the Electric City for an extended run to wrap up the season.
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Let’s not forget, however, that last year Proctors’ initial roster of Broadway musicals boasted the rather playing-it-safe line-up of “Million Dollar Quartet,” “Mary Poppins,” “Wicked” and “Priscilla Queen of the Desert,” as well as “Les Miserables,” which opens on Tuesday, April 30. However, late additions to the calendar (booked for shorter runs) were Green Day’s “American Idiot” and “Fela!,” both of which were far more adventurous.