MAINSTAGE IRVING-LAS COLINAS ANNOUNCES 2018-19 SEASON
IRVING, TEXAS: MainStage Irving-Las Colinas unveiled three plays, two musicals and a special collaboration that will be produced as part of the 2018-19 season to a packed house of volunteers, subscribers, and supporters on Sunday night, April 15 at the Irving Arts Center. The new season features Kiss Me Kate, Ravenscroft, The Night of the Iguana, Disaster! The Musical, and Boeing, Boeing. Additionally, MainStage will partner with the thinkIndia Foundation to produce The Red Pashmina, a production with live music, dance and drama exploring the different eras in India’s picturesque past. All MainStage productions are performed in the Dupree Theatre at the Irving Arts Center (3333 N. MacArthur Boulevard, Irving, Texas 75062).
Season ticket packages for all five shows range from $82-$95 (including a convenient “Flex Pass”). Season ticket renewals are being accepted now. New season ticket orders will be available for purchase June 16 through the Irving Arts Center Box Office at 972-252-2787 and online at www.irvingtheatre.org.
About the Shows:
THE RED PASHMINA (Additional $20 add-on)
SEPTEMBER 22−23 & 28-29, 2018
The Red Pashmina is an intriguing story of a psychiatrist and two of her patients that takes us on an unforgettable journey. As the patients undergo regression therapy, we see their memories come alive on stage and experience different eras in India’s picturesque past – from a quaint fishing village to an opulent palace, merchant caravans in the desert to a typical imperial officer’s club, a dark, dank dungeon to a magnificent ancient temple! Complete with live music, dance and drama, The Red Pashmina tells the story of serendipity through the ages... or is it destiny?
KISS ME KATE
NOVEMBER 2-17, 2018
Music & Lyrics by Cole Porter • Book by Sam & Bella Spewack
A clever retelling of Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew, this Cole Porter classic boasts romance, comedy, a scintillating score, and a hilarious look at the behind-the-scenes hijinks of a musical. In this musical-within-a-musical, an ex-husband and wife are cast in The Taming of the Shrew, where, despite their constant bickering, it becomes clear that they are still in love. This dazzling Broadway show features musical numbers like “So In Love,” “Wunderbar,” “Tom, Dick or Harry,” “Too Darn Hot,” “Brush Up Your Shakespeare,” and “I Hate Men.” Kiss Me, Kate is the first musical ever to be awarded the Tony Award for Best Musical!
JANUARY 18 – FEBRUARY 2, 2019
A Thrilling Mystery by Don Nigro
On a snowy night, Inspector Ruffing is called to a remote house to investigate the headlong plunge of Patrick Roarke down the main staircase. Five alluring and dangerous women lead him through a bewildering labyrinth of contradictory versions of Patrick's demise and that of the late Mr. Ravenscroft. There are ghosts on the staircase! There are skeletons in the closet! A fast-paced murder mystery, Ravenscroft will keep you guessing until the very end…
THE NIGHT OF THE IGUANA
MARCH 15-30, 2019
An American Classic by Tennessee Williams
Widely known as Tennessee Williams’s last great play, The Night of the Iguana grapples with some of life’s biggest mysteries. A defrocked priest has been accused of having inappropriate relations with a teenage girl. He seeks shelter at a Mexican inn run by his blowsy, widowed old friend who finds herself competing for his attentions with a kindly spinster who is caring for her grandfather, an aging poet. Of this play, The New York Times raves, “This is Tennessee Williams at the top of his form."
DISASTER! THE MUSICAL
MAY 10-25, 2019
Broadway’s Hilarious Musical Homage to Classic Disaster Films by Seth Rudetsky & Jack Plotnick
Disaster! is a new musical straight from Broadway, featuring some of the most unforgettable songs of the '70s. "Knock on Wood," "Hooked on a Feeling," "Sky High," "I Am Woman" and "Hot Stuff" are just a few of the scintillating hits in this hilarious musical comedy with a book by three-time Emmy Award nominee and SiriusXM Broadway host, Seth Rudetsky, and Jack Plotnick. Go wild for this hilarious homage to the era of bell-bottoms, platform shoes, and the hustle. With larger-than-life characters, snappy dialogue, and some of the most recognizable songs of the '70s, Disaster! will have you dancing in your seat and rolling in the aisles.
JULY 19 – AUGUST 3, 2019
A Fast-Moving Farce by Marc Camoletti
It’s the 1960s and swinging bachelor Bernard couldn’t be happier. He has a fantastic flat in Paris and three gorgeous stewardesses all engaged to him. Of course, the ladies know nothing of each other…yet! Bernard’s perfect life gets bumpy when his pal Robert drops in for a visit and a new and speedier Boeing jet throws off all of his careful planning. Soon all three stewardesses are in town simultaneously…timid Robert forgets which lies to tell to whom…and catastrophe looms! Fasten your seat belts, Boeing, Boeing is landing in Irving.
About MainStage Irving-Las Colinas:
Located in the heart of the Metroplex, MainStage Irving-Las Colinas supports the City of Irving’s efforts to improve the quality of life for its citizens by providing quality, award-winning theatre to the Irving community. An all-volunteer organization, MainStage strives to offer affordable and entertaining theatre experiences! For more information and to learn about volunteer opportunities, please visit www.IrvingTheatre.org.