Spartanburg Little Theatre announces 2012 – 13 seasonPublished 4:45pm Friday, August 3, 2012
Season opens with ‘The King and I’
The Spartanburg Little Theatre recently announced its upcoming 2012-13 season.
The season opens Sept. 7-16 with the classic musical “The King and I,” which tells the story of Anna, a British governess brought into the court of Siam to tutor the king’s many children. This love story includes many popular songs by Rodgers and Hammerstein, including “Getting to Know You” and “Shall We Dance.”
“Moonlight and Magnolias” will take the stage Nov. 2-11. A comedy that illuminates the behind-the-scenes business of Hollywood movie making in the 1930s and 40s, this production focuses on a famed Hollywood producer’s solution to problems with the script for his latest historical epic, “Gone with the Wind.”
The popular musical “Chicago” starts out the new year, with performances Jan. 11-20, 2013. Set in 1920s Chicago, the show tells the story of chorus girl Roxie Hart, who murders a faithless lover and winds up on death row. She joins forces with Velma Kelly, another merry murderess, and the two vie for the spotlight and the headlines in search of the American dream: fame, fortune and acquittal. “Chicago” features numerous well-known songs, such as “When You’re Good to Mama,” “Cell Block Tango” and “Razzle Dazzle.”
“Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” is next in the season, March 8-17, 2013. This musical tells the Biblical saga of Joseph and his coat of many colors. Joseph, his father’s favorite son, is a boy blessed with prophetic dreams. When he is sold into slavery by his jealous brothers and taken to Egypt, Joseph endures a series of adventures in which his spirit and humanity are continually challenged.
The season winds up May 3-12, 2013 with one of the iconic masterpieces of American theater, “A Streetcar Named Desire.” Tennessee Williams’ famous play follows the fading but still attractive southern belle Blanche Du Bois as she arrives unexpectedly on the doorstep of her sister, Stella, and her brother-in-law, Stanley Kowalski. Over the course of one hot, sultry New Orleans summer, Blanche’s fragile facade slowly crumbles as she meets her match in the rough-hewn, brutish and sensual Stanley, who sees through her and is determined to expose her.
Call the Spartanburg Little Theatre at 864-585-8278 for more information or to order season tickets.
- article submitted
by Jay E. Coffman