On Saturday Kathy and I went to see Ragtime at the Hershey Theatre. It was the final show of their 2015-2016 season. We really enjoyed the show. It has been several years since we last saw it. We have been getting season tickets for over 20 years now.
It is always sad when the season ends. We have become friendly with the people who sit behind us as well as beside us since they have had their same seats for several years as well. We won’t see them again until the new season begins.
A few weeks ago the theatre held a kick-off event for the new season. Of course we went because I am always anxious to see what the new season will bring. The 2016-2017 season looks to be quite interesting.
It kicks off with A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder which runs November 1 – 6.
This is not one show that we have seen in New York so I am looking forward to it. It was the 2014 Tone winner for Best Musical. Should be fun.
That will be shortly followed by Book of Mormon which runs November 22 – 27.
From what I hear this is extremely funny although the language is rather “salty”. Because of this Hershey is offering a package where patrons don’t have to get this as part of the subscription package. We’re getting it.
There is a long break between this and the next show which runs March 21-26, 2017. That show is The Sound of Music.
For as long as this show has been around, other than the TV production, I have never seen it performed live. I have seen the movie countless times. I know the stage production is a bit different so I am looking forward to seeing this.
The lase show of the season, July 19-23, 2017, is one that I am excited about because Kathy and I saw it not too long ago on Broadway. It is Mowtown, the Musical.
Since I grew up with the music of Mowtown I really enjoyed this show and am looking forward to seeing it again.
So, even though the present season of shows is over the new season promises to be fun and exciting. Bring on the shows!