JUST ANOTHER DAY
written by and starring Dan Lauria
a world-premiere co-production with Great Barrington Public Theatre
June 2 – 18 on The MainStage at SHADOWLAND STAGES
SHADOWLAND is honored to kick off the 2023 Season with the world premiere production of Dan Lauria’s thoughtful new play, JUST ANOTHER DAY on The MainStage at SHADOWLAND STAGES
A heart-stirring new drama by stage and screen star Dan Lauria (‘The Wonder Years’). A comedy writer and a sophisticated poet in their seventies meet daily on a park bench to exchange wits and barbs, and wax nostalgic about old movies, all the while trying to figure out how they know – and love – each other. At least for that day.
THE 39 STEPS
Adapted by Patrick Barlow
From the novel by John Buchan
From the movie by Alfred Hitchcock
Licensed by ITV Global Entertainment Limited
And an original concept by Simon Corble and Nobby Dimon
June 23 – July 9 in The Studio at SHADOWLAND STAGES
This June, SHADOWLAND is thrilled to share the hilarious and Hitchcockian classic THE 39 STEPS in The Studio at SHADOWLAND STAGES, our new intimate black box theatre.
Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python and you get this fast-paced whodunit for anyone who loves the magic of theatre! This two-time Tony Award-winning treat is packed with nonstop laughs and over 150 characters, resulting in a riotous evening of pure pleasure.
“Theatre at its finest…Absurdly enjoyable! This gleefully theatrical riff on Hitchcock’s film is fast and frothy, performed by a cast of four that seems like a cast of thousands.”
– The New York Times
“Ingenious! A dizzy delight! ”
– Daily News
ALWAYS . . . PATSY CLINE
Created and originally directed by Ted Swindley
Based on a true story
June 14 – August 6 on The MainStage at SHADOWLAND STAGES
After two decades, SHADOWLAND will bring back the popular and full-hearted musical, ALWAYS… PATSY CLINE.
This heartfelt review tells the true story of the country music legend’s unlikely friendship with a fan, Louise Seger, cemented by years of letter-writing. Accompanied by the beloved hits ‘Walkin’ After Midnight’, ‘I Fall to Pieces’, ‘Crazy’, and many more, the housewife and the star share the letters and homespun stories of laughter and tears that brought them together.
“A song-filled valentine!” – Los Angeles Times
MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET
Book by Colin Escott and Floyd Mutrux
Original Concept and Direction by Floyd Mutrux
Inspired by Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins
August 11 – September 10 on The MainStage at SHADOWLAND STAGES
The centerpiece of SHADOWLAND’s season will have you dancing in the aisles as you listen to hit after hit from the greatest Rock n’ Rollers of all time.
On December 4, 1956, a twist of fate brought together Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, and Elvis Presley at Sun Records in Memphis. What followed would be the one of the greatest jam sessions ever. Million Dollar Quartet captures the contagious spirit, freewheeling excitement, and thrilling sounds of the once-in-a-life-time event where four of music’s best talents came together, featuring hits like ‘Blue Suede Shoes’, ‘Fever’, ‘Great Balls of Fire’, ‘Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On’, and more!
“Bone-shaking, soul-stirring, good-time classics with a surprising amount of grit and soul!”
– Chicago Tribune
“Keeps the joint jumping with great balls of fire!” – Variety
by Brenda Withers
September 15 – October 1 in The Studio at SHADOWLAND STAGES
In September, enjoy OFF PEAK, an intimate, brand-new play in the Studio at SHADOWLAND STAGES.
When two old flames run into each other on the evening commute, different views of the same past threaten to derail their connection. A new play about forgiving, forgetting, and the healing power of a good delay.
“Sly, smart, often very funny…an abundance of emotional and intellectual twists and turns.”
– The New Yorker
“Crowd-pleasing…sharply realized entertainment!”
– Broadway World
By Dominique Morisseau
October 6 – 22 on The MainStage at SHADOWLAND STAGES
This Fall, SHADOWLAND is proud to bring SKELETON CREW to the Hudson Valley, the third play in Dominique Morisseau’s acclaimed Detroit Trilogy.
It’s Detroit 2008, and a small automotive factory is on the brink of foreclosure. The
futures of a makeshift family of workers hang in the balance, as they stand trapped in a collapsing economy. With uncertainty everywhere, the line between blue collar and white collar becomes blurred and this working family must reckon with their personal loyalties, their instincts for survival and how best to drive forward.
“A very fine new play…warm-blooded, astute, deeply moral, and deeply American.”
– New York Times
“A prime example of how theatre imitates life…intense, touching and funny.”
– The Amsterdam News
MISS BENNET: CHRISTMAS AT PEMBERLEY
By Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon
December 1 – 17 on The MainStage at SHADOWLAND STAGES
To close the 2023 Season, SHADOWLAND is proud to offer MISS BENNET: CHRISTMAS AT PEMBERLEY, a delightful holiday comedy for the whole family.
One of the most popularly produced plays in the country since its premiere, this hilarious sequel to Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice is set two years after the novel ends. Bookish Mary has grown tired of her role as the dutiful middle sister in the face of her siblings’ romantic endeavors. But things change when an unexpected guest shows up for the family’s Christmas gathering at Pemberley, sparking Mary’s hope for independence, an intellectual equal, and maybe even love. This energetic and witty romantic comedy is a new holiday classic!
“An unstuffy, highly entertaining and warm-spirited work, the kind of thing multiple
generations can enjoy together…”
– Chicago Tribune
“This show is a holiday gift!”
– Houston Chronicle