2020 Marriott Theatre Schedule Released

The 2020 Marriott Theatre schedule has been released recently, and we can’t contain ourselves!

Eight equity “West Side of Lincolnshire Stories” fill out the 2020 schedule and the “Sounds of Music” are delightful.

Five adult shows and three young audience productions go together like princesses and peas or kisses for women named Kate.

Watch the “World Go Round” all year for the Lincolnshire stage’s 45th season.

Let’s take a look at what Marriott has in store for us as “we feel stunning and entrancing,” because with this news, “we feel like running and dancing for joy.”

“Grease” (January 15-March 15)

“Chang chang changitty chang sha-bop. That’s the way it should be.” Nobody knows what that means, but the songs from “Grease” are sung by heart and adored by many. The musical originally made famous by Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta kicks off the 2020 season for the Marriott Theatre. The romantic comedy follows a story about two high school love birds from opposite worlds. And let us tell you; opposites definitely attract. Enjoy a “Grease Lightning” production during the dog days of winter and dream of the ensuing “Summer Nights.” Be sure to tell us more, tell us more.

Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Princess and the Pea” (For Kids) (February 7-April 19)

The famous story by Hans Christian Andersen has remained relevant for nearly 200 years. The age-old tale of the bachelor Prince Wellington that travels high and far on a quest to find his princess life partner. The authenticity of princess status is in question, however, as this prince dated multiple suitors. The prince finally meets his match as the missy steps right to the palace doorstep. This princess has sleep apnea and feels peas through thick mattresses (which apparently is a princess test purposely given). To find out the plot’s entirety, treat your little princesses and princes to this kid’s theatre gem. The production is followed by a Q&A session with the cast.

“Kiss Me, Kate” (March 25-May 17)

“Brush Up Your Shakespeare” knowledge as the beloved “Kiss Me, Kate” hits the Marriott stage. When you combine the stories of Billy Shakes and the musical genius of Cole Porter, you know it’s going to be magic. The musical was first released on Broadway in 1948 and won five Tony Awards in its first bout with the New York main stage. Just this year, it was nominated for four Tony’s in the “Broadway Revival” category. The show follows a story a cast rehearsing their production of William Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Show.” A love triangle goes awry with main characters Fred Graham, Lilli Vanessi, Lois Lane and Bill Calhoun, and somehow mob goons get involved due to Calhoun’s gambling debts. See the wild ride for yourself. Lights, camera, action!

“The World Goes Round” The Songs of Kander & Ebb (May 27-July 26)

Kander and Ebb are the music genius tandem wrote an array of show tunes for “Cabaret,” “Funny Lady,” “New York, New York,” “Chicago” and many more, including, of course, “And the World Goes ‘Round.'” The two gentlemen have shelved numerous Tony Awards. This production showcases a revue of the two taking the musical’s title from a song they wrote for Liza Minnelli in “New York, New York.”

“Elephant & Piggie’s ‘We Are in a Play!'” (For Kids) (June 12-July 26)


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Happy Opening to ELEPHANT & PIGGIE’S: WE ARE IN A PLAY! My love letter to the backstage & vaudeville, while staying true to the iconic E & P covers and the blank page aesthetic Mo Willem’s fans are familar with! Such a fun, cute show! Check it out! It runs at @adventure_theatre till 10/20! More photos at . Dir: Cara Gabriel @cara.marie.gabriel Choreography: Dane Edidi @ladydanefe Lighting: Jason Arnold Costumes: Jeannette Christensen @j.net_c Sound: Kevin Alexander SM: Kirsten Elizabeth Parker . . . #setdesign #setdesigner #scenicdesigner #scenicdesign #elephantandpiggie #elephantandpiggieweareinaplay #musical #vaudeville #backstage #propstorage

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Who would’ve thought an elephant and an oinker would be best buddies. Gerald the Elephant and Piggie the pig are the closest of pals. However, Gerald has this sinking feeling that their friendship could be ruined. Then, enter the three singing squirrels. Anything is possible when “the Squirrelles” get into the mix. This kiddie play is the perfect introduction to musical theatre for the whippersnappers. Stick around for the Q&A session following the production.

“West Side Story” (August 12-October 11)

“Take it slow and Daddy-O.” The story between the Maria and the two gangs is an innovative production and a catalyst to so many current Broadway acts. The culture, the choreography, the storytelling, “West Side Story” broke barriers and contributes so much in present-day musical theatre. The story is a modern-day (from the 1960s) set in New York’s upper west side when a gang member falls in love with his rival clique’s sister. The Broadway production has won several Tony Awards for its original cast and a slew of revivals including a nostalgic presentation staged in 2019. So are you a Jet or a Shark?  Relive your favorite songs like “Somewhere,” “America,” “Cool,” “Tonight” and “I Feel Pretty,” to name a few well-known jams.

Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “The Sound of Music” (October 28-December 27)

“The hills are alive,” at the Marriott Theatre. Let’s just face it, that wiley Von Trapp family only breeds exceptional singers. The Lincolnshire theatre closes out their season with a widely beloved production based on the true story of the real Von Trapp family. The Austrian family hires Maria, a nun, and/or governess of the Von Trapp family home. Unfortunately, World War II occurs breaks out and our favorite family is caught in the middle of it during the height of their success. The Austrians request Captain Georg Von Trapp to join the Axis power, especially after his honorable exploits performed in WWI. However, the naval father (and widower) is not at all interested in fighting, plus he’s fallen for his nanny. The show not only won a bunch of Tony Awards, but it also bagged a bundle of Academy Awards and Golden Globes for the cinematic version. This show is going to be as good as “raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens!”

“The Wizard of Oz” (For Kids) (November 11-December 27)


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We’re so glad you love it! For the last month in rehearsal, our dancers and production staff have worked harder than we thought possible to bring this amazing production to life. Thank you for all the wonderful feedback! It means a lot. 💚🌈 Experience The Wizard of Oz at the Aronoff Center for the Arts through Nov. 3. Photo 1: Maizyalet Velázquez, Sirui Liu with Cincinnati Ballet Dancers; Septime Webre, Photography: Hiromi Platt Photo 2: Michael Mengden, Choreography: Septime Webre, Photography: Hiromi Platt Photo 3: Melissa Gelfin, Cervilio Miguel Amador, Taylor Carrasco, Michael Mengden with Sterling Manka, Choreography: Septime Webre, Photography Hiromi Platt Photo 4: Melissa Gelfin, Taylor Carrasco, Cervilio Miguel Amador, Choreography: Septime Webre, Photography: Hiromi Platt Costume Designer: Liz Vandal Music: Original Score by Matthew Pierce Story lines and visual elements from the classic motion picture provided by Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures. #oz #wizardofoz #cbapplause #theresnoplacelikehome #ballet #dancersofinstagram #storyballet

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“There’s no place like home.” Journey down the yellow brick road with your little young one, a lion, a tin man, a scarecrow and Dorothy. They’re all going to see the magical, mystical Oz who’s going to remedy all of their problems. But watch out for that wicked old west side witch and her flying monkey friends. Emerald City is your destination that will put your experience “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.” Meet and greet the four companions (Toto too), including the wicked ones for a Q&A session.

Late 2019 Marriott Theatre Productions

“Madagascar – A Musical Adventure” (For Kids)(through December 29)

Join Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe, Gloria the hip-hop Hippo and, of course, those hilarious, plotting penguins as they take the Lincolnshire stage in a musical adventure of a lifetime. “Madagascar – A Musical Adventure” makes its triumphant return to the Marriott Theatre. The gang attempts to escape from their Central Park Zoo displacement to return home to their own country – Madagascar. The show is based on the 2005 DreamWorks animated motion picture that originally starred Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, David Schwimmer and Jada Pinkett Smith.

“Oliver!” (Through December 29)

Based on Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens, “Consider Yourself” in attendance for the Marriott Theatre’s final show of the 2019 season. You may have to head over to Three Embers or Wright’s Bistro for some delectable “Food, Glorious Food,” but “I’d Do Anything” to be pals with the musical’s lead. Oliver is an orphan that works as an undertaker’s apprentice. The amiable child joins a gang of burglars led by Fagin to escape this dead-end job. Oliver is pinched by the authorities for a crime he is innocent of, but Mr. Brownlow, the victim of the crime, takes our British buddy in. Watch one of the most notable productions during the holiday season as Oliver discovers what family really means.

Swinging on a Star: A Salute to Bing Crosby and the Andrews Sisters (December 17)

Take a sentimental journey with Broadway’s Jared Bradshaw, who was also featured in “Jersey Boys” and “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.” Hits of this Michael Ingersoll Artist Lounge Live show includes “Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate The Positive,” “When Irish Eyes are Smiling” and “White Christmas.”

The Four C Notes (December 31)

Created by John Michael Coppola, best known for his appearance in Chicago’s long-running production of the Broadway, smash hit “Jersey Boys,” “The Four C Notes are the Midwest’s premier group performing the music of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons.

Live Marriott Theatre Productions in 2020


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