Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Upcoming: 2012-2013 Season at the San Pedro Playhouse, San Antonio

San Pedro Playhouse, San Antonio

The San Pedro Playhouse – Russell Hill Rogers Theatre, 800 W. Ashby (at San Pedro and Ashby)

SEASON 2012-2013

Russell Hill Rogers Theatre season - Stories of America
September 28- October 21, 2012
Book by Peter Stone, Music and Lyrics by Sherman Edwards
 This Tony Award winning Best Musical sings of the passionate struggle of John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, and Thomas Jefferson to convince the Continental Congress to declare independence from England, and the dramatic and often humorous drive to the stirring moment of that historic document's signing.

November 30-December 23, 2012
Book by Thomas Meehan, Music by Charles Strouse, and Lyrics by Martin Charnin
 Leapin' Lizards! Annie, the popular comic strip heroine, takes center stage in one of the world's best-loved musicals.  The perfect reflection of our times, and the hope for a bright "Tomorrow".

Roads Courageous
January 25 - February 17, 2013
By Thomas Nyman and Kevin Parman
 A World Premier musical production, Roads Courageous, is based on the true story of Dr. John R. Brinkley, a barefoot Appalachian boy who grows up to become a wildly famous and controversial medical doctor of depression-era America.
Spring Awakening
March 29-April 21, 2013
Music by Duncan Sheik, Book and Lyrics by Steven Sater
An innovative, fearless, hard rock look at teenage sexual awakening in the spring of their lives, and the disastrous consequences brought about by the ultra-conservative, repressive society in which they live.  Set in 1891 Germany, Spring Awakening is as current as Roe v. Wade, and as American as apple pie.
May 24-June 15, 2013
Book by Terrence McNally, Music by Stephen Flaherty, and Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
 Ragtime musically weaves together the stories of three extraordinary families, who confront history's timeless contradictions of wealth and poverty, freedom and prejudice, hope and despair and what it means to live in America.

October 12-November 4, 2012
By David Mamet
 David Mamet's hilarious comedy about an unpopular president's struggle to win re-election.

Santaland Diaries
December 14-23, 2012
By  David Sedaris and Joe Mantello
 A Macy's elf spills the beans about the real Santaland in this hysterical one-person show.

PlayFest 2013
January 13-February 3, 2013
By Playhouse Playwrights
 This annual compilation of original pieces by local professional playwrights will have you at once laughing and contemplating. 2013 brings you eight new works, set in an all-American diner…with a few unexpected flavors!

February 22-March 17, 2013
By John Logan
 Painter Mark Rothko trains a new assistant and philosophizes about art and culture as he paints a series of murals for the soon-to-open Four Seasons Restaurant in New York's famous Seagram Building.

April 19-May 12, 2013
By William Inge
 William Inge's beautiful story of love, regret, and the courage to pursue one's dreams in 1950's small-town America.

Water By The Spoonful
(Dates to be announced - right/availability pending)
By Quiaria Alegria Hudes
 The winner of the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Quiaria Alegria Hudes' work is an imaginative story of the search for meaning by a returning Iraq war veteran working in a sandwich shop in his home town, Philadelphia.

Have A Nice Day: A 70’s Musical Flashback
August 9-31, 2013
Written and arranged by Rick Lewis
 A lighthearted "juke-box" send-up of squeaky clean groups such as UP WITH PEOPLE.  Great music!  Great fun!

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