Our fabulous 2023 season here at Musical Theatre Southwest is sure to dazzle you!
Based on a 1939 novel by Christopher Isherwood and a 1951 play by John Van Druten, this musical features music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb.
Cliff Bradshaw, an American author working on a novel in Berlin, encounters Sally Bowles at the seedy Kit Kat Klub where she sings. When she is fired by the club’s owner, also her jealous boyfriend, she moves in with Cliff and the two fall in love. As the Nazis begin taking control of the German government, the atmosphere of the Kit Kat Klub and the lives of Cliff and Sally begin to change dramatically.
Director: Theresa Carson
Choreographer: Lou Becker
Music Director: Joel Gelpe
Stage Manager: Vicki Singer
This dark 1979 Tony Award-winner for Best Musical features music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and is based on the 1973 play “Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street” by Christopher Bond.
Sweeney Todd uses his new alias to resume work in his barber shop above Mrs. Lovett’s struggling pie shop. Todd and Lovett plot a unique plan that helps them both and leads them down a dangerous, thrilling path with deadly consequences.
Director: Alissa Hall
Choreographer: Dru Martinez
Music Director: Daniel Bukin
Stage Manager: Tobanna Barker
September 29 – October 21
The Pulitzer Prize winning musical about mental illness by Kit and Yorkey.
Diana Goodman has suffered from bipolar disorder and hallucinations for sixteen years. Now, trying to balance sanity, happiness and her commitments to her family, her disorder takes a turn for the worst and her husband, doctor, daughter and son each try to help her through the struggle in their own way.
Director: Robb Sisneros
Music Director: Colin Burdge
Stage Manager: Linnea Hagler
Jonathan Larson’s musical, loosely based on Giacomo Puccini’s opera “La Bohème,” won the 1996 Tony Award for Best Musical and the 1996 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
In the late 80s and early 90s, friends in Manhattan’s East Village struggle to build the lives of their dreams. Pennilessness, drug abuse, HIV/AIDS, social tension, and political unrest challenge the group physically and emotionally. Facing the problems head on, they make personal self-discoveries and find what really matters most in life.