The Hippodrome Theatre proudly announces our 2019-2020 season.
We have set out to create a year of compelling, contemporary and engaging storytelling. The Hipp’s 47th season is designed to create conversation and bring our community together through thought-provoking stories and performances.
“One of the greatest gifts theater gives us is seeing the world from another perspective and finding the humanity in ‘the other,’” said Artistic Director Stephanie Lynge. “I think one of the most important things theater can do, especially today, is break through the boundaries that separate us. We’re hoping everyone will join us in this journey.”
THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME
based on the Novel by Mark Haddon
by Simons Stephens
Aug. 30 – Sept. 22; previews Aug. 28 & 29
When Christopher falls under suspicion for killing his neighbor’s dog, the efforts to clear his name uncover secrets that turn his world upside down. A powerful play that examines what it truly means to love and be loved.
The winner of five Tony Awards including Best Play, The Hollywood Reporter calls it “A boldly inventive work, smart, original and brimming with humanity”.
by Nick Gandiello
Oct. 11 – Nov. 4; previews Oct. 9 & 10
The Garcia family has always tackled their days with warmth and humor but they are put to the test on the anniversary of their son’s death. Achingly real and surprisingly funny, this story is a moving look at love, family, and hope in the most extraordinary of circumstances.
“Raw, authentic, and an understated gem…achingly real…surprisingly funny…and the play proves in the end, an eloquent tribute to the power of moving on.” — San Diego Union Tribune
SCROOGE IN ROUGE
by Ricky Graham, Jeffery Roberson, Yvette Hargis & Jefferson Turner
Nov. 22 – Dec. 22; previews Nov. 20 & 21
This quick-witted, cross-dressing version of the Charles Dickens classic – done in style of the British Music Hall – abounds in bad puns, bawdy humor, and witty songs. A raucous holiday treat!
A CHRISTMAS CAROL
new adaptation by Niall McGinty
Nov. 30 – Dec. 22
We join a troupe of veritable Victorian actors as they weave the web of this cherished holiday tale. A Gainesville tradition of singing and storytelling that all ages will enjoy!
This production is not included in the season subscription packages.
LONE STAR SPIRITS
by Josh Tobiessen
Jan. 24 – Feb. 16; previews Jan. 22 & 23
A trip home to Texas gets wildly out of hand in this fast-paced comedy that takes a hilarious and sympathetic look at family – those who stay, those who leave, and the ghosts that haunt us either way.
The Huffington Post says, “there is an abundance of humor, warmth, and wisdom in this small show.”
MARIE AND ROSETTA
by George Brant
Feb. 28 – March 22; previews Feb. 26 & 27
Referred to by some as the “godmother of rock ‘n’ roll,” Sister Rosetta Tharpe was a legend in her time. This story of letting loose, finding your voice, and freeing your soul in a soaring musical experience. Get your front row seat to music history in the making.
“Mighty music making […] when it sings, it really swings.” — The New York Times
by Karen Zacarias
April 24 – May 17; previews April 22 & 23
In this side-splitting comedy of good intentions and bad manners, rising career professionals move in next door to deep-rooted D.C. socialites. A questionable fence line turns civility into a backyard turf war in what is already one of the hottest new plays in America.
“A lighthearted comedy with some heavier threads woven through for just the right amount of heft.”– Broadway World
ROCK OF AGES
by Chris D’Arienzo
arrangements and orchestrations by Ethan Popp
Opens June 5; previews June 3 & 4
In this Tony nominated Musical, it’s Hollywood…in 1987! What can save the iconic Bourbon Room seriously silly tribute to classic rock features beloved 80’s hits and blends sincere conviction with nostalgic parody.