Drama, music and comedy fill BTL’s 2023-2024 season

HUNTSVILLE – Broadway Theatre League has announced the shows for its 2023-2024 season. Laughs, finger snaps and even hope will interlace the spectrum of performances.

The upcoming slate offers six straight-from-NYC productions, along with four Season Specials:

* “Come From Away,” Oct. 27-29, 2023 – This “Best Musical” winner reveals the true story of 7,000 passengers stranded after 9/11 attacks and the Newfoundland hamlet that welcomed them. Anxiety at first transformed into trust and friendships. (broadwaytheatreleague.org)

Showtimes – Oct. 27, 8 p.m.; Oct. 28, 2 and 8 p.m.; Oct. 29, 1 and 6:30 p.m.

* “Beetlejuice – The Musical,” Nov. 28 – Dec. 3, 2023 – A ghost like none other, “Beetlejuice” is based on Tim Burton’s genre-smashing movie. Lydia Deetz, an unusual teenager, whose life morphs when she meets a couple, who just died, and a bizarre Netherworld demon/comic/deceased guy.

Showtimes – Nov. 28-30, 7:30 p.m.; Dec. 1, 8 p.m.; Dec. 2, 2 and 8 p.m.; Dec. 3, 1 and 6:30 p.m.

* “Mean Girls,” Dec. 15-17, 2023 – The musical is the (wild)child creation of Tina Fey (“Saturday Night Live”), composer Jeff Richmond (“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”), lyricist Nell Benjamin (“Legally Blonde”) and director Casey Nicholaw (“The Book of Mormon”).

Teenager Cady Heron had lived in an African settlement but that environment was much less hostile than her new home in suburban Illinois. At her new high school, Cady falls in/out of favor with brutal mean girls, led by vicious Regina George.

Showtimes – Dec. 15, 8 p.m.; Dec. 16, 2 and 8 p.m.; Dec. 17, 1 and 6:30 p.m.

* “To Kill a Mockingbird,” Jan. 12-14, 2024 — Academy Award winner Aaron Sorkin adapted this version of Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. “60 Minutes” lauded “To Kill a Mockingbird” as “the most successful American play in Broadway history.”

NPR said Lee’s work and on-stage presentation is “one of the greatest plays in history.”

Showtimes – Jan. 12, 8 p.m.; Jan.13, 2 and 8 p.m.; Jan.14, 1 and 6:30 p.m.

* “Jesus Christ Superstar,” March 15-17, 2024 –Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s classic anthems and ballads in “Jesus Christ Superstar” are celebrating their 50th anniversary this year. For BTL, a new version will grace the stage.

The show depicts Jesus’ final weeks from Judas’ perspective. This version of “Jesus Christ Superstar” pays homage to “Billboard’s” 1971 “Album of the Year,” yet creates a modern feel.

Showtimes – March 15, 8 p.m., March 16, 2 and 8 p.m.; March 17, 1 and 6:30 p.m.

* “Pretty Woman: The Musical,” May 10-12, 2024 – Based on the cherished rom-com film, the musical shows that a prince can rescue the beautiful maiden. Bryan Adams and Jim Vallance developed the score, while the movie’s director, Garry Marshall, and J.F. Lawton authored the uplifting book.

Are you ready to fall in love all over again?

May 10, 8 p.m.; May 11, 2 and 8 p.m.; May 12, 1 and 6:30 p.m.

Season Specials include “Bluey’s Big Play”; “Johnny Cash – The Official Concert Experience”; “Stomp”; and “The Simon and Garfunkel Story.” The season package does not include Season Specials.

For more information, visit broadwaytheatreleague.org/new-season-announcement.

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