National tours of two Broadway smashes, the musical "Book of Mormon," and the epic play featuring life-sized puppetry,
Those two shows,
The season will open Sept. 16 to 22 with a revival of "Miss Saigon," which is being produced by a consortium of four presenting houses, including the Bushnell. The Bushnell previously produced "Greater Tuna" and "The Music Man." for its stage. National tours of "Miss Saigon" have played the Bushnell in previous seasons. The musical opened in London and movied to Broadway in 1991 and ran for 10 years.
The production is directed by Fred Hanson, who was associate director to
"Flashdance" follows Oct. 14-20. It's based on the 1983 film starring
Though holiday offerings are usually off-subscription, the musical "
The new year will open with the run of "War Horse," Jan. 28-Feb. 2. It was was a sensation when it opened at London's National Theatre and then again at New York's
The production, based on a 1982 children's book by Michael Morpurgo, uses horse-sized puppets, designed by Adrian Kohler and Basil Jones for
The touring production of
What is sure to be the hottest ticket of the season,
The subscription series will wind up June 10-15, with the musical "Ghost The Musical" based on the 1990 film starring
Casting has not been announced for any of the shows and it appears that there won't be any above-the-title, star-driven tours this season.
There will also be one off-subscription offering: a return of the Disney musical, "Beauty and the Beast," which will play at the theater May 13-18.
All shows will be presented at the 2,800-seat Mortensen Hall.
Subscription renewals will be available mid-March. New subscriptions will be accepted in June. Single tickets will go on sale at the end of summer. Exact dates still to be announced by The Bushnell.