Variety is the watchword for the Garden Theatre's 2013-14 theater season. The plays on tap range from old faithfuls such as "Nunsense" to a world premiere based on "Alice in Wonderland" to big Broadway-style musicals "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels" and "Hairspray."
The Garden will continue its partnership with Beth Marshall Presents and stage two of that company's plays. Another notable local name on the Garden team: Julia Allardice Gagne, soon to retire as chair of the theater program at
Here's the lineup:
• Nunsense, Sept. 13-Oct. 6: Dan Goggin's musical comedy about the wacky goings on in a convent of unconventional nuns. Produced by
• Alice Lost In Wonderland, Oct. 18-Nov. 3: A world-premiere play written by Rob Winn Anderson and Beth Marshall. Alice heads down that rabbit hole to the world of mad people in this new adaptation of Lewis Carroll's famous story. Produced by Beth Marshall Presents.
• Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Jan. 31-Feb. 23, 2014: Based on the comedy film, two con artists battle for supremacy in the French Riviera in this musical. Produced by the Garden Theatre.
• 33 Variations, March 14-30, 2014: Moises Kaufman's play follows Beethoven through his final years as he ekes out "Diabelli Variations," as well as a present-day musicologist studying the piece while warding off
• Hairspray, April 25-May 25: Plus-size teen Tracy Turnblad comically helps integrate 1960s Baltimore through dance in this big-hearted, high-spirited Broadway musical. Produced by the Garden Theatre.
In addition to the shows, the Starlite Film Festival will return for a third year. The festival, which features movies made on micro-budgets, will return Jan. 23-26.
Season subscriptions will go on sale April 1 to past season-ticket holders and April 15 for new subscribers. Tickets to individual shows will go on sale May 1.