2022 Season Announced by La Comedia Dinner Theatre

LAC_logoGODSPELL
Jan. 13-Feb. 13, 2022

Based on the gospel according to St. Matthew, Godspell is a perennial audience favorite, telling the well-known parables with comedy, improvisation and theatre games. Featuring the international hit, “Day by Day,” Godspell sports an eclectic blend of songs, ranging in style from pop to vaudeville. By turns hilarious and moving, Godspell is a solid gold hit from the Off- Broadway season of 1971.

PHANTOM
Feb. 17-April 3, 2022

It has been twelve years since this blockbuster musical haunted our stage…Yeston and Kopit’s Phantom.
This chilling and dramatic, bitter-sweet love story is one of our most popular shows of all time.

The Tony Award-winning authors’ musical adaptation of Gaston Leroux’s novel “The Phantom of the Opera” has enraptured audiences and critics alike for decades with its beautiful songs, an expertly crafted script, gorgeous sets and costumes, and dazzling effects. Don’t miss this haunting musical that will take your breath away!

THE MUSIC MAN 
April 7-May 22, 2022

Often described as a “perfect musical,” The Music Man has endured for generations as one of the most popular and unique pieces of theatre in American history.

Fast-talking traveling salesman, Harold Hill, cons the people of River City, Iowa, into buying instruments and uniforms for a boys’ band despite the fact that he doesn’t know a trombone from a treble clef. His plans to skip town with the cash are foiled when he falls for Marian, the librarian.

By turns wicked, funny, warm, romantic and touching, The Music Man is family entertainment at its best. The Tony Award-winning musical comedy has been entertaining audiences since 1957 and is a family-friendly story to be shared with old and young alike.

Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
June 2-July 24, 2022

Belle and the Prince invite you to “Be Our Guest” and step into an enchanted world. Based on the Academy Award®-winning Disney animated feature, Beauty and the Beast includes the film’s original songs by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman along with new songs by Menken and Tim Rice. With its magnificent music, brilliantly colored costumes and beautiful sets, Disney’s first stage adaptation is Broadway at its best and one of our most popular shows of all time!

WEST SIDE STORY 
July 28-Sept. 11, 2022

Two feuding street gangs, the Jets and the Sharks, are on a collision course in the gritty slums of New York City. Out of the chaos, a passionate romance blooms between Tony and Maria, teenagers caught on opposite sides of the turf war. But can they find a place for their love amid the prejudice and turmoil that surrounds them?

Winner of 10 Academy Awards® and two Tony Awards, Leonard Bernstein’s West Side Story is one of the all-time great American musicals, with explosive dancing and some of the most electrifying music ever written for the Broadway stage, including “Maria,” “Tonight” and “I Feel Pretty.”

DO BLACK PATENT LEATHER SHOES REALLY REFLECT UP?
Sept. 15-Oct. 30, 2022

Growing up on Chicago’s South Side in the 1960s, Eddie Ryan is learning a lot — and not just from the Brothers at his all-boys Catholic high school. Eddie’s world is populated by peculiar adults, oddball classmates, and puzzling girls — the greatest mystery of all. He takes it all in through the prism of his Catholic upbringing.

Featuring a vast array of catchy songs, this musical comedy is about the coming of age of eight Catholic school children. Starting from the second grade throughout his high school years, we follow Eddie and his friends through the ups and down of being in a private Catholic school.

Irving Berlin’s WHITE CHRISTMAS
Nov. 3-Dec. 31, 2022

The classic film is the inspiration for this heartwarming musical comedy that is perfect for the whole family. White Christmas features the classic songs “Blue Skies,” “Sisters,” and the most famous holiday song of all, “White Christmas.”

To accommodate your busy holiday schedule, we have added Wednesday performances in November and December and Saturday matinees in December.

For more information visit www.lacomedia.com.

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