Covedale Center for the Performing Arts
2023 – 2024 Marquee Subscription Season
September 7 – October 1, 2023
Music, Book & Story: Steve Martin
Music, Lyrics & Story: Edie Brickell
Featuring the Tony®-nominated score by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell, Broadway’s BRIGHT STAR tells a true tale of love and redemption set against the rich backdrop of the American South in the 1920s and ’40s. When literary editor Alice Murphy meets a soldier just home from World War II, he awakens her longing for the child she once lost. Haunted by their unique connection, they set out to understand her past—and find the power to transform both their lives. With beautiful melodies and powerful characters, BRIGHT STAR is refreshingly genuine and daringly hopeful.
October 12 – November 5, 2023
Book By Bridget Carpenter
Music By Tom Kitt
Lyrics By Brian Yorkey
Based on the Novel Freaky Friday by Mary Rodgers and the Disney films.
When an overworked mother and her teenage daughter magically swap bodies, they have just one day to put things right! FREAKY FRIDAY is a heartfelt, comedic, and unexpectedly emotional update on a hilarious, modern American classic. By spending a day in each other’s shoes, Katherine and Ellie come to appreciate one another’s struggles, and realize the immeasurable love that bonds a mother and daughter. With great songs like, “One More Day”, “Parents Lie!” and “No More Fear”, FREAKY FRIDAY will make you laugh till you cry and maybe, cry till you laugh!
Nov. 30 – Dec. 23, 2023
Music and Lyrics by Irving Berlin
Book by David Ives and Paul Blake
Based upon the Paramount Pictures Film written for the Screen by Norman Krasna, Norman Panama and Melvin Frank.
Veterans Bob Wallace and Phil Davis have a successful song-and-dance act after World War II. With romance in mind, the two follow a duo of beautiful singing sisters en route to their Christmas show at a Vermont lodge, which just happens to be owned by Bob and Phil’s former army commander. With a dazzling score featuring well-known standards including “Blue Skies,” “The Best Things Happen When Your Dancing,” “Count Your Blessings,” “Snow and the perennial classic, WHITE CHRISTMAS!
WAIT UNTIL DARK
January 25 – February 18, 2024
By Frederick Knott. Adapted by Jeffery Hatcher
Forty-seven years after WAIT UNTIL DARK premiered on Broadway, Jeffrey Hatcher has adapted Frederick Knott’s 1966 original, giving it even more menace and suspense! In 1944 Greenwich Village, Susan Hendrix, a blind yet capable woman, is imperiled by a trio of men in her own apartment. As the climax builds, Susan discovers that her blindness just might be the key to her escape, but she and her tormentors must wait until dark to play out this classic thriller’s chilling conclusion.
March 14 – April 7, 2024
Book by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan.
Music and Lyrics by Mel Brooks.
Mel Brooks’ classic-cult-comedy-Broadway-musical comes to the Covedale! Our 2015 production sold out in hours, leaving many laugh-hungry patrons unable to see the show! Now it’s back! Come giggle and cheer as a down-on-his-luck Broadway producer and his mild-mannered accountant try to produce the biggest flop in history, bilking their backers out of millions of dollars! Only one thing goes awry: the show is a smash hit! With a slew of gloriously outrageous songs like “Springtime For Hitler”, “Prisoners of Love” and “I Wanna Be a Producer”, the show skewers Broadway while setting the standard for in-your-face-humor. At the core of this insanely funny adventure is a poignant emotional journey of two very different men who become friends, making for a truly boffo show, that won a record twelve Tony Awards.