The Erie Playhouse is thrilled to announce our sensational 2013-14 season. We imagine many were wondering how we could possibly produce a season of shows more exciting than our current season. We think we have done just that! Enjoy and we'll see you at the theatre.
(MS) Mainstage (YT) Youtheatre (SE) Special Event
Spamalot (MS) Sept.12-15, 18-22, 26-29, 2013
Full of medieval merriment and based on the cult classic Monty Python and the Holy Grail, the Tony award-winning musical retells the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table. Featuring a bevy of beautiful show girls, cows, killer rabbits, and French people, this “no-holds-barred smash hit” raises silliness to an art form. The winner of fourteen Tony Awards including Best Musical.
Carrie: The Musical (MS) Oct. 11 & 12, 17-20, 23-27, 2013
Prom night, bloody prom night! You are certain to get “carried” away by the sensational musical adaptation from the bestselling novel by Stephen King. In the small town of Chamberlain, Maine, Carrie is the outcast, bullied by not only her peers, but her overprotective mother. It’s then Carrie discovers her special power, and if pushed too far, she is not afraid to use it.
Freckleface Strawberry (YT) Nov 8-10, 15-17, 2013
Learn to love the skin you’re in. Based on the beloved best-selling book by Julianne Moore, Freckleface learns that everyone is different and that’s what makes everyone special! Follow Freckleface with the help of her loveable schoolmates and their journey in this musical for all ages…freckles or not!
Mary Poppins (MS) Dec. 5-8, 11-15, 19-22, 27-29, 31, Jan. 3-5, 2013-2014 (Sat. matinees only 12/28 & 1/4)
A “roof-raising, toe-tapping, high-flying extravaganza.” Featuring an irresistible story and unforgettable songs from one of the most popular Disney films ever, it’s sure to be a “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” time for new and old theatre goers alike!
Disney’s Aladdin Jr. (YT) Jan. 17-19, 24-26, 2014
Fly to the land of Agrabah, City of Enchantment, where every beggar has a story and every camel has a tail! Filled with magic, mayhem, and flying carpet rides, audiences’ spirits will soar with excitement in this Academy Award-winning Disney musical.
Once On This Island (MS) Feb. 7 & 8, 13-16, 19-23, 2014
The tropical breezes will blow you away! Celebrate the art of storytelling with this rousing Calypso-flavored pop score that garnered eight Tony nominations for its Broadway run. This beautiful song and dance masterpiece from the creators of Ragtime tells the story of Ti Moune, a peasant girl who rescues and falls in love with Daniel, a wealthy boy from the other side of her island.
The Great Gatsby (MS) March 7 & 8, 13-16, 19-23, 2014
Bold and enticing - the powerful adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel overflows with obsession, love, money and the American dream. In a story tangled with romance and betrayal, audiences will be moved by the colorful and profound characters.
Bobby Borgia: Lights...Camera...Magic! (SE) April 4-6, 11-13, 2014
Once again, master magician Bobby Borgia returns to the Erie Playhouse stage in an all-new interactive, live magic show where the magic happens to you! Sleight of hand and close up magic combined with a live video feed and state of the art interactive illusions will allow the magic happen to everyone in the audience.
Chess in Concert (SE) April 25 & 26, 2014
A dazzling rock opera from three giants of rock music – the men from ABBA and Tim Rice. Set during the chess championships between Russia and America and against the background of the Cold War, the players, lovers, politicians and spies manipulate and are manipulated to the pulse of the monumental score.
A Little Princess (YT) May 9-11, 16-18, 2014
A little girl with a big imagination. Separated from her father, Sarah Crewe is sent to boarding school in London. When things take a turn for the worse, her imaginative powers come to the rescue, as she faces adversity with the grace and virtue of a little princess.
Jesus Christ Superstar (MS) June 5-8, 11-15, 19-22, 26-28, 2014
The Andrew Lloyd Webber/Tim Rice masterpiece! Take an emotional journey through the final days of Jesus Christ in this powerful rock opera. Both thought-provoking and tender, it illuminates the awe-inspiring power of the human spirit with a passion that goes straight to the heart. The stirring and contemporary score will hold you spellbound.
Mark Twain’s Is He Dead? (MS) July 11 & 12, 17-20, 23-27, 2014
A hilarious comedy! This side-splitting farce focuses on the fictional life of artist Jean-Francois Millet who, with the help of friends, stages his death in order to increase the value of his paintings. The elements of burlesque, social satire, mistaken identities and romantic deceptions shine in this cross-dressing fun fest.
Mel Brooks’ Young Frankenstein (MS) August 8 & 9, 14-17, 20-24, 2014
“It’s Alive!” The wickedly inspired re-imagining of the Frankenstein legend is a highly entertaining musical comedy featuring endless doses of Mel Brooks’ classic humor. With a bouncy and tuneful score and a story filled with inspired lunacy, theatre-goers will become delirious with laughter.