Single Ticket Sales Now Available for Plays and Holiday Show
West Springfield, MA (8/24/22) – West Springfield’s Majestic Theater has announced the lineup for its historic 25th season. Producing Director Danny Eaton will present a five-play season and present its long-favorite Home for the Holidays show in December.
First up is Mamma Mia! (September 8 – October 16, 2022) with music and lyrics by Benny Anderson & Bjorn Ulvaeus, and book by Catherine Johnson. This popular musical incorporates the music of pop group Abba in telling the story of Donna, a woman living a quiet life on a Greek island whose life is upended when her daughter Sophie becomes engaged. Never knowing the identity of her father, Sophie invites the three men who may be her dad to the wedding.
Love, Milly & Murray (October 27 – December 4, 2022) by T. Emerson is a new comedy about old love. The title characters are a couple who have been married for 57 years whose well-practiced routines revolve around constant medical appointments, banter and barbs, and a solid foundation of love. It’s their anniversary, and the pair are anxiously awaiting a doctor’s phone call while replaying their lives, telling stories and allowing the audience a window into their perfectly imperfect love story.
Native Gardens (January 5 – February 12, 2023) is a contemporary comedy by Karen Zacarias that focuses on two couples learning how to live, and garden, next door to each other. Empty nesters Frank and Virginia tend to Frank’s prize-winning garden, then Pablo and Tania move into the “fixer-upper” next door and challenge the status quo by cultivating a “native garden” which threatens Frank’s annual entry to the Potomac Horticultural Society’s neighborhood garden contest. Native Gardens has entertained audiences with its humor and poignant commentary on what it means to be good neighbors.
The Glass Menagerie (February 23 – April 2, 2023) is Tennessee Williams’ classic tale of family and the fragility of memory. Amanda Wingfield, the faded Southern belle is desperate to marry off ailing daughter Laura and worries about wayward son Tom. The play’s narrator, Tom arranges for a gentleman caller to visit Laura and ignites not only her own, but her mother’s hopes for a romantic future. This drama, set in St. Louis during the Depression, is considered to be one of the most significant plays of the 20th century.
Finally, Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story (April 13 – May 28, 2023), written by Alan James, brings the Majestic Theater full circle after 25 years, having opened its doors with this production in March 1997. An all-new cast conveys the tale of Buddy Holly’s dazzling rise to fame and his lasting legacy as a founder of rock and roll. Buddy’s classic hits give this musical its luster including Peggy Sue, Everyday, Oh Boy, Rave On, That’ll Be the Day, and Not Fade Away as well as other rock hits from that era.
In addition, the Majestic will present its family-friendly Home for the Holidays musical December 8-22, 2022. The variety-style show will feature performances from some of the Majestic Theater’s favorite performers, offering holiday songs we’ve held dear for so many years, with an occasional surprise or two added to the mix.
Subscriptions to the five-play series (excluding Home for the Holidays) will be accepted through October 16, but single tickets are now being sold to all five plays plus the holiday show. Prices for the plays range from $31 – $37 per ticket, while tickets for Home for the Holidays are $28 or $26.
The theater’s previous policy of requiring customers to provide proof of vaccination against COVID has been lifted, but all customers, staff and volunteers must wear a mask while in the building unless actively eating or drinking in the café. Doors to the theater will open one hour before the start of a show, which is also when the café opens. For more information, visit www.majestictheater.com