Single Ticket Sales and Subscription Packages Available for Plays
West Springfield, MA (8/20/23) – West Springfield’s Majestic Theater has announced the lineup for its 26th season. Producing Director Danny Eaton will present a five-play season that incorporates a mix of classic and original works featuring music, comedy and drama.
First up is Bright Star (September 7 – October 15, 2023) with music, book and story by Steve Martin, and music, lyrics and story by Edie Brickell. The actor/comedian and singer have collaborated on a musical about love, loss and redemption set in the 1920s and 1940s American South. Literary editor Alice Murphy meets a young soldier who awakens her longing for the child she once lost. Haunted by their connection, Alice sets out on a journey to understand her past, and what she finds has the power to transform both their lives. The play features bluegrass music, and the type of smart and funny dialogue that is a Steve Martin trademark.
Moonglow (October 26 – December 3, 2023) is a romantic comedy by Jack Neary that’s set in Lowell, Massachusetts in the 1960s. The story focuses on Ray Healy, a middle-aged music teacher and Catholic school band leader whose personal life is “a big question mark.” When his secretary comes clean about her romantic aspirations, more about Ray’s past comes to light.
The Importance of Being Earnest (January 4 – February 11, 2024) is described as a “trivial comedy for serious people” by Oscar Wilde. This Victorian masterpiece about marriage, morality and mistaken identity sparkles with dazzling wordplay and unlikely situations. Jack and Algernon each have a hidden double life that leads to confusion and hijinks. Algernon discovers that Jack is posing as a man named Earnest to escape from his country life, so Algernon heads to Jack’s country estate to pose as the fictional figure himself. This delightful and scathingly clever comedy boasts authentic period costumes and a gorgeous set.
The Ladyslipper (February 15 – March 24, 2024) is a contemporary drama and the latest play written by the Majestic’s Producing Director Danny Eaton. When the local watering hole’s proprietor dies, her long-lost daughter is discovered and arrives from “across the pond” to make decisions about the future of the restaurant. She is invited into the lives of a cast of local folks who each have their own ties to the place and to the woman who founded it. The Ladyslipper looks at everyday people living ordinary lives, and the joy and simplicity of community that becomes family.
Finally, The Play That Goes Wrong (April 18 – June 2, 2024), is a contemporary farce by Henry Lewis, Henry Shields and Jonathan Sayer that depicts the opening night of the Cornley University Drama Society’s newest production, The Murder at Haversham Manor, and things are about to go from bad to utterly disastrous. An exasperated detective, a corpse who can’t play dead, an unconscious leading lady and other embattled and eccentric characters must overcome technical issues, forgotten lines and unreliable scenery in order to make it to the final curtain call. The comedy is described as being part Monty Python, part Marx Brothers, part Sherlock Holmes and all mayhem!
Subscriptions to the five-play series will be accepted through October 15, but single tickets are now being sold to all five plays over the phone or in person at the box office. Prices for single tickets for the plays range from $31 – $37. Box office hours are Monday – Friday 10am – 5pm, and Saturday 10am-1pm.
The wearing of face masks in the theater is optional, but any patron feeling symptoms that may be related to COVID are requested not to attend their scheduled performance. They may contact the box office at the Majestic Theater at (413) 747-7797 to reschedule their performance date or a full ticket refund will be provided.
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
PERFORMANCE DATES FOR BRIGHT STAR
Thursday, September 7 – 7:30pm
Friday, September 8 – 7:30pm
Saturday, September 9 – 7:30pm
Sunday, September 10 – 2pm
Wednesday, September 13 – 7pm
Thursday, September 14 – 7:30pm
Friday, September 15 – 7:30pm
Saturday, September 16 – 7:30pm
Sunday, September 17 – 2pm
Wednesday, September 20 – 7pm
Thursday, September 21 – 7:30pm
Friday, September 22 – 7:30pm
Saturday, September 23 – 7:30pm
Sunday, September 24 – 2pm & 7pm
Wednesday, September 27 – 7pm
Thursday, September 28 – 7:30pm
Friday, September 29 – 7:30pm
Saturday, September 30 – 2pm & 7:30pm
Sunday, October 1 – 2pm
Wednesday, October 4 – 7pm
Thursday, October 5 – 7:30pm
Friday, October 6 – 7:30pm
Saturday, October 7 – 2pm & 7:30pm
Sunday, October 8 – 2pm
Wednesday, October 11 – 7pm
Thursday, October 12 – 7:30pm
Friday, October 13 – 7:30pm
Saturday, October 14 – 2pm & 7:30pm
Sunday, October 15 – 2pm