The Little Theatre of Winston-Salem announces 87th season

Published 12:00 am Thursday, July 1, 2021

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The Little Theatre of Winston-Salem has announced its 87th season, which will offer four plays and two musicals between September 2021 and June 2022. Filled with laughter, romance, mystery, song and dance, this new season will bring actors, audiences, and volunteers together again after more than a year of dark stages. As such, the season was named after a familiar theatrical cue, generally heard at the beginning of a performance: “Lights Up!”

The Little Theatre’s 87th season will open with A. R. Gurney’s smart, silly, and sophisticated comedy, “Sylvia,” which asks the question: can a dog be a couple’s best friend? (Sept. 10-12 and 16-19; Hanesbrands Theatre). In October, famous detective Hercule Poirot will find both clues and secrets amid the passengers of a luxurious train in “Murder on the Orient Express,” by Agatha Christie and Ken Ludwig (Oct. 15-17 and 21-24; Hanesbrands Theatre). For the holidays, the theatre company will present “Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley,” by Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon, which revisits Jane Austen’s beloved Bennet sisters, two years after “Pride and Prejudice” ends (Dec. 10-12 and 16-19; Reynolds Place Theatre).

The season will continue in 2022 with the Tony Award winning musical comedy, “The Drowsy Chaperone,” featuring music and lyrics by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison, and book by Bob Martin and Don McKellar. To cheer himself up, a die-hard theatre fan puts on his favorite cast album and a forgotten but frothy Jazz Age musical springs to life in his living room (March 4-6, 10-13 and 17-20, 2022; Hanesbrands Theatre).

In April, the fun continues with an uproarious British farce and plenty of slamming doors — and windows — in Ray Cooney’s “Out of Order” (April 8-10 and 14-17, 2022; Hanesbrands Theatre). Rounding out the season will be one of the most beloved musicals of all time, “The Sound of Music,” by Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II, Howard Lindsay, and Russel Crouse (June 10-12, 16-19 and 23-26, 2022; Hanesbrands Theatre).

The Little Theatre is offering an Anytime Pass, which includes six completely flexible tickets, good for any of the shows in the 2021-22 season, for $130 (plus taxes and fees) for adults and $110 (plus taxes and fees) for students and seniors 65 and over. Additional benefits to purchasing an Anytime Pass include discounts on additional single tickets and the ability to reserve seats before the general public. Single tickets, which will range from $10-27 (plus taxes and fees), will go on sale Aug. 16.