September 15th-24th, 2023
September 29th at 7:30pm, September 30th at 7:30pm and October 1st at 2:00pm
Book by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey
Music & Lyrics by Jim Jacobs, Warren Casey, and John Farrar
Directed by: Lily McGill
Music Director: Jonathan Thomas
Choreographer: Mary Bayle
Stage Manager: Matt Miyagi
Nominee: 1972 Tony Award® for Best Musical and Best Book of a Musical
Nominee: 1994 Tony Award® for Best Revival of a Musical
Nominee: 2008 Tony Award® for Best Revival of a Musical
Grease is the word at TBR in September! Here is Rydell High's senior class of 1959: duck-tailed, hot-rodding "Burger Palace Boys" and their gum-snapping, hip-shaking "Pink Ladies" in bobby sox and pedal pushers, evoking the look and sound of the 1950s in this rollicking musical. Head "greaser" Danny Zuko and new (good) girl Sandy Dumbrowski try to relive the high romance of their "Summer Nights" as the rest of the gang sings and dances its way through such songs as "Greased Lightnin'," "It's Raining on Prom Night," "Alone at the Drive-In Movie" recalling the music of Buddy Holly, Little Richard, and Elvis Presley that became the soundtrack of a generation. An eight-year run on Broadway and two subsequent revivals, along with innumerable school and community productions place Grease among the world's most popular musicals. Don’t miss out on the event of the year when we kick off our Capital Series Season with Grease!
Tickets for Grease are $40.00 for Adults & $25.00 for Students & Children Under 17
Danny Zuko - Don Fields
Sandy Dumbrowski - Mallory Commander
Betty Rizzo - Mabry Spinks
Kenickie - Scott Mitchell
Doody- Andon Mounts*
Marty - Gabrielle Maria Treas*
Roger - Noah Catalanotto
Jan - Abrielle Decuir
Sonny Latierri - Matthew Lass
Frenchy - Jordyn Ponvelle*
Eugene - Stephen Atkins
Patty Simcox - Kismet Richardson*
Vince Fontaine - Thomas Becnel
Cha Cha - Carley Magette
Johnny Casino - Adler Rice
Teen Angel - Dion Sideboard*
Miss Lynch - Madalyn Mullins*
Ensemble: Thomas Becnel (Danny Understudy), Ayden Hymel* (Sandy Understudy), Molly Bush (Rizzo/Marty Swing), Lily Kathryn Watts* (Jan/Frenchy Swing), Titan Thomas (T-Bird Swing), Adler Rice, Dion Sideboard*, Marshall Elliot, Ethan Ly, Tyler Basley*, Marlie McLellan, Andre'a Condol*, Emily Vennen*, Anna Craig*, Claire Toups, Maddy Antrainer
* indicates TBR Debut
October 20th-October 29th, 2023
Book by William Goldman
Based on the novel by Stephen King
Join Theatre Baton Rouge in their production of Stephen King’s classic novel.
Writer Paul Sheldon has found fame and fortune with his Misery series of romance novels but now he wants to write a “serious” book. Annie Wilkes has read and re-read every one of his Misery books and takes them very, very seriously. A “mother of a blizzard” unexpectedly lands Paul in Annie’s home, where he comes face to face with his “Number One Fan” and where he’ll write his own fate and the true fate of Misery.
Misery is being held in the Studio Theatre.
Seating is General Admission, there will be no seating chart to choose seats.
Tickets for Misery are $35.00 for Adults and $25.00 for Students/Children 17 & Under.
Paul- Justin Grier*
Annie WIlkes - Chrissy Basso Bienvenu
Buster - William Coppersmith
*indicates TBR Debut
November 10th-19th, 2023
Book & Music by Jonathan Larson
Lyrics by Jonathan Larson and Billy Aronson
Directed by: Clay Donaldson
Music Director: Lee Hartman
Choreographer: Adam Tanner Gilbert
Set in the East Village of New York City, Rent is about falling in love, finding your voice and living for today. Winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Rent has become a pop cultural phenomenon. with songs that rock and a story that resonates with audiences of all ages.
Based loosely on Puccini's La Boheme, Jonathan Larson's Rent follows a year in the life of a group of impoverished young artists and musicians struggling to survive and create in New York's Lower East Side, under the shadow of HIV/AIDS. The physical and emotional complications of the disease pervade the lives of Roger, Mimi, Tom and Angel. Maureen deals with her chronic infidelity through performance art; her partner, Joanne, wonders if their relationship is worth the trouble. Benny has sold out his Bohemian ideals in exchange for a hefty income and is on the outs with his former friends. Mark, an aspiring filmmaker, feels like an outsider to life in general.
How these young bohemians negotiate their dreams, loves and conflicts provides the narrative thread to this groundbreaking musical. Rent is theatre at its best – exuberant, passionate and joyous.
Join us in November for our City Series Season opener!
Tickets for RENT are $40.00 for Adults & $25.00 for Students/Children Under 17
Mark Cohen - Brady Lewis
Roger Davis - Brandon Smith
Mimi Marquez - Diane Isom
Tom Collins - Tadrian Taylor*
Angel Dumott Schunard- Dion Sideboard
Maureen Johnson - Victoria Clement
Joanne Jefferson - Juniper Cassaway*
Benjamin "Benny" Coffin III- Nick White*
*indicates TBR Debut