Music Theatre Wichita 2016: Thank You for the Music!
Music Theatre Wichita proudly creates our 45th season of Broadway-scale musicals in 2016! This year our productions will celebrate innovative composers who changed the face of the musical theatre. Experience fabulous music with great dancing, all at a fraction of Broadway prices!
A treasure trove of Gershwin songs propels this lighthearted new musical comedy, centering around the romances of bootleggers and society folks in 1927. Debuted on Broadway 2012; MTWichita premiere.
Music and Lyrics: George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin
Book: Joe DiPietro
Inspired by material by Guy Bolton and P.G. Wodehouse (the msuical "Oh, Kay!")
Songs include "S'Wonderful," "Someone to Watch Over Me," "Lady Be Good," "Do-Do-Do," "Fascinating Rhythm," "Let's Call the Whole Thing Off," and many more.
A much-anticipated return of MTWichita's original 2004 production, which began our happy collaboration with Disney Theatrical.
The great groundbreaking musical play which created the modern musical play as we know it, where songs, dialogue, and dances are completely intertwined and seamless.
Music: Richard Rodgers
Book and Lyrics: Oscar Hammerstein II
Based on Lynn Riggs' "Green Grow the Lilacs"
Dances originally created by Agnes de Mille
Songs include "Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin'," "I Cain't Say No," "Out of My Dreams," "People Will Say We're in Love," "Kansas City," Pore Jud is Dead," "Many a New Day," "The Farmer and the Cowman," etc.
After an absence of 26 years, MTWichita has again secured the irghts to this legendary rock opera, which debuted on Broadway in 1971, and played at MTW to sold-out crowds in 1990.
MTWichita has been selected as one of the first regional theatres to be given permission to create its own, all-new version of this internationally loved musical. MTWichita premiere.
Music and Lyrics: Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus
Book: Catherine Johnson
Songs include "Dancing Queen," "Honey, Honey," "Thank You for the Music," "Lay All Your Love on Me," "Money, Money, Money," "Take a Chance On Me," "The Winner Takes It All," "Our Last Summer," "Does Your Mother Know," "Super Trouper," "Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!," "S.O.S.," "Slipping Through My Fingers," and the catchy title song.