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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!

June 15-19

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.

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Nice Work if You Can Get It
June 15-19
PG

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.

June 29-July 3

A much-anticipated return of MTWichita's original 2004 production, which began our happy collaboration with Disney Theatrical.

 

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Disney's Beauty and the Beast
June 29-July 3
G

Music: Alan Menken
Lyrics: Howard Ashman and Tim Rice
Book: Linda Woolverton
Based on Disney's animated film

Songs include "Be Our Guest," "Gaston," "Home," "Something There," and "Beauty and the Beast."

July 13-17

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.

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Rodgers and Hammerstein's Oklahoma!
July 13-17
PG

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.

July 27-31

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.

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Jesus Christ Superstar
July 27-31
PG

Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber
Lyrics: Tim Rice

Songs include "I Don't Know How to Love Him," "Heaven On Their Minds," "Gethsemane," "Everything's Alright," "Superstar."

August 10-14, 19-21

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.

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Mamma Mia!
August 10-14, 19-21
PG

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.