Hershey Theatre is pleased to announce another great season of top Broadway shows. This season’s lineup promises something for everyone – and a mixture of new offerings and classic favorites.
The season kicks off November 4-11, 2012 with White Christmas. The classic holiday tradition White Christmas comes to the stage at last, as a brand new Irving Berlin musical direct from Broadway. Brimming with such Berlin hits as “Blue Skies,” “How Deep is the Ocean?” and, of course, the unforgettable title song. Irving Berlin’s White Christmas tells the story of two showbiz buddies putting on a show in a magical Vermont inn and finding their perfect mates in the bargain. Full of dancing, laughter and some of the greatest songs ever written, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas promises to be a merry and bright theatrical experience for the whole family!
Mary Poppins is bringing its own brand of Broadway magic to Hershey, December 4-9, 2012. It has Variety raving, “This is the rare touring production that over-delivers on every level!” Featuring an irresistible story and unforgettable songs from one of the most popular Disney films of all time, plus brand-new breathtaking dance numbers and spectacular stage-craft, Mary Poppins is everything you could ever want in a hit Broadway show! So get swept up in the fun of this high-flying musical the New York Post gives 4 out of 4 stars and calls “a certifiable super hit!”
Million Dollar Quartet is the Tony Award winning Broadway musical, inspired by the electrifying true story of the famed recording session that brought together rock ‘n’ roll icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins for the first and only time. Playing January 29-February 3, 2013, Million Dollar Quartet brings to life an irresistible tale of broken promises, secrets, betrayal and celebrations featuring timeless hits including “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Fever,” “That’s All Right,” “Sixteen Tons,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “I Walk the Line,” “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On,” “Who Do You Love?,” “Matchbox,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” “Hound Dog” and more.
How did four blue-collar kids become one of the greatest successes in pop history? Find out at Jersey Boys, the Tony Award-winning Best Musical of 2006 that takes you up the charts, across the country and behind the music of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. The highly anticipated Broadway hit Jersey Boys will be at Hershey from February 26-March 3 and March 5-10, 2013. Discover the secret of a 40-year friendship: four blue-collar kids working their way from the streets of Newark to the heights of stardom. Experience electrifying performances of the golden greats that took these guys all the way to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You,” “Dawn,” “My Eyes Adored You,” and more.
The worldwide party musical Rock of Ages, playing February 16, 2013, features a mix of 28 rockin’ 80’s tunes including “Don’t Stop Believin’”, “We Built This City”, “The Final Countdown”, “Wanted Dead or Alive”, “Here I Go Again”, “Can’t Fight This Feeling”, and “I Want To Know What Love Is.” In 1987 on the Sunset Strip, a small town girl met a big city rocker and in LA’s most famous rock club, they fell in love to the greatest songs of the 80’s. This five-time 2009 Tony® nominee Rock of Ages, is an arena-rock love story told through the mind blowing, face-melting hits of Journey, Night Ranger, Styx, Reo Speedwagon, Pat Benatar, Twisted Sister, Poison, Asis, Whitesnake and many more. Don’t miss this awesomely good time about dreaming big, playing loud and partying on. Please note: Rock of Ages contains strong language.
Direct from Broadway, the smash-hit musical American Idiot tells the story of three lifelong friends, forced to choose between their dreams and the safety of suburbia. Based on Green Day’s Grammy® Award-winning multi-platinum album and featuring the hits “Boulevard of Broken Dreams,” “21 Guns,” “Wake Me Up When September Ends,” “Holiday” and the blockbuster title track, American Idiot boldly takes the American musical where it’s never gone before. With direction by Michael Mayer (Spring Awakening), choreography by Steven Hoggett (Black Watch) and orchestrations and arrangements by Tom Kitt (Next to Normal), the result is an experience Charles Isherwood of The New York Times declares “thrilling, emotionally charged, and as moving as any Broadway musical I’ve seen this year!” American Idiot will be at Hershey March 15-17, 2013. Please note: American Idiot contains adult content and strong language.
This is going to be a year to remember at Hershey Theatre, the area’s premier performing arts center. Subscription packages for these great shows are available now. Tickets for all Broadway shows will go on sale to the public on August 27, when they’ll also be available at Hershey Theatre Box Office, online at hershey theatre , or by calling 717-534-3405.
The 2012-13 Broadway series is proudly presented by Capital BlueCross.