Magenta Theater’s 2018 Season Tickets
Magenta Theater’s 16th season launches with pure British humour in the production of “Jeeves Intervenes”. Rapidly following on Jeeves’ coattails is the juke box musical Emma! As soon as feet stop tapping along with the music, audience members will be caught up in the whirlwind farce “Boeing, Boeing”. ‘Think there’s time for a rest? Nope! “Baskerville”, starring Sherlock and Watson, will keep pulses racing and minds boggled! To round out the season, Magenta has a ten-year revival of “Once Upon a Palace Purple”! It’s non-stop action at Magenta Theater in 2018. And yet the price of season tickets has only risen by a couple of bucks!
Here are the details! Season tickets are perfect for Thanksgiving and Christmas gifts!
Full Season Experience - $98
(Priority Seating for all 5 shows in the season, $102 value plus no service fees)
Season Sampler Experience - $58
(Priority Seating for 3 shows in the season – you select the shows, $62 value plus no service fees)
And the shows are…….
February: “Jeeves Intervenes” by PG Wodehouse, adapted by Margaret Raether. Director Jaynie Roberts
1920s high-society London is once again thrown into chaos by hapless playboy Bertie Wooster, this time in cahoots with his old school chum Eustace Bassington-Bassington. The two hatch a brilliant plan to dupe their meddling relatives in order to save Bertie from an undesired marriage and Eustace from an unwanted job in India. But will the ever-faithful manservant Jeeves be able to rescue these bumbling fools from themselves? A delightful romp full of deception and disguise.
April: “Emma: A Pop Musical” adapted from the Jane Austen novel by Eric Price. Director Keri Pedersen.
Emma, a senior at Highbury Prep, is certain she knows what's best for her classmates' love lives, and is determined to find the perfect boyfriend for shy sophomore Harriet by the end of the school year. But will Emma's relentless matchmaking get in the way of finding her own happiness? Based on Jane Austen's classic novel, this sparkling new musical features the hit songs of legendary girl groups and iconic female singers from The Supremes to Katy Perry. Girl power has never sounded so good!
June: “Boeing, Boeing” by Marc Camoletti, translated by Beverly Cross and Francis Evans. Director KC Cooper.
This 1960s French farce adapted for the English-speaking stage features self-styled Parisian lothario Bernard, who has Italian, German and American fiancées, each a beautiful airline hostess with frequent ‘layovers’. He keeps ‘one up, one down, and one pending’ until unexpected schedule changes bring all three to Paris, and Bernard’s apartment, at the same time. Winner of the 2008 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Play.
September: “Baskerville – a Sherlock Holmes Mystery” by Ken Ludwig. Director: Brenda McGinnis.
Get your deerstalker cap on — the play’s afoot! Comedic genius Ken Ludwig (Lend Me a Tenor, Moon Over Buffalo) transforms Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic The Hound of the Baskervilles into a murderously funny adventure. Sherlock Holmes is on the case. The male heirs of the Baskerville line are being dispatched one by one. To find their ingenious killer, Holmes and Watson must brave the desolate moors before a family curse dooms its newest heir. Watch as our intrepid investigators try to escape a dizzying web of clues, silly accents, disguises, and deceit as five actors deftly portray more than forty characters. Does a wild hellhound prowl the moors of Devonshire? Can our heroes discover the truth in time? Join the fun and see how far from elementary the truth can be.
November: “Once Upon a Palace Purple: - the 10 year revival! Written and Directed by Jaynie Roberts.
This unconventional and original fairy tale involves the royal households of the Red Family (the bad guys) and the Purple Family (the good guys). Both matriarchs are spell-bent on getting their daughters wed and out of the palaces. But the embodiments of mischief – Prime Minister Transgression and Panini the Manservant - are always lurking in the shadows trying to foil Good Queen Violet’s efforts. This ‘play with music’ features new arrangements by Steve Goodwin, and an updated script by Jaynie Roberts.
In addition, the company will host 8 improv shows with MIT (Magenta Improv Theater) and four Black Chair Projects - staged readings. These are not included in the mainstage shows season ticket prices.
For more information:
Box Office 360-635-4358
1108 Main Street, Vancouver, WA 98660
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