Announcing the 2016/17 Season

Subscriptions for the 2016/17 Season will open to the public for purchase on June 1, 2016. Single Tickets go on sale for all shows September 6. Subscribers have an opportunity to purchase additional single tickets to Mary Poppins and all other shows before the general public.

The Shows

Great Expectations

October 19 – November 6
Adapted for the stage by: Gale Childs Daly
Based on the novel by: Charles Dickens
Directed by: Michael Bloom
Experience Charles Dickens’ great novel (arguably his greatest) in one energetic and sweeping evening of theatre. This compact adaptation cuts right to the narrative core of Pip’s unexpected journey from orphan to gentleman as aided and inhibited by three memorable Dickens characters: the escaped convict Magwitch, the beautiful Estella, and the lonely, embittered Miss Havisham. Six actors create an atmospheric Victorian world in this fast-paced classic coming-of-age adventure. 

Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins

November 26 – January 8
A Musical based on: The stories of M.L. Travers and the Walt Disney film
Original music and lyrics by: Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman
Book by: Julian Fellowes
New Songs and additional music and lyrics by: George Stiles and Anthony Drewe 
Co-created by: Cameron MacIntosh
Directed by: Peter Amster
Choreography by: Anthony Salatino 
Musical Direction by: Brian Cimmet
Co-produced with: Syracuse University Department of Drama
Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious! The sound of it may be atrocious but it is synonymous with this beloved family musical. The Banks children, Jane and Michael, have been positively beastly to a series of nannies. Enter (from above) Mary Poppins with her magic tricks and common sense know-how to charm children and grown-ups alike and remind them and us how important they are to each other. Winner of multiple Tony Awards, Mary Poppins is an enchanting mixture of irresistible story, unforgettable songs, breathtaking dance numbers, and astonishing stage magic. 


January 25 – February 12
By: Ayad Akhtar
Directed by: May Adrales
Amir Kapour is a deeply assimilated Pakistani-American with the perfect job, the perfect apartment, and the perfect wife—until it all unravels over the course of a single dinner party (an unforgettably explosive scene). Winner of the Pulitzer Prize (2013) and the Tony Award for Best Play (2015), Disgraced is a timely and taut (90 minutes) drama that engages mind and heart with refreshing and stunning candor as it explores the cultural and personal fracturing Amir encounters as he pursues his ideal of the American Dream. A new and daring voice in American theatre, Akhtar creates urgent dramatic connections between the stage and the world outside our doors. 

Ain’t Misbehavin’: The Fats Waller Musical Show

March 1 - 26
Based on an idea by: Murray Horwitz and Richard Maltby, Jr.
Orchestrations and Arrangements by: Luther Henderson 
Vocal and Musical Concepts by: Jeffrey Gutcheon
Vocal Arrangements by: Jeffrey Gutcheon and William Elliott
Conceived and Originally Directed by: Richard Maltby, Jr. 
Originally Produced by: The Manhattan Theatre Club
Originally Produced on Broadway by: Emanuel Azenberg, Dasha Epstein, The Shubert Organization, Jane Gaynor and Ron Dante
Directed and Choreographed by: Patdro Harris 
Step back into the sparkling nightlife of a 1930s jazz club in this celebration of the jazz legend Fats Waller. From Uptown to Tin Pan Alley to Hollywood, Waller’s music helped define the swinging sound of the Golden Age of the Cotton Club. Music, dance, sassy repartee, and a whole lot of fun with 29 famous songs including “‘T Ain’t Nobody’s Biz-ness If I Do”, “Honeysuckle Rose”, “The Joint is Jumpin’”, and “I Can’t Give You Anything But Love”. 

How I Learned to Drive

April 5 - 23
By: Paula Vogel
Directed by: Laura Kepley
Co-produced with: The Cleveland PlayHouse
Buckle up. It’s going to be a bumpy ride. Li’l Bit takes us on a no-holds-barred trip back in time to her adolescence in 1960s Maryland and her complicated relationship with an older man. A deeply compassionate look at how we are shaped by the people who hurt us, How I Learned to Drive masterfully veers in and out of personal memory and deftly traverses comedy, drama, and farce. Winner of the 1998 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. 


May 10 – 28 
By: Ira Levin
Directed by: Paul Barnes
Sidney Bruhl is a successful playwright lately plagued by a series of flops. When a sure-fired hit drops into his hands courtesy of a young student, Bruhl concocts a devilish plan that twists and turns its roller coaster course right through to the final moments. As spellbinding and entertaining as ever, Ira Levin’s hit play is an ingeniously plotted theatrical thriller that excites screams and laughter. 

2015/16 Season Shows

Ken Ludwig's Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery

May 11 - May 29, 2016

A madcap comedy spoof of Sherlock Holmes’ most famous case. Ken Ludwig (Lend Me a Tenor, Moon Over Buffalo) turns Arthur Conan Doyle’s frightening tale into fast-paced, murderously delightful, comedy thriller as five actors take on a multitude of roles, including the famous sleuth and Dr. Watson. Like The 39 Steps (2010) only with a lot more howling!

"Uproarious comedy." – NY Theatre Guide

"Virtually drips with the mystery of the moors of southern England."

“Wildly imaginative, ingeniously funny.” –

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Gala 2016

Friday, June 10, 2016

Gala 2016 features musical guest Madeleine Peyroux. The Gala event begins at 6:00 p.m. with concert at 9:00 p.m.

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2015/16 Tickets

Purchase Tickets for individual performances,  or call the Syracuse Stage Box Office at 315-443-3275.



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