2015/16 Season

“The 2015/16 Season is filled with whimsy, adventure, and imagination,” said Timothy Bond, producing artistic director. “We’re very proud at Syracuse Stage to be entering our 43rd season of producing professional theatre. We have the people of Central New York to thank, and with that in mind we always strive for serving our community with stories that are relatable and exciting, that speak to the great variety and interests of our region. I can’t wait for people to see these shows.”

The Shows

Peter Pan

November 28, 2015 - January 3, 2016

Journey to Neverland in the high-flying family musical Peter Pan. "All children grow up, except one.” So begins the magical adventure that has been delighting youngsters (and oldsters) for more than 100 years. With such songs as “I'm Flying”, “I Won't Grow Up”, and “Never Never Land”, Peter Pan delivers a musical and adventurous treat for the holiday season. Paul Barnes (Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, The Miracle Worker) directs with choreography by Anthony Salatino.

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The Santaland Diaries

December 9, 2015 - January 3, 2016

Back by popular demand: David Sedaris’ perfect antidote to holiday madness. For those who like a little jeer with their Christmas cheer, The Santaland Diaries offers Crumpet, a 33-year-old starving artist turned Macy’s elf. It’s the most wonderful time of the year, but who would know it from the bad Santas, naughty elves, cranky kids, and pushy parents who test Crumpet’s last elfin nerve. With sardonic wit, Sedaris takes us all playfully to task for plunging into the Christmas $pirit while missing the point. For mature elves only.

"Merrily subversive.” – NY Newsday

“Priceless observations. Outrageous.” – The New York Times

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Stupid F***ing Bird

January 20 - February 7, 2016

A ripe mash-up of mock and awe marks this irreverent, contemporary, and very funny remix of Chekhov’s The Seagull. Award-winning playwright Aaron Posner wages a timeless battle between young and old, past and present, in search of the true meaning of it all. An aspiring young director rampages against the art created by his mother’s generation. A nubile young actress wrestles with an aging Hollywood star for the affections of a renowned novelist. And everyone discovers just how disappointing love, art, and growing up can be. A huge hit for D.C.’s Woolly Mammoth Theatre where it has been revived twice and performed to sold-out houses.

“Gloriously neurotic, hilariously self-aware.” - Metro Weekly

“Angsty, raw, and real.” - BroadwayWorld.com

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To Kill a Mockingbird

February 24 - March 26, 2016

Harper Lee’s classic American story of courage and justice. In a small Alabama town, a black man, Tom Robinson, stands falsely accused of raping a white woman. Many townspeople would see him condemned, but attorney Atticus Finch defends Tom and demands justice. Through the trial, Atticus’ children Scout and Jem and their friend Dill come face to face with realty of racism in their small town. Dr. Martin Luther King reminds us, “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” This inspiring truth underlies To Kill a Mockingbird.

“Enchanting, heartfelt.” – Daily Express

“Stirring and timely.” – Chicago Reader

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The Christians

April 6 - April 24, 2016

Do you have the courage to change your heart? Pastor Paul is much-loved and much-respected, but he has a difficult sermon to deliver. What will be the impact of his words on his loyal congregation? What consequences for his family? For himself? Playwright-to-watch Lucas Hnath invites people of all faiths and beliefs, to engage in a conversation about the seemingly insurmountable distance between us. Set in a contemporary mega-church and performed as Sunday service with sermons, scripture, and a full choir, The Christians has quickly become one of the most talked about new plays in the country.

“[Lucas] Hnath is one of the brightest new voices of his generation.” - The New York Times

“A play that people of faiths of all stripes can engage with on a meaningful level.” – NPR

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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!

“A bloody good time.” – The Washington Post

“Wildly imaginative, ingeniously funny.” – BroadwayWorld.com

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Season Tickets are now available and include six plays: Steve Martin’s The UnderpantsPeter PanStupid F***ing BirdTo Kill a MockingbirdThe Christians, and Ken Ludwig’s Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery. Tickets to David Sedaris’ The Santaland Diaries are available to Season Ticket Holders at a discounted price.

Season Ticket Holders save up to 25% on tickets and have access to the best seats at the best prices, before they are available to the general public. Season Ticket benefit include unlimited ticket exchanges, discounts on additional tickets, restaurant discounts, an Extra Value Ticket, and more.

Visit our Season Tickets page for more information and prices, or call the Syracuse Stage Box Office at 315-443-3275.

Tickets for individual performances are now on sale to the general public.


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