GREENVILLE, S.C.: Centre Stage has announced a seven-play 2020-21 mainstage season and a four-play fringe season.
The season will begin with Godspell (Sept. 10-27), with a book by John-Michael Tebelak and music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz. The musical is a series of parables based on the Gospel of Matthew in the New Testament.
Next up will be Adam Long, Daniel Singer, and Jess Winfield’s The Complete Works of William Shakespeare: Abridged (Oct. 29-Nov. 8), a 90-minute comedic roundup of all 37 of Shakespeare’s plays.
Following will be Merry and Bright: A Christmas Variety Show (Dec. 3-19).
After the new year, the season will continue with I Wanna Rock: Centre Stage’s annual hit Rock Show (Jan. 21-Feb. 14).
Next up will be The Wiz (March 18-April 11), with book by William F. Brown and music and lyrics by Charlie Smalls, a 1975 Tony Award-winning retelling of L. Frank Baum’s classic tale, The Wizard of Oz.
Following will be Clue (May 13-30), based the screenplay by Jonathan Lynn, by Sandy Rustin. The comedy also has additional material by Hunter Foster and Eric Price and original music by Michael Holland. Also inspired by the board game,
the comedy asks the age old question: whodunit?
The mainstage season concludes with My Way: A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra (July 15-Aug. 8), by David Grapes and Todd Olson.
The Centre Stage fringe season will feature Lauren Gunderson’s I and You (Sept. 22-23 and 29-30), Sharr White’s The Other Place (Nov. 3-4 and 10-11), Jennifer Fawcett’s Apples in Winter (Feb. 2-3 and 9-10), and Lee Blessing’s Eleemosynary (March 30-31 and April 6-7).
Founded in 1983, Centre Stage develops and produces new works in addition to presenting classic and contemporary plays and musicals.