FORT MYERS, FLA.: In its third decade of producing nationally recognized, professional theatre, Florida Repertory Theatre has announced its 2020-21 season, including three musicals, several comedies, a recent Tony-winning play, and a world premiere.
“We have been hard at work to put together a season that showcases our ensemble of artists in our signature wide variety of plays and musicals,” said artistic director Greg Longenhagen in a statement. “The 23rd season is an exciting lineup that offers escape, enlightenment, and above all, entertainment!”
The season will kick off with I Love A Piano (Oct. 2-Nov. 8), a salute to Irving Berlin by Ray Roderick and Michael Berkeley. Then, just in time for Halloween, the Arcade Theatre will open The Woman in Black (Oct. 20-Nov. 15), one of the world’s longest-running plays, by Stephen Mallatratt.
The classic Bernstein-Sondheim-Laurents musical West Side Story (Nov. 27-Dec. 16) will follow in Florida Rep’s first co-production with its education department.
Florida Rep will also premiere Bruce Graham‘s Good Americans, a darkly comic portrait of 1949 Hollywood as the red scare threatens to derail a major motion picture.
The season will close with Alan Janes’s Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story (Mar. 19-Apr. 11, 2021) and Carey Crim‘s Morning After Grace (Apr. 16-May 23, 2021).
Florida Rep is committed to providing a first-class regional theatre for Southwest Florida; to creating, nurturing, and developing an ensemble of theatre professionals; to helping improve the quality of their community through the arts; and to making the arts, especially theatre, accessible to all.