AUBURN, N.Y.: The REV Theatre Company has announced its reopening for the 2021 season. The theme of the season is Reunion, Recovery, and Resilience.
“As we emerge from this year of trauma, turbulence, and isolation, we recognize that we are all forever changed by the monumental events of 2020,” producing artistic director Brett Smock said in a statement. “I’m proud to stand beside the incredible staff and board of the REV to announce our exciting plans to reopen our doors.”
The season will open with 42nd Street (June 30-July 28) by Michael Stewart and Mark Bramble. The story of Broadway struggling to survive during the Great Depression features music by Harry Warren, with lyrics by Al Dubin and Johnny Mercer.
Next up will be the musical Footloose (Aug. 4-Sept. 1) by Dean Pitchford and Walter Bobbie, with music by Tom Snow and lyrics by Pitchford and Kenny Loggins. Based on the 1984 film, the musical follows teenagers in a small town where dancing is outlawed.
The season will close with Almost Heaven: The Songs of John Denver (Sept. 8-29), a revue that celebrates Denver’s life and legacy.
The REV’s new works program, the PiTCH, is set to return in 2022 with five new musicals. The REV is currently updating the ventilation system of the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, and will employ social distancing, electrostatic cleaning, capacity regulations, and regular employee coronavirus testing to ensure audience safety.
The REV Theatre Company, formerly known as Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival/MGR Playhouse, strives to leverage the power of the arts as a tool for entertainment, education, social awareness, and cultural development in its community and in the region.
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