2019-2020 Season Subscriptions on sale now

Another season of entertainment starts in September. This year we are offering a 5 Show Subscription with a Season Extra. Include A Christmas Story in your subscription order and receive your discounted subscription pricing. 

The Deadline for renewal of your current seats is July 26, 2019. Our staff will be in the lobby to process orders during Death by Design for your convenience.  Or give us a call at 256-536-0807 to reserve your seats today.

Single Tickets will go on sale August 1, 2019.


Pricing for the 2019-20 Season

Season Tickets (5 Shows)       Adults          $100        Senior/Student/Military        $90

Season + Season Extra           Adults          $120         Senior/Student/Military        $108

Family & Friends Four-Pack   Adults             $84         Senior/Student/Military        $76

Single Tickets                          Adults             $22         Senior/Student/Military        $20


 

A Play by Rick Elice

Based on the Novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson

Music by Wayne Barker

Tony Award-winning Peter and the Starcatcher upends the century-old story of how a miserable orphan comes to be The Boy Who Would Not Grow Up (a.k.a. Peter Pan). A young orphan and his mates are shipped off from Victorian England to a distant island ruled by the evil King Zarboff. They know nothing of the mysterious trunk in the captain’s cabin, which contains a precious, otherworldly cargo. At sea, the boys are discovered by a precocious young girl named Molly, a Starcatcher-in-training who realizes that the trunk’s precious cargo is starstuff, a celestial substance so powerful that it must never fall into the wrong hands. When the ship is taken over by pirates – led by the fearsome Black Stache, a villain determined to claim the trunk and its treasure for his own – the journey quickly becomes a thrilling adventure.

September 13-21, 2019

Von Braun Center Playhouse

Produced by special arrangement with Music Theatre International

Recommended for Everyone


 

Season Extra!

By Philip Grecian

Based on the motion picture A Christmas Story, © 1983 Turner Entertainment Co., distributed by Warner Bros., written by Jean Shepherd, Leigh Brown and Bob Clark; and on the book In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash by Jean Shepherd.

Humorist Jean Shepherd’s memoir of growing up in the midwest in the 1940s follows 9-year-old Ralphie Parker in his quest to get a genuine Red Ryder BB gun under the tree for Christmas. Ralphie pleads his case before his mother, his teacher and even Santa Claus himself, at Higbee’s Department Store. The consistent response: “You’ll shoot your eye out!” All the elements from the beloved motion picture are here, including the family’s temperamental exploding furnace; Scut Farkas, the school bully; the boys’ experiment with a wet tongue on a cold lamppost; the Little Orphan Annie decoder pin; Ralphie’s father winning a lamp shaped like a woman’s leg in a net stocking; Ralphie’s fantasy scenarios and more. A Christmas Story is destined to become a theatrical holiday perennial.

November 15-23, 2019

Von Braun Center Playhouse

Produced by special arrangement with Dramatic Publishing Company, Woodstock, IL

Recommended for Everyone


 

By Ken Ludwig

Get your deerstalker cap on — the play’s afoot! From the award-winning mastermind of mayhem, Ken Ludwig (Lend Me a Tenor), comes a fast-paced comedy about everyone’s favorite detective solving his most notorious case. Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson must crack the mystery of “The Hound of the Baskervilles” before a family curse dooms its newest heir.

January 17-25, 2020

Von Braun Center Playhouse

Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

Recommended for Teens & Beyond


 

By Lauren Gunderson

When Henrietta Leavitt begins work at the Harvard Observatory in the early 1900s, she isn’t allowed to touch a telescope or express an original idea. Instead, she joins a group of women “computers,” charting the stars for a renowned astronomer, while in her free time, attempts to measure the light and distance of stars. She must also take measure of her life on Earth, trying to balance her dedication to science with family obligations and the possibility of love. The true story of 19th-century astronomer Henrietta Leavitt explores a woman’s place in society during a time of immense scientific discoveries, when women’s ideas were dismissed until men claimed credit for them. Social progress, like scientific progress, can be hard to see when one is trapped among earthly complications; Henrietta Leavitt and her female peers believe in both, and their dedication changed the way we understand both the heavens and Earth.

March 13-21, 2020

Von Braun Center Playhouse

Produced by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service.

Recommended for Teens & Beyond


 

by Katherine DiSavino

Olivia and Gabe are moving into their first apartment together. They’ve just packed up all of their belongings and driven halfway across the country to start a new life together in Chicago. Their moving day doesn’t go exactly as planned, though, and things become slightly more complicated when all of their parents show up to help! Can a two-bedroom apartment contain all of the love, laughs, worry and wisdom that’s about to happen?

May 8-16, 2020

Von Braun Center Playhouse

Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

Recommended for Teens & Beyond


 

by Earnest Thompson

Ethel and Norman Thayer are returning to their summer home on Golden Pond for the forty-eighth year. They are visited by their daughter and her fiancé, who go off to Europe, leaving his teenage son behind for the summer. The boy quickly becomes the “grandchild” the elderly couple have longed for, and as Norman revels in taking his ward fishing and thrusting good books at him, he also learns some lessons about modern teenagers in return. As the summer wanes, so does their brief idyll. Time, they know, is now against them, but the years have been good and, perhaps, another summer on Golden Pond still awaits.

July 10-18, 2020

Von Braun Center Playhouse

Produced by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service.

Recommended for Teens & Beyond