58th Season

Signature Season
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Sept. 9 - 19, 2021: Always...Patsy Cline by Ted Swindley

Always…Patsy Cline has enjoyed great success all over the United States, including a successful run off-Broadway. It has been one of the most produced musicals in America according to American Theatre Magazine. “Always…Patsy Cline” has also been enjoyed internationally by audiences in Canada, the UK and Australia. Always…Patsy Cline is more than a tribute to the legendary country singer who died tragically at age 30 in a plane crash in 1963.  The show is based on a true story about Cline’s friendship with a fan from Houston named Louise Seger, who befriended the star in a Texas honky-tonk in 1961, and continued a correspondence with Cline until her death includes many of Patsy’ unforgettable hits such as Crazy, I Fall to Pieces, Sweet Dreams and Walking After Midnight…27 songs in all. Tickets on sale: August 12.

November 11 - 21, 2021:  The World Premiere of Riot: Asbury Park by Amanda Haan

After a few days of violent rioting, a newly made detective and a conflict consultant are given a mandate by the police chief and the mayor to conduct a private meeting with three black and three white residents to try to assess the social breakdown, promote communication between the groups, and most importantly to draw up a proposal of how to end the riot. This story is about community, racism, disenfranchisement, cooperation, honesty, patience, and perseverance. (Inspired by true events). Tickets on sale: September 30.

January 13 - 23, 2022: The World Premiere of You’re My Man by Ross Carter.

Buck and Buster, a classic country music duo on the eve of finally getting recognized by the Country Music Association Awards, find themselves in a situation after they help a young female singer trying to record her first song, You’re My Man. Of course they were only in the studio showing her how the song should be sung. Who would guess that the girl's jealous ex-boyfriend would get hold of the recording and use it for his own nefarious purposes setting off a storm of controversy and comedy in the country music industry? Tickets on sale: December 2.

February 10 - 20, 2022: The World Premiere of the AACT NEW PLAY FEST National winning script, Unpacking Mother by Karen Schaeffer

Sisters, Cassie and Kathryn, have had little communication since Kathryn left for college. Upon their mother’s death, Kathryn, long absent, returns home to help Cassie, the primary caregiver, sort through their mother’s hoarded possessions. As they unpack boxes, they encounter their younger selves and unearth truths about their mother’s illness and father’s secrets. Unpacking allows each sister to exorcise the demons that shaped their adult lives so they can meet on the other side, open to a new relationship.  Tickets on sale: December 30.

April 21 - May 1, 2022: The Gods of Comedy by Ken Ludwig

Daphne and Ralph are young professors who teach classical Greek at the college.  They have just made a discovery that’s sure to turn them into academic superstars.  But something goes disatrously wrong, and Daphne cris out in a panic, “Save me, gods of ancient Greece!”… and the gods actually appear!  However they turn out to be the screwball gods of ancient comedy.  A comic romp that will leave audiences rolling in the aisles with laughter. Tickets on sale: March 10.

May 26 - June 12, 2022: Bright Star by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell 

Inspired by a true story and featuring the Tony®-nominated score by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell, Broadway’s BRIGHT STAR tells a sweeping tale of love and redemption set against the rich backdrop of the American South in the 1920s and ’40s. When literary editor Alice Murphy meets a young soldier just home from World War II, he awakens her longing for the child she once lost. Haunted by their unique connection, Alice sets out on a journey to understand her past—and what she finds has the power to transform both of their lives. With beautiful melodies and powerfully moving characters, the story unfolds as a rich tapestry of deep emotion. An uplifting theatrical journey that holds you tightly in its grasp, BRIGHT STAR is as refreshingly genuine as it is daringly hopeful. Tickets on sale: April 14.
 

 

2021 - 2022 Family Series
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October 14 - 17, 2021: Winnie the Pooh by Kristin Sergel, based on the book by A.A. Milne

Winnie-the-Pooh is Christopher Robin's chubby little "bear of very little brain" who drifts peacefully through life, humming tunes and stopping frequently to eat "a little something." However, today Pooh finds himself involved in all sorts of frantic adventures, assisted by such friends as the dismal Eeyore, Piglet and Rabbit!  When Piglet gets roped into newcomer Kanga's household and Kanga starts bathing him with (gasp!) soap, Pooh and friends attempt to fly to the rescue!  A.A. Milne's wit and gentle understanding of young people make this one of the most beloved stories around.

March 10 - 13, 2022: Pippi Longstocking by Thomas W. Olson, based on the book by Astrid Lindgren, Music by Roberta Carlson

On the outskirts of town stands a ramshackle house. It may not seem like much ’til you peek through the railings…then, there’s a horse on the porch, a monkey in the kitchen and a freckle faced, red-pigtailed, whirlwind of a girl in mismatched stockings presiding over all! This is the domain of — ready? — Pippilotta Delicatessa Windowshade Mackrelmint Ephraim’s Daughter Longstocking.

 

 

 

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*General Season Information:

Signature Season Showtimes:

Evening performances begin at 7:00 PM.
Matinee performances begin at 2:30 PM with matinees on Sundays and the second Saturday.

Family Series Showtimes:

Evening performances begin at 7:00 PM.
Matinee performances begin at 2:30 PM with matinees on Sundays and some Saturday performances - varies by show. 

Other Information:

  • The MHT Lobby opens 90 minutes before showtime with theatre doors opening 30 minutes before showtime.
  • Showtimes range from 90 - 120 minutes for the Signature Season, with a 10-minute intermission.
  • Showtimes range from 45 - 90 minutes for the Family Series, with no intermission. 
  • Single tickets go on-sale three weeks prior to opening night. 
  • Single tickets are over the phone, and in-person.  Some tickets may be available online.  

MHT Box Office:
132 Market House Square
270.444.6828
info@mhtplay.org
MarketHouseTheatre.org
Hours: Monday - Friday, 10 AM - 5 PM

*All shows, dates, times, and protocols are subject to change. This page will be updated as changes are made.