California Musical Theatre announced today the lineup for the 2012-13 Broadway Sacramento series, the 24th year the company has presented touring Broadway musicals.
The series opens in October with "Memphis," the winner of multiple Tony Awards, and closes in 2013 with a show that now can only be called "a megahit." Don't storm the barricades of the CMT offices. They'd love to reveal the title of the musical, but contractually they cannot until early this fall.
"Memphis," which features music by Bon Jovi founding member David Bryan, won 2010 Tony Awards for best musical, best original score (Bryan and Joe DiPietro), best book (DiPietro), and for star Montego Glover, who has demonstrated her talent in several productions on the Music Circus stage.
The series continues with "Peter Pan, Starring Cathy Rigby" (Dec. 26-30), a production directed by CMT's own Glenn Casale. In 2013 comes "Rock of Ages" (Jan. 22-27) a jukebox musical of '80s rock featuring music from Journey, Styx, REO Speedwagon, Foreigner, Pat Benatar, Whitesnake and others. "Disney's Beauty and the Beast" (March 6-17) returns, having played the Community Center Theater in 2001 and the Music Circus in 2005. The acclaimed English mining town drama "Billy Elliot the Musical" (April 9-14) comes in the spring, having won 10 Tony Awards in 2009, and finally the mysterious "Megahit To Be Revealed" for two weeks from May 29 to June 9, 2013.
California Musical Theatre
Broadway Sacramento 2012-13
All performances will be at Sacramento's Community Center Theater, 1301 L St.
"Memphis": Oct. 30-Nov. 4
"Peter Pan, Starring Cathy Rigby": Dec. 26-30
"Rock of Ages": Jan. 22-27
"Disney's Beauty and the Beast": March 6-17
"Billy Elliot the Musical": April 9-14
Megahit to be revealed: May 29-June 9
April 23: Season subscriptions on sale
August: Due to contractual obligations, the final show of the season cannot be announced until sometime this month.
Sept. 10: Single tickets go on sale
Subscribers can purchase a five-show season subscription without "Peter Pan," or a complete six-show subscription that includes it.
Five-show subscriptions (without "Peter Pan") range from $88.05 to $296.25.
Six-show subscriptions (including "Peter Pan") range from $103.85 to $353.65.
Single tickets range from $19 to $76, depending on show, performance date, time and seating location.
Contact: Wells Fargo Pavilion Box Office, 1419 H St., Sacramento; (916) 557-1999; www.BroadwaySacramento.com