SCHENECTADY – Proctors Collaborative took its patrons to the Big Top Monday night as Proctors in Schenectady and Capital Repertory Theatre in Albany announced their 2023-2024 seasons during a circus-themed bash. Hosts John Gray and Lydia Kulbida from News 10 ABC were joined by Philip Morris, Proctors CEO, and Maggie Mancinelli-Cahill, producing artistic director of theREP, as they announced the plethora of amazing shows coming to both venues.
Starting the KeyBank Subscription Series at Proctors is the Sondheim classic “Company” coming in October 2023. They will be teching their show on the MainStage before they kick off their national tour.
Directly following that in October is “Mrs. Doubtfire,” a new musical comedy based on the beloved film about an out-of-work actor who will do anything for his kids. In December, “Girl From The North Country” reimagines 20 legendary songs of Bob Dylan as they’ve never been heard before.
Next year brings a classic back to the MainStage with “Annie” in January. This celebration of family, optimism and the American spirit remains the ultimate cure for all the hard knocks life throws your way. Then, in May, Proctors welcomes you to remix five hundred years of historical heartbreak with “Six.” One month later, he earned his stripes on Broadway, and now the ghost-with-the-most is coming to Schenectady with “Beetlejuice.” Proctors then ends its 2023-2024 KeyBank Broadway Series with “Tina – The Tina Turner Musical,” the inspiring journey of a woman who broke barriers and became the Queen of Rock n’ Roll.
In addition to the shows in the KeyBank Broadway Series, Proctors will also offer two subscriber exclusive add-ons with “Les Misérables” in March and a yet-to-be-announced show in June 2024. Proctors subscribers will also be able to choose a crossover show from theREP’s 2023-2024 season.
Heading to Albany, theREP has quite a versatile 2023-2024 season. Starting in September, theREP kicks off the season with a special production of a smash Broadway hit, “What the Constitution Means to Me”(this production is being produced in association with WAM Theatre and Berkshire Theatre Group). It is a boundary-breaking, timely and thought-provoking play that breathes new life into how to think about the Constitution and imagines how it will shape the lives of future generations of Americans.
Next, just in time for the holidays, is “Million Dollar Quartet Christmas.” Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley come together again to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year. In March, theREP welcomes the Pulitzer Prize-winning play “Sweat.” Based on interviews with residents of Reading, Pennsylvania, Lynn Nottage brings her breathtaking storytelling to characters and situations that have become far too recognizable in the heart of de-industrialized America.
The 2022 NEXT ACT! New Play Summit winner “Three Mothers” is making its world premiere on theREP stage starting in April. Three college students, James Chaney, Michael Schwerner and Andrew Goodman, were tortured and murdered by the Ku Klux Klan in Neshoba County, Mississippi. A photo of their three mothers was taken as the women left the funeral. “Three Mothers” is the imagined moment afterward, in Carolyn Goodman’s home on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, when the three women forged an unbreakable bond and commitment to the Civil Rights Movement.
Last in theREP’s season is the Tony® and Grammy Award®-winning “Beautiful: The Carole King Musical” in its own up-close-and-personal production. This crowd-pleasing international phenomenon is filled with over two-dozen pop classics you remember—and the story you’ll never forget.
Subscribers to theREP 2023-2024 season will also be able to choose a crossover show from the KeyBank Subscription Series at Proctors.
Subscriptions for the 2023-2024 KeyBank Broadway Series at Proctors and the 2023-2024 season at theREP go on sale Tuesday, March 7 at 10 a.m. Subscriptions are available through the Box Office at Proctors, in person or via phone at (518) 346-6204 Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. or Sunday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Single ticket on-sale dates have yet to be announced for the upcoming season. Subscriptions at Proctors start at $208.50 and at theREP start at $205.