2024 Season

Lock in your favorite seats for each show all year with a Season Subscription! Subscribers get first choice of seats, and an exclusive discount to bring your friends. Don’t miss a show in our 2024 season!

Not sure yet which shows you’ll want to see, or how many seats you’ll need for each show? Then a Flex Pack is right for you! Choose a 3-pack or a 6-pack, then use them throughout our mainstage season, in any way you wish.

Misery

January 19-February 11, 2024
Adapted by William Goldman from the Stephen King novel 
Directed by Warren Sherrill

Paul Sheldon is “rescued” from a horrible car crash by his number one fan, nurse Annie Wilkes. Annie takes the famous romance novelist prisoner and insists on treating him at her rural Colorado home. Then she reads his latest manuscript, and discovers he’s killed off her favorite character, Misery Chastain! When Annie forces Paul to do some major rewrites, Paul must write as though his life depends on it. Because it does. A chilling edge-of-your-seat thriller that balances dark comedy with psychodrama.

Age recommendation: 17 and older – the film was rated “R”

A Jukebox for the Algonquin

March 1 – April 7, 2024
Written by Paul Stroili
Directed by Len Matheo

The residents at the Placid Pines Senior Care Center really want a jukebox. When it costs more than the center can raise, a small band of former Brooklyn and Bronx residents hatch a plot to prove that aging is not a New York state of mind. A Wilde-Award Winner for Best New Play of 2023/24 don’t miss the regional premiere of this serious comedy about sex, drugs and rocking chairs.

Age recommendation: 13+ for adult subjects and older adult humor

The Full Monty

April 26 – June 2nd, 2024
Book by Terrence McNally, score by David Yazbek
Based on the 1997 cult classic film of the same name
Directed by Nick Sugar
Music Direction by David Nehls

This ten-time Tony Award nominee musical mixes razor-sharp humor with toe-tapping pizzazz, for a must-see upbeat comedy! While spying on their wives at a “Girls’ Night Out,” a group of unemployed steelworkers from Buffalo sees how much they enjoy watching male strippers. The jealous guys come up with a bold, unclothed idea for making some quick cash. As they conquer their fears, self-consciousness, and prejudices, the men come to discover that they’re stronger together. With their new courage and convictions, can these lovable misfits really pull it off? Packed with honest affection, engaging melodies, and the most highly anticipated closing number ever! 

Age recommendation: 17 and older for adult situations, language, and nudity (the original film received an “R” rating)

School of Rock – The Musical

July 26-September 15, 2024
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, lyrics by Glenn Slater, and a book by Julian Fellowes
Based on the 2003 film
Directed by Warren Sherrill

Bringing Andrew Lloyd Webber’s award-winning smash hit musical from Broadway to Golden! Based on the hilarious hit movie, this musical follows Dewey Finn, a failed, wannabe rock star who decides to earn a few extra bucks by posing as a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school. While teaching pint-sized prodigies, Dewey falls for the school’s beautiful, but uptight headmistress, helping her rediscover the wild child within. Watch as this sub turns a class of straight-A students into a guitar-shredding, bass-slapping, mind-blowing rock band, sensationally performed live by the production’s young actors every night!

Age recommendation: Fun for middle school and older; the 1990 movie was PG-13

Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Elusive Ear

October 4 – November 10, 2024
Written by David Macgregor 
Directed by Heather Beasley

The City: London. The year: 1888. The address: 221B Baker Street. As-yet-undiscovered artistic genius Vincent van Gogh presents Sherlock Holmes with a most unusual case. Holmes embarks on a rousing adventure, aided by his partner Dr. Watson and his paramour Irene Adler. The trio confronts the daughter of Professor Moriarty, with a witty helping hand from Oscar Wilde. How will the world’s greatest detective solve one of the most audacious crimes of the Victorian era? 

Age recommendation: Middle school and older

Holiday show tbd

November 29 – December 31, 2024
Written by Someone Outstanding
Directed by an Amazing Artist

We’re working on a holiday show for you!

 

Miners Alley Theatre for Young Audiences (MATYA)
2024 Season

Our MATYA flex packs are a wonderful value. For just $75, you get six tickets (that’s one free ticket per flex pack!). You can use them throughout our season of plays for young people and their families, in any way you wish.

Amelia’s Big Idea

January 27-February 10, 2024
March 9-April 6, 2024
A TYA musical by Heather Beasley, Richie Cannaday, and Edie Carey
Directed by Jenna Moll Reyes

Ten-year-old Amelia Smart wants to build a dog park. Her pet Gadget needs a safe place to play, but her big idea to transform Townville will take a lot of work! Along the way, Amelia needs help from the Mayor, the Librarian, Mr. Delivery, and others. Kids (suggested ages 4-12) learn about teamwork, community, and civic life through catchy songs and interactive fun. Warning: You might take some big ideas home with you.

The Emperor’s New Clothes

May 4-June 1, 2024
Adapted by Rory Pierce
Directed by Rory Pierce

The Emperor loves his clothes! In fact, he cares more about his clothes than his people, and that’s not right! Along come a pair
of swindlers ready to take advantage of the gullible Emperor and his two town officials, and the story begins.
Come help the Emperor learn appearances are not everything and honesty is the best policy.

The little mermaid

August 3-September 14, 2024
Adapted by Rory Pierce
Directed by Rory Pierce

An original adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s beloved tale, this magical story will bring joy to children of all ages.  Join us on an adventure to places you’ve never seen and help the Little Mermaid realize her dream!

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

October 12-November 9, 2024
Adapted by Rory Pierce
Directed by Rory Pierce

Ichabod Crane has come to Sleepy Hollow to teach, but what he learns there frightens him nearly out of his wits!  

Watch as Ichabod learns of the Legend of Sleepy Hollow and tries to escape the clutches of the Headless Horseman.

The Story of the Nutcracker

December 7-28, 2024
Adapted by Rory Pierce
Directed by Rory Pierce

When Marie’s gift from her Godfather Drosselmeier on Christmas Eve gets broken, she tries to find and fix the Nutcracker.  

Instead, he comes alive, and a story-within-the-story begins!  Become a part of the Nutcracker 

tale and see if everyone gets to live happily ever after.