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Olney Theatre Center unveiled its 2017-18 lineup of productions and presentations to celebrate its 80th year.
“The beautiful and complex tapestry that makes up America is on display throughout Olney Theatre Center’s 80th season,” Artistic Director Jason Loewith says in a press release.
The co-production of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Tony Award-winning “In the Heights” will kick off the season, directed and choreographed by Marcos Santana, who in addition to serving as assistant choreographer to Sergio Trujillo on 2016’s “Carmen,” also appeared in the Broadway run of “In the Heights.”
“In the Heights” will run Sept. 6 through Oct. 8 on the Mainstage and will conclude the two-year partnership between Olney and Round House Theatre that began with last year’s acclaimed “Angels in America.”
Next up will be Thornton Wilder’s “Our Town.” Directed by Aaron Posner, the show will run Oct. 4 through Nov. 12 in the Mulitz-Gudelsky Theatre Lab.
The holiday musical will run Nov. 8 through Dec. 31 on the mainstage. The title of the show will be announced April 24.
The next show will be “Aubergine,” by Julia Cho, directed by Vincent M. Lancisi, which will run Feb. 7 through March 4 on the Mainstage.
Next up will be “Every Brilliant Thing,” by Duncan Macmillan with Jonny Donahoe, and directed by Michael Dove. It will run Feb. 28 through March 25 in the Mulitz-Gudelsky Theatre Lab.
Arthur Miller’s “The Crucible,” directed by Eleanor Holdridge, will run April 18 through May 20 on the Mainstage.
“Invisible Hand,” by Avad Akhtar and directed by Michael Bloom, will be featured May 9 through June 10 in the Mulitz-Gudelsky Theatre Lab.
The next show will be “On the Town,” with music by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, based on an idea by Jerome Robbins, and directed by Jason Loewith, will be featured June 20 through July 22 on the Mainstage.
The Hypocrites productions of “The Pirates of Penzance” and “HMS Pinafore,” by Gilbert and Sullivan, and directed by Sean Graney, will be featured July 11 through Aug. 19 on the Mulitz-Gudelsky Theatre Lab.
Other shows during the 2017-18 season will be:
“A Christmas Carol: A Ghost Story of Christmas,” Nov. 21 through Dec. 31, adapted and performed by Paul Morella.
“Click-Clack Moo!” Feb. 3-4.
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