BAY STREET THEATER ANNOUNCES THE 2014 MAINSTAGE SEASON
“A SEASON OF ART AND REVOLUTION”
Bay Street Theater’s 2014 Mainstage Season begins with the World Premiere of CONVICTION, a modern drama, from May 27- June 15. The play is written by Carey Crim and directed by Scott Schwartz; produced in association with the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre, Rubicon Theatre Company and Dead Posh Productions.
CONVICTION tells the story of Tom Hodges, a charismatic, confident and caring teacher that students adore and parents admire. For the second production, Richard Kind returns to Bay Street Theatre in TRAVESTIES, a Tony award-winning comedy, which runs June 24-July 20. This Tom Stoppard classic will be directed by Gregory Boyd. Stoppard creates a smashing theatrical extravaganza with the wit of Oscar Wilde crashing headlong into song-and-dance, strip-tease, pie-fights, and brilliant wordplay. The season culminates with the World Premiere of MY LIFE IS A MUSICAL, which runs July 29-August 31. The musical has book, music and lyrics by Adam Overett; music direction by Vadim Feichtner, and directed and choreographed by Marlo Hunter. MY LIFE IS A MUSICAL is about Parker, who isn’t like anyone else. When Parker wakes up in the morning and leaves his apartment, he hears people singing, he sees people dancing – and no other person on earth knows this is happening. Because Parker’s life is a musical.
Special Saturday nights include Paula Poundstone on May 24, Richard Lewis on June 21 and “A Divine Evening with Charles Busch” accompanied by Tom Judson on July 26.
Monday Night Comedy Club, sponsored in part by Sauders & Associates begins with Kevin Pollack on June 2, All Star Comedy Showcase hosted by Joseph Vecsey on June 9; Steve Rannazzisi on June 30, Heather McDonald on July 7, Bobby Collins on July 14, and Bob Marley on August 11.
The annual Bay Street Summer Gala Benefit will be held on July 12 featuring a performance by Tony Award Winning actress and singer Patina Miller.