AT&T Performing Arts Center’s 2014-2015 season, announced this evening, will feature mysterious masked stalker musical The Phantom of the Opera, a stalwart made fresh with new scenic design and choreography, followed by the more recent Tony Award-winner Once.
Once, of course, is based on the movie about a Dublin street musician on the verge of giving up his dream when a young woman takes interest in his songs. A friend was lucky enough to see this in New York, and from what I can remember, it made him feel some pretty genuine feelings. That should be a good one.
The rest of the season will include Newsies, Annie, Motown the Musical, and last season’s megahit Book of Mormon, the South Park creators’ decidedly R-rated satirization of the customs and teachings of The Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints with a plot that finds two young, naive missionaries muddling about in Uganda in the midst of a crisis. Book of Mormon isn’t included in subscription packages, which are on sale now, and it sold out very, very quickly. This will probably cause a similar frenzy.
Here’s the full release, including the nugget that Matilda the Musical will visit us next year (2015/2016 season):