M&D Playhouse presents the 2024 Season of Theatre

M&D is bringing the best of Broadway and beyond to the Valley. Our 2024 season is stacked with some of our favorite shows of all time. From classic comedy, to edge of your seat ghost stories.  These are some of the best stories ever written for the stage, so it’s no wonder why these are some of our favorites, and we cannot wait to share them with you. So please join us in 2024. Six and four show passes are ON SALE HERE so you can take full advantage of the savings and enjoy the value of quality theatre at a discount. See you at the Playhouse!

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The Elephant Man
by Bernard Pomerance
April 11 – April 21
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The Elephant Man is based on the life of John Merrick, who lived in London during the latter part of the nineteenth century. A horribly deformed young man – the victim of rare skin and bone diseases – he becomes the star freak attraction in traveling sideshows. Found abandoned and helpless, he is admitted to London’s prestigious Whitechapel Hospital. Under the care of celebrated young physician Frederick Treves, Merrick is introduced to London society and slowly evolves from an object of pity to an urbane and witty favorite of the aristocracy and literati, only to be denied his ultimate dream – to become a man like any other.

“The Elephant Man” is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc. www.concordtheatricals.com

 

Hurricane Diane
by Madeleine George
May 16 – May 26


 

Meet Diane, a permaculture gardener dripping with butch charm. She’s got supernatural abilities owing to her true identity—the Greek god Dionysus—and she’s returned to the modern world to gather mortal followers and restore the Earth to its natural state. Where better to begin than with four housewives in a suburban New Jersey cul-de-sac? In this Obie-winning comedy with a twist, Pulitzer Prize finalist Madeleine George pens a hilarious evisceration of the blind eye we all turn to climate change and the bacchanalian catharsis that awaits us, even in our own backyards.

Hurricane Diane is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc. www.concordtheatricals.com

 

Harvey
by Mary Chase
June 20 – July 7


 

Elwood P. Dowd insists on including his friend Harvey in all of his sister Veta’s social gatherings. Trouble is, Harvey is an imaginary six-and-a-half-foot-tall rabbit. To avoid future embarrassment for her family—and especially for her daughter, Myrtle Mae—Veta decides to have Elwood committed to a sanitarium. At the sanitarium, a frantic Veta explains to the staff that her years of living with Elwood’s hallucination have caused her to see Harvey also, and so the doctors mistakenly commit her instead of her mild-mannered brother. The truth comes out, however; Veta is freed, and the search is on for Elwood, who eventually arrives at the sanitarium of his own volition, looking for Harvey. But it seems that Elwood and his invisible companion have had a strange influence on more than one of the doctors. Only at the end does Veta realize that maybe Harvey isn’t so bad after all.

 

Rodger’s & Hammerstein’s Cinderella
Music by Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
New Book by Douglas Carter Beane
Original Book by Oscar Hammerstein II
August 8 – August 25



Orchestrations by Danny Troob
Music Adaptation & Arrangements by David Chase
Additional Lyrics By Douglas Carter Beane, David Chase and Bruce Pomahac

The new Broadway adaptation of the classic musical. This contemporary take on the classic tale features Rodgers & Hammerstein’s most beloved songs, including “In My Own Little Corner,” “Impossible/It’s Possible” and “Ten Minutes Ago,” alongside an up-to-date, hilarious and romantic libretto by Tony Award nominee Douglas Carter Beane.

CINDERELLA is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of The Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization. www.concordtheatricals.com

 

Angels In America Part I – Millennium Approaches
by Tony Kushner
September 19 – September 29


 

Set in New York City, the play takes place between October 1985 and February 1986.[4] The play begins at a funeral, where an elderly rabbi eulogizes the deceased woman’s entire generation of immigrants who risked their lives to build a community in the United States. Soon after, the deceased’s grandson, Louis Ironson, learns that his lover Prior Walter, the last member of an old stock American family, has AIDS. As Prior’s illness progresses, Louis becomes unable to cope, and he abandons Prior, who is given emotional support by their friend Belize, an ex-drag queen and hospital nurse. Belize separately also deals with Louis’s self-castigating guilt and myriad excuses for leaving Prior.


Woman In Black
by Stephen Malatratt
based on the novel by Susan Hill
October 17 – November 3


The framework of this spine-tingler is unusual: a lawyer hires an actor to tutor him in recounting to family and friends a story that has long troubled him concerning events that transpired when he attended the funeral of an elderly recluse. There he caught sight of the woman in black, the mere mention of whom terrifies the locals, for she is a specter who haunts the neighborhood where her illegitimate child was accidentally killed. Anyone who sees her dies! The lawyer has invited some friends to watch as he and the actor recreate the events of that dark and stormy night. A classic of the genre.

“The Woman in Black” is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc. www.concordtheatricals.com

Charles Dickens ‘
A Christmas Carol
adapted and conceived by Mark Sickler and Chelsea Hupalowsky
December 5 – December 22


This original presentation will merge the art of storytelling, theater, and dance to retell this seminal story of redemption and joy.


PAST SHOWS

Eddie and Dave – January 18 – January 28
Directed by Siobhan Stevens

13 The Musical – February 22 – March 10
Directed by Hannah-Jo Weisberg