The Georgetown Palace Theatre is proud to present its 20-21 season! We will kick off the new season with musical cabarets, outdoor movies and an outdoor production of Steel Magnolias. It will be held in the Palace Courtyard behind the theatre after sunset. With lights hanging from the trees and the cool evenings of the Fall, it will be magical experience!
We have updated policies and procedures to protect our staff, volunteers and audience. Groups are required to socially distance and masks are required when not seated in your seats. There are bathrooms next to the Courtyard and concessions will be sold. Chairs are provided but you are welcome to bring your own, as well as your own drinks and snacks.
Join us this Fall for live theatre outdoors at the Palace!
Come enjoy a movie under the stars at our outdoor showing of popular movies. Admission will be donations only; pay what you can to help support the Palace. Bring your own refreshments and chairs if you like. We will have chairs available as well. All seating will follow current social distancing criteria. Masks are required when walking around.
- Sept 12th – The Princess Bride Quote-A-Long, 7:30 pm
- Sept 19th – Mamma Mia Sing-A-Long, 7:30 pm (Rescheduled from 9/4 due to weather)
Outdoor Musical Events
These event will be outdoors in the Palace Courtyard behind the theatre. We will have chairs set up but you are welcome to bring your own, as well as your own snacks and drinks. The event will be general admission, but we will continue to socially distance groups.
Songs from the Soul featuring Yesenia McNett
Friday, August 21, 2020 at 8:30 pm (sold out)
Saturday, August 29, 2020 at 8:30 pm – with new songs!
Yesenia McNett is a singer and actor from New Braunfels who has been performing on stages
across Texas for over twenty-five years. Yesenia sings with her San Antonio area bands “The Groove Doctors” and “Rock N Soul,” and from Austin to Houston with “The Time Warps” and “The Brass Tax.” She performs regular musical tributes to Linda Ronstadt and country legend Patsy Cline nationally. Her vocal blend of musical theater, jazz, pop, classic country and Latin music make her a versatile performer. Yesenia has been on Palace stages several times as Patsy Cline and has performed tributes to the great music of Johnny & June Carter Cash, Heart, Grand Funk Railroad, and Aretha Franklin. An ’04 graduate of Southwestern University, she is always happy to return to her beloved Georgetown.
Featuring Jamie Hilboldt on keyboards (Gary Puckett and the Union Gap, Archie Bell and the Drells, The Funk Brothers), Lannie Hilboldt on bass (The Drifters, The Chiffons, The Vogues) and Kevin Hall on drums (Hal Ketchum, Archie Bell and the Drells, Omar and the Howlers).
Love Inspired featuring Laura Benedict
Friday, September 11, 2020, 7:30 PM
Laura Benedict has graced the many stages of rock and pop for more than 40 years. She is one of the most sought after singers in Austin performing with several bands (Rotel and the Hot Tomatoes and Jumpstart) while also performing on the stage at Zach Theater in professional productions. Some of the high lights of her career have been being nominated for a B. Iden Payne Award for her work in Beehive’s Rockin Christmas at Zach, performing as a guest artist twice at the White House for then president George W Bush, being inducted into the Iowa Rock N Roll hall of fame, performing at Republican conventions in both New York and Philadelphia, opening shows for the Neville Brothers, The Pointer Sisters and the Oak Ridge Boys to name a few, being a featured singer on Walt Disney Records, being nominated for a Grammy award for her work on the recording of “Bugs Life Sing-Along” and being the featured voice in the long running radio and TV jingle for ThunderCloud Subs. Laura is a truly gifted singer, actress and all around amazing performer. In her cabaret she will be performing a wide range of songs from country, to swing, to R&B and ballads. Also featuring the talents of Jamie Hilboldt on keyboards (Gary Puckett and the Union Gap, Archie Bell and the Drells, The Funk Brothers), Lannie Hilboldt on bass (The Drifters, The Chiffons and Chris Montez) and Kevin Hall on drums (Hal Ketchum, Omar and the Howlers)
A Night of Soul and R&B featuring Roderick Sanford
Friday, Sept 25th at 7:30 pm
Roderick Sanford has a voice that makes the women swoon and the men wish they were him! When this man sings the foundation rumbles. Roderick has been a featured performer around the Austin area for many years. If you frequent the theater you have probably seen him in a production at either Zach Theater or the Palace Theater. Roderick has performed in such productions as Rocking Christmas, It Ain’t Nothing But Blues, Five Guys Named Moe, The Gospel at Colonus, Little Shop of Horrors, The Full Monty, Blues In The Night and DreamGirls to name just a few. Roderick has also been the singer and front person for the very popular show band the Atlantics for many years. Singing songs from Stevie Wonder to Sinatra this show promises to be a wonderful night of music! Also featuring the talents of Jamie Hilboldt on keyboards (Gary Puckett and the Union Gap, Archie Bell and the Drells, The Funk Brothers), Lannie Hilboldt on bass (The Drifters, The Chiffons and Chris Montez) and Kevin Hall on drums (Hal Ketchum, Omar and the Howlers, Archie Bell and the Drells).
Oct 9 - Nov 8th
This production will be held outdoors in the Palace Courtyard, behind the theatre. Chairs will be provide, but feel free to bring your own, as well as your own drinks and snacks. With lights hanging from the trees and the show starting after sunset, it will be an enchanted evening! Truvy’s salon is Chinquapin, Louisiana’s go-to place for a beauty fix with a hearty side of gossip. Along with her overeager assistant Annelle, Truvy pampers her small-town clients with hairdos, manicures and all kinds of unsolicited advice. Anybody who’s anybody is a regular: There’s the doting M’Lynn and her soon-to-be-married daughter Shelby, the moody Ouiser and the well-to-do widow Clairee. Through witty banter and wisecracks, this hodgepodge group of women form friendships as strong as steel, which they are forced to lean on when tragedy strikes.
Nov 20 - Dec 30
A Tuna Christmas By Jaston Williams, Joe Sears & Ed Howard. Seasons Greetings from A TUNA CHRISTMAS, the hilarious sequel to the hit comedy, Greater Tuna, with two talented actors portray all 24 citizens of Tuna, the third smallest town in Texas, where the Lion’s Club is too liberal and Patsy Cline never dies! This time, it’s 24 hours before Christmas and the delightfully eccentric characters are attempting to cope with seasonal traumas such as a disaster prone little theatre production of A Christmas Carol, and a yard-decorating contest being sabotaged by a mysterious Christmas phantom. Critics have raved: “The show is a hoot, and the cast, Joe Sears and Jaston Williams, is two hoots,” proclaims The New York Times. “This show is so funny. It’s far too good just for Christmas,” states the New York Post. “There’s plenty to ho-ho-ho about. A TUNA CHRISTMAS is a delightful gift for longtime Tuna fans and newcomers alike,” states the Dallas Morning News. “If you like someone buy them roses…if you love someone buy them tickets to A TUNA CHRISTMAS!” exclaims the Austin American-Statesman. Bring the whole family and join in the holiday fun!
January 15 - February 14, 2021
Created by Richard Maltby, Jr. Conceived by William Meade Adapted from the Broadway Production by Richard Maltby, Jr. & Jason Edwards Orchestrations by Steven Bishop & Jeff Lisenby Additional arrangements by David Abbinanti From the songbook of Johnny Cash comes this unique musical about love and faith, struggle and success, rowdiness and redemption, and the healing power of home and family. More than two dozen classic hits—including “I Walk The Line,” “A Boy Named Sue,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” and the title tune— paint a musical portrait of The Man in Black that promises to be a foot-stompin’, crowd-pleasin’ salute to a unique musical legend! Though he is never impersonated, Johnny Cash’s remarkable life story is told through his music, climaxing in a concert that will both move and exhilarate!
January 22 - February 21, 2021
Almost, Maine By John Cariani. A woman carries her heart, broken into nineteen pieces, in a small paper bag. A man shrinks to half his former size, after losing hope in love. A couple keep the love they have given each other in large red bags, or compress the mass into the size of a diamond. These playful and surreal experiences are commonplace in the world of John Cariani’s Almost, Maine, where on one deeply cold and magical Midwinter Night, the citizens of Almost -- not organized enough for a town, too populated for a wilderness -- experience the life-altering power of the human heart. Relationships end, begin, or change beyond recognition, as strangers become friends, friends become lovers, and lovers turn into strangers. Propelled by the mystical energy of the aurora borealis and populated with characters who are humorous, plain-spoken, thoughtful, and sincere, Almost, Maine is a series of loosely connected tales about love, each with a compelling couple at its center, each with its own touch of sorcery.
February 26 - March 28, 2021
Mamma Mia! Music and Lyrics by: Benny Andersson Björn Ulvaeus. The story-telling magic of ABBA's timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship, creating an unforgettable show. This sunny and funny tale unfolds on a Greek island paradise. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter's quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother's past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago. A mother. A daughter. Three possible dads. And a trip down the aisle you'll never forget!
March 5 - 21, 2021
Relive some of Elvis' greatest hits with this musical tribute.
April 9 - May 16, 2021
Sound of Music Music by Richard Rodgers, Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, Book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse, Suggested by The Trapp Family Singers by Maria Augusta Trapp. The final collaboration between Rodgers & Hammerstein was destined to become the world's most beloved musical. Featuring a trove of cherished songs, including "Climb Ev'ry Mountain," "My Favorite Things," "Do Re Mi," "Sixteen Going on Seventeen" and the title number, The Sound of Music won the hearts of audiences worldwide, earning five Tony Awards and five Oscars. The inspirational story, based on the memoir of Maria Augusta Trapp, follows an ebullient postulate who serves as governess to the seven children of the imperious Captain Von Trapp, bringing music and joy to the household. But as the forces of Nazism take hold of Austria, Maria and the entire Von Trapp family must make a moral decision.
April 23 - May 23, 2021
The Lion in Winter By James Goldman. Sibling rivalry, adultery, and dungeons – The Lion in Winter, by James Goldman, is a modern-day classic. Comedic in tone, dramatic in action – the play tells the story of the Plantagenet family, who are locked in a free-for-all of competing ambitions to inherit a kingdom. The queen, and wealthiest woman in the world, Eleanor of Aquitaine, has been kept in prison since raising an army against her husband, King Henry II. Let out only for holidays, the play centers around the inner conflicts of the royal family as they fight over both a kingdom and King Henry’s paramour during the Christmas of 1183. As Eleanor says, “Every family has its ups and downs,” and this royal family is no exception.
May 28 - June 27, 2021
Something Rotten - Book by Karey Kirkpatrick & John O'Farrell, Music and Lyrics by Karey Kirkpatrick & Wayne Kirkpatrick. Set in the 1590s, brothers Nick and Nigel Bottom are desperate to write a hit play but are stuck in the shadow of that Renaissance rock star known as "The Bard." When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theatre involves singing, dancing and acting at the same time, Nick and Nigel set out to write the world’s very first musical. But amidst the scandalous excitement of opening night, the Bottom Brothers realize that reaching the top means being true to thine own self, and all that jazz.
June 4 - 20, 2021
The Music of Motown with Jacqui Cross and Laura Benedict.
July 9 - August 8, 2021
Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum with Music and Lyrics by Harold Arlen and E. Y. Harburg. L. Frank Baum’s classic novel comes to life in The Wizard of Oz. This faithful adaptation features all the most beloved songs and moments from the 1939 classic film, brought to life onstage!
July 16 - August 15, 2021
Biloxi Blues by Neil Simon. The second in Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Neil Simon's trilogy which began with Brighton Beach Memoirs and concluded with Broadway Bound. When we last met Eugene Jerome, he was coping with adolescence in 1930's Brooklyn. Here, he is a young army recruit during WW II, going through basic training and learning about Life and Love with a capital 'L' along with some harsher lessons, while stationed at boot camp in Biloxi, Mississippi in 1943.
August 20 - September 19, 2021
Singin’ in the Rain - Screenplay by Betty Comden & Adolph Green,Songs by Arthur Freed & Nacio Herb Brown. Based on the classic Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer film by special arrangement with Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures, Inc. Singin' in the Rain has all the makings of a Tinseltown tabloid headline – the starlet, the leading man and a love affair that could change lives and make or break careers! In silent movies, Don Lockwood and Lina Lamont are a hot item but, behind the scenes, things aren't always as they appear on the big screen! Meanwhile, Lina's squeaky voice might be the end of her career in "talking pictures" without the help of a talented young actress to do the talking and singing for her.
8 or 16 Count Flex Passes Available!
Can be used in any combination, for all Springer Stage & Playhouse Productions