Our Magnificent Mischievous Magical '22-'23 Season at the Palace
OCTOBER 7 - NOVEMBER 6, 2022
The Kit Kat Klub in 1930s Berlin is where beguiling, self-destructive chanteuse Sally Bowles lives with no thought for tomorrow. The decadence of the Weimar nightclub,under the sway of its magnificent and flamboyant Emcee, becomes a shattered mirror reflecting a society spiraling toward disaster with the rise of Hitler’s Nazis.
The Daily Telegraph of London called Cabaret “a daring and great musical that combines unforgettable songs with genuinely gripping and disturbing drama.” The Los Angeles Times says it is “eternally captivating.”
The Red Velvet Cake War
October 14 - November 13, 2022
THE RED VELVET CAKE WAR is a riotously funny Southern-fried comedy by ever the popular Jones-Hope-Wooten. The three Verdeen cousins—Gaynelle, Peaches, and Jimmie Wyvette—could not have picked a worse time to throw their family reunion. Their outrageous antics have delighted local gossips in the small town of Sweetgum (just down the road from Fayro) and the eyes of Texas are upon them, as their self-righteous Aunt LaMerle is quick to point out. Having “accidentally” crashed her minivan through the bedroom wall of her husband’s girlfriend’s doublewide, Gaynelle is one frazzled nerve away from a spectacular meltdown. Peaches, a saucy firebrand and the number one mortuarial cosmetologist in the tri-county area, is struggling to decide if it’s time to have her long-absent trucker husband declared dead. And Jimmie Wyvette, the rough-around-the-edges store manager of Whatley’s Western Wear, is resorting to extreme measures to outmaneuver a priss-pot neighbor for the affections of Sweetgum’s newest widower. But the cousins can’t back out of the reunion now. A jaw-dropping high-stakes wager is made on who bakes the best red velvet cake. As this fast-paced romp barrels toward its uproarious climax, you’ll wish your own family reunions were this much fun!
November 18 - December 30, 2022
Based on the classic film, HOLIDAY INN is a joyous musical that features thrilling dance numbers, laugh-out-loud comedy and a parade of hit Irving Berlin songs, including “Blue Skies,” “Easter Parade,” “Steppin’ Out With My Baby,” “Heat Wave,” “White Christmas,” “Be Careful, It’s My Heart,” “Cheek to Cheek,” “Shaking the Blues Away” and many more! “An exuberant, shamelessly old-fashioned tap-and-tuner…!” — Jeremy Gerard, Deadline
“This is a Holiday Inn you’ll want to check into” — Frank Scheck, The Hollywood Reporter
“If you’re in the mood for a show that’s light-on-its-feet and wall-to-wall Irving Berlin, check into Broadway’s Holiday Inn” — Joe Dziemianowicz, NY Daily News
“Heartfelt musical eggnog!” — Rex Reed, NY Observer
A Tuna Christmas
December 2 - December 30, 2022
It ain’t the holidays without the folks of Tuna, Texas bringing everyone around them a whole lotta everything – except comfort and joy. All your favorite troublemakers are back and higher and mightier than ever. Ding dong merrily on high with the craziest bunch of goobers this side of the Mississippi. Just what the doctor ordered for the fightin’ any holiday blues and a whole lot better for you than eating an entire fruitcake and crying while listening to the Christmas Lawrence Welk album. Merry whatever!
February 3 - February 19, 2023
THURGOOD depicts the life of Thurgood Marshall, the first Black Supreme Court justice, and his role in the historic decision on the Brown v. Board of Education case.
“Stirring and absorbing. THURGOOD may actually feel like a sweet escape to happier times, every bit as cheering (and a whole lot more edifying) than the giddiest of Broadway musicals. As I left, I found myself misty eyed.” —Charles Isherwood, The New York Times
“All bio dramas should be as vivid and entertaining as THURGOOD. A story rich in history, humanity and humor.” —Joe Dziemianowicz, New York Daily News
The Play That Goes Wrong
February 10 - March 12, 2023
THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG is Broadway & London’s award-winning smash comedy! Called “A GUT-BUSTING HIT” (The New York Times) and “THE FUNNIEST PLAY BROADWAY HAS EVER SEEN” (HuffPost), this classic murder mystery is chock-full of mishaps and madcap mania delivering “A RIOTOUS EXPLOSION OF COMEDY” (Daily Beast). Welcome to opening night of The Murder at Haversham Manor where things are quickly going from bad to utterly disastrous. With an unconscious leading lady, a corpse that can’t play dead, and actors who trip over everything (including their lines), it’s “TONS OF FUN FOR ALL AGES” (HuffPost) and “COMIC GOLD” (Variety)–sure to bring down the house!
March 3 - April 2, 2023
SILENT SKY is a “simple reminder of what a pleasant, thought-provoking evening at the theater ought to look like. It’s a lively, funny, accessible play that’s alive with interesting ideas.” Arts Atlanta.
Based on the true story and science of early 20th century female “computers” at Harvard Observatory, this play by Lauren Gunderson follows Henrietta Leavitt as she maps distant stars in galaxies beyond our own. But this brilliant, headstrong pioneer must struggle for recognition in the man’s world of turn-of-the-century astronomy. In this exquisite blend of science, history, family ties, and fragile love, a passionate young woman must map her own passage through a society determined to keep a woman in her place. Finalist for the Jane Chambers Award 2013.
Cinderella (The Broadway Musical)
March 31 - April 30, 2023
“A timeless musical treasure! [Douglas Carter Beane’s] script crackles with sweetness and freshness.” – Mark Kennedy, The Associated Press
“A full-on romantic fantasy!” – Elisabeth Vincentelli, New York Post
“Lavish family entertainment! This new Cinderella is still built around the lush score for which the Rodgers & Hammerstein version is fondly remembered, including the swoony waltz ‘Ten Minutes Ago’ and the plaintive ballad ‘In My Own Little Corner.’” – Adam Feldman, Time Out New York
“The cheeky humor of Beane’s book comes from imposing modern sensibilities (and contemporary lingo) on timeless storybook figures.” – Marilyn Stasio, Variety
“Cinderella is a timeless inspiration for young and old alike who want their dreams to come true.” – Robin Leach, Las Vegas Sun
Plaza Suite by Neil Simon
March 31 - April 30, 2023
Plaza Suite is another classic comedy by legendary playwright and four-time Tony winner Neil Simon. See three different couples live very different lives in one famous hotel room. Karen and Sam are a long-married pair whose relationship may be headed for an early checkout. Muriel and Jesse are former high school sweethearts who seem destined for an extended stay. And Norma and Roy are the mother and father of the bride, ready to celebrate their daughter’s nuptials — if only they can get her out of the bathroom. And it’s all right there for your viewing enjoyment. Simon always find the humor in the largest and smallest moments of humanity. Don’t miss this sweet and charming comedy.
Once on This Island
May 19 - June 18, 2023
From the composers of Ragtime, Seussical, and Anastasia, comes ONCE ON THIS ISLAND: a jubilant Caribbean fantasy in which a young girl must prove to the mythical gods of her island that the power of love is stronger than death. A beautiful tale that holds the human heart close and shares the infinite joy of song.
“90 minutes of rousing musical theatre. One lush tune after another. Everyone is likely to emerge from the theatre ready to dance down the street.”
-New York Times
Leading Ladies by Ken Ludwig
May 19 - June 18, 2023
In this hilarious comedy by the author of Lend Me A Tenor and Moon Over Buffalo, two English Shakespearean actors, Jack and Leo, find themselves so down on their luck that they are performing “Scenes from Shakespeare” on the Moose Lodge circuit in the Amish country of Pennsylvania. When they hear that an old lady in York, PA is about to die and leave her fortune to her two long lost English nephews, they resolve to pass themselves off as her beloved relatives and get the cash. The trouble is, when they get to York, they find out that the relatives aren’t nephews, but nieces! Romantic entanglements abound, especially when Leo falls head-over-petticoat in love with the old lady’s vivacious niece, Meg, who’s engaged to the local minister. Meg knows that there’s a wide world out there, but it’s not until she meets “Maxine and Stephanie” that she finally gets a taste of it.
“Ken Ludwig gives the audience something powerful and potent: laughter and a guiltless evening of theatregoing.” – Village News
“So funny, it will make sophisticated and reasonable men and women of the 21st century cackle till their faces hurt.” – Houston Press
Crazy For You
June 30 - July 30, 2023
A zany rich-boy-meets-hometown-girl romantic comedy, CRAZY FOR YOU tells the story of young New York banker Bobby Child, who is sent to Deadrock, Nevada, to foreclose on a rundown theatre. In Deadrock, Bobby falls for spunky Polly Baker, the theatre owner’s daughter. But Polly takes an instant dislike to the city slicker, so Bobby vows – through cunning, razzmatazz, and a hilarious case of mistaken identity – to win Polly’s heart and save the theatre. Memorable Gershwin tunes from the score include “I Got Rhythm,” “Naughty Baby,” “They Can’t Take That Away from Me,” “Embraceable You,” “But Not for Me,” “Nice Work If You Can Get It” and “Someone to Watch Over Me.”
“Crazy for You uncorked the American musical’s classic blend of music, laughter, dancing, sentiment and showmanship with a freshness and confidence rarely seen… it sassily rethinks the American musical tradition stretching from the Gershwins to Bennett.” – Frank Rich, The New York Times
“A loving throwback to the feather-light musical plots of the 1920s and ’30s…guaranteed to lift the spirit.” – Gina Dalfonzo, DC Metro Arts.
“The sheer joy of this family friendly entertainment will have you saying: ‘Who could ask for anything more?’” – Tom Williams, Chicago Critic
The 39 Steps
July 28 - August 27, 2023
Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python and you have The 39 Steps, a fast-paced whodunit for anyone who loves the magic of theatre! This two-time Tony and Drama Desk Award-winning treat is packed with nonstop laughs, over 150 zany characters (played by a ridiculously talented cast of four), an onstage plane crash, handcuffs, missing fingers, and some good old-fashioned romance!
A great way to beat the heat as a part of our #summerthrillsandchills at the Playhouse!
And Our Season Closer of '22-'23
August 18 - September 17, 2023
Stay tuned until August for the official announcement of the last show of the season!
We know you will love this classic musical with a lush and beloved score.
'22-'23 Ticket Info
How do I get tickets for the ’22-’23 Season?
Before July 1st:
Until July 1st, the only way to get advance ticketing options is to become a Palace Patron
and enjoy our full range of patron benefits while being a vital part of supporting the Palace!
From July 1st on:
FlexPasses for the season will go on sale July 1, 2022 for the ’22-’23 Season!
Check back here or join our Palace Insider list to get notified when FlexPasses go live!
In general, tickets to individual shows will be released around 8 weeks before opening night.
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Our productions take place on the Springer Stage and the Palace Playhouse. The Springer Stage is the mainstage within the Palace Theatre. The Playhouse Stage, is an intimate black-box theatre, located around the corner from the Palace Theatre, off 8th and Tin Barn Alley. Our concerts are held at the Doug Smith Performance Center, also home to our Palace Education Program Performances.
In general for Palace performances (not Education shows), our evening performances begin at 7:30 pm and our matinee performances are at 2pm. Always feel free to double-check your location and time on with our box office or on our ticketing website at GetPalaceTickets.com.