MainStage Irving-Las Colinas unveiled four plays and a musical that will be produced as part of the 2015-16 season to a packed house of volunteers, subscribers, and supporters on Saturday night, May 16 at the Irving Arts Center. Met with tremendous excitement, the new season features The Addams Family, 33 Variations, Kind Lady, The Great Gatsby and The Matchmaker. All MainStage productions are performed in the Dupree Theatre at the Irving Arts Center (3333 N. MacArthur Boulevard, Irving, Texas 75062).

Season ticket packages for all five shows range from $50-$75 (including a convenient “Flex Pass”). MainStage also offers a “Pick 3” package that ranges from $51-$60. Season tickets are available for purchase now and are available through the Irving Arts Center Box Office at 972-252-2787. Season ticket information and downloadable order forms are also available at www.IrvingTheatre.org.

About the Shows:

THE ADDAMS FAMILY Book by Marshall Brickman & Rick Elice, Music & Lyrics by Andrew Lippa

(November 6-21, 2015) Directed by Michael Serrecchia  

Your favorite weird and wonderful family comes to devilishly delightful life in THE ADDAMS FAMILY. This magnificently macabre new musical comedy features an original story, and it’s every father’s nightmare. Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family – a man her parents have never met.  Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s ‘normal’ boyfriend and his parents. Come meet the family. We’ll leave the lights off for you.

33 VARIATIONS By Moisés Kaufman

(January 15–30, 2016) Directed by Emily Scott Banks   

A mother coming to terms with her daughter. A composer (Ludwig van Beethoven) coming to terms with his genius. And, even though they’re separated by 200 years, these two people share an obsession that might, even just for a moment, make time stand still. Drama, memory and music combine to transport you from present-day New York to nineteenth-century Austria in this extraordinary new American play about passion, parenthood and the moments of beauty that can transform a life. Parallel lives intertwine amidst an evolution of endless notes.

KIND LADY By Edward Chodorov

(March 11 – 16, 2016) Directed by Jill Stephens   

A dignified, aristocratic woman living quietly in her home is gradually surrounded by diabolically clever crooks who ingeniously alienate her family and friends and nearly convinces them that she is hopelessly insane. It looks as though the kind lady is doomed to lose her property and her sanity, but a supreme effort of courage and skill conveys the true situation to the outside world in this intensely exciting drama. Nail-biting suspense drives you through this rousing plot.

THE GREAT GATSBY By Simon Levy  

(May 13 – 28, 2016) Directed by Bruce R. Coleman

Jay Gatsby, a self-made millionaire, passionately pursues the elusive Daisy Buchanan. Nick Carraway, a young newcomer to Long Island, is drawn into their world of obsession, greed and danger. The breathtaking glamour and decadent excess of the Jazz Age comes to the stage in Simon Levy’s all-new adaptation based on F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel, approved by the Fitzgerald Estate. The illustrious green light glows on in this cautionary tale of love unrequited.

THE MATCHMAKER By Thornton Wilder

(July 22 – August 6, 2015) Directed by Dave Schmidt

Horace Vandergelder, a wealthy merchant in 19th Century Yonkers, NY, decides to take a wife and employs a matchmaker, Mrs. Dolly Levi. Dolly subsequently becomes involved with two of Vandergelder’s clerks, several lovely ladies, and the headwaiter at an expensive restaurant where this swift farce runs headlong into hilarious complications. After everyone gets straightened out romantically, will Mr. Vandergelder find himself affianced to the astute Dolly Levi herself? The warhorse play that inspired Hello Dolly!

About MainStage Irving-Las Colinas:
Located in the heart of the Metroplex, MainStage Irving-Las Colinas supports the City of Irving’s efforts to improve the quality of life for its citizens by providing quality, award-winning theatre to the Irving community. An all-volunteer organization, MainStage strives to offer affordable and entertaining theatre experiences! For more information and to learn about volunteer opportunities, please visit www.IrvingTheatre.org.

Main Stage Irving-Las Colinas is funded in part by the City of Irving through the Irving Arts Board.

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