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The Three Musketeers The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time The Wizard of Oz Next to Normal A Raisin in the Sun The Magic Play INTRO D UC I N G: Cold Read

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CHRISTOPHER: Some people think the Milky Way is a long line of stars, but it isn’t. Our galaxy is a huge disc of stars millions of light-years across. For a long time scientists were puzzled by the fact that the sky is dark at night even though there are billions of stars in the universe. - The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

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Can you come out to play? As children we pick up a toy or an everyday object and our imaginations carry us to places we’ve never been where we encounter the most extraordinary people and escape into the most wonderful adventures. What does it matter that it’s pretend, that it is all simply made up? Isn’t that what makes play so much fun? Here at Syracuse Stage we believe in the wonder and power of play. We make up stories to carry you away and return you home with new ways to celebrate, comprehend, imagine, re-imagine, interpret, and reinterpret the world we share. We create experiences that you can’t have, and won’t find, anywhere else. It’s a rare gift, and it is our privilege to give it to you. Welcome to our new season: six plays and musicals that transport and transcend. Six stories told in bold and imaginative ways that illuminate the world around us. The journey begins in a room filled with friends and strangers and leads to new adventures as mysterious as the inner workings of the human mind, or to the puzzling premise that a magic trick can offer world peace. Experience 17th century France from the point of a sword, and 20th century Chicago where hope becomes a home. Take a journey down a yellow brick road and meet a wizard. Solve the riddle of a murdered dog. It’s all deliciously, dazzlingly exciting, sometimes unpredictable and always unforgettable. It’s all play. And it’s powerful.

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The original authentic full season subscription we’ve been offering for 45 seasons. Enjoy all six plays from your select seat and receive subscriber-only benefits. Still the best way for a complete theatrical experience.

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THE THREE MUSKETEERS

ADAPTED FROM THE NOVEL BY ALEXANDRE DUMAS BY CATHERINE BUSH | DIRECTED BY ROBERT HUPP CO-PRODUCED WITH THE SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT OF DRAMA

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t’s all for one and fun for all when Alexandre Dumas’ legendary tale comes to life on the stage. When a young man arrives in Paris to join the King’s musketeers, he soon finds himself caught up in political plots, romance, and of course swordfights–lots of swordfights. Robert Hupp makes his Syracuse Stage directorial debut in swashbuckling style. En garde!

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THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME BY SIMON STEPHENS | ADAPTED FROM THE NOVEL BY MARK HADDON | DIRECTED BY RISA BRAININ CO-PRODUCED WITH INDIANA REPERTORY THEATRE

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eet Christopher John Francis Boone. At 15 years old, he knows all the capital cities in the world and every prime number up to 7,507. But he struggles to understand the world around him. When Christopher is suspected of murdering his neighbor’s dog, he sets out to find the real culprit. His investigation will take him on a journey to a past he never knew and a future he never imagined possible. Based on Mark Haddon’s international best-selling novel and winner of the Tony Award for Best Play, this show is a thrilling and touching theatrical event.

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POETRY & PLAY: November 5 | DINNER & SHOW: November 8

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THE WIZARD OF OZ

BY L. FRANK BAUM | WITH MUSIC AND LYRICS FROM THE MGM MOTION PICTURE SCORE BY HAROLD ARLEN AND E. Y. HARBURG WITH BACKGROUND MUSIC BY HERBERT STOTHART | BOOK ADAPTATION BY JOHN KANE FROM THE MOTION PICTURE SCREENPLAY | DIRECTED BY DONNA DRAKE | CHOREOGRAPHY BY 2 RING CIRCUS | MUSICAL DIRECTION BY BRIAN CIMMET | CO-PRODUCED WITH THE SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT OF DRAMA

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yracuse Stage teams up with New York’s 2 Ring Circus to create a dazzlingly acrobatic take on The Wizard of Oz. This stage adaptation contains all your favorite characters and songs from the Oscar-winning movie score, including “Over the Rainbow,” “We’re Off to See the Wizard (Follow the Yellow Brick Road),” and more. The cirque-like feats of 2 Ring Circus make it an Oz—and a holiday family treat—like you’ve never seen before. Great songs and L. Frank Baum’s beloved characters make this musical a classic.

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BRUNCH & BROADWAY STEPS: December 10 & 17 | DINNER & SHOW: December 13

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NEXT TO NORMAL

MUSIC BY TOM KITT | BOOK AND LYRICS BY BRIAN YORKEY | DIRECTED BY ROBERT HUPP | CHOREOGRAPHY BY ANTHONY SALATINO | MUSICAL DIRECTION BY BRIAN CIMMET

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t the center of this acclaimed Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning musical is a family at once familiar and recognizable, but also coping with its own particular dysfunction. Intimately told, Next to Normal blends the insight of fine drama with the emotional impact of a moving rock score. Often funny and always poignant, Next to Normal is a work of grace and power that goes right to the human heart. The New York Times calls Next to Normal a “brave, breathtaking musical….”

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COLLEGE NIGHT: February 2 | DINNER & SHOW: February 7

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Is there . . . is there a whole lot of sunlight?

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A RAISIN IN THE SUN

BY LORRAINE HANSBERRY | DIRECTED BY TIMOTHY DOUGLAS CO-PRODUCED WITH INDIANA REPERTORY THEATRE

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orraine Hansberry’s masterwork has rightfully earned its place among the great American plays because it speaks anew to each generation. The story of the Younger family—three generations trying to build a better life on Chicago’s South Side— resonates loudly with those pursuing the American dream today. Whose dreams get realized and whose deferred? The power of Hansberry’s writing makes A Raisin in the Sun as vital today as in 1959. Timothy Douglas (Blues for an Alabama Sky, A Lesson Before Dying, Jitney, The Crucible, Intimate Apparel, and Gem of the Ocean) returns to direct this American Theatre classic.

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POETRY & PLAY: March 4 | DINNER & SHOW: March 7

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THE MAGIC PLAY

BY ANDREW HINDERAKER | DIRECTED BY HALENA KAYS CO-PRODUCED WITH ACTORS THEATRE OF LOUISVILLE AND PORTLAND CENTER STAGE

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cclaimed magician, illusion designer, and actor Brett Schneider stars in a mindblowing spectacle that combines the allure of a live magic show with engaging drama. A successful young magician, reeling from a recent romantic break-up, struggles to keep his off-stage reality from undermining his on-stage illusions. Magic tricks highlight this one-of-a-kind and uplifting theatrical experience.

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INTRODUCING KYLE BASS: Every play was once a new play. COLD READ is all about giving our audiences a fun and engaging up-close view to exciting new works for the stage, access to the writers who dare to create it, and a better understanding of the creative process.


Associate Artistic Director: KYLE BASS NEW FOR 17/18 (NOT PART OF SUBSCRIPTION)

COLD READ: A FESTIVAL OF HOT NEW PLAYS

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ew work hot from the imaginations of some of the freshest voices writing for the theatre today. Syracuse Stage launches its Festival of New Plays by hosting a talented playwright and professional actors and directors for four days of exciting events. A party and script reading kick things off on Thursday evening. On Friday, see a staged reading of a play under consideration for a future production at Syracuse Stage. Saturday brings a solo performance of new work by a bold writer-performer. And on Sunday afternoon, we close the festival with a reading of a brand new work in progress, where the playwright will hear from you in a moderated discussion. Along the way, enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres and local craft beer. Good times and a chance to experience plays in the making.

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THURSDAY, March 29

COLD READ KICK-OFF. A cast of Stage stakeholders, board members, local celebrities, and community leaders put the fun in Fundraiser as they “cold read” a comedy script. Former Syracuse Stage artistic director Bob Moss is our honorary director!

FRIDAY, March 30

UNDER CONSIDERATION. Join us for a reading of an exciting new play under consideration for an upcoming season. Audience talkback follows.

SATURDAY, March 31

SOLO ACT. A workshop production of a new piece by a writer-performer. Presented at an exciting alternative venue. Moderated talkback follows.

SUNDAY, April 1

“DRAFT/PAGES.” A first-ever reading of a brand new play in-progress. Local craft beers will be available. A talkback with the playwright follows. Come lend an ear and raise a glass to the daring first draft of a new play. TIMES & LOCATIONS TO BE DETERMINED

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IN OUR COMMUNITY

STAGE SUPPORTERS

EACH SEASON SYRACUSE STAGE partners with numerous organizations in our community. Last season Syracuse Stage partnered with Hendricks Chapel, The Syracuse University Student Veterans Organization, and The Syracuse University Institute for Veterans and Military Families, and Office of Veteran and Military Affairs to develop and present an original play, Separated, based on the experiences of eight Syracuse University students who have served in the military.

Syracuse University, The Dorothy & Marshall M. Reisman Foundation, Onondaga County/CNY Arts, Advance Media New York, Genesee Grande Hotel, The Shubert Foundation, New York State Council on the Arts, The Richard Mather Fund, The Allyn Foundation, Central New York Community Foundation, John Ben Snow Foundation, M&T Bank, POMCO Group, Bank of America, iHeart Media, NewsChannel 9, Syracuse New Times, AXA Foundation, The Gifford Foundation, KeyBank, WAER, WRVO, NBT Bank, National Endowment for the Arts, Lockheed Martin, Chase Bank, Business Journal News Network, Barclay Damon LLP, Syracuse Stage Guild, Wegmans, Carrier Corporation, Excellus BlueCross BlueShield, Grandma Brown Foundation, Lockheed Martin Employees Federated Fund, SU Humanities Center, Theatre Development Fund, Tompkins Financial Advisors, Phoebe’s, National Grid, Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation, Melvin & Mildred Eggers Family Foundation. Additionally, Syracuse Stage acknowledges generous contributions from over 2,000 individuals each season.

OTHER COMMUNITY PARTNERS INCLUDE: AccessCNY, ACR Health, ARC of Onondaga, ARISE, ArtRage, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Onondaga County, Christ the King Retreat Center, Community Folk Art Center Creative Arts Academy, CNY Reads, Elmcrest Children’s Center, Hiscock Legal Aid Society, InterFaith Works of Central New York, McHarrie Life, Onondaga Historical Association, PEACE, Inc., Relay for Life, Rosamond Gifford Zoo at Burnet Park, Salvation Army, SUNY Empire State College, SUNY Upstate Medical, St. Joseph’s Health, Underground Poetry Spot, and VA Medical Center


STAGE MAINTAINS ROBUST EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS DESIGNED TO ENGAGE STUDENTS IN AND OUT OF SCHOOL

OUT OF SCHOOL: Special 10:30 a.m. matinees of mainstage productions; playwriting festivals for high school and middle school students; Young Adult Council workshops and events at the theatre; Summerstage and Random Acts summer programs at the theatre for middle and high school students; tours of the theatre and facilities (by request); and education advocacy board. IN SCHOOL: Fall Children’s Touring production for elementary schools; Backstory! (where history meets theatre) for middle schools; ARTSEmerging interdisciplinary project for high school students; and visiting artists in the classroom.

MAMA: I seen...him...night after night...come in . . . and look at that rug...and then look at me...the red showing in his eyes...the veins moving in his head...and I seen him grow thin and old before he was forty...and working and working and working like somebody’s old horse...killing himself...and you—you give it all away in a day— - A Raisin in the Sun

From Left to Right: Kierston Whaley, Zachary Watson, Brandon Kevin Smith, Nicklaus Brinka (facing away from camera), Zachary Couch Jacob (Jake) VanMarter, Halston D. Canty, and Ginger Star Peterman and her service dog Puma, in Separated.

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TWO GREAT TICKET OPTIONS OPTION A: SUBSCRIPTION TRADITIONAL 6 PLAY PACKAGE

The original authentic full season subscription we’ve been offering for 45 seasons. Enjoy all six plays from your select seat and receive subscriber-only benefits. Still the best way for a complete theatrical experience.

BENEFITS:

HOW TO SUBSCRIBE ONLINE: SyracuseStage.org CALL/VISIT OUR BOX OFFICE: 315.443.3275 820 E. Genesee St. | Syracuse, NY 13210

(A) 6 SHOW SEASON TICKET PACKAGE

Includes: The Three Musketeers, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, The Wizard of Oz, Next to Normal, A Raisin in the Sun, and The Magic Play Section A

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Friday Eve., 8:00 p.m. $294 $264 $186 Saturday Eve.­, 8:00 p.m. Matinees

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Saturday, 3:00 p.m. $282 $252 $186 Sunday, 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, 2:00 p.m.

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Build your own season by choosing the plays you want to see when you want to see them. Flexible ticket packages of 8, 6, and 4 tickets put you in control to plan date nights, outings with friends, or quality family time. ≠≠≠PLEASE NOTE: Only two tickets per Flex Pack may be used for The Wizard of Oz.

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KEEP THE GOOD TIMES ROLLING Make our place y o u r p l a c e by becoming a regular at these fun events.... OPENING NIGHT

Join the cast for a post-show celebration with food, drinks, and good times.

HAPPY HOUR

Every first Thursday (non-preview) performance features a pre-show party with half-priced drinks, complimentary light fare, and activities to engage the mind and body such as spa nights or cabaret performances.

DINNER & SHOW

Enjoy a buffet dinner with fellow theatre lovers in the Sutton Pavilion. Seasonal fare prepared by Phoebe’s Restaurant followed by great theatre. THE THREE MUSKETEERS Wednesday, OCT. 4 @ 6:00 PM THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME Wednesday, NOV. 8 @ 6:00 PM THE WIZARD OF OZ Wednesday, DEC. 13 @ 5:30 PM

FOR THE INQUISITIVE

SPECIAL OCCASIONS

PROLOGUE

WINE & CHOCOLATE

WEDNESDAY@1 LECTURE

THE THREE MUSKETEERS Saturday, SEP. 23 | 8PM SHOW

Get the inside game from rehearsal to stage from cast members and guest speakers. One hour prior to select performances.

Find out more about the play with these free and informative talks starting at 1 p.m. prior to the Wednesday matinee performance.

Tastings of select wines paired with exquisite chocolate prior to the performance.

BRUNCH & BROADWAY STEPS

ACTOR TALKBACK

Delicious brunch for families at Phoebe’s and a chance for young dancers to learn some of the choreography from The Wizard of Oz. Bring your dance shoes.

POETRY & PLAY

THE WIZARD OF OZ DEC. 10 and 17. Dance class at 11 AM at Syracuse Stage, brunch at Phoebe’s at noon, The Wizard of Oz at 2 PM

What did you think of the play? Here’s your chance to hear from the cast and artistic director Bob Hupp after the show.

A reading series that connects the literary arts to the work on our stage. Local writers share original works of poetry and prose prompted by themes, ideas, and images in selected season offerings. Light refreshments, Sutton Pavilion.

NEXT TO NORMAL Wednesday, FEB. 7 @ 6:00 PM

THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME Sunday, NOV. 5 | 2PM SHOW

A RAISIN IN THE SUN Wednesday, MAR. 7 @ 6:00 PM

A RAISIN IN THE SUN Sunday, MAR. 4 | 2PM SHOW

COLLEGE NIGHT

Pizza, snacks, and soft drinks prior to the 8 p.m. performance. NEXT TO NORMAL Friday, FEB. 2 | 8PM SHOW

THE MAGIC PLAY Wednesday, MAY 9 @ 6:00 PM

FOR DETAILS OR TO BOOK A GROUP EVENT CONTACT GROUP SERVICES:

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Accessi bi li t y S e r v i ce s ASL INTERPRETED

OPEN CAPTIONING

AUDIO DESCRIPTION

For every production there is a Saturday matinee performance that is signed for our hard-of-hearing and deaf audience members.

For every production there are Sunday and Wednesday matinee performances that are open captioned for our hard-of-hearing and deaf audience members.

For every production there is a Saturday matinee performance that is described by a live narrator for our blind and visually impaired audience members. Please call the Box Office in advance to reserve headsets.

NEW ASSISTED LISTENING SYSTEM

SENSORY FRIENDLY PERFORMANCE A performance of The Wizard of Oz that allows for families with members on the autism spectrum or with other sensory processing issues to attend theatre in a judgement-free zone. DEC. 30 @ 3:00 PM

We are pleased to announce that we have replaced our old assisted listening system with a new Wireless FM system. It is a change in technology and we improved the audio additionally by using multiple microphones. Patrons may use the new system with headphones we supply, their own favorite earbuds or headphones, or with t-coil technology for those who use hearing aids equipped with a t-switch.

Group S e r vi c e s

TURN YOUR THEATRE experience into a memorable social occasion with group sales discounts and extras. Last season almost 18,000 patrons enjoyed great plays at Syracuse Stage at a discount of up to 40% by coming in a group of 10 or more people. You organize the group and we’ll make the evening or afternoon special by helping with catered parties, backstage tours, and pre- or post-show discussions. GROUP SERVICES: 315.443.9844

TWO GREAT WAYS TO ENJOY THE SEASON

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FROM THE DIRECTORS THE 17/18 SEASON WELCOMES three new directors and one old friend to Syracuse Stage. Risa Brainin, Donna Drake, and Halena Kayes make their Stage debuts with The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, The Wizard of Oz, and The Magic Play. These talented directors have enjoyed success at theatres around the country and are eager to share their artistry with Stage audiences. Timothy Douglas returns to Stage for A Raisin in the Sun. Timothy previously directed Blues for an Alabama Sky, A Lesson Before Dying, August Wilson’s Jitney, The Crucible, Intimate Apparel, and August Wilson’s Gem of the Ocean. Artistic director Bob Hupp kicks off the season with swashbuckling adventure when he makes his Stage directorial debut with The Three Musketeers. Later in the season, Bob directs the award-winning musical Next to Normal.

Robert Hupp

Risa Brainin

DIRECTOR OF THE THREE MUSKETEERS & NEXT TO NORMAL

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he Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is a gorgeous piece of writing: simple and yet poetic. The 15-year old Christopher Boone tells his own story with the help of his life-changing teacher and a group of lively and colorful characters. The play is a funny, moving and occasionally shocking exploration of human fragility, gently reminding us to practice compassion above all else. I love this piece, and can’t wait to share it with the audiences at Syracuse Stage....

I fell in love with Next to Normal when it opened on Broadway in 2009. I’m not a big show tunes guy, but this sound track stayed with me. These

characters stayed with me. Every time I read the script or listen to the music, I’m drawn into the world of a different character. This musical is raw and powerful; it’s that rare breed that’s both a soaring musical and a riveting drama. It stretches the boundaries of what you expect from a musical, and I am excited to discover it anew with you in our 45th season.

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’m drawn to epic plays: plays that have the sweep and scope of history, plays that are messy and a little dangerous and, with one wrong turn, could spiral out of control. And I love plays about passion and villains and true love. The Three Musketeers has all of that and more. It’s a larger-thanlife story that’s perfectly suited to my directing debut here at Syracuse Stage.

DIRECTOR OF THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME


Donna Drake

Timothy Douglas

Halena Kayes

DIRECTOR OF THE WIZARD OF OZ

DIRECTOR OF A RAISIN IN THE SUN

DIRECTOR OF THE MAGIC PLAY

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orraine Hansberry’s A Raisin In The Sun retains its mantle as the seminal dramatic work capturing the black experience in America, and these many decades later continues to transcend one of the world’s most enduring classics about the ultimate everyman. It is also the first play I ever directed, and remains an enduring touchstone for my life in the theatre.

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he Magic Play is a passionate collision of everything great about live theater. By combining the form of a standard play with an intimate magic show (and a splash of physical theatre) it offers an experience that is a unique and thrilling event for the performers and the audience.  I’ve never experienced anything quite like the challenge of creating this show.

From Left to Right: Jonathan Burke, Rueby Holsopple, Sofia Benderski, and Emily Brockway in Mary Poppins. Photo: Michael Davis

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he Wizard of Oz is a timeless story that everyone knows and loves—as do I. In our telling of the story, we are adding a layer to the production using aerial and ground circus arts. We aim to give the Syracuse Stage audiences a spectacle that delights the senses and adds to the storytelling itself. We hope to create an Oz that you recognize, but now see with fresh eyes.


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