Emerging company’s second season features old favorites, new works, two musicals, and a dog!
Herndon, VA/Washington, DC– NextStop Theatre Company is proud to announce the line up for their 2014/15 main stage season. The second season for the DC area’s most talked about new theatre company features an eclectic mixture of titles that includes a contemporary comedy, a period drama, two musicals, a long running Off-Broadway hit and a regional premiere.
“We are so proud of the work in our inaugural season,” said Producing Artistic Director Evan Hoffmann. “We raised the bar and the wonderful actors, directors, designers and technicians that joined us flew over it! With the next season, we will push ourselves even harder to present interesting and ambitious shows that highlight the talent of the professional artists in our community and the versatility that makes our space and company so unique.”
The season begins in August with the DC-area premiere of the critically acclaimed drama Gidion’s Knot by Johnna Adams, co-produced with Forum Theatre of Silver Spring, MD. In October, NextStop will present A.R. Gurney’s hilarious canine comedy, Sylvia. The season continues in 2015 with the two-man musical comedy Gutenberg! The Musical followed by Nora Ephron’s Love, Loss and What I Wore. In the spring, the company will stage Andrew Lloyd Webber’s epic Jesus Christ Superstar and then conclude the season with the Tony and Oscar Award-winning period drama, A Man For All Seasons by Robert Bolt.
Subscriptions for NextStop’s 2014/15 season are on sale now. Both 4 and 6-show packages are available and start at just $99. Subscribers receive additional benefits including early access to performances, free unlimited ticket exchange, special discounts and an extra ticket to bring a friend to the regional premiere of Gidion’s Knot for free. Subcriptions can be purchased by calling the box office at 866-811-4111 or by visiting www.NextStopTheatre.org.
NextStop Theatre Company’s 2014/15 Season
By Johnna Adams
August 28-September 14, 2014
What two women learn about Gidion during a parent/teacher conference will spark debate in your home about our schools, bullying, self-expression, and personal responsibility.
Directed by Christina Alicea
By A.R. Gurney
October 23-November 16, 2014
The key to a good marriage is open communication between you, your spouse, and your talking dog.
Directed by Doug Wilder
Gutenberg! The Musical
By Scott Brown and Anthony King
January 8-February 1, 2015
Two aspiring writers want you to invest in “the next great Broadway musical spectacular” …about a most unusual subject.
Directed by Evan Hoffmann
Love, Loss and What I Wore
By Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron
Based on the book by Ilene Beckerman
February 12-March 1, 2015
From the writer of Sleepless in Seattle and When Harry Met Sally comes a collection of stories from women of all ages. From past to present, alternately funny, moving, and sometimes shocking, these women are far more than the clothes they wore.
Directed by Lorraine Magee
Jesus Christ Superstar
Book by Tim Rice
Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lloyd Webber
March 26-April 19, 2015
The famous rock opera about the final days of Jesus of Nazareth caused a stir when it opened on Broadway, and it continues to fascinate audiences with its perspective on the humanity of the man called the Son of God and the political atmosphere that led to his crucifixion.
Directed by Danny Tippett
A Man For All Seasons
By Robert Bolt
May 28-June 14, 2015
What is a good man to do when he believes serving his country requires him to serve God first? The true story of Sir Thomas More, who was put to death by Henry VIII for refusing to endorse the King’s marriage to Anne Boleyn.
Directed by Gloria DuGan
ACCESSIBILITY: The Industrial Strength Theatre is accessible to persons with disabilities. Wheelchair accessible seating may be purchased online or by calling the box office.