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2017 Regional Theatre Tony Award® Recipient Dallas Theater Center welcomes you back to live performances with a Do-It-Yourself subscription. The 2021-2022 season will bring to you a classic American musical, one of the most beloved American plays ever written, a New York Times bestseller turned into a critically acclaimed play, three comedies, and the revival of an award-winning play that is finally receiving its Broadway debut this fall after a 66-year delay.   You pick the musicals and plays you want to see, when you want to see them!

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Based on the book by Cheryl Strayed // Adapted for the stage by Nia Vardalos
Co-Conceived by Marshall Heymann, Thomas Kail, and Nia Vardalos
Directed by Joel Ferrell

Wyly Theatre, Potter Rose Performance Hall
September 8 – October 16, 2021 (in rep with Cake Ladies)

Based on the New York Times’ best-selling book by Cheryl Strayed (author of Wild), Tiny Beautiful Things follows Sugar, an online advice columnist who uses her personal experiences to help the real-life readers who pour their hearts out to her. Rich with humor, insight, compassion–and absolute honesty–Tiny Beautiful Things is about reaching when you’re stuck, healing when you’re broken, and finding the courage to take on the questions that have no answers.

*Social Distance Seating available

A world premiere by Jonathan Norton
Directed by Kevin Moriarty

Wyly Theatre, Potter Rose Performance Hall
September 9 – October 17, 2021 (in rep with Tiny Beautiful Things)

This world premiere comedy, from playwright-in-residence Jonathan Norton (penny candy), was written specifically to welcome audiences back to the theater, and features Brierley Resident Acting company members originating roles created specifically for them. In Cake Ladies, the Scott County Community Playhouse is the pride of Cedar Oak, Texas, a small town recovering from a drug-fueled HIV outbreak.  With the launch of their first ever “AIDSFest!” it seems the town is finally turning a corner for the better.  When the COVID-19 pandemic shuts down the playhouse production of Angels in America, best friends LeAnne (Sally Nystuen Vahle) and Tweedy-Bird (Liz Mikel)–affectionately known as “the cake ladies”–leap into action to make Angels soar again in their hometown. However, to do so they must confront Cedar Oaks dark past and their own carefully buried secrets. Cake Ladies is a deeply heart-warming exploration of family, friendship and the joys of community theater!

*Social Distance Seating available

A world premiere by Don X. Nguyen
Directed by Kevin Moriarty

Kalita Humphreys Theater
October 28 – November 21, 2021

While in boarding school in Switzerland, Kim Jong-Un learns he’s next in line as The Supreme Leader after his older brother’s career-ending trip to Tokyo Disneyland. But he must prove himself. Under the watchful eye of his minder, he sets his paintbrush aside to spy on his pretty American friend Sophie. Will “Oony” get the girl? Will he make his father proud? Set in the snow globe world of stinky cheese and mountain climbing, this coming-of-age comedy imagines Kim Jong-Un’s final throes of youth before his fateful return to North Korea.

*Social Distance Seating available

By Thornton Wilder  // Featuring translated passages by Nilo Cruz and Jeff Augustin
Directed by Tatiana Pandiani

Kalita Humphreys Theater
January 27 – February 20, 2022

One of the most beloved American plays ever written, Our Town follows the Webb and Gibbs families as their children fall in love, marry and eventually–in one of the most famous scenes in American theater–die. Narrated by a stage manager and performed with minimal props and sets, Our Town depicts the fictional small town of Grover’s Corners, New Hampshire, through three acts: “Daily Life,” “Love and Marriage” and “Death and Eternity.” In the next step for a play that Wilder conceived from the beginning as a play about everywhere, this version is in three languages–English, Spanish and Creole. Filled with live music and infused with layers of culture and community, this special production celebrates Grover’s Corners as an international address and finds the shared humanity in all its inhabitants.

By Karen Zacarias
Director to be announced

Wyly Studio Theatre
February 22 – March 6, 2022

In the suburbs of Washington D.C., Pablo, a high-powered lawyer, and Tania, his very pregnant doctoral candidate wife, have just purchased their dream home. It’s a bit of a fixer-upper, but luckily Tania is a brilliant gardener and plans to transform their outdoor space into a beautiful native garden. Their new next-door neighbor, Frank, is a gardener himself and spends most of his time nurturing his non-native garden to win the annual gardening competition in the neighborhood. When Tania and Pablo set to work on building a fence they discover that their property line is 2 feet into Frank’s beloved garden. Friction between the neighbors erupts into an all-out war, and it becomes increasingly unclear who will win in this hilarious, hot-button comedy.

*Subscribers will be given the opportunity to reserve free tickets to this touring production later in the season.

Music by Richard Rodgers // Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein
Book by Howard Lindsay & Russel Crouse
Suggested by “The Trapp Family Singers” by Maria Augusta Trap
Directed by Kevin Moriarty

Wyly Theatre, Potter Rose Performance Hall
March 25 – April 24, 2022

A country under attack. A family paralyzed by loss. And a woman who is afraid to love. Dallas Theater Center boldly reexamines one of the most exhilarating musical theater classics ever written.  Winner of five Tony Awards®, including Best Musical, The Sound of Music was the final collaboration between Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II. From its opening in 1959, it immediately became the world’s most beloved musical on both stage and film. The inspirational story follows a young postulate who is dispatched to serve as governess for the seven children of an imperious naval captain, bringing joy and music 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. Join us on this vibrant journey of love and faith, and once again let your heart thrill to The Sound of Music.

By Alice Childress
Director to be announced

Kalita Humphreys Theater
May 26 – June 19, 2022

This groundbreaking American comedy/drama, both written and set in the mid-1950s, tells the story of Wiletta Mayer, an African American actress cast in a supposedly “progressive” play about racism written by a white male author–which turns out to be anything but progressive. Trouble in Mind opened off-Broadway in 1955 and became the first play by a Black female playwright to be optioned for Broadway. But when Childress, the real-life playwright, refused to change the ending at the request of the white producers, the production was called off. Seven decades later, this nearly-lost classic is making a comeback at theaters across the country–including Broadway this fall–proving that this funny and moving play is a piece for our times.

And, the family holiday tradition returns to the stage.
Take advantage of your 25% subscriber discount and add tickets to A Christmas Carol to your order today!

By Charles Dickens || Adapted by Kevin Moriarty || Directed by Christie Vela
Nov. 24-Dec. 26  || Wyly Theatre

Dallas’ family-favorite holiday tradition.

Tis the season to be jolly when Dallas’ favorite holiday tradition returns to the Wyly Theatre! Three spirits have come to visit the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge, and to take him on a fantastic journey through Christmases past, present, and future that annually delights audiences across North Texas. But will it be enough to save Scrooge’s soul? Brimming with joyful songs, magical spirits, and holiday cheer, the Tony Award winning Dallas Theater Center’s A Christmas Carol boldly reimagines Dickens’ classic tale of joy, redemption, and the spirit of Christmas.