The Redhouse Arts Center

A New Three Theatre Complex at City Center

2021-22 Theatre Season

2021-22 Theatre Season

Curtain up! We’ve waited over a year to say those magic words but now we at Redhouse can eagerly announce a 2021-22 theatre season that will make you laugh, make you cry, make you think, and most importantly make you proud to be a Redhouse subscriber.

Redhouse is your home for world-class plays and musicals featuring professional artists from all over the country.

Join us today for a uniquely moving and entertaining theatrical experience!

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Sister Act

Music by Alan Menken | Lyrics by Glenn Slater Book by Cheri Steinkellner Bill Steinkellner | Additional Book Material by Douglas Carter Beane Based on the Touchstone Pictures Motion Picture, Sister Act, written by Joseph Howard.


In this powerhouse musical, adapted from the 1992 film – starring Whoopi Goldberg, Deloris Van Catier, a disco-diva, has witnessed a murder. The cops put her into protective custody in the one place the bad guys won’t find her. A convent! She helps the nuns find their voice as the director of the choir. In the process, she finds her own. – With powerful gospel, dance, disco, and soul music from the creative mind of Broadway legend, Alan Menkin, this moving show will have Redhouse audiences rejoicing at the triumphant return of live performances at the center. Sister Act originally ran on Broadway from April 2011 – August 2012 and was nominated for 5 Tony Awards including Best Musical. The show will be directed by Redhouse Associate Director of Artistic Programming Temar Underwood.

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Fences

By August Wilson


This classic American drama, set in the 1950s, is part of August Wilson’s Century Cycle, his series of ten plays that chart the African-American experience in each decade of the twentieth century. Troy Maxson was a former star of the Negro baseball leagues who now works as a garbage man. Excluded as a black man from the major leagues during his prime, Troy’s bitterness takes its toll on his relationships with his wife and his son, who now wants his own chance to play ball. Fences won the 1987 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the 1987 Tony Award for Best Play. James Earl Jones won the Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play. In 2010 Fences won the Tony Award for Best Revival of a Play. Denzel Washington and Viola Davis both won Tony Awards for their performances. In 2016 Denzel Washington directed a film version, which earned Viola Davis a Best Supporting Actress Oscar win. Ted Lange returns to direct.

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MacBeth

By William Shakespeare


This well-known play follows a brave Scottish general, who receives a prophecy from a trio of witches that one day he will become King. Consumed by ambition and spurred to action by his wife, Macbeth murders King Duncan and takes the Scottish throne for himself. He is then wracked with guilt and paranoia. Redhouse’s modern reimagining will explore the parallels between Shakepeare’s story and the political and social turmoil we’ve experienced over the past couple of years. Macbeth has been performed worldwide for centuries with nearly 50 productions on Broadway since 1849 including 4 productions since 2000 starring Patrick Stewart, Alan Cumming, Ethan Hawke, and Kelsey Grammer as the titular character. Macbeth will be directed by Redhouse Associate Director of Artistic Programming Temar Underwood with the titular role performed by Jon Hoche, who was the voice and puppeteer behind King Kong on Broadway.

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Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

Book byJeffrey Lane Music and Lyrics byDavid Yazbek Based on the film, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, written by Dale Launer and Stanley Shapiro & Paul Henning


Based on the hit 1988 film starring Michael Caine and Steve Martin, this sophisticated, mischievous, hilarious, and jazzy musical pits two con men, that talk rich women out of their money, against one another. They first attempt to work together, only to find that this small French town isn’t big enough for the two of them. They agree on a settlement: the first one to extract $50,000 from a young heiress wins, and the other must leave town. A hilarious battle of cons ensues that is sure to keep Redhouse audiences guessing, humming and laughing ending our season on a high note as we once again celebrate our return to live theater. The 1988 film was a remake of the 1964 film Bedtime Story, starring Marlon Brando.A 2019 remake titled The Hustle starred Anne Hathaway and Rebel Wilson. Dirty Rotten Scoundrels originally ran on Broadway from March 2005 to September 2006 starring John Lithgow, Norbert Leo Butz, and Joanna Gleason. It was nominated for 11 Tony Awards, including Best Musical and nods for all the leading performers with Norbert Leo Butz winning for Best Performance by a Leading Actor of a Musical. Jonathan Pryce replaced John Lithgow during the original run. Fred Grandy will return to the Redhouse stage as Lawrence Jameson in this production directed by Brooklyn-based director Robert Ross Parker.