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Bristol Riverside Theatre (BRT) is proud to announce four productions for its 2022/23 mainstage season, including one world premiere and one Philadelphia premiere. The season offers theater lovers an award-winning classic, a hilarious adaptation of a cult favorite film, and daring new stories full of laughs, surprises, and drama. Whether audiences are looking to reconnect with an old favorite or discover an exciting new production, BRT’s new mainstage season provides plenty of reasons to return to this 36-year old cultural institution.
“While we love producing theater that prods and challenges our audiences, what everyone needs right now is a season of laughs and good music,” said Ken Kaissar, Co-Producing Director of BRT. “When audiences come together to enjoy art, it becomes a transcendent, life-affirming experience. I think our community needs that, and that’s what folks will experience at BRT this season.”
Throughout BRT’s 2022/23 season, audiences can look forward to madcap stories where characters seem to thrive on chaos. For more info and tickets, visit visit http://www.brtstage.org.
A Leg Up / September 20 to October 9, 2022
Charles’ family money is gone, and his rich wife wants a divorce. His future rests on the new XR3000, an intelligent prosthetic leg designed for the US senator who is running for president. Unfortunately, the leg is malfunctioning. Designed to interact with the conscious mind, it’s interacting with the subconscious instead, randomly kicking people it doesn’t like and playing footsie with those it does. Meanwhile, Charles’ Ukrainian maid is threatening to quit, his gold-digging mistress announces she’s pregnant, his business partner has her eye on his wife, the senator is secretly having an affair with the leg designer, and it’s not even lunchtime yet. Opening Night is Thursday, September 29, at 7:30 p.m.
Clue / November 1 to 20, 2022
It’s a dark and stormy night, and seven dinner guests have been invited to a very unusual dinner party. Each of the guests has an alias, the butler offers a variety of weapons, and the host is, well . . . dead. So whodunnit? Join the iconic oddballs known as Miss Scarlet, Professor Plum, Mrs. White, Mr. Green, Mrs. Peacock, and Colonel Mustard as they race to find the murderer in Boddy Manor before the body count stacks up. Based on the cult classic film and the popular board game, Clue is a madcap comedy that will keep you guessing until the final twist! Opening Night is set for Thursday, November 3, 2022, at 7:30 p.m.
Cabaret / March 21, 2023, to April 16, 2023
Willkommen to the Kit Kat Club, a hot and sleazy nightclub in 1929 Berlin. When American writer Cliff Bradshaw arrives looking for inspiration, he falls for its star performer, Sally Bowles. However, their decadent lifestyle is soon threatened by the Nazis’ impending rise to power. Kander and Ebb’s Tony Award-winning musical features one of Broadway’s most memorable scores, including “Money Makes the World Go ‘Round,” “Willkommen,” “Maybe This Time,” and “Cabaret.” Opening Night is Thursday, March 23, 2023, at 7:30 p.m.
Chicken & Biscuits / May 16, 2023 to June 4, 2023
Rivaling sisters, Baneatta and Beverly, are burying their father—but it’s the non-stop family drama that might be the death of them. Beverly just wants to show the congregation what she’s been “blessed with.” Baneatta’s youngest son brings his very white, Jewish boyfriend who is maybe . . . sort of—okay definitely—afraid of Baneatta. Meanwhile, Beverly’s daughter couldn’t mind her own business if it was on a leash. But when a mysterious guest reveals a family secret at the church altar, things really go crazy… and even Baneatta can’t deny the truth. Opening Night is Thursday, May 18, 2023, at 7:30 p.m.