We are thrilled to introduce our new 2015/2016 season along with our new website today! The eclectic content of our new season celebrates the diversity of our beloved borough. By showcasing a large variety of performances and keeping ticket prices affordable, we aim to both honor our loyal audience and attract new theatregoers.
In the Theatre Series, Queens Theatre will produce a two-week run of the play To Kill a Mockingbird directed by Rob Urbinati, present the award-winning musical Murder for Two and introduce a thrilling adaptation of The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Aquila Theatre Company.
In the Dance Series, Brooklyn-based company Ronald K. Brown/Evidence, A Dance Company and Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company will make their Queens Theatre debut. Queens-based company Jessica Lang Dance and Argentine dance company Che Malambo, two Queens Theatre audience favorites, will return.
The Family Series will feature four shows based on beloved children’s books, including Madeline and the Bad Hat, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Henry and Mudge, and Curious George: The Golden Meatball. The Series will also include the Queens Theatre debut of Under the Tangle by the Treehouse Shakers, and the return of the innovative Lightwire Theater with their newest production, Moon Mouse.
Queens Theatre will also present multiple Special Events. In October, Renee Taylor (“The Nanny”) will bring her one-woman show My Life on a Diet to Queens Theatre’s mainstage. Tony Award Nominated star of The Lion King Tsidii Le Loka will perform in a special concert on October 18th featuring music from Nina Simone, Miriam Makeba and Odetta in Queens Theatre’s intimate cabaret space. More events will be added throughout the season.
Queens Theatre has a proud history of developing new works of theatre, and its New American Voices reading series will continue in 2015-2016. In the fall, Queens Theatre will partner with Theatre 167, Mission to dit(Mars), and Ma-Yi Theatre Company. In the spring, Queens Theatre will present a reading series featuring new plays by Latino playwrights. Play submissions are accepted throughout the year. The readings are free and open to the public.
Tickets will go on sale Monday, August 17.
Subscriptions are available for purchase. Call our box office at 718.760.0064