Pioneer Theatre Company releases show titles for 2017-2018 season

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, March 2, 2017 (Gepahrdt Daily) — Pioneer Theatre Company on Thursday announced its 2017-2018 season of plays.

The list includes:

• “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time,” the Utah premiere of the Tony Award-winning show, based on the bestselling novel by Mark Haddon. Sept. 15-30.

• “A Comedy of Tenors,” the sequel to Ken Ludwig’s comedy, “Lend Me a Tenor.” Oct. 20-Nov. 5.

• “Newsies,” the musical about news boys and their struggle for a fair wage.  Dec. 1-16.

• “Bright Star,” a new musical by written by Grammy Award-winning artists Steve Martin and Edie Brickell. Jan. 12-27.

• “i,” by Jeff Talbott, which was read as part of PTC’s 2016-2017 Play-by-Play reading series. Feb. 16, 2016-March 3, 2018.

• “Twelfth Night,” one of William Shakespeare’s most popular comedies. March 30-April 14, 2018.

• “Mamma Mia!,” the musical written around the songs of ABBA. May 11-May 26, 2018

“What most excited me about this season is the mix of tried-and-true audience favorites, like ‘Newsies’ and ‘Mamma Mia!,’ combined with the regional or world premieres of three shows,” said artistic director Karen Azenberg in a prepared statement.

“The Steve Martin-Edie Brickell musical ‘Bright Star’ is a beautiful new show, and Salt Lake and Los Angeles’ Center Theatre Group audiences will be the first to see it prior to a National Tour. ‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time’ was the hottest ticket on Broadway for two years, and we’re one of the first theaters in the country to produce it.”

Azenberg said she loved “i” the first time she read it.

“The audience reaction to our Play-by-Play reading only confirmed for me that it should be in our season,” she said.

“I know our audience loved ‘Lend Me a Tenor’ 20 years ago, and I think Ken Ludwig’s sequel, ‘A Comedy of Tenors,’ is every bit as funny as the original. And, after a three year hiatus, I’m glad to be getting back to Shakespeare with one of his most enjoyable comedies.”

A three-performance concert also will be offered, as will the Play-By-Play series, she said. The dates dates have not yet been released.

Single ticket prices will increase next season, to $42 to $64 for musicals and $25 to $44 for non musicals. Discounted packages will be available, and will cost $105 to $325.

Season packages will be offered first to current season subscribers. New subscriber orders will be filled in the order in which they are received.

For season tickets, contact Pioneer Theatre Company’s Box Office at 801-581-6961 or visit online at


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