Schenectady’s historic Proctors Theater, has announced it’s 2018-2019 theater lineup. The lineup boasts several hot ticket Broadway attractions that are headed to the Electric City’s version of New York City Theater.
Gracing the stage during this season will be a blockbuster lineup that includes the musical “Hamilton,” “The Phantom of the Opera,” and “The Book of Mormon.” The lineup was revealed Monday at the venue’s “Proctors Bash” event. Other shows featured in the season’s lineup include “Anastacia,” “A Bronx Tale,” “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” “School of Rock,” “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” and “Waitress.”
Proctors CEO Philip Morris, commented on the upcoming season, “Almost all of our titles in our Key Private Bank Series, and our exclusives, too, are still hot tickets on Broadway right now. We’ve never had this happen before and it shows that Proctors continues to be a major player in touring Broadway. It’s here, right in Schenectady.”
Lin-Manual Miranda’s “Hamilton,” is slated for a two week stay in the Capital Region Aug. 13-25, 2019. The musical is about the nation’s first treasury secretary and founding father, Alexander Hamilton. Inspired by the 2004 Pulitzer Prize-winning biography by Ron Chernow, “Hamilton,” was nominated for a record 16 Tony awards, taking home 11, while earning Miranda a Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
Turning the stage lights on to start the season will be “Anastacia.” From the creators of the classic “Ragtime,” “Anastacia” takes us to back to the twilight of the Russian empire to the exhilaration of 1920 Paris. “Anastacia” will run Oct. 9-14, 2018.
Chazz Palminteri’s autobiographical story “A Bronx Tale,” will run at Proctors on Oct. 23-28. First made famous on the big screen, actor Robert Neary, who plays Palminteri’s “Sonny” character on stage said this about the musical. “It’s the PG version of the film. There aren’t nearly as many F bombs. And I get to sing.”
The Andrew Lloyd Weber classic, “The Phantom of the Opera,” will come out of the shadows for a two week stay on April 25 – May 5, 2019. Actor Derrick Davis, a Long Island native who has been playing the title character for the past 7 months said, “How could you get tired of this brilliant musical. It was the first show my parents took me to see when I was a kid. Now that I’m a part of it, it’s a part of my life.”
Called the “Best Musical of This Century” by the New York Times, “The Book of Mormon,” is a musical comedy about two young Mormon missionaries who travel to Africa to preach the Mormon religion. The Book will be performed May 14-19 2019.
For those ready to get into the Christmas spirit, Proctors holiday offering, “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” will make a run at the theater on Dec 5-9, 2018.