Playhouse Stage Company Unveils 36th Season with Spring Awakening, Legally Blonde Musicals

Playhouse Stage Company has announced its 36th Season, presenting both professional and youth musical theatre to the Capital Region. The upcoming lineup features four shows to be presented at Cohoes Music Hall and Albany’s Park Playhouse, as well as productions for schools and young people in the community.

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

The season will kick off in time for the holidays with the musical adaptation of The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, running from December 1-23 at Cohoes Music Hall. The classic story by Barbara Robinson follows the “horrible Herdmans,” the rowdy bunch who force their way into the annual Christmas pageant, and transform the story into an unexpected extravaganza.

Spring Awakening

The group will present Spring Awakening, running from April 12-28, 2024. Featuring a cast of advanced teen students alongside professional actors, Spring Awakening showcases a fearless approach to taboo topics. A winner of eight Tony Awards, the timeless musical is based on the 19th century German book of the same name.

The Marvelous Wonderettes

Next summer will begin at Cohoes Music Hall with the musical The Marvelous Wonderettes. Running from June 28-July 24, 2024, this 1950s and 60s musical brings fabulous harmonies and fashions as four friends take the stage at their high school prom with a jukebox full of hits.

Legally Blonde

Finally, the company will return to Park Playhouse for the fan favorite Legally Blonde: The Musical. Based on the book and hit 2001 film, the musical follows Elle Woods, a fashion-forward, hard-working young woman as she embarks on a journey through Harvard Law. Legally Blonde will run from July 16-August 18, 2024.

With this season’s productions, our goal is to continue exceeding audience expectations with first-rate  musical theatre that’s both entertaining and engaging. This season, we’re offering a lineup of shows that, each in their own way, invite  audiences to reflect on, reconsider and redefine how they see the world around them. With a mix of the  region’s most talented young performers from our Playhouse Stage Academy, local and regional  professional actors and musicians, and a world-class design and creative team, we’ll once again work hard  to prove to audiences why we were dubbed ‘Broadway in the Capital Region’s backyard’ when we were  founded all the way back in 1989.

Playhouse Stage Co. Producing Artistic Director Owen Smith

In addition to the mainstage offerings, the Playhouse Stage Company will offer two shows geared towards children: Grace for President, and Disney’s Finding Nemo Jr. Both perfect for family audiences, Grace for President will run from February 26-March 22, 2024. Finding Nemo Jr. will run from August 21-25, 2024 at a new outdoor venue to be announced.

Four-ticket Flex Packs that can be used for any of the company’s mainstage productions will go on sale Saturday, September 30 online and, or by phone at (518)  434-0776. Tickets to individual productions will go on sale later in the season. For  more information, audiences can visit

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