2023-24 Season

94th MaINSTAGE Season shows

See our full 94th Season brochure here.

Sept. 27 – Preview
Sept. 28 – 30, Oct 4-7, 11-14 at 7:30pm
Oct. 1, 8, 15, 2023 at 2pm

Eight-year-old Tina Denmark knows she was born to play Pippi Longstocking, and she will do anything to win the part in her school musical. “Anything” includes murdering the leading lady! This aggressively outrageous musical hit garnered rave reviews during its long Off-Broadway run.

A Tuna Christmas
 Nov. 29 – Preview
Nov. 30 – Dec. 2, 6-9, 13-16 at 7:30pm  
Dec 3, 10, 17, 2023 at 2pm

In this hilarious sequel to Greater Tuna, it’s Christmas in the third-smallest town in Texas. Radio station news personalities Thurston Wheelis and Arles Struvie report on various Yuletide activities, including the hot competition in the annual lawn-display contest. In other news, voracious Joe Bob Lipsey’s production of A Christmas Carol is jeopardized by unpaid electric bills. 

tick, tick…BOOM!
Jan. 10 – Preview
Jan 11-13,  17-20, 24-27 at 7:30pm
Jan. 14, 21, 28, 2024 at 2pm

Before Rent, there was tick, tick…BOOM! This autobiographical musical by Jonathan Larson, the Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning composer of Rent, is the story of a composer and the sacrifices that he made to achieve his big break in theatre. Containing fourteen songs, ten characters, three actors and a band, tick, tick…BOOM! takes you on the playwright/composer’s journey that led to a Broadway blockbuster. 

Feb. 21 – Preview
Feb. 22-24, 28-March 2, 6-9 at 7:30pm
Feb. 25, Mar. 3, 10, 2024 at 2pm

Based on the novel by Stephen King, this thriller follows successful romance novelist Paul Sheldon, who is rescued from a car crash by his “number one fan,” Annie Wilkes, and wakes up captive in her secluded home. Paul quickly realizes Annie has no intention of letting him go anywhere as the irate Annie has Paul writing as if his life depends on it, and it does. 

The Secret Garden
April 3 – Preview
April 4 – 6, 10-13, 17-20 at 7:30pm
April 7, 14, 21, 2024 at 2pm

This enchanting classic of children’s literature is reimagined in brilliant musical style by composer Lucy Simon and Marsha Norman. Orphaned in India, 11-year-old Mary Lennox returns to Yorkshire to live with her embittered, reclusive uncle Archibald and his disabled son Colin. The estate’s many wonders include a magic garden which beckons the children with haunting melodies and the “Dreamers,” spirits from Mary’s past who guide her through her new life.