Village Theatre has announced their 2022 season which will return in January 2022, skipping their usual start time in the fall.
Perhaps in a nod to the general public’s eagerness for moving forward into a brighter future, the season includes three Village Theatre premieres—Songs for a New World, The Book Club Play and Raisin. The fourth show, You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown, hasn’t been seen on Village Theatre’s stage since their first season 42 years ago.
In true Village Theatre fashion, the 2022 season is chock full of uplifting, fun and heartwarming shows that will provide a reprieve from the real world and a happy change from our recent physical and emotional separation.
Songs for a New World
Issaquah performance dates: January 14–February 13, 2022
Everett performance dates: February 18–March 13, 2022
Get swept away with this moving collection of powerful songs that explore life, love, and the choices that we make. Even the most challenging events can inspire something powerful within each one of us. This production embraces every turn, unexpected bend and strives to show us that renewal and survival is always within reach.
The first musical from Tony Award winner, Jason Robert Brown (Parade, Bridges of Madison County), reflects on the human condition, brings stories to life, and contemplates the ways we can feel and understand each other.
The Book Club Play
Issaquah performance dates: March 3–April 3, 2022
Everett performance dates: April 8–May 1, 2022
Laughter and literature collide when five friends of a cherished book club become the focus of a documentary film. The Book Club Play is a fast-paced smart comedy about books and the people who love them. With novels that audience members of all ages will recognize, this compact and hilarious production will keep you guessing what will happen next as the friends face the inescapable camera lens and shake up the group dynamic with plenty of twists and turns.
You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown
Issaquah performance dates: April 21–May 22, 2022
Everett performance dates: May 27–June 19, 2022
Growing up is serious business! Explore a day in the life of Charlie Brown as he goes from wild optimism to utter despair. Linus, Lucy, Schroder, and the whole Peanuts gang will bring us along as they learn how a great big dose of sunlight and positivity can be the best medicine. This musical comedy will remind us all that the truth can hurt and sometimes it’s gut-bustingly funny!
Issaquah performance dates: June 9–July 10, 2022
Everett performance dates: July 15–August 7, 2022
Soulful and inspiring, Raisin won the 1974 Tony Award for Best Musical and wowed audiences. This pulsating, inspirational musical is an adaptation of Lorraine Hansberry’s breakthrough Broadway play, A Raisin in the Sun. We journey with a proud black family, motivated by a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to move out and move up. This story of deep determination and a quest for a better life explodes in song and incisive human drama while reminding us all what it means to dream and to reach for those dreams.
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