The Tony Award-winning new musicals “Memphis” and “Million Dollar Quartet,” both celebrating ground-breaking rock music of the 1950s, are coming to Wichita.
So is the recent Tony-winning revival of that mind-blowing psychedelic milestone, “Hair,” and the unstoppably popular – if not exactly critically acclaimed – new musical about everybody’s favorite ghouls next door, “The Addams Family.”
All four make up the 2013-2014 season of touring Broadway shows put together for Wichita by Kansas City-based Theater League – the same folks behind this year’s “The Lion King” and “Jersey Boys” (in town right now).
Season tickets range from $100 to $250 for the four shows, and current season ticket holders will be given until April 8 to renew through WichitaTix at 316-219-4849. After that, season tickets will be opened up to everyone. Individual show tickets won’t be available until later in the year.
Theater League is offering a bonus fifth show through a special performance of “American Idiot,” based on the music of Green Day. The date and ticket prices are not available yet. Although “American Idiot” is not part of the season package, season ticket holders will be given priority in securing seats.
“Memphis,” “Million Dollar Quartet” and “American Idiot” all faced off against each other for the 2010 Tony Award as best musical. “Memphis” won the top prize, although the others took awards in other categories.
The new season runs from the end of October to mid-April. Here’s a capsule look at what’s waiting in the wings: