The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis (The Rep) is proud to announce its 2012-2013 season of performances on the Mainstage, as well as the three productions to be performed by its Imaginary Theatre Company (ITC). The three productions to be included in the Studio Theatre season will be announced in July.
The Mainstage series opens at the Loretto-Hilton Center for the Performing Arts, 130 Edgar Road (on the campus of Webster University), Webster Groves, on September 5, 2012 with Neil Simon’s semi-autobiographical classic, Brighton Beach Memoirs.
Other productions in the Mainstage series, which continues through April 2013, include: the world premiere of Daddy Long Legs, an elegant musical love story with music and lyrics by Paul Gordon and book by John Caird; The Foreigner, a wild and wacky comedy by Larry Shue; Good People, a poignant look at the "haves" and "have-nots" and a standout hit of the 2011 Broadway season by Tony Award-winner David Lindsay-Abaire; a fresh adaptation of Jane Austen’s timeless classic, Sense and Sensibility, by Jon Jory; and the noir thriller Double Indemnity, a dark and treacherous view of the power of greed and desire by James M. Cain.
The Rep’s Imaginary Theatre Company season of live, professional theatre for young audiences will include Hansel and Gretel: The Next Generation, A Gnome for Christmas and Annie Oakley.
For complete play descriptions, run dates, subscription package details, pricing and benefits, touring schedules (ITC) and a list of audience enrichment and accessibility options, please visit The Rep’s website.
The Rep is also excited to co-present War Horse with the Fabulous Fox Theatre in their U.S. Bank Broadway Series March 13-24, 2013. Winner of five 2011 Tony Awards®, including Best Play, War Horse is a remarkable tale of courage, loyalty and friendship set in England in 1914. War Horse is not included in any Rep package, but subscribers to The Rep will have the opportunity to purchase full-price single tickets for any performance before they go on sale to the general public. For performances March 19-24, 2013, the prime center mezzanine section is reserved exclusively for purchase by Repertory Theatre of St. Louis season ticket holders until Labor Day, 2012. An order form will be mailed to subscribers this summer.
The Rep’s 2012-2013 season subscription campaign is underway, with packages available for the Mainstage and Studio Theatre series. Subscribers can save substantially over the cost of purchasing individual tickets to shows and enjoy exclusive benefits by purchasing season tickets at The Rep Box Office (located inside the Loretto-Hilton Center) or by calling (314) 968-4925.
Subscription packages range in price from $87-$423 for six Mainstage shows and $93-$144 for three Studio Theatre shows. Additional Mainstage Series discounts are also available for senior citizens (65 and older) and full-time students. Subscription benefits include free parking at the Loretto-Hilton Center, special discounts and advance ordering opportunities, informative subscriber newsletters from Artistic Director Steven Woolf, free ticket "insurance" and free, unlimited ticket exchanges within the same production run, providing the ultimate in schedule flexibility.
Parents can introduce their children to the wonder of live, professional theatre with special pricing that makes any Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday night a Family Night at The Rep! Young people (ages 10-18) can enjoy an entire Mainstage series of six plays for only $60 when purchased with a full-price adult subscription. Study Guides are available for free download from The Rep’s website to enhance the theatre-going experience with before- and after-the-show activities.
In addition, selected matinee and evening Mainstage performances feature free, half-hour Post-Performance Discussions with the cast to discuss the play just performed; two evening performances in the final week of each Mainstage production are preceded by Pre-Performance Presentations to introduce the world of the show.
The Rep is also pleased to offer accessibility services for sight- or hearing-challenged audiences. The Mainstage theatre is equipped with an FM listening system for the hard of hearing. Headsets are available FREE of charge at all performances. In addition, The Rep offers Open Captioning for the deaf or hard of hearing on the last Sunday matinee of each Mainstage production. Blind or sight-impaired patrons may enhance their theatre experience through Audio Description. Recorded guides are available for all non-preview performances. For information about these services, call the Box Office at (314) 968-4925. Deaf and speech-disabled patrons may use the Relay Missouri service by calling (800) 735-2466 (TTY) or (800) 735-2460 (voice).
For more information about The Rep’s 2012-2013 Mainstage season, to request a free season brochure, or to charge subscriptions with MasterCard, Visa, American Express or Discover, call the Box Office at (314) 968-4925. Additional information on all 2012-2013 Mainstage and ITC productions is available at http://www.repstl.org.