2019 Season, Woodlawn Theatre, San Antonio
Via Deborah Martin, San Antonio Express-News:
“Oklahoma!”: Rodgers and Hammerstein’s classic 1943 musical is about life in life in the Oklahoma territory shortly after the turn of the 20th century. The glorious score includes “People Will Say,” “Oh What a Beautiful Mornin’” and the title tune. Feb. 22-March 17.
“Disney’s Beauty and the Beast”: The musical adaptation of the 1991 animated film tells the story of the unlikely romance that develops between a bookworm and the enchanted prince desperate to find true love so that he can break the spell that keeps him in a less-than-gorgeous form. It was staged at the theater in 2009. The score includes “Be Our Guest,” “Something There” and the title song. July 5-28.
“Dreamgirls”: The 1981 musical explores the rise of an African- American trio loosely based on the Supremes and other groups that became superstars in the ’60s. The score includes “Cadillac Car,” “And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going” and the title song. Aug. 23-Sept. 15.
“Priscilla, Queen of the Desert”: This marks the San Antonio premiere of the musical, adapted from the 1994 movie about two drag queens and a transgender woman as they travel across Australia to a gig at a resort in an RV named Priscilla. The pop-driven score includes such hits as “True Colors,” “I Say a Little Prayer” and “We Belong. Oct. 11-Nov. 3, 2019.
Season passes, $155, are available at woodlawntheatre.org. A buy-one, get-one-free deal is available at the site through Oct. 12.