The Baker's Wife
by Alchemy Theatre Company

May. 05 - Jun. 11, 2023

The bickering residents of a rural village in 1935 Provence, France, have been without a baker for seven weeks. They finally find peace and contentment in the new baker, Aimable, and his attractive young wife Geneviève. However, when Geneviève is lured away by a handsome young gigolo, the middle-aged baker loses all zest for life and baking. When he refuses to bake, the villagers must work as a team to bring Aimable and Geneviève back together. A musical story about love and forgiveness, told with the Alchemy Theatre’s commitment to honest and truthful storytelling, honoring the human spirit.


The Alchemy Theatre once again brings its transformative and authentic storytelling to the musical THE BAKER’S WIFE, book by Joseph Stein, music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, based on the film La Femme de Boulanger by Marcel Pagnol and Jean Giono, directed by Michael Cooper, musical direction by Ellie Jarrett Shattles, and produced by Marnie Near. 

Audio feature at KUT-FM with Michael Lee, April 17, 2022

The cast includes Sebastian Vitale, Sarah-Marie Curry, Leslie Gaar, Cameron La Brie, Janell Bruneau, Christine Glenn, Max Green, Ellie Jarrett Shattles, Natalie Joy, Yanis Kalnins, Eli Mendenhall, Ericka Pugliese, Noah Steele, Tom Swift, Rafael Virguez, and Nicholaus Weindel. Tickets are $30 Student, $40 General Admission, and $55 VIP. Tickets are available online at


Review by Joni Lorraine for Austin Broadway World, June 3, 2023


The Alchemy Theatre, founded in 2017 by Artistic Director Michael Cooper and Managing Director Carol Hickey, aims to produce theatre for the Austin community that is, above all, honest and true. By telling stories that are meaningful and lasting, The Alchemy Theatre seeks to create a community of artists and audiences that celebrates the human experience together. 


[poster art by art by Paige Hoover, photo by James Redondo]



The Baker's Wife
by Joseph Stein, Stephen Schwartz
Alchemy Theatre Company

May 05 - June 11, 2023
Mastrogeorge Theatre
130 Pedernales Street
Austin, TX, 78702

May 5 – June 11 , 2023 on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm with Sunday matinees at 2 pm 

Mastrogeorge Theatre, 130 Pedernales, Austin

Tickets $55 VIP, $40 general admission, $30 students, plus service fee, available online HERE