Upcoming Season

 

2018 - 2019 Season

 

Mainstage Show

A Very Judy Christmas

December 1-16, 2018

Kalita Humphreys Theatre

 

In this world premiere which pays tribute to the 1960’s television specials, Judy Garland invites us into her home for a seasonal special. Share the holiday with Judy and a few surprise guests, including Ethel Merman and Liza Minnelli. This show features some of Garlan’s signature songs, along with many yuletide classics. A Judy Garland Christmas is written and directed by B.J. Cleveland. Starring Janelle Lutz.

 

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Bonus Add-On Show

Spring Awakening

January 31-February 3, 2019

Moody Performance Hall

 

The winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Spring Awakening is based on the play by Frank Wedekind, and features a book and lyrics by Steven Sater and music by Duncan Sheik. With an electrifying score that swings from folk to rock, Spring Awakening follows the unforgettable journey of a group of students in late 19th century Germany as they move from adolescence into adulthood. Facing both the devastation and the wonder of sexuality and self-discovery, the characters navigate through their coming-of-age despite parents and authority figures who are intent on withholding information and suppressing thought and expression. This landmark musical is an electrifying fusion of morality, sexuality, and rock and roll.  This limited engagement will run for four performances only at Moody Performance Hall in the Arts District.

 
 
 
 

Disaster

March 22-April 7, 2019

Kalita Humphreys Theatre

 

Uptown Players continues its 2018-2019 season with the hilarious 2016 Broadway hit, Disaster!, a musical comedy created by Seth Rudetsky, and written by Seth Rudetsky and Jack Plotnick. It’s 1979 and New York’s hottest A-listers are lining up for the opening of a floating casino and discotheque. What begins as a night of boogie fever quickly changes to panic as the ship succumbs to multiple disasters including earthquakes, tidal waves, and infernos. "Knock on Wood," "Hooked on a Feeling," "Sky High," "I Am Woman," and "Hot Stuff" are just a few of the scintillating hits that will drive you wild in this side-splitting homage to classic disaster movies of the 1970s.
 

 
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Broadway Our Way

May 10-12, 2019

Kalita Humpherys Theater

 

The Uptown Players divas return for another entertaining weekend of Broadway music with plenty of twists, laughs and surprises. The evening features many of your favorite actors from past Uptown Players seasons performing selections from Broadway shows, both past and present, all done with an Uptown Players twist! Our annual fundraiser Broadway Our Way has been moved to the Moody Performance Hall this year due to the strong demand for this event.  For the eighth straight year, the show will be written and directed by B. J. Cleveland.

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The View Upstairs

 June 22-July 7, 2019

Kalita Humphreys Theater
 

This provocative new musical pulls you inside the UpStairs Lounge, a vibrant '70s gay bar in the French Quarter of New Orleans. The forgotten community comes to life when a young fashion designer from 2017 buys the abandoned space, setting off an exhilarating journey of seduction and self-exploration that Entertainment Weekly calls “a moving homage to LGBT culture, past and present.” The View UpStairs asks what has been gained and lost in the fight for equality, and how the past can help guide all of us through an uncertain future. Glam-rock, gospel and modern pop collide in this smash Off-Broadway hit by Max Vernon!

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The Cake

August 9-25, 2019

Kalita Humphreys Theater
 

To close its 18th season, Uptown Players will present the regional premiere of Bekka Brunstetter’s new comedy, The Cake. Della’s North Carolina bakery is legendary! She is overjoyed when her best friend’s daughter returns from New York to get married and asks Della to make her wedding cake. Della, a sweet-natured Christian, is forced to re-examine her deeply-held beliefs and her own marriage when she realizes there is not one bride, but two. Faith, family, and frosting collide in this delicious new comedy from the writer of the NBC hit series, “This is Us”.

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Individual ticket prices for all shows range from $25 to $60. Performances of Angels In America Part Two: Perestroika, A Judy Garland Christmas, Disaster!, The View Upstairs, and The Cake take place at the Kalita Humphreys Theater, 3636 Turtle Creek Blvd at Blackburn. Performances of Spring Awakening and Broadway Our Way take place at Moody Performance Hall, 2520 Flora Street. Performances generally take place Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Four, five, or six show season ticket flex packages are available and include great discounts on both premium and regular seating. Season tickets can be purchased online beginning Tuesday, July 3rd at www.uptownplayers.org or by phone at 214-219-2718.