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PTC: Announcing Pioneer Theatre Company’s 2018-2019 Season

PRESS RELEASE
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact: Madeleine Gail Rex
801-581-7222
madeleine.rex@ptc.utah.edu

Pioneer Theatre Company’s 2018-2019 season….

An award-winning season including five Tony Award winners with over 100 nominations among them; a Grammy for Best Musical Theatre Album and the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Drama

Salt Lake City — Pioneer Theatre Company’s 2018-2019 season will open with the Regional Premiere of Oslo by J. T. Rogers, winner of the 2017 Tony Award for Best Play and the 2017 Obie Award for Best New American Theatre Work. In October, the Stephen Sondheim musical thriller Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street will take the stage, followed by a sequel to Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley written by Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon. In January, the theatre will present The Lion in Winter, a fascinating look at the battle of wits between two legendary figures, Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine. Following that will be the charming musical love story Once, which won the 2012 Tony for Best Musical and Best Book, and the 2013 Grammy for Best Musical Theatre Album. Sweat, the powerful and emotional 2017 winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, written by Lynn Nottage, will follow, and the season will conclude with everyone’s favorite nostalgic throwback to the 1950s, the musical Grease.

“What most excited me about this season is that it brings a little bit of everything to our audiences,” said Artistic Director Karen Azenberg. “There are classic plays and musicals like Grease, The Lion in Winter and Sweeney Todd, recent Broadway award winners like Oslo, Sweat and Once, along with something really new and yet familiar, Miss Bennett: Christmas at Pemberley, which is sure to become a new holiday favorite.”

It isn’t often that we have the opportunity to present both the Pulitzer Prize winner (Sweat) and the Tony Award winner (Oslo) from the same year. With Once, the Tony Award-winning musical based on the film of the same name (which was seen in 2007 at the Sundance Film Festival), Utah audiences will appreciate the romantic story and the live musicians incorporated into the storytelling.”

Managing Director Chris Lino hopes that audiences will find something new to love, too.

“Last season, we had the pleasure of seeing audiences attend a production they knew little about, such as Steve Martin and Edie Brickell’s Bright Star or Jeff Talbott’s i, and leave the theatre excited by something altogether new to them,” he said. “We hope that theatre-goers will find that unexpected new favorite among our selection for the 2018-2019 season.”

The theatre will continue to present its Concert Production, as well as its popular Play-by-Play new play reading series. Titles for both will be announced at a later date.

For the 2018-2019 season, single ticket prices for musicals will range from $44-$66, and prices for non-musicals range from $30-$45.

Our season ticket options, which include significant discounts, will continue to include a full Seven-Play, Pick-5, and Flex and Rush Pass options.

Packages and passes range in price from $150 to $325 and include the best seats and discounts, as well as the convenience of exchange privileges and other benefits.

PTC patrons routinely get to watch performers who also appear in Broadway shows. PTC alumni who can be seen on Broadway include: Matt Farcher (The Count of Monte Cristo) and Matthew Stocke (Chess) who both appear in the original cast of Pretty Woman: The Musical. Justin Keats (Fiddler on the Roof) will appear in Escape to Margaritaville and Tony Vincent (The Rocky Horror Show, 2014) is in the cast of Rocktopia, set to open this month. The highly-anticipated revival of My Fair Lady includes Kate Marilley (Something’s Afoot), Michael Halling (Les Misèrables, 2007 and Chess), and Lance Roberts (Elf – The Musical).

Current season ticket holders will receive their renewal notices in April, and will have the opportunity to reserve their current seats as long as they do so by Friday, June 29, 2018. New subscriber orders will be filled in the order in which they are received.

For season tickets, contact Pioneer Theatre Company’s Box Office at 801-581-6961 or visit online at www.pioneertheatre.org.

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Season Ticket Packages

The Seven-Play Package
Get tickets for all seven shows in our season, and receive a discount of up to 30%, the ability to purchase the best seats before they go on sale to the general public, and a voucher good for free admission to Oslo, Sweat, Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley or The Lion in Winter.

The Pick-5 Package
This option allows patrons to select any five shows in the season and receive both a season ticket discount and preferred seating. Pick-5 patrons may choose from any of the seven productions on PTC’s 2018-2019 season.

The Flex Pass
This season package provides patrons with $250 worth of credit redeemable at the discounted season ticket rate for any shows the patron wishes to see.

The $150 Rush Pass
This is a season pass that allows patrons to come to the theatre an hour before any show and get the best available single ticket for that night, based on availability. The pass is good for all shows in the season, including musicals. The pass does not include concert or Play-By-Play tickets.

All packages include a discount on tickets, flexible exchange privileges, priority seating, the ability to purchase additional tickets to individual shows at a discount and prior to the general public, and an electronic subscription to eBackstage, PTC’s newsletter.

PIONEER THEATRE COMPANY’S 2018-2019 SEASON

Oslo
by J. T. Rogers
September 14 – 29, 2018

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by Hugh Wheeler
October 26 – November 10, 2018

Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley
by Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon
November 30 – December 15, 2018

The Lion in Winter
by James Goldman
January 4 – 19, 2019

Once
Music and Lyrics by Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová
Book by Enda Walsh
February 15 – March 2, 2019

Sweat
By Lynn Nottage
March 29 – April 13, 2019

Grease
Music, Lyrics and Book by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey
May 10 – May 25, 2019

Add-ons for the 2018-2019 Season:

We will continue our series of Concert Productions with three performances March 15 – 16, 2019, title to be announced. The titles and dates for our Play-By-Play new play reading series will also be announced at a later date.

Pioneer Theatre Company operates under an agreement between the League of Resident Theatres (LORT) and Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of professional actors and stage managers in the United States.
Pioneer Theatre Company, Utah’s premier professional theatre, performs at the Roy W. and Elizabeth E. Simmons Pioneer Memorial Theatre, located on the University of Utah campus at 300 South and 1400 East, Salt Lake City UT 84112-0660. The theatre is equipped with an elevator, hearing assistance devices, and handicapped parking.
Free parking within a block of the theatre is available for all performances.