Parallel 45 Announces 2022 Season

Parallel 45 Theatre has announced their lineup and programming for 2022

Next year’s Summer Theatre Festival will feature three exciting new shows – Cabaret, The Crucible, and Alice: A Rock Musical – running from June 30 – July 31 at P45 Amphitheatre at Civic Center Park.

The annual Reading Series, kicking off in January, will feature six brilliant and thought-provoking scripts and, this year, will move to the beautiful Cathedral Barns at Historic Barns Park. This Spring and Summer, our professional theatre company will follow up on another sold-out year – offering expanded educational programming to students in grades 3-12.

“Looking back just a few short months ago, I feel so much pride in our community.”

says Parallel 45 Artistic Director Kit McKay.

“After a year inside, we ventured out together! We gathered on the Civic Center lawn in record numbers, enjoying
the summer nights, each other’s company and the invigorating talents of our summer company. More than four thousand
community members joined us in fellowship to celebrate the healing properties of live theatre. I can’t wait to welcome our
community back to Civic Center Park for a summer of provocation and delight.”



Photo By Michael Poehlman
CABARET (June 30 – July 26, 2022) – In a time when the world is changing, there is one place where everyone can be
free. Don your finest boa and highest stilettos this summer and join us at the Kit Kat Club! Grab a drink and sing-along to
your favorite jazzy tunes as the Kit Kat Girls and Boys dazzle and delight your senses. P45 opens the 2022 summer
festival with a radiantly contemporary theatrical experience of Kander and Ebb’s Cabaret, bursting at the seams with
sparkle, feathers, brilliance, and heart. This bold new production, directed by P45 Artistic Director Kit McKay (Hair, The
Sound of Music), takes you on a hedonistic romp that explores the colorful life of an alluring Cabaret, peeking inside the
safe spaces created by those living life out loud. A powerful story, Cabaret will show you that sometimes, the best way to
fit in, is to stand out. Ticket prices: $50 & $40
THE CRUCIBLE (July 15 – July 24, 2022) – A group of teenage girls is discovered dancing undressed in the woods.
When they fall ill and no earthly cause can be identified, is something larger to blame? UK-based Director Michael Burditt
Norton (Hedwig and the Angry Inch) brings Arther Miller’s The Crucible to life in a compelling, iconoclastic and irreverent
spin on this central work in the American canon. Norton’s The Crucible, featuring a lean ensemble playing all 22
characters, is a gutsy examination of history and current events, showing what happens when you mess with the fierce,
hormonal power of young female outrage. Ticket Prices: $40 & $30
ALICE: A ROCK MUSICAL (July 28 – July 31, 2022) – Join us for ALICE: A Rock Musical, an original parody production
created and performed by P45’s Youthquake Company, directed by Daniel Lendzian (UGLY: A New Pop Musical). A
twisted take on a beloved tale, ALICE brings new life into Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland with a Queen
of Hearts origin story for the ages. Through pop rock hits from the 90s and 2000s, ALICE is a rebellious tale of discovering
the strength in one’s heart. Young performers in grades 7-12 are invited to audition for this four week Youthquake
Company training program, culminating in P45’s season summer finale. Ticket Prices: $25 suggested donation


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