Finding balance in a theatrical season takes a lot of thought, consideration – some luck – and a lot of excitement. It also takes time, and we thank everyone for your patience. We are so excited to announce our 2023/2024 season. It is a diverse collection of stories that were chosen to challenge, entertain, and delight you.
THE FANTASTICKS – A LOVE STORY REIMAGINED
November 1 – November 12, 2023
CVRep will present the West Coast premiere of the re-imagined and re-gendered adaptation of the groundbreaking musical The Fantasticks. In the premiere of this new version, the original librettist and lyricist Tom Jones, has re-adapted this version but preserved the beloved score and storyline into which the two young, original lovers – Matt and Louisa have become – Matt and Lewis. Furthermore, these two are not being goaded into each other’s arms by their mischief-making, gardening fathers, but rather by their mothers! A night of music, magic and celebration of life is one that is not to be missed.
SUMMER SESSION WITH THE BONES BRIGADE
December 6 – December 17, 2023
CVRep presents the world premiere of this powerful new play. As part of the ORIGINS New Works Development Program, Summer Session with The Bones Brigade tells the story of four teenage skateboarders and their two female friends. When one of them mysteriously disappears, the gang fears the worst and directs their guilt and shame about their disappearance against one another. Skate alongside as they explore the often-complicated challenges of friendship, youth, overbearing parents, loss and the coming of age. Follow their journey as they navigate life on the CVRep stage in this first ever production.
January 24 – February 4, 2024
In an immersive, one-of-a-kind production, you will step off the street and into a world you could only imagine. From the minute you enter the Playhouse you will be transported; to a wild nightlife; a dangerous time in an unstable country; and take a journey unlike any you’ve risked before. What would you do? Cabaret is the musical that asks just that. Join CVRep as they present this show like it has never been done before and be swept away in the 8-Tony Award winning musical by the legendary American songwriting team, Kander and Ebb.
POTUS: Or, Behind Every Great Dumbass Are Seven Women Trying to Keep Him Alive
February 28 – March 10, 2024
This side-splitting comedy applauds the women who somehow manage to keep things running in, and out, of the presidential Oval Office. Jump aboard the ridiculous ride in this play as seven brilliant and beleaguered women surrounding the most powerful man on earth, as they take increasingly desperate measures to save face when his scandals spark a global crisis. Join CVRep for this hysterical Tony Award nominated comedy and start off the election year with a smile.
NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT
April 10 – April 21, 2024
There’s a “Somebody I’m Longing to See” and they’re “S’wonderful” with a “Fascinating Rhythm”. Before you “Call The Whole Thing Off”, get the “Sweet and Lowdown” of this “Lady Be Good” musical that will hit the CVRep stage with Gershwin songs you’ll be humming the whole way home. In a brand-new take on the classic 1920s musical farce, this screwball comedy features romance, high-spirited production numbers, and a Tony Award winning script that pokes fun at class snobbery in the prohibition era.