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Music Theatre Wichita 2018 Season

Music Theatre Wichita proudly creates our 47th season of Broadway-scale musicals in 2018! Click here to find out why we are DEFINITELY BROADWAY, Uniquely Wichita. 

June 13-17

Disco diva Deloris Van Cartier breathes new life into a convent and her community in this uplifting show, nominated for five Tony Awards including Best Musical. 

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Sister Act
June 13-17
Rated PG
2 hr 20 min

Sister Act is a hilarious new musical comedy based on the hit 1992 film starring Whoopi Goldberg. Featuring original music by Tony and Oscar winner, Alan Menken (Newsies, Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid), this uplifting show was nominated for five Tony Awards, including Best Musical.

When disco diva, Deloris Van Cartier, witnesses a murder, the police put her in protective custody in the one place they are sure she won't be a found: a convent! Disguised as a nun, she finds herself at odds with both the rigid lifestyle and uptight Mother Superior, but using her unique disco moves and singing talent to inspire the choir, Deloris breathes new life into the church and community.

June 27-July 1

Hailed by many as the perfect musical comedy, this award-winning classic gambles with luck and love under the bright lights of Broadway. Not seen at MTWichita since 1996, Guys and Dolls returns as a colorful and tuneful delight for the whole family.

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Guys and Dolls
June 27-July 1
Rated PG
2 hr 45 min

Hailed by many as the perfect musical comedy, this award-winning classic gambles with luck and love under the bright lights of Broadway.

Guys and Dolls ran for 1,200 performances when it opened on Broadway in 1950, receiving every award in the book, and delighting audiences with its flavorful characters and stunning choreography. Frank Loesser's brassy, immortal score includes “Sit Down, You’re Rockin’ the Boat,” “Luck Be a Lady,” “I’ve Never Been in Love Before,” “Bushel and a Peck,” and many more. Not seen at MTWichita since 1996, Guys and Dolls returns as a colorful and tuneful delight for the whole family. 

July 11-15

MTWichita is proud to present the area premiere of this fun-filled new musical, based on the popular 1972 novel by Mary Rodgers and the hit Disney films which followed. Freaky Friday is a tuneful, heartfelt, comedic, and unexpectedly emotional update on an American classic.

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Freaky Friday
July 11-15
PG
2 hr 15 min

Continuing our wonderful relationship with the Disney Theatrical Company, MTWichita is proud to present the area premiere of this fun-filled new musical, based on the popular 1972 novel by Mary Rodgers and the hit Disney films which followed. It features a witty and insightful script by Bridget Carpenter – the co-executive producer and writer on the “Friday Night Lights” and “Parenthood” TV shows – and music and lyrics by Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey – the Pulitzer Prize-winning composers of Next to Normal and If/Then.

When an overworked mother and her teenage daughter magically swap bodies, they have just one day to put things right again. Freaky Friday is a tuneful, heartfelt, comedic, and unexpectedly emotional update on an American classic. Enjoyable for all family members, it will have special resonance for mother-daughter teams who choose to share the experience!

July 25-29

Circus spectacle and Fosse-style choreography explode from the stage in this brand new re-imagining of the 1972 Broadway smash. With an infectiously unforgettable score from musical theatre giant Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Hunchback of Notre Dame), Pippin sweeps its audience into the hilarious, sensuous, and poignant quest of young Prince Pippin to find meaning in his life. 

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Pippin
July 25-29
PG-13
2 hr 40 min

Circus spectacle and Fosse-style choreography explode from the stage in this brand new re-imagining of the 1972 Broadway smash. With an infectiously unforgettable score from four-time Grammy winner, three-time Oscar winner, and musical theatre giant, Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Children of Eden, Godspell, Hunchback of Notre Dame), Pippin sweeps its audience into the hilarious, sensuous, and poignant quest of young Prince Pippin to find meaning in his life.

This updated version of the show swept the New York Awards circuit in 2013 (Tony, Drama Desk, Drama League, Outer Critics Circle), and we are thrilled to meet the exciting challenges this show poses for the singer-dancer-actor-acrobats in our 2018 summer company.

August 8-18

In a magical kingdom beneath the sea, beautiful young mermaid Ariel longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above. MTWichita is delighted to revisit this fanciful all-family musical, newly revised by its award-winning team to provide even more enchantment. 

Special 2 pm matinee on Saturday August 18 may be attended by children ages 3 and older. 

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Disney's The Little Mermaid
August 8-18
G
2 hrs 10 min

In a magical kingdom beneath the sea, beautiful young mermaid Ariel longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above. MTWichita is delighted to revisit this fanciful all-family musical, newly revised by its award-winning team to provide even more enchantment.

Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen's most beloved stories and the classic animated film, Disney's The Little Mermaid is a hauntingly beautiful love story for the ages. With music by eight-time Academy Award winner, Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater and a compelling book by Doug Wright, this spectular production will capture your heart with its irresistible songs, including "Under the Sea," "Kiss the Girl" and "Part of Your World."

(Special 2 pm matinee on Saturday August 18 may be attended by children ages 3 and older. For all other performances in the MTWichita season, due to length of performances and for consideration of other patrons, children must be at least 5 years of age to attend.)