UTEP DINNER THEATRE
OUR 39th SEASON OF MUSICALS 2021-2022
TONY AWARD WINNER - BEST MUSICAL!
Come aboard the ship of dreams in this heart-stopping and riveting ride through the final moments of the Titanic’s fateful journey. In the final hour of April 14, 1912 the RMS Titanic collided with an iceberg and tragic history was made. Based on historical fact, this stunning musical focuses on the hopes and aspirations of the passengers and crew on that fateful trip. TITANIC is certain to captivate history lovers and musical theater fans alike, leaving audiences spellbound in its wake! Titanic features some of the most beautiful music ever heard on Broadway. Please note that this is an original musical and is not based on the James Cameron film. Mature subject matter
October 8, 9, 10, 13, 14, 15, 17, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 28, 29, 30, 31 2021
[title of show] is a funny one-act musical, with music and lyrics by Jeff Bowen and a book by Hunter Bell. The show chronicles its own creation as an entry in the New York Musical Theatre Festival, and follows the struggles of the author and composer/lyricist and their two actress friends during the initial brief (three-week) creative period, along with subsequent events leading up to the show's production. [title of show] is, above all, a love letter to the musical theatre -- a uniquely American art form -- and to the joy of collaboration. Adult subject matter and language.
SIDE DISH STUDENT PRODUCTION
November 30, December 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 2021
Based on the hit Adam Sandler movie, The Wedding Singer's sparkling new score does for the '80s what Hairspray did for the '60s. Just say yes to the most romantic musical in twenty years. It's 1985, and rock star wannabe, Robbie Hart, is New Jersey's favorite wedding singer. He's the life of the party until his own fiancée leaves him at the altar. Shot through the heart, Robbie makes every wedding as disastrous as his own. Enter Julia, a winsome waitress who wins his affection. As luck would have it, Julia is about to be married to a Wall Street shark, and, unless Robbie can pull off the performance of a decade, the girl of his dreams will be gone forever. Adult subject matter and language
January 28, 29, 30, February 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 2022
To honor the life and amazing career of composer/lyricist Stephen Sondheim, The UTEP Dinner Theatre has decided to postpone (to a future season) our spring production of Something Rotten and instead will stage a production of the classic Sondheim musical, Into The Woods.
James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim take everyone's favorite storybook characters and bring them together for a timeless, yet relevant, piece... and a rare modern classic. The Tony Award-winning book and score are both enchanting and touching. The story follows a Baker and his wife, who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who wishes to attend the King's Festival; and Jack, who wishes his cow would give milk. When the Baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a Witch's curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse. Everyone's wish is granted, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later.
Into The Woods is one of Stephen Sondheim's most popular works and it is the perfect show for us to stage in celebration of his amazing career.
Into The Woods contains mature themes and is not recommended for children under the age of 13.
April 22, 23, 24, 27, 28, 29, 30, MAY 1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 2022
Head Over Heels is a bold new musical comedy from the visionaries that rocked Broadway with Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Avenue Q and Spring Awakening. The laugh-out-loud love story is set to the music of the iconic 1980’s all-female rock band The Go-Go’s, including the hit songs, “We Got the Beat,” “Our Lips Are Sealed,” “Vacation,” Belinda Carlisle’s “Heaven is a Place on Earth” and “Mad About You.” A hilarious, exuberant celebration of love, Head Over Heels follows the escapades of a royal family on an outrageous journey to save their beloved kingdom from extinction—only to discover the key to their realm’s survival lies within each of their own hearts.
This funny musical takes a Renaissance style play and infuses it with a modern, enlightened and inclusive look at love in its many forms. Due to the openness of the presentation of (what some may consider) mature subject matter, viewer discretion is advised. Oh, and it has an all hit score by The Go-Go’s!
July 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 21, 22, 23, 24, 2022