Pallas and Infinity theatre companies announce their 2017 seasons

Two announcements from companies who produce in a single calendar year, rather than on the traditional theatre schedule of fall to summer.

Pallas Theatre Collective, the small company with the huge mission of fostering and launching new musicals has announced their seventh season and a move from Anacostia to the Trinidad Theatre at the Logan Fringe Arts Space for 2017.

They open with a new musical which looks at life in the Lincoln household following the death of President Abraham Lincoln. The 2016 TableRead winner, Crazy Mary Lincoln: A New Musical by Jay Schwandt and Jan Levy Tanen, will be directed Pallas Theatre Artistic Director Tracey Elaine Chessum. The fully staged musical will run for 17 performance beginning May 31, 2017.
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Clare Shaffer will take an actor/musician staging approach to what is probably Stephen Sondheim’s most startling musical: Assassins, musical portraits of eight men and women who attempted or accomplished the assassination of American presidents.  Assassins receives 9 performances, starting October 5, 2017.
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Broadway producers Anna and Alan Ostroff return to their summer venue in Annapolis, MD for Infinity Theatre’s seventh season.  The company opens with a second musical tribute to Patsy Cline, A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline which begins June 10th and runs thru August 6 The musical is “[f]illed to overflowing with some of Cline’s most beloved hit songs,” says Broadway World’s Jeffrey Ellis. “A Closer Walk With Patsy Cline will draw comparisons by some to Ted Swindley’s Always, Patsy Cline [which Infinity Theatre produced a few years ago.] But somehow, A Closer Walk…seems more personal in its own way.”  It runs June 10 – August 6, 2017
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Alternating with Patsy Cline on the C.T.A. mainstage will be Godspell by Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin) which launched Schwartz’ Broadway career. Infinity’s marketing notes that the musical will feature Schwartz’s updated lyrics. Godspell is based primarily on the Gospel of Matthew, with some material from the Gospel of Luke (John-Michael Tebelak wrote the book).  The story takes the form of a series of parables leading to the Last Supper and the Crucifixion. It runs July 1 – July 30, 2017.
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Lorraine Treanor About Lorraine Treanor

Lorraine Treanor has been editor of DC Theatre Scene since 2006. She has produced plays and concerts in her hometown of Chicago, and twice in the Capital Fringe festival. Her daughter Nina Norris is an artist working in Chicago. Life's a blast because she shares it with writer Tim Treanor.

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