The upcoming theater season 2022-2023

Bet you can’t wait for fall: cooler temperatures, lower humidity and the start of the 2022-2023 theater season.

Almost all local theaters have announced their upcoming season.

There’s a wide range to choose from, with offbeat new shows, audience-friendly musicals and well-known favourites.

From mindless comedies to sophisticated fare, the offer is wide and varied and there is something for everyone.

Musicals ranging from “Sweeney Todd” to “Cabaret” to “Footloose”.

Plays by Oscar Wilde, Neil Simon, August Wilson, Mark St. Germain.

Here’s a list of what’s coming. (Remember to check with theaters as dates and shows are subject to change.)

FORT MYERS

BROADWAY PALM

1380 Colonial Bvld. 239-278-4422 or www.broadwaypalm.com

MAIN STAGE

» Broadway Palm through the decades 26 Aug-Oct 1

» A chorus line 7 Oct-Nov 12

» Irving Berlin’s white Christmas 18 Nov-Dec 30

» Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat 6 Jan-Feb 11

» Jersey boys February 17 – April 9

» sister act April 14 – May 20

» Unbound May 26 – July 1

» Disney’s The Little Mermaid 7 Jul-Aug 12

THE OFF BROADWAY PALM THEATER

» Not now darling 22 Sept-Nov 5

» Ha! Ha! Hey! The holiday show 10 Nov-Dec 25

» Just Desserts: A Musical Bake-Off 12 Jan-Feb 18

» Double Wide Texas February 23 – April 9

» Always a bridesmaid April 18 – May 20

BROADWAY PALM CHILDREN THEATER

» Grace to the President Selected matinees 15.10.-11.11. 10

» Santa the Musical Selected Matinees Nov-Dec 29 24

» Bob Marley’s Three Little Birds Selected matinees from April 21st to May 19th

» How I became a pirate Selected matinees from June 2nd to 30th

FLORIDA REPERTORY THEATER

2267 Bay St. 239-332-4488 or www.floridarep.org

HISTORICAL ARCADE THEATER

» Incident at Our Lady of Perpetual Help 25 Oct-Nov 13

» And then there weren’t any more 29 Nov-Dec 18

» ripcord 10-29 January

» At the Golden Pond February 14 – March 5

» Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash March 21 – April 16

ARTSTAGE STUDIOTHEATRE

» Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grille 20 Sept-Oct 30

» Freud’s last session 13 Dec-Jan fifteen

» The importance of being serious January 31 – March 5

» lobby hero April 18 – May 21

FLORIDA LABORATORY THEATER

1634 Woodford Avenue 218-0481 or www.laboratorytheaterflorida.com

» fair view August 5th to 20th

» The game that goes wrong 16 Sept-Oct 9

» 24 hour playwriting project 22 Oct

» The Thanksgiving Game 4th-20th November

» Is not wrongdoing 9 Dec-Jan fifteen

» Sweeney Todd February 10 – March 11

» pass March 21 – April 16

NEW PHOENIX THEATER

13211 McGregor Blvd. 239-284-5214 or www.newphoenixtheatrefortmyers.org

The New Phoenix Theater has not yet announced its 22-23 season.

THEATER CONSPIRACY

10091 McGregor Blvd. 239-939-2787 or www.artinlee.org

» clown bar 18-28 August

» August Wilson’s Piano Lesson 20-29 October

» The car park 8th-18th December

» Faceless 19-29 January

» Written the last show 16-26 February

» The Hatter’s Wife 16-26 March

NORTH FORT MYERS

PLAYERS CIRCLE THEATER

16554 Cleveland Ave. North Fort Myers (inside the Shell Factory) 239-800-3292 or www.playerscircletheater.com

» Murder at the Howard Johnsons 25 Oct-Nov 13

» The lady with all the answers 29 Nov-Dec 18

» admissions 3rd-22nd January

» I love you, you are perfect, now change February 7th to 26th

» The cocktail hour March 14 – April 2

» The foreigner 18-27 April

NAPLES

GULFSHORE THEATER

755 8th Avenue South 239-261-7529 or www.gulfshoreplayhouse.org

» 26 miles 13th-30th October

» Steel magnolias 10 Nov-Dec 4

» mud row 7th-29th January

» Camelot February 11 – March 12

» Barefoot in the park March 25 – April 16

» morning after grace April 29 – May 14

THE PLAYERS OF NAPLES

701 5th Ave. South 239.263.7990 or www.naplesplayers.org

BLACKBURN HALL

» Happy Spirit 28 Sept-Oct 23

» A Christmas song 23 Nov-Dec 18

» The game is in progress January 11th to February 5th

» The sound of music March 1 – April 2

TOBYE STUDIO

» By the way, meet Vera Stark 19 Oct – 6 Nov

» Southern comfort 30 Nov-Dec 18

THE STUDIO PLAYERS

Joan Jenks Auditorium at the Golden Gate Community Center 4701 Golden Gate Parkway 239-398-9192 or www.thestudioplayers.org

» beer for breakfast 23 Sept-Oct 9

» Other desert cities 25 Nov-Dec 18

» You have to know 20 Jan-2 Jan Feb 5

» Save Kitty 10-26 March

» Murder at the Howard Johnsons May 19 – June 14

THEATREZONE G&L Theater at the Community School of Naples 13275 Livingston Road 888-966-3352 x.1 or www.theatre.zone

» home for the holidays 9th-11th December

» A Little Night Music 12-22 January

» Escape to Margaritaville February 9-19

» The farewell girl March 9-19

» rock of times April 27 – May 7

PORT CHARLOTTE

THE CHARLOTTE PLAYERS

1182 Market Circle 941-255-1022 or www.charlotteplayers.org

» The 39 steps September 9th to 18th

» happy spirit 7th-16th October

» rumours 3rd-13th November

» The Belles Take the Big Easy 12-22 January

» How the other half loves February 9th to 26th

» Murder on the Orient Express March 16 – April 2

» Love, lies and the doctor’s dilemma 20th-30th April

» At seven in the morning 12-21 May

SARASOTA

ASOLO REPERTORY THEATER

5555 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota 941-351-8000 or www.asolorep.org

» cabaret 16 Nov-Dec 31

» Ken Ludwig’s The Three Musketeers January 11 – March 26

» The silent sky January 19 – March 5

» Chicken & Cookies February 15 – April 13

» Incident at Our Lady of Perpetual Help March 15 – April 22

» Man from La Mancha May 10 – June 11

MUNICIPAL THEATER

1487 Second Street 941-321-1397 or www.urbanitetheatre.com The Urbanite Theater announces its August season.

WEST COAST BLACK THEATER TROUBLE

1012 North Orange Avenue 941-366-1505 or www.westcoastblacktheatre.org

» boys and dolls 5 Oct-Nov 20

» The Black Birth by Langston Hughes 30 Nov-Dec 23

» Fly west 4 Jan-Feb 12

» dream girl February 22 – April 9

» Big Sexy: The Fats Waller Revue April 19 – May 28

» The Soul Crooners with Sistas on behalf of the soul July 30 Sold out

VENICE

THE VENICE THEATRE

140 Tampa Ave. West 941-488-1115 or www.venicetheatre.org

» god’s country September 9th to 25th

» The revolutionaries 16 Sept-Oct 2

» Arabian Nights 7th-16th October

» Kinky boots 21 Oct-21 Oct Nov 20

» Xanadu 18 Nov-Dec 20

» A Christmas song 9 Nov-Dec 20

» Up on the Roof: The Music of Carole King and James Taylor 13 Jan-Feb 5

» The Cemetery Association 20 Jan-2 Jan Feb 12

» gypsy February 24 – March 26

» roe 3rd-19th March

» little woman March 31 – April 23

» death of a seller April 28 – May 14

» Lizzie Stranton 5th-21st May

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