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  • Music Theater Works is a professional non-profit theater company featuring a colorful repertoire including operetta, the Golden Age of Broadway, the Great American Songbook, and modern classics since 1980.

    Current season ticket holders may renew for the 2024 season through Oct 19.
    Public subscription sales begin Fri, Oct. 20 at 12 p.m.
    and single tickets for 2024 productions go on sale Tue, Jan. 23, 2024 at 12 p.m.

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    Music Theater Works offers a four-show, three-show and flex pass subscriptions.

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    Flex Pass
    You may order four or three tickets and use them for any of the productions in the gold and platinum seating areas.
    You do not need to pick the production today, just the number of subscriptions and may redeem the tickets for one show or several.

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    Click here to read about the 2024 Season!


    Music Theater Works has officially announced the 2023 Season! The season launches with the Tony Award-winning musical comedy AVENUE Q, March 9 – April 2, 2023, followed by the classic PIPPIN, June 1 – June 25, 2023, then the hilarious antics of MEL BROOKS’ THE PRODUCERS, August 11 – August 21, 2023, the beautiful LERNER AND LOEWE’S BRIGADOON, October 19 – November 12, 2023 and the season concludes with the fan favorite SHREK: THE MUSICAL, December 21 – December 31, 2023.

    Lerner and Loewe’s Brigadoon
    Book and Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner
    Music by Frederick Loewe
    Original Dances Created by Agnes DeMille
    October 19 – November 12, 2023


    Audiences will get lost in Lerner and Loewe’s Brigadoon with the hero, heroine and the wonderful residents of this mythical place singing such standards as “Almost Like Being In Love,” “Come to Me, Bend to Me” and “Heather on the Hill,” made famous by the classic MGM film and numerous productions, each more beloved than the last.

    Shrek: The Musical
    Book and Lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire
    Music by Jeanine Tesori
    December 21 – December 31, 2023


    Based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film, Shrek: The Musical brings the favorite animated characters to life, from Fiona to Donkey to the Gingerbread Cookie’s ongoing fights with The Muffin Man. Winning Tony Awards for Best Musical, Best Book and Best Original Score, there’s more to this story than meets the ears.


    Music Theater Works is proud to announce its 2024 season of beginning with 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, March 7 – 31, 2024, followed by Carousel, August 8 – August 18, 2024, Production 3 – TBA, October 24 – November 17, 2024 and concludes with Legally Blonde, December 19 – 29, 2024.
    Current season ticket holders may renew for the 2024 season through October 19.
    Public subscription sales begin Friday, Oct. 20 at 12 p.m.
    and single tickets for 2024 productions go on sale Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2024 at 12 p.m.

    Music and Lyrics by William Finn
    Book by Rachel Sheinkin
    Directed and Choreographed by Christopher Pazdernik
    Music Directed by Michael McBride
    March 7 – March 31, 2024

    Winner of the Tony and the Drama Desk Awards for Best Book, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee has won the hearts of theatergoers across the country with its mix of wit, wills, and audience participation. Join this group of unique and dedicated students as they compete for the spelling bee championship that celebrates the pursuit of the ultimate prize while finding the joy of being oneself.

    Music by Richard Rodgers
    Book and Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
    Directed by Sasha Gerritson
    Choreographed by Andrew Waters
    August 08 – 18, 2024

    Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel was voted best musical of the 20th Century by “Time Magazine.” Find out why this beloved musical that includes the songs “If I Loved
    You,” “You’ll Never Walk Alone,” and “Soliloquy” has become one of the most powerful and moving classics in the Broadway canon.

    Production #3 – TBA
    Co-Directed and Choreographed by Producing Director Kyle A. Dougan and Lexie Bailey
    Music Directed by Linda Madonia
    October 24 – November 17, 2024

    Production 3 will be announced October 16, 2023.

    Legally Blonde: The Musical
    Lyrics and Music by Laurence O’Keefe and Nell Benjamin
    Written by Heather Hach
    Directed by Sasha Gerritson
    Music Directed by Michael McBride and Linda Madonia
    Choreographed by Mollyanne Nunn
    December 19 – December 29, 2024

    This much fun should be illegal! Legally Blonde: The Musical, based on the cult classic film, shares the story of Elle Woods and her faithful pup, Bruiser on their journey from Southern California roots to the hallowed halls of Harvard Law School. Join Elle as she learns life’s important lessons on the subjects of love, friendship, the law, and self-respect.


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    Free unlimited exchanges for all subscribers. A single ticket purchase may exchange their ticket for another performance of the same production for a fee of $8.

    If Music Theater Works cancels or postpones a show, customers may exchange to another performance of the same production (subject to availability) or receive a credit on their account, which they can use for any other production or subscription.