Production History | Signature Theatre

Production History

 

World premiere productions denoted with an asterisk *

Nova Y. Payton, Shayla Simmons and Crystal Joy in “Dreamgirls.”

2012/13 Season

The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas

Book by Larry L. King & Peter Masterson
Music & Lyrics by Carol Hall
Scenic Design Collin Ranney
Costume Design Kathleen Geldard
Lighting Design Colin K. Bills
Sound Design Matt Rowe
Music Direction Gabriel Mangiante
Choreography Karma Camp
Directed by Eric Schaeffer
August 14, 2012 – October 7, 2012

Dying City

By Christopher Shinn
Directed by Matthew Gardiner
Scenic Design Daniel Conway
Costume Design Frank Labovitz
Lighting Design Colin K. Bills
Sound Design Matt Rowe
Original Music Works Peter Lerman
October 2, 2012 – November 25, 2012

Dreamgirls

Book & Lyrics by Tom Eyen
Music by Henry Krieger
Original Broadway Production Directed & Choreographed by Michael Bennett
Orchestrations by Harold Wheeler
Produced on Broadway by Michael Bennett, Robert Avian, Geffen Records & The Shubert Organization
Music Director Jon Kalbfleisch
Co-Choreographer Brianne Camp
Directed & Choreographed by Matthew Gardiner
Scenic Design Adam Koch
Costume Design Frank Labovitz
Lighting Design Chris Lee
Sound Design Matt Rowe
November 13, 2012 – January 13, 2013 (EXTENDED)

Shakespeare’s R&J

Adapted & Directed by Joe Calarco
Scenic Design James Kronzer
Costume Design Kathleen Geldard
Lighting Design Chris Lee
Sound Design Matt Rowe
Production Stage Manager Kerry Epstein
February 5, 2013 – March 3, 2013

Hello, Dolly!

Co-production with Ford’s Theatre
Book by Michael Stewart
Music & Lyrics by Jerry Herman
Based on the play The Matchmaker by Thornton Wilder
Original Production Directed & Choreographed by Gower Champion
Produced by the Broadway Stage for David Merrick & Champion-Five Inc.
Choreography Karma Camp
Directed by Eric Schaeffer
March 15, 2013 – May 18, 2013

The Last Five Years

Written & Composed by Jason Robert Brown
Originally Produced for the New York stage by Arielle Tepper and Marty Bell
Originally Produced by Northlight Theatre Chicago, IL
Directed by Aaron Posner
Music Director William Yanesh
Music Supervisor Jon Kalbfleisch
Set Design Daniel Conway
Costume Design Kathleen Geldard
Lighting Design Andrew F. Griffin
Sound Design Matt Rowe
Production Stage Manager Julie Meyer
April 2, 2013 – April 28, 2013

Company

Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by George Furth
Originally produced and directed on Broadway by Harold Prince
Orchestrations Jonathan Tunick
Directed by Eric Schaeffer
Choreography Matthew Gardiner
Music Direction Jon Kalbfleisch
Scenic Design Daniel Conway
Costume Design Frank Labovitz
Lighting Design Chris Lee
Sound Design Matt Rowe
Production Stage Manager Kerry Epstein
May 21, 2013 – June 30, 2013

Charlie Brady in “Xanadu”

2011/12 Season

The Boy Detective Fails*

Book by Joe Meno

Music & Lyrics by Adam Gwon

Based on novel The Boy Detective Fails by Joe Meno

Scenic Design Derek McLane

Costume Design Kathleen Geldard

Lighting Design Chris Lee

Sound Design Matt Rowe

Orchestrations Andy Einhorn

Music Directon Gabriel Mangiante

Choreographed by Karma Camp

Directed by Joe Calarco
August 25, 2011 – October 16, 2011

The Hollow*

Book by Hunter Foster
Music & Lyrics by Matt Conner
Based on The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving
Scenic Design Derek McLane
Costume Design Kathleen Geldard
Lighting Design Chris Lee
Sound Design Matt Rowe
Orchestrations Michael Morris
Music Directon Gabriel Mangiante
Directed by Matthew Gardiner
August 23, 2011 – October 16, 2011

The Boy Detective Fails and The Hollow are part of The American Musical Voices Project and produced in rep. 

Saturday Night

Book by Julius and Philip Epstein
Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Music Direction Jon Kalbfleisch
Lighting Design Katrina Maurer
Directed by Matthew Gardiner
October 29, 2011 – October 30, 2011

A Second Chance*

Book, Music & Lyrics by Ted Shen
Scenic Design Robert Brill
Costume Design Susan Hilferty
Lighting Design Jennifer Schriever
Sound Design Matt Rowe
Projections Design Rocco DiSanti
Orchestrations Bruce Coughlin
Music Direction Zak Sandler
Directed by Jonathan Butterell
November 15, 2011 – December 11, 2011

Hairspray

Book by Mark O’Donnell and Thomas Meehan
Music by Marc Shaiman
Lyrics by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman
Based on the 1988 film Hairspray by John Waters
Scenic Design Daniel Conway
Costume Design Kathleen Geldard
Lighting Design Colin K. Bills
Sound Design Matt Rowe
Music Direction Jon Kalbfleisch
Choreography Karma Camp and Brianne Camp
Directed by Eric Schaeffer
November 21, 2011 – February 5, 2012 (EXTENDED)

Really Really*

A play by Paul Downs Colaizzo
Directed by Matthew Gardiner
Scenic Design Misha Kachman
Costume Design Kathleen Geldard
Lighting Design Colin K. Bills
Sound Design Matt Rowe
Fight Director Casey Kaleba
New York Casting Stuart Howard & Paul Hardt
Production Stage Manager Julie Meyer
January 31, 2012 – March 25, 2012

Brother Russia*

Book & Lyrics by John Dempsey
Music by Dana Rowe
Scenic Design Misha Kachman
Costume Design Kathleen Geldard
Lighting Design Colin K. Bills
Sound Design Matt Rowe
Orchestrations August Eriksmoen
Music Direction Gabriel Mangiante
Choreography Jodi Moccia
Directed by Eric Schaeffer
March 6, 2012 – April 15, 2012

God of Carnage

By Yasmina Reza
Translated by Christopher Hampton
Scenic Design James Kronzer
Costume Design Kathleen Geldard
Lighting Design Colin K. Bills
Sound Design Matt Rowe
Directed by Joe Calarco
April 10, 2012 – June 24, 2012

Xanadu

Book by Douglas Carter Beane
Music & Lyrics by Jeff Lynne & John Farrar
Based on the 1980 Universal Pictures film
Directed & Choreographed by Matthew Gardiner
May 8, 2012 – July 1, 2012

2010/11 Season

Jeremy Kushnier in Chess

Chess

Book by Richard Nelson
Music by Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson
Lyrics by Tim Rice
Directed by Eric Schaeffer
Choreography Karma Camp
Scenic Design Daniel Conway
Costume Design Kathleen Geldard
Lighting Design Chris Lee
Sound Design Matt Rowe
August 10 – October 3, 2010 (EXTENDED)

A Fox On The Fairway*

Directed by John Rando
Starring Holly Twyford
Scenic Design James Kronzer
Costume Design Kathleen Geldard
Lighting Design Colin K. Bills
Sound Design Matt Rowe
October 12 – November 14, 2010

Walter Cronkite Is Dead*

Written and Directed by Joe Calarco
Scenic Design James Kronzer
Costume Design Kathleen Geldard
Lighting Design Chris Lee
Sound Design Matt Rowe
October 26 – December 26, 2010 (EXTENDED)

Sunset Boulevard

Book and Lyrics by Don Black and Christopher Hampton
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Based on the Billy Wilder Film Sunset Boulevard
Directed by Eric Schaeffer
Choreography Karma Camp
Scenic Design Daniel Conway
Costume Design Kathleen Geldard
Lighting Design Howell Binkley
Sound Design Matt Rowe
Video Design Matthew Gardiner
December 7, 2010 – February 13, 2011

And The Curtain Rises*

Book by Michael Slade
Music by Joseph Thalken
Lyrics by Mark Campbell
Directed by Kristin Hanggi
Music Directed by Boko Suzuki
Choreography Josh Walden
Scenic Design Beowulf Boritt
Costume Design Kathleen Geldard
Lighting Design Colin K. Bills
Sound Design Matt Rowe
Orchestrations Joseph Thalken
March 17 – April 10, 2011

Art

By Yasmina Reza
Translated by Christopher Hampton
Directed by Matthew Gardiner
Scenic Design James Kronzer
Costume Design Kathleen Geldard
Lighting Design Mark Lanks
Sound Design Matt Rowe
March 29 – May 22, 2011

Side By Side By Sondheim

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Additional Music by Leonard Bernstein, Mary Rodgers, Richard Rodgers and Jule Styne
Directed and Choreographed by Matthew Gardiner
Music Direction by Jon Kalbfleisch
Scenic Design Misha Kachman
Costume Design Kathleen Geldard
Lighting Design Colin K. Bills
Sound Design Matt Rowe
April 26 – June 12, 2011

2009/10 Season 

Emily Skinner in Dirty Blonde

Dirty Blonde

A Play with Music by Claudia Shear
Directed by Jeremy Skidmore
August 11 – October 4, 2009

First You Dream: The Kander & Ebb Concert

Music by John Kander
Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Directed by Eric Schaeffer
September 10 – 27, 2009

Show Boat

Music by Jerome Kern
Book and Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Based on the Novel Show Boat by Edna Ferber
Directed by Eric Schaeffer
November 10, 2009 – January 17, 2010

I Am My Own Wife

Written by Doug Wright
Directed by Alan Paul
January 12 – March 7, 2010

Sweeney Todd

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by Hugh Wheeler
Based on the Play by Christopher Bond
Directed by Eric Schaeffer
February 9 – April 4, 2010

[title of show]

Music and Lyrics by Jeff Bowen
Book by Hunter Bell
Directed by Matthew Gardiner
March 30 – June 20, 2010

Sycamore Trees*

Book, Music and Lyrics by Ricky Ian Gordon
Directed by Tina Landau
May 18 – June 13, 2010

2008/09 Season

The cast of Les Misérables

Ace

Book and Lyrics by Robert Taylor and Richard Oberacker
Music by Richard Oberacker
Directed by Eric Schaeffer
August 27 – September 28, 2008

The Lieutenant Of Inishmore

By Martin McDonagh
Directed by Jeremy Skidmore
September 23 – November 16, 2008

Les Misérables

A musical by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg
Based on a novel by Victor Hugo
Music by Claude-Michel Schönberg
Lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer
Original French Text by Alain Boublil and Jean-Marc Natel
Additional material by James Fenton
Orchestrations by John Cameron
Musical Direction by Jon Kalbfleisch
Choreographed by Karma Camp
Directed by Eric Schaeffer
December 2, 2008 – February 22, 2009 (EXTENDED)

The Little Dog Laughed

By Douglas Carter Beane
Directed by Michael Baron
January 13 – March 15, 2009 (EXTENDED)

See What I Wanna See

Words and Music by Michael John LaChiusa
Based on Short Stories by Ryunosuke Akutagawa
As translated by Takashi Kojima
Directed by Helen Hayes nominee Matthew Gardiner
April 7 – May 31, 2009 (EXTENDED)

Giant*

Music and Lyrics by Michael John LaChiusa
Book by Sybille Pearson
Based on the novel by Edna Ferber
April 28 – May 31, 2009

Anyone Can Whistle: A Benefit Concert

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by Arthur Laurents
Directed by Eric Schaeffer
October 6, 2008

2007/08 Season

Natascia Diaz as Aurora with the ensemble in Kiss of the Spider Woman.

Merrily We Roll Along

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by George Furth
Based on the play by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart
Directed by Eric Schaeffer
September 4 – October 14, 2007

The Word Begins*

Written and Performed by Steve Connell And Sekou (Tha Misfit)
Directed and Developed by Robert Egan
October 2 – December 2, 2007

The Studio

Written, Directed, and Choreographed by Christopher D’amboise
November 6 – December 9, 2007 (extended)

Glory Days*

Music and Lyrics by Nick Blaemire
Book by James Gardiner
Directed by Eric Schaeffer
January 15 – February 17, 2008

Kander & Ebb Celebration

Kiss Of The Spider Woman

Music by John Kander
Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Book by Terrence McNally
Based on the novel by Manuel Puig
Directed by Eric Schaeffer
March 11 – April 20, 2008

The Happy Time

Music by John Kander
Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Book by N. Richard Nash
Based on a play by Samuel Taylor
Directed by Michael Unger
April 1 – June 1, 2008

The Visit

Book by Terrence Mcnally
Music by John Kander
Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Based on the play The Visit by Friedrich Dürrenmatt
Choreographed by Ann Reinking
Directed by Frank Galati
May 13 – June 22, 2008

2006/07 Season

Marc Kudisch & the cast of The Witches of Eastwick

My Fair Lady

Book and Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner
Music by Frederick Loewe
September 26 – November 26, 2006

Into The Woods

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by James Lapine
January 11 – February 25, 2007

Crave

By Sarah Kane
Directed by Jeremy Skidmore
January 30 – April 1, 2007

Saving Aimee*

Book and Lyrics by Kathie Lee Gifford
Music by David Pomeranz and David Friedman
Directed by Eric Schaeffer
April 10 – May 13, 2007

Nest*

By Bathsheba Doran
Directed by Joe Calarco
April 24 – June 24, 2007

The Witches Of Eastwick (American Premiere)

Book and Lyrics by John Dempsey
Music by Dana P. Rowe
Based on the novel by John Updike and The Warner Bros. Motion Picture
Directed by Eric Schaeffer
June 5 – July 15, 2007

2005/06 Season

Will Gartshore & the cast of Urinetown

Urinetown

By Mark Hollman and Greg Kotis
Directed by Joe Calarco
August 16 – October 16, 2005

Yemaya’s Belly

By Quiara Alegría Hudes
Directed by Rick Desrochers
November 8 – December 18, 2005

Nevermore*

Music by Matt Conner
Book by Grace Barnes
Directed by Eric Schaeffer
January 10 – February 26, 2006

The Sex Habits Of American Women

By Julie Marie Myatt
Directed by Michael Baron
March 28 – May 7, 2006

Assassins

By Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman
Directed by Joe Calarco
May 30 – July 30, 2006

2004/05 Season

Matt Conner, Steven Gregory Smith & Steven Cupo in Pacific Overtures

One Red Flower*

By Paris Barclay
August 17 – October 3, 2004

The Highest Yellow*

By Michael John Lachiusa and John Strand
October 26 – December 12, 2004

Fallen From Proust*

By Norman Allen
January 11 – February 20, 2005

Ten Unknowns

By Jon Robin Baitz
March 15 – April 24, 2005

Pacific Overtures

By Stephen Sondheim, John Weidman and Hugh Wheeler
May 17 – July 3, 2005

2003/04 Season

Twentieth Century

Tracy Lynn Olivera in Allegro

By Ben Hecht and Charles Macarthur
Adaptation by Ken Ludwig
August 19 – September 28, 2003

A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum

By Stephen Sondheim
October 28 – December 14, 2003

Allegro

By Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II
Book Adaptation by Joe Dipietro
January 6 – February 22, 2004

Elegies: A Song Cycle

By William Finn
March 23 – May 9, 2004

The Blue Room

By David Hare
June 1 – July 11, 2004

2002/03 Season

The ensemble in Follies

What The Butler Saw

By Joe Orton
September 3 – October 20, 2002

The Christmas Carol Rag*

by Norman Allen
November 12 -December 29, 2002

110 In The Shade

By Harvey Schmidt, Tom Jones, N. Richard Nash
January 21 – March 9, 2003

Follies

By Stephen Sondheim
April 1 – June 1, 2003

Donna Q*

By Paulette Laufer
June 17 – July 27, 2003

Mack And Mabel: In Concert

By Jerry Herman
June 18 – 22, 2003

2001/02 Season

Rick Hammerly & the cast of Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Grand Hotel

By Luther Davis, Robert Wright, George Forrest, Maury Yeston
August 21 – October 7, 2001

Zander’s Boat

By Grace Barnes
October 30 – December 9, 2001

The Gospel According To Fishman*

By Michael Lazar, Richard Oberacker
January 8 – February 24, 2002

Hedwig & The Angry Inch

By John Cameron Mitchell, Stephen Trask
March 19 – May 12, 2002

The Diaries*

By John Strand
June 4 – July14, 2002

The Rink: In Concert

Book by Terrence McNally
Music by John Kander
Lyrics by Fred Ebb
June 19-23, 2002

2000/01 Season

Lauren Kennedy & the cast of The Rhythm Club

The Rhythm Club*

By Chad Bequelin, Matt Sklar
September 5 – October 22, 2000

In The Absence Of Spring*

By Joe Calarco
November 7 – December 17, 2000

Gypsy

By Jule Styne, Stephen Sondheim, Arthur Laurents
January 9 – February 25, 2001

In The Garden*

By Norman Allen
March 13 – April 29, 2001

Putting It Together

By Stephen Sondheim
May 22 – July 8, 2001

Company In Concert

By Stephen Sondheim, George Furth
June 20-24, 2001

1999/00 Season

The cast of Side Show

Angels In America, Part Two: Perestroika

By Tony Kushner
July 14 – August 22, 1999

Sweeney Todd

By Stephen Sondheim, Hugh Wheeler
September 7 – November 13, 1999

Floyd Collins

By Adam Guettel And Tina Landau
January 4 – February 13, 2000

Available Light*

By Heather McDonald
March 7 – April 16, 2000

Side Show

By Bill Russell And Henry Krieger
May 9 – June 18, 2000

1998/99 Season

Dorothy Loudon and Mario Cantone in Over & Over

A Little Night Music

By Hugh Wheeler and Stephen Sondheim
August 18 – October 4, 1998

Nijinsky’s Last Dance*

By Norman Allen
November 3 – December 13, 1998

Over & Over*

Music by John Kander
Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Book by Joseph Stein
January 6 – February 14, 1999

Tell Me On A Sunday

By Andrew Lloyd Webber and Don Black
March 16 – April 25, 1999

Angels In America, Part One: Millennium Approaches

By Tony Kushner
May 25 – July 3, 1999

1997/98 Season

Monica Pege, Amy McWilliams & Juan Rivera in Working

Never The Sinner

By John Logan
August 19 – September 30, 1997

Working

By Stephen Schwartz and Nina Faso
October 28 – December 7, 1997

Shooting In Madrid*

By Tug Yourgrau
January 6 – February 23, 1998

The Fix

Book and Lyrics by John Dempsey
Music by Dana P. Rowe
March 17 – May 10, 1998

A Stephen Sondheim Evening

The Music and Lyrics of Stephen Sondheim
May 26 – July 5, 1998

1996/97 Season

The Rink

The Rink

Book by Terrence Mcnally
Music by John Kander
Lyrics by Fred Ebb
August 21 – October 6, 1996

Three Nights In Tehran*

By John Strand
November 15 – December 22, 1996

No Way To Treat A Lady

By Douglas Cohen
January 22 – March 2, 1997

Melville Slept Here*

By Norman Allen
March 28 – May 4, 1997

Sunday In The Park With George

By Stephen Sondheim & James Lapine
April 12 – June 15, 1997

1995/96 Season

Steven Cupo in Cabaret

Cabaret

Music by John Kander
Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Book by Joe Masteroff
August 23 – October 22, 1995

A Grand Night For Singing

By Rodgers & Hammerstein
November 15 – December 23, 1995

Taking My Life In Your Hands*

By Paulette Laufer
January17 – February 18, 1996

Four Dogs And a Bone

By John Patrick Shanley
February 28 – March 31, 1996

Passion

By Stephen Sondheim & James Lapine
April 23 – June 30, 1996

1994/95 Season

The cast of Into the Woods

Into The Woods

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by James Lapine
August 28 – October 23, 1994

Otabenga*

By John Strand
November 16 – December 17, 1994

Poor Super Man

By Brad Fraser
January 17 – February 11, 1995

First Lady Suite

By Michael John LaChiusa
March 14 – April 15, 1995

Lu Ann Hampton Laverty Oberlander

By Preston Jones
May 9 – June 10, 1995

Here To Stay

May 20 – June 17, 1995

1993/94 Season

Dana Krueger in Wings – The Musical

Company

By Stephen Sondheim & George Furth
October 19 – November 27, 1993

Raft Of The Medusa

By Joe Pintauro
January 11 – March 5, 1994

Vera*

By Roland Reed
January 18 – March 4, 1994

Abundance

By Beth Henley
March 15 – April 23, 1994

Wings – The Musical

By Jeffrey Lunden & Arthur Perlman
May 10 – June 18, 1994

1992/93 Season

Assassins

Assassins

By Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman
August 20 – October 3, 1992

Unidentified Human Remains And The True Nature Of Love

By Brad Fraser
February 3 – 27, 1993

Our Country’s Good

By Timberlake Wertenbaker
April 21 – May 22, 1993

1991/92 Season

Donna Migliaccio & Norm Lewis in Sweeney Todd

Sweeney Todd

By Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler
August 27 – September 21, 1991

Eagle River*

By Paulette Laufer
January 8 – February 1, 1992

The Wall Of Water

By Sherry Kramer
April 1 – 25, 1992

The Last Meeting Of The Knights Of The White Magnolia

By Preston Jones
June 24 – July 18, 1992

1990/91 Season

Millfire

By Sally Nemeth
October 9-27, 1990

A Life In The Theater

By David Mamet
February 12 – March 2, 1991

Les Liasons Dangereuses

By Christopher Hampton
April 10 -27, 1991