2013 Summer Season

SpamalotMonty Python’s
Spamalot
June 12 – 16

The Tony Award-winning Best Musical is a witty and raucous re-telling of the legend of King Arthur, “lovingly ripped off” from the film “Monty Python and the Holy Grail.” A team of brilliant comic actors will wring every laugh from this outrageously silly extravaganza. Get your coconuts ready!

Book and Lyrics by ERIC IDLE
Music by JOHN DU PREZ & ERIC IDLE
A new musical lovingly ripped off from the motion picture “Monty Python and the Holy Grail”
From the original screenplay by Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin
Original Broadway Production produced by Boyett Ostar Productions, The Shubert Organization, Arielle Tepper Madover, Stephanie McClelland/Lawrence Horowitz, Elan V McAllister/Allan S. Gordon, Independent Producers Network, Roy Furman, GRS Associates, Jam Theatricals, TGA Entertainment, Live Nation

MTWichita Premiere
Rated PG-13

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Les MisérablesBoublil and Schönberg’s
Les Misérables
June 26 – 30

Ever since its debut in London, this has become one of the most beloved musicals in the repertoire. In response to the new film version of this powerful epic, MTWichita has been granted permission to stage a return visit of the triumphantly received stage version we created in 2008, for 7 performances only. Do you hear the people sing?

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
Adapted and originally directed by TREVOR NUNN and JOHN CAIRD
Orchestrations by JOHN CAMERON
Original London Production by CAMERON MACKINTOSH
and THE ROYAL SHAKESPEARE COMPANY

Rated PG

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The King and IRodgers and Hammerstein’s
The King and I
July 10 – 14

A summer at Music Theatre would be incomplete without at least one lavish re-mounting of a beloved classic. It’s been more than a decade since we’ve offered this glorious Rodgers and Hammerstein creation. The true story of the clash of wills and cultures between an English schoolteacher and a Siamese monarch is rich with memorable songs like “Hello, Young Lovers,” “We Kiss in a Shadow,” “Getting to Know You,” “Shall We Dance?” and “Something Wonderful.”

Music by RICHARD RODGERS
Book and Lyrics by OSCAR HAMMERSTEIN II
Based on “Anna and the King of Siam” by Margaret Landon
Original Choreography by Jerome Robbins

Rated G

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Betty Blue EyesBetty Blue Eyes
July 24 – 28

From the creators of HONK!, George Stiles and Anthony Drewe, comes this critically praised new musical comedy, based on the droll British film “A Private Function.” Set in 1947 England, when Princess Elizabeth’s forthcoming royal wedding is to be cause for celebratory banquets, a meat-deprived village wages internal subterfuge
to abscond with a prize pig named Betty.

Music Theatre of Wichita Presents
Betty Blue Eyes

Book by RON COWEN and DANIEL LIPMAN
Music by GEORGE STILES  Lyrics by ANTHONY DREWE

Based on the HANDMADE film ‘A PRIVATE FUNCTION’
and the original story by Alan Bennett and Malcolm Mowbray

Adapted from the screenplay by ALAN BENNETT

Originally produced in London by CAMERON MACKINTOSH

U.S. Premiere
Rated PG

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Mary PoppinsMusic Theatre of Wichita’s production of
Disney’s & Cameron Mackintosh’s
Mary Poppins
August 9 – 11 & 14 – 18

The Disney Company, in partnership with Cameron Mackintosh, has agreed to allow MTWichita to be one of the first theatres in the country to develop its own production of this all-family classic. The beloved songs from the film, including “Chim Chim Cheree,” “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious,” “Feed the Birds,” and “A Spoonful of Sugar,” have been expanded and enhanced with new material from Stiles and Drewe (HONK!).

A Musical based on the stories of  P.L. Travers and the Walt Disney  Film
Original Music and Lyrics  by Richard M.  Sherman and Robert B. Sherman
Book by Julian  Fellowes
New Songs and Additional Music and  Lyrics by George Stiles  and Anthony Drewe
Co-Created by Cameron  Mackintosh
Originally Produced by  Cameron  Mackintosh and Thomas  Schumacher for Disney

 

Regional Premiere
Rated G

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* All titles and dates may be subject to change.