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Last season, we brought our once-in-a-generation project to a close with the opening of the Mainstage Theatre Complex, featuring Moe and Jack’s Place – The Rouse Theatre. Now, we’re looking forward to the first full season in our new home with a lineup of shows that exemplifies the best of American theatre and takes advantage of all the enhanced theatre technology our new, state-of-the art facility provides.

Our 2023-24 season promises to inspire, entertain, celebrate our differences and lift up our shared humanity. It features stories that feel familiar, that stand the test of time, and that are fresh and contemporary.


UPCOMING PRODUCTIONS


Vampire Bite

Leading Ladies presents

Dracula
A world premiere

  • By Vanessa Severo in collaboration with Joanie Schultz
  • Feb. 3 – March 3, 2024
  • MOE AND JACK'S PLACE — THE ROUSE THEATRE

Pulsing with humor, humanity and blood-curdling thrills, this bold and highly theatrical world premiere breathes new life and new blood into the most famous vampire story of all time.

Cooking

Johnson Investment Counsel & Clark Schaefer Hackett present

Stew

  • By Zora Howard
  • March 2 – April 7, 2024
  • ROSENTHAL SHELTERHOUSE THEATRE

Three generations of Black women gather in Mama’s kitchen to cook an important meal, and closely held details of their lives rise slowly to the surface.

Brooklyn Bridge

Linda & Gary Greenberg and Andrea & Dr. Edward Herzig present

The Chosen

  • By Aaron Posner and Chaim Potok
  • April 13 – May 12, 2024
  • MOE AND JACK'S PLACE — THE ROUSE THEATRE

This thought-provoking adaptation of Chaim Potok’s classic novel is a heartfelt exploration of Jewish culture and the human ability to reach out across difference.

Motorcycle

Ellen and Ray van der Horst present

Vietgone

  • By Qui Nguyen
  • April 27 – June 2, 2024
  • ROSENTHAL SHELTERHOUSE THEATRE

This all-American love story about two very new Americans reinvents the romantic comedy genre and captures your heart.


PAST PRODUCTIONS


Scrooge

First Financial Bank presents

All-New
A Christmas Carol

  • By Charles Dickens
  • Adapted by Blake Robison
  • Nov. 24 – Dec. 30, 2023
  • MOE AND JACK'S PLACE — THE ROUSE THEATRE

The holiday story you love unfolds in spectacular fashion with a brand-new production specially designed for Moe and Jack’s Place – The Rouse Theatre.

Nun

Late Nite Catechism

  • By Vicki Quade & Maripat Donovan
  • Nov. 4 – Dec. 23, 2023
  • ROSENTHAL SHELTERHOUSE THEATRE

A playful and compassionate send-up of Catholic culture, the audience becomes Sister’s class in this uproarious piece of interactive theatre.

Clyde with a sandwich

Moe & Jack Rouse and Randolph Wadsworth present

Clyde’s

  • By Lynn Nottage
  • Oct. 14 – Nov. 5, 2023
  • MOE AND JACK'S PLACE — THE ROUSE THEATRE

A crew of people recently released from prison find purpose in the art of sandwich making in this witty and inspiring dramedy.

Young mixed-race couple sitting on fire escape of a red brick building.

Sanctuary City

  • By Martyna Majok
  • Sept. 16 – Oct. 22, 2023
  • ROSENTHAL SHELTERHOUSE THEATRE

This unconventional love story about two children of U.S. immigrants fighting to find their place in the world is as timely as it is unforgettable.

Johnny Cash walking down train tracks into sunset.

The Markley Family presents

Ring of Fire:
The Music of Johnny Cash

  • Created by Richard Maltby, Jr.
  • Conceived by William Meade
  • Aug. 26 – Oct. 1, 2023
  • MOE AND JACK'S PLACE — THE ROUSE THEATRE

Celebrate the music of Johnny Cash in this toe-tapping, soul-stirring musical biography.


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Photos feature Amira Danan and Jordan Arredondo as G and B in Sanctuary City, Maiesha McQueen as Clyde in Clyde’s and Andrew May as Scrooge in A Christmas Carol. These photos as well as promotional images for Dracula, Stew and Vietgone by Tony Arrasmith/Arrasmith & Associates.

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