Slow Burn Theatre Co.’s 2023-24 season at the Broward Center’s Amaturo Theater features epic fairytales that will take audiences into the woods and under the sea with poignant stories of faith, love and acceptance.
The season begins with “Into the Woods,” Oct. 14 – 29, the Tony-winning blockbuster from Stephen Sondheim and James Lapin. Cinderella, Rapunzel, Little Red Riding Hood, the Baker and his wife, and Jack and the beanstalk are caught up in an epic fairytale about wishes, family and the choices we make in life.
Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen's most beloved stories and the classic animated film, “Disney’s The Little Mermaid,” Dec. 16 – 31. This splashy musical extravaganza put the “sea” in the holiday season with a love story for the ages. When Ariel, King Triton's youngest daughter, wishes to pursue the human Prince Eric in the world above, she bargains with the evil sea witch, Ursula, to trade her tail for legs, but the bargain is not what it seems.
Next up is “Sister Act,” Feb. 3 – 18. Based on the 1992 film and featuring original music by Tony- and eight-time Oscar® winner, Alan Menken (“Newsies,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “Little Shop of Horrors”), this heavenly hit is filled with the sounds of Motown, soul and disco, and was nominated for five Tony Awards, including best musical.
Winner of the Drama Desk Award for best new musical, “The Prom,” March 23 – April 7, follows four eccentric Broadway stars who are on a mission to transform lives when they discover the plight of a student who just wants to bring her girlfriend to prom. Soon her entire small town has a date with destiny.
The season concludes with a return to the ocean – specifically a pineapple under the sea – in “Spongebob the Musical,” June 8 – 23. Adapted from the iconic Nickelodeon series, SpongeBob, Patrick, Sandy, Squidward and all of Bikini Bottom face total annihilation — until a most unexpected hero rises to take center stage and the power of optimism saves the world.
For more information and tickets, go to SlowBurnTheatre.org.