The Key West Theater is excited to offer new membership packages for 2017/18 season. If purchased by October 31st, you will receive a fifty percent discount on a variety of memberships with regular pricing beginning at $50. Discounted tickets, 48-hour ticket pre-sales, and exclusive invites are just a few perks of membership.
This season, in addition to the ongoing lineup of reputable touring music acts, will feature three main stage theatrical plays, a series of local musical productions, as well as plays, musicals, and variety shows by the Key West High School Drama Club as part of our School for the Performing Arts, and a variety of one-off shows in our theater’s newly renovated “Back Room” performance space.
Kicking off the theatrical season is what Rolling Stone magazine considers to be the “best rock musical ever,” Hedwig and The Angry Inch by John Cameron Mitchell, with music and lyrics by Stephen Trask. This genre-bending, fourth-wall-smashing musical sensation tells the story of a fictional rock band fronted by an East German singer Hedwig, one of the most unique characters to ever hit the stage.
Opening in February is a coming-of-age tale by local accomplished playwright Michael Marrero called “Alligator Alley” about two childhood friends navigating the dystopian sprawl of Florida City and the wilds of the Everglades. This world premiere play centers on the headstrong Mayer, who relies on both her sense of humor and close friend Becca as she attempts to escape her surroundings and start a new life outside of Florida City.
Closing out the season is Night of the Living Dead by award-winning playwright David Lankford. In this comic-horror love story, Mia and Marshall’s marriage, teetering on the edge of collapse, fights to survive as a zombie pandemic quietly infects the couple’s insular world. Cross-cutting between two distant but parallel nights, Mia and Marshall must confront the most intimate and difficult choices of their lives with both humorous and heartbreaking moments.
In addition to hosting the highly sought after Sunday Ramble concert series, the Key West Theater has teamed up with Ralph de Palma to bring a cultural blend of local talent with a concert series representing multiple musical genres. The season series includes Latin Jazz with Cajun Caribe and the Southernmost Brass, A Night at Full Moon Saloon, A Night of Key West Soul with Coffee Butler, and Earth Day Jam with That Old Hippie Band.
For more information, new announcements and exclusive news, you can sign up for the Key West Theater’s official newsletter at www.thekeywesttheater.com. Membership info can also be found online, as well as our current concert lineup.