3 Musicals, 2 World Premieres, 1 Pulitzer Prize-winning American Classic—all at The Flint Repertory Theatre, Mid-Michigan’s place for stories celebrating the diverse American experience.
The Flint Repertory Theatre offers an eclectic season of world premiere plays and musicals and innovative interpretations of theatrical classics.
We begin our season with one of the greatest American plays of all time, Arthur Miller’s DEATH OF A SALESMAN, starring one of Broadway’s most accomplished and exciting actors, two-time Tony Award® nominee Lewis J. Stadlen as Willy Loman.
In November, the Rep takes over The Capitol Theatre with an explosive theatrical concert version of THE WHO’S TOMMY IN CONCERT, featuring a cast of Broadway and Michigan performers to bring Pete Townshend’s electric rock musical to life. Join us for this once in a lifetime theatrical event!
In February, we produce the World Premiere of Nandita Shenoy’s hilarious play THE FUTURE IS FEMALE…, a sharp, biting comedy about a group of women at an all-female retreat that asks whether adopting the enemy’s playbook is really the path to freedom.
Our annual NEW WORKS FESTIVAL brings cutting-edge work by playwrights and composers from all over the country to Flint for a thrilling week of staged readings.
Spring brings the highly anticipated and long-awaited world premiere musical, THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN book and lyrics by Gordon Leary and music by Julia Meinwald. This innovative new musical explores the inner lives of the 1996 U.S. Women’s Gymnastics Team as they capture the nation’s imagination while competing for Olympic Gold. Delayed because of the pandemic, we couldn’t be more excited to finally bring this exciting musical to life.
We end our season with a bold new production of the landmark musical, RAGTIME, recipient of the 1998 Tony Award® for best Book and Original Score. Rediscover the American dream through an intimate reimagining of a unique and powerful portrait of America at the turn of the 20th century.
This season’s bold mix of contemporary and classic work continues the conversation between our artists and audiences exploring where we’ve come from and where we are now. This season, Flint Repertory Theatre renews its commitment to create work that sparks joy, provokes thought, and lead our artists and audiences into rich conversations between them and the rest of the world.
We look forward to seeing you at the theatre!
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by Arthur Miller
Directed by Michael Lluberes
September 23 – October 9, 2022
AN AMERICAN MASTERPIECE Starring two-time Tony Award ® nominee for featured actor in a musical and actor in a play, Lewis J. Stadlen.
Death of a Salesman, long considered one of the best plays of the 20th century, chronicles Willy Loman’s fight for attention and respect as he crumbles under the weight of the American Dream. This emotionally gripping American classic about fathers and sons, promise and anguish, loyalty and loss, is as relevant today as it was when it received the 1949 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and Tony Award ® for Best Play.
Book by Pete Townshend and Des McAnuff
Music and Lyrics by Pete Townshend
Additional Music and Lyrics by John Entwistle and Keith Moon
Directed by Devanand Janki
EXPLOSIVE ROCK MUSICAL
FLINT REPERTORY THEATRE AT THE CAPITOL
The Who’s Tommy takes the storied 1969 concept album by The Who and transforms it into an exhilarating musical. Iconic songs such as “Pinball Wizard,” “See Me, Feel Me,” “Acid Queen” and others shape Tommy’s journey from outcast to celebrated pinball wizard. This electrifying evening of rock and roll includes a cast of Broadway performers and your favorite Michigan actors.
By Nandita Shenoy
WORLD PREMIERE COMEDY Developed in Flint Repertory Theatre’s 2022 New Works Festival
How far would you go to ensure your political party’s future?
Set in the not-too-distant future, this comic send-up of wellness spas and self-empowerment retreats focuses on four women who reflect on what’s needed to be seen as fully female. Throughout their week-long journey at the Future is Freedom Retreat, the women bond over their collective dislike of naming their sleeping quarters in honor of the female goddess within, changing their diets to enhance their womanly cycles, and an overwhelming desire to ingest copious amounts of meat and gluten. All the while, the women are unsuspecting players in a plot to foil the conservative governmental forces through ‘divine femininity’.
Book & Lyrics by Gordon Leary
Music by Julia Meinwald
WORLD PREMIERE MUSICAL
Developed in The Flint Repertory Theatre’s 2019 New Works Festival
With the weight of the hopes and dreams of a nation on their shoulders, seven female rivals and friends were chosen to represent the United States at the 1996 Olympics. Through innovative musical storytelling, writer Gordon Leary and composer Julia Meinwald explore the inner lives of the members of the first female gymnastics team to win gold for the United States. This world premiere musical celebrates the real-life Magnificent Seven—Amanda Borden, Amy Chow, Dominique Dawes, Shannon Miller, Dominique Moceanu, Jaycie Phelps and Kerri Strug, the gymnast who bravely completed the vault heard ʼround the world.
Flint Repertory Theatre's annual New Works Festival brings thrilling new works by the some of the American theatre's most compeling contemporary playwrights and composers. The week of workshops and development, culminates in a three-day event where audience members experience these new works before anyone else and meet the artists working to bring the future of American theatre to life.
Music by Stephen Flaherty
Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Book by Terrence McNally
From the novel by E. L. Doctorow
Directed by Michael Lluberes
A REIMAGINED LANDMARK MUSICAL
At the dawn of a new century, everything is changing and anything is possible
Join us for an intimate, chamber-style telling of this 1998 Tony-Award winning musical for Best Book and Best Original score. Adapted from E.L. Doctorow’s novel of the same name, the musical brings the tension-filled streets of twentieth century New York to life through the timeless stories of three Americans: a White female socialite, a determined Jewish immigrant artist, and a daring Black musician. Each story reveals the joys and perils of navigating social class, freedom, prejudice, hope and despair, we come to see the stories of today’s Americans in a new way.