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Content Advisory: 2024-2025 Productions

Please Note:  

The age-based guidance below is intended as a recommendation only. We do encourage you to use your judgment based on your own research of the show, your own sensibilities, and a child’s age and maturity level.

Also, in accordance with theatrical licensing agreements, Pioneer Theatre Company presents each production as originally written and intended by its author(s). If you are concerned with any content beyond what is provided below, a copy of each production script is available for in-person perusal during PTC’s regular Box Office hours.


Jersey Boys

The Story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons

Book by Marshall Brickman & Rick Elice
Music by Bob Gaudio
Lyrics by Bob Crewe

September 13-28, 2024
Simmons Pioneer Memorial Theatre

The landmark musical premieres at PTC at last! Winner of Four Tony Awards—including Best Musical!

The electrifying tale about the fateful rise of four blue-collar kids who become one of the best-selling pop groups in history: Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. Spanning the second half of the 20th century, Jersey Boys takes audiences on a nostalgic journey from humble beginnings in 1950s New Jersey all the way to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. This widely-beloved musical is filled with chart-topping hits like “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Sherry,” “December, 1963 (Oh, What a Night),” “My Eyes Adored You,” “Stay,” “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You,” “Walk Like A Man,” “Who Loves You,” “Working My Way Back to You,” “Rag Doll,” and so many more!

Contains strong adult and authentic “profane Jersey language,” some alcohol use, and some mature content. Recommended for ages 17 and up.

Prayer for the French Republic 

Utah Premiere

by Joshua Harmon

October 25-November 9, 2024 
Simmons Pioneer Memorial Theatre

Fresh off its hit Broadway run and winner of the 2022 Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Award

In 2016, a curious American student named Molly seeks to connect with her family in France. When her cousin becomes the victim of an anti-Semitic attack, Molly’s uncle Charles—who immigrated from Algeria—decides to move to Israel. This earns the dismay of Molly’s anti-Zionist uncle Patrick, all set against the growing threat political extremism in France. Timely and poignant, Prayer for the French Republic had several extended sold-out runs both Off and on Broadway. Deadline calls the production “blistering, funny, and heartbreaking,” and The Wall Street Journal said it was “easily the finest play of the Broadway season.” Don’t miss your chance to see one of the hottest plays in the nation—in one of its first productions outside of New York. 

Contains strong adult language and mature themes. This production includes descriptions and discussions of antisemitism, violence and death related to the Holocaust, hate crimes, and sexual violence. Recommended for ages 13 and up.


by Stephen Temperley

December 6—21, 2024
Meldrum Theatre at the Einar Nielsen Fieldhouse

Enjoy a change of pace this holiday season—with an intimate comedy in our new Meldrum Theatre…

Stranger-than-fiction, Souvenir is the true account of Florence Foster Jenkins, a wealthy socialite with an insatiable passion for opera, despite possessing a hilariously tone-deaf voice. Set against the backdrop of New York City in the early 20th century, this heartwarming and humorous play follows Jenkins’ ambitious pursuit of her dreams, supported by her loyal pianist, Cosmé McMoon. Souvenir is a must-see theatrical gem that will leave you laughing, crying, and cheering for Jenkins’ indomitable spirit. This holiday season, experience the magic of this extraordinary true story that proves that sometimes, the most beautiful music comes from the heart.

Suitable for all ages, but recommended for ages 8 and up. 

Dial M for Murder

Utah Premiere

Adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher; Written by Frederick Knott

January 10—25, 2025
Simmons Pioneer Memorial Theatre

Classic suspense at its finest!

Step into a heart-pounding world of betrayal and deception with a new adaptation of the celebrated murder mystery that inspired Hitchcock’s masterpiece! This modern retelling of Frederick Knott’s classic thriller plunges audiences into a web of intrigue as ex-tennis pro Tony Wendice concocts a chilling plot to murder his unfaithful wife. With its gripping plot and sharp dialogue, this adaptation offers a fresh perspective on the timeless tale of murder and manipulation. Experience the intrigue of Dial M for Murder in a captivating new light.

Contains mild adult themes, moments of violence, and some alcohol use and smoking. Recommended for ages 13 and up.

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

Book by Douglas McGrath
Words and Music by Gerry Goffin & Carole King, Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil
Music by Arrangement With Sony/ATV Music Publishing

February 14—March 1, 2025
Simmons Pioneer Memorial Theatre

A seven-time Tony nominee and global sensation!

Before she became the iconic chart-topping music sensation known as Carole King, she was Carol Klein, a girl from Brooklyn with unwavering determination and astounding talent. This Tony and Grammy Award-winning musical follows King’s remarkable rise to stardom, from her early days as a teenage songwriter to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in music history—and many of her personal triumphs and struggles in between. A tribute to the indomitable spirit of one of America’s greatest musical artists told through her incredible music, including “You’ve Got a Friend,” “Natural Woman,” and “I Feel the Earth Move,” and other hits of the era by Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil, The Righteous Brothers, Neil Sedaka, and more!

Contains some adult themes, mention of drugs, and mild language. Recommended for ages 13 and up.

A Case for the Existence of God

Utah Premiere

by Samuel D. Hunter

March 28—April 12, 2025
Meldrum Theatre at the Einar Nielsen Fieldhouse

A profound new work from the playwright behind the Oscar-winning film The Whale

In the confined space of an office cubicle, Keith, a mortgage broker, and Ryan, a yogurt plant worker with aspirations tied to ancestral land, discover an unexpected shared thread weaving through their lives. Amidst discussions of loans and financial uncertainties, their conversation delves deeper, touching upon the challenges of parenthood and the angst of insecurity. Through a blend of humor, empathy, and raw honesty, Hunter skillfully intertwines Keith and Ryan’s stories, bridging the gap between their individual life experiences and shedding light on the complexities of human existence.

Contains strong adult language, and some alcohol use. Recommended for ages 13 and up.


Utah Premiere

Book by Jessie Nelson
Music & Lyrics by Sara Bareilles
Based upon the motion picture written by Adrienne Shelly 

May 2—17, 2025
Simmons Pioneer Memorial Theatre

Enjoy what’s inside this delectable Broadway hit

Based on the 2007 Sundance film, Waitress is the story of Jenna, a pie chef and waitress at a small-town Southern diner who’s stuck in a loveless marriage. When Jenna discovers she is pregnant, a local pie-baking contest with a cash prize becomes Jenna and her baby’s chance for a better life. But, as is often the case, fate has a few extra ingredients that complicate Jenna’s recipe for a new life. Nominated for four Tony Awards, Waitress is a theatrical treat with delicious songs by multiple Grammy Award-winner Sara Bareilles. 

Contains strong adult language, sexual situations/dialogue and adult themes including alcoholism and domestic violence. Recommended for ages 13 and up.

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