Press Room

PTC Announces 2017-2018 Season

Pioneer Theatre Company
Thursday, March 2, 2017

Media Contact: Madeleine Gail Rex

Pioneer Theatre Company’s 2017-2018 season….

With three major musicals, a Tony Award-winning drama and a world premiere, you won’t want to miss a thing

Salt Lake City — Pioneer Theatre Company’s 2017-2018 season will open with the Utah premiere of the Tony Award-winning The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, based on the bestselling novel by Mark Haddon. The season will include the hit musicals Newsies and Mamma Mia!, as well as the new musical Bright Star, written by Grammy Award-winning artists Steve Martin and Edie Brickell. Also in the season are A Comedy of Tenors, the sequel to the hit comedy Lend Me a Tenor by Ken Ludwig; the world premiere of “i” by Jeff Talbott, which was read as part of PTC’s 2016-2017 Play-by-Play reading series; and one of Shakespeare’s most popular comedies, Twelfth Night.

“What most excited me about this season is the mix of tried-and-true audience favorites, like Newsies and Mamma Mia!, combined with the regional or world premieres of three shows,” said Artistic Director Karen Azenberg. “The Steve Martin-Edie Brickell musical Bright Star is a beautiful new show, and Salt Lake and Los Angeles’ Center Theatre Group audiences will be the first to see it prior to a National Tour. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time was the hottest ticket on Broadway for two years, and we’re one of the first theatres in the country to produce it.

“I loved Jeff Talbott’s “i” when I first read it, and the audience reaction to our Play-by-Play reading only confirmed for me that it should be in our season,” Azenberg continued. “I know our audience loved Lend Me a Tenor twenty years ago, and I think Ken Ludwig’s sequel, A Comedy of Tenors, is every bit as funny as the original. And, after a three year hiatus, I’m glad to be getting back to Shakespeare with one of his most enjoyable comedies.”

The theatre will continue its music concert offering with a three-performance run of a Concert Musical, as well as its popular Play-by-Play new play reading series. Titles and dates for both will be announced at a later date.

Ticket prices will change slightly for the 2017-18 season. Single ticket prices for musicals will be $42-64, and prices for non-musicals range from $25-44.

Our season ticket options, which include discounts of up to will continue to include a full Seven-Play, Pick-5, Upper Balcony, and Flex and Rush Pass Options.

Packages range in price from $105 to $325 and include the best seats, discounts, the convenience of exchange privileges, and other benefits.

PTC patrons routinely get to watch performers who star in and appear frequently in Broadway shows. PTC alumni who are on or are about to be on the Broadway stage include Kevin Ligon, from this season’s Oliver!, in the Bette Midler revival of Hello Dolly!; Joe Medeiros and William Parry in the new musical Groundhog Day; Anthony Ramos and Nik Walker in Lin-Manuel Miranda’s hit, Hamilton; and Lance Roberts and Nancy Anderson in the Sunset Boulevard revival with Glenn Close, which includes PTC alumni Scenic Designer James Noone and Costume Designer Tracy Christensen as members of its artistic team.

Current season ticket holders will receive their renewal notices in the next few weeks, and will have the opportunity to reserve their current seats as long as they do so by Friday, June 30, 2017. New subscriber orders will be filled in the order in which they are received.

For season tickets contact Pioneer Theatre Company’s Box Office at 801-581-6961 or visit online at www.pioneertheatre.org.

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Season Ticket Packages

For season tickets contact Pioneer Theatre Company’s Box Office at 801-581-6961 or visit us online at www.pioneertheatre.org.

The Seven-Play Package
Get tickets for all seven shows in our season, and receive a discount of up to 63%, the ability to purchase the best seats before they go on sale to the general public, and a voucher good for free admission to The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, A Comedy of Tenors, “i” or Twelfth Night.

The Pick-5 Package
This option allows patrons to select any five shows in the season and receive both a season ticket discount and preferred seating. Pick-5 patrons may choose from any of the seven productions on PTC’s 2017-2018 season.

The Flex Pass
This season package provides patrons with $250.00 worth of credit redeemable at the discounted season ticket rate for any shows the patron wishes to see.

$105 Upper Balcony Package
Patrons can purchase tickets to all seven shows for only $105.00. Seats in this package are in the Upper Balcony section, and can be upgraded to any available Main Floor or Loge seat at the discounted season ticket price. This package does not include a free play voucher.

The $130 Rush Pass
This is a season pass that allows patrons to come to the theatre an hour before any show and get the best available single ticket for that night, based on availability. The pass is good for all shows in the season, including musicals. The pass does not include concert or Play-By-Play tickets.

All packages include a discount on tickets, flexible exchange privileges, priority seating, the ability to purchase additional tickets to individual shows at a discount and prior to the general public, and an electronic subscription to eBackstage, PTC’s newsletter.


The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Based on the Novel by Mark Haddon
Adapted by Simon Stephens
September 15 through September 30, 2017

A Comedy of Tenors
By Ken Ludwig
October 20 through November 4, 2017

Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Jack Feldman
Book by Harvey Fierstein
December 1 through December 16, 2017

Bright Star
Music by Edie Brickell and Steve Martin
Lyrics by Edie Brickell
Book by Steve Martin
January 12 through January 27, 2018

By Jeff Talbott
February 16 through March 3, 2018

Twelfth Night
By William Shakespeare
March 30 through April 14, 2018

Mamma Mia!
Music and Lyrics by Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson
And some songs with Stig Anderson
Book by Catherine Johnson
May 11 through May 26, 2018

Add-ons for the 2017-2018 Season:

Titles and dates for our Concert Musical and the Play-By-Play new play reading series will be announced at a later date.

Pioneer Theatre Company operates under an agreement between the League of Resident Theatres (LORT) and Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of professional actors and stage managers in the United States.
Pioneer Theatre Company, Utah’s premier professional theatre, performs at the Roy W. and Elizabeth E. Simmons Pioneer Memorial Theatre, located on the University of Utah campus at 300 South and 1400 East, Salt Lake City UT 84112-0660. The theatre is equipped with an elevator, hearing assistance devices, and handicapped parking.
Free parking within a block of the theatre is available for all performances.