The Black Theatre Coming Attractions:

Crowns: A gospel musical

Hats (aka Crowns) are everywhere, in exquisite variety. There is a hat  for every occasion, from flirting to churchgoing to funerals to  baptisms. When Brooklyn-born Yolanda goes down South after the death of  her brother, she finds strength in the tales of the wise women who  surround her—and the powerful rituals connected to their dazzling hats.  This jubilant musical fuses Gospel music and rich storytelling with  abundant “hattitude” in this rousing coming-of-age tale. 

April 26 - May 6th 

Shows Thu-Sat 7:30pm and Sun 2:30pm

*no show May 4th  

Click for Tickets:  $16

Baby: The New Musical

Is there anything more exciting, frightening and utterly transformational than impending parenthood? Baby, the musical from acclaimed duo, Richard Maltby, Jr., and David Shire, examines how parents-to-be experience the emotional stresses and triumphs, as well as the desperate lows and the comic highs that accompany the anticipation and arrival of a baby. 

Three couples on a university campus deal with the painful, rewarding and agonizingly funny consequences of the universal experience of pregnancy and upcoming parenthood. There are the college students, barely at the beginning of their adult lives; the thirty-somethings, having trouble conceiving but determined to try; and the middle-aged parents, looking forward to seeing their last child graduate from college... when a night of unexpected passion lands them back where they started 

June 14th - June 23rd 

Shows Thu-Sat 7:30pm and Sun 2:30pm 

Click for Tickets:  $16

Next to Normal

Next to Normal, with book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey and music by Tom Kitt, explores how one suburban household copes with crisis and mental illness. Winner of three 2009 Tony Awards, including Best Musical Score and the 2010 Pulitzer Prize, Next to Normal was also chosen as "one of the year's ten best shows" by critics around the country, including The Los AngelesTimes, The Washington Post, Rolling Stone and The New York Times

This deeply moving piece of theatre provides a wonderful opportunity for performers to explore dramatic material and showcase vocal talents with an energetic pop/rock score. Next to Normal is an emotional powerhouse that addresses such issues as grieving a loss, ethics in modern psychiatry, and suburban life.


August 9th - 18th

Shows Thu-Sat 7:30pm and Sun 2:30pm

Tickets: $16 (available soon)

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