Music & Lyrics
Based on the Movie
Geoff Deane & Tim Firth
September 20 to October 13, 2019
Based on a true story and winner of multiple awards including the 2013 Tony for Best Musical, Kinky Boots tells the story of two people with nothing in common – or so they think. Charlie Price has reluctantly inherited his father’s shoe factory, which is on the verge of bankruptcy. Trying to live up to his father’s legacy and save his family business, Charlie finds inspiration in the form of Lola. A fabulous entertainer in need of some better-quality high heels, Lola turns out to be the one person who can help Charlie turn the factory around, as he creates a line of sturdy stilettos unlike any the world has ever seen.
Oscar Hammerstein II
Howard Lindsay & Russel Crouse
“TheTrappFamily Singers” by Maria Augusta Trapp
The Sound of Music
November 29 to December 29, 2019
The beloved musical returns to DHT with its treasured score, featuring songs such as “My Favorite Things”, “Climb Every Mountain”, and “The Sound of Music”. When a postulant proves too high-spirited for the religious life, she is dispatched to serve as governess for the seven children of a widowed naval Captain. Her growing rapport with the youngsters gradually captures the heart of the Captain and they marry. Upon returning from their honeymoon they discover that Austria has been invaded by the Nazis, who demand the Captain’s immediate service in their navy. The family’s narrow escape over the mountains to Switzerland on the eve of World War II provides a thrilling and inspirational finale.
Carolyn Berry Wilson
American Savings Bank
Wakabayashi & Bingham Families
Murder on the Orient Express
January 24 to February 16, 2020
Agatha Christie’s MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS combines the talents of two literary giants in this masterful mystery. Ken Ludwig’s adaptation captures all the suspense that you expect from well-known crime novelist Agatha Christie. Just after midnight, a snowdrift stops the Orient Express in its tracks. The luxurious train is surprisingly full for the time of the year, but by the morning it is one passenger fewer. An American tycoon lies dead in his compartment, stabbed a dozen times, his door locked from the inside. Isolated with a killer on the loose, Detective Hercule Poirot must identify the murderer before he or she decides to strike again. With a train full of suspects and an alibi for each one, it’s the perfect mystery for Poirot, n’est-ce pas? Wax your mustache and hold on to your passport.