Gateway's 2019 Season

Gateway is Proud to Present our 44th Season
of Quality Live Theatre Productions

Note: All shows are taking place at our temporary home -
Elm Street Congregational Church, 61 Elm Street, Southbridge, MA

2019 Shows


The Butler Did It - February 8, 9, 15, 16 & 17, 2019
Everyone knows the Butler did it. That’s how all the old mysteries end. After a womanizing cad is found stabbed to death in an old English manor, the family's loyal butler is accused of the crime. Now he's out to prove his innocence--while tied to a chair. Written by Todd Wallinger. Directed by Joe Sawyer.

Sylvia – April 5, 6, 12, 13 & 14, 2019
Empty nesters Greg and Kate have moved back to Manhattan after twenty-two years in the suburbs. As Kate tells Greg: "The dog phase of my life is definitely over." But life has a way of giving you what you think you don't want. Greg finds Sylvia, a street-smart lab/poodle mix, and brings her home. She promptly becomes a bone of contention between Greg and Kate, testing their marriage to hilarious and touching effect. Written by A. R. Gurney. Directed by David Corkum.

The Savannah Sipping Society – June 7, 8, 14, 15 & 16, 2019
In this delightful, laugh-a-minute comedy, four unique Southern women, all needing to escape the sameness of their day-to-day routines, are drawn together by Fate—and an impromptu happy hour—and decide it’s high time to reclaim the enthusiasm for life they’ve lost through the years. Written by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, and Jamie Wooten. Directed by Mary Gahagan.

Trial of the Wicked Witch: The Musical – July 19, 20 & 21, 2019
The Wicked Witch is on trial for her crimes in the land of Once Upon a Time in this madcap musical featuring several favorite characters from many fairy tales. The cast of characters includes the Fairy Godmother as the judge, the Three Little Pigs as bailiffs, and Jack the Giant Killer as the guard. Witnesses for the prosecution and defense provide a variety of toe-tapping tunes such as a swinging Big Bad Wolf in "The Wolf of Wall Street," an operatic Rapunzel in "I Love to Sing," and a rocking Gingerbread Man in "Go, Gingie, Go!" The Wicked Witch herself casts a musical spell with "Escape Velocity." The audience acts as jury in this trial and gets to determine the fate of the Wicked Witch. Guilty or innocent, you can be assured that this show is "Wicked Awesome."

Tuesdays with Morrie – September 13, 14, 20, 21 & 22, 2019
The autobiographical story of Mitch Albom, an accomplished journalist driven solely by his career, and Morrie Schwartz, his former college professor. Sixteen years after graduation, Mitch happens to catch Morrie's appearance on a television news program and learns that his old professor is battling Lou Gehrig's Disease. Mitch is reunited with Morrie, and what starts as a simple visit turns into a weekly pilgrimage and a last class in the meaning of life. Written by Jeffrey Hatcher and Mitch Albom, based on the book by Mitch Albom. Directed by Sue Adams.

There’s a Monster in My Closet – October 4, 5 & 6, 2019
Fantasy and reality collide in this eclectic and fun musical romp! Emily’s having a sleepover with her best friend Stephanie when they discover there’s a monster in her closet! To investigate further (despite the incessant teasing of her big brother and his friends), Emily and Stephanie recruit their friends — sarcastic and skeptical Kelly, vain Mary, studious Brain, tomboy Tara and avid reader Megan — to help capture the monster. Book by Angela D. Stewart, Music and lyrics by Bill Francoeur. Directed by Lou-Ellen Corkum.

A Murder is Announced – November 15, 16, 22, 23 & 24, 2019
An announcement in the local paper states the time and place when a murder is to occur in Miss Blacklock's Victorian house. The victim is not one of the house's several occupants, but an unexpected and unknown visitor. What follows is a classic Christie puzzle of mixed motives, concealed identities, a second death, a determined Inspector grimly following the twists and turns, and Miss Marple on hand to provide the final solution at some risk to herself in a dramatic confrontation just before the final curtain. Written by Agatha Christie, Leslie Darbon. Directed by Erin Morin.


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