Dreamgirls, Jersey Boys, Elf, More Set for Walnut Street Theatre's 2024-2025 Season | Playbill

Regional News Dreamgirls, Jersey Boys, Elf, More Set for Walnut Street Theatre's 2024-2025 Season

The Philadelphia theatre's 216th season begins October 1.

Philadelphia's Walnut Street Theatre has announced the lineup of shows for its 2024-2025 season.

The season will begin October 1 with the Tony-winning Jersey Boys, the musical retelling of the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. Heading into the holiday season, Walnut Street will present Elf the Musical, based on the 2003 Christmas film. The run will begin November 19.

Beginning January 7, 2025, Walnut Street will present Alfred Uhry's Pulitzer Prize-winning play Driving Miss Daisy. The work depicts an unlikely, transformative friendship between an elderly Jewish widow and an African American chauffeur in 1940s Atlanta. Next in the season is Noël Coward's Hay Fever, in which a retired star of the stage brings her young suitor to her family home in the country, and her husband and children unexpectedly join them. Performances will begin February 11, 2025. 

The season will conclude with Dreamgirls, the story of a young, female, 1960s singing group that mirrors The Supremes' rise to stardom. The score features the classic, roof-raising "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going." Performances begin March 25, 2025.

The self-producing regional theatre is the oldest in America, having been founded in 1809, and the new season marks its 42nd as a not-for-profit producing theatre company.

“As we built this season, I was thinking about the dreams we are collectively chasing,” said Producing Artistic Director Bernard Havard in a statement. "From fame to family to a better tomorrow, our 216th season explores the dreams that drive us all.”

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