Out Front Theatre announces ninth season lineup

"Hairspray" will open next season at Out Front Theatre Company (Photo courtesy Out Front Theatre Company).
“Hairspray” will open next season at Out Front Theatre Company (Photo courtesy Out Front Theatre Company).

Out Front Theatre Company has announced the lineup for its 2024/25 season. The shows include a Tony-award winning musical and the world premiere stage adaptation of a queer cult-classic film. 

According to a press release, the LGBTQ+ theater company plans to open its ninth season with “Hairspray,” with book by Thomas Meehan and Mark O’Donnell, music by Marc Shaiman, and lyrics by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman. The musical, set in 1962 Baltimore and centered on Tracy Turnblad and her dreams to dance on “The Corny Collins Show,” will play at Out Front Oct. 24 – Nov. 9. 

To close out the season, Out Front will present the world premiere of “Trick! The Musical,” with book and lyrics by Jason Schafer, and music by David Gurksy. The musical is based on Schafer’s original screenplay for the 1999 film “Trick,” about the relationship between an aspiring Broadway songwriter and a Manhattan go-go dancer. “Trick! The Musical” will play at Out Front May 1-17, 2025. 

The rest of Out Front’s season will round out with the comedy holiday mystery “Murder on the Polar Express” by Ryan Landry, playing from Dec. 12-22; the southeastern premiere of the comedy “At the Wedding” by Bryna Turner, playing Jan. 30 – Feb. 15, 2025; and a comedy called “Immediate Family” by Paul Oakley Stovall, playing March 13-29, 2025. 

“As we embark on our ninth season, we are thrilled to continue bringing stories to the stage that celebrate the diversity and vibrancy of our LGBTQIA+ community,” said Paul Conroy, founder and producing artistic director of Out Front Theatre Company, in the release. “This season, we are proud to present an array of joyful and accepting experiences on our stage, including a Tony-Award-winning powerhouse, a campy holiday romp, two exciting and hilariously heartwarming plays, and a world premiere musical based on an adored queer film.”Tickets for the new season will go on sale July 1.

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