There’s nothing like going to the theater. Our exceptional city theater houses host captivating actors, talented dancers, world-class musicians and breathtaking singers who bring stories new and old to life. It really is one of the best ways for visitors to the city to pass their time.
Now that the world has opened up a bit more and show troupes are back on the road, Birmingham is hosting some truly fantastic stage shows here in 2022. Among them are The Da Vinci Code at The Alex (which runs from 21 June to 25), Bugsy Malone at the Rep (July 27 to August 14) and Abba’s hit show Mamma Mia! at the Hippodrome (from May 3 to 14).
But some theaters have already started announcing shows for 2023, and we’re excited. Among them are Titanic The Musical, The Commitments, fresh off London’s West End, and Nativity the Musical, slated for 2023 after a Rep run this Christmas.
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Chilina Madon, Audience and Communications Manager at Birmingham Hippodrome, said: “We are delighted to announce our first set of spectacular shows to look forward to in 2023 and this is just the start of another very exciting year. exciting for our audience.
“As for the rest of 2022, we look forward to seeing our dynamic season of new co-productions, the return of some of our favorite festivals, and immersive theater presented not just on location, but in our city and region.”
Here’s what we know is coming in 2023 so far. When we know the plans for the Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Midlands Art Center and other venues in and around the city, we’ll let you know.
Motionhouse, a Birmingham Hippodrome Associates company, brings stararchitects to the public on February 3 and 4. The show follows five children as they dream of reaching for the moon from their bedroom.
The show uses the dance-circus fusion and digital projections Motionhouse is now known for and they say the easy-to-follow storyline is fun and imaginative, perfect for the whole family.
Then, Sleeping Beauty by Matthew Bourne will take place from February 7 to 11. It’s a gothic remake of the old classic, a vampire fairy tale, a supernatural love story where old tropes of good versus evil are turned upside down.
It will feature a score by Tchaikovsky and the characters will be animated by the talented New Adventures company.
In April, titanic the musical will return to the city as part of their 10th anniversary tour. This will take place from April 18-22 and will tell the stories of the passengers of the doomed ship.
The final 2023 announcement comes in the form of The engagementswhich will arrive in the city after a record five-year run through London’s West End.
This joyous celebration of soul music will feature Coronation Street star Nigel Pivaro and West End musicians Ian McIntosh. It will take place from April 24 to 29.
Tickets for all shows can be booked at www.birminghamhippodrome.com or by calling 0844 338 5000.
There’s still a lot to announce for The Alex in 2023 but so far so good. From February 7 to 11, North Country Girl will captivate audiences with its reimagined Bob Dylan hits.
The show, set in 1934, follows young people from the heartland of America who cross paths at a guest house. The story of family and love was named “theatrical performance of the year” by national journalists.
Then, from February 21 to 25, Best Exotic Marigold Hotel will arrive at the Alexandra. It’s the story of an eclectic group of British retirees who embark on a new life in India.
Based on a bestselling book (which also inspired a hit movie), the show will undoubtedly bring the colors and sounds of India to life on the Alex Stage.
Another show to look forward to at The Alex in 2023 is Penn & Teller, a magic show by the legendary duo. On June 8 and 9, the duo will amaze and amaze as they celebrate 45 years together.
Tickets are available at www.atgtickets.com/venues/the-alexandra-theatre-birmingham.
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