Fall 2019 Theater Season in Connecticut Last Updated 10/19

Drama! Music! Tap dancing! The fall theater season is in full swing at Connecticut’s performing arts theaters. From Broadway shows you know, to stunning new plays you’ll love, to holiday favorites come to life, you’ll find great options for theater all over the state. Here are just a few of the many theaters and their larger productions running now through December. Follow each theater’s link for ticket information.

The Bushnell Performing Arts Center, Hartford

The Book of Mormon
October 15-20, 2019
This outrageous musical comedy follows the misadventures of a mismatched pair of missionaries, sent halfway across the world to spread the Good Word. A truly international sensation.

Hello, Dolly!
November 12-17, 2019
Winner of four Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival, Hello, Dolly! is the universally acclaimed smash production.

 

Downtown Cabaret, Bridgeport

Sherlock Holmes and the Haunted Cabaret
October 5-November 3, 2019
Put on your detective hats because this fun and innovative new whodunit asks the audience to decide what Sherlock and company need to do to crack the case.

Rudolph
November 16-December 29, 2019
Everyone's favorite reindeer is here to help Santa save Christmas. A classic Christmas tale about friendship, perseverance, and our differences making us special.

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
December 6-20, 2019
This is the irresistible family musical about the trails and triumphs of Joseph, Israel's favorite son. With music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice, Joseph is one the most enduring shows of all time.

 

Hartford Stage, Hartford

Cry It Out
October 24-November 17, 2019
The darkly funny comedy takes a smart and honest look at the power of female friendship, the dilemma of going back to work after being home with a newborn, and the effect social class has on parenthood in America.

A Christmas Carol — A Ghost Story of Christmas
November 29-December 28, 2019
Come see one of Connecticut’s favorite family holiday tradition and spend some time with Bob Cratchit, Tiny Tim, Ebenezer Scrooge, Jacob Marley and the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future as they bring A Christmas Carol to life on stage. It’s perfect holiday entertainment!

 

The Goodspeed, East Haddam

Billy Elliot
September 13-November 24, 2019
Following your dream, and overcoming obstacles, has never been more electric than in the 10-time Tony winning Broadway phenomenon with songs by the legendary Elton John. Celebrate the idea of being yourself in the Goodspeed premiere of this powerful dance-filled story.
 

Goodspeed Musicals — The Norma Terris Theatre, Chester

A Connecticut Christmas Carol
December 4-28, 2019
Some of the most beloved storytellers in Connecticut history come alive for a yuletide gathering you won’t forget. Famed actor and local legend William Gillette leaves his castle on the Connecticut River to adapt Dickens’ holiday classic. Local heroes Mark Twain, Benedict Arnold and P.T. Barnum make spirited appearances opposite Gillette’s Scrooge in a highly theatrical twist on a family favorite. 

 

Ivoryton Playhouse, Ivoryton

Woody Sez: The Life and Music of Woody Guthrie
October 23-November 10, 2019
Performed by a talented group of four versatile actor/musicians who not only play 15 instruments ranging from guitar and fiddle to jaw harp and dulcimer, but they also bring to life the many people who are the fabric of Woody Guthrie's amazing story.

 

Little Theater of Manchester, Manchester

Mamma Mia!
November 1-17, 2019
Inspired by the storytellling magic of ABBA's songs from "Dancing Queen" and "S.O.S" to "Money, Money, Money" and "Take a Chance on Me," Mamma Mia is a celebration of mothers and daughters, old friends and new family found.

 

Long Wharf Theater, New Haven

On the Grounds of Belonging
October 9-November 3, 2019
A breathtaking new story of forbidden love in 1950s Jime Crow Texas.

Pride and Prejudice
November 27-December 22, 2019
A rousingly theatrical twist on one of the most popular novels of all time.

 

Palace Theater, Waterbury

A Bronx Tale
October 22-24, 2019
Broadway's hit crowd-pleaser, takes you to the stoops of the Bronx in the 1960s, where a young man is caught between the father he loves and the mob boss he'd love to be.

The Play That Goes Wrong
November 5-7, 2019
What would happen if Sherlock Holmes and Monty Python had an illegitimate Broadway baby? You'd get The Play That Goes Wrong, Broadway and London's award winning smash comedy.

Les Misérables
December 3-8, 2019
With its glorious new staging and dazzlingly re-imagined scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo, this breathtaking new production has left both audiences and critics awestruck, cheering "Les Miz is born again."

 

Shubert Theatre, New Haven

Dreamgirls
November 1-3, 2019
Dreamgirls tells the rags-to-riches story of a 1960s Motown girl groups and the triumphs and tribulations that come with fame and fortune.

The Play That Goes Wrong
November 9-10, 2019
What would happen if Sherlock Holmes and Monty Python had an illegitimate Broadway baby? You'd get The Play That Goes Wrong, Broadway and London's award winning smash comedy.

Rent
November 22-24, 2019
In 1996, an original rock musical by a little-known composer opened on Broadway, and forever changed the landscape of American theater. Two decades later, Jonathan Larson's Rent continues to speak loudly and defiantly to audiences across generations and all over the world.

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical
November 29-30, 2019
Come see al of your favorite characters from the special including Santa, Mrs. Claus, Hermey the Elf, the Abominable Snow Monster, Clarice, Yukon Cornelius and, of course, Rudolph.

 

Warner Theater, Torrington

Something Rotten
November 2-10, 2019
Two brothers set out to write the world's first musical in this hilarious mash-up of 16th century Shakespeare and 21st century Broadway.

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
November 16-17, 2019
Presented by the Warner Center for Arts Education.

 

Westport Country Playhouse, Westport

Mlima's Tale
October 1-19, 2019
From the two-time Pulitzer Prize winning playwright of Ruined and Sweat, Mlima's Tale is a powerful, theatrical fable about a magnificent and belovede Kenyan elephant name Mlima hunted for his coveted ivory tusks.

Don Juan
November 5-23, 2019
Meet the legendary Don Juan as you have never seen him in this darkly comic take on a classic tale.

 

Yale Repertory Theatre, New Haven

Girls
October 4-26, 2019
Pulsing with a beat that is as dangerous as it is seductive, Girls is an electrifying contemporary spin on the Greek classic tragedy, The Bacchae, with a killer DJ, bumping dance music, and live-streaming video.

Frankenstein
November 7-9, 2019
Manual Cinema's Frankenstein stitches together Mary Shelley's classic novel and the author's own biography to create a thrilling new gothic tale about the beauty, and horror, of creation.

The Plot
November 29-December 21, 2019
A moving and mysterious, at times hilarious story of a tiny plot of land and some people with grand and incompatible designs on it.