The "Power of Woman".
That's the theme of Outre Theatre Company's fourth season, the troupe's first full season at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. Outre's offerings for 2015-2016 are built around "productions focusing on the strength, seduction and experiences of women" according to a press release.
Outre's new home will be the Abdo New River Room at the Broward Center, with its cabaret-style tables and dinner and full bar service 90 minutes prior to performances and during intermission (ticket prices do not include food and beverages).
Season and individual tickets will soon be available by calling 954-462-0222 or by going to BrowardCenter.org.
The 2015-2015 season includes:
"The Threepenny Opera"
August 28 through September 13
The season opens with the Brecht and Weill satirical musical "The Threepenny Opera," the revolutionary play and original "mock-pera" that introduced epic theatre to the masses and inspired such musicals as "Cabaret" and "Chicago" with its sensual, jazz-drenched melodies and gritty characters.
March 11 through March 27
Euripedes' tragedy will be reimagined in a modern context even as the story remains the same: A woman spurned by her husband for a younger woman, and the lengths to which despair and rage can push us.
April 8 through April 10
Outre's signature concert series comes back with "Goblin Market," which was adapted by Polly Pen and Peggy Harmon from the poem by Christina Rossetti. This two-woman musical follows two grown sisters as they return to their childhood home, where the goblins and faeries of their adolescence beckon them to leave the proper Victorian world behind and revel in the pleasures of the senses.
"Rooms: a rock romance"
June 10 through June 26
Presented as a concert production previously by Outre, the musical set in the world of punk music in 1977 will get a full production.
"Thrill Me: The Leopold and Loeb Story"
December 11 through December 13
Outre will cap off the season with a one-weekend-only return of "Thrill Me." Conor Walton and Mike Westrich return to the stage to reprise their roles as Richard Loeb and Nathan Leopold, the infamous thrill killers of the early twentieth century.