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The Cumberland Theatre has announced their 2024 Main Stage Season and season passes are now available for purchase. The theatre will enter its 36th year of entertainment in 2024 and an exciting line-up of shows has been planned as well as youth productions, readings and other events.

The season will open in February with the popular show The Play That Goes Wrong. This 1920s whodunit has everything anyone never wanted in a show—an unconscious leading lady, a corpse that can’t play dead, and actors who trip over everything (including their lines). In March, the theatre will produce the Tennessee Williams classic The Rose Tattoo. Winner of the 1951 Tony Award, The Rose Tattoo is the story of a woman for whom love was stronger than death. The season will continue in May with the Tony-award winning musical Jesus Christ Superstar. The first musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice to be produced for the professional stage, Jesus Christ Superstar has endured for over 50 years. 

June will take audiences to California wine country with the comedy-drama Sideways. A wine-tasting road trip to salute the final days of bachelorhood careens woefully sideways as two friends hit the gas en route to mid-life crises. The summer musical will be Footloose the Musical, which will run the entire month of July. The show was the winner of the Audience Choice vote and is based on the 1984 film of the same name.

In September, for the first time ever, the theatre will perform two plays in rotation for three weekends. The plays, both taking place during World War II, will feature many of the same actors and will run for six performances each. The first play, Biloxi Blues, is a semi-autobiographical play by Neil Simon. The second play, The Cover of Life, portrays Tood, Weetsie, and Sybill -- brides in rural Louisiana in 1943 -- married to three brothers who are off to war and Henry Luce, the editor of LIFE magazine decides they belong on the cover.

The macabre musical Nevermore: The Imaginary Life and Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe will run during the month of October – just in time for Halloween. This unique and wildly theatrical musical combines haunting music and poetic storytelling to chronicle the life of iconic American writer Edgar Allan Poe. Finishing out the season in December will be the Christmas classic It’s a Wonderful LIfe, an adaptation of the beloved Frank Capra film starring Jimmy Stewart.

Also, announced for 2024 are the Stars of Tomorrow youth actor productions which will take place in April and November. The theatre will produce James and the Giant Peach in the spring and The Best Christmas Pageant Ever for the holiday season.

Season Subscription Passes, Flex Passes and Platinum Passes (new this year!) are now available for purchase by clicking HERE. Show sponsorships and program ads are also available for purchase. Any questions, can be directed to or by calling the box office at 301.759.4990.

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