Season Tickets

Magenta Theater’s Season Tickets on Sale Now

Magenta Theater’s 16th season launches with pure British humor with the production of “Jeeves Intervenes” in February. Rapidly following on Jeeves’ coattails is the pop musical “Emma” in April. In June, audiences will be caught up in the whirlwind farce “Boeing, Boeing.” Think there’s time for a rest? Nope! “Baskerville,” starring Sherlock and Watson, comes howling onto the stage in September, keeping pulses racing and minds boggled. To round out the season next November, Magenta has a ten-year revival of “Once Upon a Palace Purple.” It’s non-stop action on the Magenta stage in 2018. And yet the price of season tickets has only risen by a couple of bucks! Season tickets go on sale Wednesday, Nov. 1. Here are the details:

• Full Season Experience: $98 (priority seating for all five shows in the season)
• Season Sampler Experience: $58 (priority seating for three shows in the season—you select the shows)

In addition, the company will host eight improv shows with MIT (Magenta Improv Theater) and four Black Chair Projects (staged readings). These aren’t included in the season passes, but are reasonably priced and well worth attending. For more information about the Magenta Theater and the busy 2018 calendar of shows, visit www.magentatheater.com, call the box office at 360-635-4358, or send an email to tickets@magentatheater.com. The Magenta Theater is located at  1108 Main St. in downtown Vancouver.

Sneak Peek at Magenta’s 2017 Season

Here’s a smashing gift idea for the theatergoer in your life: season tickets for Magenta Theater’s 2017 line-up of main stage performances. Season tickets give the ticketholders priority seating for all five of Magenta’s 2017 plays (all of which are listed below). You can also purchase a Season Sampler Experience: priority seating at any three shows for $55 (a $60 value, plus no service fees).

  • February—Waiting in the Wings by Noel Coward: “The Wings” is a charity home for retired actresses in financially strained circumstances who have been stars in their day. The play focuses on a feud between residents Lotta Bainbridge and May Davenport, who both once loved the same man.
  • April—The Rainmaker by N. Richard Nash: The Rainmaker is a tale of love and hope set in “a western state on a summer day in a time of drought.” Just as the Curry family is beginning to despair, Starbuck—a self-proclaimed “Rainmaker”—comes on the scene.
  • June—Moon Over the Brewery by Bruce Graham: Miriam Waslyk is a single mother who uses moonlight to enhance the drab surroundings of the Pennsylvania coal town in her artwork. Her desire to find a husband is thwarted by her teenage daughter Amanda, a genius with an imaginary friend feeding her devilish behavior. Will Miriam’s latest beau be able to match wits with Amanda’s psychological warfare, or will he be able to win the hearts of both mother and daughter?
  • October—Prescription for Murder by Norman Robbins: In the quiet town of Bere Knighton, there is never a dull moment for Dr Richard Forth. Not only does he have a hectic work schedule and an awkward yet close friendship with his ex-girlfriend, Julia, but his wife, Barbara, is constantly ill and nobody knows what’s wrong with her. When a stranger claims to have known Richard’s second fiancée—a woman Richard claims does not exist—Barbara’s health worsens still. With bad luck spreading almost as quickly as bad news, it becomes apparent somebody is out to kill Barbara…and anyone else who gets in the way.
  • December—It’s a Wonderful Life adaptated by James W Rodgers: George Bailey is a small-town man whose life seems so desperate he contemplates suicide. He had always wanted to leave Bedford Falls to see the world, but circumstances and his own good heart have led him to stay. He sacrificed his education for his brother’s, kept the family-run savings and loan afloat, protected the town from the avarice of the greedy banker Mr. Potter, and married his childhood sweetheart. As he prepares to jump from a bridge, his guardian angel intercedes, showing him what life would have become for the residents of Bedford Falls is he had never lived.
Even if you don’t make it to the Magenta for any of its main stage production, there’s more dramatic fun to be had with Magenta Improv Theater, The Edge Storytelling Series, and Black Chair Theater (one-time-only staged readings). Check in with www.magentatheater.com
regularly to see what’s new and get first dibs on tickets.