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2023-24 Season

Balancing Act

2023 – 24 Season: Balancing Act

More Theatre. More Flexibility. 

Classic theatre and modern magic await with subscription packages. Not only do you receive priority seating for the 2023-24 season, but also new perspectives, lifelong memories, and a sense of connection with your community.

Toni Morrison’s THE BLUEST EYE • August 27–September 24, 2023

Adapted by Lydia R. Diamond
Directed by Andi Chapman

Pecola Breedlove, a young Black girl in 1940’s Ohio, wants nothing more than to be loved and prays for Shirley Temple’s blue eyes. Enthralling, gorgeously written, and incredibly heartrending, this stunning adaptation of Nobel and Pulitzer Prize-winner Toni Morrison’s debut novel centers three young Black girls as they strive to make sense of love, sisterhood, abuse, and hate.

William Shakespeare’s A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM • October 8 – November 12, 2023

Directed by Julia Rodriguez-Elliott and Geoff Elliott

When two pairs of mixed-up lovers and a troupe of amateur players stumble into the forest of feuding fairies, an enchanting mix of magic, merriment, and mischief abounds. Anything can and does happen in Shakespeare’s famously enchanting and delightful comedy, brought to life with special A Noise Within flair.

Charles Dickens’ A CHRISTMAS CAROL • December 1–24, 2023

Adapted by Geoff Elliott
Directed by Julia Rodriguez-Elliott & Geoff Elliott

The region’s longest-running musically merry holiday tradition returns! A Noise Within’s delightfully festive and inspirational annual production is perfect for all ages. Make cherished memories with your family this season by witnessing Ebenezer Scrooge’s joyful transformation in a perfect burst of boundless good cheer for the season, and beyond!

A Christmas Carol is not included in PremierPass packages but can be added on at a discounted rate.

SWEENEY TODD: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street • February 11 – March 17, 2024

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by Hugh Wheeler
Directed by Julia Rodriguez-Elliott

A classic masterpiece by the legendary Stephen Sondheim, this heart-pounding thriller will shock the senses with diabolical comedy, stunning terror, and razor-sharp wit. Savor the macabre madness as a murderous barber, hungry for revenge for his long-lost family, strikes a partnership with a beastly baker. Filled with extraordinary, soaring music, this eight-time Tony Award winner will leave you gasping!

Featuring Geoff Elliott playing Sweeney Todd.

August Wilson’s KING HEDLEY II • March 31 – April 28, 2024

Directed by Gregg T. Daniel

King Hedley II continues the stories of characters first introduced in Seven Guitars and shows the tragic realities for Black men in 1980’s, Reagan-era Pittsburgh. After seven years in prison, King attempts to rebuild his life, peddling stolen refrigerators to get the money to buy a video store. But his self-worth is built on self-delusion, and he plants seeds where nothing will grow.

Featuring the continued partnership of Director Gregg T. Daniel and A Noise Within on Wilson’s American Century Cycle.

George Bernard Shaw’s MISALLIANCE • May 12 – June 9, 2024

Directed by Guillermo Cienfuegos

One summer day, an early 20th century English undergarment mogul and his family entertain friends and unexpected visitors at their country estate. Through their lively debate and subsequent antics – including eight marriage proposals and one plane crash – the audience is treated to a satiric comedy of manners that exposes chaotic clashes of class, gender, and generations.

From the same director as the wildly entertaining 2023 production of Much Ado About Nothing.


A Noise Within’s 2023-24 Season is presented by the S. Mark Taper Foundation.

Header photo: Erika Soto by Craig Schwartz.