The Hangar Theatre transports audiences through time and place in Summer 2022!
Spanning Ghana, Berlin, Beijing, and Moscow, in historical pivotal moments, Hangar productions inspire, awe, and entertain thousands of community members in the heart of the Finger Lakes. Performed both indoors on the Tom Niederkorn Stage and in the Hangar Theatre’s brand new outdoor performance space, these thought-provoking stories, and breath-taking productions transport audiences through time and space.
School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play by Jocelyn Bioh
Queen Bee Paulina is intent on representing her school in the Miss Ghana 1986 pageant. Her dedicated clique at the Aburi Girls Boarding School is rooting for her until newcomer Ericka enters the competition. This playful and charming REGIONAL PREMIERE of the AWARD-WINNING HIT COMEDY sold out extended Off-Broadway runs.
Appropriate for ages 11 and up (adult language, discussions of racism).
Cabaret by John Kander (music), Fred Ebb (lyrics), Joe Masteroff (book)
Willkommen to a late-1920s Berlin nightclub filled with entertaining songs, wry commentary, and stylish dancing. This four-time Tony award-winning INTIMATE REVIVAL of the 1998 MEMORABLE HIT MUSICAL explores the underground life of Bohemian Berlin as the Third Reich overtakes Germany.
Appropriate for ages 13 and up (adult language and situations, references to anti-semitism, discrimination).
Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812
by Dave Malloy
Transport yourself to Imperial Russia, during the time of the Napoleonic Wars. Hopeful and impulsive, Natasha Rostova risks everything when she falls for the dashing Anatole. This REGIONAL PREMIERE of the STUNNING and GROUNDBREAKING NEW MUSICAL, inspired by Tolstoy’s War and Peace, captures the intoxicating highs and devastating lows of love and infatuation. Winner of 2 Tony Awards, The Great Comet is vibrant and thrilling, with a memorable score of rock, pop, soul, folk and electronic dance music.
Appropriate for ages 12 and up (adult themes and mature language)
The Great Leap by Lauren Yee
When an American college basketball team travels to Beijing for a “friendship” game in the post-Cultural Revolution 1980s, both countries try to tease out the politics behind this newly popular sport. This ATHLETIC and QUICK-WITTED TIMELY POLITICAL DRAMA combines the personal with the historical, in a story inspired by the short-lived basketball career of award-winning playwright Lauren Yee’s own father.
Appropriate for ages 12 and up (adult language)
Hangar Flight Test
Experience two new musicals in development!
Dates: W1(08/19/21-08/21/22), W2(08/26/22-08/28/22)
Be a part of the process of developing new musical theatre for the American stage: join us for two workshop productions, and be among the first audiences to experience original scripts and songs in their current drafts. Writers and artistic teams will spend development time at the Hangar to explore and prepare these exciting scripts and scores for production and your feedback will help their journeys along!