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TWN Announces 2017 Season
posted November 03, 2016 in news

November 3rd, 2016 - Theatre Workshop of Nantucket announced their 2017 season of MainStage productions at Bennett Hall. In addition to five MainStage productions, Theatre Workshop will continue to collaborate and produce many other events throughout 2017, including the Staged Reading Series with the Nantucket Athenuem, LUNAFEST 2017, and other to be announced special events. 



By Neil Simon

Bennett Hall, 62 Centre Street

May 10-June 3

Nominated for the 1964 Tony Award for Best Play, Barefoot in the Park captures newlyweds who epitomize the maxim ‘opposites attract.’ Their marriage turns upside down after plumbing disasters, unexpected in-law visits, and matchmaking plots gone awry. Will Paul and Corie Bratter find peace despite their differences? “A bubbling, rib-tickling comedy” - The New York Times


By Becky Mode

Bennett Hall, 62 Centre Street

June 7-June 18

A hilarious ode to the vagaries of the Manhattan restaurant scene, an unemployed actor navigates the treacherous waters of answering the reservation line at New York’s hottest restaurant. Watch one actor perform 40 characters and attempt to save his own struggling career.  “Sparkling one-man tour de force…very funny and very believable…" — New York Post


Music and Lyrics by Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson

and some songs with Stig Anderson

Book by Catherine Johnson

Bennett Hall, 62 Centre Street

July 8-August 26

The international smash hit comes to Nantucket. Featuring the music of pop superstars ABBA, Mamma Mia! follows soon-to-wed Sophie desperately trying to track down her father by asking three men of her mother’s past to return to the magical Greece island where they met. Nominated for five Tony Awards (including Best Musical and Best Book of A Musical), the whole family will fall in love with this irresistible musical. 

“Perhaps the single most ecstatic musical to open on Broadway since A Chorus Line. Mamma Mia! leaves you uplifted, enraptured and feeling like a number one!” — Entertainment Weekly


By Edward Albee

Bennett Hall, 62 Centre Street

September 6-30

Winner of the 1963 Tony Award for Best Play, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? is a searing, intimate look at the decaying corpse of Martha and George’s long dead marriage. Young couple Honey and Nick get caught in the crossfire at a dinner party that quickly turns twisted. A signature Albee work, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? is a hallmark of American theatre. "…a scorching, scalding, revealing and completely engrossing drama." — Women's Wear Daily


Music by Richard Rodgers and Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II 

Book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse 

Bennett Hall, 62 Centre Street

November 17-December 10

One of the most popular musicals of all time, the Tony and Academy Award winning The Sound of Music is Broadway legends Rodgers and Hammerstein’s last collaboration. When Maria leaves the strict convent to become the governess for the Von Trapp family, she has no idea that meeting Captain Von Trapp and his seven children will change all of their lives forever. Featuring some of the most beloved songs of all time, “The Sound of Music,” “My Favorite Things,” “Edelweiss,” “Do-Re-Mi,” and “Climb Ev’ry Mountain,” The Sound of Music is holiday magic for the whole family. 

"It's not just the perfect compatibility of music and lyrics that makes audiences flock unremittingly to The Sound of Music. The show can jerk tears from even the driest of eyes. And if that isn't enough, there's the opportunity for a gaggle of children to mesmerise with their talents and charisma. It's a near- perfect recipe."— Peter Brown, LondonTheatre


2017 Subscriptions are on sale now and can be purchased online at or over the phone at 508-228-4305. 2017 Subscriptions offer the best available savings and the  opportunity to reserve the best seats for TWN’s 2017 Season. Subscribe and save with two package options that can be tailored to your interests. 2017 Season Subscriptions are available for $175.00 and provide one reserved Premium seat to each of the five MainStage productions. 2017 Flex Passes are available for $140.00 and provide five Standard seats to the five MainStage productions and be redeemed in any combination. All subscribers enjoy 25% off all additional MainStage tickets purchases and never pay ticketing fees. Don’t miss this opportunity to secure your seats before tickets go on sale to the general public March 1st. 

Individual tickets can reserved through the Theatre Workshop Box Office at or by calling 508.288.4305 (local) or 866.811.4111 (support) on March 1. 

See you at the theatre!