The Hanover Theatre welcomed the press and members of the community over to the celebrated theater last week to herald its upcoming season with much fanfair. The lobby was packed, characters from upcoming performances lined the hall (Chorus Line girls stretching on the floor, a Legally Blonde-type with her lap dog, etc).  Of course, I was going to post the entire season up on our A&E blog that night…but, um, yeah, its taken me a while…and while I have many excuses, right now I’m going with ‘Better Late than Never.’

The season is jam packed with quite the variety, as you can see below. Hope you have your season tickets already, or at the least, have marked your calendar for your favorite shows!

A Singularly Sensational Season of Broadway at The Hanover Theatre!

Hide your daughters . . . Cry-Baby is hitting the road!  October 16 to 18, 2009 for this Tony Award nominated powerhouse from the brilliant mind of John Waters (the writer of Hairspray). Set in 1950s Baltimore, Cry-Baby tells the story of bad-boy rock ‘n roller, Wade “Cry-Baby” Walker. This hilarious dance-happy show will have audiences dancing and rolling in the aisles!

Legally Blonde
Turning Broadway in Worcester hot pink from November 25 – 29, 2009! Legally Blonde, the hilarious MGM film is now a smash hit musical. Legally Blonde follows sorority star Elle Woods, an underestimated blonde sorority girl who sets out to go where no Delta Nu has gone before – Harvard Law. Fluff and blow dry your Chihuahua, and get ready to dance in the aisles, because Legally Blonde the Musical is coming to Worcester!

A Chorus Line
Want classic Broadway? You owe it to yourself to see A Chorus Line, Broadway’s longest running musical, at The Hanover Theatre from March 19 to 21, 2010. This winner of nine Tony Awards, including “Best Musical” and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, is a timeless classic sure to thrill the whole family.

Riverdance, the thunderous celebration of Irish music, song and dance that has tapped its way onto the world stage thrilling millions; will play five Farewell Performances at The Hanover Theatre from April 9 to 11, 2010. Whether it’s your first time or your fifth, you won’t want to miss these farewell performances of Riverdance!

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast
NETworks presents Disney’s Beauty and the Beast from April 30 – May 2, 2010 the smash hit Broadway musical based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature film. This lush romantic eye-popping spectacle is a musical for the entire family. Experience the romance and enchantment of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast at The Hanover Theatre!

Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol
“God bless us, everyone!” You know the story. You love the message of Christmas redemption, and the love for mankind that the season brings. Join us December 18 – 20, 2009 for our spectacular production of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. As a special benefit, subscribers get first access to Hanover Theatre’s most popular show of 2008.

Cirque Dreams Illumination
Illumination is an all new journey by Cirque Dreams, the creators of Jungle Fantasy, one of our most successful shows to date. This international cast of world-class acrobats, athletes, musicians and one of a kind artists breathe life into an original musical score, and illuminate the thrilling cityscape. After the sold out run of Cirque Dreams Jungle Fantasy, our Broadway Series subscribers get first access to the February 18 and 19, 2010 performances of Cirque Dreams Illumination!