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Waterbury's Palace Theater announces 18-19 season

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Waterbury, CT - The Palace Theater in Waterbury has finalized its 18- 19 Webster Broadway series, and with a Broadway blockbuster, some new titles and a returning favorite, it’s certain to be a magical season for theater lovers.

The season begins fittingly in October with THE ILLUSIONISTS direct from Broadway; everybody’s favorite reindeer, RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER THE MUSICAL,prances into town in December just in time for the holiday season; get ready to lose your heart to everybody’s darling, Elle Woods, when LEGALLY BLONDE arrives in February; March roars in like a lion when the high energy of TAP DOGS commandeers the Palace stage;

In April, THE BOOK OF MORMON, winner of 9 Tony Awards, will play a limited one week engagement. The New York Times calls it “the best musical of this century” and Entertainment Weekly says it’s “the funniest musical of all time.
Rounding things out in May is all that jazz and the razzle dazzle of Broadway’s #1 longest running American musical, CHICAGO .

For complete information and pricing on subscription packages please call the Palace Theater box office at 203.346.2000 or visit the box office at 100 East Main Street, Waterbury, CT.

October 13-14 Saturday 5pm & 8pm and Sunday 1pm
Direct from Broadway, the world’s best selling magic show is coming to the Palace Theater in Waterbury!
This mind blowing spectacular showcases the jaw dropping talents of five of the most incredible Illusionists on earth. THE ILLUSIONISTS – LIVE FROM BROADWAY has shattered box office records across the globe and dazzles audiences of all ages with a powerful mix of the most outrageous and astonishing acts ever to be seen on stage. This non-stop show is packed with thrilling and sophisticated magic of unprecedented proportions.

November 30-December 1 Friday 8pm Saturday 1pm & 7pm
The beloved TV classic RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER soars off the screen and onto the stage this holiday season. Come see all of your favorite characters from the special including Santa and Mrs. Claus, Hermey the Elf, the Abominable Snow Monster, Clarice, Yukon Cornelius and, of course, Rudolph, as they come to life in RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER: THE MUSICAL.
It’s an adventure that teaches us that what makes you different can be what makes you special. Don’t miss this wonderful holiday tradition that speaks to the misfit in all of us.

February 15-16 Friday 8pm Saturday 2pm & 8pm
OMG you guys!!! Legally Blonde - The Musical is coming to the Palace Theater!
Our star, Elle Woods may be legally blonde but she also proves to be the smartest person in the room. Woman power is on full display, in this this fabulously fun award-winning musical, LEGALLY BLONDE - THE MUSICAL. The story follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes, sexism, snobbery and scandal in pursuit of her dreams. This contemporary, sassy, musical moves at a breakneck pace driven by memorable songs and explosive dances. LEGALLY BLONDE - THE MUSICAL warms the heart by proving that self-discovery can be way too much fun and hilarious to boot.
Elle Woods appears to have it all. Her life is turned upside down, however, when her boyfriend dumps her so he can start getting more serious about his life and attend Harvard Law. Determined to get him back, Elle uses her ingenuity and charm to get into Harvard too. School begins with endless struggles, but with the help of her new friends, Elle quickly realizes her potential, and her true assets, and sets out to prove herself to the world making everyone a believer.
Based on the well-loved movie, Legally Blonde - The Musical will take you from the sorority house to the halls of justice with Broadway’s brightest new heroine and, of course, her Chihuahua, Bruiser.
“A high-energy… hymn to the glories of girlishness.” – The New York Times

March 1-2 Friday 8pm Saturday 2pm & 8pm
Hot off an international tour, the global dance sensation TAP DOGS hits the road on an international tour of jaw dropping new surprises. Experience the thrill of a revitalized genre of dance. Seventy-five action packed minutes of part theatre, part dance, part rock concert and part construction site. An adrenaline pumped cast turns traditional tap dancing upside-down and into the ultimate night out.
TAP DOGS premiered at the Sydney Theatre Festival and success quickly followed with seasons in London, New York, Tokyo, Paris, Berlin, Shanghai and around the world. Created by Oliver Award-winning choreographer Dein Perry, and originally directed by Nigel Triffitt, with music by Andrew Wilkie and lighting by Gavin Norris.
TAP DOGS is set to electrify the stage as they jump through scaffold, tap upside down, grind steel and tap on water in Waterbury, Connecticut.

April 9-14 Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday 7:30pm Friday 8pm Saturday 2pm & 8pm
The New York Times calls it "the best musical of this century." The Washington Post says, "It is the kind of evening that restores your faith in musicals." And Entertainment Weekly says, "Grade A: the funniest musical of all time." Jimmy Fallon of The Tonight Show calls it "Genius. Brilliant. Phenomenal." It's The Book of Mormon, the nine-time Tony Award®-winning Best Musical. Contains explicit language.

May 3-4 Friday 8pm Saturday 2pm & 8pm
There’s never been a better time to experience CHICAGO, Broadway’s razzle-dazzle smash. This triumphant hit musical is the recipient of six Tony Awards®, two Olivier Awards, a Grammy®, thousands of standing ovations and now the #1 longest-running American Musical in Broadway history.
CHICAGO has everything that makes Broadway great: a universal tale of fame, fortune and all that jazz; one show-stopping song after another; and the most astonishing dancing you’ve ever seen. It’s no surprise that CHICAGO has wowed audiences from Mexico City to Moscow. And now it’s coming to your town!
Whether you’re looking for your first Broadway musical, whether you’ve seen the Academy Award®-winning film and want to experience the show live on stage or whether you’ve seen it before and want to recapture the magic, CHICAGO always delivers!

Season subscriptions to the Palace’s 17 -18 Broadway Series are available by calling the Box Office at 203-346-2000. Season subscribers receive exclusive benefits and services not available to single ticket buyers, including reserved seating in preferred locations, up to twenty-percent ticket savings, free ticket exchange privileges, convenient payment plans, and exclusive presale opportunities to all Palace events.

For more information or to request subscription information in the mail, call the Box Office at 203-346-2000 or visit

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