Capital Repertory Theatre’s 2022-2023 season announced

Interior view of Capital Repertory Theatre on North Pearl Street in Albany. Inset: The 2022-23 lineup.
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Interior view of Capital Repertory Theatre on North Pearl Street in Albany. Inset: The 2022-23 lineup.

ALBANY — The 2022-2023 season at Capital Repertory Theatre will open with a familiar character in a not-so-familiar way with  “Dracula: A Comedy of Terrors,” co-written by one of theREP’s associate artists, Gordon Greenberg.

The full season was announced Tuesday by Proctors Collaborative on theREP’s Facebook page.

It is the second full year of programming at theREP’s new facility at 251 North Pearl St. in Albany.

“With the announcement of our 22-23 season, I feel like we are really back, with a selection of plays and musicals that span 500 years of great theater,” said Maggie Mancinelli-Cahill, theREP’s producing artistic director.

“It’s exhilarating to be able to give our audiences a full season with depth and variety — including Shakespeare’s audacious tale of identity mix-ups, a new very funny adaptation of a classic thriller, a provocative world premiere by an up-and-coming female playwright and a joyful celebration of classic country music.”

Each subscription to theREP includes a crossover show at Proctors in Schenectady. This year, that show is the Broadway classic “Hairspray” in addition to other extras.

Subscriptions for the 2022–2023 season go on sale April 13 and are available through the Box Office at Proctors, in person or via phone at 518-346-6204 Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. or online at proctors.org.

The 2022–2023 Season at theREP:

“Dracula: A Comedy of Terrors,” by Gordon Greenberg and Steve Rosen
Sept. 30- Oct. 23, 2022
Ever wondered what would happen if you took Bram Stoker’s legendary vampire tale and put it into a blender with the comedic influences of Mel Brooks, Monty Python and the 39 Steps? That’s just what happens in this 90-minute romp.  

“Hairspray” (at Proctors)
Dec. 6-11, 2022
As announced on Monday, Broadway’s Tony Award-winning musical comedy phenomenon is back on tour and stops in Schenectady. Join 16-year-old Tracy Turnblad in 1960s Baltimore as she sets out to dance her way onto TV’s most popular show.

“Secret Hour,” by Jenny Stafford (world premiere)
Jan. 27 – Feb. 19, 2023
Is a lie always a lie? Can it be a defense against hurting another person? Can it be a means to ensure the greater good? Married couple, Kate and Ben, she a work-alcoholic ethics professor and he an unemployed programmer, have invented the perfect game for getting to the truth and nothing but the truth. “Secret hour” is their time to share only the truth and no lies. When an automobile accident unexpectedly reveals Kate’s deepest and darkest secret, her marriage spins out of control.  

“A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” by William Shakespeare
Apr. 14 – May 7, 2023
In a world where women are captured and married to the highest bidder, what are four unrequited young lovers to do on a midsummer’s night? Of course: run away into the dream-like arms of an enchanted forest where sprites lurk and fairies rule.

“Honky Tonk Angels,” book by Ted Swindley, music by country’s greatest songwriters
July 14 – Aug. 20, 2023
The creator of “Always…Patsy Cline” brings to life “Honky Tonk Angels,” a musical celebration of the female stars of country. This foot-stompin’ musical mixes 30 classic country tunes into a laugh-filled story about three gutsy gals who are determined to better their lives and follow their dreams to Nashville to become the Honky Tonk Angels.

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