Introducing the 2023/24 Season
We are excited to share with you our 2023/24 Season—Theatre Horizon’s largest season yet! Keep reading to see all the offerings we have lined up for next year.
2023/24 Season Shows & Events
Sounds of Norristown: A Jazz Brunch
Saturday, September 23, 2023
Featuring performances by Norristown Community Members
Theatre Horizon veteran and accomplished vocalist Elle.Morris will headline a one-day-only jazz brunch as part of Valley Forge Tourism & Convention Board’s second annual Montco Jazz Fest, curated by acclaimed artist Joanna Pascale. Join Elle. and featured performers from the Norristown community in this one-of-a-kind musical event. One free ticket with the purchase of any subscription!
One Book One Norristown Kickoff
Friday, September 29, 2023
Featuring New York Times Best-Selling Author, Daniel José Older
One Book One Norristown 2023 kicks off at Theatre Horizon with a special visit and book signing by The New York Times best-selling author Daniel José Older, a lead story architect for Star Wars: The High Republic. He is the author of the Young Adult urban fantasy series Outlaw Saints, the sci-fi adventure Flood City, and the monthly comic series The High Republic Adventures. A free event in partnership with One Book One Norristown.
Coco and The Rocky Horror Picture Show Interactive Movie Screenings
October 20-22, 2023
Get ready to quiver with anticipation! Theatre Horizon will present a two-part movie screening event featuring the family favorite Disney Pixar’s Coco during the day, including a live mariachi band with activities for all ages in the lobby. In the evening, the company will present The Rocky Horror Picture Show, a tribute performance featuring live drag performances led by Eric Jaffe.
Siluetas in Concert
November 3-4, 2023
Book and Lyrics by Erlina Ortiz
Music and Lyrics by Robi Hager
Award-winning artist Erlina Ortiz teams up with Broadway vet Robi Hager to present a behind-the-scenes look into the process of writing a new musical in this concert reading of Siluetas by Theatre Horizon’s long-time partners at Power Street Theatre. Be among the first to hear a brand-new trilingual musical celebrating forgiveness, radical love, and the true meaning of home. Siluetas was developed at the Eugene O’Neill Center for their 2022 NMTC.
Dinora, a Cuban-American immigrant, and Khalilah, a Syrian refugee, move in together amidst a charged 2016 presidential campaign, the lifting of the Cuban embargo, and the escalation of the Syrian Civil War. Through their growing, and sometimes tumultuous friendship, they learn about forgiveness, radical love, and the true meaning of home.
SILUETAS, un musical nuevo, trae a la luz la historia de inmigrantes y refugiados. La ex ama de casa Dinora y la activista y artista Khalilah se mudan juntas en medio de la tensa elección presidencial de 2016, el relajamiento del embargo Cubano y la escalada de la Guerra Civil Siria. A través de su creciente amistad y un poco de ayuda de los Ancestros, aprenden sobre la importancia de la comunidad, la amistad, y el perdón. Con libreto de Erlina Ortiz y música y letra de Robi Hager, SILUETA captura el dolor del desplazamiento, la necesidad de elección y la incertidumbre que todos enfrentamos cuando las fronteras son más importantes que la familia.
سلويتا، عرض موسيقي جديد يبرز قصص المهاجرين واللاجئين ويسلط عليهم الضوء. تنتقل الزوجة السابقة وذات الطبع المحافظ واسمها دينورا للعيش مع الفنانة الناشطة خليلة وذلك وسط حملة رئاسية مشحونة لعام 2016 ، وتخفيف الحظر المفروض على كوبا، وتصاعد الحرب الأهلية السورية. من خلال صداقتهم المتنامية وقليل من الإرشادات والنصائح من الأجداد، يتعلمون عن أهمية المجتمع والصداقة والتسامح. من خلال كتابة وكلمات لإيرلينا أورتيز وموسيقى وكلمات لروبي هاجر ، تسلط سلويتا الضوء على الألم الناتج عن التهجير القسري والحاجة إلى الاختيار والحيرة التي نواجهها جميعًا عندما تكون الحدود الجغرافية أكثر أهمية من الأسرة.
December 8-17, 2023
Featuring return performances from Theatre Horizon favorites
Theatre Horizon’s annual holiday tradition will welcome back a cast of favorite performers from throughout the years for a festive and jolly musical event.
Broccoli, Roosevelt, and Mr. House
February 8-18, 2024
Created by The Berserker Residents – Justin Jain, David Johnson, and Bradley K. Wrenn
Featuring Justin Jain, Bradley K. Wreen, and Jacinta Yelland
Directed by Trey Lyford
Can broccoli make you giggle? How much dance is too much dance? And does your house have feelings? The Berserker Residents come to Theatre Horizon with an unpredictable, vibrant comedy for all ages that combines snazzy games, silly sounds, and physical flights of fancy. Three wacky characters encourage interaction and elicit pure joy with this original, fun, and vibrant show. Recommended for children ages 5+ with their families.
April 4-14, 2024
Book, Music, and Lyrics by Jonathan Larson
David Auburn, Script Consultant
Vocal Arrangements and Orchestrations by Stephen Oremus
Directed by Nell Bang-Jensen and Robi Hager
Featuring Robi Hager
From Jonathan Larson—the Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning visionary behind the worldwide phenomenon Rent—comes this autobiographical musical about Jon, an aspiring musical theatre composer turning 30 and at a crossroads: Should he keep pursuing his dreams of creating the next Broadway musical or abandon them entirely for a more lucrative career? Helmed by Broadway’s Robi Hager, Theatre Horizon will transform our theater into a ‘90s dive bar for an intimate reimagining of this story of personal discovery and the sacrifices a working artist makes to achieve success.
tick, tick…BOOM! was originally produced off-Broadway in June 2001, by Victoria Leacock, Robyn Goodman,
Dede Harris, Lorie Cowen Levy, Beth Smith
tick, tick…BOOM! Is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.mtishows.com
Priyanka Shetty Performs
A One-Woman Show to Be Announced
May 16-19, 2024
A One-Woman Show by Priyanka Shetty
Internationally acclaimed solo performer and playwright Priyanka Shetty will return home to the Philly region to perform a one-woman show in a limited engagement in Norristown, fresh off the heels of a successful run at the Edinburgh Fringe, sold-out Off-Broadway performances and standing room only at The Kennedy Center. With humor, insight, and raw energy, her plays pose critical questions about contemporary issues, engender dialogue, and call for solidarity and collective action. This piece will feature “the driving force of Ms. Shetty’s electrifyingly physical performance” (Get Your Coats On) and what she’s best known for: powerful art that is a reflection of our times.
Theatre Horizon is offering more than ever this season with events ranging from a jazz brunch featuring members of the Norristown community to a high-energy show for audiences of all ages to an intimate staging of a favorite musical. And with more to choose from than ever before, you can select the subscription that works best for you.
This season we’re offering three subscription types: a pick-your-own 3-show subscription, a pick-your-own 5-show subscription, and for the Theatre Horizon devotee, a subscription that invites you to see every show in our 2023/24 Season. In line with our reimagined ticket model, all subscription options will feature four price points–two Pay-What-You-Can tiers and two Pay-It-Forward tiers–and will include a free ticket to our Sounds of Norristown: A Jazz Brunch on Saturday, September 23, 2023 (as well as additional subscription perks) as our gift to you.
Here are the quick facts about subscriptions:
- There are 3 subscription types this year: a 3-show subscription; a 5-show subscription; and a full-season (7-show) subscription.
- Each subscription includes a ticket to our spring musical so you don’t have to worry about the show selling out! Each subscription, regardless of level, also includes a free ticket to our first event of the season, Sounds of Norristown: A Jazz Brunch.
- There are four tiers of subscription prices that are based off of our single ticket prices. Just like our single tickets, you can choose the price point that feels right for you.
- Subscribers will receive benefits such as free ticket exchanges, concession vouchers, the ability to reserve your seats in advance of single tickets going on sale, Theatre Horizon merchandise, and—if you opt for our two highest subscription tiers—a complimentary ticket or two so you can bring a friend with you to a show!
Subscriptions will allow you to experience Theatre Horizon and receive great perks all season long so we hope you consider joining us by purchasing your subscription today!