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In-Person Theater Resumes at the Public


After a month-long hiatus with suspended productions due to severe COVID-19 levels in San Antonio, the Public Theater of San Antonio is ready to resume in-person performances. Three out of the four remaining shows from the 2021-22 season are back in queue for the spring and summertime slots. However, one show is not slated to return due to scheduling and other factors. A Bronx Tale The Musical has been removed from the lineup.

“It was incredibly hard for us to make the decision to drop A Bronx Tale The Musical from the season,” said Executive Artistic Director Claudia de Vasco. “In the end, it came down to scheduling, budget, capacity, among other factors that we tried to address from every angle. Fortunately, we are only losing one show this season, which we feel is a very positive accomplishment given the circumstances.”

  35mm: A Musical Exhibition Re-Opens the Season

Ryan Scott Oliver’s groundbreaking new concept musical, 35mm: A Musical Exhibition picks up the season, opening Friday, Mar. 25. The music and lyrics are written by Ryan Scott Oliver and based on the photography of Matthew Murphy. The production plays at the Russell Hill Rogers Theater at San Pedro Playhouse in San Pedro Park, Mar. 25 through April 17.  The Public Theater has announced the cast and creative team. It will star John Berring, Jennifer Hoskins, Chaz Ingraham*, Isidro Medina* and Jillian Sainz.

It is directed by Rick Sanchez. The production team also includes Andrew Hendley (music director), Paige Berry (choreographer), Cordelia Rios (scenic designer), Michael Ciaramitaro (costume designer), Nathan Thurman (lighting designer), Carolyn Orosco (sound and projections designer) and Saphire Mendez* (stage manager).

 * Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.

Run time: 75 minutes with no intermission
Show themes: May contain themes and content not suitable for all audiences.

Events in Celebration of 35mm: A Musical Exhibition:

  • Opening Night – Friday, Mar. 25, 2022 at 7:30 p.m.
  • ASL Interpreted Performance – Friday, Apr. 8 at 7:30 p.m.
  • ASL Interpreted Performance – Sunday, Apr. 10 at 2 p.m.
  • Engagement Night – Thursday, Mar. 31 at 7 p.m.
  • Engagement Night with ASL –  Thursday, Apr. 7 at 7 p.m.

The remainder of the season productions will play on these dates:

She Loves Me
May 20-June 12, 2022,
Russell Hill Rogers Theater
Book by Joe Masteroff
Music by Jerry Bock
Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick
Based on a Play by Miklos Laszlo

Once on This Island, A Musical
July 15-Aug. 7, 2022
Russell Hill Rogers Theater
Book by Lynn Ahrens
Music by Stephen Flaherty
Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Based on My Love, My Love by Rosa Guy

Ticket prices for all shows are $45 (Standard), $30 (Military/Student/Senior*), and $15 (Child Under 12). Ordering information and showtimes can be found here. All shows are performed at the Russell Hill Rogers Theater, 800 W. Ashby Place.

Feature photo: color rendering of set design for 35mm: A Musical Exhibition. All photos courtesy Public Theater of San Antonio.

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