‘The Village, A Disco Musical!’ EXTENDS RUN

UPDATE October 14, 2022:

“Dixon Place has announced that The Village, A Disco Musical! is extending its hit engagement after its first week of sell-out performances.  The production will add performances on Friday, October 21 and Saturday, October 22 at 7:30 PM.”

Tickets cost $20-$28, and are available at Dixonplace.org

 

Playwright Thornton Wilder was never open about being gay, nor wrote about that part of life in his Pulitzer Prize-winning, metaphysical three-act play, Our Town.  Another of his plays, The Matchmaker, was set to music and became the 10-time Tony Award-winning musical, Hello Dolly!  This week, the former gets reimagined set to the dance floor beats of 1979 when The Village, A Disco Musical! premieres at Dixon Place for a limited run engagement from October 6 – 15, 2022.

Here’s how this “meta musical comedy” is described.

“Set in New York City in 1979, ‘The Village’ is loosely based on ‘Our Town’ (if Thornton Wilder had lived on Christopher Street). A colorful collage of characters drink, drug, dream, and dish about love, life, death and taxis, and, of course, break out into disco dance numbers.  The show is a valentine to fashion, fantasy, fun, New York City and Donna Summer.”

(cast of ‘The Village’ photo via Dixon Place website)

“Filled with high jinx, low kinks, and go-go boys,” the show features a cast of ten diverse actors and dancers. The Village is written by Nora Burns (David’s Friend, Unitard) and directed by Adam Pivirotto (Shondaland), with choreography by Robin Carrigan (Trick).

 

The Village, A Disco Musical! runs from October 6 – 15, 2022, on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. at Dixon Place (161A Chrystie Street between Rivington and Delancey) in New York City.

Tickets are $20-$28, and available at Dixonplace.org

 

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