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JOIN US FOR OUR

2024/2025 SEASON

THE SHOWS

JUNE 13-30, 2024

World Premiere of

OCTOBER 3-19, 2024

DECEMBER 6-21, 2024

MARCH 27-APRIL 13, 2025

JUNE 13-29, 2025

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ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

JANEECE FREEMAN CLARK

Welcome to Vanguard Theater's 2024/2025 season, where we invite you to embark on a transformative journey of self-discovery, acceptance, and the pursuit of meaning. At Vanguard, our mission is clear: to challenge societal and cultural narratives through theater dedicated to DREAM—Diversity, Reciprocity, Education, Activism, and Mentorship.

Throughout this season, our productions serve as vehicles for exploration, inviting audiences to engage with themes that resonate deeply with the fabric of our society. From the enchanting fantasy of "Pippin" to the raw authenticity of "Fade," each performance offers a unique perspective on the human experience.

As we navigate the complexities of identity, belonging, and connection, we strive to foster an environment of inclusivity and dialogue. Our commitment to diversity ensures that voices from all walks of life are represented on our stage, enriching the tapestry of our storytelling.

Through education and mentorship, we empower the next generation of artists and activists to amplify their voices and effect positive change in their communities. By actively engaging with our audience, we spark conversations that challenge perceptions and inspire action.

Join us this season as we continue our journey of exploration and discovery, united in our dedication to reshaping the narratives that define us. Together, let's dream of a world where every voice is heard, every story is valued, and every heart is opened to the transformative power of theater.

PIPPIN

JUNE 13-30, 2024

Book by Roger O. Hirson
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz

Immerse yourself in the enchanting tale of Pippin, where fantasy and reality collide in a whirlwind of adventure and intrigue. Follow our enigmatic hero as he seeks purpose and fulfillment in a world full of possibilities and pitfalls. As Pippin navigates the trials and tribulations of life, love, and the pursuit of happiness, we invite you to journey beyond the ordinary and discover the extraordinary. Through dazzling choreography, unforgettable music, and a cast of characters like no other, Pippin allows you to join the journey and discover the magic that lies within.

CORDIALLY, INDISPOSED

OCTOBER 3-19, 2024

Written by Doriane Swain

You are cordially invited to witness the lifeforce activation of and subsequent marriage to a MASTERPIECE. Come witness the remarkable fusion of science, alchemy, love, and madness.  

The Maker is determined to start a family with the right partner, which through AI, she has almost successfully created - but in order for lifeforce activation to work, she must harvest the best attributes from the worst specimens—her exes. As she extracts her way to finish her Masterpiece, she must relive the trials and trauma that led her to be resolutely indisposed.  

SHE LOVES ME

DECEMBER 6-21, 2024

Book by Joe Masteroff
Music by Jerry Bock
Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick

Step into the enchanting world of She Loves Me, where the scent of love mingles with the fragrance of secrets in a 1930s European parfumerie. Georg and Amalia, two sharp-witted colleagues, wage a war of words by day while unknowingly becoming each other's confidants through anonymous letters by night. As their correspondence deepens, revealing truths and vulnerabilities, they discover that the true essence of love lies in the delicate dance of honesty and connection. Join them on a journey where laughter and longing intertwine, and where the pursuit of genuine affection leads to unexpected revelations and heartwarming revelations.

FADE

MARCH 27 - APRIL 13, 2025

Written by Tanya Sarracho

In the vibrant tapestry of "Fade," the intricate threads of class and race entwine. Follow Lucia, a trailblazing Mexican-born novelist, on her groundbreaking journey into the world of television writing. Amid the glitz and glamor of Hollywood, Lucia forms an unexpected bond with Abel, a janitor whose quiet strength and wisdom resonate deeply with her own experiences. As their friendship blooms, secrets unravel and barriers dissolve, unveiling the raw beauty of shared humanity amidst societal divisions. Join them in exploring the transformative power of connection and authenticity in this riveting tale of identity and belonging.

KINKY BOOTS

JUNE 12-29, 2025

Book by Harvey Fierstein
Music and Lyrics by Cyndi Lauper

You are cordially invited to witness the lifeforce activation of and subsequent marriage to a MASTERPIECE. Come witness the remarkable fusion of science, alchemy, love, and madness.  

The Maker is determined to start a family with the right partner, which through AI, she has almost successfully created - but in order for lifeforce activation to work, she must harvest the best attributes from the worst specimens—her exes. As she extracts her way to finish her Masterpiece, she must relive the trials and trauma that led her to be resolutely indisposed.  

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