The season will open with the ABBA inspired musical “Mamma Mia!” (June 13 – June 30, 2018), then present the popular Disney musical “Newsies” (July 18 – August 4, 2018). Next is the epic retelling of the classic “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” (August 15 – September 1, 2018) which received its American premiere at the La Jolla Playhouse. The season concludes with the dazzling “Chicago” (September 12 – 29, 2018), the longest-running American musical on Broadway.
“The 2018 season has everything Moonlight audiences want and more,” said Producing Artistic Director Steven Glaudini. “We are excited to offer to our audiences four titles that have never been seen before on our stage. Nobody can argue with the popularity of Mamma Mia, and it’s the perfect breezy opener to our season next year. The remaining shows of the summer are bold and tell some of the greatest stories in musical theatre. Newsies is particularly inspiring and tells one of the great turn-of-the-century stories about social injustice, a subject that is still topical today. Hunchback had its birth locally at the La Jolla Playhouse and is the only collaboration between Alan Menken and Steven Schwartz. Chicago is a title I’ve longed to produce at Moonlight and one of our most requested shows.”
Subscriptions for the 2018 season will go on sale in January, followed by single tickets going on sale in March.