It felt like Stages had barely ushered audiences into its brand-new, $35-million home at the Gordy when the pandemic hit last year, forcing theaters across the city to temporarily close their doors. 

Well, the Gordy's doors are finally re-opening to audiences once more, Stages recently announced, and its 44th season will be an in-person occasion. The season, which boasts six world premieres, kicks off with Hook’s Tale, a new interpretation of J.M. Barrie’s classic story about the boy who wouldn’t grow up, in October. Other highlights include Sister’s Christmas-timed return to Stages and the TV-show inspired MacGyver: The Musical, as well as Civil Rights-set You Are Cordially Invited to Sit-In from Houston playwright ShaWanna Renee Rivon and Song of Me, a story about “family, tradition, Vietnamese cooking, and growing up in Houston” by Mai Lê and Đạt Peter Ton.

And if October feels too far away, fans will have the chance to get reacquainted with the space during the company’s upcoming summer production of Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill (June 18–July 18), which finds legendary jazz singer Billie Holiday reminiscing about her life and career during one of her final 1959 performances.

See Stages' schedule, including dates, below and purchase tickets stagestheatre.com:

 Stages 2021–2022 Season

Hook’s Tale: Oct 1–17, 2021*

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee: Oct 15–Nov 14, 2021

Sister’s Christmas Catechism: The Mystery of the Magi’s Gold: Nov 26–Dec 31, 2021

Panto Little Mermaid: Dec 3–31, 2021*

MacGyver: The Musical: Feb 4–Mar 6, 2022*

Sin Muros (Without Walls): A Latinx Theater Festival: Feb 17–20, 2020

Sunrise Coven: Mar 25–Apr 11, 2022*

You Are Cordially Invited to Sit-In: Apr 1–May 22, 2022*

Black Super Hero Magic Mama: Apr 22–May 8, 2022

Song of Me: May 27–June 12, 2022*

* World Premiere

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