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Holmes & Watson
By Jeffrey Hatcher
September 7 - 24, 2023 | Waldron Auditorium
Summoned to a remote asylum on a rocky island, Dr. Watson investigates three inmates who all claim to be the genius sleuth, Sherlock Holmes. All the world knows Holmes died facing his nemesis Moriarty years ago, so who are these imposters? This eerie new chapter in the Sherlock Holmes saga will stir your blood and puzzle your mind.
Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives (1986)
Friday, Oct 13 at 10:00pm | Waldron Rose Firebay
Celebrate a Friday the 13th in October like a true horrorhound… with a screening of, arguably, the greatest installment in the long-running slasher franchise. Featuring the first appearance of the iconic “Zombie Jason,” Part VI is dumb, popcorn horror at its very 80s best. Filmmaker Tom McLoughlin packs this sequel with tons of horror homages and self-referential humor that predates films like Scream, making this the best introduction to everyone’s favorite machete-wielding maniac. And before you even ask… no, you don’t have to have seen parts 1 – 5 to enjoy the trashy, exploitative fun of Jason Lives!
Curious George: The Golden Meatball
Music by John Kavanaugh, Book and Lyrics by Jeremy Desmon
October 20 - November 5, 2023 | Waldron Auditorium
Everyone’s favorite mischievous monkey and “The Man in the Yellow Hat” spring to life in this adventure-filled musical. Join Curious George, the inquisitive, lovable monkey-star of books, movies, and the award-winning PBS television show, as he goes on a mission to save the Golden Meatball Contest in Rome! This musical story of encouragement, determination and selfless love will warm hearts and tummies alike.
Sponsored by Ike & Julie Arnove
October 20 - November 4 | Fall Fundraiser
The catcher signals. The pitcher winds up. The batter tightens his grip. Here it comes…It’s the 22nd Annual PlayOffs! Constellation’s biggest and most fun fundraiser of the year is here! The PlayOffs is a 24-hour short play fundraising competition in which a writer, director, actors, and managers team up to create a new piece of theater in just one day! Learn more and sign up to participate here.
Shock Treatment (1981)
Friday, Oct 20 at 7:30pm | Waldron Rose Firebay
It’s not a sequel… it’s not a prequel… it’s an equal! If you’re mad for The Rocky Horror Picture Show, you need some serious Shock Treatment. Original Rocky creators Richard O’Brien and Jim Sharman, are back, with a host of familiar faces including O’Brien and Patricia Quinn, with newcomers Jessica Harper and Cliff De Young in roles of Janet and Brad Majors. With an insanely catchy rock score, Shock Treatment is an under-appreciated gem and more-than-deserving of the same legendary cult status of its predecessor.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
Saturday, October 21 at 7:00pm & 11:00pm | Buskirk-Chumley Theater
Let’s do the Time Warp again! Constellation Stage & Screen continues The Rocky Horror Picture Show tradition this October with an interactive screening on Saturday, October 21 at 7:00pm & 11:00pm at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater. Arrive 30 minutes early for a Devirginization ritual and costume contest, featuring fabulous prizes. Prop bags available as a $5 add on!
Special Event: Glitches in Reality
Starring Simon Coronel
November 9 - 12, 2023 | Ted Jones Playhouse
Every three years, in what is deemed the “Olympics of Magic,” the global magic community comes together to name one magician the best of the best. In 2022, that magician was Simon Coronel.
Glitches in Reality features World Champion of Close-up Magic and FISM Grand Prix winner, Simon Coronel, in a show that blends theater and magic into a one-of-a-kind, once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical
Book by Dennis Kelly, Music & Lyrics by Tim Minchin
December 14 - 31, 2023 | Buskirk-Chumley Theater
From the visionary mind of Roald Dahl (author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and James and the Giant Peach) comes the Tony Award-winning Matilda the Musical! Matilda Wormwood is a gifted little girl armed with a sharp mind, a vivid imagination, and a love of books. Misunderstood by her cruel and unloving family, she is thrilled to begin school. Only one problem – the school is run by Miss Trunchbull, the evil headmistress who terrorizes the students with her strict discipline. Matilda soon takes a stand to defend her friends from Trunchbull’s wrath and outwit her unkind parents. Packed with high-energy dance numbers and astonishing stage magic, children and adults alike will be thrilled and delighted by the story of this extraordinary little girl!
By Jacqueline Bircher
January 25 - February 11, 2024 | Ted Jones Playhouse
When their Editor-in-Chief gets caught using some unexpected profanity, the employees of Webster’s Dictionary find themselves at the center of an internet uprising over gender and obscenity in the age of social media. As office politics collide with ambition, morality, and lexicography, the future of the English language hangs in the balance. A play about the power of words and the people who define them.
The Room (2003)
Saturday, February 17 at 7:00 & 10:00pm | Waldron Auditorium
“Oh Hai, Bloomington!” The BEST bad film of all time returns to BTown on Saturday, February 17. Since its release in 2004, The Room has become a once-in-a-generation sensation, referred to as “the Citizen Kane of bad movies,” and even inspiring a hit Hollywood film, The Disaster Artist, starring James Franco as enigmatic auteur Tommy Wiseau. This is your chance to catch it on the big screen the way it was intended to be seen… with a big group of friends during a night out.
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971): Taste-Along
Saturday, Feb 24 at 2:00pm & 6:00pm | Waldron Rose Firebay
TASTE-ALONG the WONKA way! Experience the favorite childhood classic like never before – with taste-along bags of treats for the whole family! Eat along with the film…when Charlie takes a bite, so do you! Charlie, a poor but hopeful boy, seeks one of the five coveted golden tickets that will send him on a tour of Willy Wonka’s mysterious chocolate factory.
The Play That Goes Wrong
By Henry Lewis, Henry Shields, & Jonathan Sayer
March 21 - April 7, 2024 | Waldron Auditorium
Monty Python meets Noises Off in this slapstick farce! Welcome to opening night of The Murder at Haversham Manor, where things are quickly going from bad to utterly disastrous. With an unconscious leading lady, a corpse that can’t play dead, and actors who trip over everything (including their lines), it’s comic gold that is sure to bring down the house.
The Fundraiser That Goes Right
At The Play That Goes Wrong
Sat, March 23 & 30 | Waldron Arts Center
Constellation Stage & Screen’s Producer Society invites you to a fundraiser unlike any other. Your ticket includes a special pre-show party featuring a strolling dinner, entertainment, and activities before a performance of The Play That Goes Wrong, Constellation’s can’t-miss spring farce that’s literally going to bring down the house! While the play goes horribly wrong… the rest of the evening will be a delightful celebration of the power of world-class theater and film in Bloomington. More details to be announced in January 2024.
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
Special Total Solar Eclipse Screening
Monday, April 8 at 7:30pm | Waldron Rose Firebay
After experiencing a once-in-a-lifetime total solar eclipse, have your mind blown again on the big screen with Stanley Kubrick’s sci-fi masterpiece 2001: A Space Odyssey. Widely considered one of the greatest films ever made, 2001 is a quintessential mind-bending marriage of sight and sound; an experience so exquisitely and expertly crafted that some people believe, to this day, that Kubrick helped fake the Apollo moon landing!
Alex Gold: Stuck on Repeat
By Sarah Ziegler Blair & Kellen Blair
April 26 - May 12, 2024 | Waldron Auditorium
11-year-old Alex Gold needs to repeat the 6th grade – maybe he shouldn’t have spent so much time watching superhero movies, playing adventure games, and drifting off into his own action-packed daydreams. Luckily, Alex has surrounded himself with some trusted friends (you, the audience!) to help him make the best choices to succeed! This one-of-a-kind classroom comedy blends improv and audience interaction, proving every day is an opportunity for reinvention. Can you successfully guide Alex through this hilarious new show where every single performance offers different twists and turns?
Music by Michael Kooman, Book & Lyrics by Christopher Dimond
June 6 - 23, 2024 | Waldron Auditorium
WARNING: This is not a love story. This brand new rock musical from the Emmy-nominated creators of The Enlightenment of Percival von Schmootz is a spicy rom com with a healthy dose of heart. Sam and Charlie have been together since freshman year of college. They love each other…but do they? As the marriage question looms, it’s time to find out what’s holding them back. The two agree to take a 30-day break to date other people and at the end of the month they’ll finally tie the knot…or will they?
Mamma Mia! (2008): Sing-Along
July 12 & 13, 2024 at 7:30pm | Waldron Auditorium
Calling all dancing queens and super troopers! Put on your best summer dress and grab a glass of wine, because it’s time for a Sing-Along! This smash-hit movie musical is the story of a bride-to-be trying to find her real father – told using hit songs by the popular 1970s group ABBA. Be sure to dress in your Mamma Mia best (whether disco or island inspired)! We’ll kick off the screening with a short, yet fun, pre-show activity, including a costume contest.
Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018): Sing-Along
Saturday, July 20, 2024 at 7:30pm | Waldron Auditorium
Continue the Mamma Mia fun with the ultimate movie musical sequel! Five years after the events of Mamma Mia! (2008), Sophie prepares for the grand reopening of the Hotel Bella Donna as she learns more about her mother’s free-spirited past. Featuring hit songs by the popular 1970s group ABBA, this summer sing-along experience is not to be missed! Costumes encouraged!