’Waitress,’ the hit Broadway musical, brings down the curtain on the 2018-19 Broadway season at Hanover Theatre in Worcester May 22-26.
'Waitress,' the hit Broadway musical, brings down the curtain on the 2018-19 Broadway season at Hanover Theatre in Worcester May 22-26.

The Hanover Theatre in Worcester is in the midst of its Broadway Series. And while subscriptions for the 2018-2019 season are no longer available, single tickets are for remaining award-winning shows.

"The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical," on stage Jan. 31-Feb. 3, takes audiences on an epic quest where myths and legends take shape in this musical adaptation of Rick Riordan's best-selling Disney-Hyperion novel.

Next up in the series is "On Your Feet! The Emilio and Gloria Estefan Broadway Musical." On stage March 27-31, the show takes audiences behind the hit record-making Estefans.

"Ben Perry's Tap Dogs," playing April 11-14, turns dancing upside-down and into the ultimate night out in its construction-site setting.

The season comes to a close with the acclaimed "Waitress," May 22-26. The show, which got its start at the American Repertory Theatre in Cambridge, celebrates friendship, motherhood and the delights of well-made pie.

The 2019-2020 subscription season will be announced in the spring. Visit www.thehanovertheatre.org for info on these and other shows playing here.

Nancye Tuttle's email address is nancyedt@verizon.net.



GETTING PSYCHED: Matt Fraser, the psychic medium who has been featured on NBC Morning News, FOX News and CBS Radio, makes a trip to Worcester's Mechanics Hall on Sunday, Feb. 3, for a 1 p.m. group-style session. Fraser is gifted at bringing through names, dates and validations from loved ones who have passed away. Fraser tries to read as many people as time allows, but admission to the event does not guarantee a reading. Recommended for ages 21 and up. Tickets $50 at www.mechanicshall.org. For info on Fraser, visit www.meetmattfraser.org.

FEELING BUFF: The stage will heat up this fall at Boston's Emerson Colonial Theatre for the world premiere, pre-Broadway run of the outrageous new musical "Magic Mike." Running Nov. 30-Jan. 5, the show, it's a prequel to the hit movies "Magic Mike" and "Magic Mike XXL" and tells the story of how the world's favorite stripping sensation first found his mojo. Tickets are on sale now at 888-616-0272 or call 888-616-0272.

'LES MIZ' RETURNS: Tickets are on sale for "Les Miserables," playing the Boston Opera House April 16-28. Now in its 33rd year and along with the Oscar-winning movie version, it has been seen by more than 130 million people in 44 countries and 22 languages around the world. Tickets start at $44.50 at 800-982-2787 or visit www.BroadwayInBoston.com.

KID STUFF: Greater Boston Stage Company in Stoneham is in the midst of its Young Company Winter Festival. Now through the end of February, four fully-stage musicals are being performed by young actors in grades 1-12. The shows include "Junie B. Jones Jr."; "Annie"; "Disney's Beauty and the Beast"; and "25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee." Tickets are $15. Call 781-279-2200 or visit www.greaterbostonstage.org for dates and to purchase tickets.