Here's What Will Be on Stage at Asolo Rep Next Season

The lineup includes a world premiere, a regional premiere and a salute to a beloved singer-songwriter.

By Staff March 27, 2024

Asolo Repertory Theatre

Asolo Repertory Theatre has announced the lineup for its 2024-2025 season, which includes Beautiful: The Carole King Musical; Ken Ludwig’s Lady Molly of Scotland Yard; Anna in the Tropics; Dancing in Lughnasa; Good Night, Oscar; Jesus Christ Superstar; and All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914.

“We are thrilled to create a season of stories that span oceans: from Ybor City, Florida to County Donegal, Ireland, and on to Jerusalem; stories about revolutions that forever changed the course of history to quiet moments that illuminate the recesses of the human heart; stories about songwriters and cigar-rollers, detectives and concert pianists, soldiers and saints," says Peter Rothstein, Asolo Rep’s producing artistic director. "I hope this season has something for everyone, and inside this array of characters we both see ourselves and come to understand each other.”

Here's a little more about each show. 

Asolo Rep producing artistic director Peter Rothstein will direct Ken Ludwig's Lady Molly of Scotland Yard and All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914.

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

November 16, 2024–January 5, 2025 

A smash hit on Broadway and London’s West End, this musical features two decades of King’s hits, including “You’ve Got a Friend,” “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman” and “I Feel the Earth Move.”

Ken Ludwig's Lady Molly of Scotland Yard

January 24, 2025-February 8, 2025

A world premiere from the prolific Ken Ludwig, writer of Crazy for You and Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express. Peg and Molly are two brilliant detectives from Scotland Yard. With bombs dropping over London, a simple murder investigation leads Molly and Peg deep into the British war effort and the top-secret code-breaking operation at Bletchley Park. Going undercover as cryptographers, they uncover a plot that will strike at the heart of the United Kingdom, launching a high-octane race against time. 

Anna in the Tropics

February 21, 2025–March 13, 2025

Nilo Cruz’s Pulitzer-prize winning play has been hailed by The New York Times as “a hymn to the transforming and potentially dangerous powers of art.” Set in Ybor City in 1929, cigars are rolled by hand as factory workers listen to the charged voices of lectors reading from newspapers, political pamphlets, and great works of literature. When a handsome lector arrives from Cuba, he brings with him a copy of Anna Karenina, igniting a powder keg of passion. With an industrial revolution looming on the horizon, Tolstoy, the tropics, and the American dream prove an intoxicating, volatile combination.

Dancing at Lughnasa

March 21, 2025-April 19, 2025 

Music and memory draw the audience back to the 1930s in this lyrical portrait of five fierce sisters holding onto each other through the joys and sorrows of life in rural Ireland. Their missionary uncle has sparked a town scandal, their means of employment are looking doubtful, and their country is caught between ancient traditions and Catholic expectations. Still, no problem is so great that it can’t be faced with hard work, family loyalty and, once a year, dancing at the annual harvest festival of Lughnasa. 

Good Night, Oscar

April 4, 2025–April 27, 2025

There’s a fine line between genius and insanity, and Oscar Levant erased it. A multi-hyphenate talent famous for his film appearances in An American in Paris and The Band Wagon, Levant was a fearless truth teller, a brilliant pianist, and an over-medicated, neurotic mess—a unique cocktail that made him a difficult person and a brilliant talk show guest. In this play, he battles network executives ahead of his 1958 appearance on The Tonight Show, which could make him a legend—if he manages not to unravel first.

Jesus Christ Superstar

May 17, 2025–June 15, 2025

Love. Betrayal. Redemption. Under the hot Judean sun, tempers fray and a rogue apostle questions his Messiah, who in turn questions his God. The choices they make will change the course of the world forever. Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice revolutionized theater when their epic rock opera debuted 50 years ago, introducing the world to such songs as “I Don’t Know How to Love Him” and “Heaven on Their Minds.”

All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914

December 6, 2024-December 22, 2024

It's Christmas on the Western Front. A German soldier sets down his rifle and steps into No Man’s Land, singing “Silent Night.” Thus begins an extraordinary night of fellowship, music and peace told through the words and the songs of the men who lived it. After acclaimed runs Off Broadway and across North America, this show will make its Sarasota debut in December, right in time for the holidays.

Season ticket renewals are available now, with new subscriptions on sale May 13, 2024. Single show tickets will go on sale in September. For more information, visit or call (941) 351-8000 or (800) 361-8388. 

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