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Get ready for a yearlong celebration of great theatre! We are thrilled to have you back at Geva for our 50th Anniversary Season.

A Christmas Carol

Wilson Stage
November 29 – December 30, 2022

By Charles Dickens
Adapted & Directed by Mark Cuddy 
Music & Lyrics by Gregg Coffin
Musical Direction by Don Kot 
Choreography by Meggins Kelley


The sparkling classic returns, full of spectacular magic, heartwarming music, and holiday tradition. On Christmas Eve, Scrooge is visited by a series of ghosts who remind him who he was and what he might yet become. He learns the true meaning of the season and that it’s never too late to make a new start. The famous tale of redemption for the most despised man in London will awaken your heart and rekindle your spirit in this critically acclaimed adaptation.

Ain’t Misbehavin’: The Fat’s Waller Musical Show 

Wilson Stage
January 17 – February 12, 2023

Conceived by Richard Maltby, Jr. and Murray Horwitz
Directed & choreographed by Jeffrey L. Page
Co-production with Barrington Stage and Westport Country Playhouse

Winner of 3 Tony Awards – including Best Musical

Ain’t Misbehavin’ is a vibrant celebration of jazz pioneer Fats Waller’s extraordinary career.  Jeffrey L. Page (a Broadway director and longtime choreographer for Beyoncé) brings a radical new approach to the show which reveals the masks Fats Waller and his musicians assumed while performing for white audiences – as they created the music of a new era.

Featuring classics from the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s-40s such as “Honeysuckle Rose,” “Your Feet’s Too Big” and “T’Aint Nobody’s Business if I Do,” performed by a cast of five and a live, onstage jazz band, this new production of Ain’t Misbehavin’ will energize, enlighten and entertain.

Woody Sez: The Life and Music of Woody Gutherie

Fielding Stage
February 1 – 19, 2023

Devised by David M. Lutken with Nick Corley and
Darcie Deaville, Helen Jean Russell and Andy Teirstein

“Nobody living can ever stop me / As I go walking that freedom highway / Nobody living can make me turn back / This land was made for you and me”

A poignant, toe-tapping tribute to the original folk hero. Told with his own words and music, Woody Sez is the story of Woody Guthrie, whose protest ballads of the ’30s and ’40s illuminated the beauty and struggles of the common man and inspired a new generation of American songwriters including Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Odetta, Ani DiFranco, and Bruce Springsteen. A cast of four actor-musicians performing multiple instruments bring Guthrie’s gripping and sometimes tragic biography to life. Featuring “Bound for Glory,” “Pastures of Plenty,” “The Ballad of Tom Joad,” “This Land is Your Land,” and many more of the folk icon’s enduring anthems.

Russian Troll Farm: A Workplace Comedy

Wilson Stage
February 28 – March 26, 2023

By Sarah Gancher
Directed by Darko Tresnjak
Produced in association with Dori Berinstein & Doc Theatre
World Premiere

“I need tweets aimed at divorced white mothers with health problems, ages 55 to 74, in Kenosha, Wisconsin”

Steve likes Masha; Masha likes Nikolai; and Egor just likes to troll Black Twitter. It’s another day at the office in the Russian government’s infamous Internet Research Agency, where workers are tasked with manipulating social media to forward the Russian agenda at home and abroad. Office comedy meets political satire in Sarah Gancher’s acclaimed new play based on real events, set in the lead-up to the 2016 U.S. Presidential election. Directed by Tony Award-Winner Darko Tresnjak (A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder).

we are continuous 

Fielding Stage
March 22 – April 9, 2023

By Harrison David Rivers

“And I’m thinking about how parents don’t make vows to love their children. How there isn’t a ceremony for that—or how, if there is, the child isn’t old enough to remember it, let alone comprehend it. And how maybe that’s a mistake.”

Simon and his mother, Ora, have always been close. She’s been his champion, his defender, and his friend. But when a life-changing secret comes to light, can their bond survive? Can love heal what’s broken between them? we are continuous is a tender, heartbreaking and hopeful story about how people change and how love evolves.

Harrison David Rivers is Geva’s Playwright-in-Residence for the 2022-23 Season.

And So We Walked: An Artist’s Journey Along the Trail of Tears

Wilson Stage
April 4 – 23, 2023

Written & Performed by DeLanna Studi
Directed by Corey Madden

DeLanna Studi, Cherokee performance artist and activist, shares a powerful, multi-faceted dramatic memoir in And So We Walked: An Artist’s Journey Along the Trail of Tears. This frank, heartwarming and inspiring story recounts the experience of a contemporary Cherokee woman (Studi) who, with her father, embarks on an incredible 900-mile journey along the Trail of Tears to truly understand her own identity and the conflicts of her nation. The play recounts the six-week journey, which retraced the path her great-great grandparents took in the 1830s during the forced relocation of 17,000 Cherokee from their homelands.  

And So We Walked draws on extraordinary interviews, historical research, and the artist’s personal experience to convey the complexities and conflicts with which the Cherokee wrestle. Studi received the 2016 Butcher Scholar Award from The Autry Museum of the American West in acknowledgement of her work on And So We Walked.

Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella 

Wilson Stage
May 9 – June 4, 2023

Music by Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
New Book by Douglas Carter Beane
Original Book by Oscar Hammerstein II
Directed by Shelley Butler 
Choreographed by Jessica Chen

“In my own little corner, in my own little chair, I can be whatever I want to be.
On the wing of my fancy I can fly anywhere, and the world will open its arms to me.”

The Tony Award-winning musical from the creators of South Pacific and The Sound of Music. Douglas Carter Beane’s adaptation of this well-loved classic invites us to build a better, kinder world together. When she meets a dragon-slaying young prince who is just assuming control of his government, Ella helps spark transformation and empower the disenfranchised in their kingdom. With the help of her fairy godmother, a pumpkin and a little magic and humor, Ella, Prince Topher and their generous friends will inspire and delight the whole family.

Featuring designs inspired by French pop-up books and spellbinding on-stage illusions, this triumphant Cinderella fits like a glass slipper! Shelley Butler (The Magician’s Daughter at Geva) directs.

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