OCTOBER 5 – NOVEMBER 20, 2022
A Tony Award winner for Best Musical, Guys and Dolls
tells the story of New York City gambler Nathan Detroit, who dreams of setting up a big dice game while avoiding the authorities—and marriage to his longtime fiancée. Meanwhile, fellow gambler Sky Masterson ends up wooing a strait-laced missionary in a scheme to fund the game. WBTT will add its own special twist to this crowd-pleasing show!
NOVEMBER 30 – DECEMBER 23, 2022
WBTT lovingly presents its Christmas card to the community, Langston Hughes’ Black Nativity. The show is adapted anew by WBTT Founder Nate Jacobs each time we stage it. Black Nativity is a celebration of the nativity story, with gospel, blues, spiritual and Christmas music paired with the poetry of Langston Hughes and the creativity of WBTT. All ages will enjoy this high-energy, inspiring show.
Black Nativity is not a part of our regular subscription season.
JANUARY 4 – FEBRUARY 12, 2023
In the 1890s, a group of African American women leave the oppressive South and settle in the all-Black town of Nicodemus, Kansas. Their determination to survive in a harsh region is tested as they build new lives. With flashes of humor amid serious themes, Flyin’ West sheds new light on a seldom-told chapter of American history.
FEBRUARY 22 – APRIL 9, 2023
An inspirational journey through American pop music, Dreamgirls chronicles one fictional Motown group’s rise from obscurity to superstardom. The musical explores themes of ambition, hope and betrayal, all set in the glamorous and competitive world of the music industry. You’ll love the WBTT version—as the song says, “Just dream it baby, we’ll be there!”
APRIL 19 – MAY 28, 2023
Thomas Wright “Fats” Waller was an American jazz pianist, composer, singer and comedic entertainer. Nate Jacobs’ original tribute to this irrepressible artist features Waller’s signature songs, including “Ain’t Misbehavin’,” “Honeysuckle Rose,” “Your Feet’s Too Big,” “The Joint is Jumpin’” and many more.