Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre-Media Centre
Season image by Relish Branding.




Based on the screenplay by Jonathan Lynn
Written by Sandy Rustin
Additional material by Hunter Foster and Eric Price
Based on the Paramount Pictures Motion Picture
Based on the Hasbro board game CLUE
Original Music by Michael Holland
Directed by Dennis Garnhum


OCT 17–NOV 11, 2023

Based on the cult classic movie and murder mystery board game, Clue is a fast-paced farce, with big laughs and snappy dialogue. A mysterious party, unusual monikers and a deadly secret bring together Colonel Mustard, Mrs. White, Mr. Green, Mrs. Peacock, Professor Plum and Miss Scarlet for a night they’ll never forget. Of course, a dead body will throw a wrench into even the best parties!
This colourful cast of characters may seem at odds with each other, but they all have one thing in common: they want to know whodunnit.

A co-production with the Grand Theatre


The Sound of Music

Music by Richard Rodgers  
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse
Suggested by “The Trapp Family Singers” by Maria Augusta Trapp
Directed by Rachel Peake
NOV 28–DEC 23, 2023

One of the most beloved musicals of all time, The Sound of Music spoils us with our favourite things: songs we know by heart, the unsolvable Maria, her singing Sisters, the spunky von Trapp children and the imperious Captain who resists the rise of nationalism but not his growing affection for the sweet-hearted governess.
With infectious spirit and boundless joy, Maria brings music and laughter into the lives of the von Trapp family. Showcasing signature songs like Do-Re-Mi, My Favorite Things, So Long, Farewell and Climb Ev’ry Mountain, this cherished musical will delight you and your family this holiday season.

A co-production with Citadel Theatre
Sponsored by The Asper Foundation & The Gail Asper Family Foundation


Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

Book by Douglas McGrath
Words and Music by Gerry Goffin & Carole King | Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil
Music by Arrangement with Sony/ ATV Music Publishing
Orchestrations, Vocal and Incidental Music Arrangements by Steve Sidwell
Directed by Kelly Thornton
JAN 9–FEB 3, 2024

Woven with irresistible performances of chart-topping songs from the R&B era and Carole King’s solo career, including the Grammy Award-winning album Tapestry, Beautiful tracks the rise of an artist who becomes one of the most celebrated singer-songwriters of all time.
Carole King dreams of being a songwriter, despite her mother’s insistence that “Girls don’t write music. They teach it.” With talent to burn and youthful determination, Carole forges an unlikely path into the New York music business. When she pairs up with lyricist Gerry Goffin, her career soars. Soon, they’re churning out hits for The Drifters, Bobby Vee and The Shirelles. But when their relationship hits a sour note, Carole must find her own voice. The remarkable story of a legendary musician.

A co-production with the Segal Centre


The Mountaintop

By Katori Hall
Original Direction by Audrey Dwyer
FEB 14–MAR 9, 2024

As a storm rages on April 3, 1968, civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. retires to his room at the Lorraine Motel. Exhausted, agitated and craving a cigarette, King wrestles with his next speech. When a beautiful maid delivers coffee to the room, small talk veers into a surprising conversation that exposes the preacher’s vanity, vulnerability and uncompromising humanity. In this gripping reimagination of the night before King’s assassination, we witness the hope and struggle of a man who must confront his destiny and his legacy to the people.

The Lehman Trilogy

By Stefano Massini
Adapted by Ben Power
Directed by Richard Greenblatt
MAR 20–APR 13, 2024

In the 1840s, three immigrant brothers stood out from their Alabama neighbours: their textiles shop was closed on Saturday but open Sunday, they had a sign that contrasted a black background with bright yellow letters and, most importantly, they had a penchant for business that took them on a rags-to-riches story that reverberated into the 21st century.
With masterful storytelling, the Lehman brothers, Henry, Emanuel and Mayer, spin a tale of opportunity, invention and capitalism as they painstakingly weave their family into the fabric of America. The epic story of a nation.

The Comeback

By Trish Cooper and Sam Vint
Directed by Eric Coates

APR 24–MAY 18, 2024

When Jesse falls for Adam, neither have any idea what the future holds. But when they get pregnant, they must navigate the awkward and sometimes hilarious relationship between their Métis and settler families as they face the idea of raising a child.
On the surface, Adam’s family is a rowdy, down-to-earth, blended family. But a legacy of racism has left its scars. Jesse wants to understand Adam but even he doesn’t know who he really is. Until he decides to write a play and spark his family’s comeback. A comedy about love and what it means to be family.


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