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Romance fills Theatre Charlotte’s 2015-16 season

The 2013 Theatre Charlotte production of “A Christmas Carol.” It returns Dec. 4-13.
The 2013 Theatre Charlotte production of “A Christmas Carol.” It returns Dec. 4-13. CHARLOTTE OBSERVER FILE PHOTO

Longtime monogamous love, vampire love, stiff-upper-lip British love, the maternal love of a teacher for a student and the love of – well, whatever those bizarre folks in the Addams Family find lovable.

That’s the romantic roster for Theatre Charlotte’s 2015-16 season. With its incendiary production of “The Normal Heart” underway, TC has announced its upcoming year and put season tickets on sale through April. You can buy a Flex 6 plan for $126, a Flex 10 for $200 or a Flex 12 for $228; those give you six, 10 or 12 vouchers to use as you like through the year.

You’ll get full details at 704-376-3777 or theatrecharlotte.org. Here’s how the season looks:

“La Cage Aux Folles,” Sept. 11-27: Albin and Georges live happily together in a French seaside resort, where they work at a gay nightclub. Trouble looms when Georges’ straight son wants to marry the daughter of a right-wing politician. Jerry Herman and Harvey Fierstein wrote the music and book.

“Dracula,” Oct. 30-Nov. 15: Steven Dietz adapted Bram Stoker’s evergreen (or should that be ever-red?) novel about a Transylvanian bloodsucker who attaches himself to upper-class Britishers.

“A Christmas Carol,” Dec. 4-13: Romulus Linney did this version of Charles Dickens’ novel.

“The Importance of Being Earnest,” Jan. 22-Feb. 7: Oscar Wilde wrote this comedy of manners about two British fops interested in making wealthy marriages so they can remain indolent.

“The Miracle Worker,” March 18-April 3: William Gibson’s Tony-winning play introduced many Americans to indomitable Helen Keller – born deaf, mute and blind – and her teacher, Annie Sullivan.

“The Addams Family,” May 13-29: Andrew Lippa, Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice wrote this musical, in which the child of an unconventional family must placate a suitor’s “normal” parents. Hey, it’s “La Cage Aux Folles” without drag!

Two non-package shows will be performed by young people: “The Wizard of Oz (Young Performers Edition)” July 8-12 by TCjr, and “Hairspray” July 17-19 by Student Theatre Guild.

Toppman: 704-358-5232

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