On October 23 and 24, 2021, we presented A MIDSUMMER HOUR, Shakespeare's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM distilled into an hour of fast-paced frivolity! This performance at CADMAN PLAZA PARK and is FREE to everyone! Part of RESTART NY, this project is made possible with funds from the Statewide Community Regrants Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Governor's Office and the New York State Legislature, administered by Brooklyn Arts Council.
We are extremely pleased to have received this grant, a testament to the quality of our work over the course of the past decade here in Brooklyn. And we are especially pleased to be part of the beginnings of bringing arts & culture back to our borough after such a long pandemic wait!
Fall began our year-long celebration, THEATER 2020'S DECADE OF BROOKLYN THEATER, featuring photo montages, video clips and more, as our artists celebrate our now ten plus years of producing in Brooklyn.
"This show should truly be experienced by everyone... this show is wonderful! Calling them perfect is an understatement!"
"Powell related to both Georges with feeling, intelligence and glorious musical versatility!"
"Engaging performances by an intelligent, well-rehearsed cast!"
"Rae Hillman plays Dot and Marie with great subtlety, producing her lovely soprano effortlessly!"
You're Gonna Love Tomorrow!
"This show should truly be experienced by everyone... this show is wonderful! Calling
them perfect is an understatement!"
HELEN JANE PLANCHET*
* Member Actors' Equity Association
For the first time since its 1983 NYC debut, this rarely seen Sondheim concert revue is coming to Brooklyn. The 70-minute hidden gem features familiar and lesser-known songs, some rarely performed, some cut before Broadway, and all for which Sondheim penned both music and lyrics (with the exception of a snippet by Shakespeare), covering his shows from Saturday Night through Merrily We Roll Along.
Like so much of Sondheim, this revue is sometimes poignant, sometimes hilarious and always entertaining. We bring this to you as our first offering of our 2022-2023 Season because we all have been through so much since the pandemic began that we need some optimism. Let’s come together for a celebration of the best in ourselves with a look to the future because, indeed, You’re Gonna Love Tomorrow!
Review: YOU'RE GONNA LOVE TOMORROW! at Theater2020
When was the last time you encountered something, or perhaps met someone, which made you look forward to tomorrow? When were you last given a reason to be propelled into a world of possibility, of chances not yet taken and exciting experiences not yet had? Not quite yet in the aftermath of Covid, there's a certain preciousness to something that gives us incentive to enter a new day with hope, with appreciation of those things we may not have thought possible to ever feel the same about again.
With that in mind, it's comforting to know that, regardless of what challenges our world goes through, there are two things that will never change: the presence of inspirational people with an undying need to create something beautiful, and those of us who need the catharsis such individuals bring into our lives. Fortunately, theater has risen to the challenge of a battered world and brings both to perfect fruition. And not just the idea of theater, but actual quality theater which absolutely has the power of renewing our sense of hope in the world. Productions that make us want to be great, to see great things happen and stir within us a special feeling that yes - we may actually be able to see my tomorrow in an exhilarating new light. As luck would have it, Theater 2020 is ready to accept the challenge with its current production You're Gonna Love Tomorrow! - an evening of Sondheim that you are sure not soon to forget.