THE WAY OFF BROADWAY DINNER THEATRE
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Way Off Broadway has been a leader in the area's performing arts community since it first opened its doors in late 1990 as Keynote Dinner Theatre. In 1995, with a new set of owners, the curtain rose for the first time on The Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre with its inaugural production, Let the Good Times Roll. Less than an hour from DC, Baltimore, and Gettysburg, Way Off Broadway is proud to bring Broadway to Mid-Maryland.
Over the years, the theatre has continued to bring larger scale productions to the stage while still providing guests with the one-on-one service they enjoy. In 2002, the Kiska Family purchased the theatre with a desire to expand the theatre and its operations. Since then, Way Off Broadway has become known for producing many area and/or regional premiere productions such as Neil Simon's The Goodbye Girl - The Musical, Jerry Herman's La Cage aux Folles, The Wedding Singer, Mel Brooks' The Producers, All Shook Up, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, The Drowsy Chaperone, and Dolly Parton’s 9 to 5: The Musical.
The Children's Theatre at Way Off Broadway
We certainly can't forget Way Off Broadway's wildly popular Children's Theatre that opened in 1996 and remains the only one of its kind to this day. In the beginning, all of the productions were adaptations of popular children's stories written specifically for the Way Off Broadway stage. In 2005, The Children's Theatre was proud to have created and produced the world premiere production of Mr. Willowby's Christmas Tree, based on Robert Barry's book of the same name.
Starting in 2011, The Children’s Theatre at Way Off Broadway began to change its productions from adaptations of classic fairy tales to stage versions of popular children’s books and movies –- many of which came directly from the Disney Vault. These new blockbusters were shows like Disney’s 101 Dalmatians, Cinderella, and Aladdin; two incredibly successful runs of Pinkalicious – The Musical; Nickelodeon’s Dora the Explorer Live! Dora’s Pirate Adventure; and a premiere production of Molly Shannon’s Tilly the Trickster. These children's shows have become a favorite spot for families, birthday parties, and school groups.
Special Events at Way Off Broadway
In addition to Mainstage and Children's productions, the theatre presents a number of special events throughout the year. One of the most popular is Way Off Broadway's interactive murder mystery series, Marquee Mysteries. In these original mysteries, the audience gets involved and helps to solve the case. Through its outside producing division, WOB LIVE! Entertainment, Way Off Broadway offers its interactive mysteries for corporate and private events and is the exclusive producer of the Walkersville Southern Railroad’s mystery dinner trains.
The hottest ticket of the year is always for Breakfast with Santa (and Mrs. Claus), part of the theatre's Family Breakfast Series. First started in 2002, it was soon followed by an annual Princess Breakfast in the summer. Tickets for these events, usually sell out within only a few weeks of being announced.
No matter what you may be looking for, Way Off Broadway has something for everyone!