SUmmer Mainstage 2024

The Hangar Theatre’s 50th Mainstage season features three musical theatre productions.

One runaway hit currently charming theatre-goers around the country; one stunning revival of an award-winning musical; and one hilarious, boundary-stretching world premiere. Join us this summer!

Ride the Cyclone

June 20–29, 2024
Music, Book, and Lyrics by Brooke Maxwell & Jacob Richmond

In this hilarious and outlandish musical, the lives of six teenagers from a Canadian chamber choir are cut short in a freak accident aboard a roller coaster.  When they awake in limbo, a mechanical fortune teller invites each to tell a story to win a prize like no other: the chance to return to life.  Moving and memorable, Ride the Cyclone will remind you to seize each and every day of a thrilling, unexpected, wacky, and joyful existence.

“High-spirited and just plain fun from start to finish.” The New York Times


Ragtime: The Musical

July 11–20, 2024
Music by Stephen Flaherty, Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, & Book by Terrence McNally
Presented in Association with FIM Flint Repertory Theatre

This timeless musical masterpiece celebrates the soaring sounds and can-do spirit of America at the dawn of the last century.  To the syncopated rhythms of a hopeful new age, this unforgettable theatrical tapestry interweaves the delights of vaudeville, baseball, and old-time nickelodeons with the hurly-burly of labor rallies and racial unrest, tracking the lives of an enterprising Jewish immigrant, a courageous Harlem pianist, and a conflicted upper-class wife in a jubilant, inclusive tribute to the American Dream.  An epic tale, adapted from E. L. Doctorow’s sweeping novel, beautifully rendered on the Hangar’s intimate stage.

“A triumph for the stage.” —TIME magazine
This production of RAGTIME was licensed by Music Theatre International.


The Adirondack Theatre Festival World Premiere Production of

Todd vs. The Titanic

July 27–August 3, 2024
Music by Joe Kinosian, Lyrics by Kellen Blair, & Book by Scott Rothman

In a post-apocalyptic near-future, an undisclosed “event” has wiped out most of the human race, including every cast member of a new musical about the sinking of the Titanic.  Everyone, that is, except for Todd, who was cast in the show’s smallest role.  As the world burns, Todd claws his way into the abandoned, bombed-out theater to perform the entire musical alone–without his partner, without his fellow cast members, and possible as the last person on earth.  Join us for the world premiere of this hilarious and heartfelt new musical comedy!


No-Cost and Low-Cost Ticketing:

  • Senior Discounts are available only for evening performances, as matinees and previews are already discounted.
  • New to non-profit and community organizations, the Pay It Forward Fund grants complimentary tickets to community members who would not otherwise be able to attend. These tickets are funded by generous donors to the Pay It Forward Fund. Contact the Hangar Theatre Box Office if you think your group or organization would benefit from this program.
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What the Constitution Means to Me at the Hangar Theatre, June 15-24, 2023

What the Constitution Means to Me

June 15, 2023 - June 24, 2023

What the Constitution Means to Me by Heidi Schreck Co-produced with Kitchen Theatre Company JUNE 15 - JUNE 24 at The Hangar Theatre Fifteen-year-old Heidi paid her way through college by debating the merits of the U.S. Constitution across […]

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Billy Eliot The Musical

Billy Elliot the Musical

July 6, 2023 - July 15, 2023

BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL Music by Elton John, Book and Lyrics by Lee Hall JULY 6 - JULY 15 When young Billy Elliot discovers his talent and passion for dance, it shakes up his world and his British coal […]

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The Impossible Dream: A Broadway Pops Concert
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Ride the Cyclone

June 20 - June 29

Ride the Cyclone Music, Book, and Lyrics by Brooke Maxwell & Jacob Richmond Directed by Shirley Serotsky JUNE 20–29, 2024 In this hilarious and outlandish musical, the lives of six teenagers from a Canadian chamber choir are cut short […]

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Ragtime: The Musical

July 11 - July 20

UPDATE As of 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 20, our online ticketing system has returned to full functionality after a brief outage this afternoon. You may find more information on ticketing and box office hours at the link below: […]

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