Season Announcement

Broadway at the Bass lines up a history-making musical season in Fort Worth

Bass Hall lines up a history-making musical season in Fort Worth

Something Rotten
Something Rotten! is the first show of Broadway at the Bass' 2017-18 season. Photo by Joan Marcus
Keala Settle, Jessie Mueller, and Kimiko Glenn in Waitress on Broadway
Waitress will be baking in Fort Worth next June. Photo by Joan Marcus
Love Never Dies
Love Never Dies, the sequel to The Phantom of the Opera, is also in the lineup. Photo courtesy of Love Never Dies
Original London cast of School of Rock
School of Rock is one of the shows being co-presented with Dallas Summer Musicals. Photo by Tristram Kenton
The cast of the national tour of Finding Neverland
Finding Neverland is based on the popular film. Photo by Carol Rosegg
Something Rotten
Keala Settle, Jessie Mueller, and Kimiko Glenn in Waitress on Broadway
Love Never Dies
Original London cast of School of Rock
The cast of the national tour of Finding Neverland

Performing Arts Fort Worth has announced the 2017-18 Broadway at the Bass season, and it's a history-maker. For the first time ever, the season is made up of brand-new, direct-from-Broadway shows, all of which are making their Bass Hall debuts.

“This season marks an important milestone for us. It’s the first time we’ve presented a Broadway at the Bass season made up of all-new shows,” says Dione Kennedy, president and CEO of Performing Arts Fort Worth, in a release.

While the five-musical season — with two add-on shows — boasts some impressive titles, it does not contain the one that has everyone in a frenzy: Hamilton. Hamilfans will still have to travel to Dallas in 2018 to see the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning blockbuster.

Three of the titles are being co-presented with Dallas Summer Musicals, while the other two are in AT&T Performing Arts Center's current Broadway Series lineup.

Something Rotten! starts the season off January 17-21, 2018, followed by Finding Neverland March 20-25, 2018. These are the two that will be playing the Winspear this summer. From DSM's upcoming season are Waitress (June 19-24, 2018), Love Never Dies (August 7-12, 2018), and School of Rock (August 28-September 2, 2018).

Special add-ons include Sister's Christmas Catechism: The Mystery of the Magi’s Gold (December 13-17, 2017, in the McDavid Studio) and Chicago (February 16-18, 2018). If those sound familiar, that might be because WaterTower Theatre in Addison just produced the nun-centric mystery this past December, while MainStage in Irving hosted the merry murderesses in November.

Five-show season ticket packages start at $187 and can be purchased by calling 817-212-4280 or visiting www.basshall.com.