Our 29th Year of Professional Theatre

Our 29th Year of Professional Theatre with a Story for each Season

Addison (TX) – Shane Peterman, Producing Artistic Director has announced details of the 2024-2025 Season. This season marks the 29th for WaterTower Theatre, and the fifth season programmed by Producing Artistic Director Shane Peterman & Associate Producer Elizabeth Kensek.

From Shane, As we enter our 29th season at WaterTower Theatre, what may be described as our summer or “high“ season, we are humbled by the opportunity to share stories of humanity that shed light on every season of life. A new season is upon us…in more ways than one as we approach our 30th year of storytelling. Observing the seasons of life helps us to anticipate and bring forth a new creative aspect that we have learned from our many years past. Storytelling through this lens of insight and wisdom help us, as a community, better understand changes and often reveals that which is eternal. I am pleased to bring to you another beautiful series of stories that I hope will inspire and entertain you while highlighting the beautiful professional theatre makers and artists here in North Texas. Indeed…a story for every season and every person.”

We hope that you will join us at WaterTower for this ambitious 29th Season and celebrate with us as we look towards our 30th Anniversary as Addison’s premiere professional theatre!





A season of exploration & laughter


By Jane Wagner

Directed By: Ashley Puckett Gonzales

Jane Wagner’s ever-timely, iconic, one-woman show, The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe, examines American society, art, and human connectivity and explores the feminist movement. As one actor transforms into a series of other archetypal characters, they become the play’s guiding conscience for the audience—a comical, quirky, and outlandish conveyor of the nuances of American society. Under the guidance of this beloved narrator, a role originated by Lily Tomlin, the audience is treated to a mischievously clever observer of the society around her. Lily Tomlin's one woman tour-de-force won The Drama Desk Award and The New York Drama Critics Circle Award as well as a Tony for Best Actress.

Adult language & content. Suggested for 13 and up.


A season of laughter and celebration


A Co-Production with Stage West Theatre

By: Henry Lewis, Henry Shields, and Jonathan Sayer

Directed By: Harry B. Parker

WTT is proud to revive this comedic smash hit! Audiences clamored to get tickets to the regional premiere of Broadway's funniest smash hit; THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG at WTT in Season 27 resulting in a completely sold out run and record waitlists for audience members who were unable to get tickets. So for everyone who has begged to see this again, or who missed their opportunity to see it the first time, it is back! This Olivier Award-winning comedy is a hilarious hybrid of Monty Python and Sherlock Holmes. Welcome to opening night of The Murder at Haversham Manor where things are quickly going from bad to utterly disastrous. With an unconscious leading lady, a corpse that can’t play dead, and actors who trip over everything (including their lines), it’s “A RIOTOUS EXPLOSION OF COMEDY!” (The Daily Beast) and “TONS OF FUN FOR ALL AGES!” (HuffPost).

Appropriate for All Ages


A season of American genius


By: Tennessee Williams

Directed By: Terry Martin

After losing her Mississippi home to creditors, Blanche du Bois relocates to the New Orleans home of her younger sister and brother-in-law, Stella and Stanley Kowalski. Undermined by romantic illusions, Blanche is unable to cope with life's harsh realities. Though she finds a glimmer of hope while connecting with Stanley's gentlemanly friend, Mitch, Blanche cannot face the truth of her own troubled past and ultimately descends into madness. A Streetcar Named Desire, Tennessee Williams’ most famous work, premiered on Broadway at the Barrymore Theatre in December 1947 under the direction of Elia Kazan. WTT is thrilled to welcome back the incomparable Terry Martin to direct this American classic.

Adult content and language. Suggested for ages 16 and up.


A season of youthful discovery


Based on Paramount movie by Mike White

Book By: Julian Fellowes

Lyrics By: Glenn Slater

New Music By: Andrew Lloyd Webber

Director/Choreographer by: JC Schuster

Associate Director/Choreographer: Alli Betsill

Music Directed By: Cody Dry

Rock got no reason, rock got no rhyme… You better get me to school on time! Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Tony nominated smash hit musical premiered on Broadway in 2015. Based on the hilarious hit movie, this new musical follows Dewey Finn, a failed, wannabe rock star who decides to earn a few extra bucks by posing as a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school. There he turns a class of straight–A pupils into a guitar-shredding, bass-slapping, mind-blowing rock band. But can he get them to the Battle of the Bands without their parents and the school’s headmistress finding out? Lloyd Webber produced the stage musical on Broadway and in the West End, penning 14 new numbers for the show, which additionally features all of the original songs from the movie. Andrew Lloyd Webber’s School of Rock – The Musical, with its sensational live kids’ rock band, is a loving testimony to the transforming power of music.

Appropriate for all ages!

Season Tickets are on sale NOW! Secure the best seats in the house to this exciting season for only $169 per person until June 1st, when prices will increase to $179 per person. New or renewed season tickets are available for purchase by visiting the WTT website OR contacting the Box Office by phone at (972) 450-6232 or by email at boxoffice@watertowertheatre.org. Single tickets will go on sale for non-subscribers late Summer 2024

Ticket Prices:

EARLY Subscribers $169

Single Tickets - $49


If you are a current Subscriber, you can now quickly and conveniently renew your season tickets via the website by following these four easy steps:

  1. Log into the WaterTower Theatre account on our website.
  2. Click the "My Account" tab in the top right of the page.
  3. Click on "Fixed Subscriptions".
  4. You will see your reservation for next season and the seats you currently have on hold. Click "Buy Subscription" to proceed and renew your tickets.

And of course if patrons do not want to renew online or via phone you can always call or stop by the box office!

For more information on WaterTower Theatre, visit us online at www.watertowertheatre.org or call the Box Office at 972.450.6232.

2024-2025 Season Performance Schedule:

Pay-What-You-Can performances will be the first Saturday matinee of each run.

ASL Interpreted Performances will continue to be the second Thursday performance of every run.

Sunday matinees feature Intersections events immediately following the show, providing audiences a chance to learn more from the cast & special guest panelists.

Performance Days



7:30 PM


7:30 PM


7:30 PM


2:00 PM


7:30 PM


2:00 PM

Preview Thursday

Ticket Information

How/Where to Buy Tickets: Online: www.WaterTowerTheatre.org By Phone: 972.450.6232 Fax: 972.450.6244 Email: box@watertowertheatre.org

Box Office Hours

Monday - Friday: 12p.m. to 6p.m.

Saturday & Sunday: Closed

During Productions the Box Office is also staffed 1 hour before start of show and during intermission.

About WaterTower Theatre

Founded in 1996, WaterTower Theatre (WTT) is one of Texas' leading professional theatre companies and one of the flagship arts institutions in North Texas, having played an important role as a leader in developing new talent and encouraging the growth of the DFW artistic community through its commitment to hiring local artists. In March 2019, Shane Peterman joined WTT in his current leadership position as Producing Artistic Director.

WaterTower Theatre is consistently recognized for its artistic excellence by the Dallas Theatre League, DFW

Theatre Critics Forum, The Dallas Morning News, The Dallas Observer, D Magazine, The Column, and The Fort Worth Star-Telegram, among others. WaterTower Theatre has a subscription base of more than 600 subscribers and serves an audience of over 24,000 patrons annually.

WaterTower Theatre is 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, that relies on its ticket income and generous donations from individuals, corporations, foundations, and government organizations to produce world-class live professional theatre and to offer community engagement and arts education programs. WaterTower Theatre gratefully acknowledges the support of the Town of Addison, The Texas Instruments Foundation, The Shubert

Foundation, TACA, Texas Commission on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. WaterTower Theatre’s current 2023 -2024 season is also supported, in part, through the generosity of its many civic, corporate, and foundation donors including AMLI Residential Addison, evolv, Oncor, and individual donors Stan Graner and Jim McBride, Phillip and Janeva Longacre, Kathy Messina and Gary Goodwin, Janiece and Jimmy Niemann, Karol Omlor, Timothy P. Horan, Dr. Joseph Luttmer, Linda Leigh Grigsby, Ralph Weber, Jay Langhurst, Deborah and Craig Sutton, Anita and Tom Braun, and Rosalind and Mervyn Benjet.