"Crowns" - by Regina Taylor - Moonbox Productions (Cambridge, MA.)

Moonbox Productions

Presents the Regina Taylor Musical


Winner of the Helen Hayes Award for Best Production and Best Musical!

Written by Regina Taylor 

Adapted from the book by Michael Cunningham and Craig Marberry 

Directed by Regine Vital


April 11, 2025 through May 4, 2025 

(Contact Box Office for Exact Times) 

Performances at Arrow Street Arts, 2 Arrow Street, Cambridge, MA. 02138 


Contact the Box Office at https://moonboxproductions.org/tickets/



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Winner of the Helen Hayes Award for Best Production and Best Musical, "CROWNS" is a moving and celebratory musical play in which hats become a springboard for an exploration of history and identity as seen through the eyes of a young African American woman.  

When Yolanda's brother is killed, she has to leave her vibrant, beloved Brooklyn and move in with her older relatives in the stale and stuffy South.  

Black women here are nothing like the ones back home, and that starts from the top down, as she watches her aunties move through their lives under a series of ever-more-elaborate hats.  

But beneath those hats are real women and real stories that Yolanda needs to hear.  

As her Southern sisters trace their hats' rich history from from Gullah to Gospel and from Sunday School to Saturday night, Yolanda must come to terms with her own multifaceted identity – one as complex, colorful, and vibrant as the hats that surround her.


Since its founding, MOONBOX PRODUCTIONS has been honored by numerous laudatory reviews and raves from audiences and critics alike – garnering MOONBOX PRODUCTIONS numerous IRNE and Elliot Norton Awards ranging from Best Musical,  Best Actor & Actress, to Best Scenic and Costume Design recognitions. MOONBOX PRODUCTIONS was founded in 2011 by Producer/Artistic Director Sharman Altshuler. Based in Harvard Square in Cambridge, Massachusetts, MOONBOX PRODUCTIONS is dedicated to supporting local arts and local artists, and to connecting communities to the non-profit organizations that serve them. To fulfill their artistic mission, MOONBOX PRODUCTIONS taps the deep well of talent within their own communities to bring top quality theatrical experiences to stages throughout the Greater Boston area. To fulfill their social mission, they partner with a local non-profit organization for each show, giving them visibility on their website and in their promotional materials, as well as giving them access to their audiences in order to raise awareness of their cause, create connections within the community, and increase the reach and impact of their work.


30 Brattle Street

Third Floor

Cambridge, MA. 02138