FLT Season (2014-2015)

Summer Production

Charlotte's Web

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July 11-13 and July 18-20, 2014
Adapted by Joseph Robinette
Based on the book by E.B. White
Directed by Brad Sponic
Underwriter Armstrong Wealth Management Group

Tickets: $15 Adults/$10 Children

All your favorite characters are present in this faithful stage adaptation of E.B. White’s legendary novel. Fern, a girl who understands what animals say to each other; Templeton, the gluttonous rat who can occasionally be talked into a good deed; the Zuckerman family; the Arables; and, most of all, the extraordinary spider, Charlotte, who proves to be "a true friend and a good writer." Determined to save Wilbur, Charlotte begins her campaign with the "miracle" of her web in which she writes, "Some pig." It's the beginning of a victorious campaign which ultimately ends with the now-safe Wilbur doing what is most important to Charlotte. This is a beautiful, knowing play about friendship that will provide you with an evening of enchantment.

2014-2015 Season

Fiddler on the Roof (Musical)  

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September 5-13, 2014
Book by Joseph Stein
Music by Jerry Bock
Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick
Based on Sholem Aleichem's stories by special permission of Arnold Perl
Directed by Robin Thompson
Underwriter ACS Technologies and Habitat 2000

Set in the little village of Anatevka, the story centers on Tevye, a poor dairyman, and his five daughters. With the help of a colorful and tight-knit Jewish community, Tevye tries to protect his daughters and instill them with tradition in the face of changing social mores and the growing anti-Semitism of Czarist Russia. Rich in historical and ethnic detail, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF’s universal theme of tradition cuts across barriers of race, class, nationality and religion, leaving audiences crying tears of laughter, joy and sadness.  Winner of 10 Tony Awards.

Christmas Belles (Comedy)   

cbells_smNovember 7-15, 2014
Written by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, and Jamie Wooten
Directed by Joseph Steen
Underwriter Hillard Lyons

It’s Christmas time in the small town of Fayro, Texas, and the Futrelle Sisters – Frankie, Twink and Honey Raye – are not exactly in a festive mood. In this sequel to last season’s production of “Dearly Beloved”, a cranky Frankie is weeks overdue with her second set of twins. Twink, recently jilted and bitter about it, is in jail for inadvertently burning down half the town. And hot-flash-suffering Honey Raye is desperately trying to keep the Tabernacle of the Lamb’s Christmas Program from spiraling into chaos. But in true Futrelle fashion, the feuding sisters find a way to pull together in order to present a Christmas program the citizens of Fayro will never forget. Their hilarious holiday journey through a misadventure-filled Christmas Eve is guaranteed to bring joy to your world! 

Crowns (Musical)  

crowns_smJanuary 16-January 24, 2015
Written by Regina Taylor, Craig Marberry, and Michael Cunningham
Directed by C.J. Miller
Underwriters Victor's Bistro and Garden Room and Nucor Steel

A moving and celebratory musical play in which hats become a springboard for an exploration of black history and identity as seen through the eyes of a young black woman who has come down South to stay with her grandmother after her brother is killed in Brooklyn. Hats are everywhere, in exquisite variety, and the characters use the hats to tell tales concerning everything from the etiquette of hats to their historical and contemporary social functioning. There is a hat for every occasion, from flirting to churchgoing to funerals to baptisms, and the tradition of hats is traced back to African rituals and forward to contemporary times. Crowns creates a tapestry of voices that transcends time and place.

Noises Off (Comedy)

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Written by Michael Frayn
Directed by Jumana Swindler
Underwriter A Friend of FLT

Called the funniest farce ever written, Noises Off presents a manic menagerie as a cast of itinerant actors rehearsing a flop called Nothing's On. Doors slamming, on and offstage intrigue, and an errant herring all figure in the plot of this hilarious and classically comic play. In Act I of Michael Frayn's farce, a second-rate company of British actors is rehearsing a touring company of a terrible sex farce. Act II reveals the backstage chaos that takes place during a performance, and Act III follows the onstage performance in which everything goes wrong.

Spamalot (Musical) 

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Book and Lyrics by Eric Idle
Music by John Du Prez
Directed by Arlene Boyd
Underwriter Wells Fargo

Lovingly ripped off from the classic film comedy MONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL, SPAMALOT retells the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table, and features a bevy of beautiful show girls, not to mention cows, killer rabbits, and French people. The 2005 Broadway production won three Tony Awards, including "Best Musical," and received 14 Tony Award nominations.