90th Anniversary Season (2013-2014)

Summer Production

Schoolhouse Rock Live, Jr. 

Final SchoolHouse for webJuly 12-14 and July 19-21, 2013
Directed by Will Bynum
Underwritten by Palmetto First Federal Credit Union and the FLT Friends

A pop culture phenomenon comes to our stage!  The Emmy Award-winning 1970’s Saturday morning cartoon series that taught children history, grammar, math, science and politics through clever songs teaching a whole new generation to “Unpack Your Adjectives” and “ Do The Circulations.”  Tom, a young teacher nervous about his first day teaching, tries to relax by watching TV where characters come to life and show him how to teach his students with imagination and music, through beloved sons like “Just A Bill,” and “Conjunction Junction.”  (Not included in the regular membership)

2013-2014 Season

Les Miserables

Final Miz webSeptember 13-22, 2013

Book by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg,
Music by Claude-Michel Schonberg and Lyrics
by Herbert Kretzmeer
Directed by Julia Saverance
Underwritten by Wells Fargo                                

This international stage hit and its Academy Award winning film adaptation may be the most popular musical in the world. In 19th century France, Jean Valjean is released from 19 years of unjust imprisonment, but finds nothing in store for him but mistrust and mistreatment. He breaks his parole in hopes of starting a new life, initiating a life-long struggle for redemption as he is relentlessly pursued by police inspector Javert.  This highly anticipated and most requested by our public show finally reaches our FLT stage!

Arsenic and Old Lace  

Final Arsenic web October 25-November 2, 2013
 Written by Joseph Kesselring
 Directed by Shannon Dunn
 Underwritten by Armstrong Wealth
 and Dan and Anne Ervin

Arsenic and Old Lace centers on two elderly sisters who are famous in their Brooklyn neighborhood for their numerous acts of charity. Unfortunately, their charity includes poisoning lonely old men who come to their home looking for lodging. The two women are assisted in their crimes by their mentally challenged nephew who believes he is Teddy Roosevelt and who frequently blasts a bugle and yells ‘‘charge’’ as he bounds up the stairs. Matters get complicated when a second nephew, a theater critic, discovers the murders and a third nephew appears after having just escaped from a mental institution.

Doubt, A Parable  

Final Doubt web January 17-25, 2014
 Written by John Patrick Shanley
 Directed by Brad Sponic
 Underwritten by Victor’s Bistro and
 Garden Room and Hilliard Lyons

In this brilliant and powerful drama, Sister Aloysius, a Bronx school principal, takes matters into her own hands when she suspects the young Father Flynn of improper relations with one of the male students.  Throughout the play is the issue of Doubt vs. Certainty.

Doubt is a parable of our time: When should we stand firm in our beliefs?  When do we accept a measure of doubt into our thinking, and give someone else the benefit of the doubt?  When our opinions begin to slip, will doubt help us renew our humanity or make us into a lie?

Dearly Beloved   

Final Beloved webFebruary 28-March 8
Written by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, Jamie Wooten
Directed by Frankie Sullivan
Underwritten by A Friend of FLT

From the creators of Dearly Departed  comes another tale of the sisters, Frankie, Honey Raye, and Twink, are throwing a wedding in Fayro, Texas with the help of the cantankerous wedding coordinator, Miss Geneva, who runs the local floral shop/bus depot. But on the day of the nuptials, Frankie’s hope begins to dim when she discovers Twink’s alternative solution to an expensive catered wedding diner is a potluck supper sponsored by Clovis Sanford’s House of Meat. The sisters ultimately pull together to find ways to keep the unsuspecting guests in the pews while a highway patrolman races of to track down the runaway bride and groom.

Wizard of Oz

Final Wizard for webApril 25-May 3, 2014
By L. Frank Baum, Adapted by Frank Gabrielson,
with music and lyrics of the MGM motion pictures
score by Harold Arlen and E.Y. Harburg,
Background Music by Herbert Stothart
Directed by Scarlett Knight
Underwritten by ACS Technologies and Habitat 2000

This family classic  returns to close our season with the timeless story of little Dorothy Gale of Kansas, who like so many girls of her age, dreams of what lies over the rainbow.  One day a twister hits her farm and carries her away over the rainbow to another world.  Come join Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tinman, the Cowardly Lion and Toto as they travel the universe of Dorothy’s imagination.