Theatre Season 2019-20

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2019-2020 Season

Buffett Bash***

September 13-14

Enter Margaritaville for a two night Jimmy Buffett tribute band! All your favorite hits are sure to make an appearance during this fun-filled weekend at the FRT.

The Full Monty***

A Hilarious, Heartfelt Musical Romp

Book by Terrence McNally, Music and Lyrics by David Yazbek

October 11-19

Based on the 1997 film of the same name, this raucous, pop-rock musical follows six unemployed steelworkers from Buffalo, low on both cash and prospects, who decide to present a strip act at a local club after seeing their wives' enthusiasm for a touring company of Chippendales. A ten-time Tony nominee, this cult classic is full of laughter, friendship, and plenty of heart.

THIS SHOW CONTAINS STRONG LANGUAGE, NUDITY, AND ADULT THEMES.

What We Leave Behind: Addressing Climate Change Through Dance***

A Vibrant Dance Showcase with Original Choreography by Jill Grundstrom

November 7-9

How do we change the conversation surrounding climate change? By examining and relating to the people and places we love. Join NMU in a collaborative lecture, dance, multimedia, and live music performance with our new dance company, co/lab collective, the OM music group, and Professor Jessica Thompson.

Holiday Cabaret

December 4

Enjoy a holly jolly collaboration between FRT Theatre and Dance and NMU Music! Scenes and songs from all of your holiday favorites come together in this one-night showcase.

A Christmas Story***

A Beloved Holiday Classic

Book Adapted by Philip Grecian

December 11-15

This festive adaptation of the original 1983 film brings Ralphie Parker’s quest for the ultimate Christmas gift – a Red Ryder BB gun – to life on the FRT stage. A Christmas Story is fun for the whole family, and with all the iconic elements of the motion picture, including a department store Santa Claus and the infamous leg lamp, this classic tale is sure to light up your holiday season.

Significant Other***

An Unromantic Romantic Comedy

Book by Joshua Harmon

February 13-22

The search for Mr. Right is on this Valentine’s Day with this lively new play. The plot concerns Jordan and his trio of close girlfriends as they pursue relationships in 21st century New York City, trying to navigate love as best as they can. As funny as it is genuine, Significant Other is the perfect night out in our intimate Black Box Theatre.

THIS SHOW CONTAINS STRONG LANGUAGE AND ADULT THEMES.

Cats***

A Dazzling Musical Spectacular

Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lloyd Webber

POSTPONED UNTIL FALL 2020

Leap into the magical world of the Jellicle Cats with the fourth-longest-running Broadway show of all time! This smash hit musical brings together a tribe of fascinating felines who must decide which of them will be reborn. Based on T.S. Eliot’s whimsical collection of poems, Cats is a mystical, moving, and often hilarious glimpse into the lives of others told through the perspective of a diverse and talented company.

Drama Prom and the Jimmy Awards

April 30

This annual formal event celebrates the hard work of our theatre and dance students throughout the year. Enjoy an evening of food, dancing, and recognition of some of the FRT’s biggest stars!

 

2020-2021 Season

Please stay tuned for information about our 2020-2021 productions! Thank you for your patience and understanding!

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