It’s 1962 in Baltimore, and the lovable plus-size teen, Tracy Turnblad, has only one desire – to dance on the popular “Corny Collins Show.” When her dream comes true, Tracy is transformed from social outcast to sudden star. She must use her newfound power to dethrone the reigning Teen Queen, win the affections of heartthrob, Link Larkin, and integrate a TV network… all without denting her ‘do!
July 24-Aug. 1, 2020
MORE INFO COMING SOON
FMCT will be making additional announcements about the performance schedule for our 2020-2021 season as soon as we are able to do so safely and accurately.
Godspell takes us on a journey back through the parables of the book of Matthew while following Jesus and his disciples. The characters tell stories marked by now-famous songs by three-time Grammy and Academy Award winner Steven Schwartz, such as the international hit, “Day by Day.” Jesus, Judas, and the whole crew are rockin’ out!
July 17-21, 2019
JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR
Jesus Christ Superstar explores the last week of Jesus’s life through the eyes of the disciple Judas Iscariot. First debuted in 1970 as a rock opera concept album with a score by the legendary duo of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice (Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat, Evita) and featuring famous numbers such as “Superstar,” “I Don’t Know How to Love Him,” and “Gethsemane.”
July 26-28 & July 30-Aug. 2, 2019
Michael Frayn’s 1982 comedy, often praised as “the funniest play ever written,” takes its title from a stage direction referring to sounds coming from offstage. Noises Off is a play-within-a-play depicting the follies of a second-rate theatre troupe as they fumble through rehearsals of a farce called “Nothing On.” As performances commence, friction among the actors and their director leads to utter pandemonium—complete with slamming doors, falling trousers, and flying sardines.
Sept. 6-8 & 12-14, 2019
SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET
Attend the tale of Sweeney Todd, a vengeful barber unjustly imprisoned for fifteen years by a corrupt judge who took from him his wife and young daughter. Upon his return to London, Todd’s need for retribution becomes indiscriminately murderous when he reunites with the unscrupulous Mrs. Lovett and opens his new practice above her failing meat pie shop. The two form a diabolical partnership giving him a razor-sharp opportunity for revenge while providing her a special ingredient for her pies that has people hungry and lining up for more.
Oct. 18-20, 24-27, & Oct. 31-Nov. 2, 2019
A CHRISTMAS CAROL
Ebenezer Scrooge is a wealthy man, rich in money, but poor in spirit. He’s locked his solitary heart into a cash-box and forgotten where he’s put the key. One Christmas Eve, Scrooge is visited by four ghosts who take him on a spectacular adventure through his past, present, and future, helping him rediscover the joys of life, love, and friendship.
Dickens’ classic tale reawakens the true spirit of Christmas in this uplifting holiday play with music last seen on the FMCT stage in 2009.
December 6-8 & 12-15, 2019
A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS
The story and music of the classic holiday television special featuring Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and the rest of the Peanuts gang comes to life in this delightful stage adaptation! When Charlie Brown complains about the overwhelming materialism he sees among everyone during the Christmas season, Lucy suggests that he become director of the school Christmas pageant. Charlie Brown accepts, but this proves to be a frustrating endeavor. When an attempt to restore the proper holiday spirit with a forlorn little Christmas fir tree fails, he needs Linus’ help to discover the real meaning of Christmas.
December 19-22, 2019
LITTLE WOMEN: THE MUSICAL
Louisa May Alcott’s timeless novel is brimming with life as an exhilarating new Broadway musical adaptation filled with laughter, heartache, and hope. Four sisters—independent, aspiring writer Jo, romantic Meg, pretentious Amy, and kind-hearted Beth—are all under the watchful eye of their beloved mother, Marmee, while their father is away fighting in the Civil War. As the women seek their own paths, Jo weaves the story of herself and her sisters coming of age in a time of challenge and transformation into her writing. Jo’s personal narratives leap from the page in glorious song and dance as a tribute to their journey as a family through travail and triumph.
February 8-9 & 13-16, 2020
CLICK, CLACK, MOO: COWS THAT TYPE
The animals on Farmer Brown’s farm have had enough! They work all day to provide milk and eggs, but when their request for electric blankets to warm the drafty barn is ignored, action must be taken. Join the Cows, Hen, and Duck – and their trusty typewriter – as they engage in peaceful protest to improve their working conditions.
Based on the popular children’s book by Doreen Cronin & Betsy Lewin, this delightful musical adaptation is a treat for the whole family!
March 7, 2020 (Public Performances) & March 8, 2020 (Sensory-Friendly)
Join the villagers of the beautiful village of Grapplin, Ireland, as they tell tales, sing songs and mourn the passing of one of their own, Flanagan. Once you have arrived in Grapplin, you’ll pay your respects to glowering Mother Flanagan and to poor grieving fiancée, Fiona Finn. As with any Irish Wake, food and beverages will be served. Let’s all raise a glass to Flanagan!
March 13-14, 17, 20-21, 2020
(March 17, 20, & 21 performances postponed. Dates TBD.)
THE WAVERLY GALLERY
A powerfully poignant and often hilarious play, The Waverly Gallery is about the final years of a generous, chatty, and feisty grandmother’s battle against Alzheimer’s disease. Gladys is an old-school lefty and social activist and longtime owner of a small art gallery in Greenwich Village. The play explores her fight to retain her independence and the subsequent effect of her decline on her family, especially her grandson. More than a memory play, The Waverly Gallery captures the humor and strength of a family in the face of crisis.
Postponed. Dates TBD.
Featuring performers aged 50+, Silver Follies demonstrates that performing is not only for the young, but also the young at heart. This year’s presentation is You’re a Grand Old Flag—a musical with the patriotic songs of George M. Cohen punctuating the fictionalized action of the original United States Constitution making a historic cross-country tour. When the tour stops in Libertyville, USA, the town is thrown into chaos as its citizens attempt to get their hands on this most famous of documents for their own personal benefits and motives.
Postponed. Dates TBD.
MATILDA: THE MUSICAL
Inspired by the twisted genius of Roald Dahl, this is the story of Matilda, a special little girl armed with astonishing wit, intelligence, and imagination. Her dreadful parents can’t stand her. Her headmistress is a horrible, nasty, child-hating, punishment-loving tyrant who puts kids in cupboards with nails and broken glass. With courage and cleverness in equal parts, Matilda proves that the strength to be yourself (along with a little telekinetic power) will prevail at the end of the day. This Tony Award-winning musical is a kid-power romp that revels in the anarchy of childhood and celebrates the tenacity of the small and mighty.
Postponed. Dates TBD.