In 1962 a small group of local actors and friends gathered to dream. Together they founded the Fayetteville Little Theatre (FLT) which would evolve into one of the finest theatres in the state. It all began with a two-show season starting with the classic Dicken’s A Christmas Carol performed at Alexander Graham Junior High and the courtroom drama The Night of January 16th performed at the Fayetteville Courthouse. Everything from props to lights was borrowed. With the community’s support funds were raised to renovate the building at 1209 Hay Street and after incorporating two adjacent buildings, the theatre became a three-story complex with a 327-seat main stage. In 1986, the theatre changed its name to Cape Fear Regional Theatre (CFRT) to reflect its growing importance to southeastern North Carolina.

2014-15

2013-14

2012-13

  • holderJesus Christ Superstar
  • holderAround the World in 80 Days
  • holder**The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
  • holderLegally Blonde: The Musical
  • holder**A Midsummer Night’s Dream
  • holderThe Parchman Hour
  • holderPride and Prejudice
  • holder**Cotton Patch Gospel
  • holder10th Annual Blues ‘n Brews

2011-12

  • holder**Night of January 16th
  • holderBoeing-Boeing
  • holderMiss Saigon
  • holder**The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
  • holderEncore! Fifty Fabulous Years
  • holder**The Golden Gala
  • holder**Othello
  • holderThe Spitfire Grill
  • holderOn Golden Pond
  • holder**A Closer Walk With Patsy Cline
  • holderAn Evening With Bo
  • holder9th Annual Blues ‘n Brews

2010-11

  • holder**Fayetteville Has Talent
  • holderThe 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
  • holderA View From the Bridge
  • holder**The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
  • holderHairspray
  • holderRumors
  • holder**Our Town
  • holderI Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change
  • holder**Hank Williams: Lost Highway
  • holder8th Annual Blues ‘n Brews

2009-10

  • **Fayetteville Has Talent
  • The Full Monty
  • White Christmas
  • **The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
  • Peter Pan
  • **Les Miserables: School Edition
  • The Member of the Wedding
  • Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks
  • **Hair
  • 7th Annual Blues ‘n Brews

2008-09

  • Barnum
  • **Oktoberfest
  • Lend Me A Tenor
  • **The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
  • West Side Story
  • The Odd Couple
  • **River Show: Encore
  • Driving Miss Daisy
  • **6th Annual Blues ‘n Brews
  • Disney’s High School Musical 2

2007-08

  • Oliver!
  • Twelve Angry Men
  • **Oktoberfest
  • **The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
  • Singin’ in the Rain
  • **Porgy & Bess
  • Good Ol’ Girls
  • **Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story
  • **5th Annual Blues ‘n Brews
  • Company

2006-07

  • **The Last Five Years
  • Thoroughly Modern Millie
  • **2nd Annual Cross Creek Music Festival
  • **How to Eat Like A Child
  • **Closer Than Ever
  • Tuesdays with Morrie
  • Cinderella
  • The Foreigner
  • **Smoke on the Mountain Homecoming
  • **4th Annual Blues ‘n Brews Festival
  • Disney’s High School Musical

2005-06

  • Children of Eden
  • **Cross Creek Music Festival
  • **Top of the Bottom Half
  • **Sacred Cows
  • Steel Magnolias
  • **The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
  • Disney’s Beauty and The Beast
  • Lunch at the Piccadilly
  • **A Raisin in the Sun
  • **Wildwood Flowers
  • **3rd Annual Blues ‘n Brews Festival
  • Fame

2004-05

  • The Wizard of Oz
  • Morning’s At Seven
  • Ragtime
  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream
  • Idols of the King
  • **Cross Creek Music Fesitval II
  • **The Top of The Bottom Half
  • **Paying the Price
  • **The Fayetteville Idol II
  • **The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
  • Conversations
  • **A Pocketful of Rhymes
  • The Good Times Revue
  • **2nd Annual Blues ‘n Brews Festival

2003-04

  • Kiss Me Kate
  • The Woman in Black
  • Big River
  • To Kill A Mockingbird
  • A Grand Night For Singing
  • **The First Annual Cross Creek Music Festival
  • **The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
  • **Let’s Get Happy, New Year’s Eve Revue
  • **Wendy Sounds Off!
  • Annabelle Broom, The Unhappy Witch
  • **Pumpboys and Dinettes
  • **1st Annual Blues ‘n Brews Festival
  • **The Fayetteville Idol
  • **The Good Times Revue

2002-03

  • Chicago
  • Hamlet
  • Annie Get Your Gun
  • Proof
  • My Way, A Tribute to Frank Sinatra
  • **Traveling Notes
  • **Footloose
  • **The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
  • **Let’s Get Happy, New Year’s Eve Revue
  • Cinderella
  • *Let ‘er Fly

2001-02

  • Smokey Joe’s Café
  • Angel Street
  • The Music Man
  • Picnic
  • Over the River and Through The Woods
  • Godspell
  • **The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
  • Honk!
  • The Good Times Revue VII
  • Nashville Bound
  • **Footloose

2000-01

  • Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
  • Twelfth Night
  • South Pacific
  • Art
  • The World Goes Round
  • The Good Times Revue VI
  • **A Holiday Cabaret with Lisa Layne
  • **The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
  • King Mackeral and The Blues Are Running
  • Snow White Goes West

1999 – 2000

  • 1776
  • The Old Settler
  • My Fair Lady
  • Cat On A Hot Tin Roof
  • I Love You, Your Perfect, Now Change
  • **Grease
  • **O, Joy Too
  • **The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
  • Arthur
  • The Good Times Revue V
  • *Polyester and More

1998 – 1999

  • State Fair
  • Sylvia
  • The King & I
  • Romeo & Juliet
  • The Last Night of Ballyhoo
  • **O, Joy
  • **The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
  • **The Stars Are Out
  • The Good Times Revue IV
  • **Phantom of the Country Opera

1997 – 1998

  • The Most Happy Fella
  • The Gin Game
  • The Sound of Music
  • The Floatplane Notebooks
  • Sophisticated Ladies
  • Beehive
  • **The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
  • **A Tuna Christmas
  • The Good Times Revue III
  • Bravo Broadway III
  • **Family Reunion
  • *Polyester: The 70’s Musical

1996 – 1997

  • A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
  • Luv
  • The Secret Garden
  • One Flew Over the Cukcoo’s Nest
  • **A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline
  • **All I Want For Christmas Is…
  • **The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
  • The Good Times Revue II
  • Bravo Broadway II
  • **Bubba And Betty Sue Get Married
  • Dream, Dream, Dream

1995 – 1996

  • Carousel
  • Of Mice and Men
  • Crazy for You
  • The Sisters Rosensweig
  • Forever Plaid
  • **A Tuna Christmas
  • **The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
  • **The Good Times Review
  • **CFRT’s Evening with the Fayetteville Symphony
  • **The Marsha Norman Event
  • **The Annual River Show

1994 – 1995

  • A Thousand Clowns
  • Phantom
  • **Radio Gals
  • **The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
  • **The Good Times are Killing Me
  • Same Time, Next Year
  • Dear Ms. Dare (at Peace College)
  • She Loves Me
  • Inherit the Wind
  • Five Guys Named Moe
  • **Woody Guthrie’s American Song

1993 – 1994

  • **Don’t Count Your Chickens
  • Guys and Dolls
  • **Shirley Valentine
  • A Few Good Men
  • **The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
  • **Tar Heel Voices
  • Mame
  • Rumors
  • Nunsense II
  • **Pumpboys and Dinettes
  • **Free to Be You and Me

1992 – 1993

  • My One and Only
  • See How They Run
  • **The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
  • Oklahoma!
  • **Love Letters
  • **Once on this Island
  • Lost in Yonkers
  • Baby
  • **The River Show with the Shady Grove Band and the Swamp Cats
  • **Dirty Work at the CrossRoads
  • Don’t Count Your Chickens
  • **Until They Cry Wolf
  • **One World
  • **New Orleans New Year

1991 – 1992

  • 42nd Street
  • **Dracula
  • Lend Me A Tenor
  • **A Day in Hollywood, A Night in the Ukraine
  • **The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
  • Dear Ms. Dare (NC Writer’s Conference)
  • Dreamgirls
  • Other People’s Money
  • Nunsense
  • **Henry the 8th at the Grand Ol’ Opry

1990 – 1991

  • Me And My Girl
  • **Yours, Anne
  • By Lerner, By Lowe
  • **Walking Across Egypt
  • The Boys Next Door
  • Oil City Symphony
  • Driving Miss Daisy
  • Smoke on the Mountain
  • **Raney
  • **The Gift of the Magi

1989 – 1990

  • Big River
  • *Cool Spring
  • Something’s Afoot
  • Fences
  • Our Town
  • A Christmas Carol
  • Raney
  • **Hot Time on the River Tonight

1988 – 1989

  • Steel Magnolias
  • The Immigrant
  • Ain’t Misbehavin’
  • Anything Goes
  • Social Security
  • **Pumpboys and Dinettes
  • *Peace, Love & Rock ‘N Roll

1987 – 1988

  • Little Shop of Horrors
  • **Listen to My Song
  • One for Me, One for You
  • **Greater Tuna
  • A…My Name is Alice
  • **Private Contentment
  • **As Is
  • One Mo’ Time

1986 – 1987

  • Brighton Beach Memoirs
  • Quilters
  • The 1940’s Radio Hour
  • The Foreigner
  • Jerry’s Girls
  • Diamond Studs
  • **River Renaissance IV

1985 – 1986

  • **Razzle, Dazzle
  • The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas
  • Greater Tuna
  • They’re Playing our Song
  • **A Coupla White Chicks Sitting Around Talking
  • On Golden Pond
  • King Mackeral & The Blues are Running
  • **River Renaissance III

1984 – 1985

  • **Razzle, Dazzle
  • ** Pumpboys and Dinettes (NCTC Competition)
  • Peter Pan
  • **Tally’s Folly
  • Amadeus
  • Gypsy
  • Foxfire
  • **River Renaissance II
  • Cotton Patch Gospel

1983 – 1984

  • **Razzle, Dazzle
  • Annie
  • **Amahl and the Night Visitors
  • Children of a Lesser God
  • Crimes of the Heart
  • Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
  • **River Renaissance I
  • **Pumpboys and Dinettes (1st Play at the River)

1982 – 1983

  • **The Importance of Being Earnest
  • Encore
  • Babes in Toyland
  • *One for Me, One for You
  • Deathtrap
  • *Vive, Lafayette
  • The Robber Bridegroom

1981 – 1982

  • How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
  • I Love My Wife
  • **A Christmas Carol
  • The Women
  • Death of a Salesman
  • The Wiz
  • **Snow White Goes West

1980 – 1981

  • Hello, Dolly!
  • A Christmas Carol
  • Member of the Wedding
  • Chapter II
  • Grease

1979 – 1980 Season

  • Man of La Mancha
  • The Corn is Green
  • Norman, is that You?
  • Becket
  • The Great White Hope

1978 – 1979 Season

  • The Sound of Music
  • The Last Meeting of the Nights of the White Magnolia
  • Born Yesterday
  • Indians
  • Raisin
  • **Cinderella (FBPH)

1977 – 1978 Season

  • The King & I
  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream
  • Come Blow Your Horn
  • The Male Animal
  • **Jack and The Beanstalk (FBPH)
  • I Do, I Do
  • **Sweet Charity

1976 – 1977 Season

  • Li’l Abner
  • Harvey
  • **Snow White (FBPH)
  • Sleuth
  • The Miracle Worker
  • Jesus Christ Superstar

1975 – 1976 Season

  • The Prisoner of Second Avenue
  • When You Comin’ Back Red Ryder
  • **Cinderella
  • Forty Carats
  • The Highland Call
  • The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail

1974 – 1975 Season

  • Godspell
  • Hatful of Rain
  • 6 Rms Riv Vu
  • Happy Birthday, Wanda Jane
  • Camelot

1973 – 1974 Season

  • Peter Pan
  • The Owl and The Pussycat
  • The Effects of Gamma Rays on the Man – in – the – Moon Marigolds
  • The Andersonville Trial
  • Cabaret

1972 – 1973 Season

  • The Fantasticks
  • Butterflies are Free
  • Stop the World I Want to Get Off
  • Look Homeward Angel
  • Cabaret
  • Applause

1971 – 1972 Season

  • Black Comedy
  • I Never Sang for My Father
  • You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown
  • Child’s Play
  • Fiddler on the Roof

1970 – 1971 Season

  • Bye Bye Birdie
  • Dracula
  • Snow White
  • Cactus Flower
  • Dark of the Moon
  • Man of LaMancha

1969 – 1970 Season

  • Sweet Bird of Youth
  • You Know I Can’t Hear You When the Water’s Running
  • Christmas Snow (A Christmas Carol & Snow White)
  • The Rainmaker
  • Mame
  • The Lion in Winter

1968 – 1969 Season

  • Barefoot in the Park
  • Tobacco Road
  • A Christmas Carol
  • A Thousand Clowns
  • South Pacific
  • Dylan

1967 – 1968 Season

  • Desire Under the Elms
  • You Can’t Take it With You
  • Alice in Wonderland
  • Carnival
  • Summer and Smoke
  • The Lady’s Not for Burning

1966 – 1967 Season

  • A Streetcar Named Desire
  • Never Too Late
  • Picnic
  • A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
  • Three One – Act Plays

1964 – 1965 Season

  • The Girls in 509
  • Harvey
  • A Christmas Carol
  • The Wizard of Oz
  • Guys and Dolls
  • J.B.
  • H.M.S. Pinafore

1963 – 1964 Season

    • Blithe Spirit
    • A Christmas Carol
    • Solid Gold Cadillac
    • An Evening with Shakespeare

1962 – 1963 Season

    • A Christmas Carol
    • The Night of January 16th