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By Rick Cummins and John Scoullar
Adapted from the novella by Antoine de Saint Exupery
September 9 - October 6, 2013
The Little Prince is a true tale for all ages: A fantastic journey through the stars for children and a reminder of what is important in life for adults. As the wise fox says to the Little Prince: “It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.” Directed by Tom Quaintance. (Family Fable)
Music and Lyrics by
Book by Hugh Wheeler
Based on an adaptation by Christopher Bond
October 31-November 17, 2013
Tony and Olivier Award Winner: Best Musical
Halloween will see Stephen Sondheim’s bloody (and brilliant) musical masterpiece, Sweeney Todd brought to terrifying life. The show is set amongst London’s seedy side streets and laced with Sondheim’s characteristically brilliant wit and dark humor. Sweeney contains songs of exquisite beauty and some of the funniest lyrics in musical theatre history. Directed by Tom Quaintance. (Musical)
Based on Sholem Aleichem's stories by special permission of Arnold Perl.
Book by Joseph Stein
Music by Jerry Brock
Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick
January 23-February 16, 2014
9-Time Tony Award Winner: Including Best Musical
Fiddler on the Roof has captured the hearts of people all over the world with its humor, warmth and honesty. The
universal theme of tradition cuts across barriers of race, class, nationality and religion, leaving audiences crying tears of laughter, joy and sadness. Award-winning director and choreographer Gary John LaRosa will bring the Tony Award-winning Fiddler to life on the CFRT stage for the first time in 40 years. (Musical)
By August Wilson
March 6-23, 2014
In March, CFRT will stage August Wilson’s Pulitzer Prize winning The Piano Lesson. In Pittsburg’s Hill District in 1936, the Charles family battle their surroundings and each other over their shared legacy – an antique piano. This mainstage production will be our 18th Annual Classic Theatre Series play, providing over 1500 students from Cumberland County free tickets to see this American masterpiece. The Piano Lesson embodies CRFT’s deepened focus on bringing stories that speak to the entire community onto our mainstage. (Drama)
Adapted by Patrick Barlow. From the novel by John Buchan. From the movie of Alfred Hitchcock.
April 17-May 4, 2014
Olivier Award Winner: Best Comedy
Drama Desk Award Winner: Unique Theatrical Experience
Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python and you have The 39 Steps, a fast-paced whodunit for anyone who loves the magic of theatre! This 2-time Tony and Drama Desk Award-winning treat is packed with nonstop laughs, over 150 zany characters (played by a ridiculously talented cast of 4), an on-stage plane crash, handcuffs, missing fingers and some good old-fashioned romance! Directed by Nick Minas. (Comedy)
Special Event Productions
By Barbara Robinson
Public Performances December 5-15, 2013
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever has been a highlight of Fayetteville’s holiday season for over 20 years. Working with local and regional actors, as well as dozens of young graduates of our acting classes, this CFRT tradition features three rotating casts—allowing broad participation in the celebration on stage as well as in the audience.
The SantaLand Diaries
By David Sedaris
December 13&14, 20&21 LateNight at CFRT
This year we also have a holiday treat for the adults. David Sedaris’ wickedly funny The Santaland Diaries will play on weekend evenings during the run of BCPE. Sedaris’ account of his time working as a Macy’s Santaland elf is irreverent and hilarious, and this one man show will feature our very own Michael Thrash in a role he was born to play.
By Bob Carlton
May 15-25, 2014
This madcap musical adventure features song favorites “Wipeout”, “Good Vibrations”, “Young Girl”, and “Monster Mash” this show is “A masterpiece.... Take one plot (Shakespeare’s The Tempest), one B movie (Forbidden Planet) and for added flavor plunder the entire Shakespearean cannon for dialogue (the more pungent the plagiarism, the more piquant the final effect).... Your favorite blasts from the past ... ring out of the story with such unadulterated audacity that the cue lines themselves beg for mercy.” - What’s On
Directed by Tom Quaintance.
Join us for our 11th Anniversary year.
It’s sure to be the biggest and best Blues-n-Brews Fayetteville has seen.
Remember: Blues Music + 100 Different Beers from 20 Breweries + Festival Park = a Priceless Day of Good Times Supporting CFRT!