The 2016-2017 Season

mdq-logo_squareMILLION DOLLAR QUARTET: September 9-October 2, 2016
They came together to make music. They ended up making history. Million Dollar Quartet is the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical inspired by the true story of the famed recording session where Sam Phillips, the “Father of Rock ‘n’ Roll” brought together icons Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis and Elvis Presley for one unforgettable night. Featuring over 20 Rock ‘n’ Roll hits including: Blue Suede Shoes, Matchbox, Who do you love?, Folsom Prison Blues, That’s All Right, Sixteen Tons, Hound Dog, Down by the Riverside, Peace in the Valley, I Walk the Line, Great Balls of Fire, and See You Later, Alligator. (Musical)


henryv-logo_square-01HENRY V: October 27-November 13, 2016 “Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more!” Shakespeare’s powerful history play and legendary coming-of-age story takes center stage at CFRT for the very first time in a propulsive, provocative production with contemporary resonances. Against all odds, a charismatic young monarch confronted by the ferocity of war proves his worth as a man—and king. But at what cost to his land, his subjects, and his conscience does he pursue the glories of his nation and his reign? Henry V is Shakespeare’s rallying cry, celebrating the power of language to summon battlefields from thin air and ignite our souls to action. “We few, we happy few, we band of brothers.” – Act 4, Scene 3 (Drama)


mermaid-logo_squareDisney’s THE LITTLE MERMAID: Jan. 19-Feb. 12, 2017
In a magical kingdom beneath the sea, the beautiful young mermaid Ariel longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above. Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen’s most beloved stories and the classic animated film, Disney’s The Little Mermaid is a hauntingly beautiful love story for the ages. With music by eight-time Academy Award winner Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater, and a compelling book by Doug Wright, this fishy fable will capture your heart with its irresistible songs including Under the Sea, Kiss the Girl, and Part of Your World.  (Musical)


intimate_logo_squareINTIMATE APPAREL: March 2-19, 2017
Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage’s Intimate Apparel is a moving and intimate story that confronts race and religion. Intimate Apparel is the recipient of the American Theatre Critics and New York Drama Critics’ Circle Awards for Best Play. This rich, vivid portrait of turn-of-the-last-century New York features Esther, a black seamstress, who lives in a boarding room house for women and sews intimate apparel for clients who range from wealthy white patrons to prostitutes. Her skills and discretion are much in demand, and she has managed to stuff a goodly sum of money into her quilt over the years. Her plan is to find the right man and use the money she’s saved to open a beauty parlor where black women will be treated as royally as the white women. (Drama)


April 6-23, 2017
Get ready for a joyful, mischievous, comedy thriller that is sure to keep you on the edge of your seat. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s timeless classic comes to life like never before in this fast-paced comedy about everyone’s favorite detective solving his most notorious case. Don’t miss this hilarious tribute to all that is magical about theatre from the acclaimed author of Lend Me A Tenor and The Three Musketeers.


caroline-logo_squareCAROLINE, OR CHANGE: May 11-28, 2017
It’s America in 1963, with the turmoil of the JFK assassination and the civil rights movement. In a Jewish household in Louisiana, the divorced African-American maid and the eight-year old family son have their own worries and relationship. Virtually sung-through, in styles ranging from Motown to Yiddish Klezmer, Caroline, or Change brings together the incredible talents of Kushner (Angels in America) and Tesori (Thoroughly Modern Millie) to create a multi-Tony-nomination show that is about both major issues of the nation and personal issues of the household, and how they interact. (Musical)


Special Event Performances

(Special Event #1) by Barbara Robinson.
In this hilarious Christmas classic, a couple struggling to put on a church Christmas pageant is faced with casting the Herdman kids, probably the most inventively awful kids in history. You won’t believe the mayhem, and the fun, when the Herdmans collide with the Christmas story head on! A highlight of Fayetteville’s holiday season for more than 25 years.  “If you are looking for a chance to spend an hour of quality time with your family, take them to see The Best Christmas Pageant Ever. There is no doubt if you see it once, you will make it a part of your family’s Christmas traditions.” Up and Coming Weekly

Love Letters: February 14, 2017
(Special Event #2) Join Bo Thorp and Mayon Weeks for these two special performances about a life-long love affair.

Blues-n-Brews_logo_2013.BLUE.NORIBBONThe 15th Annual BLUES-N-BREWS Festival: June 3, 2017
(Special Event #3)
Join us for our 15th 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!