Fredericksburg Theater Company presents “Little Shop of Horrors” – March 7-9

4_LittleShop_PwrPt-683x1024A hapless florist, a blood-thirsty plant, a Greek chorus of doo-wop singers and the search for fame, fortune and love create an innocent-looking “Little Shop of Horrors” – and a riotously funny musical by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman that will make you scream . . . with laughter. At the Steve W. Shepherd Theater, 1668 S. US Hwy 87. Tickets available online or at 830-997-3588.

Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm and Sundays at 2 pm.

Wizard of Oz 75th Anniversary Party at Fredericksburg Theater Company – January 10

It’s the 75th anniversary of “The Wizard of Oz” and the Fredericksburg Theater Company, 1668 S. US Hwy 87, is celebrating it in style! Children and adults will have a chance to meet Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tin Man, Cowardly Lion and, of course, Toto. Refreshments will be served as Dorothy and her friends entertain and sing followed by a digitally restored and remastered in digital stereo sound special edition of the 1939 classic movie. Fun for the whole family!

7 pm. $10 adults; $8 children. Call (830) 997-3588 for more information.

FTC Presents “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” – February 22 to March 10

Rome will never be the same! In this inspired musical comedy by Stephen Sondheim with the book by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart, boy wants girl, slave wants freedom, and Roman war hero wants…. the same girl.

Inspired by the farces of the ancient Roman playwright Plautus, the musical tells the bawdy story of love, mistaken identity, class warfare and the search for family – with all the masquerades, deceptions and blackmailing going wrong at every turn1

This Tony Award winning musical is a classic of the stage and was the subject of a 1966 film. Don’t miss the laugh-filled trip to ancient Rome presented by the Fredericksburg Theater Company at the Steve W. Shepherd Theater, 1668 Highway 87 South. Tickets are available online and at the Box Office, 306 E. Austin Street. Call 830-997-3588 for more information.

“Godspell” – February 17 to March 4

Fredericksburg Theater Company presents “Godspell”, the groundbreaking musical based on the Gospel According to St. Matthew that showcases the parables of Jesus through clowning, pantomime, charades and vaudeville.

Don’t miss this riveting and entertaining musical with its unique reflection on the life of Jesus and its message of kindness, tolerance and love.

Fredericksburg Theater Company Box Office is at 306 E. Austin Street. The Steve W. Shepherd Theater is at 1668 Highway 87 South. Performances are Friday and Saturday at 7:30 PM and Sunday at 2 PM.

Fredericksburg Theater Company presents “Little Shop of Horrors” – February 22 to March 2

4_LittleShop_PwrPt-683x1024A hapless florist, a blood-thirsty plant, a Greek chorus of doo-wop singers and the search for fame, fortune and love create an innocent-looking “Little Shop of Horrors” – and a riotously funny musical by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman that will make you scream . . . with laughter. At the Steve W. Shepherd Theater, 1668 S. US Hwy 87. Tickets available online.

Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm and Sundays at 2 pm. Call (830) 997-3588 for more information.

“Little Women: The Musical” – February 18 through March 6

Join the Fredericksburg Theater Company as they celebrate another season. FTC’s production will be “Little Women: The Musical”. Based on Louisa May Alcott’s beloved novel, this exhilarating musical follows the adventures of the sisters Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy March as they grow up in Civil War America.

All performances are on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm and Sundays at 2:00pm at The Steve W. Shepherd Theatre, 1668 Highway 87 South. Tickets are $20 for adults and $5.50 for youth 18 and under, and can be purchased on line at the FTC website.

FTC Presents “A Tributre to the Music of Rodgers & Hammerstein and Andrew Lloyd Webber” – 4/1-17

Fredericksburg Theater Company TributeJoin the Fredericksburg Theater Company as they celebrate another season. FTC’s production will be “A Tribute to the Music of Rodgers & Hammerstein and Andrew Lloyd Webber” at the Steve W. Shepherd Theatre, 1668 Highway 87 South.

Expect to hear your favorite show tunes in this concert filled with their greatest songs from Carousel, South Pacific, The King and I, Cats, Evita, The Phantom of the Opera, Sunset Boulevard, Aspects of Love and more.

All performances are on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm and Sundays at 2:00pm. Call (830) 997-3588 for details.

Fredericksburg Theater Company presents “Lost in Yonkers”

A poignant coming of age story of Jay and his younger brother Artie as they spend a year with their stern grandmother and her dysfunctional family. Despite living above Grandma’s candy store, there is nothing but bittersweetness in this tale of growing up lost in Yonkers. Tickets available online or by phone. At the Steve W. Shepherd Theater, 1668 S. US Hwy 87.

Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm; Sundays at 2 pm. $20 adults; $5.50 youth 18 and under. At the door $25 adults; $7.50 youth 18 and under.

For more information call (830) 997-3588

Fredericksburg Youth Ballet Ensemble presents Swan Lake and Narnia – November 12 & 13 at Fredericksburg Theater Company

Allen Abrams of the Luminario Ballet in Los Angeles works on partnering with Fredericksburg student Emma Hill in preparation for their performance of Swan Lake. Dancers from the Fredericksburg Youth Ballet Ensemble will present Act II from Swan Lake along with an original ballet - Narnia - at the Fredericksburg Theater Company on November 12 and 13. Tickets are now on sale for four shows.

The Fredericksburg Youth Ballet Ensemble invites the public to enjoy both old and new holiday traditions as it presents Legends: Swan Lake Act 2 & Narnia on Saturday, Nov 12, and Sunday, Nov 13, with shows at 2:00 and 7:00 p.m. both days, at the Fredericksburg Theater Company, 1668 Hwy 87 South. Special guests are Allen Abrams, Principal with Ballet Austin and Luminario Ballet, and Mark Hierholzer, composer and performer for Narnia.

Tickets are $13 for adults and $7 for students, and are available at Ms. Rhonda’s School of Dance, 202 E. Creek St. Requests for tickets can be made by calling 830-998-0785, by leaving a message at 830-997-0756, or via email at foxcanyon@live.com.

Swan Lake is considered the epitome of classical ballet, according to Bohnert, who calls it “the most classical, stylized, traditional ballet in the world.” The local 20-member corps will be working with professional male lead dancer Allen Abrams, who is based in Los Angeles with the Luminario Ballet and also was a principal with Ballet Austin.

Narnia is a new ballet composed by Mark Hierholzer and choreographed by Lisa Bohnert that premiered last season. Inspired by the works of C.S. Lewis, Narnia is the tale of a magical land where evil threatens, animals speak, and children tangle with treachery and truth. The work features original music, choreography, costumes, lighting and sets.

Hierholzer will perform his score on the piano with the dancers live onstage for all shows.

Mark Hierholzer received his BA in piano music performance from UTSA and his MA in piano performance and literature from Eastman School of Music. Mark currently resides in Fredericksburg and is the music director and organist at Zion Lutheran Church. He directs and composes for the Fredericksburg Chorale, two German community choirs, the League of David, and the Zion Children’s Choir.

Lisa Bohnert studied with Merit Scholarships at the National Academy of Arts, Lyric Opera Ballet of Chicago, and the Evanston School of Ballet. She performed professionally with the San Antonio Ballet and the Cincinnati Ballet Company, touring 19 states. Ms. Bohnert is an accredited member of the Texas Association Teachers of Dance and currently teaches in Fredericksburg.

Classic Christmas Cinema at Fredericksburg Theater Company – December 5

Join Fredericksburg Theater Company after the Christmas Parade at the Fredericksburg Theater Company for an evening of carols, popcorn, cocoa, wassel and holiday snacks. Our feature film on the big screen and in glorious Technicolor will be “White Christmas” starring Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye! Proceeds will benefit the Fredericksburg Theater Company. At the Steve W. Shepherd Theater, 1668 S. US Hwy 87.

7:30 – 10:30 pm. $10 adults; $8 children. Call (830) 997-3588 for more information.