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.

The Hideout Theater performing at Fredericksburg Theater Company – March 14

An all-star lineup of performers will ignite the evening with games, scenes and improvised stories. The very best parts of The Hideout’s award-winning shows performed by award-winning comedians with an improvised musical score. “An honest, wonderful night of theater.” – The Austin Chronicle. At the Steve W. Shepherd Theater, 1668 S. US Hwy 87. All seats reserved. Tickets available online.

8 pm. $29 adults; $12 youth 17 and under. Call (830) 997-3588 for details.

Fredericksburg Theater Company presents “Oliver!” June 24 – July 10

Nothing works on stage like a well-crafted tale. What could be more entertaining than this much-loved classic by Charles Dickens and his story of an orphan boy tossed and turned by fate and fortune? With music and lyrics by Tony Award winning artist Lionel Bart, the audience is hooked from the first opening notes of “Food, Glorious Food” to music theater standards such as “As Long As He Needs Me” and “Consider Yourself.” These are just a few of the many favorites you will hear as Oliver takes us on a musical journey of a lifetime.

Performance Schedule: Weekends June 24th – July 10 at Steve W. Shepherd Theater, 1668 Highway 87 South
Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm
Sundays at 2:00pm

Tickets: Available for sale beginning Monday, June 13th $20 for adults, $5.50 for youth 18 and under Please call the box office (888-669-7114) for information on group pricing FOOD!

GLORIOUS FOOD! FTC Food Drive for the Fredericksburg Food Pantry.
Did you know that the Fredericksburg Food Pantry provides groceries for a minimum of 50 families each week? Did you know that summer is one of the slowest times of year for food donations? FTC needs YOU to help them help OUR community by bringing non-perishable food items to the Theater with you or to the box office located at 306 East Austin. Here are some suggestions of much needed items (they are in need of good nourishing food. No sodas, candy or snack mixes, please!): Canned goods (all kinds, beans, meat, veggies, soup, etc.) Cereal Crackers Pancake Mix Juice

FTC’s “1940s Radio Hour” – December 13 to 23

Take a step back to the glory days of radio with the Fredericksburg Theater Company’s latest production, “The 1940’s Radio Hour” that takes the stage Thursday, December 13, through Sunday, December 23, at the Steve W. Shepherd Theater. The drama set during the beginning of World War II will also feature the Sentimental Journey Orchestra. Show times are Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2:00 p.m.

Fabulous 50′s Fest at Fredericksburg Theater Company – November 8

An evening of fun, food and rock ‘n roll at Fredericksburg Theater Company! Live music featuring T. J. Smith and his Rock Box All-Stars! All you can eat 50′s menu! Classic car show! Silent auction! Drinks and Dancing! Don’t miss this fundraiser for the Fredericksburg Theater Company! At the Steve W. Shepherd Theater, 1668 S. US Hwy 87.

5 pm to midnight. $50 per person. Call (830) 997-3588 for details.

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 “Oklahoma!” – June 28 to July 14

The Rogers and Hammerstein classic with unforgettable melodies like Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin’, The Surrey with the Fringe on Top, People Will Say We’re in Love and it’s namesake Oklahoma! You won’t want to miss FTC’s blockbuster summer musical! Tickets available online.

Fridays and Saturdays from June 28 to July 14 at 7:30 pm and Sundays at 2 pm, at the Steve W. Shepherd Theater, 1668 Hwy 87 South.

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.

FTC Presents “The Glass Menagerie” – September 9-25

Tennessee Williams is one of the pillars of post-WWII theater and is considered one of America’s best dramatists. In this gripping masterpiece, Williams is at his best exploring the dynamics between parent and adult children, between siblings, and between dreams and reality.

Set in the 1930s Tom relives, with the audience, a specific memory in his life dealing with his controlling mother, Amanda, and his fragile sister Laura. His mother desperately wants her children to achieve success, but can’t give them the freedom to flourish.

A mother’s smothering love brings this fragile family to its shattering climax.

This production will be directed by Bob Straus, Assistant Director Kevin Judson.

The Steve W. Shepherd Theater is at 1668 Highway 87 South.

Performance Schedule:
Weekends: September 9 – 25th, 2011
Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm
Sundays at 2:00pm
* In honor of September 11, there will be no performance on that Sunday.

* Special “Talk About” performance on Thursday, September 22nd at 7:0pm
Tickets for this performance are $25 for adults and $5.50 for youth 18 and under.
Education group/School group pricing for this performance: $1.00 for students (5 student minimum). Group must make reservation together. Individual reservations will not qualify for special pricing.

Additional special education group discounts are available. Please contact the FTC office for additional information (888-669-7114 or 830-997-3588).

Tickets: Available for sale beginning Monday, August 29th
$20 for adults, $5.50 for youth 18 and under. Tickets may be purchased online or at the Box Office, 306 E. Austin Street.

Please call the box office (888-669-7114) for information on group pricing