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.

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.

“Inspecting Carol” by Fredericksburg Theater Company – December 9-18

What better way to spend the holidays than with a play that will have you rolling in the aisles.

It’s Christmas time and a small theater is preparing to bring “A Christmas Carol” to its holiday stage.

At auditions, in walks an unknown actor who is mistaken for an informer for the National Endowment of the Arts. The troupe is put into high, farcical gear as they bend over backwards to accommodate the bewildered wannabe actor who is given a role in the holiday production.

Everything that can go wrong goes wrong, hilarity is piled upon hilarity, and the Christmas holiday will never be seen the same way again by this struggling troupe – nor by our audience! Perfect anytime, this is a special family treat at Christmas.

Performance Schedule:
Weekends December 9 – 18

Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm
Sundays at 2:00pm

Tickets: Available for sale beginning Monday, November 28th
$20 for adults, $5.50 for youth 18 and under

Fredericksburg Theater Company Box Office -306 E. Austin Street
Stev W. Shepherd Theater – 1668 Highway 87 South

Please call the box office (888-669-7114) for information on group pricing. Visit www.fredericksburgtheater.org for tickets.

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 “Wait Until Dark” – October 12 to 28

In Frederick Knott’s stage thriller, a recently blinded housewife must outwit a gang of criminals who threaten her life.

Susy Hendrix, independent and resourceful, innocently has come into possession of a drug-filled doll, a doll she has gifted to her difficult and slightly unreliable young neighbor.

The gang impersonates police officers and friends of her traveling husband to get access to Suzy’s apartment and gain her confidence. Alone in her apartment and cut off from the outside world, Suzy takes the fight to these cutthroats on the only playing field on which she has an advantage; the total dark!

Find out in this nail-biting thriller just how dark “Dark” can get.

Fri and Sat at 7:30 PM and Sun at 2 PM.

At the Steve W. Shepherd Theater, 1668 Hwy 87 South.

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.

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.

Fredericksburg Theater Company presents “The Miracle Worker”

2_MiracleWorker_PwrPt-682x1024William Gibson’s Tony Award Winning drama powerfully presents the story of Anne Sullivan’s struggle to give Helen Keller the “sight” of life she has lost.

Hired as a governess, to give her untamed, wild charge discipline and purpose in life, Anne Sullivan resorts to dramatic means to break through to the sightless and raging Helen in this profoundly moving play. It’s a dramatic, universal story of the need to be known, to be heard, and finally to be in control of one’s destiny.

Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 PM and Sun at 2 PM.

At the Steve W. Shepherd Theater, 1668 Hwy 87 South.

Please visit the website for ticket information www.fredericksburgtheater.org

Fredericksburg Theater Company presents “Les Miserables” – June 20 – July 6

Les-Mis-Electronic-e1398349312929This international smash hit may not only be THE most popular musical in the world but is now the longest running musical in the world! It has won more than 100 major theater awards including an Olivier, a Tony and a Grammy! At the Steve W. Shepherd Theater, 1668 S. US Hwy 87.

Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm; Sundays at 2 pm. $29 adults; $12 for youth 17 and under. Call (830) 997-3588 for more information.

David Gaschen in Concert at Fredericksburg Theater Company Saturday and Sunday

The noted singer/actor famous for being the youngest chosen to play the role of Phantom in the most successful play in Broadway history makes a return visit to the Steve W. Shepherd Theater, 1668 Highway 87 South!

Lubbock native, world renowned vocalist and performer, David Gaschen brings his artistry to the Broadway hits and Pop classics that have thrilled generation after generation.

The Saturday performance begins at 7:30 p.m. and the Sunday performance begins at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are $30 for adults and $10 for youth ages 18 and under. For more information, call (830) 997-3588