Fiddlehead Theatre in Dorchester 21st Season

Fiddlehead Theatre in Dorchester 21st Season

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Fiddlehead Theatre Company Announces 21st Season

*All Performances at The Strand Theatre *

Meg Fofonoff and Stacey Stephens, Co-Producing Artistic Directors of Fiddlehead Theatre Company, the resident theatre company of Boston’s historic Strand Theatre, announce four groundbreaking productions during their biggest season in a continued partnership with Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the City of Boston.

The season will open with the classic West Side Story from Oct 16-25, 2015; followed by Disney’s The Little Mermaid from Nov 17-Dec 6; 2015; the hit Broadway sensation RENT will run from Feb 5-21, 2016, and the season will close with the timeless classic Show Boat April 22-May 1, 2016.
All productions will take place at The Strand Theatre (543 Columbia Road, Dorchester, MA), accompanied by a full live orchestra including an unprecedented 32 piece ensemble for West Side Story. Season subscriptions are available; single adult tickets for each 2015-2016 show are $25-$45.  To purchase tickets for Fiddlehead’s 2015-2016 season, or for more information about group and student discounts visit www.fiddleheadtheatre.com, or call 617-514-6497.


Fiddlehead Theatre Company’s 2015- 2016 Main Stage Season at The Strand
Fiddlehead Theatre Company will present four of the most beloved musicals of all time. These musical classics featuring ethnically diverse casts, explore themes of race, discrimination and love.

West Side Story

October 16-25, 2015

Six performances over 2 weekends – Fri & Sat 8:00 pm; Sun 2 pm

Leonard Bernstein’s soaring music brings to life the retelling of Shakespeare’s most romantic love story, Romeo and Juliet.  Set against the gang violence of New City in the late 1950’s, West Side Story tells the tale of two star-crossed lovers who families’ heritage and prejudice brings their love to a tragic end.  Featuring Arthur Laurent’s book and Stephen Sondheim lyrics in such classic songs as “Tonight,” “Maria” and “Somewhere,” this is a show for all ages.  West Side Story is based on a conception of Jerome Robbins. Book by Arthur Laurents, Music by Leonard Bernstein, and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. Entire original production directed and choreographed by Jerome Robbins. Originally produced on Broadway by Robert E. Griffith and Harold S. Prince by arrangement with Roger L. Stevens. West Side Story is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International. All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. 421 West 54th St., New York, NY 10019. Phone: 212-541-4684 Fax212-397-4684. www.MTIShows.com

 

Disney’s The Little Mermaid

November 27th– December 6th 2015

Extended run for families!  9 Performances over 2 weeks:  Tues, Weds, Thurs at 7:30 pm; Fri & Sat at 8 pm; Sun at 2 pm

Based on Disney’s animated film, The Little Mermaid tells the story of a young mermaid who falls in love with a human prince.  When forbidden by her father to go above water, she makes a Faustian bargain with an unscrupulous sea witch so that she can meet her prince.  Audiences of all ages will enjoy this show featuring “Under the Sea,” and “Kiss the Girl” by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman.  Music by Alan Menken, Lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater, Book by Doug Wright. Based on Hans Christian Anderson Story and the Disney film produces by Howard Ashman and John Musker, and written and directed by John Musker and Ron Clements. Originally produced by Disney Theatrical Productions. Disney’s The Little Mermaid is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International. All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. 421 West 54th St., New York, NY 10019. Phone 212-541-4684 Fax 212-397-4684. www.MTIShows.com

 
Jonathan Larson’s Rent – 20th Anniversary Celebration in 2016!
February 5-21, 2016
Nine performances over 3 weekends:  Fri & Sat at 8 pm; Sun at 2 pm

Jonathan Larson’s Rent, inspired by Puccini’s La Boheme, tells the story of a year in the life of friends living the Bohemian life in New York City’s East Village.  The story centers on Mark and Roger, two roommates; while a former tragedy has made Roger numb to life. Mark tries to capture it through his attempts to make a film.  In the year that follows, the group deals with love, loss, AIDS and modern day life in one truly powerful story.  Book, Music and Lyrics by Jonathan Larson, Musical arrangements by Steve Skinner, original concept /additional lyrics Billy Aronson, Musical supervision and additional arrangements Tim Weil, Dramaturg Lynn Thomson. Rent was originally produced in New York, by New York Theater Workshop and on Broadway by Jeffrey Seller, Kevin McCollum, Allan S. Gordon and New York Theatre Workshop. Rent is presented   through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. 421 West 54th St., New York, NY 10019. Phone212-541-4684 Fax 212-397-4684. www.MTIShows.com
 
Show Boat
April 22– May 1st 2016
Six performances over 2 weekends:  Fri & Sat at 8 pm; Sun at 2 pm

 
Show Boat, with music by Jerome Kern and book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, is based on Edna Ferber’s bestselling novel.  The musical follows the lives of the performers, stagehands and dock workers on the Cotton Blossom, a Mississippi River show boat, over forty years, from 1887-1927.  Its themes include racial prejudice and enduring love.  The musical features classic songs such as “Ol’Man River,” and “Bill.”  Music by Jerome Kern. Book and Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, based on the novel “Show Boat” by Edna Ferber. Show Boat is presented through special arrangement with R & H Theatricals: www.rnh.com.


Tickets

Single adult tickets for each 2015-2016 show are $25-$45.  Group rates and season subscriptions tickets are available. Special rates for Dorchester residents. To purchase tickets for Fiddlehead’s 2015-2016 season, or for more information about community partnerships and educational programming, visit www.fiddleheadtheatre.com, or call 617-514-6497.
 


About Fiddlehead Theatre Company
Fiddlehead Theatre Company is the resident theater company of the historic Strand Theater located in Dorchester, Massachusetts. Since its inception in 1993, Fiddlehead Theatre Company has been dedicated to producing professional theater experiences for the greater Boston community, and educating local youth in the theater arts. Fiddlehead’s partnership with the City of Boston designating the company as residents of the Strand Theatre has placed the award winning theater company on the forefront of Boston’s regional theater community. Named after the fantastical fiddlehead fern found in fairy-tales and symbolic of imagination, Fiddlehead Theatre Company is committed to producing theater that uplifts the spirit while engaging audiences in provocative social issues, motivating and energizing their audiences to renew their commitment to community, and instilling hope for a better tomorrow. Visit fiddleheadtheatre.com for information about upcoming shows, cast biographies and ticketing information. Like us on Facebook atfacebook.com/FiddleheadTheatreCompany and on Twitter @FiddleheadTheat.

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