Fort Peck Theater Prepping for Opening Curtain in 2015 Season

 


The Fort Peck Summer Theatre (FPST), now celebrating its 46th Season, is anxiously prepping for the 2015 Season, featuring popular, in-demand titles and some of the theater’s most frequently requested musicals.

Under the leadership of returning Artistic Director Andy Meyers, this season promises five great shows with something for the entire family: “Always ... Patsy Cline,” “One Man Two Guvnors,” “The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas,” “Disney’s Tarzan” and “Steel Magnolias.”

The annual DAM Cabaret will be performed on July 1, and FPST proudly hosts the Missoula Children’s Theatre production of “Rapunzel,” featuring nearly 50 local kids on July 3 and 4.

Meyers is returning for his forth summer with the company. In past seasons at Fort Peck, he has directed the record-breaking “Buddy Holly Story,” “Ring of Fire” and “All Shook Up,” and most recently appeared as Shrek in “Shrek,” Boolie in “Driving Miss Daisy” and Harold Hill in “The Music Man.”


Since last summer, he has directed “Peter Pan” in Bigfork and “The Last of the Dragons” and “The Winter Wonderettes” in Missoula. He returns to Montana from Arizona Broadway Theatre, where he directed “The King and I” and “Pinocchio,” served as choreographer/assistant director for “Les Miserables” (In which he also played Grantaire) and performed as Oscar in “Sweet Charity” and the emperor in “The Emperor’s New Clothes.”

Meyers welcomes a professional cast that boasts many audience favorites from past seasons: Debra Berger, Chanel Bragg, Alicia Bullock-Muth, Johanna Carlisle, EJ Dohring, Alexa Etchart, Evan Goldhahn, Lauree Green-Chappell, Sydney Hayward, Ryan Luwe, John Knispel, Shannon McMillan, Jamie Parnell, Morgan Phelps, Jay Michael Roberts, Hailey Stone, Matthew Whitfield, Megan Wiltshire and Pam L. Veis. The returning company members will be joined by new talented artists from across the country.

2015 SEASON:

“ALWAYS ... PATSY CLINE”

Run Dates: May 29-June 7

Director: Heather Adams

Debra Berger and Pam L. Veis star in this musical, celebrating the famous singer through the eyes of her biggest fan. As Patsy Cline, Berger will perform dozens of the singer’s greatest hits!

“ONE MAN TWO GUVNORS”

Run Dates: June 12-28

Director: Trey Compton

A run-away hit from the 2012 Broadway season, this musical farce, making its Pacific Northwest premier, features everything that FPST audiences love: physical comedy, mistaken identity, gender-bending disguises and a classic love story, all underscored with lively music performed by a live skiffle band.


“THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS”

Run Dates: July 10-26

Director: Andy Meyers

In a role that Dolly Parton made famous, Shannon McMillan returns to star as Mona! Full of athletic dance numbers and rockin’ country music, “The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas” is a hilarious romp sure to leave audiences tapping their toes and laughing in the aisles.

“DISNEY’S TARZAN”

Run Dates: July 31 – Aug. 16

Director: Megan Wiltshire

A perfect evening for the entire family, Disney’s hit featuring a score by Phil Collins, comes to life as only Fort Peck Summer Theatre can do it. Get ready to swing from the vines and be transported to the jungles joining Tarzan on all of his high-flying adventures!

“STEEL MAGNOLIAS”

Run Dates: Aug. 21 – Sept. 6

Director: Andy Meyers

Before the iconic movie became a cult favorite, this stage play was a hit in New York. Inside Truvy’s Beauty Parlor in modern-day Louisiana, this touching comedy revolves around the lives of six close-knit friends. Glasgow native Alexa Etchart, recently seen on Grey’s Anatomy, returns home to star as Shelby.


To purchase pre-season tickets, contact the Glasgow Chamber of Commerce or the Fort Peck Fine Arts Council at 406-228-9216.

Performance times are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., with Sunday matinees at 4 p.m.

For individual tickets or reservations, the Fort Peck Summer Theatre Box Office at 406-526-9943 will open at the top of the season.

 

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