Fort Peck Summer Theatre Announces 51st Season
November 20, 2019
As the record-breaking 50th season comes to a close, Artistic Director Andy Meyers, who will return for his 10th season in 2020, has announced Fort Peck Summer Theatre’s 51st season. The exciting roster of shows, sure to engage and captivate audiences of all ages, are:
The Sunshine Boys: May 29 – June 14
Rivalry, memories and lots of laughs are certain to resurface when a former vaudeville team grudgingly re-unites for a CBS Television Special! The classic Neil Simon comedy will star original Fort Peck Summer Theatre company member Neal Lewing.
Seussical: June 19 – July 5
Back by popular demand, The Cat in the Hat, Horton the Elephant and all the citizens of Whoville come to life on the FPST stage! Featuring special effects, infectious music and a TON of heart, this high energy musical based on the imaginative world of Dr. Seuss, is perfect for the entire family.
Working: July 10 – July 26
Grammy winner James Taylor, and Broadway composers Stephen Schwartz (Wicked) and Lin-Manual Miranda (Hamilton) are just a few of the eclectic artists who contributed material to this celebration of American life! Starring many familiar faces, this award-winning musical, based on the book by Studs Terkel, makes its FPST debut.
Sister Act: July 31 – Aug. 16
Where better to hide a dynamic, diva lounge singer who must be placed in a witness protection program, than a convent? As Deloris is comically forced to adapt to life at St. Katherine’s Parish, she also inspires her new sisters to seize-the-day and raise their voices in praise! FPST favorite Chanel Bragg returns to play the role made famous on film by Whoopi Goldberg.
Wait Until Dark: Aug. 21 – Sept. 6
In the Oscar-nominated film version, Audrey Hepburn stars as Suzy Hendrix, a blind woman who must use her wits to outsmart crooks and solve a mystery unfolding right before her eyes. The climax has been heralded as “one of the most thrilling moments of theatre to hit the Broadway stage!”
Performances for the main stage productions are Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 4 p.m.
Fractured Fairy Tales: Theatre for a Young Audiences touring series, offering free performances around Northeast Montana in July. Classic fairy tales are turned upside down with unexpected twists, unlikely heroes and a host of zany characters! This fast-paced collection of stories is sure to leave audiences of all ages laughing, while the timeless lessons of friendship, reaching goals and acceptance from the traditional fairy tales still shine.
The popular Performing Arts Camp will take place Aug. 4 to 13.
For further information on any of these events, please check the website throughout the coming year for updates and more details: fortpecktheatre.org. Tickets go on sale Friday, Nov. 29.