All performances begin promptly at 8:00 PM, with the exception of matinee shows that begin 2:00 PM. Ticket prices for all show are $10.00 for adults and $7.00 for seniors over 55 and children under 12, unless otherwise stated. Season Tickets are available.
2013 season at HFT opens with a patriotic tribute and spring musical Kilroy was here! Show dates are March 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23 at 8:00 PM with matinee shows at 2:00 PM on March 17 & 24.
Come to HFT when the ships leaving a navy yard are being sunk by Nazi
U-boats. Suspicion points to a nearby U.S.O. Club which may be harboring spies. Action builds to an exciting climax during a wild radio broadcast. This show is a musical salute to all of the men and women who fought World War II. With a lot of 1940's nostalgia: jukeboxes, jitterbug, and the mysterious appearance of those "Kilroy was here!" drawings. An extensive "1940's Glossary of Terms" an opportunity to understanding life in 1942, at a U.S.O. club located in Brooklyn, New York, when things weren't looking too good for Uncle Sam. The initials U.S.O. stand for United Service Organizations. Founded in 1941, during the early dark days of World War II, its mission was to supply a "Home Away From Home" for America's on-the-move military personnel.
Playwright: Tim Kelly, Music by Bill Francoeur, Director: Millie Petersen
The month of April showers down two great shows. April 12 & 13 the Mystery Dinner Theater; this includes dinner at a local restaurant and then a “Murder among the Meringues”, audience participation Murder Mystery performed by The In-Cahoots Players. (Reservations required) Gigi Sharp and The Meringues have done it again – their newest song, “Sweet Sugar,” is a hit single, topping the charts! And, Gigi has just been nominated for a Grammy award for the song. They are touring the nation, promoting their new album and have come for a press conference. But one member of the entourage has murder on his or her mind. Join us for an evening of music and maybe even murder as we meet The Meringues.
Written and Directed by Karen Vuranch. Dinner will be at 6:00 pm show at 8:00 pm.
**Tickets are $30.00 per person and includes choice of dinner at one of the following Fayetteville restaurants: Diogi's, Pies & Pints, Gumbo's ** Show only tickets are available for $10.00 per person.
Finish up those April showers and usher in those May flowers with a little Panache April 26, 27, May 3, 4, with matinee on May 5. This unpredictable, charmingly comic story seems to start out simply: Kathleen wants a license plate with the word "Panache" on it - but Harry has it. Nothing is as simple as it seems, however, and what begins as a ridiculous squabble over the seemingly unimportant turns into a desperate quest to salvage two lives. Kathleen appears one day at the Brooklyn apartment inhabited by Harry Baldwin—a frustrated artist who has had an unfortunate tragedy in his life that has left him unable to do anything but booze and gamble. As it happens, Kathleen just found out that Harry has the license plate, with the word PANACHE, which she had ordered from the DMV. She had received P-A-N-C-A-K-E in error, and now she’s willing to pay any price to get P-A-N-A-C-H-E from Harry. This is a complex, yet simple story about love and loss and moving on—told in a clever manner by Playwright Don Gordon, Directed by Jan Neal.
Summer has something for all ages, from the July 6 performance of Kemper’s Musical Extravaganza, to the possible shooting of an angel in…Duck Hunter shoots Angel July 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27, 28 Hailed by audiences as a comedy with a heartfelt message, this play follows the intersecting paths of the two guilt-ridden, bumbling Alabama duck-hunting brothers who think they accidentally shot down an angel! Come and see the story of a depressed tabloid journalist, his reluctant photographer, and their crazed boss, along with a shop girl at a local Gas Mart, a half-man/half-alligator, and a ghost unfold before your very eyes. The themes of redemption, race, media and North vs. South are all exploding in hilarious fashion. This play features a surprise ending that few playgoers see coming. Don’t be the one to miss out wonderful show by Playwright: Mitch Albom and Director: Bob Neil
As it is nearing the end of summer break, is there drama in your home every day? Does your child dress up in scarves and write her own plays about fish? Does she love to sing and flash those “Jazz” hands? Does he turn off the lights, grab a flashlight, turn it on, hold it up under his chin and start talking? Then Drama Camp might be just the ticket…and Historic Fayette Theater is proud to offer Drama Day Camp to area youth. 2013 Youth Drama Camp July 29 to August 3. Attendees engage in a variety of theater games and activities that encourage skills in team work and problem-solving. Activities also sharpen critical thinking and boost self-confidence. The camp ends with a performance for family and friends. Enrollment is limited. Open to children ages 6 to 15. Director: Tana Higginbotham
September 20, 21, 27 & 28 you can fall in love with our theater's competition quality plays with An Evening of Plays by James McLure. Presenting two hilarious one-act plays. We visit a small-town in Texas and are mesmerized by the timless story telling.
Laundry & Bourbon, directed by Sandra Shrewsbury, we visit Elizabeth's back porch in Maynard, Texas, on a hot summer afternoon. Elizabeth and her friend Hattie are whiling away the time folding laundry, watching TV, sipping bourbon and Coke, and gossiping about the many open secrets that are so much a part of small town live. They are joined by the self-righteous Amy Lee, who can't resist blurting out that Elizabeth's husband has been seen around town with another woman. While the ensuing conversation is increasingly edged with bitter humor, from it emerges a sense of Elizabeth's inner strength and her quiet understanding of the turmoil which has beset her husband since his return from Viet Nam.
Lone Star is directed by Shari Quinn and takes place in the cluttered backyard of that same small town Texas. Elizabeth's husband, Roy, a brawny, macho type who had once been a local high school hero, is back in town after a hitch in Viet Nam, and trying to re-establish his position in the community. Joined by his younger brother, Ray, who worships him, Roy sets about consuming a case of beer while regaling Ray with tales of his military an amorous exploits. Roy cherishes three things in life: Lone Star beer, his wife Elizabeth, and his pink Thunderbird car, not necessarily in that order.
**Both plays contain adult themes and language.
The theater will partner again with the West Virginia Professional River Outfitters Association and IQ Media to present an evening of exciting of entertainment with the 10th Annual Video Boaters Challenge October 2. This popular event showcases the talents of local videographers who work in the whitewater industry, giving paddling film enthusiasts and professional videographers the chance to compete for great prizes. A panel of judges from the local community will vote on locally-produced videos, awarding prizes for such categories as ‘Best Trip Skit’, ‘America’s Best Whitewater’ and ‘Best Trip Intro’.
With November’s end comes the beginning of the holiday season and this year HFT presents a Christmas Classic, Miracle on 34th Street.
Show dates are November 29, 30, December 1, 6, 7, 8. Come to HFT as Macy’s Department Store in New York City hires Kris Kringle, an old man who has been living in a retirement home, as a replacement Santa. His effect on the customers and the commercial rivalry astonishes his employers, especially Doris Walker, the hard-working personnel manager. Not everyone, however, perceives Kris as gentle and well-meaning. Macy’s vocational counselor and self-appointed psychologist, “Dr.” Sawyer, considers Kris to be deluded and dangerous. He has Kris committed to BellevuePsychiatric Hospital, where Kris awaits a competency hearing. His only hope of escape lies with a young lawyer named Fred Gailey, Doris Walker’s neighbor. Fred is in love with the cynical Doris and wants nothing more to marry her and be a father to her daughter, Susan. But convincing Doris he is worthy of her love is not easy; in fact, it’s almost as difficult as the new challenge that awaits him in court: convincing the judge – and all the rest of world – Santa Claus really does exist. But Fred has Kris Kringle on his side, as well as the United States Postal Service, and with a little help from the power of belief, is able to pull off a true Christmas Miracle. Especially at stake is one little girl's belief in Santa. In a dramatic decision, the court confirms Kris as the true Santa, allowing Susan and countless other children to experience the joy of childhood fantasy.
Playwright: Valentine Davies, Director: Gene Worthington
Wrapping up the season on December 14, 2013 at 7:00 PM will be the New River Youth Symphony Chorus. They will be bringing joy to the season with a concert of Holiday and classical music.
To order advance tickets online with a credit card go to www.brownpapertickets.com and search HFT. There will be a service charge and your tickets can be mailed to your or held at WILL CALL. You can also purchase your ticket in advance at the theater. The box office will be open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. and Fridays from 10:00 to 2:00 p.m., beginning four weeks prior to a performance.
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