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Fort Peck Summer Theatre Prepares For 2023 Season

Fort Peck Summer Theatre  Prepares For 2023 Season Fort Peck Summer Theatre  Prepares For 2023 Season

The 2023 Fort Peck Summer Theatre company, featuring many familiar faces, is anxiously preparing to return to northeast Montana and dive into the sensational roster of shows for the company’s 54th season.

Artistic director Andy Meyers returns for his 13th summer and is looking forward to the diverse show line up. All five mainstage titles are making their FPST debut. The annual Performing Arts Camp and Theatre for Young Audience tour is also returning, offering to opportunities for artists and audiences of all ages.

Upcoming shows include the following.

Hank Williams: Lost Highway: May 26 – June 11: “A spectacular musical biography of the legendary singer-songwriter, one of the great innovators of American popular music. The play follows Hank Williams’ rise from his beginnings on the Louisiana Hayride to his triumphs on the Grand Ole Opry. Along the way, audiences are treated to indelible songs like I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry, Move It on Over

and Hey, Good Lookin’, which are given fresh and profound resonance set in the context of Williams’ life.”

Murder on the Orient Express: June 16 – July 2: “Tony Award winner Ken Ludwig’s madcap stage comedy of Agatha Christie’s classic suspense novel. Recently a major motion picture, this stylish murder mystery involves an unlikely cast of suspects trapped aboard the luxurious Orient Express, and one of the most iconic fictional detectives of all time – Hercule Poirot.”

Matilda: July 7 – July 23: “Winner of nearly 50 international awards and based on the beloved novel by fantastical genius Roald Dahl (Willy Wonka), this captivating modern masterpiece follows young Matilda. Surrounded by larger-than-life characters, her powerful imagination transforms into magical powers and inspirational dreams as she searches for a better life. A new film adaptation of the musical, starring Emma Thompson, was released in December 2022.”

White Christmas: July 28 – Aug. 13: “Based on the beloved film starring Bing Crosby and Rosemary Clooney, this heartwarming, tap-dancing musical extravaganza features Irving Berlin’s beloved songs. Following their service in World War II, veterans Bob and Phil have a successful song-and-dance act. With romance in mind, they follow a duo of beautiful singing sisters to their Christmas show at a Vermont lodge, which just happens to be owned by their former army commander.”

Misery: Aug. 18 – Sept. 3: “Pam L. Veis and Andy Meyers star in this brand-new stage adaptation of the Academy Award winning Stephen King classic. A thrilling and tense plot unfolds, as a famous novelist finds himself trapped in the secluded home of his “biggest fan.” Following fan favorites The Woman in Black and Wait Until Dark, the famous story will keep audience on the edge of their seats!”

Sally Forth! will be showing as part of the Theatre for a Young Audience tour. Check for dates.

The Annual Performing Arts Camp will take place Aug. 1-10, culminating in the much-anticipated showcase performance at 7 p.m. on Aug. 10.

For updates, ticket information and published schedules, visit the website or call 406-228-9216 during office hours.

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