Summer Theatre Announces 2024 Line Up
The Fort Peck Summer Theatre has announced its 2024 line up. Local auditions will be held in early spring. A variety of opportunities are available in all shows, especially the large cast of Joseph, plus two leading roles for kids in Bonnie & Clyde.
The Sunshine Boys: May 31 – June 9: Neil Simon’s hit comedy will make its long-awaited FPST debut, after being canceled just three days before opening night in 2020 due to COVID. Rivalry, memories and laughs are certain to resurface when a former vaudeville team grudgingly re-unites for a CBS television special. The classic comedy will star original FPST company member Neal Lewing.
Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat: June 14-30: An international hit, this modern entertaining and inspiring spectacle musical tells the age-old Biblical story of Joseph and his coat of many colors. As young dreamer Joseph rises from being outcast by his jealous brothers to becoming advisor to the Pharoah, a kaleidoscope of song and dance bursts onto this stage.
Bremen Or Bust! Theatre For Young Audiences Tour: Various dates/venues in June, as well as July 5-8: Inspired by the Grimms’ fairytale Town Musicians of Bremen, a colorful quartet of rural animals dream of migrating to metropolitan Bremen with hopes of joining a world-renowned dance crew and finding fame. As their travels present surprising adventures, the motley group’s diverse styles of music and dance are equaled by their enthusiasm for sharing with each other, while discovering that to be the next great dance crew, all they really need is each other.
Bonnie and Clyde: July 5-21: The tale of Bonnie Elizabeth Parker and Clyde Chestnut Barrow, two of the most infamous criminals of America’s Great Depression and the subject of much speculation and fascination. The couple took the country by storm, reaching celebrity status as they robbed banks, shops, and even funeral homes. This is their rebellious love story, complete with a suite of stunning, jazz- and gospel-infused show tunes.
Cinderella: July 26 – Aug. 11: The treasured fairytale comes to life in this magical stage production. Featuring all the famous songs from the televised specials, originally starring Lesley Ann Warren and later Whitney Houston, including Impossible, My Own Little Corner and Do I Love You?. Full of special effects and beloved characters, it is perfect time to share this ageless story and music with a new generation.
Honky Tony Laundry: Aug. 16 – Sept. 1: When Lana Mae Hopkins, proprietress of the Wishy Washy Washeteria hires Katie to help out, they soon find themselves up to their elbows in soap, suds, gossip and cheatin’ hearts. Watch these two country angels join forces to turn their good ole laundromat into a boot-scootin’ honky-tonk. Featuring the music of Reba McEntire, Dolly Parton, Carrie Underwood, Loretta Lynn, Tammy Wynette and many others. Written by FPST alum Roger Bean.