Whatever you fancy, you’re likely to find it in the 2012-13 season at the Farmington Players barn theater. You want drama? Check. You want comedy? Check. Musicals? Oh, we’ve got musicals. But you'd better act fast to get your early bird discount! Purchase season tickets to all four shows by June 15 for only $58 and get first crack at choosing your own reserved seats. Call the Farmington Players box office at 248-553-2955 or go online at www.farmingtonplayers.org.
The slate officially kicks off this fall with The Dixie Swim Club, a poignant comedy featuring five southern women who bonded as friends on their college swim team. The quintet reunites every summer at a North Carolina beach house to rekindle relationships. The play spans 33 years as the women come together to face life’s challenges, such as men, sex, parenting, divorce, and aging. Director Tim Timmer is holding auditions on June 17th (callbacks the 18th) and show runs from October 5 – 27.
Be prepared to travel back in time to New York City on December 21, 1942, to experience The 1940s Radio Hour. The play is reminiscent of an actual radio variety show, with songs and commercials from the World War II era, including 40’s favorites such as “Strike Up the Band” and “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy.” Before the radio show goes on the air, the colorful characters play out their own backstage drama. And the Barn’s patrons play the live studio audience! Rachael Rose directs this entertaining romp that runs from November 30 – December 22, which is a great holiday group outing!
The vicissitudes of life sometimes result in tragedy that defies logic or reason. Bad things happen to good people. Rabbit Hole explores how one couple, Becca and Howie, try to put their lives back together after the accidental death of their four year-old son. The resulting story, while heartrending, inspires hope and even humor as we commiserate with the grieving family and embrace our shared human condition. Brian Tupper directs this touching drama (February 15 to March 2, 2013).
Okay, so there’s this musical – Legally Blonde – which is like based on the movie, but “OhMyGod!” who knew that Delta Nu could rock your socks like this! Elle Woods takes on Harvard Law School to prove that she’s “serious” enough for her preppy boyfriend Warner, but somewhere along the way to earning her MRS degree, Elle instead learns that being true to yourself is like totally awesome! And don’t even get me starting on the singing, and the dancing, and the costumes! This show has it all! Jason Wilhoite directs this spring fling, which runs from April 26 to May 18, 2013.
And first, but not least, in a special pre-season addition (not part of the season ticket package), the Tony Award winning Avenue Q is coming to the Barn this August! The show has been called a “zany, adult-themed spoof on Sesame Street”. And yet, Avenue Q is about real life. It's about finding and losing a job, getting and losing your apartment, learning about racism, being different, falling in love, promiscuity, avoiding commitment, hangovers, Internet porn and discovering the world. All acted and sung by players with puppets. Allison Boufford is directing this unique musical comedy which runs from August 10 – 25.