Main Stage 2019-2020

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The Theater Program produces four main stage productions each year — including two musicals — in the 350-seat Dreyfuss Theater, all directed and designed by professionals in their area.

Tickets for all productions

  • $15 General Admission
  • $10 Senior Citizens
  • $5 FDU Students/Faculty & Staff (With ID)

All seats are reserved and may be purchased online or at the door (subject to availability.)

Production 1: A Little Night Music

Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, book by Hugh Wheeler.

Originally produced in 1973, A Little Night Music is one of Sondheim’s most elegant and sophisticated musicals. Based on an Ingmar Bergman film, Smiles of a Summer Night, the musical is set in Sweden in 1900 and explores the tangled web of affairs centered around actress, Desirée Armfeldt and the men who love her. It won several Tony Awards for Best Musical and contains Sondheim’s most famous song, Send in the Clowns.

Directed and choreographed by Cindy Thole

Performance schedule
Fri, Oct 18 at 8.00 PM
Sat, Oct 19 at 8.00 PM
Thursday, Oct 24 at 7.00 PM (EARLY PERFORMANCE)
Fri, Oct 25 at 8.00 PM
Sat, Oct 26 at 8.00 PM
Sun, Oct 27 at 2.30 PM ( MATINEE)

Production 2: Hay Fever

By Noel Coward

Best described as a cross between high farce and a comedy of manners, Hay Fever is set in an English country house in the 1920s, and deals with the four eccentric members of the Bliss family and their outlandish behavior when they each invite a guest to spend the weekend. The self-centered behavior of the hosts finally drives their guests to flee while the Blisses are so engaged in a family row that they do not notice their guests’ furtive departure.

Directed by Stephen Hollis

Performance schedule
Wed, Dec 4 at 8.00 PM
Thu, Dec 5 at 8.00 PM
Fri, Dec 6 at 8.00 PM
Sat, Dec 7 at 8.00 PM
Sun, Dec 8 at 2.30 PM (MATINEE)

Production 3: Mamma Mia

Based on the songs of ABBA

ABBA’s hits tell the hilarious story of a young woman’s search for her birth father. This sunny and funny tale unfolds on a Greek island paradise. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter’s quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother’s past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago. The story-telling magic of ABBA’s timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship, creating an unforgettable show.

Directed by Stephen Hollis, choreographed by Cindy Thole

Rehearsal and performance schedule
Fri, March 27 at 8.00 PM
Sat, March 28 at 8.00 PM
Sun, March 29 at 2.30 PM (MATINEE)
Thu, April 2 at 7.00 PM (EARLY PERFORMANCE)
Fri, April 3 at 8.00 PM
Sat, April 4 at 8.00 PM
Sun, April 5 at 2.30 PM (MATINEE)

Production 4: Twelfth Night

By William Shakespeare

Wed, April 29 at 8.00 PM

  • Thu, April 30 at 8.00 PM
  • Fri, May 1 at 8.00 PM
  • Sat, May 2 at 8.00 PM
  • Sun, May 3 at 2.30 PM (MATINEE)

Directed by Carol Healey