2023-2024 Season, Fredericksburg Theatre Company


(via FTC)


7 Main Stage Productions



Jun. 16 – Jul. 2, 2023 – FTC Summer Musical

A Wild West Musical! Saddle up for a Wild West adventure! Ride along with Annie Oakley, a backwoods gal with a sure-shot and quick wit, as she challenges dashing marksman Frank Butler to be the star of Buffalo Bill’s traveling show. Sparks fly faster than bullets as the competition and romance heat up. Featuring some of Broadway’s greatest songs: “There’s No Business Like Show Business,” “Anything You Can Do,” “I Got The Sun In The Morning,” and “You Can’t Get A Man With A Gun.” This Irving Berlin classic hits the bullseye every time! (Rated G, Adults $29 / 17 & Under $12)



Jul. 27 – 30, 2023 – FTA Summer Youth Musical

FTA presents a junior version of the hit Broadway musical based on the beloved animated series. The stakes are higher than ever as SpongeBob and all of Bikini Bottom face the total annihilation of their undersea world. Chaos erupts. Lives hang in the balance. And just when all hope seems lost, a most unexpected hero rises and takes center stage. The power of optimism really can save the world! SpongeBob features multiple original songs from great talents such as David Bowie, Steven Tyler and Joe Perry of Aerosmith, Sara Bareilles, The Flaming Lips, Lady A, Cyndi Lauper, John Legend, Panic! At the Disco, Plain White T’s, They Might Be Giants and T.I., and many more! (Rated G, Adults $15 / 17 & Under $10)



Aug. 11 – 20, 2023 – FTC Summer Finale Musical

From the songbook of Johnny Cash comes this unique musical about love and faith, struggle and success, rowdiness and redemption, and the healing power of home and family. More than two dozen classic hits—including “I Walk The Line,” “A Boy Named Sue,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” and the title tune—performed by a multi-talented cast, paint a musical portrait of The Man in Black that promises to be a foot-stompin’, crowd-pleasin’ salute to a unique musical legend! (Rated PG for Adult Situations, Adults $29 / 17 & Under $12)



Oct. 20 – 29, 2023 – FTC Fall Drama

Produced three times on Broadway to overwhelming acclaim, The Heiress is a story of love and betrayal set in 1850s New York. Catherine, a young woman who stands to inherit her father's large fortune, falls in love when she meets Morris, who gives her the love and affection her father doesn't, and which she desperately needs. Catherine's father, believing Morris is only after the money, tells Catherine she will be disinherited if she marries him. Morris' true intentions are put to the test when he finds out about the amended will. Based on the classic Henry James novel Washington Square, The Heiress was also made into an Oscar-winning film starring Olivia de Havilland and Montgomery Clift. (Rated PG for Adult Situations, Adults $29 / 17 & Under $12)



Dec. 8 – 17, 2023 – FTC Holiday Musical

The Plaids are back in an all-new holiday show! Filled with Christmas standards that have all been “Plaid-erized,” our boys are back to do their Christmas Special. At first, Francis, Jinx, Smudge and Sparky aren’t sure why they’ve returned to Earth for another posthumous performance, but a phone call from the heavenly Rosemary Clooney lets them know that they’re needed to put a little harmony into a discordant world. This truly “heaven-sent” holiday treat will lift audiences’ spirits and fill them with nostalgia for a bygone era of classic music sung in perfect harmony. (Rated PG for Adult Situations, Adults $29 / 17 & Under $12)



Feb. 9 – 25, 2024- FTC Winter Musical

Big business means big laughs in this delightfully clever lampoon of life on the corporate ladder. Follow the rise of J. Pierrepont Finch, who uses a little handbook to climb the corporate ladder from lowly window washer to high-powered executive, tackling such familiar but potent dangers as the aggressively compliant "company man," the office party, backstabbing coworkers, caffeine addiction and, of course, true love. A tune-filled comic gem that took Broadway by storm, winning both the Tony Award for Best Musical and a Pulitzer Prize, How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying boasts an exhilarating score by Frank Loesser, including "I Believe in You," "Brotherhood of Man" and "The Company Way." (Rated PG for Adult Situations, Adults $29 / 17 & Under $12)



Apr. 12 – 21, 2024 – FTC Spring Comedy

Five Southern women whose friendships began many years ago on their college swim team set aside a long weekend every August to recharge those relationships. Free from husbands, kids, and jobs, they meet at the same beach cottage, the “Sweet Delilah” on North Carolina’s Outer Banks, to catch up, laugh, and meddle in each other’s lives. The Sweet Delilah Swim Club focuses on four of those weekends and spans a period of thirty-three years. As their lives unfold and the years pass, these women increasingly rely on one another, through advice and raucous repartee, to get through the challenges (men, sex, marriage, parenting, divorce, aging) that life flings at them. A hilarious and touching comedy, The Sweet Delilah Swim Club, is about five unforgettable women and friendships that last forever. (Rated PG for Adult Situations, Adults $29 / 17 & Under $12)


7 Special Events



Sept. 9 at 6:00 p.m.

Join us for our first ever Casino Night fundraiser! Monies raised will be used to support our youth education program, the Fredericksburg Theater Academy, and our fabulous productions. The evening will feature simulated casino games including blackjack, poker, craps and roulette, live music, heavy hors d’oeuvres, drinks, silent auction, and a raffle! Join us for some casino fun and double down on your support! (Adults Only $35)



Nov. 3 & 4, 2023

This two-day festival of Song, Story, Poetry and Art features internationally acclaimed, regional, and local talent. Songwriters, poets, balladeers, and artists will celebrate the legend and cowboy spirit in all of us. Tickets available early Fall through Event Brite. (Rated G)



Nov. 10, 11 & 12, 2023 

A powerful and emotional one-man show performed by acclaimed actor Douglas Taurel, The American Solider pays tribute to the bravery and sacrifices of our military veterans. Based on real stories and letters written by veterans and their families, from the Revolution to our recent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The show combines exhaustive research and verbatim language from interviews with veterans and letters to bring to life our soldiers' struggles at war and their internal struggles to come back home. "many are in tears and asking why this play isn't better known." - The Washington Post (Rated PG-13 for Language & Adult Situations, Adults $29 / 17 & Under $12)


Fredericksburg Theater Academy presents 


Nov. 18 at 7:30 p.m., Nov. 19 at 2:00 pm

FTA presents a junior version of the hit Broadway musical based on the beloved holiday film. Buddy, a young orphan, mistakenly crawls into Santa's bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole. The would-be elf is raised, unaware that he is actually a human, until his enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa's permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father and discover his true identity (Rated G, Adults $15 / 17 & Under $10)



Dec. 22 at 7:30 p.m.

Back by popular demand!  With a mission to bring their audiences "All Elvis - No Jumpsuits,” The Presley Project focuses re-creating the sound and style of The King and the TCB Band from their 70's heyday, without the trappings that take away from the legendary music. Enjoy the great music of Elvis Presley with a healthy dose of his Christmas songs! (Rated G, Adults $29 / 17 & Under $12)



Mar. 8 & 9 at 7:30 p.m., Mar. 10 at 2:00 p.m.

The Texas Repertory Theatre presents acclaimed, award-winning theatre artist Steven as the Cambridge don and best-selling author. This one-person show brings this legendary Christian apologist to life with all of his intellect, warmth, wisdom, and humor intact. Using material from Lewis' own writings, his extensive correspondence, and excerpts from dramatic texts, God's Megaphone traces his life from best-selling author, to harbinger of WWII's resistance of evil, to loving husband and inspirational leader. (Rated G, Adults $29 / 17 & Under $12)


Fredericksburg Theater Academy presents 


May 4 at 7:30 p.m., May 5 at 2:00 pm

Based on one of Roald Dahl’s most poignantly quirky stories, Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach JR. is a brand-new take on this "masterpeach" of a tale. When James is sent by his conniving aunts to chop down their old fruit tree, he discovers a magic potion that grows a tremendous peach, rolls into the ocean, and launches a journey of enormous proportions. James befriends a collection of singing insects that ride the giant piece of fruit across the ocean, facing hunger, sharks, and plenty of disagreements along the way. (Rated G, Adults $15 / 17 & Under $10)