From a frankly adult musical with puppets to a searing drama about a couple coping with the death of their 4-year-old son, the Farmington Players bring a variety of shows to the stage this season.
The community theater group's first production is a kind of "bonus" to their regular season, Avenue Q, on stage August 10-25. The Tony Award-winning show is about "finding and losing a job, getting and losing your apartment, learning about racism, being different, falling in love, promiscuity, avoiding commitment" and more, according to a release issued by the Players.
Other shows include:
The Dixie Swim Club, on stage Oct. 5-27, is a poignant comedy featuring five southern women who bonded as friends on their college swim team.
The 1940s Radio Hour, with songs and commercials from the World War II era, including favorites such as “Strike Up the Band” and “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy", runs Nov. 30-Dec. 22.
Rabbit Hole explores how one couple, Becca and Howie, try to put their lives back together after the accidental death of their 4-year‐old son. It runs Feb. 15- March 2, 2013.
Legally Blonde, based on the movie, follows Elle Woods as she takes on Harvard Law School to prove that she’s “serious” enough for her preppy boyfriend, but instead learns the importance of being true to yourself. It runs April 26-May 18, 2013.
Purchase season tickets to the regular season shows by June 15 to qualify for an early bird discount (Avenue Q tickets are sold separately.) Call the Farmington Players box office at 248‐553‐2955 or visit farmingtonplayers.org.