2017-18 Show Dates & Descriptions

2017-18 Season at a Glance

Gypsy – October 6-22
Performed at The Little Theatre on Oakland Drive

Known in many theatre circles as “The Greatest American Musical Ever Written”, Gypsy tells the story of “ultimate stage mother”, Rose, and her two daughters, June & Louise, whom she pushes into show business.  This lavish, touching, bawdy and dramatic show features some of musical theatre’s gold standards including “Everything’s Coming Up Roses”, “Let Me Entertain You”, “You Gotta Get a Gimmick” and many more!  Winner of 8 Tony Awards since its debut in 1960, come discover why this grand classic still thrills the crowds today.

The Diary of Anne Frank – Nov 3-19
Performed at 221 Farmers Alley

Both heart-wrenching and hopeful, this new dramatization comes to life on the 70th anniversary of the diary’s publication.  One of the most famous books ever written will move a new generation of theatregoers as they experience The Diary of Anne Frank this November at Farmers Alley Theatre.  This beloved piece is a reminder to us all of the horrors of racial and religious prejudices and how far we still have to go.  As we look toward the future, this Tony-Winning adaptation is a performance that once seen, will not soon be forgotten.

Honky Tonk Angels – Dec 1-17
Performed at 221 Farmers Alley

If you enjoyed last season’s smash hit Million Dollar Quartet, then you are going to fall in love with another group – a trio of spunky spitfires known as the Honky Tonk Angels.  Celebrating the songs of country music legends Dolly Parton, Tammy Wynette, Loretta Lynn and others, this boot-stompin’, toe-tappin’, down-home good-time features such country classics as “Stand By Your Man”, “9 to 5”, “Coal Miner’s Daughter” and many more.  Saddle up this December with this hilarious story about three gutsy gals who dream of stardom.  If you can’t make it down to Music City of The Grand Ole Opry this Christmas, Farmers Alley has got you covered!

The Christians – Feb 9-18
Performed at The Little Theatre on Oakland Drive

From Tony-Nominated author Lucas Hnath, called “one of the brightest new voices of his generation” by The New York Times, comes the hottest new American play in recent memory, The Christians.  Pastor Paul has spent nearly 20 years successfully growing his church from a tiny storefront to a glitzy megachurch.  But today he will give a sermon that’s about to shake the foundation of everything he’s built – and creates a divide among his constituents.  The Christians is a big-little play about faith in America this is both evenhanded and unbiased, and will spark conversation and stir your soul, no matter what you believe in.

It’s Only a Play – March 9-25
Performed at 221 Farmers Alley

Love fast-paced comedy?  With a dash of farce and a dollop of slapstick, it’s opening night for one of the biggest plays on Broadway.  The show’s director, producer, author and star are in a panic.  What will the reviewers think?  Will the show flop or flourish?  In this hilarious and biting take on modern show business, nothing is out of bounds and no celebrity is safe from its satirical wrath!  It’s Only a Play takes you backstage like never before with outlandish humor and wry wit.  No need to consult The New York Times, It’s Only a Play is a surefire hit that will leave audiences in stitches writing their very own reviews right on the Farmers Alley Theatre Facebook page!

Liberace! – April 27-May 13
Performed at 221 Farmers Alley

Farmers Alley Theatre is proud to partner with The Gilmore to celebrate the life and music of Wladziu Valentino Liberace.  In this moving and highly entertaining tribute to this one-of-a-kind performer famous for his charm, glitz and glamour, Liberace! relives the highs (and lows) of his prolific life, revealing the real person behind the persona.  Interwoven with a rollicking piano score spanning classical and populoar music from Chopin to “chopsticks” and Rachmaninoff to ragtime, this tour-de-force will have audiences cheering the life of a uniquely American icon.

The Bridges of Madison County – June 8-24
Performed at The Little Theatre on Oakland Drive

The best-selling and beloved novel and film come to theatrical life in this new Tony-Award winning musical, with music by Jason Robert Brown (Parade).  A forbidden love affair between a lonely housewife and a rugged photographer changes their lives in ways no one could have ever predicted.  Winner of the 2014 Tony Award for Best Score and Orchestrations, this sweeping romance about the road we travel, the doors we open and the bridges we dare to cross will leave audiences breathless.

The Producers – July 20-August 5
Performed at The Little Theatre on Oakland Drive

Closing out our 10th season with a flourish is the All-Time record setter for most Tony Awards in theatre history, Mel Brooks’ The Producers.  Join Max Bialystock, Leo Bloom and a chorus full of colorful characters as these two swindlers try to put on the worst musical in Broadway history – Springtime for Hitler!  The full genius of creator Mel Brooks is on display with hysterical one-liners, zany costumes, brilliant sight gags and more laughs than could fill any theatre on the Great White Way.  It’s a hit!

Our Box Office can be reached for ticket information at (269) 343-2727 or online at www.farmersalleytheatre.com.