THE WIZARD OF OZ, NOISES OFF and More Set for Fine Arts Center's 2013-14 Season
There's no place like home and there's no place like the Fine Arts Center for the 2013-2014 theatre season, featuring the iconic musical, The Wizard of Oz.
Scott RC Levy, the Producing Artistic Director of Fine Arts Center's Theatre Company, announced the line-up for next year's season in the SaG?Ji Theatre last night for both the main stage and Second Stage series. The audience comprised of actors and directors, theatre fans and FAC Curtain Call members - the theatre support group - literally gasped as Levy revealed the first two shows, Noises Off and The Wizard of Oz.
"Our 26th theatre season will be filled with exquisite productions of fantastic plays and musicals," said Levy. "There's a little bit of this and a little bit of that. I can't wait for all of it!"
The FAC Theatre Company's production of The Wizard of Oz is based on the Royal Shakespeare Company's 1987 adaptation of the 1939 screenplay, using all the songs from the film, which won Academy Awards for Best Score and Best Song ("Somewhere Over the Rainbow"). Plus, the musical includes one song and dance, "The Jitterbug," which was cut from the film.
"For the holidays, we are returning to the form that the FAC Theatre Company is most well-known for -- the epic, classic musical," Levy said of The Wizard of Oz. "And we're pulling out all the stops ... we're planning not only a yellow brick road, but pyrotechnics and flying effects."
"We're pulling out all the stops ... we're planning not only a yellow brick road, but pyrotechnics and flying effects." - Scott RC Levy
The season will also featured Woody Allen's Play It Again, Sam, a 1969 Broadway hit that earned three Tony Award nominations. The film based on the play has a 97 percent 'freshness' rating on the film website, Rotten Tomatoes. Agnes of God was chosen as part of the FAC's 2014 multidisciplinary project examining the role of religion in civic life. And for the third year in a row, the FAC Theatre Company will produce the Colorado Premiere of a contemporary work, David Cale's rarely-seen musical, Floyd and Clea Under the Western Sky.
The FAC is offering greatly reduced subscription rates in 2013-2014 for first-time subscribers as low as $16 per show for FAC members. For more information, contact the FAC Box Office at 719.634.5583 or visit the FAC website.
2013/2014 THEATRE SEASON:
Noises Off Sept. 26-Oct. 20, 2013
By Michael Frayn
Called the funniest farce ever written, Noises Off presents a manic menagerie as a cast of itinerant actors rehearsing a flop called Nothing's On. Doors slamming, on and backstage intrigue, and an errant herring all figure in the plot of this hilarious and classically comic play.t
There's no place like the FAC this Holiday Season. Be transported to the Emerald City and the beloved characters and songs of Oz. After a tornado sweeps Dorothy from her Kansas home, she encounters both wickedness and wonder, Wizard and Witch, Munchkin and Monkey. Dorothy and her newfound friends go on a quest to find a heart, courage, brains and most importantly, home.
Play It Again, Sam Jan. 30 - Feb. 16, 2014
By Woody Allen
Written by the comic genius, Woody Allen, Play It Again, Sam was first produced on Broadway in 1969. This is early Allen perfecting his iconic lead character, in this case a film critic named Allan Felix, a bookish, insecure man, who begins dating again following a divorce. And who helps Allan Felix in the process ... Humphrey Bogart with a fantastic bevy of beauties played out in hilarious fantasy sequences.