LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD, THE SOUND OF MUSIC and More Highlight FPAC's 2012-13 Family Season


The Franklin Performing Arts Company (FPAC) presents its 22nd season of live performances. FPAC's 2012-13 season of shows includes the popular Family Concert Series, a family-friendly trio of events. Offered free to the community, the winter Family Concert Series features Mark Poniatowski Presents Meet the Beatles on January 13, Jamie Barrett Presents Family Favorites on February 3, and Little Red Riding Hood - An Opera for Children on March 17. The interactive performances introduce audiences of all ages to music of many genres - classical, jazz, folk, blues, pop and rock - and feature talented musicians in an engaging, entertaining and educational format.

FPAC will present The Sound of Music on Saturday, March 2 and Sunday, March 3 at the Thomas D. Mercer Auditorium in Franklin. Based on the true-life story of the Austrian von Trapp family, the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical theater classic has delighted audiences for generations. "Do-Re-Mi," "My Favorite Things" and "Climb Every Mountain" are among the popular songs from this beloved Broadway score. FPAC's production will feature a talented cast of professional artists, community performers and students of the arts, as well as live accompaniment by a professional orchestra. Open auditions will be held on January 12.

FPAC's presentations of the Family Concert Series and The Sound of Music follow holiday productions of Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker and Humbug!, an original contemporary musical adaptation of Dickens' A Christmas Carol. FPAC kicked off its 2012-2013 season in September with the company's annual party for Golden Circle members and other supporters. The FPAC season concludes with the annual summertime Whatever Theater Festival, including free performances of Shakespeare on The Common.

A distinctive suburban non-profit arts organization founded in 1991, FPAC presents quality performances while offering opportunities for professional artists, amateur performers, families and students of the arts to work together in a collaborative and creative environment. For more information, visit or call (508) 528-8668.

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