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National Tours: Evita dir. Hal Prince Joseph and the...Dreamcoat Regional: Legally Blonde (Margot, u/s Elle Woods) dir. Laura Bell Bundy Little Shop of Horrors (Audrey) Annie (Star-to-Be, Boylan Sister) The Sound of Music (Liesl) A Midsummer Night's Dream (Hermia) Opera: Suor Angelica ... (read more)
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National Tours: Evita dir. Hal Prince Joseph and the...Dreamcoat Regional: Legally Blonde (Margot, u/s Elle Woods) dir. Laura Bell Bundy Little Shop of Horrors (Audrey) Annie (Star-to-Be, Boylan Sister) The Sound of Music (Liesl) A Midsummer Night's Dream (Hermia) Opera: Suor Angelica ... (read more)
The Franklin Performing Arts Company to Feature Broadway Dogs in LEGALLY BLONDE The Franklin Performing Arts Company to Feature Broadway Dogs in LEGALLY BLONDE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2020

The Franklin Performing Arts Company (FPAC) has announced the initial casting for their March production of Legally Blonde the Musical. The production stars Broadway and NYC talent, local actors, students of the performing arts, and features Jerry Mitchell's original Broadway choreography. Also sharing the stage in Legally Blonde will be Frankie and Romeo from William Berloni Theatrical Animals in the roles of Bruiser and Rufus. Tony Award winner William Berloni and his handlers have provided animals of all species and sizes, found in shelters, humane societies or rescue leagues, for Broadway, off-Broadway, national tours, regional theaters, special events, the New York City Ballet, motion pictures, television, and commercials. (more...)

Broadway March Madness Announced at THE BLACK BOX Broadway March Madness Announced at THE BLACK BOX
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2020

Broadway March Madness is coming to THE BLACK BOX, the region's premier theater, music, and event venue in downtown Franklin. Stars of Broadway will be in residence at THE BLACK BOX throughout the month of March. (more...)

Franklin Performing Arts Company Has Announced Casting for LEGALLY BLONDE Franklin Performing Arts Company Has Announced Casting for LEGALLY BLONDE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2020

The Franklin Performing Arts Company (FPAC) has announced the initial casting for their March production of Legally Blonde the Musical. (more...)

BLACK BOX Cabaret Presents Ali Funkhouser BLACK BOX Cabaret Presents Ali Funkhouser
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2019

On Saturday, July 27 at 8 pm, BLACK BOX Cabaret presents "I Only Wanna Laugh," an evening of musical shenanigans with Ali Funkhouser, The ACME Rhythm Section, and violinist Irina Fainkichen. (more...)

The Black Box Sings… FROZEN, August 6 The Black Box Sings… FROZEN, August 6
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2019

THE BLACK BOX will present a concert celebrating the music of the highest-grossing animated film of all time: Disney's Frozen. The concert will feature a narrated telling of Elsa and Anna's story with live performances of the film's songs as well as new music written for the current Broadway production. Enjoy the memorable songs of Kristen and Robert Lopez in concert on Tuesday, August 6 at 7:00 pm at THE BLACK BOX located at 15 W. Central St. in downtown Franklin. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for teens, $10 for youth 6-12, and $5 for kids 5 and under.  (more...)

The Black Box Presents The 50s: A Musical Tribute The Black Box Presents The 50s: A Musical Tribute
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2019

THE BLACK BOX, Franklin's premier theater, music, and event venue, will present The 50s: A Musical Tribute on Friday, May 3 with two seatings at 7:00 and 8:45 pm. Hosted by Raye Lynn Mercer and featuring popular local singers and a Boston-based band, the concert will pay tribute to the music of the Fifties. The audience is encouraged to enjoy trivia and games, sing along, and dress for the decade. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of FPAC's NEWSIES Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of FPAC's NEWSIES
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2018

They're the Kings of New York! Meet the cast of the Franklin Performing Arts Company production of Disney's Newsies! Photos shot in New York, NY by Ali Wonderly. The production stars Christopher Rice as Jack Kelly and features choreography by Chaz Wolcott. (more...)

Casting Announced for FPAC'S Newsies Casting Announced for FPAC'S Newsies
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2018

Initial casting has been announced for the Franklin Performing Arts Company's upcoming production of Disney's Newsies running at THE BLACK BOX in Franklin, MA October 13,14 and 19-21. Broadway's Christopher Rice (The Book of Mormon) will star as Jack Kelly, Ali Funkhouser (nat'l tours of Joseph...Dreamcoat and Evita, The LEX's Legally Blonde) will play Katherine Plumber, and Nick Paone (TheaterWorks USA, Cabaret) will appear as Joseph Pulitzer. The production will be choreographed by Broadway cast member Clay Thomson (Newsies, Matilda). Additional casting will be announced at a later date. (more...)

FPAC Presents THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2018

Franklin Performing Arts Company (FPAC) presents The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee this Today, June 1, and Saturday, June 2, at 8 p.m. at THE BLACK BOX in downtown Franklin. Winner of the Tony and Drama Desk Awards for Best Book, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee has charmed audiences across the country with effortless wit and humor. The PG-13 tale of six socially awkward mid-pubescents finding joy, heartache and a purpose in competing at the regional spelling bee features a fresh and vibrant score by William Finn and an irreverent and wildly funny book by Rachel Sheinkin. (more...)

FPAC Presents THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2018

Franklin Performing Arts Company (FPAC) presents The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee this Friday, June 1, and Saturday, June 2, at 8 p.m. at THE BLACK BOX in downtown Franklin. Winner of the Tony and Drama Desk Awards for Best Book, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee has charmed audiences across the country with effortless wit and humor. The PG-13 tale of six socially awkward mid-pubescents finding joy, heartache and a purpose in competing at the regional spelling bee features a fresh and vibrant score by William Finn and an irreverent and wildly funny book by Rachel Sheinkin. (more...)

JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT Opens This Weekend at The Black Box JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT Opens This Weekend at The Black Box
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2018

The Franklin Performing Arts Company (FPAC) presents the hit family musical, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, opening this weekend at THE BLACK BOX in downtown Franklin. Staged for six performances, show times are Saturday, March 10 at 2:00 and 7:30; Sunday, March 11 at 2:00; Friday, March 16 and Saturday, March 17 at 7:30; and Sunday, March 18 at 2:00. Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is a colorful and uplifting show for audiences of all ages. (more...)

Andrew Scott Holmes to Star in FPAC's JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT Andrew Scott Holmes to Star in FPAC's JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2018

The Franklin Performing Arts Company (FPAC) is pleased to announce initial casting for the upcoming production of the hit family musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Andrew Scott Holmes will play the title role of Joseph, with Ali Funkhouser as The Narrator. (more...)

Kate Grom and Ali Funkhouser to Bring GIFTS OF SONG Benefit to THE BLACK BOX Kate Grom and Ali Funkhouser to Bring GIFTS OF SONG Benefit to THE BLACK BOX
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2017

THE BLACK BOX presents a special holiday season show, 'Gifts of Song,' featuring Kate Grom and Ali Funkhouser, today, December 16 at 8 p.m. (more...)

Kate Grom and Ali Funkhouser to Bring GIFTS OF SONG Benefit to THE BLACK BOX Kate Grom and Ali Funkhouser to Bring GIFTS OF SONG Benefit to THE BLACK BOX
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2017

THE BLACK BOX presents a special holiday season show, 'Gifts of Song,' featuring Kate Grom and Ali Funkhouser, on Saturday, December 16 at 8 p.m. (more...)

VIDEO: Omigod You Guys! Watch Highlights from Laura Bell Bundy-Helmed LEGALLY BLONDE in Lexington
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

Broadway's original Elle Woods, Laura Bell Bundy, returned to her hometown of Lexington, Kentucky to co-direct The LEXington Theatre Company's production of Legally Blonde. The Tony nominated actress teamed up with The LEX Artistic Director Lyndy Franklin Smith (A Chorus Line, The Little Mermaid), for her directorial debut. Check out highlights from the show below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Laura Bell Bundy-Helmed LEGALLY BLONDE at The LEXington Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

Broadway's original Elle Woods, Laura Bell Bundy, returned to her hometown of Lexington, Kentucky to co-direct The LEXington Theatre Company's production of Legally Blonde. Legally Blonde, the third mainstage production from The LEXington Theatre Company, opened last night, and features original choreography by Jerry Mitchell, recreated and adapted by Brooke Engen (Gypsy, Hairspray) and Tiffany Engen (Legally Blonde), as well as original Broadway cast members Kevin Pariseau and Chico the Chihuahua. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Full Casting & Creative Team Announced for LEGALLY BLONDE at The LEXington Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

The LEXington Theatre Company presents its third summer production, combining "Today's Broadway Stars and Tomorrow's Broadway Hopefuls." Lexington's own Laura Bell Bundy (Tony-Nominee for Legally Blonde), will be on hand to co-direct the show (schedule permitting), alongside The LEX Artistic Director, Lyndy Franklin Smith (A Chorus Line, The Little Mermaid). The production will feature the Tony-nominated original Broadway choreography, by Jerry Mitchell, recreated and adapted by Brooke Engen, (Gypsy, Hairspray) and Tiffany Engen (Legally Blonde). (more...)

FPAC to Present LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, 6/10-11
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

Franklin Performing Arts Company (FPAC) presents the sci-fi smash musical Little Shop of Horrors on Friday, June 10 and Saturday, June 11. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. at THE BLACK BOX, FPAC's home and theater located at 15 West Central Street in downtown Franklin. (more...)

FPAC to Host 'TIS THE SEASON Holiday Concert
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2015

Franklin Performing Arts Company (FPAC) presents 'Tis the Season!, an upbeat, jazzy extravaganza featuring members of the Kenny Hadley Big Band, with contemporary arrangements of favorite holiday classics in musical styles ranging from R&B, Motown and gospel to pop, jazz and Broadway. Performances are Saturday, December 19 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, December 20 at 2 p.m. at the Franklin High School auditorium, 218 Oak Street. First staged by FPAC in 1995, 'Tis the Season! returns with a large cast of area performers to entertain audiences with great merriment, fanfare and fun. Musical arrangements include Andy Williams' "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year" and "Happy Holiday," Quincy Jones' sensational version of the "Hallelujah Chorus," songs from several popular television holiday specials, and many surprises. (more...)

FPAC Presents 'TIS THE SEASON This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2014

Franklin Performing Arts Company (FPAC) presents 'Tis the Season!, an upbeat, jazzy extravaganza featuring members of the Kenny Hadley Big Band, with contemporary arrangements of favorite holiday classics in musical styles ranging from swing, R&B and gospel to rock, pop and Broadway. (more...)

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