Summer Mainstage Series
Each summer, FST brings you the best in contemporary theatre through its three-show Summer Mainstage Series. Featuring a diverse selection of musicals, dramas, and heartwarming comedies, the Mainstage shines a spotlight on plays that speak to a living, evolving, and dynamically changing world.
COMING TO THE SUMMER MAINSTAGE
Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story
by Alan Janes
Beginning June 2021
Experience the true story of Buddy Holly’s meteoric rise to fame, from “That’ll Be the Day” hitting the airwaves in 1957 to “The Day The Music Died” two years later. Featuring over 20 of Holly’s greatest hits, including “Peggy Sue,” “Everyday,” and “Oh Boy,” plus Ritchie Valens’ “La Bamba” and The Big Bopper’s “Chantilly Lace,” Buddy celebrates the legend who changed the face of Rock & Roll forever.
"Rockin' Happiness" - Chicago Tribune
My Lord, What a Night
By Deborah Brevoort
Beginning July 2021
NNPN ROLLING WORLD PREMIERE. In 1937, after performing a sold-out concert in Princeton, NJ, internationally renowned singer Marian Anderson was refused a room at the whites-only Nassau Inn. With nowhere to go, Albert Einstein invited her to stay in his own home, sparking a lifelong friendship. Based on actual events, this insightful new play offers a rare glimpse into real-life struggles faced by two 20th century icons.
"Lively Drama" - Broadway World
By Richard Dresser
Beginning August 2021
Little League coaches Don and Michael couldn’t be more different—Don believes in winning at all costs, while Michael just wants the team to have fun. From their first tentative meeting until the championship game, these two coaches battle it out over everything from character-building to shoelaces to misfired pop-flies. Rounding Third is a heartwarming comedy of runs and errors, exploring fatherhood, friendship, and what it means to truly win.
"Comically Endearing" - Variety