Winter Mainstage Series
FST's flagship program, the Winter Mainstage brings you the best in contemporary theatre through its four-show series November-May. Featuring a diverse selection of the latest Broadway and Off Broadway hits, musicals, gripping dramas, and new works, the Mainstage shines a spotlight on plays that speak to a living, evolving, and dynamically changing world.
SHOWS CURRENTLY UNDER CONSIDERATION
Book, Music, & Lyrics by Karey Kirkpatrick, Wayne Kirkpatrick, & John O’Farrell
Set in the 1590s, two brothers are desperate to write a hit play, but are stuck in the shadow of Renaissance rock star William Shakespeare. When a soothsayer foretells that the future of theatre involves singing, dancing, and acting at the SAME TIME, the brothers set
"Broadway’s big fat hit!" - The New York Post
The Legend of Georgia McBride
By Matthew Lopez
He’s young, he’s broke, he’s just found out his wife is going to have a baby, and now Casey’s fired from his gig as an Elvis impersonator. When the bar owner brings in a B-level drag show to replace his act, Casey finds that hehas a whole lot to learn about show business...and himself.
"Flamboyantly fun comedy!" - The LA Times
By James Graham
TONY AWARD WINNER. It’s 1969 London. The brash young Rupert Murdoch purchases a struggling paper and sets out to make it a must-read smash. He brings on a rogue editor who recruits an unlikely team of underdog reporters. Inspired by real events, the race for the most ink is on in this New York Times Critic’s Pick.
"Invigorating" - New York Times
By Janece Shaffer with music by Sugarland’s Kristian Bush
In 1951 Nashville, country music legend Billy Mason is on the eve of retirement. Can his soft-spoken son, Joe, step into the spotlight and carry on? When Joe joins forces with an unlikely pair, a revolution is born and country music is changed forever.
"Stirs the soul" - The Atlanta Journal