Meet the cast of West Side Story (Part 1)

In preparing for the Festival Theatre production of WEST SIDE STORY the search for the actors who fit the characters of Tony and Maria tops the list and presents the greatest challenge for the creative Team. The correct blend of innocence and vulnerability coupled with excellent voices that can meet […] Read more »

New Bedford Festival Theatre offers a master class in dance

New Bedford Festival Theare is pleased to offer a Master Class in dance with the original Broadway choreography of WEST SIDE STORY taught by nationally-known award-winning director/choreographer Wendy Hall. The master Class will be held Sunday, February 11 from 12 noon to 1:30pm at the New Bedford YMCA Aerobics Room. […] Read more »

Casting/Audition Information for WEST SIDE STORY

The following website will give you all the major information you need to know to begin preparation for WEST SIDE STORY auditions. LOCAL AUDITIONS: SUNDAY, MARCH 4, 2018 10:30 AM. THE ZEITERION PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, 684 PURCHASE ST. NEW BEDFORD, MA Be prepared to sing a song from the […] Read more »

Festival Theatre to present West Side Story

Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet is transported to modern-day New York City in the breathtaking musical, WEST SIDE STORY which is being presented by the New Bedford Festival Theatre July 20-29, 2018 at the Zeiterion Performing Arts Center, New Bedford, MA for 7 performances. With book by Arthur Laurents, music by […] Read more »


Peter recently ended his historic 11 year run on Broadway in the TONY Award winning musical JERSEY BOYS in the role he created, Bob Crewe. He has also been seen on Broadway in the original casts of AIN’T BROADWAY GRAND and the TONY Award Winning musical CONTACT, directed and choreographed […] Read more »

Festival Theatre Announces Its Fair Lady

New Bedford Festival Theatre is pleased to announce the casting of Lindsie VanWinkle in the role of Eliza Doolittle in its upcoming summer production of MY FAIR LADY. Lindsie returns New Bedford Festival Theatre audiences who will remember her unforgettable heart-breaking performance as Eponine in the award-winning production of LES […] Read more »

2017 Summer Academy Program

For the 28th consecutive year, the New Bedford Festival Theatre is planning its 2017 Summer Academy for local high school apprentices and college aged interns who will work side-by-side with theatre professionals in all areas of theatrical production for this summer’s production of MY FAIR LADY. Students from New Bedford, […] Read more »