Festival Theatre’s Grease Block Party

Festival Theatre will celebrate the Opening Night of its production of the 50’s rock musical sensation GREASE on Friday, July 22 with a special block party in front of the Zeiterion Performing Arts Center, 684 Purchase St., New Bedford, MA With food, beverages, music and a very special presentation to […] Read more »

2016 Summer Academy Program

Application (PDF) ~ Teacher Recommendation (PDF) The New Bedford Festival Theatre is pleased to announce its exciting Summer Academy Program. Many area high school students have taken part in this program over the twenty years it has been offered. Many have chosen to pursue Theatre Studies at the university and […] Read more »

Grease Auditions Announced!

Auditions for Festival Theatre’s production of GREASE have been scheduled for Sunday, February 21, 2016 at the Zeiterion Performing Arts Center, 684 Purchase Street New Bedford, MA. All roles, except RIZZO, are available for audition. See the Festival Theatre website www.nbfestivaltheatre.com for complete casting information. Those auditioning must bring a […] Read more »

Samantha Johnson cast as Rizzo in Festival Theatre’s Grease

The New Bedford FESTIVAL THEATRE is proud to announce that Samantha Johnson, will play the role of RIZZO in the upcoming summer 2016 production of GREASE. Samantha has been heralded for her amazing performances on AMERICA’s GOT TALENT for her strong vocal talent and unique song stylings. Her singing and […] Read more »

When You Wish Upon A Star – Samantha Johnson

The photo above is of the four award recipients, they are left to right with the award designation: MICHAEL SUSKO – THEATRE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD – for the vision he brings to his extraordinary direction and choreography of award-winning musicals over the past decade. DR. DIVINA GROSSMAN – PATRON OF THE […] Read more »

New Bedford Festival Theatre’s Mary Poppins Wins Major Award

New Bedford Festival Theatre’s production of MARY POPPINS has been selected for recognition as the New England Theatre Conference Moss Hart Memorial awardee in the professional division besting all other professional productions in the entire 6 state New England area. Congratulations have been sent to Executive Producer/Founder Armand Marchand, Artistic […] Read more »

Standard Times Mary Poppins Review

Taylor Wright plays Bert in the New Bedford Festival Theatre’s performance of “Mary Poppins,” the Disney film turned musical at the Zeiterion Theater. PETER PEREIRA/THE STANDARD-TIMES It took Walt Disney 20 years to convince “Mary Poppins” author, P.L. Travers, that Hollywood would be kind and gentle in their film treatment […] Read more »