Festival Theatre to pay tribute to the late Dick Clark

New Bedford Festival Theatre will dedicate this summer’s production of HAIRSPRAY to the late Dick Clark. Since HAIRSPRAY is set in the early 1960’s and deals with a young girl’s struggle to be a part of an “American Bandstand” type of teenage dance show while integrating her black friends into […] Read more »

Hairspray Cast

Tracy Turnblad – A “pleasantly plump teenager who dreams of fame and fights to racially integrate the local TV teen dance show. Outgoing, unstoppable, goodhearted with a vibrant, lovable, spirited personality. Loves to dance. Females of all shapes and sizes will be considered for this role. Belt Mezzo. Vocal Range; […] Read more »

Hairspray Auditions

DATE/TIME: Sunday, February 19 11 am – 4:00 pm LOCATION: The Zeiterion Performing Arts Center 684 Purchase Street New Bedford, MA Enter at stage door at rear of theatre All roles are open to audition. Those auditioning must be 16 years or older (exept for Little Inez who should be […] Read more »

Jennifer Hope Wills

New Bedford  FESTIVAL THEATRE Cordially invites you to  When You Wish Upon A Star –  A Holiday Reception Thursday, December 8, 2011 6 pm to 8 pm WAMSUTTA CLUB 427 County St. New Bedford, MA Hors d’oeuvres and Light Fare, Complimentary Drink Raffle, Cash Bar, Al Deston at the Keyboard […] Read more »

Holiday Reception

When You Wish Upon A Star New Bedford Festival Theatre will celebrate the holidays with a reception entitled “When You Wish Upon a Star” honoring Broadway Star Jennifer Hope Wills on Thursday, December 8, 2011 6 pm to 8 pm WAMSUTTA CLUB 427 County St. New Bedford, MA Hors d’oeuvres […] Read more »

Hairspray (July 2012)

HAIRSPRAY to Be Presented in Exclusive New England Engagement – Summer 2012 by New Bedford Festival Theatre. “If life were everything it should be, it would be more like HAIRSPRAY.” The New York Times It’s time to let your hair down and dance the night away!  HAIRSPRAY, Broadway’s musical comedy […] Read more »

Stars of the Backstage

Curtain up ! Light the lights ! And once again this year, the New Bedford Festival Theatre Apprentice Program ʻhit the heightsʼ in the words of “Mama Rose”, Gypsyʼs leading lady. Sixteen area high school students took three weeks out of their summer sun, to venture into the dark theatre […] Read more »

2011 Auditions

A Chorus Line is about dancers, but dancers who sing!  The music for this show is demanding as is the choreography. All the characters in A Chorus Line must have strong dance ability in jazz/ballet/tap.  Most characters are in their 20’s,  unless otherwise noted. List of Characters in A Chorus […] Read more »