30th Anniversary Season Announced!

We are thrilled to announce our 30th anniversary season shows! 

The Best Of Times, Saturday, November 30, 2019 @ 7 PM

New Bedford Festival Theatre’s founder and artistic director are local legends. Armand Marchand and George Charbonneau are respected and beloved members of our community. Whether you know them through NBHS or NBFT, chances are they have positively motivated you, either artistically or academically. We honor them and the organization with a tribute to all they have done. This show will showcase the enormous talent that has graced our NBFT stage. It will be a special night for both cast and audience, as they simultaneously stroll down memory lane. Be prepared for Broadway and National tours performers, coming back to sing through our NBFT songbook. Les Mis, Jekyll & Hyde, La Cage Aux, just to name a few! All proceeds going to our 30th season appeal and future NBFT projects, including our Summer Academy program. It is an evening you will not want to miss!

ANNIE – July 24 – August 2, 2020

Based on the popular comic strip by Harold Gray, Annie has become a worldwide phenomenon and was the winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical. The beloved book and score by Tony Award winners, Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin, features some of the greatest musical theatre hits ever written, including “Tomorrow.”

With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone’s hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. She is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City Orphanage that is run by the cruel, embittered Miss Hannigan. With the help of the other girls in the Orphanage, Annie escapes to the wondrous world of NYC. In adventure after fun-filled adventure, Annie foils Miss Hannigan’s evil machinations… and even befriends President Franklin Delano Roosevelt! She finds a new home and family in billionaire, Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary, Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy.

Annie is the perfect family-friendly musical! See it again and again and again! 

Tickets on sale Wednesday, August 21 @ 10 AM

Online https://zeiterion.org, Phone 508-994-290, In Person 684 Purchase Street, New Bedford, MA, 02740