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Exciting Changes at New Bedford Festival Theatre

READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE  New Bedford Festival Theatre was featured in the Standard Times and on southcoasttoday.com, Thursday, February 21, 2019. The article, titled “Mamma Mia! A Season of Change and Excitement.”, features interviews with Founder/Executive Producer Armand Marchand, Producer Wendy Hall, and Director/Choreographer Jennifer Swiderski. All three discuss our upcoming production of MAMMA…

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MAMMA MIA Local Auditions

New Bedford Festival Theatre announces that the local auditions for the world-wide musical theatre sensation MAMMA MIA! will take place on Sunday, February 24, 2019 at the Zeiterion Performing Arts Center 684 Purchase St. New Bedford, MA. All interested in auditioning should be prepared to perform a dance combination to be taught by the Director/Choreographer,…

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MAMMA MIA Audition Information

Audition Dates: Sunday Feb. 24, 2019 – Zeiterion Performing Arts Center, New Bedford, MA – 10:30 am – 4 pm Sat & Sun, March 10 & 11 – New England Theatre Conference (contact N.E.T.C. for information) Saturday, March 23, 2019 – Ripley-Grier Studios, New York, New York   BY APPOINTMENT ONLY Rehearsal days: Rehearsals Start: Monday…

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Having The Time of Your Life Gala Fundraiser!

“Having the Time of Your Life!” — On Saturday November 10th, more than 100 guests attended this “Summer in Santorini” style gala in support of New Bedford Festival Theatre and its summer 2019 production of Mamma Mia! Nationally awarded and renowned in the theatre world, the organization is proud to now celebrate 30 years of…

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Festival Theatre celebrates it’s 30th season!

New Bedford Festival Theatre is celebrating its 30th season and its 2019 production of MAMMA MIA! with a special fundraiser: “Having the Time of Your Life!” on Saturday, November 10, 2018 at Rachel’s Lakeside, Dartmouth, MA. The fundraiser will help support Festival Theatre’s varied programs including its highly praised Summer Academy for high school and…

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Meet the cast of West Side Story (Part 2) – TAYLOR WRIGHT as Riff

TAYLOR WRIGHT as Riff 1. Tell us a bit about your background – family, education, upbringing, etc I grew up in a small town south of Dallas, TX, and was raised there until I graduated high school. I grew up playing a variety of different instruments and got involved with the theatre department my sophomore…

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2018 Summer Academy

For the 28th consecutive year, the New Bedford Festival Theatre is planning its 2018 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 WEST SIDE STORY. Students from New Bedford, Fall River, Dartmouth, Fairhaven, Westport,…

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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 the vocal demands of such…

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