Devising & Directing: a Workshop for Theatre Educators

New Bedford Festival Theatre  &  The Theatre Program at Bristol Community College   Present Devising & Directing:  a Workshop for Theatre Educators Wednesday, January 12 8:30 am – 2:oo pm Margaret L. Jackson Performing Arts Center Bristol Community College Join us for a hands-on workshop designed especially for theatre educators where we’ll explore:   Devised…

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Meet The Cast of The Last Five Years!

Jeffrey Keller (Jamie Wellerstein) is so excited to be making his New Bedford debut in this incredible show! Some past credits include Elf (Buddy), Xanadu (Sonny), Mamma Mia! (Sky), and Legally Blonde (Warner). He received his BFA in musical theatre from Illinois Wesleyan University. Jeffrey would like to thank his parents for their never-ending love…

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Live Show – June 5, 2021 John Michael Dias as Miss Evita Loca!

New Bedford Festival Theatre and Executive Producer Wendy Hall celebrate LGBTQ+ Pride 2021 and the return of Festival Theatre in-person performances with Broadway performer and Festival Theatre alumni John Michael Dias as Miss Evita Loca Professional Broadway Lady.  Miss Evita Loca is “a sassy, brassy matchy matchy, fun-loving Professional Broadway Lady.”  In Professional Broadway Lady,…

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Summer Academy 2021!

New Bedford Festival Theatre Summer Academy 2021!  We are thrilled to offer the New Bedford Festival Theatre Summer Academy this year with two exciting workshops.  The first is To Broadway, With Love 2.0, a Musical Theatre performance workshop taught by Diane DiCroce, professor of Musical Theatre at Emerson College, and Juan Rodriguez, NBFT music director.…

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To Broadway, With Love! A Virtual Theatrical Event! April 8 – 11, 2021

To Broadway with Love

“There’s No Business Like Show Business!”  New Bedford Festival Theatre Returns!  We’ve missed you and are thrilled to announce – WE’RE BACK!  New Bedford Festival Theatre and Executive Producer Wendy Hall returns April 8-11, 2021 with “TO BROADWAY,WITH LOVE” The spring production will be presented for four streamed performances, each with special post-performance Zoom offerings.…

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Acting For Teens! Ages 14 – 18

This four session virtual workshop guides students as they hone skills essential to the craft of acting. Students will thoroughly explore a monologue, taking it from the rehearsal stage to performance level while developing their voice and physicality. Risk-taking and creativity will also be a focus, as students practice the art (and fun!) of improvisation…

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The Founding of NBFT

The Founding of Festival Theatre and the Promise of The Best of Broadway   No fewer than 300,000 people over the past 30 years have attended a New Bedford Festival Theatre production at the Zeiterion Performing Arts Center. In addition to supporting the arts, these audiences patronize many downtown New Bedford hotels, shops, restaurants, and…

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The Best Of Times – Welcome to the 60’s

CONTROVERSY and ACCLAIM  Flip Sides of a Generation                                            Festival Theatre began its third decade in the summer of 2010 with the musical fable GYPSY. Earlier that year, Festival Theatre moved its offices once again,…

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