NBFT Summer Academy 2022!

2022 SUMMER ACADEMY New Bedford Festival Theatre is planning its 2022 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 BEAUTY AND THE BEAST. Students from New Bedford, Fall River, Dartmouth, Fairhaven, Westport, Somerset, Swansea, Mattapoisett,…

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SUBMISSIONS – CHIP – BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

New Bedford Festival Theatre is now accepting submissions for Chip – Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST.   Chip is the son of Mrs. Potts. As a result of the Enchantress’ spell, he is transformed into a teacup. Age range 8-10 years of age. Height not to exceed 48”.   For consideration submit:    A video…

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ENSEMBLE SUBMISSIONS – BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

Now accepting video submissions for ENSEMBLE roles for BEAUTY AND THE BEAST. For consideration, submit one minute each of two contrasting pieces in the style of (but not from) the show that demonstrates vocal and acting range (no more than two minutes total); Short dance reel; Headshot/Resume. Send submissions to casting@nbfestivaltheatre.com  Deadline for submissions – Friday,…

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Update – Little Shop Of Horrors

Due to the recent Covid-19 surge, scarcity of tests, and increasing safety protocols, New Bedford Festival has made the difficult decision to cancel Little Shop of Horrors. Producing a musical takes months of preparation, planning, and execution. In this current climate, NBFT is not able to offer a production that meets our highest standards. Ticket…

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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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