The Best Of Times – La Cage Aux Folles

“The Best of Times”  A look back at the Best of Broadway on The South Coast Bugle Beads, Ostrich Plumes, and A Little More Mascara – How Festival Theatre’s inaugural production of La Cage aux Folles began a 30-year legacy   Rapturous cheers and applause drowned out the triumphant finale “The Best of Times.” It…

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ANNIE Artistic Staff Announced

New Bedford Festival Theatre is pleased to announce our artistic staff for ANNIE. Diane DiCroce (Director) is a Musical Theatre Director, Actor and Educator. Most recently she directed Spotlight Repertory’s (NYC) first full production, Mamma Mia, at the Music Hall. Other Directing credits include: Always, Patsy Cline, Our Town, Inherit the Wind and The King…

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ANNIE Audition Information

  Audition Dates: Sat & Sun, January 25 & 26, 2020  – Zeiterion Performing Arts Center, New Bedford, MA – 10:30 am – 4 pm *Saturday, January 25  is for girls 8 & up ONLY. Sunday, January 26 is adults 16 years and up ONLY* Fri & Sat, February 21 & 22, 2020 – Ripley-Grier…

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The Best Of Times

The Best Of Times, held on Saturday, November 30th, was New Bedford Festival Theatre’s star-studded event at the Zeiterion Performing Arts Center. The evening was a smashing success, with Representative Antonio Cabral in attendance. Mayor Jon Mitchell welcomed former mayors Scott Lang, Fred Kaliz, and John Bullard. The community came out to honor George Charbonneau,…

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New Bedford Festival Theatre Announces Staff 2019 – 2020 Season

Armand Marchand, New Bedford Festival Theatre’s Founder has announced that as of August 1, 2019, and after 30 seasons as Executive Producer, he will be succeeded by Wendy Hall. Marchand has now been named to the position of Executive Director. Hall, who is a graduate of the Boston Conservatory, and New Bedford High School will produce both this…

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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…

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Taylor Schilling to be Honored by New Bedford Festival Theatre

From Stage to Screen: Taylor Schilling, Star of the Hit Show Orange is the New Black, to be Honored by New Bedford Festival Theatre New Bedford Festival Theatre is proud to host acclaimed actress Taylor Schilling as its Guest of Honor this July, for a special visit to the City of New Bedford. In addition…

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Meet the Cast – Betsy Padamonsky

Betsy Padamonsky (DONNA) 1. Tell a little about yourself – Background info, family, education, Interests/hobbies, etc. I grew up in Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania, the home of the famous Slinky.  I began performing at age 4 when I played the youngest orphan, Molly, in ‘Annie.’  From that point on I was completely obsessed with performing. I am…

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