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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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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New Bedford Festival Theatre is pleased to announce the cast of our upcoming production of MAMMA MIA! (July 19 – 28), under the direction and choreography of Jennifer Swiderski.  Betsy Padamonsky as Donna (MAMMA MIA National farewell tour) and Mark Bradley Miller as Sam (Sound of Music, National Tour) will lead the cast. Along with…

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As part of Art week, award-winning choreographer and producer of NBFT, Wendy Hall, will teach a combination from one our past New Bedford Festival Theatre productions, HAIRSPRAY! This FREE class will take place at the YMCA in New Bedford, from 11:30 am – 1 pm on Sunday, April 28th. Learn classic musical theatre choreography in…

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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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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!” — 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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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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