Samantha Johnson cast as Rizzo in Festival Theatre’s Grease

The New Bedford FESTIVAL THEATRE is proud to announce that Samantha Johnson, will play the role of RIZZO in the upcoming summer 2016 production of GREASE. Samantha has been heralded for her amazing performances on AMERICA’s GOT TALENT for her strong vocal talent and unique song stylings. Her singing and […] Read more »

When You Wish Upon A Star – Samantha Johnson

The photo above is of the four award recipients, they are left to right with the award designation: MICHAEL SUSKO – THEATRE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD – for the vision he brings to his extraordinary direction and choreography of award-winning musicals over the past decade. DR. DIVINA GROSSMAN – PATRON OF THE […] Read more »

New Bedford Festival Theatre’s Mary Poppins Wins Major Award

New Bedford Festival Theatre’s production of MARY POPPINS has been selected for recognition as the New England Theatre Conference Moss Hart Memorial awardee in the professional division besting all other professional productions in the entire 6 state New England area. Congratulations have been sent to Executive Producer/Founder Armand Marchand, Artistic […] Read more »

Standard Times Mary Poppins Review

Taylor Wright plays Bert in the New Bedford Festival Theatre’s performance of “Mary Poppins,” the Disney film turned musical at the Zeiterion Theater. PETER PEREIRA/THE STANDARD-TIMES It took Walt Disney 20 years to convince “Mary Poppins” author, P.L. Travers, that Hollywood would be kind and gentle in their film treatment […] Read more »

Mary Poppins Video Clip

Do you believe in everyday magic?  You will!  Experience the magic in this short two minute clip from New Bedford Festival Theatre’s 2015 production of Mary Poppins. Directed and Choreographed by Michael Susko (michaelsusko.com). Starring Melissa McKamie, Taylor Wright, Lauren Gemelli Bobby Sylvia and Stacey Geer. with Emmie Kelly and […] Read more »

New Bedford Festival Theatre 25th Anniversary Event a Huge Success

The New Bedford Festival Theatre celebrated its 25th Anniversary on May 30 at the Country Club of New Bedford with great food, great music provided by the 17 piece SouthCoast Jazz Orchestra, a special silent auction, dancing and much more. Sponsored by Joseph Abboud and the SouthCoast Jazz Orchestra, the […] Read more »

New Bedford Festival Theatre To Celebrate Its 25th Anniversary

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The New Bedford Festival Theatre will celebrate its 25th Anniversary on May 30 at the Country Club of New Bedford with great food, great music provided by the 17 piece SouthCoast Jazz Orchestra, a special silent auction, dancing and much more. Sponsored by Joseph Abboud and the SouthCoast Jazz Orchestra, […] Read more »

2015 Summer Academy Program

The New Bedford Festival Theatre is pleased to announce its exciting Summer Academy Program. Many area high school students have taken part in this program over the seventeen years it has been offered. Many have chosen to pursue Theatre Studies at the university and college level. Students from New Bedford, […] Read more »