2012-13 Season

music and book by James Valcq

lyrics & book by Fred Alley

2012-13 Season

Oct
5

thru

Oct
12

In a small town in rural Wisconsin, something miraculous is happening.  Percy, a feisty parolee with a dark past begins working at The Spitfire Grill, a depressed eatery run by Hannah, an elderly woman with a sharp tongue. Percy’s arrival sets off a chain of events that springs the town, its inhabitants and the titular diner, back to life.  This warm and spirited musical is filled with country flavored tunes that feed and nourish the soul.  It doesn’t matter if you’re a city slicker or a country bumpkin – you’ll be glad you made a reservation this fall at The Spitfire Grill.

conceived by David Grapes and Todd Olson

book by Todd Olson

2012-13 Season

Nov
30

thru

Dec
23

Long before reality TV competitions and rotating red chairs, there was only one man who had “The Voice:” The Chairman of the Board. Just say the name “Frank”, and everyone knows you mean the one, the only, ol’ Blue Eyes himself – Frank Sinatra. Our first cabaret of the year is an endearing musical tribute to the man who has provided the soundtrack to our lives for over 60 years.

by Matthew Lopez

2012-13 Season

Feb
8

thru

Feb
24

It is Passover, 1865. The Civil War has just ended and the annual celebration of freedom from bondage is being observed in Jewish homes across the country. Confederate officer Caleb DeLeon returns to his ruined plantation only to find his family missing and two former slaves, Simon and John, remaining. As the three men wait for the family's return, they wrestle with their shared past relationship as master and slave, digging up long-buried family secrets along the way. Slavery and war, they discover, warp even good men's souls.

by Patrick Barlow

2012-13 Season

Apr
12

thru

Apr
28

The Tony Award winning comedy thriller THE 39 STEPS comes to Farmers Alley Theatre fresh off its long runs on Broadway and the West End! Based on the Alfred Hitchcock film of the same name, this fast-paced murder/mystery is filled with ingenuity, zaniness and enough costume changes to fill a Miss America pageant.

music by Tom Kitt

book and lyics by Brian Yorkey

2012-13 Season

Jun
7

thru

Jun
30

This June, Farmers Alley Theatre is proud to present the Pulitzer Prize Winning Drama and Tony Award Winner, NEXT TO NORMAL. To the outside world, the Goodman family seems to have it all. A nice house, good jobs, and two perfect kids. But look closer and you’ll see a family teetering on the edge of disaster. This contemporary musical is an emotional powerhouse addressing such issues as grief, ethics in modern psychiatry, and suburban life.

created by Roger Bean

2012-13 Season

Jul
19

thru

Aug
11

SH-BOOM! Take another trip to Springfield and meet the Crooning Crabcakes, the boys banned from the Marvelous Wonderettes’ prom, who enter the Big Whopper Radio contest to realize their dreams of making it to the big time! Trouble comes in the form of Lois, a former Springfield High Song Leader, who arrives to put some polish on the group, but who also broke loveable Eugene's heart years before. While Eugene falls apart, Denny, Wally and Skip fall in love—and hilarious heartaches ensue!