Adapted from The Once and Future King by T.H. White

Book by David Lee

Music by Frederick Loewe

Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner

New Orchestrations by Steve Orich

Farmers Alley Theatre is proud to open our 12th season with a newly reimagined chamber version of one of literature’s greatest tales by two of Broadway’s legendary composers, Lerner & Loewe’s soaring classic, CamelotBorrowing from the Arthurian legends, this fantastical masterpiece has been paired down for a smaller cast (fitting perfectly in our intimate space) while still maintaining the rich and lush score made famous over 60 years ago with songs like “If Ever I Would Leave You”, “I Loved You Once in Silence”, and of course, “Camelot”.  So gather around the Round Table once more with Arthur, Guenevere and Lancelot as this legendary love triangle makes its way to Farmers Alley this October.  Excalibur!

Oct
4
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Oct
27

Script by Joe Landry

Farmers Alley Theatre gives another innovative spin on a classic with our holiday season offering It’s a Wonderful Life:  A Live Radio PlayFrank Capra’s beloved film comes to captivating life as a live 1940s radio broadcast, complete with foley artists creating real-life sound effects and multiple actors playing different roles throughout its broadcast.   Inside our famous cabaret set-up (complete with desserts and coffee), the story of idealistic George Bailey unfolds as he considers ending his life one fateful Christmas Eve.  Bring the whole family to the theatre as this American Viewing Tradition arrives this Holiday Season to Farmers Alley Theatre.

 

Added Show - Saturday, December 14 at 2pm | Saturday, December 21st at 2pm | Sunday, December 22nd at 7pm

Nov
22
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Dec
22

Written by Bekah Brunstetter

A delicious slice of American life comes to Farmers Alley Theatre this February in the Michigan premiere of The CakeDella makes cakes, not judgement calls.  But when the girl she helped raise comes back to North Carolina to get married to another woman, Della’s life gets turned upside down.  She can’t really make a cake for such a wedding, can she?  Written by Bekah Brunstetter, staff writer and story editor for NBC’s wildly popular hit, “This is Us”, The Cake is a savory dramedy that is smart, balanced and leaves us audience feeling moved and enlightened.

The Cake is performed without an intermission.  Due to language and subject matter, The Cake is best enjoyed by audiences 15 and up.

"The play's tight narrative construction is apparent from the opening scene, which immediately seduces us with Della's bubbly charm.  What's refreshing and heartening about The Cake is its characters' willingness to face their differences and limitations head-on.  This is us as we could be, if we'd all just try a little harder." -Los Angeles Times

Feb
7
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Feb
23

Written by Neil Simon

One of theatre’s most celebrated playwrights is on display, as Farmers Alley Theatre remembers the late Neil Simon with his humorous and heart-wrenching Pulitzer Prize Winning work, Lost in Yonkers.  In 1942 Brooklyn two teenage boys come to live with their stern grandmother and “crazy” Aunt Bella.  Bella has an unbridled zest for life, along with the mind of a child.  But what she longs for most is love and independence, despite her strict mother’s objections.  Filled with Simon’s gifted touch of witty dialogue and heartfelt emotion, get Lost in Yonkers this spring.

Mar
13
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Mar
29

written by Lanie Robertson

After three successful collaborations with the Gilmore Keyboard Festival (Old Wicked Songs, Murder for Two, Liberace!), Farmers Alley Theatre is once again proud to partner with the Gilmore to tell the story of the famed American jazz singer, Billie Holiday in Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill.  Set in a seedy Philadelphia bar four months before her death, be a part of the audience as more than a dozen musical numbers are interlaced with salty, often humorous reminiscences to project a riveting portrait of the Billie Holiday and her music.

Apr
24
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May
10

Book by Steve Martin

Lyrics by Edie Brickell

Music by Steve Martin & Edie Brickell

Inspired by a real event and featuring the Grammy-nominated score by Steven Martin and Edie Brickell, Bright Star tells a sweeping tale of love and redemption set against the rich backdrop of the American South in the 1920s and ‘40s.  When literary editor Alice Murphy meets a young soldier just home from World War II, he awakens her longing for the child she once lost.  Haunted by their unique connection, Alice sets out on a journey to understand her past – and what she finds has the power to transform both their lives.  An uplifting theatrical journey that holds you tight in its grasp, Bright Star is as refreshingly genuine as it is daringly hopeful.

Jun
12
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Jun
28

Book by David Lindsay-Abaire

Music by Tom Kitt

Lyrics by Amanda Green

Farmers Alley Theatre concludes our 12th season with the high-energy romantic comedy, High Fidelity. When Brooklyn record store owner Rob finds himself unexpectedly dumped, his life takes a music-filled turn toward the introspective. Based on the popular novel by Nick Hornby, High Fidelity follows Rob as he struggles to discover how his relationship went awry, and strives to change his life in order to win back his sweetheart Laura. With memorable characters and a rock-and-roll score, this homage to music geek culture explores love, heartbreak, and the power of the perfect soundtrack.

Jul
24
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Aug
9