Welcome to Festival 56 and The Grace Theater




Jun 16 - Jul 31, 2022

Festival 56 ensemble members share songs old and new, monologues and sketches, in a relaxed formant. So… Come to the cabaret!

Elephant & Piggies We Are in a Play!

Jun 24 - Jul 02, 2022

Straight from the pages of Mo Willem's hit children's book series, audiences of all ages can see their favorite best friends come to life! An Elephant named Gerald and a pig named Piggie are the “bestus" of friends. In this “Flippy Floppy Floory” show, Elephant and Piggie sing their way through a day where anything is possible; they wear silly hats, go to a party with the squirrels, learn a new dance, and - best of all - eat some ice cream!

The Merry Wives of Windsor

Jul 03 - Jul 27, 2022

Please note: You do not need tickets for this event. This is our free Shakespeare at Soldiers and Sailors park. However, donations are greatly appreciated. Don't forget your lawn chairs!

In this hilarious Shakespearean comedy, the oafish Sir Falstaff tries to fix his financial woes by seducing the wives of two wealthy merchants, hoping that their riches will secure his own. When the wives discover that he has sent them identical love letters, they take their revenge! With the help of their husbands and friends, the merry wives of Windsor get the last laugh and put Falstaff's mischief to and ed once and for all.

Roald Dahls Matilda The Musical

Jul 08 - Jul 16, 2022

Matilda is a little girl with astonishing wit, precocious intelligence, and of course, magical powers! With parents who are at times neglectful and other times downright cruel, and a headmistress who elevates torturing children to an art form, Matilda's life is more than a little challenging. However, with the help of her loving school teacher, Matilda finds the courage to stand up for what is right and change her destiny. From the imaginative genius of Roald Dahl, the empowering magic of Matilda is a must see for audiences of all ages.

A Gentlemans Guide to Love and Murder

Jul 22 - Jul 30, 2022

Venture to Edwardian England, where the low-born Monty Navarro discovers that he is eighth in line for the substantial D'Ysquith family fortune. Can he knock off his unsuspecting relatives without being caught and secure his position as the next Earl of Highhurst? This murderous romp is filled with unforgettable music, non-stop laughs, and a singular actor playing all eight of the doomed heirs, each of whom meets their end one-by-one in increasingly creative and absurd ways.


Jul 30, 2022