Jun 23 - Aug 04, 2023

Million Dollar Quartet

Jun 24 - Jul 01, 2023
On January 4th, 1956, a man who would become one of the most prolific record producers in the history of the industry brought together Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash for one magical night. with Sun Recording Studio as the backdrop, the night is filled with memories, laughter, anger, and most importantly their music. Music is front and center in this production where the hits of these 4 rock-n-roll legends help tell the story of how they got their start in the industry, how their careers are going, and a sneak peak at where they are headed as the landscape of popular music is changing right in front of their eyes. 

Significant Other

Jul 01 - Jul 08, 2023

Jordan Berman, mid 20’s, average build, loves cats. Looking for my soul-mate here, but I’m finding that’s easier said than done. So until I meet Mr. Right, I’m currently warding off lonely nights with my trio of closest girlfriends. But our singles’ nights are turning into bachelorette parties, and I’m quickly learning a painful lesson: the only thing harder than finding love is supporting the loved ones around you when they do.

Significant Other is a critically acclaimed Broadway play that chronicles one man’s search for love while his closest friends are slipping away, one by one. Festival 56 regulars will recognize elements of our crowd-favorite production of I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change; with similar threads of uproarious comedy, and tear-jerking heart. Our production will be helmed by 13-year Festival alum and new Co-Artistic Director Tim Seib, who directed Festival favorites such as The Full Monty, Violet, The Wizard of Oz, The Lucky Stiff, and many more. 

Twelfth Night

Jul 02 - Aug 02, 2023

Twelfth Night, or What You Will is a romantic comedy by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written around 1601–1602 as a Twelfth Night's entertainment for the close of the Christmas season. Twelfth Night is a fast-paced romantic comedy with several interwoven plots of romance, mistaken identities and practical jokes. Separated from her twin brother Sebastian in a shipwreck, Viola disguises herself as a boy, calls herself Cesario, and becomes a servant to the Duke Orsino. He sends her to woo the Countess Olivia on his behalf, but the Countess falls in love with Viola as Cesario. Meanwhile Olivia’s uncle, Sir Toby Belch, gets drunk with his friend Sir Andrew Aguecheek and they play a trick on the uptight Malvolio, Olivia’s steward, who is secretly in love with her. Eventually Viola’s twin Sebastian turns up and causes even more confusion, chaos and hijinks in this lighthearted comedy.

Camp 56

Jul 10, 2023


Jul 14 - Jul 22, 2023
Based on the hit 1984 movie with Kevin Bacon. Footloose tells the story of Ren and his mother as they move from Chicago to a small farming town, he is prepared for the inevitable adjustment period at his new high school. But he’s not prepared for the rigorous local edicts, including a ban on dancing instituted by the local preacher, who is determined to exercise control over the town’s youth. When the reverend’s rebellious daughter sets her sights on Ren, her roughneck boyfriend tries to sabotage Ren’s reputation, with many of the locals eager to believe the worst about the new kid. The heartfelt story that emerges pins a father longing for the son he lost against a young man aching for the father who walked out on him. To the rockin’ rhythm of its Oscar and Tony-nominated Top 40 score, augmented with dynamic new songs, Footloose celebrates the wisdom of listening to young people while guiding them with a warm heart and open mind.

Something Rotten

Jul 28 - Aug 06, 2023
Welcome to the Renaissance and the outrageous, crowd-pleasing musical farce, Something Rotten.  Created by Grammy Award-winning songwriter Wayne Kirkpatrick, and successful screenwriters Karey Kirkpatrick and John O’Farrell, Something Rotten was lauded by audience members and critics alike, receiving several Best Musical nominations and hailed by Time Out New York as "the funniest musical comedy in at least 400 years". Where the Black Plague has ceded power to the Puritans, farthingales and codpieces are the latest fashion trend, and the biggest celebrity in England is a playwright and part time rock star named William Shakespeare. In the midst of all this excitement, brothers Nick and Nigel Bottom are trying to keep their acting company afloat. In a desperate attempt to out-Bard the Bard, Nick consults with a soothsayer, who informs him that the future of theatre involves acting, singing, and dancing -- sometimes all at once! As the Bottom brothers strive to write the world’s very first “musical”, they find themselves caught in a bitter battle with the Bard and the play's the thing. Something Rotten! is a hysterical, joyous celebration of everything you love about Broadway.