There is a buzz occurring throughout Lancaster among theatre lovers about the fantastic season the Fulton Theatre just announced. In this new season there are a variety of shows, and everyone is sure to find a show they cannot wait to see.
So what is all this excitement about? This season the Fulton has decided to do a number of popular musicals. These musicals will have audiences humming along or tapping their feet. When Marc Robin, the artistic director at the Fulton Theatre, announced the shows for the new season, his enthusiasm about the new season was riveting. The 2013-2014 season at the Fulton Theatre is one definitely not to be missed.
The Fulton will begin their season with The Woman in Black. This is a play for those who love a good ghost story. The Woman in Black is based on the novel of the same name by Susan Hill. The play features fourteen characters played by two actors. This is a play that will definitely get the audiences’ heart racing. A Woman in Black will be at the Fulton from October 15 – November 3, 2013.
Next up is a musical that is for the whole family. That show is Mary Poppins. This musical is based on the books by P.L. Travers, as well as the Walt Disney Film, Mary Poppins. It is a musical that is perfect for the holiday season, and will warm the hearts of the audience. It includes the popular songs of “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” and “Feed the Birds.” Join in this spectacular musical and watch as Mary Poppins flies over the audience. Mary Poppins will be at the Fulton from November 19 – December 29, 2013.
The second play of the season is the comedy Arsenic and Old Lace. This play is the story of the Brewster sisters, their brother who thinks he is Teddy Roosevelt and their beloved nephew, Mortimer. Nothing is quite as it seems in this comedic play. Do not miss this humorous play that has entertained audiences for decades. Arsenic and Old Lace will be at the Fulton from January 28 – February 16, 2014.
Following Arsenic and Old Lace will be the Mel Brooks musical, Young Frankenstein. The musical is adapted from the 1974 Mel Brooks film, Young Frankenstein. In this zany musical, the characters of the film are brought to life, including the large green monster. Come to the Fulton and enjoy this electrifying musical complete with a tap dancing scientist and his monster. Young Frankenstein runs from March 11 – 30, 2014.
Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story hits the Fulton stage in late April of 2014. This musical is about the incredible legacy of Buddy Holly and his incredible rise to fame. The show includes such lively songs from the 1950s such as "Peggy Sue," That'll Be the Day," and “Maybe Baby.” This musical is sure to have audiences humming along and tapping their feet. Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story will be at the Fulton from April 22 – May 11, 2014.
Concluding this electrifying season at the Fulton Theatre will be the beloved musical Les Misérables. This epic musical has been a phenomenon for theatre audiences for decades. The musical is based on Victor Hugo’s 1962 novel of the same name. Les Misérables tells the story of Jean Valjean who spent nineteen years in prison for stealing a loaf of bread. Valjean leaves prison bitter and desperate. Come see the Fulton’s version of this treasured musical, and watch the story of Jean Valjean and the rest of the characters come to life on the Fulton’s stage. Les Misérables will be at the Fulton Theatre from June 3 – July 6, 2014.
There is a reason that such a buzz is occurring around Lancaster about the Fulton Theatre’s new season - the season is packed with fantastic musicals and plays. Under the artistic direction of Marc Robin, the new season is sure to be outstanding. As a theatre lover myself, I cannot wait for the Fulton’s 2013-2014 season as I am sure it will incredible. Call the box office today at 717-397-7425 or visit www.thefulton.org to order your subscription for the new season.