Current Season

The Fredericktowne Players is proud to announce its 2016-2017 season, our 48th year! The shows have been chosen to appeal not only to our audiences but also to directors, performers and those with technical interests. The Play Selection Committee is currently working on the 2017-2018 season (can you believe it?) should you have any suggestions or comments.

  • Babes In Arms

    September 23, 24, 25, October 1, 2, 2016

    Music by Richard Rodgers
    Lyrics by Lorenz Hart
    Book by George Oppenheimer

    This quintessential ‘Hey, kids, let’s put on a show!’ musical boasts one of the greatest scores ever written. Set at a summer stock theatre, the plot concerns a group of young apprentices and their conviction to mount the original revue they’ve created while dodging the underhanded attempts of the surly theatre owner to squash their efforts at every turn. Further complications are provided by the overbearing stage mother of a beautiful ex-child star and the inflated ego of a hack southern playwright. But of course the show must go on, and so it does in a resolution of comeuppance, reconciliation and romance.

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  • Bells are Ringing

    January 27, 28, and February 3, 4, and 5, 2017

    Book and Lyrics by Betty Comden & Adolph Green
    Music by Jule Styne

    This “Sweetheart of a Musical” opens with eight girls complaining about the doldrums—they’re just not getting enough telephone calls. The solution is simple announces an advertisement for “Susanswerphone”, a telephone answering service that gets Ella Peterson into a romantic comedy with a man she has never met but soon falls in love with!

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  • Hairspray

    July 14, 15, 21, 22, and 23, 2017

    Book by Thomas Meehan & Mark O’Donnell
    Music by Marc Shaiman

    It’s 1962 in Baltimore, and the lovable plus-size teen Tracy Turnblad has only one desire -- to dance on the popular Corny Collins Show. When her dream comes true, Tracy is transformed from social outcast to sudden star. She must use her newfound power to dethrone the reigning Teen Queen, win the affections of heartthrob Link Larkin, and integrate a TV network, all without denting her ‘do!’

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* All shows are subject to change pending receipt of rights from the publishing houses, and show dates are tentative pending contract completion.