Fort Findlay Playhouse is delighted to present the following shows for
the 2022-2023 season

 

Making God Laugh

By Sean Grennan
Directed by Juan Flores
Produced by Jordan Gottschalk
Produced in association with Playscripts
Show Dates: July 14-17 & 22-24
The play follows one typical American family over the course of thirty years’ worth of holidays. Starting in 1980, Ruthie and Bill’s grown children—a priest, an aspiring actress, and a former football star—all return home, where we learn of their plans and dreams as they embark on their adult lives. As time passes, the family discovers that, despite what we may have in mind, we often arrive at unexpected destinations.

Blood Moon Memories

Blood Moon Memories (A Second Stage Production*)
Written & Directed by Jim Toth
Produced by Barb Pace
Produced in association with James A. Toth
Show Dates: August 12-14 & 20-21
While the setting and characters of Blood Moon Memories are autobiographical, the theme of this new play is purely fictional. For a young boy, living in a small town can be a wonderful experience. But in Little Tim’s case, one horrific event tragically alters his future. The year is 1958 as we look in on the Janney family on the eve of Little Tim’s 11th birthday. But such happy occasions don’t always lead to happy memories. Sometimes fate takes a shocking turn, affecting the lives of everyone in the quaint town of New Barnsville.

The Savannah Sipping Society

By Jesse Jones, Nicholas Hope & Jamie Wooten
Directed by Patrick Davis
Produced by Georgia Durain
Produced in association with Dramatists Play Service
Show Dates: September 22-25, 30 & October 1-2
In this delightful, laugh-a-minute comedy, four unique Southern women, all needing to escape the sameness of their day-to-day routines, are drawn together by Fate—and an impromptu happy hour—and decide it’s high time to reclaim the enthusiasm for life they’ve lost through the years. Over the course of six months, filled with laughter, hilarious misadventures, and the occasional liquid refreshment, these middle(ish)-aged women successfully bond and find the confidence to jumpstart their new lives.
 

Irvings Berlin’s White Christmas- the Musical

Music and Lyrics by Irving Berlin
Book by David Ives and Paul Blake
Directed by Aeryn Williams
Produced by Vickie Garner
Music Direction by Zach Thomas
Choreography by Ashley Carey
Show Dates: December 1-4, 8-11 & 15-18
Audition Dates: October 3 & 4
Audition Times: 6:00pm (ages 10-14); 7:30pm (ages 15+)

Synopsis:
Veterans Bob Wallace and Phil Davis have a successful song-and-dance act after World War II. With romance in mind, the two follow a duo of beautiful singing sisters en route to their Christmas show at a Vermont lodge, which just happens to be owned by Bob and Phil’s former army commander. With a dazzling score featuring well-known standards including “Blue Skies,” “I Love A Piano,” “How Deep Is the Ocean” and the perennial title song, White Christmas is an uplifting musical worthy of year-round productions.

TICKET SALE DATES

Benefactors, Angels, Patrons

  • In-person: One day only – Monday, November 14, Noon to 3 p.m.
  • Phone: Beginning November 14 – Monday, Wednesday, Friday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. throughout production at 567-525-3636
  • Online: Any time once reservation codes have been sent

Public

  • In-person: One day only – Monday, November 21, Noon to 3 p.m.
  • Phone: Beginning November 21 – Monday, Wednesday, Friday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. throughout production at 567-525-3636
  • Online: Any time beginning Monday, November 21 at 12 a.m.
Produced in association with Concord Theatricals

Murder on the Orient Express

By Agatha Christie
Adapted for the stage by Ken Ludwig
Directed by JR Smith
Produced by Jennifer Denike
Audition Dates: January 8 & 9, 2023
Show Dates: February 16-19 & 24-26, 2023
 
Just after midnight, a snowdrift stops the Orient Express in its tracks. The luxurious train is surprisingly full for the time of the year, but by the morning it is one passenger fewer. An American tycoon lies dead in his compartment, stabbed eight times, his door locked from the inside. Isolated and with a killer in their midst, the passengers rely on detective Hercule Poirot to identify the murderer—in case he or she decides to strike again.
TICKET SALE DATES

Benefactors, Angels, Patrons

  • In-person: One day only – Monday, January 30, Noon to 3 p.m.
  • Phone: Beginning January 30 – Monday, Wednesday, Friday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. throughout production at 567-525-3636
  • Online: Any time once reservation codes have been sent

Public

  • In-person: One day only – Monday, February 6, Noon to 3 p.m.
  • Phone: Beginning February 6 – Monday, Wednesday, Friday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. throughout production at 567-525-3636
  • Online: Any time beginning Monday, February 6 at 12 a.m.
Produced in association with Concord Theatricals

Mary Poppins

Book by Julian Fellowes
Music & Lyrics by Richard M. Sherman & Robert B. Sherman
Additional Music & Lyrics by Anthony Drewe & George Stiles
Director: Samantha Henry
Producer: Jill Coppus
Music Director: Craig VanRenterghem
Choreographer: Mandy Teich
Mentoring Producer: Megan Meyer
Audition Dates: February 27 & 28, 2023
Show Dates: April 27-30 and May 4-7 & 11-14, 2023
 
 
Jack-of-all trades Bert introduces us to England in 1910 and the troubled Banks family. Young Jane and Michael have sent many a nanny packing before Mary Poppins arrives on their doorstep. Using a combination of magic and common sense, she must teach the family members how to value each other again. Taken on many magical and memorable adventures, Jane and Michael aren’t the only ones upon whom Mary Poppins has a profound effect.
TICKET SALE DATES

Benefactors, Angels, Patrons

  • In-person: One day only – Monday, April 10, Noon to 3 p.m.
  • Phone: Beginning April 10 – Monday, Wednesday, Friday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. throughout production at 567-525-3636
  • Online: Any time once reservation codes have been sent

Public

  • In-person: One day only – Monday, April 17, Noon to 3 p.m.
  • Phone: Beginning April 17 – Monday, Wednesday, Friday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. throughout production at 567-525-3636
  • Online: Any time beginning Monday, April 17 at 12 a.m.
Produced in association with Music Theatre International.