FTC’s 2014–2015 Season!

Front Row Theatre Company is excited to announce our 2014–2015 season!

NSO Show: Edges

Music and lyrics by Justin Paul and Benj Pasek

Directed by Brandon Fleischer

Produced by Gray Stanton

Assistant Produced by Greg Olberding

Edges is a song-cycle musical about growth: growing up, growing older, growing apart, growing together. Every song is its own story with its own unique characters, collectively describing the emotional ups and downs of our late teens and early 20s. Through learning to love, learning to let go, learning who they are and learning who they want to be, the characters in Edges reflect the pivotal moments in our lives that help create the people we will become.

Fall Show: The Shadow Box

Play by Michael Cristofer

Directed by Mira Taichman

Produced by Jessica Schwarz

Three terminal cancer patients dwell in separate cottages on a hospital’s grounds, attended by family and close friends as they await the end. In this Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning work dealing with the challenges of impending fate, we not only discover the circumstances of the patients’ last moments, but of their entire lives as well.

Winter Show: Venus in Fur

Play by David Ives

Directed by Zach Baldwin

Produced by Brandon Fleischer

Playwright Thomas Novachek is at a loss. There are simply no actresses talented enough to play his leading lady. Then in walks Vanda, a mysterious siren with the uncanny ability to inhabit his character. All bets are off when the audition quickly escalates into a seductive power play. With loads of cheek and a hint of the erotic, Venus in Fur keeps you on the edge of your seat as you ask, “Who is really in charge here?”

Spring Show: All My Sons

Play by Arthur Miller

Directed by Alex Polyak

Produced by Carson House

Joe Keller, a successful businessman, lives comfortably with his wife, Kate, and son, Chris, in a suburban American neighborhood. They have only one sadness in their lives – the loss of their other son, Larry, in the recently concluded WWII. But when old feelings of guilt and blame get revisited, everyone in the neighborhood is forced to reassess the part they had to play in those tumultuous and unforgivable wartime years.

Stay tuned for more information about auditions and tech interviews!

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Propose to Direct for Front Row!

Interested in directing? Got a thing for socially relevant theatre? Want to be best friends with Front Row Board? Here’s your chance!

Propose a show to direct for our NSO, Fall, Winter, or Spring shows in the 2014-2015 season! Submit the script and a written proposal discussing your vision of the production, why it is appropriate for FTC, and why you want to direct for FTC. You should also be prepared to discuss why your proposal is socially relevant, and if you have any ideas for related community service projects!

Send both the script and proposal to Front Row Chair Dana Floberg, at dfloberg@sas.upenn.edu by April 25th at noon. If you have any questions, feel free to send them along as well!

What kind of shows does FTC like to do? Check out our past shows for some ideas!

Front Row Board 2014-2015!

We are proud to announce Front Row Theatre Co.’s board for the 2014-2015 school year!

Chair – Dana Floberg
Vice Chair – Brandon Fleischer
Secretary – Jordan Miller
Treasurer – Carson House
Community Liaison – Greg Olberding
Technical Director – Adrienne Bell-Koch
Digital Directors – Jessica Schwarz & Sam Wapner
Social Chair – Amanda Shur
General Board Member – Gray Stanton

Can’t wait to see you next year!

FTC’s 2013-2014 Season!

Front Row Theatre Company is excited to announce our 2013-2014 season!

NSO Show: The Last Five Years

Book, music and lyrics by Jason Robert Brown

Directed by Abby Case

Produced by Chris Burcheri

The Last Five Years is a contemporary song-cycle musical that ingeniously chronicles the five year life of a marriage, from meeting to break-up… or from break-up to meeting, depending on how you look at it. An intensely personal look at the relationship between a writer and an actress told from both points of view.

Fall Show: The Lion in Winter

Play by James Goldman

Directed by Alex Polyak

Produced by Maddy Levasseur and Gray Stanton

As the sun sets on his reign, King Henry Plantagenet, “the greatest power in a thousand years,” calls his wife, Eleanor of Aquitaine, and their three sons to the palace for the negotiation of a treaty and a marriage contract. Locked behind the palace doors, a deadly game of alliances and betrayals unfolds as each of the players, fueled by anger and old wounds, moves to control who will sit on throne when Henry is gone.

Winter Show: Cabaret

Book by Joe Masteroff

Music by John Kander

Lyrics by Fred Ebb

Directed by Kate Herzlin

Produced by Kelly-Ann Corrigan

Legendary landmark musical Cabaret turns Weimar Berlin of 1931 into a dark and sexually charged haven of decadence where its extraordinary and morally ambiguous inhabitants are determined to keep up appearances as the real world prepares for the nightmarish chaos of war.

Spring Show: Rabbit Hole

Play by David Lindsay-Abaire

Directed by Meg MacInnes

Produced by Dana Floberg

Becca and Howie Corbett have everything a family could want, until a life-shattering accident turns their world upside down and leaves the couple drifting perilously apart. A Pulitzer Prize winner for Drama, Rabbit Hole charts their bittersweet search for comfort in the darkest of places and for a path that will lead them back into the light of day

Stay tuned for more information about auditions and tech interviews!

Propose to Direct for Front Row!

Interested in directing? Got a thing for socially relevant theatre? Want to be best friends with Front Row Board? Here’s your chance!

Propose a show to direct for our NSO, Fall, Winter, or Spring seasons! Submit the script and a 1-2 page proposal discussing your vision of the production, why it is appropriate for FTC, and why you want to direct for FTC. You should also be prepared to discuss why your proposal is socially relevant, and if you have any ideas for related community service projects!

Send both the script and proposal to Front Row Chair Chris Burcheri, at burcherry07@gmail.com by April 24th at 11:59PM. If you have any questions, feel free to send them along as well!