2022 Season

Smoke On The Mountain

Book by C. Ray, Conceived by A. Bailey, Musical Arrangements by M. Craver and M. Hardwick

Directed by Brandon Bolin, Music Director George Mann

Evenings: February 10•, 11-12, 16-19

Sunday Matinees:  February 13 and 20

Synopsis:

It’s Saturday night in the Smoky Mountains, 1938, and you are invited to a Gospel Sing at the Mount Pleasant Baptist Church. The Sanders Family, a talented but unusual traveling troupe, will be performing rousing bluegrass songs as they reveal their true, and often hilariously imperfect, natures. Hand clapping music, knee slapping comedy. Previously staged at FSLT in 1998.

Box Office:

For Season Flex Pass patrons, seat selection will begin at 7:00 a.m. Saturday, January 29.

Tickets will go on sale to the general public (those without season passes) beginning 7:00 a.m. Thursday, February 3.

 

A Southern Exposure

by Kelley Kingston-Barnhart

Directed by Lora Rice

Evenings: March 31•, April 1-2, 6-9

Sunday Matinee:  April 3

Synopsis:

Raised in Kentucky by her grandmother Hattie and two eccentric aunts, Callie stuns her family by moving to New York to live with her new boyfriend. Her dreams are soon dashed, then just as her world starts to brighten, she is forced to return home where she and Hattie discover the fiercest kind of love.

Box Office:

For Season Flex Pass patrons, seat selection will begin at 7:00 a.m. Saturday, March 19.

Tickets will go on sale to the general public (those without season passes) beginning 7:00 a.m. Thursday, March 24.

 

Moon Over Buffalo

by Ken Ludwig

Directed by Duff Taylor

Evenings: June 9•, 10-11, 15-18

Sunday Matinee:  June 12

Synopsis:

Charlotte and George Hay, fading stars of the 1950s, are on tour. On the brink of a disastrous split-up caused by George’s dalliance with an ingénue, they learn they may have one final shot at stardom: Frank Capra is coming to their matinee. But everything that could go wrong does go wrong, abetted by hilarious uncertainty about which play they’re actually performing. Previously staged at FSLT in 1999.

Box Office:

For Season Flex Pass patrons, seat selection will begin at 7:00 a.m. Saturday, May 28.

Tickets will go on sale to the general public (those without season passes) beginning 7:00 a.m. Thursday, June 2.

 

Annie

Book by Thomas Meehan, Music by Charles Strouse, Lyrics by Martin Chanin

Directed by Eric Wells, Musical Director Barry Law

Evenings: July 28•, 29-30, August 3-6, 11-13

Sunday Matinees:  July 31 and August 7

Synopsis:

With pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone despite her start in a NYC orphanage. She escapes to search for her parents and tumbles through fun-filled adventures. Eventually she finds a new home and family with billionaire, Oliver Warbucks, his secretary, and a mutt named Sandy.

Box Office:

For Season Flex Pass patrons, seat selection will begin at 7:00 a.m. Saturday, July 16.

Tickets will go on sale to the general public (those without season passes) beginning 7:00 a.m. Thursday, July 21.

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The Philadelphia Story

by Philip Barry

Directed by Tina Dale

Evenings: September 22•, 23-24, 28-30, October 1

Sunday Matinee:  September 25

Synopsis:

Engaged to a smug and aspiring politician, a Philadelphia socialite’s wedding plans are complicated by the simultaneous arrival of her ex-husband and a handsome journalist. This tangled web of relationships provides lots of juicy stories for publication. Written for Katherine Hepburn and Cary Grant, this Broadway hit became a classic movie. Previously staged at FSLT in 1957 and 1981.

Box Office:

For Season Flex Pass patrons, seat selection will begin at 7:00 a.m. Saturday, September 10.

Tickets will go on sale to the general public (those without season passes) beginning 7:00 a.m. Thursday, September 15.

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Coffee Shop

By Jamie Lambdin-Bolin

Directed by Jamie Lambdin-Bolin

Evenings: November 10•, 11-12, 16-19

Sunday Matinee:  November 13

Synopsis:

When a coffee shop owner asks her business-savvy sister to help get customers in the door, friction flares. But a health crisis forces the two to face an inevitable truth. With quirky customers, southern insults, and heart-warming moments, this will be the stage debut for this script authored by an active FSLT volunteer.

Box Office:

For Season Flex Pass patrons, seat selection will begin at 7:00 a.m. Saturday, October 29.

Tickets will go on sale to the general public (those without season passes) beginning 7:00 a.m. Thursday, November 3.

 

The Whole Shebang (off-season production)

by Rich Orloff

Directed by Joanne Peterson

Evenings: April 21-23 (Off season show not part of season pass)

Synopsis:

This one-act comedy asks you to suspend your beliefs for a minute to consider: What if the entire universe was just some nerd’s science project? In a classroom in a dimension far beyond ours, a student presents an unusual thesis on the creation of the heavens and the earth. Two professors and a dean interrogate the student and a “typical” man and woman. Forget realism and just enjoy the witty dialogue.

 (No reservations will be accepted and tickets are $7 at the door.)

 

An Old Time Radio Christmas II (off-season production)  

Directed by Jill Moody-Ledbetter

Evenings: December 8-10 (Off season show not part of season pass)

Synopsis:

Enjoy the songs and stories of the holidays, presented as if you and your family were huddled around the radio. Head back to the good ole days for some old-fashioned Christmas joy. This is an updated, equally entertaining version of the Ole Time Radio Christmas production staged at FSLT in 2017.

 (No reservations will be accepted and tickets are $7 at the door.)