Current 2017 - 2018 Season

MISS ABIGAIL'S GUIDE TO DATING, MATING AND MARRIAGE!

by Ken Davenport and Sarah Saltzberg 

Jan. 12, 13, 19, 20 at 8:00 pm and Jan. 14 at 2:00 pm  

Let Miss Abigail take you back to a simpler time, before booty calls and speed-dating,  back when the divorce rate wasn’t 50% and when ‘fidelity’ was more than an investment firm! It’s Loveline meets Dr. Laura as Miss Abigail shares her vast knowledge of every piece of relationship literature known to mankind. The audience participates in this hilarious show, and Miss Abigail’s handsome assistant Paco is there to provide for her every need. This smash off-Broadway hit will keep you laughing all night long – that’s the Miss Abigail guarantee!

MAGIC AND MUSIC

March 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17 at 8:00 pm

This March, the Farmington Valley Stage invites you to attend a theatrical first for our community as we present an evening of original entertainment created especially for our theater. Incorporating the elements of magic and illusion with original music, drama, and comedy we present an evening of fun, thrills and laughs all centered around the universal theme of "hope"! This show is sure to amaze, and delight all audience members alike and will conclude with a magically spooky presentation on the haunted history of Connecticut's own "Pettibone Tavern", now simply known as "Abigail's". Come and be a part of this very special celebration of the arts.

SINGING IN THE RAIN:  SING-A-LONG

April 6, 7 at 8:00 pm and April 8 at 2:00 pm

Screenplay By Betty Comden and Adolph Green

Songs By Nacio Herb Brown and Arthur Freed

By special arrangement with Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures, Inc.

Tap your toes and sing along in this audience interactive adaptation of the world’s most celebrated movie musical.This is your opportunity to be a part of this beloved musical based on the MGM Movie, “Singing in the Rain”.  Audience members will not only sing along, but play all of the roles as well. Filled with hilarious situations, snappy dialogue and a hit-parade score of Hollywood standards including Make ‘Em Laugh, Fit as a FiddleYou Were Meant for Me, and of course the title song, Singin' in the Rain, this is the perfect evening of entertainment for any fan of the golden age of movie musicals.

IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU

May 18, 19, 25, 26 at 8:00 pm and May 20 at 2:00 pm

A New Musical by Brian Hargrove and Barbara Anselmi

A world where nothing is what it seems, religions collide, Machiavellian plots are revealed, promises are broken, secrets are exposed and hope springs from the most unlikely of places.... Is it the latest conflict in the Middle East? No, it's just the Steinberg wedding. The charming, funny and original new musical, It Shoulda Been You invites you to a wedding day that you'll never forget, where anything that can go wrong does, and love pops up in mysterious places.  Don’t miss Broadway's wild musical farce with blushing brides, nervous grooms, overbearing moms, unexpected guests and plenty of crazy twists and turns. 

 

 

PAST PERFORMANCES

HONEY LABREA: THE LONELY THETAN

A Scientollywood Comedy by Jacques Lamarre

Starring Marsha Howard Karp

Nov. 3, 4, 10, 11 at 8:00 pm  and Nov. 5 at 2:00 pm

Valid religion, self-help technology, or insidious cult? For washed-up Hollywood has-been Honey LaBrea, L.Ron Hubbard's church promises career rejuvenation in a spa-like atmosphere... or does it? Follow Honey's adventures as she goes deeper into the church than anyone thought possible and discover how hard it is to go clear when you have a dirty mind.

HONEY LABREA is written by Hartford-based playwright Jacques Lamarre,  whose  latest play, "Raging Skillet," premiered recently at TheaterWorks Hartford  where he also has a one-act in the seasonal comedy anthology "Christmas on the Rocks”  as well as his 2012 production of “I Loved, I Lost, I Made Spaghetti."

 

SANTALAND DIARIES

by David Sedaris

Dec. 1, 2 at 8:00 pm  and Dec. 3 at 2:00  pm

After a successful run last December, we once again present the hilarious play THE SANTALAND DIARIES. This sardonic “one-elf show” by award-winning American humorist David Sedaris showcases a struggling young actor who takes a job as a Christmas elf at Macy’s in New York City, and offers a sarcastic, witty, irreverent accounting of elf training,  bad Santa's,  abusive customers, and humiliating conditions. Packed with witty, dry insights into crass commercialism, SANTALAND is a welcome antidote to the schmaltz of the season. 

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