Our 2017-2018 Season
Evening performances at 8 p.m., Sunday matinees at 2:30 p.m.
Young Frankenstein (October 12-29) Sure, you’ve seen the movie. But you haven’t seen this hilarious comedy this way. Of course, all of those iconic scenes and lines are still there. Those great characters are still there. But, this production will be in Black and White, just like the movie. It will be the only time in the New York area that you will have that experience. So even if you’ve seen the show elsewhere, you need to see this one. Book by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan Music and Lyrics by Mel Brooks.
Next to Normal (January 19 – February 4) “They’re the perfect loving family so adoring…”, or so it seems. Next to Normal explores how one suburban household copes with crisis and mental illness. Dad’s an architect; Mom’s vivacious; their daughter and son are bright, wise-cracking teens, appearing to be a typical American family. And yet their lives are anything but normal. Winner of three 2009 Tony Awards, including Best Musical Score, and the 2010 Pulitzer Prize, Next to Normal is a beautiful, brave look into the seemingly typical American family. Music by Tom Kitt, Book and Lyrics by Brian Yorkey.
You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown (March 9-25) Presented in its original 1967 version, this popular musical takes us all back to a simpler time—when all that was needed for “Happiness” was a security blanket, a full supper dish, and 5 cents’ worth of psychiatric help. Relive your beloved childhood memories with Charlie Brown, Lucy, Linus, Snoopy, and the gang. Or bring your children or grandchildren to see characters they may only know through two annual holiday TV specials. Is “Peanuts” just for children? Good Grief, no. Book, Music and Lyrics by Clark Gesner.
Oliver! (May 17 – June 3) The streets of Victorian England come to life as Oliver, a malnourished orphan in a workhouse, becomes the neglected apprentice of an undertaker. Oliver escapes to London and finds acceptance amongst a group of petty thieves and pickpockets led by the elderly Fagin. When Oliver is captured for a theft that he did not commit, the benevolent victim, Mr. Brownlow, takes him in. Fearing the safety of his hideout, Fagin employs the sinister Bill Sikes and the sympathetic Nancy to kidnap him back, threatening Oliver’s chances of discovering the true love of a family. Book, Music and Lyrics by Lionel Bart.
Seussical (July 19 – August 5) The Cat in the Hat tells the story of Horton, an elephant who discovers a speck of dust that contains the Whos, including Jojo, a Who child sent off to military school for thinking too many “thinks.” Horton faces a double challenge: not only must he protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers, but he must guard an abandoned egg, left in his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird. Ultimately, the powers of friendship, loyalty, family and community are challenged and emerge triumphant. Music by Stephen Flaherty Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, Book by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty.
Holiday Show: The Santaland Diaries (December 9 & 10) Celebrate the holidays with the uproarious story of one man’s seasonal employment as an elf at Macy’s! Based on true events, this is a timeless piece written by master humorist Davis Sedaris.
(Shows are subject to change without notice.)
NFCT Season Subscriptions now on sale!
See all 5 shows for 100 or all five plus the Holiday Show for $110! Gift certificates for individual productions are also available.