First Stage Theatre Company, Huntington's long-running children's theatre, recently announced its 2016-2017 season. It will be the 27th season for the group.
The lineup includes:
- The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (non-musical) - Based on the classic story by Mark Twain, the show will be directed by Zach Davis and produced by Debbie Jackson. (It will be staged in late September / early October 2016)
- School of Rock the Musical: Youth Production - The hit Broadway musical based on the film starring Jack Black, the show will be directed by Chuck Minsker, music director Mark Smith, choreographer Melissa Marcum, produced by Leslie Comer-Porter and Jeanette Rowsey. (It will be staged in November 2016)
- Junior Theatre Festival 2017 - First Stage will take a group of students to the annual festival in January 2017.
- Honk, Jr. - The beloved (and very funny) musical based on the story of the Ugly Duckling, the show will be directed by Amy Browning and produced by Jeanette Bailey. (It will be staged in the Spring of 2017)
- Showcase 2017 - A talent showcase for both young performers and First Stage alumni, this is a special fundraiser for the First Stage Playhouse. (It will be staged in the Spring of 2017)
Audition dates for these shows will be announced soon!