Bringing the best of Broadway to the SouthCoast for more than 30 years!

Festival Theatre is a professional regional not-for-profit performing arts organization dedicated to producing a varied selection of the best of musical theatre – from the classics to the contemporary. We engage the best local and national talent available, thus nurturing theatre artists. Responding to the diverse needs of the artistic community and the public, we serve as a cultural resource to enrich the community, the state, and the region. NBFT is the winner of the NETC Moss Hart Award as Best Theatrical Production in New England for Les Miserables, Hairspray, and Mary Poppins.

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New Bedford Festival Theatre

 Events

Friday
Oct
22
8:00 pm
Fri
8:00 pm
Oct
22
Sat
8:00 pm
Oct
23
New Bedford Festival Theatre
 presents

The Last Five Years

The Last Five Years

Two Performances ∙ In-Person & Streaming

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Jason Robert Brown's Drama Desk winner, The Last Five Years, has been translated into a handful of languages and was named one of TIME Magazine's 10 best shows of 2001. A testament to the show's longevity, and spurred by the show's regional popularity, The Last Five Years enjoyed an Off-Broadway revival at Second Stage in 2013. A film adaptation was released in 2014, starring Anna Kendrick and Jeremy Jordan.

An emotionally powerful and intimate musical about two New Yorkers in their 20s who fall in and out of love over the course of five years, the show's unconventional structure consists of Cathy, the woman, telling her story backwards while Jamie, the man, tells his story chronologically; the two characters only meet once, at their wedding in the middle of the show.

Choose either performance on Friday, October 22, or Saturday, October 23, as well as in-person or the virtual streaming option at check-out.

The more New Bedford Festival Theatre shows you buy, the more you save! Buy 3 NBFT shows, get 10% off with code NBFT3 at check-out. Buy 5 NBFT shows, get 20% off with code NBFT5. Applicable only to NBFT performances: The Last Five Years, Evita Loca Professional Christmas Lady, The Randy Andys Holiday Extravaganza, Little Shop of Horrors, and Beauty & The Beast.

Friday
Dec
03
8:00 pm
Fri
8:00 pm
Dec
3
New Bedford Festival Theatre
 presents

Evita Loca Professional Christmas Lady

Evita Loca Professional Christmas Lady

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She’s back and better than ever!

In her return NBFT engagement, Evita Loca is coming to town and straight down your chimney in “Professional Christmas Lady” an all-live singing Christmas extravaganza. You better watch out cause her Christmas sack is full and ready to burst. HO HO HOpe you’ll join us!

The more New Bedford Festival Theatre shows you buy, the more you save! Buy 3 NBFT shows, get 10% off with code NBFT3 at check-out. Buy 5 NBFT shows, get 20% off with code NBFT5. Applicable only to NBFT performances: The Last Five Years, Evita Loca Professional Christmas Lady, The Randy Andys Holiday Extravaganza, Little Shop of Horrors, and Beauty & The Beast.

Saturday
Dec
04
8:00 pm
Sat
8:00 pm
Dec
4
New Bedford Festival Theatre
 presents

The Randy Andys Holiday Extravaganza

The Randy Andys Holiday Extravaganza

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In their Holiday Fête, The Randys invite you into their annual celebration, highlighting the music and traditions of some of Today’s favorite December Holidays. Join our full cast of Randys as they reminisce on their years together and personal heritage they have carried into adulthood. With hits such as “All I Want For Christmas” and “Mele Kalikimaka,” intermixed with songs celebrating Kwanzaa and Hanukkah - and all with a 40s flare - get ready for laughs, delightful choreography, and tight three-part harmonies you will be humming for the rest of 2021!

The Randy Andys is a post-modern homage to The Andrews Sisters. Singing contemporary songs – Lizzo, Kesha, Mariah Carey, Madonna, Janelle Monáe – with a wink and a nod to a bygone era featuring Broadway’s biggest and brightest starlets.

The more New Bedford Festival Theatre shows you buy, the more you save! Buy 3 NBFT shows, get 10% off with code NBFT3 at check-out. Buy 5 NBFT shows, get 20% off with code NBFT5. Applicable only to NBFT performances: The Last Five Years, Evita Loca Professional Christmas Lady, The Randy Andys Holiday Extravaganza, Little Shop of Horrors, and Beauty & The Beast.

Thursday
Apr
07
8:00 pm
Thu
8:00 pm
Apr
7
Sun
2:00 pm
Apr
10
New Bedford Festival Theatre
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Little Shop of Horrors

Little Shop of Horrors

Four Performances!

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$25 | $29 | $39

April 7-10, 2022
4 shows!

A deviously delicious Broadway and Hollywood sci-fi smash musical, Little Shop Of Horrors has devoured the hearts of theatre-goers for over 30 years. Howard Ashman and Alan Menken (Disney's The Little Mermaid, Beauty and The Beast, and Aladdin) are the creative geniuses behind what has become one of the most popular shows in the world.

The meek floral assistant Seymour Krelborn stumbles across a new breed of plant he names "Audrey II" - after his coworker crush. This foul-mouthed, R&B-singing carnivore promises unending fame and fortune to the down-and-out Krelborn as long as he keeps feeding it, BLOOD. Over time, though, Seymour discovers Audrey II's out of this world origins and intent towards global domination!

The more New Bedford Festival Theatre shows you buy, the more you save! Buy 3 NBFT shows, get 10% off with code NBFT3 at check-out. Buy 5 NBFT shows, get 20% off with code NBFT5. Applicable only to NBFT performances: The Last Five Years, Evita Loca Professional Christmas Lady, The Randy Andys Holiday Extravaganza, Little Shop of Horrors, and Beauty & The Beast.

Friday
Jul
22
7:00 pm
Fri
7:00 pm
Jul
22
Sun
2:00 pm
Jul
31
New Bedford Festival Theatre
 presents

Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast

Eight Performances!

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$29 | $39 | $49

Eight shows!
July 22-30, 2022

Step into the enchanted world of Broadway's modern classic, Disney's Beauty and the Beast, an international sensation that played a remarkable 13-year run on Broadway and has been produced in 37 countries worldwide. Based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature, the stage version includes all of the wonderful songs written by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman, along with new songs by Mr. Menken and Tim Rice. The original Broadway production ran for over thirteen years and was nominated for nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical.

The classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed into his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity.

The more New Bedford Festival Theatre shows you buy, the more you save! Buy 3 NBFT shows, get 10% off with code NBFT3 at check-out. Buy 5 NBFT shows, get 20% off with code NBFT5. Applicable only to NBFT performances: The Last Five Years, Evita Loca Professional Christmas Lady, The Randy Andys Holiday Extravaganza, Little Shop of Horrors, and Beauty & The Beast.

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