FIRE Theatre Company 2016-17 Season

FIRE Theatre CompnayFIRE Theatre Company is a non-profit theatre in Fountain Inn, SC.

Younts Center for Performing Arts
315 North Main St.
Fountain Inn, SC 29644
(864) 409-1050
http://www.yountscenter.org


Little Shop of Horrors

October 7-9 & 14-16

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!

Featuring a live band and a lavish look, this exciting kick off to FIRE’s season is a creepy fun musical just in time for Halloween.


It’s A Wonderful Life

December 2-4 & 9-11

This faithful, fast-moving stage adaptation of the classic film is not only a joyful Christmas tale — it’s the gorgeous love story of George and Mary Bailey, a vivid portrait of the Greatest Generation, a descent into the darkest hour of a man trapped by circumstance, and a powerful meditation on what makes a meaningful life.

 

 

 

 


William Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar”

March 10-12 & 17-19

FIRE brings the work of Shakespeare to Fountain Inn for the very first time with this gripping production of Julius Caesar, the historical tragedy about the betrayal and assassination of one of Rome’s most famous leaders. Set against the backdrop of a politically tense Rome, FIRE’s production blends modern music and costuming with the Bard’s classic text to breathe new life into this taut political and war drama.

 

 

 


Godspell

May 12-14 & 19-21

FIRE closes their 9th MainStage season with Godspell, the first major musical theatre offering from 3-time Grammy and Academy Award winner Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin, Children Of Eden) A small group of people help Jesus Christ tell different parables by using a wide variety of games, storytelling techniques, and hefty dose of comic timing. An eclectic blend of songs ranging in style from pop to vaudeville is employed as the story of Jesus’s life dances across the stage. Dissolving hauntingly into the Last Supper and the Crucifixion, Jesus’s messages of kindness, tolerance, and love come vibrantly to life.

Boasting a score with chart topping songs including “Day By Day,” “Prepare Ye The Way Of The Lord,” “Learn Your Lessons Well,” “All For The Best,” “All Good Gifts,” “Turn Back, O Man” and “By My Side,” and a book by a visionary playwright (John-Michael Tebelak), Godspell is a sensation that continues to touch audiences.


FIREside Radio Theatre

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde

October 31

Continuing a tradition of a Halloween night radio show, this year FIREside brings to life Robert Louis Stevenson’s story of a troubled doctor turned monster by way of a dangerous experiment. Featuring an original adaptation of the novel, this twisted tale of woe is the perfect fare for a Halloween night.

 

 

 


Rockin’ Radio Christmas Revue

December 16

Following the success of last year’s electrified revue, this year FIREside plugs in their guitars, hauls out the drums and doo-wop vocals and throws on a tinsel boa. Come gather round the radio by the light of the tree for an evening of rocking tunes, hilarious sketch comedy and tales of Christmases long, long ago. Everyone who’s seen it agrees, FIREside does Christmas right!

 

 


Merlin’s Dream: The Final Chapter

February 3

The end of an epic…Merlin’s Dream is the last installment of FIREside’s King Arthur trilogy. Camelot has fallen to the insane and devious Mordred following the death of Morgan le Fay and the capture of King Arthur. Guinevere and Merlin must rescue Arthur and restore him to the battlefield so he can reclaim his kingdom.

 

 


The Intergalactic Adventures of Dash Starburst!

April 14

Join FIREside Radio as they end their fifth season IN SPACE!!! Paying homage to the science fiction of the 40s and 50s, The Intergalactic Adventures of Dash Starburstis a comedic romp through the cosmos alongside the United Earth Star Corps. most daring operative. Follow Dash Starburst as he and his beautiful and brilliant co-piolt Venus Centauri explore the galaxy and battle the Dark Sky Legion led by the brutal and cunning Singulus Rex.


 

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