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2015 Festival 56 Season

Join us at Festival 56 for a spectacular lineup as we present our 12th season of plays and musicals!

We have a fabulous summer in store for you, kicking off on June 19th with a wild night of 60+ hit songs, moving through a summer of political intrigue and backstage vaudeville to finish with a one-two punch: a huge song-and-dance musical followed by a wild comedy about golf!

As always, the festival will feature the hallmarks of summer in Princeton: late night cabarets every Friday, free Shakespeare in the park, and the very best live theatre in the region! Come to Festival 56...and Let Us Entertain You!

Summer Season

Purchase Tickets Online Here! The Fox on the Fairway

The Fox on the Fairway

by Ken Ludwig

July 29th through August 2nd, 2015
Grace Performing Arts Center

A tribute to the great English farces of the 1930s and 1940s, The Fox on the Fairway takes audiences on a hilarious romp which pulls the rug out from underneath the stuffy denizens of a private country club. Filled with mistaken identities, slamming doors, and over-the-top romantic shenanigans, it's a furiously paced comedy that recalls the Marx Brothers' classics. A charmingly zany adventure from Ken Ludwig, the author of Lend Me A Tenor, about love, life, and man's eternal love affair with... golf.

Individual Show Times & Dates
  • 7:30pm, Wednesday, July 29th
  • 7:30pm, Thursday, July 30th
  • 7:30pm, Friday, July 31st
  • 7:30pm, Saturday, August 1st
  • 2:00pm, Sunday, August 2nd
Cast Members
  • Bingham - Scott Sorrell
    Muriel - Meaghan Deiter
    Dickie - Ryan Hickey
    Pamela - Madison Kauffman
    Justin - Nick Petrelli
    Louise - Sarah Bomber

Fall Season

Tickets Available Soon! Jacob Marley

Jacob Marley's Christmas Carol

By Tom Mula

Directed by Shannon Hill

December 5th through December 20th, 2015
Grace Performing Arts Center

"Scrooge? I have to redeem old Scrooge? The one man I knew who was worse than I was? Impossible!"
So begins the real story behind Dickens's A Christmas Carol-the story of Jacob Marley's heroic behind-the-scenes efforts to save old Scrooge's soul-and in the process, save his own. Aided by a Bogle, a malicious little hell-sprite with an agenda of his own, their hilarious journey takes them from the Jaws of Death to the Mouth of Hell-and beyond! This irreverent, funny, and ultimately, deeply moving story retells Dickens's classic with warmth and infectious zest. (see

Cast Members
  • TBA

The 2015 fall season will feature special events and a gala holiday show to be announced.

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