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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

August 2022 

 

Fort Peck Summer Theatre announces the 2023 Season 

 

While there are still 2 weekends to enjoy Wait Until Dark, the production audiences are calling “totally unique”, “a suspenseful plot, but such fun show“, “amazing visuals”, and “the best design we have ever seen”, FPST has announced their 2023 season.  Artistic Director Andy Meyers will return for his 13th summer, and is very excited to announce the diverse show line up for the 54th season.  All 5 titles are making their FPST debut! 

 

Hank Williams: Lost Highway:  May 26 – June 11 

A spectacular musical biography of the legendary singer-songwriter, one of the great innovators of American popular music. The play follows Hank Williams’ rise from his beginnings on the Louisiana Hayride to his triumphs on the Grand Ole Opry. Along the way, audiences are treated to indelible songs like I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry, Move It on Over and Hey, Good Lookin’, which are given fresh and profound resonance set in the context of Williams’ life. 

 

Murder on the Orient Express:  June 16 – July 2 

Tony Award winner Ken Ludwig’s (Lend Me a Tenor) madcap stage comedy of Agatha Christie’s classic suspense novel.  Recently a major motion picture, this stylish murder mystery involves an unlikely cast of suspects trapped aboard the luxurious Orient Express, and one of the most iconic fictional detectives of all time – Hercule Poirot. 

 

Matilda:  July 7 – July 23 

Winner of nearly 50 international awards and based on the beloved novel by fantastical genius Roald Dahl (Willy Wonka), this captivating modern masterpiece follows young Matilda.  Surrounded by larger-than-life characters, her powerful imagination transforms into magical powers and inspirational dreams as she searches for a better life.  A new film adaptation of the musical, starring Emma Thompson, is being released in December 2022 

 

White Christmas:  July 28 – August 13 

Christmas in July!  Based on the beloved film starring Bing Crosby and Rosemary Clooney, this heartwarming, tap-dancing musical extravaganza features Irving Berlin’s beloved songs. Following their service in WWII, veterans Bob and Phil have a successful song-and-dance act. With romance in mind, they follow a duo of beautiful singing sisters to their Christmas show at a Vermont lodge, which just happens to be owned by their former army commander.  

 

Misery:  August 18 – September 3 

Pam L. Veis and Andy Meyers star in this brand-new stage adaptation of the Academy Award winning Stephen King classic!  A thrilling and tense plot unfolds, as a famous novelist finds himself trapped in the secluded home of his “biggest fan”.  Following fan favorites The Woman in Black and Wait Until Dark, the famous story will keep audience on the edge of their seats!