Artisan Center Theater Presents STATE FAIR
Music by Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Book by Tom Briggs and Louis Mattioli
Based on the Screenplay by Oscar Hammerstein II and the novel by Phil Stong
Directed by John Wilkerson
Music Direction by Richard Gwozdz
Choreography by Amy Jones
Stage Management by Carla Wicks
STATE FAIR runs September 30, 2016 through November 5, 2016.
STATE FAIR opens at Artisan Center Theater on Friday, September 30, 2016 and runs through Saturday, November 5, 2016. The 196 seat theater-in-the-round is located at 444 East Pipeline Road in Hurst. Performances are at 7:30pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday with 3:00pm matinees on Saturdays beginning October 8. Reserved seating tickets are $24.00 for adults, $22.00 for students and seniors, and $12.00 for children 12 and under. Monday through Thursday tickets are $22.00 for adults and $10.00 for children 12 and under. Tickets can be purchased online at ArtisanCT.com, or by calling the box office at 817-284-1200.
Set against the colorful backdrop of an American heartland tradition, STATE FAIR travels with the Frake family as they leave behind the routine of the farm for three days of adventure at the annual Iowa State Fair. Mom and Pop have their hearts set on blue ribbons while their daughter and son find romance and heartbreak on the midway. Set to the magical strains of an Academy Award-winning score and augmented by other titles from the Rodgers and Hammerstein songbook, STATE FAIR is the kind of warm-hearted family entertainment only Rodgers & Hammerstein could deliver!
STATE FAIR will be interpreted for the deaf and hard of hearing on Tuesday, October 4 at 7:30pm.