SALEM, New York, July 9, 2021 – Following an extended and sold-out run of The Marvelous Wonderettes, Fort Salem Theater continues their 2021 summer programming with Next to Normal (July 23-August 1), followed by a free reading of Nietzsche! The Musical (August 21), written by Salem locals Kimerer LaMothe and Geoffrey Gee. Just announced fall and winter programming includes Always Patsy Cline (September 3-12), The Diary of Anne Frank (October 8-12), Ted Vigil in A John Denver Christmas (November 26), and an end-of-season holiday concert There’s No Business Like Snow Business (December 10-12). Tickets for all productions are now on sale at www.FortSalem.com.
September 3-12, 2021
Country music’s icon comes to life! Loaded with 27 smash hits, like “Crazy,” “I Fall to Pieces,” and “Walking After Midnight,” ALWAYS PATSY CLINE is laced with emotion and endless entertainment! The time is 1961, and the place is a Texas Honky Tonk, where Patsy befriends Louise, a long-time fan from Houston. They became lasting pen-pals until a tragic plane crash took Patsy’s life at the tender age of 30. Relive this true, toe-tapping story through Louise’s eyes, taking us back in time to catch Patsy’s greatest performances with backstage stories as only an insider could share.
October 8-10, 2021
In this transcendently powerful new adaptation by Wendy Kesselman, Anne Frank emerges from history a living, lyrical, intensely gifted young girl, who confronts her rapidly changing life and the increasing horror of her time with astonishing honesty, wit, and determination. An impassioned drama about the lives of eight people hiding from the Nazis in a concealed storage attic, THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK captures the claustrophobic realities of their daily existence—their fear, their hope, their laughter, their grief. Each day of these two dark years, Anne’s voice shines through: “When I write I shake off all my cares. But I want to achieve more than that. I want to be useful and bring enjoyment to all people, even those I’ve never met. I want to go on living even after my death!” This is a new adaptation for a new generation.
ONE NIGHT ONLY! International touring sensation and uncanny John Denver look-alike, Ted Vigil, brings “A John Denver Christmas” to the stage, featuring acoustic versions from all of your favorite John Denver holiday albums: including “Rocky Mountain Christmas,” “John Denver & The Muppets: A Christmas Together,” “Christmas Like a Lullaby,” and many more in this 90-minute holiday concert!
December 10-12, 2021
Join your favorite Fort Salem Theater performers as they deck the halls with boughs and Broadway in this original holiday showtune sing-a-long! Fun for the whole family!