FPAC presents two original holiday musicals

FPAC presents two original holiday musicals

Franklin Performing Arts Company will present “’Tis the Season!” on Saturday, Dec. 9, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 10, at 2 p.m., at the Franklin High School auditorium, 18 Oak St. The musical will feature members of the Kenny Hadley Big Band, with contemporary arrangements of favorite holiday classics in musical styles.

FRANKLIN, Mass. – Franklin Performing Arts Company celebrates the holiday season with two original FPAC musicals, “Alice in a Winter Wonderland” and “’Tis the Season!”

FPAC’s large-cast holiday musical, “’Tis the Season!,” will be presented on Saturday, Dec. 9 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 10, at 2 p.m., at the Franklin High School auditorium, 18 Oak St. The musical is an upbeat, jazzy extravaganza featuring members of the Kenny Hadley Big Band, with contemporary arrangements of favorite holiday classics in musical styles.

With a twist on the “Alice in Wonderland” children’s classic, FPAC’s third annual panto, “Alice in a Winter Wonderland,” debuts this season at The Black Box, 15 West Central St., in downtown Franklin. Performances are on Friday, Dec. 22, at 7:30 p.m., and Saturday, Dec. 23, at 2 and 7:30 p.m.

The production follows in the tradition of a British panto, a type of show that retells a well-known fairy tale in an exaggerated style filled with audience participation, popular music, slapstick comedy, jokes, dances, and more. Audiences are invited to cheer for the hero, boo at the villain, and sing along with some of their favorite songs.

Tickets are $34 for “Alice in a Winter Wonderland” and $32-$36 for “’Tis the Season!” For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.theblackboxonline.com or www.fpaconline.com or call 508-528-3370.