“Hooray for the girl who dreams of a better life!”

Book by Dennis Kelly and original songs by Tim Minchi
Directed by Leira V. Satlof

Matilda is a little girl with astonishing wit, intelligence and psychokinetic powers. She's unloved by her cruel parents but impresses her schoolteacher, the highly loveable Miss Honey. However the school's mean headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, hates children and just loves thinking up new punishments for those who don't abide by her rules. But Matilda has courage and cleverness in equal amounts, and could be the school pupils' saving grace! Inspired by the twisted genius of Roald Dahl, Matilda has won 47 international awards and continues to thrill sold-out audiences around the world. High-energy dance numbers, catchy songs and an unforgettable star turn for a local young actress. Don’t miss her!

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Everyday Heroes

A whimsical tale of strength and perseverance

Ferndale Repertory Theatre and Kneeland School are cooperating to present an original production titled EVERYDAY HEROES. Performances are FREE to Humboldt County Schools and will take place at Ferndale Repertory Theatre, 447 Main Street, Ferndale, at 10 a.m.

This year’s play tackles the big problems facing youth of the world: too much homework, litter on the beaches, world-wide droughts, and having to get up WAY too early for school. To help them solve the world’s dilemma’s the students call for help from some rather generic superheroes. The help these off-brand superheroes offer leaves a little (or a lot) to be desired and the students quickly learn that they not only have to solve the world’s problems on their own, but they also must clean up the mess left in the superheroes’ wake. In the end, it turns out that we all have super skills and are capable of doing great things.

This funny and adventurous play is written, designed and performed by Kneeland School’s students in grades 4-8 as part of their full-immersion drama education program.

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“Share the heart-gripping pull of memory.”

Book and Lyrics by Lisa Kron, Music by Jeanine Tesori
Based on the graphic novel by Alison Bechdel
Directed by Leira V. Satlof

When her father dies unexpectedly, graphic novelist Alison dives deep into her past to tell the story of the volatile, brilliant, one-of-a-kind man whose temperament and secrets defined her family and her life. Moving between past and present, Alison relives her unique childhood playing at the family’s Bechdel Funeral Home, her growing understanding of her own sexuality, and the looming, unanswerable questions about her father’s hidden desires. Fun Home is a refreshingly honest, wholly original musical about seeing your parents through grown-up eyes. It deals with mature subject matter and parents should familiarize themselves with the story before bringing children. Winner of five Tony Awards, including best musical.

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Ferndale Repertory Theatre supporters and members are invited to attend REPFEST 2020 our annual fundraiser and gala. This year’s event will be held at the Ingomar Club in Eureka, on Saturday March 7, 2020.

The evening will start at 6 pm with a no host bar and silent auction. The night will include entertainment by the cast of Smokey Joe's Cafe, the announcement of our volunteer of the year, and a live auction lead by Humboldt County Supervisor Rex Bohn featuring exclusive travel and dining packages.

Tickets to Repfest are $100 each, and can be purchased on line, or by calling our box office at 707-786-5483. Sponsorship's are available.

Vegetarian and vegan options are available upon request. Please call the box office to purchase tickets if you have a special dietary requirement.

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“Can YOU solve the mystery?”

By Tom Chiodo, Peter DePietro, Wayne Barker, Galen Blum,Vinnie Martucci
Directed by Alyssa Hughlett

The internationally popular game is now a fun-filled musical that brings the world’s best-known suspects to life and invites the audience to help solve the mystery: who killed Mr. Boddy, in what room, and with what weapon? The audience receives forms to help them deduce the solution from clues given throughout the fun-filled evening. Three audience members choose from cards representing the potential murderers, weapons, and rooms; there are 216 possible solutions! Only one hard-nosed female detective is qualified to unravel the merry mayhem. Comic antics, witty lyrics, and a beguiling score carry the investigation from room to room. Even after the culprit confesses, a surprise twist delights the audience. This colorful crowd-pleaser was devised by the authors of Murder at Rutherford House and other popular interactive entertainments.

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“Join in the laughter and celebrate changing times!”

Music and Lyrics by Dolly Parton
Book by Patricia Resnick
Based on the 20th Century Fox Picture
Directed by Dillon Savage

Pushed to the boiling point, three female co-workers concoct a plan to get even with the sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot they call their boss. In a hilarious turn of events, Violet, Judy and Doralee live out their wildest fantasy - giving their boss, Franklin Hart, the boot! While Hart remains "otherwise engaged," the women give their workplace a dream makeover, taking control of the company that had always kept them down. Based on the 1980 movie of the same name, this musical comedy tackles all the real issues of “women who work” and features music and lyrics by the incomparable Dolly Parton.

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