Murder on the Oriental Rug
Dessert Mystery Theatre
sponsored by Franklin Footlight Theatre
to benefit the Opera House

Friday or Saturday
February 10-11, 2023
Reserved Table Seating
includes beverages and choice of
dessert prepared by Zeke's Sweets

Move over -- or roll over-- Agatha Christie! In a benefit performance, Franklin Footlight Theatre actors are about to unveil a mystery dessert show that spoofs old-fashioned whodunits, the medical profession, “female problems,” and theater folks! When half the cast of “Murder on the Oriental Rug” bails out, the remaining performers are stuck playing all the roles. Before the evening’s over, someone else will be ruthlessly murdered, and it’s up to the audience to solve the crime.

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Disney's Little Mermaid, Jr.
presented by Franklin Middle School

Two Performances Only
February 17 & 18, 7:00 p.m.
General Admission Seating

The Franklin Middle School Drama Program proudly presents its first production! Journey "under the sea" with Ariel and her aquatic friends in Disney's The Little Mermaid Jr., adapted from Disney's Broadway production and the motion picture (featuring the enormously popular Academy Award-winning music and delightfully charming book and lyrics). Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen's most beloved stories, Disney's The Little Mermaid Jr. is an enchanting look at the sacrifices we all make for love and acceptance.

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Best of Boston - Comedy Night
Frank Santorelli
with Jody Sloane and Rob Steen

March 4, 2023
7:30 p.m.
Reserved Seating

Frank is an Italian-American who is best known for playing the recurring role of “Georgie the Bartender” in The Sopranos. Frank is also well known for his star role in The Godfathers of Comedy. Frank has starred in numerous movies, including No Reservations, Meet the Parents, Jonny Slade's Greatest Hits and Crooked Lines

Nationally known in more countries than Slovakia, Santorelli has been a headliner at some of the world’s most famous comedy clubs, with venues such as Catch a Rising Star, The Improv, and Caroline’s on Broadway. In additionto his appearances on the big screen (he needs one); did you know that Frank Santorelli has appeared on over 21 television shows, besides, The Sopranos where he plays the lovable character of “Georgie, the Bartender.” Frank has also done commercial’s for some of our favorite products, Olive Garden, Coor’s Beer, and Mc Donald’s.

Four years ago Jody Sloane took a “stand” bringing her act to venues throughout New England. She has been a three time contestant in the Boston Comedy Festival and Finalist in the Funniest Comic in New Hampshire Contest. Impishly perverse, her style is thoughtful, yet edgy; touching on age, divorce, and being raised by wolves. She’ll have you convinced that in the darkest corners of truth is comedy.

Rob Steen's act is fresh and always different. He has a gift for working the crowd into his act and taking them on a ride into his off beat world!

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The Carol Burnett Collection
presented by Franklin Footlight Theatre

March 16-19, 2023
Reserved Seating

Are you ready to laugh? Carol Burnett is known as one of the most brilliant comedians of all time, and her Carol Burnett Show ran for 11 years, garnering 25 prime-time Emmy awards and inclusion on Time magazine’s list of “100 Best TV Shows of All Times.”

Now, Franklin Footlight Theatre presents a salute to this comic legend using the actual scripts from some of her best comedy sketches, as originally performed by the unsurpassed team of Carol, Harvey Korman, Tim Conway, and Vickie Lawrence. Not a word in these scripts has been changed, and we're delighted to bring their hilarity to our stage.

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The Hot Tamale Brass Band

April 1, 2023
7:30 p.m.
Reserved Seating

The Hot Tamale Brass Band takes their audience on an exciting excursion into New Orleans jazz, festive Mardi Gras, funky second line parades, traditional Dixieland jazz and reverent New Orleans jazz funeral traditions. You may have seen them playing at Fenway Park... they have performed over 1500 pre-game shows for the Boston Red Sox since 1999.

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Good Acoustics
A Tribute to the Music of Simon & Garfunkel and James Taylor

April 15, 2023
7:30 p.m.
Reserved Seating

This acoustic-rock trio passionately performs spot-on renditions of all the beloved Simon & Garfunkel hits and James Taylor classics completely unplugged. Well known for their emphasis on strong vocals, this group brings three-part harmonies and excellent musicianship to the stage.

Singer and drummer Bill DeSanty is the featured vocalist in the James Taylor tribute set. Mike Smith and Dave Fazio's passionate tribute inspires their spot-on renditions of all the beloved Simon & Garfunkel hits. 

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The Magic of Jason Purdy

Thursday, April 27, 2023
7:30 p.m.
General Seating

Internationally known Magician and Illusionist Jason Purdy is a natural born performer. He craves the attention of his audience and once captured holds them hostage to their amazement. With Jason’s stunning flair for dramatics and the love of his art, Jason combines a spectacular blend of polished magic and illusions, witty comedy and toe tapping music along with audience participation to create a memorable, magical entertainment experience!

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The Wizard of Oz
Districtwide Musical

May 17 - 21
Reserved Seating

Students in grades K to 12 perform in the 9th Districtwide Spring Musical. Follow the yellow brick road in this delightful stage adaptation of L. Frank Baum’s beloved tale, featuring the iconic musical score from the MGM film. The timeless tale, in which young Dorothy Gale travels from Kansas over the rainbow to the magical Land of Oz, continues to thrill audiences worldwide.

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New Hampshire Fiddle Ensemble

Sunday, June 4
2:00 pm
Reserved Seating

An annual favorite, the Fiddle Ensemble is a community orchestra made up of approximately 100 musicians of all ages and abilities playing a variety of acoustic instruments - including fiddle, guitar, banjo, mandolin, upright bass, harp, accordion and more! Each year they arrange several tunes and sing songs of different genres, including Celtic, Swing, Bluegrass, Folk, Blues, Country, and Cajun music.

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Pricing Information

Currently we do NOT charge extra ticketing fees, although we do absorb those fees. The price you see is the price you get.

Ticket Price Levels

General: ages 21-55
Senior: over age 55
Student: ages 14-20
Child: under age 14

Group Discounts often available for groups of 10 or more. Contact us for details.

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