What’s on at freeFall…
October 6 – November 5, 2023
a comedy by Natalie Symons based on an original idea by Matthew McGee
When a recently canceled celebrity housewife and her entourage try to escape the media at an AirBnB in The Berkshires, things go terribly and hilariously wrong as the ladies find themselves in the middle of a manhunt for the Berkshire Strangler. The Hollywood elites find themselves triggered by mistaken identities, bad cell service, a set of twins, power outages, a missing alternator, and a mysterious landlady in this hilarious thriller from the writers that brought you The Buffalo Kings, The People Downstairs, and The Night Before.
Presented by: Kevin A. Lane | Michael Miller & Robert Jenkins | Kate Tiedemann & Ellen Cotton | Bill Ward
Show Sponsors: Drs. Jo Ellen & Jim Carlson | Bill & Suzanne Garth
Community Partners: Pat West & Tim Doyle | Betsy Schweitzer | Cherie Willard
September 29 , 2023
freeFall Sings: TONY BENNETT
hosted by Michael Raabe
Our “freeFall Sings” series brings together your favorite freeFall and Tampa Bay artists in one-night-only themed cabaret concerts as part of our popular Tandem Series. Jazz chanteuse Belinda Womack and crooners Larry Alexander and Michael Raabe salute the indelible musical legacy of Tony Bennett and the Great American Songbook so dear to his heart. Joined by the amazing Kenny Walker on bass and Dave Pate on sax.
Enjoy as much freeFall programming as you’d like, all at an amazing savings over single tickets. Join us for any and all of our programming from mainstage productions to Tandem Series cabarets and special events. With at least three unique events per month, there’s always something to enjoy.
*Some restrictions apply. See detailed description.
October 11, 2023
Direct from her Broadway debut in 1776 and the National Tour, freeFall favorite (MAN OF LA MANCHA, MAME) Lulu returns to the freeFall stage introducing an all-new solo show. Joined by Michael Raabe on keys, expect a warm and intimate evening of stories and song by the captivating Lulu Picart.
October 27 , 2023
freeFall Sings: I Put A Spell On You
hosted by Michael Raabe
Bring your ghoul friends and your best Boo to freeFall as we celebrate the spookiest time of year! Back by popular demand, Sara DelBeato, Ann Morrison, Ericka Womack, and resident music director Michael Raabe bring you an evening of covers and monster mash-ups of your favorite Halloween inspired hits from the world of jazz, rock/pop, and the Great Fright Way!
Our “freeFall Sings” series brings together your favorite freeFall and Tampa Bay artists in one-night-only themed cabaret concerts as part of our popular Tandem Series.
November 24 – December 24, 2023
Miracle on 34th Street: A Live Musical Radio Play
Adapted from the 1947 Lux Radio broadcast by Lance Arthur Smith
Original songs and arrangements by Jon Lorenz
When a department store Santa claims he’s the real Kris Kringle, his case gets taken all the way to the Supreme Court, and a little girl’s belief makes all the difference. With live Foley effects and a score of beloved holiday carols, Miracle on 34th Street is a holiday classic that will melt even the most cynical of hearts.
Presented by: Clark-Schine Family Foundation in celebration of Marjorie Clark-Schine’s centennial
Community Partners: Hal Freedman & Willi Rudowsky
February 9 – March 10, 2024
Kurt Vonnegut’s God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater
Book and lyrics by Howard Ashman
Music by Alan Menken
Additional lyrics by Dennis Green
God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater, pays homage to Vonnegut’s witty humor and energetic dialogue with an infectious score by the Oscar-winning team of Alan Menken and Howard Ashman (Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, Little Shop of Horrors). Bored and unfulfilled by philanthropy, Millionaire Eliot Rosewater sets off on a journey to find his life’s purpose. This search takes him to Rosewater County, Indiana, his family’s former home, that has lost all hope. Through a series of misadventures, both Eliot and the town find themselves irrevocably changed in a musical that is both deeply funny and wildly sincere.
Show Sponsors: Gary & Linda Hansen | Betsy Schweitzer | Bill Ward
Community Partners: Rick Behnke & Robert Newell | Ralph & Joanne Contursi | Judy Heintzelman | Cherie Willard
April 12 – May 12, 2024
By Jocelyn Bioh
It’s the nineties in Lagos, Nigeria, and the “Nollywood” film industry is exploding as the second-highest producing film industry in the world. This laugh-out-loud romantic comedy follows the story of Ayamma, a young woman who works with her sister at their parent’s travel agency, who dreams of leaving her job and becoming a star. When she auditions for a new film by Nigeria’s hottest director, tension flares with his former leading lady, and sparks fly with Nollywood’s biggest heartthrob.