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January 27 – February 26, 2023

The Agitators

by Mat Smart

The Agitators tells of the enduring but tempestuous friendship of Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass. Great allies? Yes. And at times, great adversaries. Young abolitionists when they met in Rochester in the 1840s, they were full of hopes, dreams, and a common purpose. As they grew to become the cultural icons we know today, their movements collided and their friendship was severely tested. This is the story of that forty-five-year friendship – from its beginning in Rochester, through a civil war, and to the highest halls of government. They agitated the nation, they agitated each other, and, in doing so, they helped shape the Constitution and the course of American history.

presenting sponsors: Brian Reale & Fred Wilcox
community partners: Gary & Linda Hansen | Bill Ward | Cherie Willard

February 1, 2023 at 7pm

Young Sherlock Holmes (1985)

part of Movies with Matthew, hosted by Matthew McGee

A teenage Sherlock Holmes (Nicholas Rowe) meets and befriends his future sidekick, the bemused and bespectacled John Watson (Alan Cox). During their first semester of boarding school, a series of deaths occur on campus. Intrigued by the crime, Holmes looks into it and soon comes to suspect a poisonous hallucinogen. And then, in the midst of their investigation, Holmes and Watson stumble on a bizarre cult with a penchant for human sacrifice — from which they must struggle to escape.

This screening will include a pre-show discussion with the stars of Ken Ludwig’s Baskerville playing freeFall March 24 through April 23, 2023. Young Sherlock Holmes is rated PG-13 and has a running time of one hour and forty-nine minutes.

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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.

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February 9, 2023 at 7pm

gameNight!

hosted by Robert Teasdale &

Hannah Barrens

With a variety of interactive games, this evening of fun and frivolity pits members of the audience against live contestants and each other. Compete to win prizes or relax and enjoy watching others play. You never know. You may even learn something!

This event is suitable for all audiences.

February 17, 2023 at 7pm

Belinda Womack and

Ericka Womack

Belinda Womack has been gracing the Tampa Bay community with her voice for decades in jazz clubs, churches, and music festivals. Her children, following in her footsteps, have become music powerhouses themselves locally and around the world!

Join Belinda and daughter Ericka (recently featured in freeFall’s The Rose and The Beast) for an electric evening of song!

March 3, 2023 at 7pm

Varla Jean Merman’s Ready to Blow

International drag chanteuse Varla Jean Merman is a woman on the verge of a nervous breakdown! After the craziest time in memory, the loosest gal in town is at loose ends. What’s a distressed diva to do? Tease her hair, steal someone’s Ativan, and get on with the show, of course! Varla Jean Merman blows into town with an an all-new show filled with hilarious songs, dazzling costumes, and more thrills than a panic attack.

March 24 – April 23, 2023

Ken Ludwig’s

Baskerville

a Sherlock Holmes Adventure

Get your deerstalker cap on — the play’s afoot! Comedic genius Ken Ludwig transforms Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic The Hound of the Baskervilles into a murderously funny adventure. Sherlock Holmes is on the case. The male heirs of the Baskerville line are being dispatched one by one. To find their ingenious killer, Holmes and Watson must brave the desolate moors before a family curse dooms its newest heir. Join the fun and see how far from elementary the truth can be.presenting sponsor: Bill Ward

show sponsors: Kate Tiedemann & Ellen Cotton
community partners: Fred & Aleta Fisher | Betsy Schweitzer
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  • Admission to all freeFall events
  • See shows as many times as you’d like*
  • At least 3 unique events each month

SUBSCRIBE!

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.

March 29, 2023 at 7pm

freeFall Sings!

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. 

April 6, 2023 at 7pm

gameNight!

hosted by Robert Teasdale &

Hannah Barrens

With a variety of interactive games, this evening of fun and frivolity pits members of the audience against live contestants and each other. Compete to win prizes or relax and enjoy watching others play. You never know. You may even learn something!

This event is suitable for all audiences.

June 2 – July 9, 2023

OZ

music and lyrics by Michael Raabe

book by Eric Davis

Preempted from our 19/20 season, this much-anticipated world-premiere musical by freeFall’s artistic director and resident music director finally takes its turn as we close our 22/23 season. This original musical explores the genius of L. Frank Baum and his complicated relationship with his most famous creation, the Land of Oz. This is the story of a dreamer at the dawn of a new age who reinvented the fairy tale in a distinctly American way, painting an idealized and magical vision of a world where witches might be good, and what you’re seeking is already inside you.

presenting sponsors: The Garth Family Foundation – IMO Granville Curtis Garth | Kate Tiedemann & Ellen Cotton | Bill Ward
presenting sponsors: Marion Rich
community partners: Rick Behnke & Robert Newell | Betsy Schweitzer | Cherie Willard

June 7, 2023 at 7pm

The Wiz (1978)

part of Movies with Matthew, hosted by Matthew McGee

Ease on down the yellow-brick road with The Wiz, starring superstars Diana Ross and Michael Jackson! Relive all of the magic of this beloved musical when Dorothy is whisked away to the enchanting wonderland of Oz, where she encounters the Scarecrow, the Tin Man and the Lion. The Wiz features spectacular musical numbers from legendary producer Quincy Jones and an all-star cast including Lena Horne, Richard Pryor, Nipsey Russell and Ted Ross. 

This screening will include a pre-show discussion with Matthew and a special guest.The Wiz is rated G and has a running time of two hours and six minutes. 


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