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What’s on at freeFall…

March 24 – April 23, 2023

Ken Ludwig’s


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


Per Month

  • Admission to all freeFall events
  • See shows as many times as you’d like*
  • At least 3 unique events each mont


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

HOT STUFF – Join us for smokin’ jazz covers, arrangements, and mashups of your favorite disco hits of the 70’s! Featuring Coya Bailey Jones, Heather Krueger, Anthony Murphy, and resident music director Michael Raabe with Kenny Walker on bass.  

April 6, 2023 at 7pm


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


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

Note: This title replaces The Wiz.

June 7, 2023 at 7pm

Return to Oz (1985)

part of Movies with Matthew, hosted by Matthew McGee

Dorothy (Fairuza Balk) finds that her old friends have been turned to stone, and urban blight has struck the Emerald City. Assisted by new friends, Dorothy battles the wicked Princess Mombi and the evil Nome King, saving her friends and restoring the Emerald City. You’ll love accompanying Dorothy on this second thrilling adventure based on L. Frank Baum’s “Oz” books! With every twist in the yellow brick road, you’ll find awesome new surprises and special effects that will astound you!

This screening will include a pre-show discussion with Matthew and a special guest. Return to Oz is rated PG and has a running time of one hour and forty-nine minutes.

June 23, 2023 at 7pm

freeFall Sings!

hosted by Michael Raabe

WE’RE OFF TO SING THE WIZARD – “Ease On Down” to freeFall for this Toto-ly OZ-some evening of song celebrating the music of The Wizard Of Oz, Wicked, The Wiz and all things OZ!  Led by resident music director Michael Raabe. 

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