COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (August 30, 2022) — The Fine Arts Center Theatre Company is pleased to announce its lineup for the 2022–2023 performing arts season.
The FAC will produce a season of diverse and exciting programs including, “It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play” for the holiday season and Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Tony Award-winning musical “In the Heights” next spring. The season kicks off in November 2022.
“This season, we are rebuilding and reimagining,” said producing artistic director Pirronne Yousefzadeh. “Our 22–23 programming is born of a spirit of abundance and the foundational principle that every one of us deserves to feel seen, heard, and represented in the stories we tell onstage. The performing arts have a singular way of inspiring empathy and bringing us together; we can’t wait to share space with our community in the diverse experiences we have planned.
The 2022–2023 Season Includes:
“Songs from the Border”
November 3–6, 2022
Featuring the creator and performer of “Where Did We Sit on the Bus?,” “Songs from the Border” is a limited run concert of original music about immigration, identity, and where we belong, starring Satya Chávez and Brian Quijada.
“It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play”
December 1–23, 2022
Based on the story “The Greatest Gift” by Philip Van Doren Stern, Adapted by Joe Landry
Directed by Marisa D. Hebert
See this beloved American holiday classic come to life on stage as a captivating 1940s radio broadcast. With the help of a virtuosic, tight-knit ensemble that embodies a few dozen characters and live foley artistry, the story of idealistic George Bailey unfolds as he considers ending his life one fateful Christmas Eve. This holiday season, join us for a story of hope, faith, and the power of community.
“In the Heights”
March 2–April 2, 2023
Music and Lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda | Book by Quiara Alegría Hudes | Conceived by Lin-Manuel Miranda
Directed by Pirronne Yousefzadeh
Lights up on Washington Heights! In this uptown neighborhood of Manhattan on the cusp of change, Usnavi, a young storeowner, witnesses the joys and heartbreaks of his tight-knit community as they pass through his corner bodega. Together, they face difficult choices, the possibility of love and the depth of loss in this vibrant hit Broadway musical from Lin-Manuel Miranda, the creator and star of “Hamilton.”
Winner of the 2008 Tony Awards for Best Musical, Best Score, Best Choreography and Best Orchestrations.
The Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company Production of “Where We Belong”
April 13–23, 2023
Written by Madeline Sayet
Directed by Mei Ann Teo
In Association with Folger Shakespeare Library
In 2015, a Mohegan theatre-maker moves to England to pursue a PhD in Shakespeare, grappling with the question of what it means to remain or leave, as the Brexit vote threatens to further disengage the UK from the wider world. Moving between nations that have failed to reckon with their ongoing roles in colonialism, Achokayis finds comfort in the journeys of their Native ancestors who had to cross the ocean in the 1700s to help their people. In this intimate and exhilarating solo piece directed by Mei Ann Teo, Sayet asks us what it means to belong in an increasingly globalized world.
The tour of “Where We Belong” received a developmental production at Baltimore Center Stage (Stephanie Ybarra, Artistic Director) in October 2021.
Season subscriptions start at $100 and go on sale Sept. 1, 2022.
NEW subscription offer – In an effort to create access and welcome the next generation of theatre lovers in to experience the performing arts, the FAC will offer a special subscription package for patrons under 40 years old, see all 4 shows of the season for only $100.
Single tickets for all shows start at $20 and will be available for purchase starting Sept. 15, 2022.
For more information call (719) 634-5583, or visit fac.coloradocollege.edu
PLEASE NOTE: Exposure to COVID-19 is possible in public places. For the latest information on any COVID guidelines and requirements, visit the FAC website.
ABOUT THE FAC THEATRE COMPANY
The award-winning FAC Theatre Company produces an annual season of innovative and exciting theatrical productions and is committed to creating stories that heal, uplift, educate and enlighten in a thoughtful and inclusive environment.
Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College
The story of the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College (FAC) began with the founding of the Broadmoor Art Academy 1919. A museum, performing arts theatre, and community art school, the FAC is a pillar in the cultural community of the Rocky Mountain West providing innovative, educational, and multi-disciplinary arts experiences designed to elevate the individual spirit and inspire community vitality. The FAC and Colorado College recognize and honor the original inhabitants of the land on which it resides. For more information about the FAC, visit fac.coloradocollege.edu or follow on Facebook @CSFineArtsCenter.