Because of elevator repair work scheduled for July 11 through July 14, 2016, the Ford’s Theatre Museum and the balcony levels of Ford’s Theatre will not have elevator access.

110 in the Shade

110 in the Shade
Music by Harvey Schmidt; Lyrics by Tom Jones; Book by N. Richard Nash
Directed and Choreographed by Marcia Milgrom Dodge
March 11-May 14, 2016

“Big-hearted! Gorgeously sung!” –The Washington Post
“A gem of a musical!” –Broadway World
“Rollicking musical!” –DC Metro Theatre Arts
Read more reviews.

In sweltering 1950s Texas, headstrong and eternally single Lizzie Curry dreams of a romantic life with someone who is her equal. When a charming stranger named Starbuck swaggers into town, he vows to end the region’s drought and awakens Lizzie to the promise she holds within. Ford’s Theatre presents this classic American musical about cowboys, confidence and courtship, based on The Rainmaker and featuring a lively score from the creators of The Fantasticks. Local favorite Tracy Lynn Olivera stars as Lizzie.

Recommended for ages 12 and older.

Meet and Mingle
March 19 and April 30
Following the evening performance, talk theatre with fellow audience members and members of the cast at Bistro D’Oc, located just across the street from Ford’s Theatre. A cash bar will be available.

Under 35 Night
April 20 at 7:30 p.m.
Patrons younger than 35 can purchase discounted tickets, then stay afterwards for a complimentary glass of beer or wine. Hang out with like-minded young arts fans, meet new people and see the theatre in a brand new light.

Member Appreciation Night
April 23
All members enjoy a special thank you gift and save 20% on tickets for the matinee performance.

Student Matinee
May 6 at noon

All Student Matinees include a 20-minute post-show discussion, plus a Teacher Preview and Workshop that introduces the play and gives educators resources for teaching social studies and ELA themes using theatrical experiences.

Faith Night - Post-Performance Discussion for 110 in the Shade
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Following the 7:30 p.m. performance of 110 in the Shade, John Horman, Director of Music at First Congregational United Church of Christ, and 110 in the Shade musician Victor Simonson will lead a post-show discussion on the influence of religion in 110 in the Shade.

Member/Group Pre-Sale: August 3
Public Sale: August 17

Please note: March 16 is a private performance.


Videos

Photos

Study Guide

Artistic Team

Program Essay

Lead Sponsor:
Production Sponsor: Raytheon Company
Media Partner: WUSA 9

Photos of Kevin McAllister, Tracy Lynn Olivera and Ben Crawford by Scott Suchman. Photo of Ford's Theatre copyright Maxwell MacKenzie.

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