In our previous Then vs. Now blog posts, we have discussed why the Ford’s stage is slanted and where the cheapest seats were during 1860s performances. Today we take look at the most expensive seats in the house—the ones that the Lincoln family knew best.
Here at Ford’s Theatre, our 2015 holiday season truly began on November 3, when our young cast of A Christmas Carol first met to rehearse the show. Our production of A Christmas Carol requires six young actors to play a variety of roles, including urchins, schoolchildren and members of the Cratchit family.
Want to see photos from backstage at Ford’s? Learn about artifact restoration from our collections manager? Find out what happens during a Ford’s Theatre photo shoot? Discover this and more on several new staff Twitter handles.
In August 2015, Ford’s Theatre Society was fortunate enough to receive a donation of an original Ford’s Theatre playbill from the 1864 production of a play called Three Guardsmen. When thinking about how to best preserve your heirloom or artifact for future generations, there are several important elements of professional framing to consider with your professional framer.
Vinnette Carroll, the first African-American woman to direct on Broadway and the only Tony-nominated African-American woman in the Directing category, was behind several productions that went to Broadway.
Jennie Berman Eng and Cynthia Gertsen from the Ford’s Education staff, recently sat down to discuss the Ford’s adaptation of Charles Dickens’s 1843 novella, A Christmas Carol, and how it transforms the play with musical moments.
On December 26, 2015, Michael Baron’s production of A Christmas Carol played its 400th performance on the Ford’s stage. Since its premiere in 2009, this company has three actors who have been with this particular incarnation of the show since it began and have never missed a performance
Written in 1843, Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol quickly gained popularity in England, and it has never been out of print since. The story has proven to be a lasting tradition worldwide, including here at Ford’s Theatre, where this Christmas classic has been presented for 34 years.
One of the goals of our digital strategic plan is to blog about our efforts to scale digital initiatives. To start with, we thought we’d share our digital strategic planning process.
A Christmas Carol has been presented for 35 years at Ford’s Theatre. Get a glimpse at a few former stage versions with these photos. Do any of them look familiar to you?