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The Mainstage at Fort Salem Theater
(Various Times and Charges; Group Discounts Available)
Mainstage Shows - Summer 2008
June 7 – Annual Footlighters/Historic Salem Courthouse Talent Trials, 7 PM

Entertainers from far and wide of all ages and skills share their special talents with the community, while professional judges determine who, from each pre-determined category, will study and craft cabaret mini-acts for the Best of Salem cabaret show at The Fort in August.

June 21-22 – The Best of Broadway, 8 PM ($10)

Conceived, produced and directed by Penn State student/Cambridge resident Nathan Lucrezio, area youth review the best of today’s Broadway melodies in a lively and varied presentation.

July 18 – Young Performer Revue, 8 PM ($10)

Youth from grades three through seven have been working on the basics of theater song and dance, and present the fruits of their labors in a full-scale Mainstage show.

July 25, 26, 27 – Benita Zahn, starring in “I’m Getting My Act Together and Taking It on the Road”
Friday and Saturday at 8 PM
Saturday and Sunday at 2 PM
Benita Zahn
Benita Zahn

Anchor of Metroland’s “Most Trusted Area NewsTeam,” Benita Zahn, whose cabaret debut sold out four performances at The Fort last summer, portrays a soap opera star who branches out with a cabaret act in the thirtieth anniversary production of a New York Shakespeare Festival off-Broadway hit musical by Nancy Ford and Gretchen Cryer.

$25 adult/$15 - 12 & under

July 31, August 1, 2 – The Wiz
Thursday, 7/31 at 2 PM
Fri 8/1 and Sat 8/2 at 8 PM

Ease on down, ease on down the road as Fort Salem’s Teen Actor Workshop presents the popular rock musical, book by William F. Brown, music and lyrics by Charlie Smalls, based upon the L. Frank Baum classic, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Living cartoon set design by Salem artist David O’Keefe.

$15 adult/$10 ages 19 and under

August 29, 30, 31; September 1– Breakfast Epiphanies
Friday at Saturday at 8 PM; Sunday and Monday at 2 PM

The World Premiere of a Murder Mystery with Music by Salem’s playwright-in-residence, Al Budde, with professional and community actors singing, dancing, and banding together to figure out whodunit and why.

$25 adult/$15 - 12 & under
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