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This year we are offering free Shakespeare via LIVE STREAM 

Although we were disappointed to cancel our originally planned summer Shakespeare productions because of the pandemic, we are pleased to announce we will be streaming two past productions for free. Sponsored by IN-Focus Digital, patrons can access either production FOR FREE! Click here  for more information on how to access the productions.

2020-2021 Season

Homecoming Musical
Rodgers & Hammerstein's 
CINDERELLA

Music by Richard Rodgers
Lyrics and Original Book by Oscar Hammerstein II
New Book by Douglas Carter Beane
Directed by NYC Guest Artist, Jeff Smith
Choreographed by Lily Balogh

Fall in love all over again in this funny and magical fairy tale.  The Broadway adaptation of this beloved musical features new characters, a hilarious libretto, surprising twists, and an unforgettable score from Rodgers and Hammerstein. A perfect fit for the entire family!  

October 16-18, 2020
Abilene Convention Center

Spring Musical
JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT
Lyrics by Tim Rice
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Directed by Dawne Meeks
Choreographed by Lily Balogh

Audiences love Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat! Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's high-octane musical features wild costumes, eye-popping sets, dazzling, athletic choreography and an unforgettable, eclectic score. We dare you not to be caught up in the infectious melodies of “Any Dream Will Do,” “Close Every Door,” “Go! Go! Go! Joseph,” and many more. Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is a musical of biblical proportions and the ultimate show to share with your friends and family!

April 15-24, 2021
Fulks Theatre

Cornerstone Drama
AMERICAN SON
by Christopher Demos-Brown
Directed by Vincson Green

This explosive new drama examines our nation’s racial divide through the eyes of an estranged, interracial couple. Over the course of one evening, the couple’s disparate backgrounds collide as they confront an unexpected crisis involving their son, the police, and an abandoned car. Christopher Demos-Brown’s play is a gripping tale about who we are as a nation, and how we deal with family relationships, love, loss and identity.

November 19-21, 2020
Fulks Theatre

Abilene Shakespeare Festival 
Love’s Labour’s Lost
Directed by Adam Hester

In this delightful Shakespearean soufflé, a lusty king and his three pals renounce worldly pleasures for the sake of higher learning, then forsake their vows to woo a French princess and her ladies in waiting. This clever romantic comedy uses the songs of Gershwin, Cole Porter, and their contemporaries for an inspired old-style Hollywood musical.

June 2021
Fulks Theatre

Winter Comedy
BEAU JEST
by James Sherman
Directed by Hannah Sanza

Sarah is a good Jewish girl with a serious problem - her boyfriend isn't Jewish! There is NO WAY her opinionated parents will ever approve. So, to placate them, Sarah hires a male escort, Bob, to portray the perfect Jewish boyfriend. Only one problem: Bob isn't Jewish! Things get even more complicated when Sarah's family and Sarah find themselves falling for Bob!

February 11-13, 2021
Fulks Theatre

Abilene Shakespeare Festival 
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Directed by Gary Varner

They’re back! The fairies, the mortals, the rustics, the mayhem and the love! When the merry sprite Puck meddles with a magical love potion, young lovers lost in the woods mysteriously find themselves infatuated with the wrong person in this hilarious, fairytale fantasia that proves the course of true love never did run smooth. 

June 2021
Fulks Theatre

2019-2020 Season

2018-2019 Season

Poster for Abilene Shakespeare Festival 2018

Abilene Shakespeare Festival

MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR 
Directed by Adam Hester
June 21, 23, 28, 2018 

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THE MERCHANT OF VENICE 
Directed by Gary Varner
June 22, 29, 30, 2018 

Poster for One Night Only dance poster.

Dance Premiere

ONE NIGHT ONLY 
Choreographed by 
Lily Balogh

December 8, 2018 

Poster for Wonderful Town

Homecoming Musical

WONDERFUL TOWN 
Book by Joseph Fields and Jerome Chodorov 
(Based upon the play “My Sister Eileen” by Joseph Fields 
and Jerome Chodorov and the stories by Ruth McKenney) 
Music by Leonard Bernstein 
Lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green 
Choreography by Lily Balogh 
Directed by Adam Hester

October 12-14, 2018 

Poster for Steele Magnolias

Winter Comedy

STEEL MAGNOLIAS 
by Robert Harling 
Directed by Dawne Meeks‬Jane Austen

February 14-16, 22*-23, 2019 

Poster for John and Jen

Cornerstone Play

JOHN & JEN 
Music by Andrew Lippa 
Lyrics by Tom Greenwald 
Book by Andrew Lippa and Tom Greenwald 
Directed by Dawne Meeks

November 12-17, 2018 

Poster for Bright Star

Spring Musical

BRIGHT STAR 
Inspired By A True Story 
Music, Book & Story by Steve Martin & Edie Brickell 
Directed by Adam Hester

April 11-13, 26-27, 2019 

2017-2018 Season

Poster for Abilene Shakespeare Festival 2017

Abilene Shakespeare Festival

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
Directed by Adam HesterJune 23, 29, July 1, 2017
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THE TEMPEST
Directed by Gary VarnerJune 22, 24, 30, 2017

Poster for sense and sensability

Winter Play

SENSE AND SENSIBILITY 
by‭ ‬Kate Hamill 
Adapted from the Novel by‭ ‬Jane Austen
Directed by‭ ‬Adam Hester

February 9-10, 16-18, 2018

Poster for CATS

Homecoming Musical

CATS
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Based on Old Possum's Book Of Practical Cats by T.S. Eliot
Directed by Dawne Meeks

October 20-22, 2017

Poster for Sight Unseen

Studio Premiere

SIGHT UNSEEN
by Donald Margulies

March 1-3, 2018

Poster for WIT

Cornerstone Play

WIT
by Margaret Edson
Directed by Kari Hatfield

November 13-18, 2017

Poster for James and the Giant Peach

Spring Musical

JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH
Words and music by Benj Pasek & Justin Paul
Book by Timothy Allen McDonald
Based on the book James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl
Directed by Dawne Meeks

April 20-21, 27-29, 2018