Fort Findlay Playhouse

Located a short walk from downtown Findlay, on the corner of Sandusky and S. West Streets, the Fort Findlay Playhouse is a non-profit organization that has been showcasing local talent and providing the area with high quality entertainment for more than 50 years.

Fort Findlay Playhouse operates with a core of highly talented and dedicated volunteers who work tirelessly to produce 5 to 7 shows per year, including its regular five-show season and occasional Second Stage productions.

The Playhouse is funded largely through the generosity of its patrons, angels, and benefactors as well as the local businesses who advertise in our show program books.

To purchase tickets for the Fort Findlay Playhouse online, simply select your desired performance.  Tickets go on sale ten (10) days prior to opening night.

The Foreigner

July 9-12 & 16-18

Tickets are $12

The Story takes place in a fishing lodge in rural Georgia where two Englishmen, Froggy and Charlie, arrive as guests. When people at the lodge try to talk to Charlie, he remains silent; he is terribly shy, depressed about his wife’s illness, and cannot find the words to reply. Froggy claims that Charlie cannot talk because he is a “foreigner” from an exotic country who does not understand English. Charlie overhears more than he should as the lodge’s guests begin revealing their nefarious secrets. This fuels the nonstop hilarity and sets up the wildly funny climax of this well-loved comedy.

Pair-a-dice Canteen

August 20-23 

Tickets are $12

The setting is a rather run-down neighborhood bar. The bartender, Calvin Shook, a reformed ex-con is just trying to survive and keep his nose clean. Joining bar regulars Mert, Bunk and a hooker named China is a slightly mysterious visitor who is only known as Mr. Smith. His arrival sets off a chain of events which will affect everyone with whom he comes into contact. A surprising meeting with his own son and the revelation of his true identity concludes Act I. This takes us into a rather surreal Act II where we learn how life is controlled by preordained events, or karma. The question is: is karma predestine or man made?

Nice Work If You Can Get It

November 15-18, 22-25, & 29-Nov. 1

Tickets are $15

Get ready for this 1920s-era feel-good musical about the unlikely love story between a wealthy playboy and a rough and tumble lady bootlegger. This lighthearted crowd-pleaser is set against  the backdrop of classic Gershwin hits like “Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off,” and “Someone to Watch Over Me.” Nice Work if You Can Get It hearkens back to the golden age of American musical comedy. Get ready for girls, glamour, and the glorious songs of Gershwin.

 

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever!

December 10-13 & 17-19

Tickets are $12

A beloved classic since its original publication in 1972, this story is still appealing today. The Best Christmas Pageant Ever is sweet, humorous and sentimental. The most incorrigible children in town, the Herdmans, lie, steal, swear, fight, light things on fire, and are generally feared in the community. When they get wind of the annual church Christmas pageant, they bully their way into the main roles and generally wreak havoc. As the pageant unfolds, much to everyone’s surprise, it is the Herdman kids, who embody the real meaning of Christmas.

 

Much Ado about Nothing

February 18-21 & 25-27

Tickets are $12

Love. Honor. Shame. Court politics. Shakespeare pulls out all hte stops in Much Ado about Nothing, his most popular comedy. Lovers Benedick and Beatrice are tricked into professing their devotion for one another. Meanwhile, Claudio, wrongly suspecting that his beloved Hero has been unfaithful, rejects her at the alter. All ends well as Benedick and Beatrice join forces to set things right.

 

Guys & Dolls

April 18-May 1, May 5-8 & 12-15

Tickets are $15

This 1950 Tony Award winning musical, Guys and Dolls is filled with colorful gamblers, storefront missionaries and wonderful songs such as “Luck Be a Lady Tonight,” “Adelaide’s Lament,” and “Sit Down, You’re Rockin’ the Boat.” This unlikely love story between a high-roller and a prudish missionary will have you singing along and tapping your toes to the beat.

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