Genre: Comedy, Kids, Musical
©Logo by Rodrigo Bolanos - Phot   |   Slide Show
Book/Lyrics by JACK DYVILLE, Music/Arrangements/Lyrics by JOHN STUTTE, Directed by MR. DYVILLE

 FACT Brings adaptation of L. Frank Baum Novel To Life
with New Stutte-Dyville musical, 'The Mermaids' Tale'
 Friends Always Creating Theatre (FACT) will bring an adaptation of L. Franks Baums' 1911 novel, 'The Sea Fairies' to life in a new musical, "The Mermaids' Tale" with book & lyrics by Fact Producer Jack Dyville and music & lyrics by John Stutte  MARCH 2-3-4 & 9-10-11 at The Great Room, part of the Alliance of Resident Theatre's Spaces in Brooklyn at 138 South Oxford Street.
The musical is presented in story theatre form and follows Baums first novel published after his famous 'Oz' books with a very contemporary look at a class-room of students presenting an English report a la the kids from the popular Fox-series, 'Glee'. It is part of the FACT Family Fiction series.
This is a story that brings together the ideas of good and evil which Baum so effectively used in his Oz series, ideas that have generated inspired works of stage and cinema.  It involves a teacher who assigns his students a task of reading and reporting on a novel published in 1911, the year their school opened.  To the surprise of both the students and teacher the class all choose the same book.  As a result, they decide to do an impromptu play and set it in the 21st century in an all singing, all dancing Glee-style production.  Everyone, including the teacher and the school custodian participate in the tale of a sea captain who goes under the sea to investigate why “no one who has ever seen a mermaid lived to tell the tale.”  Their adventures involve a myriad of classic characters so much associated with Baum’s books of fantasy.

About the Company: Friends Always Creating Theatre (F.A.C.T.)

A Company of Playwrights, Actors and Directors creating NEW Theatre year round - NYC's busiest Little Company Kicks-Off Season 5  by presenting an important new work THE LOST BOY by the late Ron Palillo (best known as Horshack of TVs "Welcome Back Kotter") and starring Broadway's BLAKE HAMMOND now co-starring in "FIRST DATE" in the pivitoal roles of Captain Hook and The Old Crow.

Following close on its heels is our MOST POPULAR Series, "WORDS & WINE" a Reading series produced one Sunday a month at the Bruce Mitchell Room, ART/NY 520 8th Avenue 3rd Floor. The annual HALLOWEEN Readings are Sunday OCT 27 at 3pm.

And then, again our OFF-BROADWAY Family/Youth Series and A HANSEL & GRETEL CHRISTMAS. . . Last season this series ran a YEAR with "A MERMAIDS' TALE" - 3 weeks in Brooklyn, 3 Months in Queens and 9 Months at STAGE 72.

And NOW Back to STAGE 72 with "EEEK! A MOUSICAL".

"FACT is One of the Most Prolific Theatre Companies in New York City"


Cast: David Gillam Fuller, Amy Marie Stewart, David Gillam Fuller
Open:   03/02/12
Close:   03/11/12

MARCH 2 & 9 @ 7:30pm, MARCH 3 & 10 @ 3:00pm & 7:30pm, MARCH 4 & 11 @ 3:00pm
Theater:   Great Room - South Oxford Space
Address:   138 South Oxford St.
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Cost:$18 Adults, $15 Seniors, $10 Children, $50 Family
Buy Tickets Online or Call: Brown Paper Tickets at 1-800-838-3006
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