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Five Towns College Performing Arts Center

The Five Towns College Performing Arts Center (FTC PAC) is dedicated to providing top-notch concerts, shows and productions. Students perform a wide range of performances, including music concerts of all genres, film/video presentations, and Main Stage theatrical shows, musicals, and dramas.  Please scroll down to check out our upcoming productions for this Fall 2021. First up, in October, is Sweat, by Lynn Nottage, the winner of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Director Lisa Strum will certainly be leading a cast and crew of talented Theatre Division students in this important and meaningful production.

With CDC and NYS pandemic guidelines modified, the FTC PAC anticipates a return to live performances. Tickets will be available soon. Purchase tickets online or call the Box Office at 631-656-2148.

WE LOOK FORWARD TO ENTERTAINING YOU!

Preview Spring 2021 Theatre Trailers, Virtual Music Productions and More Here:

The World Keeps You Waiting

Hedda Gabler

Five Towns College Jazz Orchestra Presents: Paper Moon

Fall 2020 / Spring 2021 Shows

Fall 2020/Spring 2021 Shows:


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      • Thursday, June 17, 2021
A Film/Video Division presentation of the Best Student Projects-a culminating academic event! Films of all types of genres are screened, voted on in different categories, the nominated films are presented and awards announced. There is always an exciting vibe on campus about this. To see more, click here.

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Drowsy Chaperone

    • June 4, 2021
    • June 5, 2021
The Drowsy Chaperone is a musical comedy with book by Bob Martin and Don McKellar and music and lyrics by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison. A show within a show revolving around the thoughts and hopes of an avid musical theatre fan and is a parody of the American musical comedy of the 1920s.

Evening Jazz- May 2021

Evening of Jazz

    • May 28, 2021

The Music Division’s highly-regarded students are excited to perform together again! On Friday, May 28, four professional-level FTC Jazz groups will feature selections ranging from Chick Corea to Hoagy Carmichael to Jaco Pastorius. These performances will be video recorded, and later featured in online presentations throughout the summer. We are very proud of their extraordinary musicianship. The groups performing will be:

FTC Jazz Combo – Dave Lobenstein, Director
American Songbook Ensemble – Scott Ballin, Director
Vocal Jazz Ensemble – Kristi Adams, Director
Jazz Orchestra – Steve Briody, Director


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An Evening of Classical Music

  • Thursday, May 27, 2021
The Music Division proudly hosts several ensembles that showcase the musical talents and performances of students. Come enjoy a wonderful event of classical music arrangements and marvel in this sophisticated evening with FTC!

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Glengarry Glen Ross

  • Friday, May 14, 2021 and Saturday, May 15, 2021
Glengarry Glen Ross tells the story of four salesmen trying to make money, sell properties, and keep their jobs. Their supervisor, Williamson, tells them about a contest being put on by their bosses, Mitch and Murray. Whoever sells the most property wins a Cadillac, but whoever sells the least gets fired! Should be an interesting plot!

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Men On Boats

  • Friday, May 7, 2021 and Saturday, May 8, 2021

    • AWARDS CEREMONY: Dec. 18 @ 7:30 PM
    • ZOOM AFTER PARTY: Dec. 18 @9 PM

Looking forward to The Luminaries 2020!! The Film/Video Division showcases students’ projects.  There should be something for everyone!  So, come join the screenings, cast your vote and attend the after-party, too!

To learn more about The Luminaries 2020- a Five Towns College Film/Video Division Festival, click here: https://luminaries.ftc.edu


Hedda Gabler

Hedda Gabler

    • Oct. 24, 2020
    • Oct. 25, 2020
Henrik Ibsen’s 1890 play, Hedda Gabler, rocked the world at its production at the end of the nineteenth century.  Our production, set in the 1950s, concerns a woman trapped in her social environment, looking for ways to discover her identity in a patriarchic world.  Funny, absorbing, and challenging, this famous play will shock and stimulate ideas and discussion.

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Flyin’ West

    • Nov. 6, 2020
    • Nov. 7, 2020
    • Nov. 8, 2020
Pearl Cleage’s Flyin’ West is a moving drama about four African American women seeking a place to live after the Civil War.  Humorous and powerful, this play will touch the hearts of everyone.

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The Wolves

    • Friday, March 13, 2020, 7:30pm
    • Saturday, March 14, 7:30pm

This recent play presents an all-women’s soccer team meeting to prepare for the game of their lives.  Sports becomes the metaphor of struggles and aspirations, as each carefully delineated character plays soccer and competes for a place in contemporary society. 

Please be advised that Sunday’s The Wolves is being taped and is not open to the public. No tickets will be sold to the public for Sunday’s show and all paid tickets will receive a refund or a credit to another show. Thank you!

Jazz

Evening of Jazz

  • Friday, April 17, 2020, 7:30pm
    $10 Seniors & Students

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Once Upon a Mattress (Musical)

  • Thursday, April 30, 2020, 7:30pm
  • Friday, May 1, 2020, 7:30pm
  • Saturday, May 2, 7:30pm
  • Sunday, May 3, 3:00pm
    $18, $15 Seniors & Students

A musical based on the mythic tale of the Princess and the Pea.  Using the story to present romance and humor, with a large cast that dances, sings, and acts in this delightful and lighthearted romp.

POSTPONED
DATE TO BE DETERMINED

Spring concert

Evening of Classical Music

  • Tuesday, May 5, 7:30pm
    $10 Seniors & Students
POSTPONED
DATE TO BE DETERMINED
Fall 2021 Shows

Fall 2021 Shows:



Sweat

  • Oct. 1, 2, and 3; 7:30 PM on Friday and Saturday;
  • 3 PM on Sunday
Sweat, by Lynn Nottage, was the winner of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, as well as nominated for the 2017 Drama Desk Award and three Tony Award Nominations. The drama deals with a factory town in Reading, Pennsylvania which struggles through poverty and the meaning of life. Directed by Actor and Director Lisa Strum.

Five Women Wearing the Same Dress

  • Oct.28 – 31 on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 7:30 PM; 3 PM on Sunday
Five Women Wearing the Same Dress, by Alan Ball (creator of the HBO series, Six Feet Under), is a 1993 comedy that takes place in the South, where five bridesmaids converge in a bedroom above the wedding ceremony and discover that despite their differences, they have much in common. Directed by Theatre Chair Dr. David Krasner.

Hair

  • Nov. 18-21, 7:30 PM on Thurs.-Sat.; 3 PM on Sunday
Hair, The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical, lyrics by James Rado and Gerome Ragni, music by Galt MacDermot, is a 1968 famous musical that examines the hippie generation. Many of the songs went on to become top chart hits. Directed by Joe Baros, Artistic Director of the Theatre Barn in NYC and other off-Broadway musicals.
Spring 2022 Shows

Spring 2022 Shows:



As You Like It

  • March 25, 26, 7:30 PM; March 27, 3 PM
As You Like It, Shakespeare’s comedy of love and romance.

Pippin, the Musical

  • April 15-16;  7:30 PM
Pippin, the Musical, a high-spirited musical about a theatre troupe.

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