For our 2020/21 season

WE DARE YOU TO DREAM WITH US! Our third season as Flint Rep offers an eclectic mix of world premiere plays and musicals and innovative new interpretations of theatrical classics. We begin our SIGNATURE SERIES with a fresh take on a beloved modern musical by one of Broadway’s most exciting composers, Jason Robert Brown. THE LAST FIVE YEARS is an intimate, honest and emotionally complex portrait of love, lost and found. Spring brings the dazzling world premiere musical THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN. This exciting new piece explores the inner lives of the 1996 U.S. Women’s Gymnastics Team as they compete for Olympic Gold while capturing the nation’s imagination. We end our Signature Series with the thrillingly entertaining and unpredictable FAIRVIEW by Jackie Sibblies Drury. This 2019 Pulitzer Prize-winner is a gamechanging new play about race in America. Our annual NEW WORKS FESTIVAL brings playwrights and composers from all over the country to Flint for a week of staged readings and workshops of new plays and musicals. In these unprecedented times we believe that the role of theatre is more important than ever. This season, we dare you to dream boldly with us as we continue to create work that sparks joy, provokes thought, challenges and entertains in new and exciting ways.

- Michael Lluberes, Producing Artistic Director

THE LAST FIVE YEARS

Book, Music & Lyrics by JASON ROBERT BROWN
Directed by MICHAEL LLUBERES

March 12-28, 2021
Intimate Modern Musical

Written by Tony Award-winning composer Jason Robert Brown, The Last Five Years is an emotionally powerful and intimate musical about two New Yorkers in their twenties who fall in and out of love over the course of five years. The show’s unconventional structure consists of Cathy, the woman, telling her story backwards while Jamie, the man, tells his story chronologically; the two characters only meet once, at their wedding in the middle of the show.

THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN

Book & Lyrics by GORDON LEARY
Music by JULIA MEINWALD
Directed by MICHAEL LLUBERES
Choreographed by DUANE LEE HOLLAND JR.

May 7 - 23, 2021
WORLD PREMIERE MUSICAL

 

Amanda Borden, Amy Chow, Dominique Dawes, Shannon Miller, Dominique Moceanu, Jaycie Phelps, and Kerri Strug made up the first U.S. women's gymnastics team to win Olympic gold in 1996. This World Premiere Musical imagines their inner lives on the two days of team competition, as they reach for their young dreams and their faces on the Wheaties box, all leading up to a star-making vault heard 'round the world.

Developed in Flint Rep's 2019 New Works Festival

 

FAIRVIEW

By JACKIE SIBBLIES DRURY

June 25 - July 11, 2021
2019 Pulitzer Prize-Winner

 

Grandma’s birthday approaches. Beverly is organizing the perfect dinner, but everything seems doomed from the start: the silverware is all wrong, the carrots need chopping and the radio is on the fritz. What at first appears to be a family comedy takes a sharp, sly turn into a startling examination of deep-seated paradigms about race in America. One of the brightest voices in theatre today tackles our thorniest questions about society and race in a fully unpredictable and thrilling theatrical experience.

 

NEW WORKS FESTIVAL

AUGUST 6 - 8, 2021

Flint Rep’s annual New Works Festival is a three-day event presenting staged readings and workshops of new plays and musicals. Audience members will get a chance to experience this new work before anyone else and participate in post-show discussions with the playwrights and composers.

 

Patron Information

REGARDING COVID-19
The health and safety of our audiences and artists are of the utmost importance to us.
Our Reopening Plan follows the guidance of State of Michigan officials, MIOSHA, OSHA, and the CDC for workplace and performance venue safety.

What we’re doing for your safety

  • Cleaning and sanitizing protocol have been enhanced.
    Prior to each performance the entire facility will be cleaned with an
    electrostatic sprayer that applies a CDC-approved disinfectant that will
    kill COVID-19.
  • Air quality has been upgraded. A new air
    handling and air purification system has been installed
    with state of the art virus-killing technology.
  • Additional cleaning will be done during shows on frequently
    touched surfaces throughout the venue and restroom facilities.
  • Hand sanitizer stations will be available in multiple locations.
  • Seating has been configured to ensure physical distancing.
    Groups may be separated and seated in pairs or as singles to
    ensure availability of seats at a safe distance for all patrons.


How you can help

  • Assess your health. Patrons are asked to stay home if they are exhibiting any signs of illness prior to arriving for a performance. If you are unable to attend due to illness, call the Ticket Center at 810.237.7333. You will be able to exchange your ticket for a later date or receive an account credit or refund.
  • Temperature checks and health self-assessment may be required when you arrive.
  • Masks are required until we are post-pandemic and in phase 6 of the State of Michigan Safe Start reopening plan.
  • Check our website before your arrival. Important details about entering the venue will be available prior to each production. The most up-to-date information that pertains to the Governor’s executive orders and the most recent public health guidance will be posted at thefim.org/covid-19


For assistance, please contact Jason Briggs, Audience Engagement and Development Officer at 810-237-1528 or jbriggs@flintrep.org.

We look forward to welcoming you back to the theatre for a safe, creative and exciting experience!

COVID Policy - LIABILITY WAIVER

It is the policy of the Flint Institute of Music's (FIM) that for the safety of its staff and patrons, masks are required to be worn when entering a building for business or for sponsored or managed events and performances (Includes Flint Symphony Orchestra, Flint School of Performing Arts, Flint Repertory Theatre, MacArthur Recital Hall, Whiting Auditorium, Capitol Theatre). However, attendance may increase your risk of contracting an illness such as COVID-19. As such, your attendance is an acknowledgment of that risk and an agreement to release FIM of any liability should you or anyone in your party be diagnosed with an illness. Please remember that masks are a legal requirement and must be worn. Please do not attend the event should you be or have recently been sick.