The extraordinary story of Mary, one of the most influential mothers in all of history, is the next mainstage show in Flashback Theater Co.’s (FbTC’s) eighth season of productions. Expectant audiences can purchase tickets now for all eight performances of Mary: Her Story, which run from May 12-22, 2022. Tickets can be purchased at the Flashback Theater Co. box office by visiting online:, calling (888) 394-FBTC, or by visiting the FbTC box office. The box office is located at 400 E. Mount Vernon Street and box office hours are: Tuesday – Friday, 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Performances will take place in Stoner Little Theatre on the campus of Somerset Community College.

A minor character with a major role in the Christian story takes the lead in this all-new original musical. With book, music and lyrics by Amber Frangos and music and lyrics by Maria McNeil Phelps, Mary’s very human story reveals the conflicts we all face when we question faith, love, and sacrifice. This world premiere will be the 3rd premiere presented by Flashback Theater during its 8 year history, and follows three years of dedicated workshop development and support for the creators.

Told in a nonlinear format, Mary: Her Story reveals Mary’s life as those around her discover that she is carrying the Messiah. From miscommunications and accusations to being forsaken, Mary and Joseph must do what they can to protect the life of Mary’s unborn son while keeping themselves out of trouble. Meanwhile, an older Mary and adult Jesus discuss how Mary’s influence affected the ministry of the Messiah in later years. 

Mary: Her Story is the human side of the story that has never been told before, and I felt it was time,” said Frangos. “It’s a story we can all relate to: Mary was human, she wasn’t a celestial being. I want audiences to understand the humanity behind the story we all know. And the inhumanity Mary and Jesus might have faced in the world they were living in. It’s the story told between the scriptures.” 

For director and playwright, Amber Frangos, Mary: Her Story is a lifetime affair. The concept came to her nearly 40 years ago, but the time was never right, until now. The stars have aligned and rehearsals are underway as the world premiere of this beautiful story is just under a month from opening night. 

The show has musical influences from several styles and eras, and features fun group numbers as well as heart-touching ballads. Audiences can expect a range of emotions during the experience, from reverence to compassion and even humor. With limited seating available, audiences will want to reserve their tickets as soon as possible to ensure they don’t miss this world premiere event. 

FbTC is thankful for all sponsors and would like to recognize 2021-22 Season Spotlight Sponsors: ABA, LLC, The City of Somerset, M&W Printing, and Kentucky Tourism, Arts, and Heritage Cabinet and Footlight Sponsors: Kinetic by Windstream, David Daring Rentals and SPEDA, for their continued support of FbTC’s production of theater that speaks to the soul. 

This production is brought to you in partnership with Title Sponsor: HealthMarkets and Artist Sponsors: Lake Cumberland Recovery, Kentucky Utilities, American Woodmark, and Southern Petroleum. 

Performance Details

All performances will be held at Stoner Little Theatre on the campus of Somerset Community College, located at 808 Monticello St., Somerset, KY, 42501.

Thursday, May 12 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, May 13 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 14 at 7:30 p.m. *
Sunday, May 15 at 2:30 p.m.
Thursday, May 19 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, May 20 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 21 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, May 22 at 2:30 p.m.

*The role of Young Mary will be performed by Understudy, Alexia Van Noy. 

Ticket Prices

Adults – $18 Advance, $20 Door
Students – $12 Advance, $15 Door
Friends of Mary – $50**
All seats assigned at time of purchase. 

**This ticket level supports the production with an additional donation and includes an invitation to the Friends of Mary reception to meet the creator and select cast members.  Reception will be Thursday, May 26 at the Lake Cumberland Farmer’s Market at 7:00 p.m..

Tickets may be purchased online (, in person at the Flashback Theater box office, located at 400 East Mt. Vernon St, Somerset, KY 42501, Tuesday through Friday 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 pm., or be reserved in advance by calling the box office at (888) 394-FbTC. Advance ticket sales end online 2 hours prior to showtime. We accept all major credit cards. Exchanges may be made at no cost up to 24 hours prior to the ticketed performance by calling the box office. 

On performance dates, box office hours will open one hour prior to curtain at Stoner Little Theatre. For sold out performances, a waiting list will be available on a first come, first served basis. Reserved seats not claimed 10 minutes prior to curtain will be released to the waiting list.