Dewey Frye is dead and the rest of his family is left to pick up the pieces — that is if they don't kill each other first. Not only does matriarch Dorothy have to contend with sudden widowhood, but she's also faced with church-committee harpy Ozella Meeks sticking her nose in the family business, Dewey's snake-in-the-grass brother making a grab for her house, and two grown daughters reliving their childhood rivalry. Funerals bring out the worst, the best, and the funniest in people, and the Fryes are no exception.
Auditions: July 10, 11
Performances: September 8-9, 15-17
Dramatized with flair and wit in a version first performed by the Royal Shakespeare Company, this adaptation of the ageless story captures Dickens' ironic point of view while it creates a panoramic view of Victorian London. All of the much loved characters are in place. A Christmas Carol is exactly like the extraordinary tale: boisterous, sentimenal and compassionate; fairy tale and social criticism; moral parable and family entertainment appealing to the grown-up in children and the child in the grown-ups.
Auditions: September 11, 12
Performances: November 3-5, 10-11
Have you ever wanted to learn what a director does? Ever wanted to try it out? Come join us the week of November 13-17th for a FREE Director's Workshop to learn how to direct a show! At the end of the week, new directors will pick a short play and cast and rehearse. In January, the new directors will showcase their amazing new skills at the Directors Workshop Performance Event. This Off-Main event allows your adoring public to witness your debut and shower you with praise! The workshop is a low-stress, gentle introduction to directing. Two of our directors for this current season attended this workshop last year! Don't want to direct? That's ok, just make plans to attend the Performance in January to celebrate new directors!
Get ready for another rowdy excursion to the Naughty Side! This Off-Main production showcases songs performed cabaret style from Broadway shows and movies that will make you laugh and blush and say "I can't believe they said that!". This show is recommended for adults only due to sexual references and language. The first installment of this show played to sold out audiences so don't miss out on this fabulous sequel! We were just getting warmed up the first round!!
V-Day is a global activist movement to end violence against women and girls that raises funds and awareness through benefit productions of playwright/founder Eve Ensler's award winning play "The Vagina Monologues". We are going to donate 90% of our proceeds to our local beneficiary and send 10% to V-Day to support this year's Spotlight. Our Beneficiary is NEW HOPE of McDowell, formerly Family Services of McDowell County, Inc., has been providing services to victims, survivors and their families in McDowell County, NC since 1983. For over 30 years, the agency has provided crisis services, community education, and programs that focus on the issues that domestic violence and sexual assault create within our community. This show has adult themes and language. This show is a powerful testimony of the realities that exist to women here and around the world, the monologues will make you laugh, cry, cower, and stand up. Join us to help raise money for NEW HOPE of McDowell.
The 2014 & 2015 editions of Legends Musical Revue were record-breaking, crowd-pleasing shows! Allow yourself to be swept away in a catalog of timeless classic songs from the great music of the 60's, 70's and 80's Decades. Hear songs of "legendary" artists: Aretha Franklin, Tina Turner, Michael Jackson, Beach Boys, The Beatles, Earth Wind and Fire, Madonna, etc. Gotcha Groove, western North Carolina's premier party band, will be joined by additional instrumentalists, and an incredible ensemble of talented local vocalists and dancers. They will make it difficult for you to stay in your seat rather than dance in the aisles!
Auditions: January 15, 16
Performances: April 6-8
A vanished father. A pill-popping mother. Three sisters harboring shady little secrets. When the large Weston family unexpectedly reunites after Dad disappears, their Oklahoman family homestead explodes in a maelstrom of repressed truths and unsettling secrets. Mix in Violet, the drugged-up, scathingly acidic matriarch, and you've got a major new play that unflinchingly — and uproariously — exposes the dark side of the Midwestern American family. "This original and corrosive black comedy deserves a seat at the dinner table with the great American faimly plays." — Time Magazine
Auditions: April 2, 3
Performances: June 8-10, 15-16