Upcoming Performances

All performances are in the Hayes Auditorium, Broyhill Theatre.
Tickets can be purchased online or at the door (sales begin one hour before show time). All seating is General Admission.

Ticket prices:
Adult - $12
Student/Child - $5
FREE for Lees-McRae students, faculty, and staff

Box Office Phone Number: 828.898.8709

Upcoming Performances

Little Shop of Horrors, a musical

October 5–6, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
October 7, 2018 at 2 p.m.

Rated PG-13
Directed by Dr. Michael Hannah

Meek floral assistant Seymour Krelborn stumbles across a new breed of plant he names it "Audrey II" after his coworker crush. This foul-mouthed, R&B-singing carnivore promises unending fame and fortune to the down-and-out Krelborn as long as he keeps feeding it blood! Over time, though, Seymour discovers Audrey II's out-of-this-world origins and intent towards global domination. Little Shop of Horrors is a dark musical comedy rated PG-13.

Little Shop of Horrors was originally directed by Howard Ashman with musical staging by Edie Cowan.

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Craigslisted
November 15–17, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
November 18, 2018 at 2 p.m.
Rated R
Written by Sharai Bohannon
Directed by guest director Karen Sabo
Maggie has a little problem. She’s discovered that if she can’t pay her electric bill for a few months, the company turns off her power. But she’s an undergrad and needs to charge her laptop to do schoolwork, not to mention needing lots of other modern amenities like light and refrigeration. Desperate for money and unwilling to borrow even more from friends, Maggie starts answering personal ads on Craigslist to earn the cash she needs to get by. And that’s when things get truly weird.
Craigslisted by Sharai Bohannan explores the compromises we make for money, and how our ethics can become flexible when cash is involved and the stakes are high. This production is rated R for adult content.
 
Past Performances

Big Fish

Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa and Book by John August

Directed by Dr. Michael Hannah

Based on the best-selling novel and the hit Tim Burton film, Big Fish centers on Edward Bloom, a traveling salesman who lives life to its fullest… and then some! Edward’s incredible, larger-than-life stories thrill everyone around him—everyone except his son Will. Now that Will is about to have a child of his own, he is determined to find the truth behind his father’s epic tales. Overflowing with heart and humor, Big Fish is an extraordinary new musical that reminds us to dream, live and love BIGGER!

And Then They Came For Me: Remembering the World of Anne Frank

By James Still

Directed by Gabriel Vanover

And Then They Came For Me: Remembering the World of Anne Frank is a unique theatrical experience that brings the stories of Holocaust survivors Eva Schloss and Ed Silverberg to life by blending video interviews with live action. Ed was Anne Frank's first boyfriend, and she wrote about him in the beginning of her now-famous diary. Eva Schloss’ family lived in Amsterdam at the same time as Anne Frank’s, where the two girls met and became friends. Both families ultimately went into hiding to escape the Nazis, and similarly, were betrayed. Their families were arrested by the Nazis before being sent to concentration camps. Both heartbreaking and hopeful, this production will “…stay with you the rest of your life” according to critics. 

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Music by William Finn and Book by Rachel Sheinkin 

Directed by Gabriel Vanover

Praised for its unique balance of charm and comedy, this Tony Award winning musical is a riotous ride, complete with audience participation. The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee follows an eclectic group of six mid-pubescents as they vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home lives, the tweens spell their way through a series of words, hoping never to hear the soul-crushing, pout-inducing, life un-affirming "ding" of the bell that signals a spelling mistake. Six spellers enter but only one speller leaves with the title of C-H-A-M-P-I-O-N!  (Please note: This production is estimated to be rated PG-13 and is not recommended for children.) 

This show is rated PG-13.

As You Like It

By William Shakespeare

Directed by Dr. Michael Hannah

As You Like It is a comedy by William Shakespeare written in 1599 and first published in 1623. More specifically, the play is considered as pastoral comedy referring to the life of rural people or shepherds and their ways of living, manners and customs. As You Like It follows the journey of its fleeing heroine, Rosalind, as she escapes persecution in her uncle’s court in order to find safety and, eventually, love in the Forest of Arden. On her journey, Rosalind is also accompanied by her cousin, Celia. In the depths of the forest, both women encounter a variety of unique characters including traveler, Jaques. Throughout the play, Jaques refers and speaks many of Shakespeare’s most famous speeches and provides a sharp juxtaposition to the other characters in the play—always observing and disputing the hardships of life in the country.

Eurydice

by Sarah Ruhl

Directed by Gabriel Vanover

In Eurydice, Sarah Ruhl reimagines the classic myth of Orpheus through the eyes of its heroine. Dying too young on her wedding day, Eurydice must journey to the underworld, where she reunites with her father and struggles to remember her lost love. With contemporary characters, ingenious plot twists, and breathtaking visual effects, the play is a fresh look at a timeless love story.

Eurydice is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

The Addams Family

Directed by Dr. Michael Hannah

The Addams Family features an original story, and it’s every father’s nightmare. Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family – a man her parents have never met. And if that weren’t upsetting enough, Wednesday confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he’s never done before – keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s ‘normal’ boyfriend and his parents.