About Summer Theatre

Important Updates

Due to the ongoing public health situation, the college has canceled all summer conferencing and events including the Lees-McRae Summer Theatre season. The three shows previously planned for the 2020 season are postponed until summer 2021. The Theatre for Young Audiences production, Davy Crockett: A Night at the Alamo, and the Evening with Abigail Rockwell event have been canceled.
With questions, call the Box Office at 828.898.8709 or email summertheatre@lmc.edu.


Lees-McRae Summer Theatre is committed to producing quality theatre experiences.  We serve audiences who view our productions, students who are training in their craft, and we serve the High Country community as collaborators for the betterment of our area.


  • Provide quality productions using professional, community and student performers.
  • Educate audiences about the value of theater as a reflection of humanity.
  • Educate practitioners in the field of performing arts.
  • To provide a positive and collaborative relationship between the college and the community. 

Summer Theatre Advisory Committee

Dee Dee Berger
Stuart Darrow
Arlene Darrow
Molle Grad
Jeff Handler
Barbara Hosbein
Roy Krege
Marion Krege
Neil Lentin
Meliné Markarian
Nanci Tolbert Nance
Sandi Finci Solomon 

Summer Theatre Staff

Dr. Janet Barton Speer
Artistic Director

Pamela Joslin
Operations Manager

Gabriel Vanover
Managing Director

Roy & Marion Krege
General Managers, Public Relations