Lees-McRae Summer Theatre

Get ready for a season of musicals! For more than three decades, Lees-McRae Summer Theatre has been providing high quality, professional theatre to the community and summer visitors of the area. Referred to as the “Gem of the High Country,” the company produces a variety of theatre, but specializes in musicals—Golden Age classics to the newest Broadway hits, and even original works. Each summer the productions are brought to life by the hard work of a 150+ member company who join us in the mountains from all over the country to share their talents.

2022 Season

 
Music and Lyrics by Lisa Lambert and Don McKellar
Book by Bob Martin and Greg Morrison
The Drowsy Chaperone is presented through special arrangement with Musical Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIShows.com

The Drowsy Chaperone

7 p.m. Shows: June 28 and July 1, 2
2 p.m. Shows: June 26, 29, 30 and July 3

Directed by Gabriel Vanover

When a lover of classic musicals puts the vinyl of his favorite 1920s production—The Drowsy Chaperone—on his turntable, the record comes to life and the zany characters come busting through his refrigerator door! Often referred to as “a musical within a comedy,” The Drowsy Chaperone won five Tony Awards and was called “the perfect Broadway musical” by The New York Magazine, praised for its humor and heart. This production will have audiences sore from laughing as they tap their toes to one show-stopping song and dance number after another.

 
Music and Lyrics by Tim Minchin

Book by Dennis Kelly
Matilda, The Musical is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIShows.com.

Matilda, The Musical

7 p.m. Shows: July 21, 22, 23, 26
2 p.m. Shows: July 23, 24, 27

Directed by Dr. Janet Barton Speer

Based on the award-winning book, Matilda tells the story of a bright young girl who decides to right the wrongs in her world by using her wit and cleverness. Teaming up with her school chums, Matilda takes on Miss Trunchbull, the evil headmistress of the school, and in the process discovers just how powerful believing in yourself can be. Full of high-energy dance numbers and catchy songs, this musical has won more than 47 international awards, with critics raving that it is “brilliant” and “not just for the kids.”