The historic Abbeville Opera House is wrapping up its 106th Winter Theatre Season and our 37th Summer Theatre Season is just around the corner. After 106 years, our theatre is more popular now than ever before. We have twice received the South Carolina Governors Travel Award for Tourism and each season - as the Official State Theatre of South Carolina - we attract over 17,000 theatre patrons to our wonderful community. The historic Abbeville Opera House is located in Abbeville, South Carolina -- conveniently situated mid-way between New York City and Miami Beach. The theatre maintains an outstanding company of talented performers, technicians and staff - presenting two exciting and challenging theatre seasons totaling over 36 weekends of live theatre a year. The Abbeville Opera House is generally considered to be the catalyst for the revitalization of our historic community filled with antique, gift and curio shops, restaurants, hotels and bed and breakfasts. We invite you to join us and welcome you to our turn-of-the-century theatre.
Harry Anderson Guest Artist for Summer Season 20152/9/2015
The Abbeville Opera House proudly presents a RETRO Season of classic American plays with Summer Season 2015. ON GOLDEN POND by Ernest Thompson - June 12, 13, 19, 20, 26 and 27 - is the love story of Ethel and Norman Thayer, who are returning to their summer home on Golden Pond for the 48th year. Made into a triple academy award winning film starring Henry Fonda and Katharine Hepburn, this is a true American classic. "When life is at its finest ... when love is at its fullest ..." THE STAR SPANGLED GIRL by Neil Simon - July 3, 4, 10, 11, 17 & 18 - A love triangle set in San Francisco in the 1960's about Andy and Norman who are barely making a living working on their magazine. Sophie, a Southern girl and former all-American Olympic swimmer, moves into the apartment next door. It's love at first sight! A brilliantly funny patriotic comedy perfect for the 4th of July. THE ODD COUPLE, starring Harry Anderson and Michael Genevie comes to the Opera House stage on July 31, August 1, 7, 8, 14 and 15. The Broadway smash hit comedy with the star of Night Court, Dave's World, Saturday Night Live and many more -- a perfect close to a perfectly RETRO summer theatre season!
Auditions set for MARY POPPINS!5/15/2014
The Abbeville Opera House and The Greenwood Community Theatre proudly announce auditions for their joint production of MARY POPPINS with performances set for September 11, 12, 18, 19, 25 and 26. Auditions will be held at both theatres. Sunday, May 17 at 2:00 pm, auditions will be held for children - ages 6 to 12 - at the Greenwood Community Theatre. At 4:30 pm in Greenwood, auditions will be held for ages 13 and up. Director Michael Genevie says "although Mary Poppins is a wonderful show for the entire family, there are only roles for two children. There are, however, many, many roles for teens - singers, dancers and actors." Auditions will be held at the historic Abbeville Opera House on Monday, May 18 at 4:30 pm for children ages 6 to 12 and at 7:00 pm for both adults.and teens - ages 13 and up. The productions will be staged at the Abbeville Opera House and tickets will go on sale July 13.
YOUTH THEATRE announces three new SUMMER CAMPS5/14/2014
The Abbeville Opera House Youth Theatre Director Ryan Hewitt announces three new summer theatre camps in July and August. Broadway Bound Junior and Broadway Bound Camp from July 6 - 10 and The Ever After Production Camp from July 20 - 24 -- To find out more about the upcoming summer camps and all of the other Abbeville Opera House Youth Theatre activities, click on our YOUTH THEATRE page at the top! It's as easy as that!
The 37th Summer Theatre Season5/14/2014
The 37th Summer Theatre Season at the historic Abbeville Opera House is just around the corner. Make your plans now because you don't want to miss any of the upcoming shows at the Official State Theatre of South Carolina - the historic Abbeville Opera House. This 2015 RETRO summer season features three American Theatre Classic from the past running June 12 through August 15. Season Memberships are now available by calling the box office. Opening with the classic ON GOLDEN POND by Ernest Thompson on June 12, 13, 19, 20, 26 & 27 followed by the hysterically funny Neil Simon comedy THE STAR SPANGLED GIRL on July 3, 4, 10, 11, 17 & 18. Closing the RETRO summer theatre season will be HARRY ANDERSON in THE ODD COUPLE with performance on July 31, August 1, 7, 8,. 14 & 15. For more information call the Abbeville Opera House Box Office at (864) 366-2157 or click on the SHOWS tab at the top of this page. Make your plans now. You don't want to miss any of these sure-fire-sell-out summer shows at the Abbeville Opera House.
ON GOLDEN POND opens the 37th Summer Season5/14/2014
The love story of Ethel and Norman Thayer who are returning to their summer home on Golden Pond for the 48th year. Made into a triple academy award winning film starring Katharine Hepburn, the Opera House production features Lisa McConnell and Michael Genevie in this true American classic. JUNE 12, 13, 19, 20, 26 & 27.
Neil Simon's THE STAR SPANGLED GIRL in July5/13/2014
A love triangle set in San Francisco in the 1960's about Andy and Norman who are barely making a living working on their magazine. Sophie, a Southern girl and former all-American Olympic swimmer, moves into the apartment next door and it's love at first sight! A brilliantly funny patriotic comedy starring Sommer DuBose that is perfect for the 4th of July! JULY 3, 4, 10, 11, 17 & 18.
THE ODD COUPLE starring Harry Anderson and Michael Genevie5/12/2014
The Broadway smash hit comedy starring Harry Anderson, star of NIGHT COURT, DAVE'S WORLD, SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE and many others, is the perfect show to close a perfectly RETRO summer theatre season! JULY 31, AUGUST 1, 7, 8, 14 and 15.