Summer Season 2018 Season
This play is a hoot, and better yet, a sophisticated, even civilized hoot. It focuses on trendy Manhattan art gallery owners Barbara and David Kahn, whose life is upended when her Mineola housewife sister Trudy deposits their eccentric mother Sophie on the couple's doorstep while she and her husband Martin head to Buffalo to rescue their sexually precocious college student daughter from a menage a trois with two men. Barbara and David introduce Sophie to suave nonagenarian artist Maurice Koenig, who offers to paint her portrait and soon begins to brighten her life in ways she never expected in her twilight years.
|7/14/2018||3:00 PM | 8:00 PM|
|7/21/2018||3:00 PM | 8:00 PM|
THE JUNGLE BOOK
The Abbeville Opera House Rising Stars Summer Youth Theatre Project proudly presents THE JUNGLE BOOK on August 2, 3, 4. Come hear the incredible tale of Mowgli, a young boy raised by wolves. With the help of his friends, Mowgli learns the ways of the jungle. This faithful Opera House adaptation, directed by Kathy Genevie, Kaitlyn Crocker and Lisa McConnell, will enchant you and have you cheering when Mowgli declares, "I am Mowgli, Keeper of the Law and Guardian of the Jungle!" Featuring a cast of over 50 "Rising Stars". Make you reservations now!
7 Keys to Baldpate
Seven Keys to Baldpate is a classic mystery that opened on Broadway in 1913. The show was written by George M. Cohan, based on THE 1908 novel by Earl Derr Biggers, creator of the character Charlie Chan. This wonderful mystery/comedy is considered to be one of Cohans most innovative plays and is packed with mysterious characters and surprises galore! The story centers around writer Kenneth Magee, who has a bet that he can finish a story at the rural resort Baldpate Inn in only 24 hours. The Inn is closed for the winter and the owner has given him the "only" key to the front door. But, we soon discover that there are six other keys, and peculiar characters, some of them up to no good, who keep turning up as this classic mystery deepens.
|8/11/2018||3:00 PM | 8:00 PM|
|8/18/2018||3:00 PM | 8:00 PM|
Winter Season 2018-2019 Season
See You in Saint Lo
See You in Saint- Lo by local playwright Shelley Reid is directed by Brad Christie. The story begins when three young Americans touring Saint-Lo, France, raise the ire of an elder Frenchman when they disrespect one of the town’s most revered memorials. Through a series of scenes from the past, it is revealed why the old man pays homage to “The Major of Saint-Lo,” and why the young Americans should, too.
|9/22/2018||3:00 PM | 8:00 PM|
Gilligan's Island: The Musical
Gilligan’s Island: The Musical is a “family friendly stage musical version of the ever popular and iconic 1960’s TV comedy “Gilligan’s Island”, according to director David LaTorre. Shipwrecked on a remote Pacific Island, the seven castaways build huts and begin to explore their surroundings. They discover a series of strange hieroglyphics in a spooky cave, which speak of an ancient legend. The weather gets rough, Gilligan foils the best-laid of the castaway’s rescue plans and, of course, romance develops. Join Gilligan, the Captain, The Professor and Mary Ann, along with Ginger and Mr. and Mrs. Howell for a fun, wacky and entertaining evening filled with 18 original, tuneful and memorable songs.
|10/13/2018||3:00 PM | 8:00 PM|
Almost Maine is directed by David LaTorre and written by John Cariani. It takes place on a cold, clear, moonless night in the middle of winter. We find ourselves in the mythical town of Almost, Maine. As the northern lights hover in the star-filled sky above, Almost’s residents find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and often hilarious ways. Knees are bruised. Hearts are broken. But the bruises heal and the hearts mend – almost – in this delightful midwinter night’s dream.
|11/10/2018||3:00 PM | 8:00 PM|
A Laura Ingalls Wilder Christmas
For the Christmas holidays, the Abbeville Opera House will offering a non-season ticket show for the entire family," A Laura Ingalls Wilder Christmas" directed by Jimmy O. Burdette. This delightful holiday classic is a play with music based on the beloved series of Little House on the Prairie books by Laura Ingalls written by Laurie Brooks. "A Laura Ingalls Wilder Christmas" is a homespun little masterpiece, full of spunk, sensible and often poignant Americana. It’s a perfect show and a perfect way for your family to spend the holidays.
|12/1/2018||3:00 PM | 7:00 PM|
|12/8/2018||3:00 PM | 7:00 PM|
The Wizard of Oz
The classic tale "The Wizard of Oz" is directed by Kathy Genevie. This joint production of the Abbeville Opera House Youth Theatre and the Opera House players is written by L. Frank Baum. The story chronicles the adventures of a young farm girl named Dorothy in the magical Land of Oz, after she and her pet dog Toto are swept away from their Kansas home by a cyclone. The Library of Congress has declared it "America's greatest and best-loved homegrown fairytale".
|3/2/2019||3:00 PM | 7:30 PM|
|3/9/2019||3:00 PM | 7:30 PM|
Hank Williams: Lost Highway
The musical classic "Hank Williams: Lost Highway" is directed by Jimmy O. Burdette. This spectacular musical biography of the legendary singer-songwriter frequently mentioned alongside Louis Armstrong, Robert Johnson, Duke Ellington, Elvis and Bob Dylan as one of the great innovators of American popular music, follows Hank Williams' rise from his beginnings on the Louisiana Hayride to his triumphs on the Grand Ole Opry to his eventual self-destruction at twenty-nine. Along the way, we are treated to indelible songs like "I'm So Lonesome I Could Die”, "Move It on Over" and "Hey, Good Lookin'," which are given fresh and profound resonance set in the context of Williams' life.
|4/6/2019||3:00 PM | 8:00 PM|
|4/13/2019||3:00 PM | 8:00 PM|
At The Abbeville Opera House, we are committed to giving you the very best theatre experience possible from the moment you walk through the door and that includes helping you make informed decisions about which productions to see with your children. Be sure to inquire at the box office if the play is family friendly. In consideration of our many adult patrons, we ask that you do not bring children under the age of six into the theatre - except for our Youth Theatre performances. We appreciate your understanding.
“Get a babysitter. You’ll enjoy the show a whole lot more … and so will the people around you.”
-The Abbeville Opera House