Summer Season 2018 Season
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
Grainger Hines as CLARENCE DARROW
Just Announced: Grainger Hines starring in CLARENCE DARROW at The Abbeville Opera House directed by Michael Genevie Performance dates are September 13, 14, 15 and 16 – 2018. Tickets may be purchased by calling the Abbeville Opera House at 864-366-2157 or online https://www.theabbevilleoperahouse.com/Shows Ticket prices for this fundraiser are: $25 See it here first before this wonderful production goes on the road. Grainger Hines is a veteran actor with numerous credits and an amazing career consisting of more than 40 years in the entertainment business. He has a starring role in the upcoming Coen Brothers film, THE BALLAD OF BUSTER SCRUGGS, which is having its world premiere this September at the Venice Intentional Film Festival. The North American premiere will be in October at the New York Film Festival. Grainger spent two seasons on Steven Soderbergh's, Cinemax series, THE KNICK, with Clive Owen and played, Doc Whitehead in the AMC western drama, HELL ON WHEELS. A long career guest-starring on television, in such shows as, Bull, Elementary, Criminal Minds, Castle, The Good Wife, Blue Bloods, CSI, and many, more. He played the Secretary of the Navy, Gideon Welles in Steven Spielberg’s, LINCOLN. Other recent films are, THE FINAL INTERVIEW, which is being released on Blu-Ray in November and the recently released, FAMILY FANG, directed by Jason Bateman with Nicole Kidman. It has been thirty years since Grainger performed at the Opera House and worked with Michael Genevie. Their last collaboration was, ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOOS NEST, in 1988. Clarence Darrow is a play about the famous attorney reminiscing over his long and renowned career, touching on many of his famous trials, including the "Monkey" trial and the sensational Leopold-Loeb case. Darrow reviews much of America's legal history with salty humor, courtroom gusto, and human relish. His private life and many contemporary events, including labor conditions, are woven into this story of a man who accepted unpopular cases and defended unpopular causes. This champion of dissenters and underdogs was also a writer and lecturer, and he conjures up many famous people from his life and times.
|9/15/2018||3:00 PM | 8:00 PM|
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