Theater in Gaston County Upcoming Schedule of Plays for 2021-2022
Updated: Jul 18, 2022
November 5 & 6 @ 7:30 PM---November 7 @ 3:00 PM November 12 & 13 @ 7:30 PM---November 14 @ 3:00 PM
Christmastime is here. Happiness and cheer. And for Peanuts fans everywhere, it just wouldn't be Christmas without this classic holiday delight. Christmas lights may be twinkling red and green, but Charlie Brown has the Yuletide blues. To get in the holiday spirit, he takes Lucy's advice and directs the Christmas play. And what's a Christmas play without a Christmas tree? But everyone makes fun of the short, spindly nevergreen Charlie Brown brings back - until the real meaning of Christmas works its magic once again. Directed by Bridget Allen
November 12-13, 2021,
Music Theatre International's "All Together Now!" is a global event celebrating local theatre! This fundraising event is a revue of 15 songs of popular and well-loved musicals such as "Les Miserables", "Frozen", "Waitress", "Godspell", "Newsies" and more! The show is family friendly, with songs for everyone to enjoy!
One of KMLT's play contest entrants. This play follows two characters Ashley and Sara. Ashley is a Christmas tree who must learn her purpose. Many Christmas trees at the Cletus’ Christmas Tree Farm will help her understand. Sara is a girl learning to cope with her father being deployed on Christmas. This heartwarming, family friendly play shows the true meaning of Christmas and how even in difficult times, hope persists. Written by Calib Wright and Katelyn Wright, Directed by Meredith Bridges
November 11-13, 18-20 - 8pm, November 21 - 2:30pm
The Comedy of Errors is one of William Shakespeare’s earliest (and funniest!) efforts. The play, which relies heavily upon slapstick and farce, is also one of his shortest. Set in the Greek city of Ephesus, The Comedy of Errors tells the story of two sets of identical twins who were accidentally separated at birth. Antipholus of Syracuse and his servant, Dromio of Syracuse, arrive in Ephesus, which turns out to be the home of their twin brothers, Antipholus of Ephesus and his servant, Dromio of Ephesus. When the Syracusans encounter the friends and families of their twins, a series of wild mishaps based on mistaken identities lead to wrongful beatings, a near-seduction, the arrest of Antipholus of Ephesus, and false accusations of infidelity, theft, madness, and demonic possession. This sidesplitting comedy marks the return of The Shakespeare Series to the Haid stage. The Julienne Michel Presentation of Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors directed by Simon Donoghue
Friday, November 26, 2021 - Sunday, December 5, 2021
Based in a Louisiana hair salon in the 1980s, "Steel Magnolias" is a classic play that dives into the trials and tribulations of six women that includes relationships, religion, weddings, births and deaths.
December 4 at 2:30pm & 8pm
The holiday season continues with this beloved annual celebration. With poignant, heartfelt, and comedic readings, and favorite secular and sacred music, this special event brings tidings of comfort and joy to all who can attend this traditionally sold-out event. *Season members are guaranteed admission with advanced reservations.* Christmas at The Abbey directed by Simon Donoghue & Jim Eddings
February 17-19 @ 8 pm February 24-26 @ 8 pm February 27 @ 2:30 pm
Louisa May Alcott’s beloved story of the adventures of the four March sisters is brought to vivid musical life in the Tony-nominated Little Women. The Civil War is in full swing, and the March sisters — Meg, the oldest, a romantic, the spirited and tomboyish Jo, sweet and loving Beth, and irascible, playful Amy— live in Concord, Massachusetts with their Marmee while their father is on the battlefield. Filled with adventure (both lived and imagined), heartbreak, and a deep sense of hope, the struggle of these “Little Women” to find their own voices mirrors the growing pains of a young America. With buoyant, joyful melodies, memorable characters, and a big-hearted message, Little Women reminds us that “sometimes when you dream, your dreams come true.” The Broadway Musical Music by Jason Howland Lyrics by Mindi Dickstein Book by Allan Knee Based on the novel by Louisa May Alcott directed by Jill Bloede
Friday, February 25, 2022 - Sunday, March 6, 2022
"Something terrible happened to Junie B. Jones at school today! Someone stole her new furry mittens! So when Junie B. finds a wonderful pen of many colors, she should be allowed to keep it, right? Because finders keepers, losers weepers. And guess what? There's a new boy in kindergarten and he is the handsomest. The only thing is both Grace and Lucille want him to be their boyfriend. Maybe he will love Junie B. when he sees her wonderful pen! It is okay to keep it, right? Junie B. Jones is not a crook . . . or is she? A hilarious and heartfelt tale based on the best-selling book series by Barbara Park."
March 4 & 5 @ 7:30 PM, March 6 @ 3:00 PM March 11 & 12 @ 7:30 PM, March 13 @ 3:00 PM
This side-splitting comic romp is about a somewhat dysfunctional family, a road trip from Los Angeles to Birmingham, Alabama, and a mother used to getting her way. Savannah and Walker are just about to get another big dose of Mama Norleen's determination when Walker's wife unexpedtedly goes into labor 2,000 miles away in Alabama. Directed by: Amy Hardin, Performances:
March 31 @ 8 pm April 1-2 @ 8 pm April 7-9 @ 8 pm April 10 @ 2:30 pm
The jukebox in the bar in Steven Dietz’s Yankee Tavern doesn’t work. It suddenly went dead on September 11, 2001, at 8:46 a.m., just as the first hijacked plane rammed into the north tower of the World Trade Center, right in the middle of the lyric “bye, bye, Miss American Pie.” Set in a dilapidated Manhattan bar on the ground floor of a derelict hotel, Yankee Tavern is a thriller that also manages to examine a country in love with conspiracies. Four characters grapple with what may have really happened on 9/11 as tensions and surprises mount. Our season finale is gripping and timely. Are those in power lying to us? By Steven Dietz directed by Simon Donoghue
May 13 & 14 @ 7:30 PM---May 15 @ 3:00 PM, May 20 & 21 @ 7:30 PM---May 22 @ 3:00 PM
Sandy, the four-times-married-three-times-divorced owner of a wedding chapel in Las Vegas, has certainly seen her fair share of matrimonies! In the hilarious Four Weddings and an Elvis, we witness four of her funniest: Bev and Stan, who are getting married--by the King himself--as revenge on their exes; Vanessa and Bryce, two arrogant aging stars who are tying the knot as a publicity ploy, and are vexed by an aging Elvis who doesn't know who they are; and Martin and Fiona, a gentle postal-worker and a tough ex-con trying to get married before the police arrive! However, the final wedding is the funniest all: Sandy’s fifth and final wedding which reveals a hilarious twist! Four Weddings and an Elvis is a comedic treat certain to please audiences! Directed by Wendy Walega
Friday, May 27, 2022 - Sunday, June 5, 2022
Set in the 1590s, brothers Nick and Nigel Bottom are desperate to write a hit play but are stuck in the shadow of that Renaissance rock star known as "The Bard." When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theatre involves singing, dancing and acting at the same time, Nick and Nigel set out to write the world’s very first musical. But amidst the scandalous excitement of opening night, the Bottom Brothers realize that reaching the top means being true to thine own self, and all that jazz.