Join us as we celebrate new beginnings and old favorites that will warm your heart, tickle your funny bone and get your toes a-tappin’. This season, we’ll be traveling through time, from the 16th to the 21st centuries. We’ll venture from Great Britain to Transylvania to Spain, and then take you to a far-off and exotic land you may never have heard of before… TEXAS.
No matter where we go, though, we’ll meet heroes and heroines who, when faced with challenges, bravely charge into their futures and make things happen. So, buckle up, dare to dream, and get ready for the adventure of a lifetime. Seize the day!
By Tim Firth
September 21-23 & 27-30, 2018
When Annie’s husband passes away from cancer, she persuades a group of friends to pose au natural for a calendar fundraiser to benefit the hospital. Interest in their charitable venture spreads like wildfire, and the “Calendar Girls” soon find themselves revealing more than they'd intended. Based on a true story – the women raised over £3 million for the Leukemia Research Fund – this heartwarming, comedic tale is an inspiring story of friendship, hope and determination.
Book by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan
Music & Lyrics by Mel Brooks
November 2-4 & 8-11, 2018
“It’s alive!” This monstrously funny musical, based on Mel Brooks’ Oscar-nominated film, may cause a sudden case of “Transylvania Mania”! Picking up from Mary Shelley’s classic gothic tale, Frederick Frankenstein inherits a castle in Transylvania containing Igor, Inga and Frau Blücher. After discovering the secret entrance to his grandfather's laboratory, Frederick decides to carry on the family experiments and creates a monster of his own.
December 7-9, 13-16 & 20-22, 2018
A passing stranger is welcomed into Salem Tavern by a cheerful group celebrating Christmas Eve. The story he tells them is magical, and yet vaguely familiar…
It’s 1887, and hard times have fallen on the people of Winston and nearby Salem. Tobacco rolling machines are replacing manual jobs, and bad rains have hurt farms. Making things worse is Ebeneezer Scrooge, a lender who’s foreclosing on mortgages and ruining the holidays for everyone. In the heart of Old Salem, can three spirits teach him the true meaning of Christmas? This heartwarming world premiere adaptation was written exclusively for The Little Theatre of Winston-Salem.
By Tom Stoppard, Marc Norman and Lee Hall
March 8-10 &14-17, 2019
Young Will Shakespeare has writer's block. The deadline for his new play is fast approaching and he's in desperate need of inspiration. Enter Viola, a beautiful young noblewoman who will stop at nothing to appear in his next play. Against a bustling background of mistaken identity, ruthless scheming and backstage theatrics, Will’s feelings for Viola quickly blossom and inspire him to write the greatest love story of all time.
MAN OF LA MANCHA
By Dale Wasserman
Music by Mitch Leigh and Lyrics by Joe Darion
May 3-5 & 9-12, 2019
Inspired by Miguel de Cervantes’ seventeenth-century masterpiece Don Quixote, this winner of five Tony Awards, including Best Musical, has proven to be one of the most enduring works in musical theatre history. With a celebrated score that includes “The Impossible Dream” and “Dulcinea,” this powerful and endearing story celebrates the perseverance of a dying old man who refuses to relinquish his ideals or his passion.
By Scott Warrender and Jim Luigs
June 21-23 & 27-30, 2019
Venue: Hanesbrands Theatre
Two feuding families in Texas search for a mythical ring of gold and love in all the wrong places in this witty country music delight. With songs that run the gamut from Broadway to swing and jazz to country and western, this wild comedy features five actors playing more than 30 outrageous characters through a shotgun double wedding, a song and dance tribute to the joys of guacamole, and the sweetest two-step ever to slide across the stage.