The Little Theatre of Winston-Salem is ecstatic to announce our 85th Season! With two new musicals fresh from Broadway, a reimagined thriller from the '60s, a homespun holiday treat, a glitzy classic that will definitely rock the boat, and a hysterical farce from across the pond, we can't wait to share everything that's in store.
This season we’re also pleased to introduce our new Spotlight Series: compelling and thought-provoking productions that explore exciting content for audiences looking for something different.
NOTE: As of March 2020, the remaining shows in the season (The Normal Heart, Guys & Dolls, and Out of Order) have been postponed due to COVID-19.
MATILDA THE MUSICAL
by Roald Dahl
adapted by Dennis Kelly
music and lyrics by Tim Minchin
Precocious Matilda imagines a far better destiny than her unloving parents and cruel headmistress have planned for her. Using her gift of telekinesis – along with equal parts of courage and cleverness - she sets out to save her fellow students and to help her teacher, Miss Honey, reclaim her life.
September 20-22, 26-29 &
October 3-6, 2019
WAIT UNTIL DARK
by Frederick Knott
A doll. A mysterious woman. A murder.
Suzy, a blind woman, faces a group of con men hatching a scam. As the tension mounts, she is left to fend for herself -- but with the phone line cut and her apartment in darkness, can she outwit the murderous visitors?
October 18-20 & 24-27, 2019
AN OLD SALEM CHRISTMAS CAROL
adapted by Stephen P. Scott
from the novel by Charles Dickens
The Little Theatre of Winston-Salem's original holiday classic returns! A stranger visits Salem Tavern and tells a magical story: it’s 1887 in Winston and Salem, and unscrupulous lender Ebenezer Scrooge is 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?
December 6-8, 11-15 & 18-22, 2019
A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER
book and lyrics by Robert L. Freedman
music and lyrics by Steven Lutvak
When penniless clerk Monty Navarro learns that he’s a distant heir to the D’Ysquith banking family fortune, he sets out to speed up the line of succession by bumping off a few inconvenient relatives - in a most gentlemanly manner, of course.
February 7-9 & 12-16, 2020
GUYS AND DOLLS
music and lyrics by Frank Loesser
book by Joe Swerling and Abe Burrows
High-rolling gamblers, fame-seeking showgirls, and one determined missionary will take us from New York City to Havana, and all the way back to Broadway's Golden Era with classic tunes like “Luck Be a Lady Tonight” and “Sit Down, You’re Rockin’ the Boat”.
Postponed due to COVID-19
OUT OF ORDER
by Ray Cooney
When Tory Junior Minister Richard Willey tries to spend the evening at the Westminster Hotel with Jane, a secretary for the Opposition, things don't go quite as planned - starting with the discovery of a body trapped in the hotel room’s sash window! With the help of Richard’s well-intentioned private secretary, George Pigden, the situation goes from bad to worse to hilarious in record time.
Postponed due to COVID-19