The Little Theatre of Winston-Salem is thrilled to announce our 86th Season! With a Broadway smash-hit, a biting dramedy, an enchanting holiday treat, a thrilling mystery, a beloved classical musical, and a comedy that doesn't stray, we can't wait to share what's in store.
This season we’re continuing our Spotlight Series: compelling and thought-provoking productions that explore exciting content for audiences looking for something different. We're also excited to bring back our Youth Production Series, offering more performance opportunities for young artists in our community.
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book by Karey Kirkpatrick & John O’Farrell
music & lyrics by Karey & Wayne Kirkpatrick
Brothers Nick and Nigel Bottom are desperate to write a hit play but find themselves stuck in the shadow of that Renaissance rockstar known as "The Bard." When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theatre involves singing, dancing and acting - all at the same time - Nick and Nigel set out to write the world's very first MUSICAL!
September 11-27, 2020
by David Lindsay-Abaire
Cantankerous Abby has had a whole room to herself for years in the Bristol Place Senior Living Facility
and plans to keep it that way. When infuriatingly chipper Marilyn moves in, the trouble begins. Marilyn
proposes a bet: if she can frighten Abby, who insists she never gets scared, Marilyn gets the bed by the
sunny window. And if Abby can make the ever-cheerful Marilyn lose her temper, then Marilyn will move to a different room. With two tenacious opponents, what could possibly go wrong?
October 23 - November 1, 2020
MISS BENNET: CHRISTMAS AT PEMBERLY
by Lauren Gunderson & Margot Melcon
This sequel to Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice is set two years after the novel ends. The beloved Bennet sisters and their spouses are gathered at the Darcy home for Christmas when bookish middle sister Mary unexpectedly encounters shy Arthur de Bourgh. In him, she finds a kindred spirit and intellectual equal. But, since Arthur is a “single man in possession of a good fortune,” she’s hardly his only suitor. Mary must learn to be the heroine of her own story in this charming holiday romance.
December 11-20, 2020
MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS
by Agatha Christie and Ken Ludwig
Just after midnight, a snowdrift stops the Orient Express in its tracks. The luxurious train is surprisingly full for this time of year with its elegant and somewhat eccentric list of passengers. As morning dawns, however, the train is one traveler short: an American tycoon has been found stabbed to death in the bed of his private compartment. Isolated and with a killer in their midst, adroit detective Hercule Poirot must identify the murderer – in case they decide to strike again.
February 12-21, 2021
THE SOUND OF MUSIC
music by Richard Rodgers
lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
book by Howard Lindsay & Russel Crouse
One of the most beloved musicals of all time! Set in Austria in 1938, an exuberant young governess brings music and joy back to a broken family, only to face danger and intrigue as the Nazis gain power. Featuring a trove of cherished songs, including "Climb Ev'ry Mountain," "My Favorite Things," and the title number, The Sound of Music won the hearts of audiences worldwide, earning five Tony Awards and five Oscars.
April 30 - May 16, 2021
by A. R. Gurney
Financial trader Greg finds a winsome, street-smart stray in New York’s Central Park, bearing only the
name “Sylvia” on her name tag. As a harmless antidote to a midlife crisis, he brings the dog home,
where she promptly becomes a bone of contention in Greg and his wife Kate's marriage. Can a dog
become a couple’s best friend? This smart, silly, and sophisticated comedy shines a heartwarming light
on relationships, nature, and growing older.
June 11-20, 2021
Compelling and thought-provoking productions that explore exciting content for audiences looking for something different.
DOUBT: A PARABLE
by John Patrick Shanley
In this powerful and compelling drama, Sister Aloysius, a Bronx school principal, takes matters into her own hands when she suspects the young Father Flynn of improper relations with one of the male students. Winner of the 2005 Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award. "Blunt yet subtle, manipulative but full of empathy for all sides, the play is set in 1964 but could not be more timely. In just ninety fast-moving minutes, Shanley creates four blazingly individual people. Doubt is a lean, potent drama…passionate, exquisite, important and engrossing." (NY Newsday)
March 12-14, 2021
Fresh, engaging productions with performance opportunities for young artists in our community.
by John Cariani
On a cold, clear, winter night, as the northern lights hover in the star-filled sky above, the residents of
Almost, Maine – a mythical place that’s not organized enough for a town, but too populated for a wilderness - find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and hilarious ways. In nine vignettes, knees are bruised and hearts are broken. But the bruises heal, and the hearts mend—almost—in this delightful midwinter night’s dream.
January 22-24 2021