The historic Abbeville Opera House’s 38th Summer Theatre Season is now underway.
The Opera House celebrates its 108th Winter Season this year as the Official State Theatre of South Carolina.
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Summer Season 2016 Season
The Marriage Go Round
This play was a tremendous Broadway success with a run of over 700 performances starring Charles Boyer and Claudette Colbert and Julie Newmar. A stunning Swedish gymnast wishes to mate with a genius and produce the “perfect child.” She chooses a brilliant college professor who is an old friend of her family for this honor, which wouldn’t be such a problem if he wasn’t already married. A brilliantly funny comedy filled with audience participation and guaranteed to leave you ‘rolling in the aisles.’ Starring Michael Genevie as Paul Delville, Lisa McConnell as Content Delville, Sommer DuBose as Katrin Sveg and Brian Sorrow as Ross Barnette.
|7/9/2016||3:00 PM | 8:00 PM|
|7/16/2016||3:00 PM | 8:00 PM|
Daddy’s Dyin’, Who’s Got the Will?
Set in a small Texas town in anytime, U.S.A., Daddy’s Dyin’ concerns the reunion of a family gathered to await the imminent death of their patriarch, who has recently suffered a physically as well as mentally disabling stroke. In essence, however, it is not the story of the impending demise of the father or of the drafting of his will, but of a rebirth of the spirit of the family unit. A masterfully written and hysterically funny comedy.
|8/6/2016||3:00 PM | 8:00 PM|
|8/13/2016||3:00 PM | 8:00 PM|
Winter Season 2016-2017 Season
The Sunshine Boys
Guaranteed to be one of the most highly anticipated events of the winter season with the reunion of the Abbeville Opera House dream team of Harry Anderson and Michael Genevie – this time playing comedians in Neil Simon’s popular comedy The Sunshine Boys. Lewis and Clark are a vaudeville duo who, despite their comedic chemistry onstage, can’t stand each other offstage. The shenanigans that ensue when these seasoned stage partners are coerced to reunite for a CBS television comedy special will likely make this ticket one of the hottest and most hilarious – of the Opera House Winter Season. DON”T MISS IT!
|9/10/2016||3:00 PM | 8:00 PM|
|9/17/2016||3:00 PM | 8:00 PM|
Alice in Wonderland
Follow that rabbit to a delightful, entertaining world of childhood fantasies. Alice journeys into a world of talking animals, comic royalty and races where the contestants run in circles! There are also the Mad Hatter’s frantic tea party, the watch-carrying White Rabbit and talking flowers. Along the way Alice must deal with a sneezing duchess and a baby that turns into a pig! The finale has Alice watching a trial, but she suddenly finds herself the accused! The play is an old classic for adults and children alike, where nonsense makes quite good sense.
|10/29/2016||3:00 PM | 8:00 PM|
|11/5/2016||3:00 PM | 8:00 PM|
A church Christmas program spins hilariously out of control in this Southern farce about squabbling sisters, family secrets, a surly Santa, a vengeful sheep and a reluctant Elvis impersonator. A great way to bring in the Christmas season!
|12/10/2016||3:00 PM | 8:00 PM|
The Pulitzer Prize winning play by Mary Chase has been adapted for film and television many times – the most popular being the 1950 feature film starring Jimmy Stewart and the ABC television movie starring Harry Anderson. When Elwood P. Dowd starts to introduce his imaginary friend Harvey, a six and a half foot rabbit, to guests at a dinner party, his sister, Veta, has seen as much of his eccentric behavior as she can tolerate and tries to commit him to a sanitarium.
|2/4/2017||3:00 PM | 8:00 PM|
|2/11/2017||3:00 PM | 8:00 PM|
The Diary of Anne Frank
The Pulitzer Prize winning play for drama opened on Broadway in 1955 and wonTony Awards for Best Play, and nominations for Best Actress, Best Scenic Design and Best Director.This harrowing story of a young Jewish girl who, with her family and their friends, is forced into hiding in an attic in Nazi-occupied Amsterdam winner of the Theatre World Award and the New York Drama Critics Circle Award.
|3/18/2017||3:00 PM | 8:00 PM|
The Butler Did It
. This highly successful Off-Broadway comedy thriller centers around struggling producer/director/playwright, Anthony J. Lefcourt, who hopes that his latest whodunit, The Butler Did It, will revive his sagging Broadway career. The Butler Did It will keep you guessing — and guffawing — from the opening curtain until the final scene in which all is revealed. Don’t miss it!.
|4/22/2017||3:00 PM | 8:00 PM|