The historic Abbeville Opera House’s is the Official State Theatre of South Carolina.
100 Court Square Abbeville, SC 29620
Winter Season 2018-2019 Season
Gilligan’s Island: The Musical
Gilligan’s Island: The Musical is a “family friendly stage musical version of the ever popular and iconic 1960’s TV comedy “Gilligan’s Island”, according to director David LaTorre. Shipwrecked on a remote Pacific Island, the seven castaways build huts and begin to explore their surroundings. They discover a series of strange hieroglyphics in a spooky cave, which speak of an ancient legend. The weather gets rough, Gilligan foils the best-laid of the castaway’s rescue plans and, of course, romance develops. Join Gilligan, the Captain, The Professor and Mary Ann, along with Ginger and Mr. and Mrs. Howell for a fun, wacky and entertaining evening filled with 18 original, tuneful and memorable songs.
|10/13/2018||3:00 PM | 8:00 PM|
Almost Maine is directed by David LaTorre and written by John Cariani. It takes place on a cold, clear, moonless night in the middle of winter. We find ourselves in the mythical town of Almost, Maine. As the northern lights hover in the star-filled sky above, Almost’s residents find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and often hilarious ways. Knees are bruised. Hearts are broken. But the bruises heal and the hearts mend – almost – in this delightful midwinter night’s dream.
|11/10/2018||3:00 PM | 8:00 PM|
A Laura Ingalls Wilder Christmas
For the Christmas holidays, the Abbeville Opera House will offering a non-season ticket show for the entire family,” A Laura Ingalls Wilder Christmas” directed by Jimmy O. Burdette. This delightful holiday classic is a play with music based on the beloved series of Little House on the Prairie books by Laura Ingalls written by Laurie Brooks. “A Laura Ingalls Wilder Christmas” is a homespun little masterpiece, full of spunk, sensible and often poignant Americana. It’s a perfect show and a perfect way for your family to spend the holidays.
|12/1/2018||3:00 PM | 7:00 PM|
|12/8/2018||3:00 PM | 7:00 PM|
The Wizard of Oz
The classic tale “The Wizard of Oz” is directed by Kathy Genevie. This joint production of the Abbeville Opera House Youth Theatre and the Opera House players is written by L. Frank Baum. The story chronicles the adventures of a young farm girl named Dorothy in the magical Land of Oz, after she and her pet dog Toto are swept away from their Kansas home by a cyclone. The Library of Congress has declared it “America’s greatest and best-loved homegrown fairytale”.
|3/2/2019||3:00 PM | 7:30 PM|
|3/9/2019||3:00 PM | 7:30 PM|
Hank Williams: Lost Highway
The musical classic “Hank Williams: Lost Highway” is directed by Jimmy O. Burdette. This spectacular musical biography of the legendary singer-songwriter frequently mentioned alongside Louis Armstrong, Robert Johnson, Duke Ellington, Elvis and Bob Dylan as one of the great innovators of American popular music, follows Hank Williams’ rise from his beginnings on the Louisiana Hayride to his triumphs on the Grand Ole Opry to his eventual self-destruction at twenty-nine. Along the way, we are treated to indelible songs like “I’m So Lonesome I Could Die”, “Move It on Over” and “Hey, Good Lookin’,” which are given fresh and profound resonance set in the context of Williams’ life.
|4/6/2019||3:00 PM | 8:00 PM|
|4/13/2019||3:00 PM | 8:00 PM|