Flat Rock Playhouse is a Professional Equity Theatre with two locations in Flat Rock and Hendersonville, NC and is celebrating its 64th season in 2016.
Mainstage, Downtown and Music on the Rock Seasons
MainStage: 2661 Greenville Hwy, Flat Rock, NC
Downtown: 125 S. Main St, Hendersonville, NC
Box Office: (828) 693-0731
Main Stage Season
The Music Man
Book, music and lyrics by Meredith Willson
Directed and choreographed by Chase Brock
The great American masterpiece, The Music Man is the story of the fast talking con artist Harold Hill who plots to swindle the folks of River City Iowa by posing as a band instructor. The long awaited, highly requested musical features such Broadway standards as Til There Was You and 76 Trombones.
June 16 – July 9, 2016
Dolly Parton’s 9 to 5
music and lyrics by Dolly Parton
book by Patricia Resnick
based upon the screenplay by Patricia Resnick and Colin Higgins
Based on the hit 1980 movie, 9 to 5 is the story of three secretaries who devise a plan to overthrow their sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot of a boss. The lively and inventive score features the hit song 9 to 5 written by Dolly Parton.
The Diary of Anne Frank
by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett
newly adapted by Wendy Kesselman
Based on the diary kept by Anne Frank while she was in hiding with her family in Amsterdam for two years The Diary of Anne Frank has become symbolic of the enduring power of the human spirit.
Beehive, the 60’s Musical
book by Larry Gallagher
From Lesley Gore to Aretha Franklin and everyone in between, Beehive the 60’s Musical is a celebration of the great female vocalists of that decade and features such music as It’s My Party, My Boyfriend’s Back, Where the Boys Are, Proud Mary and Respect.
A Christmas Carol
adapted for the stage by Richard Hellesen
Original music with lyrics adapted from
traditional sources by David De Berry
By popular demand, Charles Dickens’ classic tale returns to Flat Rock Playhouse in 2016. The State Theatre of North Carolina will be presenting the hit 2014 production bi-annually.
Downtown Stage Season
A Thousand Cranes
by Kathryn Schultz Miller
A Thousand Cranes is the true, poignant story of Sadako Sasaki.
Sadako was only two years old when the Hiroshima bomb fell and she seemed to be unharmed. But at twelve, she was diagnosed with radiation sickness. With boundless optimism, she takes an old story to heart: “If a sick person folds a thousand paper cranes, the gods will grant her wish and make her well again.”
A Thousand Cranes is a Studio 52 production.