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James & the Giant Peach: A Magical Puppet Adventure
Play James the Giant Peach A Magical Puppet Adventure Franklin NCDate: March 2-3, 2018
Ticket Prices: $12 - Buy Tickets

James is a lonely, orphaned boy living with his two horrible and nasty aunts in a ramshackle house on the top of a high hill in the south of England. His aunts make James do all the cleaning and never let him away from the house to meet other children or make friends. But James' luck starts to change when he meets a mysterious old man who hands him a magical gift. That gift will change his life and introduce James to some of the most unusual friends a young boy could ever have, leadning to the most fantastical adventure one could only imagine! Told through the magic puppetry, eye-popping special effects and filled with lots of laughs, this classic story based on the work of Roald Dahl, will delight every dreamer of every age. Approximately one hour in length.

The Day He Wore My Crown: The Resurrection Story
Musical The Day He Wore My Crown The Resurrection Story Franklin NCDate: March 23-24, 2018
Ticket Prices: $8 Students, $15 Adults - Buy Tickets

Years ago, David T. Clydesdale had a vision to arrange some of the greatest Easter songs ever recorded that could tell the complete story of the Resurrection. 35 years later, The Day He Wore My Crown is still a best-selling collection and a magnificent Easter celebration. Audiences are sure to be moved by lyrics that take every heart on a journey from the crowds crying out, "Hosanna!" to the passion of Christ on the cross, and finally to the glory of His resurrection- all in a beautifully crafted musical that includes songs written by iconic names such as Bill and Gloria Gaither, Lari Goss, and Phil Johnson. Come and experience the majesty of the everlasting King with live drama, a full choir and these heart-changing songs that continue to speak to all generations. Staged by the Overlook Theatre Company; Musical Direction by Kathi Graham.

The Leader of the Pack: The Musical Life of Ellie Greenwich
Musical The Leader of the Pack The Musical Life of Ellie Greenwich Franklin NCDate: June 22, 23, 29 & 30, 2018
Ticket Prices: $12 Students, $17 Adults - On Sale: 2/1/2018
9:00 AM

This hit Broadway musical retrospective celebrates the life and times of Ellie Greenwich, whose doo-wop sounds skyrocketed to the top of the 1960's charts. In the city of Levittown of New York state lived an ordinary girl named Ellie. She dreamed of a great career in the music industry and longed to hear her songs played on the radio. Through joys and heartaches, commercial successes and painful loss, Ellie managed to fulfill her dream with a career spanning more than forty years and countless gold records. The Leader of the Pack Musical tells the story of that girl though the melodies and lyrics of more than thirty songs that made her famous including such hits as "Chapel of Love," "Be My Little Baby," "Da Do Run Run," "Why Do Lovers Break Each Others Hearts," "Do Way Diddy Diddy," "The Leader of the Pack" and many more. A full two-act production.

The Foreigner, the Hilarious Comedy
Play The Foreigner the Hilarious Comedy Franklin NCDate: September 14, 15, 21 & 22, 2018
Ticket Prices: $12 Students, $17 Adults - On Sale: 5/1/2018
9:00 AM

When an Englishman arrives at a rural Georgia fishing cabin for some much needed relaxation, the wacky occupants give him an experience like none other. This laugh-out-loud comedy of crazy characters and misunderstandings is full of Southern charm, and is guaranteed to keep the audience laughing until they cry. Without a doubt, an evening you won't soon forget! A full two-act production.

Mark Twain's The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County
Play Mark Twains The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County Franklin NCDate: October 19-20, 2018
Ticket Prices: $12 - On Sale: 6/4/2018
9:00 AM

Jim loves to gamble and will offer to bet on anything and everything, from horse races to dogfights, to the health of the local parson's wife. When Jim catches a frog, whom he names Dan'l Webster, he offers to bet $40 to anyone in Calaveras County that can produce a frog that will out-jump Dan'l. Filled with scheming, silliness and Mark Twain's traditional wit, this classic story reaffirms that most of life's lessons can be taught with a laugh. Approximately one hour in length.

Elf: The Broadway Musical Comedy
Musical Elf The Broadway Musical Comedy Franklin NCDate: December 6-8, 2018
Ticket Prices: $12 Students, $17 Adults - On Sale: 8/1/2018
9:00 AM

Based on the cherished 2003 New Line Cinema hit, Buddy, a young orphan, mistakenly crawls into Santa's bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole. The would-be elf is raised, unaware that he is actually a human, until his enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa's permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father and discover his true identity. Faced with the harsh realities that his father is on the naughty list and his half-brother doesn't even believe in Santa, Buddy is determined to win over his new family and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas. This modern day holiday classic is sure to make everyone embrace their inner elf. After all, the best way to spread Christmas Cheer is singing loud for all to hear!



















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