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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 - Buy Tickets

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 - Buy Tickets

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.

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever!
Play The Best Christmas Pageant Ever Franklin NCDate: December 6-8, 2018
Ticket Prices: $12 - On Sale: 8/1/2018
9:00 AM

The Herdmans are the worst kids in the history of the world. They lie, steal, smoke cigars, say things they shouldn't, and hit little kids. So no one is prepared when this outlaw family invades church one Sunday and decides to take over the annual Christmas pageant. None of the Herdmans has ever heard the Christmas story before. Their interpretation of the tale, the Wise Men are a bunch of dirty spies and Herod needs a good beating--has a lot of people up in arms. But it will make this year's pageant the most unusual anyone has seen and, just possibly, the best one ever. "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever" is a powerful story of misunderstanding, faith and redemption. Through most of the play, the audience can't stop laughing, but by the end most will be watching the show through tears. A great, fun holiday experience for any age and sure to become a modern Christmas classic. A one-act production, approximately one hour in length.

A Christmas Together: An Evening of Stories, Songs & Family
Concert A Christmas Together An Evening of Stories Songs Family Franklin NCDate: December 18, 2018 - 7pm
Ticket Prices: $10 - On Sale: 8/1/2018
9:00 AM

Come celebrate with the Overlook Theatre Company as we share some of our favorite stories and songs of the season. Featuring members of the theatre's performance troupe, this evening of family, tradition (and a few surprises) is sure to inspire everyone's holiday spirit.



















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