FLAT ROCK PLAYHOUSE PRESENTS A FLAT ROCK PLAYHOUSE NOL
A Flat Rock Playhouse Christmas kicks off the holiday season with a Flat Rock tradition, which continues live after going virtual in 2020! Bring the whole family to this dazzling holiday celebration, Playhouse style! A brand new show with the same spirit and quality, A Flat Rock Playhouse Christmas will feature many seasonal classics as well as several new adaptations and medleys. Featuring a cast of Flat Rock favorites, the Flat Rock Playhouse Chorus and Pat’s School of Dance, this holiday review is sure to leave you cheerful and bright! The show premiered in 2017 and was designed by Matthew Glover.
“Five years later, the tradition continues on The Rock with A Flat Rock Playhouse Christmas. Glover said. “I was honored in 2017 when I was asked to design this show and I have been fortunate that it has now become such a tradition in our community. It brings me joy to work with an amazing staff, crew and actors and then to see our clients leave the theater filled with the Christmas spirit.
This show was an immediate favorite, breaking box office records for seasonal production!
“A Playhouse Christmas in Flat Rock. What can I say ? The tradition continues because people can never have enough, ”laughs Bryant. “I’m starting to look forward to A Flat Rock Playhouse Christmas in March! Director Matthew Glover puts on a new show every year, and every year I’m bursting with holiday cheer. I am constantly blown away by Matthew’s ability to bring Christmas to life on stage right in front of our eyes. He summons bells and mistletoe, miracles and Santa Claus, and much more, all in one show. It’s the musical Christmas gift that we can’t wait to give to the community.
With your favorite Christmas music, your favorite artists return to the stage, including Scott Treadway, Jason Watson (Mamma Mia, A Flat Rock Playhouse Christmas), Tauren Hagans (Mamma Mia, The Music Man), Katie Emerson (Cinematastic), Cornelius Davis (Once on This Island, Hairspray), Francesca Mancuso (A Flat Rock Playhouse Christmas, Joseph… Dreamcoat), James Du Chateau (Cinematastic, A Flat Rock Playhouse Christmas), local musicians Paul Babelay, Ryan Guerra and newcomer Nathaniel Beliveau .
A Flat Rock Playhouse Christmas is designed / produced and choreographed by artistic associate, Matthew Glover and music directed by Nathaniel Beliveau. Adam Goodrum will take on the role of Production Manager. CJ Barnwell and Ashli Arnold Crump will serve as lighting and projections and costume design, respectively. Elly Leidner serves as stage manager.
Spend the final months of 2021 enjoying your favorite music and artists at the Flat Rock Playhouse!
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A Flat Rock Playhouse Christmas runs from November 26 to December 19. Ticket prices range from $ 35 to $ 60. Student rates are available for those 18 and under. For more information on tickets, call the Flat Rock Playhouse box office at 828.693.0731 or purchase online at www.flatrockplayhouse.org.
Flat Rock Playhouse Leiman Mainstage is located at 2661 Greenville Hwy, Flat Rock, NC, 28731.
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In 1937, a group of struggling artists, led by Robroy Farquhar, organized themselves under the name Vagabond Players. The Wanderers worked in various locations for three years, and in 1940 found themselves in the Blue Ridge area of western North Carolina. The local and tourist community welcomed them with open arms when they presented their first summer season of plays at a 150-year-old flourmill that they transformed into The Old Mill Playhouse in Highland Lake. With such success that summer, they returned in 1941. After WWII, the Vagabond Players reorganized, returned to the area, and opened a performance hall at nearby Lake Summit. The Lake Summit Playhouse flourished during the post-war years and soon the Vagabond Players were looking for a larger, permanent home. In 1952, the artist troupe and a newly formed board of directors made an offer to purchase 8 acres of land in the village of Flat Rock. This new home made the Vagabonds ‘locals’ and a rented marquee gave birth to Flat Rock Playhouse. As the beautiful region of West Carolina continued to grow, so did the Playhouse and in 1961, by statute from the North Carolina General Assembly, Flat Rock Playhouse was officially designated the State Theater. from North Carolina. What started as a few weeks of summer performances in 1940 is now a nine-month season of plays featuring Broadway musicals, comedy, drama, and theater for young audiences. The Playhouse’s dual mission of producing the performing arts and providing education in the performing arts includes a professional series; a summer and fall apprenticeship and college internship program; and Studio 52, year-round theater and film classes and workshops for kindergarten to adult students. Flat Rock Playhouse now welcomes over 105,000 customers per year and contributes significantly to the local economy and the arts in North Carolina.