The time of Christmas pageants and nativity performances is upon us! Narrowly avoiding a near-catastrophe at The Church of God, Holy One, the nativity performers have found themselves a new venue. All seems fine until it is discovered that the Little Miss Merry Christmas pageant has also been booked in the same space-at the same time. The adults dig in to find a solution, but their inflexible leaders and short-sightedness cause them to fall short. In the end, the children find a way to solve the problem and blend the two performances together for something akin to a Christmas miracle. This play will bring joy to your holiday hearts and warm your Christmas stockings.
December 4 & 5
Artistic Director: Kimberly Saunders
Music Director: Vicki Harvell
Performance Dates: February 15-24, 2024
For auditions: Please prepare a 32-bar cut of audition selection in the correct key and bring the required sheet music (an accompanist will be provided). Audition selection should showcase the performer's ability to tell a story. Selections from the show are welcome.
CATHY (female, 25-35) - An aspiring actress; hopeful but insecure. Vocal Range: F3 - D#5.
JAMIE (male, 25-35) - A successful writer; charming but arrogant. Vocal Range: A2 - Bb4.
Register for an audition slot HERE. If audition slots are full, performers may still attend in case of no-shows.
When a young governess arrives at a countryside home to care for two children, she begins to suspect they are being watched by someone in the garden. As the children's behavior grows more and more concerning, the governess suspects this figure poses a supernatural threat. Is it just in her head? Or are the children, and more importantly their souls, in danger?
THE GODS OF COMEDY by Ken Ludwig
Production Dates: Aug. 17-27, 2023
"What do you do when you’re a Classics professor at one of the greatest universities in America and find a long-lost manuscript by Euripides that will make you famous throughout the world? You lose it, of course. And then you call on the Ancient Greek Gods of Comedy to get you out of the mess. For young professor Daphne Rain, the first surprise is that the gods show up. And the second surprise is that any two people – even if they are gods – can wreak so much havoc on one university. The Ivy League will never be the same as a pair of screwball deities encounters the carnal complexity of college coeds, campus capers, and conspicuous consumption."
NIGHT WATCH by Lucille Fletcher
Production Dates: October 12-22, 2023
"Unable to sleep, Elaine Wheeler paces the living room of her Manhattan townhouse, troubled by unsettling memories and vague fears. Her husband tries to comfort her, but when he steps away for a moment, Elaine screams as she sees (or believes she sees) the body of a dead man in the window across the way. The police find nothing except an empty chair. Elaine's terror grows as, shortly thereafter, she sees another body—this time a woman's—but by now the police are skeptical and pay no heed to her frantic pleas. Her husband, claiming that Elaine may be on the verge of a breakdown, calls in a psychiatrist, who agrees with his suggestion that Elaine should commit herself to a sanitarium for treatment. The plot moves quickly and grippingly as those involved—Elaine's old friend and house guest Blanche; the inquisitive and rather sinister man who lives next door; and the nosy German maid Helga—all contribute to the deepening suspense as the play draws towards its riveting and chilling climax."
CHRISTMAS KUMBAYA by Andy Rassler
Production Dates: November 30 – December 10, 2023
"The time of Christmas pageants and nativity performance is upon us! Narrowly avoiding a near-catastrophe at The Church of God, Holy One, the nativity performers have found themselves a new venue. All seems fine until it is discovered that the Little Miss Merry Christmas pageant has also been booked in the same space—at the same time. The adults dig in to find a solution, but their inflexible leaders and short-sightedness cause them to fall short. In the end, the children find a way to solve the problem and blend the two performances together for something akin to a Christmas miracle. This play will bring joy to your holiday hearts and warm your Christmas stockings."
THE LAST FIVE YEARS - Book, Music and Lyrics by Jason Robert Brown
Production Dates: February 15-25, 2024
"An emotionally powerful and intimate musical about two New Yorkers in their twenties who fall in and out of love over the course of five years. The show’s unconventional structure consists of Cathy, the woman, telling her story backwards while Jamie, the man, tells his story chronologically; the two characters only meet once, at their wedding in the middle of the show."
THE WEDDING SINGER - Book by Chad Beguelin and Tim Herlihy, Music by Matthew Sklar & Lyrics by Chad Beguelin
Production Dates: April 25-May 5, 2024
"The Wedding Singer takes us back to a time when hair was big, greed was good, collars were up and a wedding singer might just be the coolest guy in the room. Based on the hit Adam Sandler movie, The Wedding Singer's sparkling new score does for the '80s what Hairspray did for the '60s. Just say yes to the most romantic musical in twenty years.
It's 1985, and rock star wannabe, Robbie Hart, is New Jersey's favorite wedding singer. He's the life of the party until his own fiancée leaves him at the altar. Shot through the heart, Robbie makes every wedding as disastrous as his own. Enter Julia, a winsome waitress who wins his affection. As luck would have it, Julia is about to be married to a Wall Street shark, and, unless Robbie can pull off the performance of a decade, the girl of his dreams will be gone forever."
*The Wedding Singer is a Special Production. Tickets are not included in the regular season. Tickets will be on sale at a later date closer to production.
Senior (60+) and Student: $21.00
Child (-12): $18.00
Taxes & Fees Included
Old Courthouse Theatre was founded in 1976 and originally performed in the historic Cabarrus County Courthouse in downtown Concord. We are the area's only all volunteer community theatre, and we are always in need of more help.
Please contact us to let us know if you can volunteer.
Each season consists of 4 plays, that typically run over the course of 2 weekends. We are located in the heart of Concord's historic districts and downtown's restaurants and shops. We encourage our patrons to head downtown for a meal before a show or drinks after.