The historic Abbeville Opera House opened its 106th Winter Theatre Season in September. We just completed our 36th Summer Theatre Season in August and our theatre is more popular now than ever before. We have twice received the South Carolina Governors Travel Award for Tourism and each season - as the Official State Theatre of South Carolina - we attract over 17,000 theatre patrons to our wonderful community. The historic Abbeville Opera House is located in Abbeville, South Carolina -- conveniently situated mid-way between New York City and Miami Beach. The theatre maintains an outstanding company of talented performers, technicians and staff - presenting two exciting and challenging theatre seasons totaling over 36 weekends of live theatre a year. The Abbeville Opera House is generally considered to be the catalyst for the revitalization of our historic community filled with antique, gift and curio shops, restaurants, hotels and bed and breakfasts. We invite you to join us and welcome you to our turn-of-the-century theatre.
Auditions set for 4 upcoming springs shows10/20/2014
Auditions are set for the four upcoming spring production at the Abbeville Opera House. Agatha Christie's THE SPIDERS WEB auditions will be held at the theatre on January 12 at 7:00 pm. Auditions for UNNECESSARY FARCE will be held on February 23 at 7:00 pm. Auditions for THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE will be held on March 9 at 4pm and March 10 at 7:00 pm. Auditions for TREASURE ISLAND will be held on March 9 at 7:00 pm. For more information about any of the upcoming auditions, go the SHOWS tab above and click on AUDITIONS.
MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY NEW YEAR10/3/2014
The 106th Winter Theatre Season at the historic Abbeville Opera House is now underway. Make your plans now because you don't want to miss any of the upcoming shows at the Official State Theatre of South Carolina - the historic Abbeville Opera House. This 2014 -2015 season opened with the classic story of CINDERELLA, followed by CARRIE: The Musical. Coming up In February 2015, we have Agatha Christie's THE SPIDERS WEB and then a brilliantly funny new comedy, UNNECESSARY FARCE. Closing the 106th Winter Theatre Season will be the wonderful classic TREASURE ISLAND. For more information call the Abbeville Opera House Box Office at (864) 366-2157 and in the meantime have a very MERRY CHRISTMAS and a happy and healthy NEW YEAR.
NOW PLAYING - VAUDEVILLE MAGIC OF THE MIND5/17/2014
A limited engagement - Non -Season Ticket Show - VAUDEVILLE MAGIC OF THE MIND starring Lisa McConnell and Michael Genevie will be presented on Friday and Saturday, January 16 and 17 at 8:00 pm. The show features a dazzling display of "splendor and mystery, magnificent mind-reading at its best, the true story of the Abbeville Opera House Ghost, period music and comedy." Champagne and Hors d'oeuvres will be served throughout the performance. Tickets are $15 per person and $25 per couple. Semi-formal attire is suggested. For more information or for reservations call the Abbeville Opera House Box Office at (864) 366-2157.
COMING SOON Agatha Christie's The Spider's Web5/17/2014
February 13, 14, 20, 21, 27 and 28 - 2015 * Another Agatha Christie classic comes to the Abbeville Opera House stage. Clarissa, the second wife of Henry Hailsham Brown, is adept at spinning tales of adventure for their bored diplomatic circle. When a murder takes place in her drawing room she finds live drama much harder to cope with, especially as she suspects the murderer might be her young stepdaughter, Pippa. Worse still, the victim is the man who broke up Henry's first marriage! Clarissa's fast talking places her in some hair raising experiences, as she comes to learn that the facts are much more terrifying than fiction. This is Agatha Christie at her best! Don't miss it!
March 20, 21, 27 and 28 - 2015 * "Two cops. three crooks. Eight doors. Go." In an economy motel room, an embezzling mayor is supposed to meet with his female accountant. In the room next door, two undercover cops are supposed to catch the meeting on videotape. But there's some confusion as to who's occupying which room, who's watching the video, who's taken the money, who's hired a hit man, and why the accountant keeps taking off her clothes. One of the funniest comedies to come along in a long while.
Winter Season closes with Treasure Island5/15/2014
April 10, 11, 17 and 18 - 2015 * Ken Ludwig has adapted the story from the novel by Robert Louis Stevenson. Winner of the 2009 AATE Distinguished Play Award. "Five Stars! Yo-ho-ho! A festive treat to treasure. X marks the spot of a bona-fide classic treat!" Treasure Island is the answer to everyone's adventure-starved prayers: a racy, pacy, tough-as-old-boots adaptation of the swashbuckling classic yarn of piracy on the tropical seas. At the center of it all are Jim Hawkins, a 14 year old boy who longs for adventure, and the infamous Long John Silver, who is a complex study of good and evil, perhaps the most famous hero-villain of all time. A wonderfully classic way to bring the 106th Winter Season to a close. You don't want to miss this one!