Winter Season 2016-2017 Season
The Pulitzer Prize winning play by Mary Chase has been adapted for film and television many times – the most popular being the 1950 feature film starring Jimmy Stewart and the ABC television movie starring Harry Anderson. When Elwood P. Dowd starts to introduce his imaginary friend Harvey, a six and a half foot rabbit, to guests at a dinner party, his sister, Veta, has seen as much of his eccentric behavior as she can tolerate and tries to commit him to a sanitarium.
|2/4/2017||3:00 PM | 8:00 PM|
|2/11/2017||3:00 PM | 8:00 PM|
The Diary of Anne Frank
The Pulitzer Prize winning play for drama opened on Broadway in 1955 and wonTony Awards for Best Play, and nominations for Best Actress, Best Scenic Design and Best Director.This harrowing story of a young Jewish girl who, with her family and their friends, is forced into hiding in an attic in Nazi-occupied Amsterdam winner of the Theatre World Award and the New York Drama Critics Circle Award.
|3/18/2017||3:00 PM | 8:00 PM|
The Butler Did It
. This highly successful Off-Broadway comedy thriller centers around struggling producer/director/playwright, Anthony J. Lefcourt, who hopes that his latest whodunit, The Butler Did It, will revive his sagging Broadway career. The Butler Did It will keep you guessing — and guffawing — from the opening curtain until the final scene in which all is revealed. Don’t miss it!.
|4/22/2017||3:00 PM | 8:00 PM|
Summer Season 2017 Season
This American Musical Theatre Masterpiece first appeared on Broadway more than fifty years ago. HELLO DOLLY is a blockbuster Broadway hit, bursting with humor, romance, high-energy and some of the greatest songs in musical theatre history. The romantic and comic exploits of Dolly Gallagher-Levi, played by Maryjane Swygert, turn-of-the-century matchmaker and "woman who arranges things," are certain to thrill and entertain the entire family. the show's memorable songs include "Put On Your Sunday Clothes," "Before the Parade Passes By," "Hello Dolly," "Elegance," and "It Only Takes a Moment." A sure fire sell-out and a great way to kick off the 38th Summer Season at the Abbeville Opera House.
|6/10/2017||3:00 PM | 8:00 PM|
|6/17/2017||3:00 PM | 8:00 PM|
HARRIS CASHES OUT
Forty years ago, composer/lyricist Harris Welborn wrote an off-Broadway musical which closed after one performance. this wonderful new comedy by Canadian playwright Londos D'Arrigo finds the now elderly Harris down on his luck, living in a run-down apartment building dependent on the charity of his domineering sister - yet still dreaming of making it on Broadway. The laughs unfold when the literate and witty Harris is thrown together with the flaky young woman who lives down the hall. His life then takes a hilarious turn when her scheming boyfriend comes up with a devious plan to cash in on Harris' past! A great show for tour bus, seniors and church groups. Don't miss it!
|7/15/2017||3:00 PM | 8:00 PM|
|7/22/2017||3:00 PM | 8:00 PM|
DEARLY BELOVED is the wonderfully funny, shockingly true-to-life and on-target skewering of a texas family on the occasion of the wedding of one of its favorite daughters. The Furtrelle Sisters, Frankie, Honey Raye and Twink, played by Kimberly Broome, Sommer DuBose and Wendy Cox Capps, are back on the Opera House stage and this time they are throwing a wedding. Frankie has almost made herself sick with elaborate preparations for her daughter Tina Jo's antebellum-inspired wedding, and the rumor mill in their small town of Fayro, Texas is working overtime. Audiences fell in love with our most recent Christmas production featuring the Futrelle Sisters, CHRISTMAS BELLES, and all of the hysterically funny citizens of Fayro are back in DEARLY BELOVED. You don't want to miss this wonderfully funny comedy. No matter where you are from, you are likely to recognize many of these delightful characters. A great way to bring the summer theatre season to a close.
|8/12/2017||3:00 PM | 8:00 PM|
|8/19/2017||3:00 PM | 8:00 PM|
At The Abbeville Opera House, we are committed to giving you the very best theatre experience possible from the moment you walk through the door and that includes helping you make informed decisions about which productions to see with your children. Be sure to inquire at the box office if the play is family friendly. In consideration of our many adult patrons, we ask that you do not bring children under the age of six into the theatre - except for our Youth Theatre performances. We appreciate your understanding.
“Get a babysitter. You’ll enjoy the show a whole lot more … and so will the people around you.”
-The Abbeville Opera House