Winter Season 2017-2018 Season
Coney Island Christmas
Pulitzer Prize-winner Donald Margulies weaves together nostalgia, music and merriment in this brand new seasonal classic. A holiday show for people of all ages and all faiths, CONEY ISLAND CHRISTMAS introduces us to Shirley Abramowitz, a young Jewish girl who (much to her immigrant parents' exasperation) is cast as Jesus in the school's Christmas pageant. As Shirley, now much older, recounts the memorable story to her great-granddaughter, the play captures a timeless and universal tale of what it means to be an American during the holidays. This show is destined to become a holiday classic. See it first at the Abbeville Opera House.
|12/2/2017||3:00 PM | 8:00 PM|
|12/9/2017||3:00 PM | 8:00 PM|
Abracadabra: A Performance Beyond Belief
Many great magicians have appeared on the Abbeville Opera House stage over the past 109 years. Two of the greatest will return to the turn-of-the-century stage on Friday and Saturday, January 19 and 20 at 8pm. Abracadabra: A Performance Beyond Belief starring Mary Rose McDaniel and Professor Winchester Genovesee present an elegant evening at the historic Opera House filled with a stage full of wonders and a performance beyond belief for the entire family. This wonderful interactive Opera House production stars Michael Genevie as the Professor and Lisa McConnell as Mary Rose. Opera House Business Manager Kathy Genevie says, “tickets are $15 per person and $25 per couple”.
Vanya, Sonia, Masha and Spike
Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike is a comedy play written by Christopher Durang. The story revolves around the relationships of three middle-aged single siblings, two of whom live together, and takes place during a visit by the third, Masha, who supports them. They discuss their lives and loves, argue, and Masha threatens to sell the house. Some of the show's elements were derived from works of Anton Chekhov, including several character names, the play's setting in a cherry orchard, and the theme of the possible loss of an ancestral home. Critics praised Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike as a humorous adaptation of Chekhov themes that doesn't require familiarity with Chekhov. The original Broadway production proved to be a commercial success, recouping its $2.75 million investment in under four months. In 2013, it won the Tony Award for Best Play and the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Play, among other awards. Don’t miss this hot new comedy!
|2/3/2018||3:00 PM | 8:00 PM|
|2/10/2018||3:00 PM | 8:00 PM|
The Wind in the Willows
The Wind in the Willows is based on a children's novel by Kenneth Grahame, first published in 1908. The play focuses on four anthropomorphised animals and their adventures through the English country. Ideal for all ages, The Wind in the Willows is notable for its mixture of mysticism, adventure, morality and camaraderie. Don't miss this terrific production!
|3/10/2018||3:00 PM | 8:00 PM|
JB, by American playwright and poet laureate Archibald MacLeish, is a brilliant re-imagining of the story of the biblical figure Job. A rich, intelligent, entertaining and absorbing work. The Abbeville Opera House production of J.B., starring Tony Award-winning JAY JOHNSON in the title role, is a terrific way to bring our 109th Winter Theatre to a close. Jay, as an actor and ventriloquist, is best known for his role on the television comedy “Soap”. Along with his life-long success as a variety performer, Jay has starred and guest-starred in, hosted and produced numerous televison productions. His Tony Award winning live performance, “Jay Johnson: The Two and Only”, played on Broadway to rave reviews at the Helen Hayes Theatre. Co-starring with Jay will be HARRY ANDERSON, MICHAEL GENEVIE and LISA MCCONNELL. Harry is a familiar Opera House face for his performances in THE ODD COUPLE, THE SUNSHINE BOYS and WISEGUY. Best remembered for his Emmy nominated performance as Judge Harry Stone in NIGHT COURT, this actor, magician, writer and director is responsible for many television, film and live stage productions. Order your tickets now. JB is a sure-fire guaranteed SELL OUT!
|4/7/2018||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