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|
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 is a play written in free verse by American playwright and poet Archibald MacLeish and is a modern retelling of the story of the biblical figure Job – hence the title: J.B./Job. The Abbeville Opera House production starring Tony Award winning actor Jay Johnson in the title role of J.B. is a terrific way to bring the 109th Winter Theatre to a close. Jay is an actor and ventriloquist, best known for his role on the television show Soap. Jay also starred in the Stephen Cannell CBS television production of Broken Badges and has appeared as a celebrity guest on many game shows and hosted two series of his own. Jay's television roles also include appearances in Mrs. Columbo, The Love Boat, Gimme a Break!, Simon & Simon, The Facts of Life, Empty Nest and Dave's World. His Tony Award winning performance, Jay Johnson: The Two and Only, opened on Broadway to rave reviews at the Helen Hayes Theatre. Co- starring with Jay, will be Harry Anderson as Nickles. Harry is a very familiar face to Opera House audiences for his many performances on our stage in THE ODD COUPLE, THE SUNSHINE BOYS and WISEGUY. Harry will be remembered for his Emmy nominated performance as Judge Harry Stone in NIGHT COURT. This very talented actor, magician, writer and director is also known for Saturday Night Live, Dave's World , Harvey, Stephen King’s It, and many, many more television and film productions. Before television and movies, Harry performed at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland, Oregon. And after having the number one show on NBC for eight years (from 1984 to 1992) in the summer of 2005, he opened a nightclub in the French Quarter of New Orleans called "Oswald's Speakeasy," where he was often the featured performer. Also starring with Jay and Harry will be Opera House regulars Michael Genevie as Zuss and Lisa McConnell as J.B.'s wife, Sarah, along with a large and talented Opera House ensemble. 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