Enjoy professional musical theatre just a few miles from Sugar Mountain! For more than three decades, Lees-McRae Summer Theatre has been providing high quality, professional theatre. Referred to as the “Gem of the High Country,” the company produces a variety of theatre, but specializes in musicals—Golden Age classics to the newest Broadway hits, and even original works. Each summer the productions are brought to life by the hard work of a 150+ member company who join us in the mountains from all over the country to share their talents.
2022 Season of Musicals
June 26-July 3, 2022: The Drowsy Chaperone
7 p.m. Shows: June 28 and July 1, 2
2 p.m. Shows: June 26, 29, 30 and July 3
When a lover of classic musicals puts the vinyl of his favorite 1920s production—The Drowsy Chaperone—on his turntable, the record comes to life and the zany characters come busting through his refrigerator door! Often referred to as “a musical within a comedy,” The Drowsy Chaperone won five Tony Awards and was called “the perfect Broadway musical” by The New York Magazine, praised for its humor and heart. This production will have audiences sore from laughing as they tap their toes to one show-stopping song and dance number after another. Get info and buy tickets.
July 21-27, 2022: Matilda, The Musical
7 p.m. Shows: July 21, 22, 23, 26
2 p.m. Shows: July 23, 24, 27
Based on the award-winning book, Matilda tells the story of a bright young girl who decides to right the wrongs in her world by using her wit and cleverness. Teaming up with her school chums, Matilda takes on Miss Trunchbull, the evil headmistress of the school, and in the process discovers just how powerful believing in yourself can be. Full of high-energy dance numbers and catchy songs, this musical has won more than 47 international awards, with critics raving that it is “brilliant” and “not just for the kids.” Get info and buy tickets.
Above: The 2021 world premiere of “America’s Artist: The Norman Rockwell Story” showcased the life of a beloved painter who created more than 4,000 pieces of art.