foothills theatre

It’s our 48th season On Stage in Elkin!



Auditions will be Monday, May 9 at 6:30p or Sunday, May 15 at 2p. Callbacks will be Wednesday, May 18. Be prepared to sing BRIEFLY (please prepare just part of a song to showcase your voice, not the entire song thank you)  and do a cold reading. Performances will be July 23, 24, 29 & 30. Rehearsals begin in May.


A comedy by Joe DiPietro starring Morgan Harrison as Nick, Tommie Ann Tulbert as Aida, Tom Beckom as Frank, David Nielsen as Nunzio, Suzanne Hillin as Emma, and Mary Johnson as Caitlin. Directed by Leighanne Martin Wright. Stage managers Kitsey Harrison & Christie Harrison. Can Nick’s grandparents keep him from moving to Seattle by using the lovely Caitlin as bait? Doors will open 45 minutes prior to dessert service. Curtain follows 30 minutes after dessert.

Art in the Garden at the Foothills Arts Council presents an original comedy • March 18-20 • “Olivia de Havilland’s Birthday”

Written and directed by Leighanne Martin Wright, this comedy stars Susan Lawrence as Debbie, Scott Carpenter as Roger, Stacey Libbert as Priscilla, David Nielsen as Zach, Dylan Kupner as Uncle Chip, Nicole Freeman as Charlotte, Claire Grider as Emily, Tom Beckom as Craig, and Brian Patterson as Peter. 
When fireworks aren’t allowed on July 4th, a celebration on July 1st to commemorate Olivia de Havilland’s birthday seems the next best thing.Throw in a mysterious cat woman who only meows and a man claiming to have known the famous actress and plans can go awry. Garden performances at the Foothills Arts Council are free!

Art in the Garden at the Foothills Arts Council presents a classic • April 22, 23, 30 & May 1 • “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof”

Tennessee Williams’ drama will be staged in the arts council garden starring
Kitsey Harrison as Maggie, Morgan Harrison as Brick, Gary Maxey as Big Daddy, Judy Deck as Big Mama, Brian Patterson as Gooper, Sarah Moxley as Mae, Tom Beckom as Dr. Baugh, Newell Hauser as Rev. Tooker, Carly Mullins and Grace Harrison as Dixie and Trixie, Christie Harrison as the servant.
Directed by Leighanne Martin Wright.
A well-to-do plantation owner’s family convenes to celebrate a birthday, but
all is not as right as it seems with this family in crisis. Garden performances
are free at the Foothills Arts Council thanks to grants from Weyerhaeuser and
Duke Energy for the Art in the Garden series!



What a fabulous run July 24-26 of CHICAGO, The Musical starring Jennifer Kleinheksel, Amy Cockerham, Scott Carpenter, Lori Rice, Morgan Harrison, Sally Bryant-Whitaker, Brittany McCollum, Mary Keller, Kitsey Burns, Mary Johnson, Melissa Lawrence, Susan Lawrence, Anna Taylor, Savannah Mabe, Molly Gibson, Claire Grider, Ally Gentry, Dan Darst, David Nielsen, Neil Green, Dustin Bledsoe,  Donna Absher, and Nicole Freeman, under the direction of Leighanne Martin Wright, Kim Arnold and Brittany McCollum.

We had social media buzzing:

Awesome performance of “Chicago” … The entire cast was phenomenal; great show everyone!

Congratulations to the cast, directors, musicians and crew of CHICAGO! AWESOME SHOW!

It is a great show!

“Chicago” was just what community theatre should be! It was obvious that the cast was having a blast performing and the audience was well entertained! Such a fun way to spend an afternoon!

Loved the music! The drummer had a real work-out!

So good!!!!!

 How does this magic happen? Practice, practice, practice! Like the video below from “Oliver!” music rehearsals:


Why be a part of community theater? Friends! Friends who become like family! 1929681_10150966687176704_235464753_n-1