foothills theatre

It’s our 47th season On Stage in Elkin!



If you enjoy musicals, then we have the show for you – it’s got jazz, the roaring 20s, singing, dancing, phenomenal actors, and a six-piece band. It’s CHICAGO, The Musical starring Jennifer Kleinheksel as Velma Kelly, the once main attraction on the vaudeville stage now a tough resident of the Cook County Jail. Amy Cockerham is Roxie Hart, the vaudeville wanna-be who finds fame when she lands in jail. Scott Carpenter is the suave lawyer Billy Flynn who manipulates justice with his razzle dazzle. Lori Rice is Matron Mama Morton, the sassy warden who will do anything for her charges … for a price. Morgan Harrison is the sweet, hapless Amos, husband of Roxie, who has a heart of gold. Add to that great ensemble including Sally Bryant-Whitaker, Brittany McCollum, Mary Keller, Kitsey Burns, Mary Johnson, Melissa Lawrence and Susan Lawrence as the merriest of murderesses and talented dancers Anna Taylor, Savannah Mabe, Molly Gibson, Claire Grider, and Ally Gentry, plus Dan Darst, David Nielsen, Neil Green, Dustin Bledsoe,  Donna Absher, and Nicole Freeman and it’s a show to rival any other. Tickets are $10 and available at the door. Show times are 7:30 the 24th and 25th and 2:30 the 26th. The play is rated PG – language and subject matter not suitable for children.

CHICAGO will be performed July 24-26 at Elkin High’s Dixon Auditorium under the direction of Leighanne Martin Wright, Kim Arnold and Brittany McCollum.



It was a fantastic run July 25-27 for “Little Shop of Horrors” with Benjamin Caswell as Seymour, Bailey Atkins as Audrey, Gary Maxey as Mushnik, Ray Fencl and Daniel Wilson bringing Audrey II to life, Morgan Harrison as Orin Scrivillo DDS, Alexa Maxey, Aspen Jackson and Aj Mantero as Ronnette, Chiffon & Crystal, Brian Rector as Bernstein & Patrick Martin, Stacey Libbert as Mrs. Luce, Ben Erlandson as Skip Snip, and in the ensemble: David Nielsen, Neil Green, Ben Erlandson, Brian Rector, Stacey Libbert, Harper Lee Libbert, Kitsey Burns, Christie Harrison, Vicky Zickmund, Claire Grider, Amy Rector, Nicole Freeman, Gracie Briggs, Michael Jones and Cassidy Transou.

Comments posted following the shows:

Great production! Everyone was awesome and a big shout out to my nephew Daniel!!

Enjoyed the show today, some naturals up there:)

Bravo indeed! One of the best shows in years — loved every minute!

It was a wonderful show ….and many thanks to Leighanne Martin Wright, Kim Arnold and Freddie Casstevens.


Our 2014winter show:


Mama Won’t Fly had a fabulous run Feb. 7 – 9 at First Baptist Church Elkin!


The stage was transformed into Victorian England for 2013’s summer production of “Oliver!” Since 1969, the community theater group has been entertaining the area with musicals, comedies and dramas. This show marks the 87th production for the group and the third time they have done this title.


Directing were Leighanne Martin Wright, Freddy Casstevens (music) and Kim Arnold (choreography). In the cast were: Addison Blackwelder of State Road as Oliver, Tyler Zickmund of Mocksville as The Artful Dodger, David Nielsen of Elkin as Fagin, Jennifer Kleinheksel of State Road as Nancy, Morgan Harrison of Elkin as Bill Sykes, Will Parks of Hamptonville as Mr. Bumble, Christine Werner Booher of Elkin as Widow Corney, Scott Carpenter of Mount Airy as Mr. Sowerberry/Mr. Brownlow, Kitsey E. Burns of East Bend as Mrs. Sowerberry, Judy Deck as Mrs. Bedwin, Isabella Wyatt of Sparta as Bet, and rounding out the ensemble cast are Margaret Freeman, Henry Freeman,  Emma Aldridge, Lucas Keller, Grace Harrison, Whitney Sprinkle, Katie Carter, Anna Taylor, Cassidy Transou, Claire Grider,  Michael Jones, Christie Harrison, Mary Keller, Nicole Freeman,  and Aspen Jackson, all of Elkin; Ella Kleinheksel, Neil Green, and Aaron Blackwelder of State Road; Gabriel Hammesfahr, Sandra Hammesfahr, of Boonville; Vicky Zickmund of Mocksville; and Bailey Atkins of Mount Airy.




How does this magic happen? Practice, practice, practice! Like the video below:

January 2013’s production


“A Bad Year for Tomatoes” by John Patrick kicked off our 45th season Jan. 18-20 at Elkin First Baptist Church fellowship hall. It was great fun. Thanks to the cast — Kitsey Burns, Kirsten Nielsen, Sarah Moxley, Vicky Zickmund, Morgan Harrison, David Nielsen and Neil Green and director Leighanne Martin Wright — volunteer dessert servers —Suzanne & Bob Puckett, Debbie Carson & Chris Groner, Judy Deck, Vicki & Dan Whelan, Michelle Green, Eris & Cama Ball, Christie & Grace Harrison, Kim Arnold, Dottie & Aspen Jackson — set building help by Jim Jenkins — and everyone who came out to help us keep live theater alive in our community!


Annie Get Your Gun, July 2012


The Curious Savage, February, 2012


The Dixie Swim Club, February 2011


Annie, July 2010


On Golden PondApril 2010