Flat Rock Playhouse Announces 2018 Season!
We are thrilled to announce our 2018 season! New subscription packages will be going on sale on Friday, October 20th. Subscription renewals are on sale now!
We will still be offering our Plan A, Flex Plan and Music on the Rock packages at a steep discount of over 20% off of single ticket prices.
Give us a call at 828.693.0731 or visit either Box Office location to order your tickets today!
From the classic Hasbro game live on stage to an Internationally known Broadway blockbuster (the #1 most requested title of which we’ll be able to officially announce in the Spring)… come join us for a season of original works, classic Broadway moments and sidesplitting comedies.
Note: The Plan A package consists of NINE shows on the Mainstage for 2018. The Flex Plan consists of EIGHT tickets for you to use however you want. Call the Box Office for more information and pricing.
Clue: If you loved the movie, are an aficionado of the board game, or if you just enjoy the unfurling of a great whodunit – you’ll kill to be among the first to see the official stage adaptation of this pop culture favorite before it embarks on a national tour. Based on the iconic 1985 Paramount movie adaptation and the classic Hasbro board game, CLUE is a hilarious farce-meets-murder mystery. A zany evening of slapstick, slamming doors and some of the funniest one-liners in movie history, CLUE will leave both cult-fans and newcomers in stitches.
The Love List: A comedy by Norm Foster (The Affections of May). In this side-splitting and thought-provoking new comedy, Leon and Bill concoct a list of attributes of the ideal woman – the top ten best qualities in a mate. When this allegedly “Ideal Woman” actually arrives on the scene the men quickly learn that their list could use a few revisions. Be careful what you wish for – especially in choosing a mate. This old adage leads to hilarious results in Foster’s sparkling com—ic hit.
Broadway on the Rock: You liked last year’s hit production of Andrew Lloyd Webber: The Music of the Night? You’ll love this celebration of top Broadway Blockbusters fromLes Miserables, Miss Saigon, Wicked, Newsies as well as classic hits from the Golden Age of the Great White Way.
Blockbuster Musical TBA: This summer Flat Rock Playhouse will be presenting an international phenomenon – a feel good dancing-in-the-aisles musical that electrified Broadway audiences for nearly 15 years! Since then it has played in more than 50 countries, in all 6 continents, and will be gracing the Flat Rock Playhouse stage for the very first time. Due to our licensing agreement, we are not allowed to divulge the title until April 2018, but we are sure you’re going to love this high-energy musical romp, fun for the whole family!
Always a Bridesmaid: From the writing team behind last year’s smash sensation The Dixie Swim Club. In this rollicking comedy, four friends have sworn to keep the promise they made on the night of their Senior Prom: to be in each other’s weddings, and hilarity ensues. If you’ve ever elbowed a stranger to catch a bride’s bouquet or have been forced to wear the world’s ugliest bridesmaid dress, this deliriously funny play by Jones Hope Wooten is definitely for you…and your dearly beloved.
The Glass Menagerie: 25 years ago, Flat Rock Playhouse debuted an exciting new program, Project Playhouse, with specially priced matinees for local students as well as regular evening performances for our patrons. The play was Tennessee Williams’ The Glass Menagerie, a drama of great tenderness, charm and beauty and one of the most famous plays of the modern theatre.
Pickin’ and a Grinnin’: A musical romp through the cornfields with a jug of moonshine in hand. Taking inspiration from classic variety shows of the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s, this original production will feature some of our favorite Flat Rock Playhouse singer/musicians and is guaranteed to be a foot stomping, hand clapping good time for the whole family. Howdyyyy!
The Hound of the Baskervilles: This adaptation of the classic crime novel written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle featuring the detective Sherlock Holmes is a fast paced, wild ride through the fog-shrouded moors of England. Three actors portray over fifteen characters with lightning fast precision in this highly praised thriller.
Classic Nashville Christmas: It’s the most wonderful time of the year… Country Music Style! Jason Petty and his Classic Nashville Roadshow cast bring you the greatest collection of country Christmas songs and the stories behind them. Featuring classic holiday hits recorded by Gene Autry, Dolly Parton, Willie Nelson, Brenda Lee and Elvis Presley.
Back by popular demand, we’re thrilled to bring back Mutts Gone Nuts and Donny Edwards as Elvis to the Flat Rock Playhouse Mainstage. PLUS after their sold out tribute to Neil Diamond in 2017, the return of the Cherry Cherry Band with their tribute to Bob Seger. Throw in some traditional Irish folk music and dance and the hilarious antics of 3 Redneck Tenors, and we’ve got something for everyone!
The Young Irelanders: Each and ever year the Irish Cultural Academy brings together some of its finest exponents of Irish traditional music, song and dance as part of one terrific group known as The Young Irelanders. These performers have Irish traditional music, song & dance running through their veins and although still in their 20’s and 30’s, they are unique amongst their peers in Ireland. If you want to see and hear what Ireland’s traditions of music, song & dance look and sound like like in the hands of some of the most talented young performers in the world then don’t miss the opportunity to get to see this sensational act.
Mutts Gone Nuts: Back by popular demand! Mutts Gone Nuts is a comedy dog thrill show that promotes the adoption of rescue animals. Expect the unexpected, as canines and comedy collide in a smash hit performance, that’s leaving audiences everywhere howling for more. From shelters to showbiz, these amazing mutts unleash havoc and hilarity in a breathtaking, action packed, comedy dog spectacular, featuring some of the world’s most talented 4 legged performers. Deemed “A Must See” by the Washington Post, the dogs are sure to steal your heart, and then your shoes!
The Music of Bob Seger: Steve Kelly and the Cherry Cherry Band rocked the Rock last year with this sensational Neil Diamond tribute. This year, we are thrilled to have him return with his tribute to Bob Seger featuring such songs as Night Moves, We’ve Got Tonight, Old Time Rock and Roll, Against the Wind and more!
Donny Edwards, A Heart and Soul Tribute to the King: Ladies and gentlemen, Elvis has NOT left the building. For the fourth year in a row, Donny Edwards returns to Flat Rock Playhouse for one weekend only with in his tribute to the King of Rock n Roll, Elvis Presley.
MUSIC ON THE ROCK
From a Valentines Day concert starring our very own Guy Lemonnier to the music of our Carolina beaches. Need we say more?
Love, Guy: Calling all lovers! Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Flat Rock Playhouse favorite Guy LeMonnier, backed by the Music on the Rock band, will perform all of his favorite love songs for you…and yours.
The Music of Garth Brooks and Alan Jackson: The music of two country superstars and legends, both known for blending traditional honky tonk and mainstream country sounds with classic rock and roll. “Remember When” you had “Friends in Low Places”…? “Ask Me How I Know” and, please, “Don’t Rock the Jukebox”…!
Bubblegum Pop: All the teeny bopper hits from the pop music phenomenon of the late 60’s. “Sugar, Sugar”… “Yummy, Yummy, Yummy”… “Co-Co Sweet”… “Daydream Believer”… “Simple Simon Says”… Come dance the night away with this journey down musical lane.
Carolina Shag: Get out your Weejuns and head on over to the Flat Rock Playhouse Downtown to revel in the Carolina Beach Music hits of The Embers, The Tams, Chairmen of the Board, The Drifters and more!
70’s Summer Nights: You don’t have to take a “Midnight Train to Georgia” to hear the best chart toppers of the one of the most defining musical decades of the century. From Elton John to Fleetwood Mac to Captain & Tennille and everyone in between, do not miss this Journey…
British Invasion: An estimated four thousand Beatles’ fans were present on February 7, 1964 as Pan Am Flight 101 left Heathrow Airport, thus beginning the musical revolution known as the British Invasion. Hear the sounds of the Fab Four, the Dave Clark Five, the Kinks, the Stones as well as popular British female recording artists such as Petula Clark, Lulu and Dusty Springfield.
Disco: Boogie on down to the Playhouse Downtown and dance the night away to the hits of The Bee Gees, Kook & the Gang, the Village People, KC and the Sunshine Band, Donna Summer, Gloria Gaynor and more!
STUDIO 52 FAMILY SERIES
Our Studio 52 series continues with a hat-wearing cat, a show-stopping Genie and two of the most beloved children’s books live on stage. Fun for the whole family!
Seussical: “Oh, the thinks you can think” when Dr. Seuss’ best-loved characters collide and cavort in an unforgettable musical caper! Horton the Elephant, the Cat in the Hat and all of your favorite Dr. Seuss characters spring to life onstage in this fantastical musical extravaganza.
Disney’s Aladdin: Based on the iconic animated film, with an Academy Award-winning score by Alan Menken, Howard Ashman and Tim Rice, Disney’s Aladdin. is sure to send audiences soaring on a flying carpet ride filled with romance and adventure.
Miss Nelson is Missing: Miss Nelson can’t control her crazy classroom because she’s just too nice. But when she disappears, her replacement is the hard-as-nails, detention-loving, recess-canceling, homework-overloading substitute teacher Viola Swamp! With the Big Test approaching, the kids suddenly realize how much they miss Miss Nelson and they’ll do anything — including hiring a private eye — to solve the mystery of her disappearance and bring her back.
Junie B Jingle Bells Batman Smells: Junie B. Jones, First-Grader, is super-excited about the upcoming Holiday Sing-Along and Secret Santa gift exchange at her school. Too bad tattletale May keeps ruining all of Junie B.’s fun. So when Junie B. draws May’s name for Secret Santa, she comes up with the perfect plan to teach her nemesis a lesson! But will the Christmas spirit of peace and goodwill interfere before she can give you-know-who what she deserves? A hilarious and endearing tale based on the best-selling book series by Barbara Park.
*All titles and dates subject to change.