2006 - 2007 The 57th Season
A Message From the Mayor of Brevard Performance Locations
Sylvia -- An adult comedy by A.R. Gurney. October 13 - 22, 2006. At the
Transylvania Community Arts Center, Brevard. This is a modern romantic comedy
about a marriage and a dog. "One of the most involving, beautiful, funny, touching and
profound plays ..." The New York Daily News. "Gurney's mad comedy is the most
endearing good time to trot down the pike in many a moon. Howlingly funny."
Director: Daisy Talley. About the Show
The Christmas Show (Two One-Act Plays) -- December 8 - 17, 2006.
The Morrison Playhouse, Paul Porter Center for the Performing Arts, Brevard
The Littlest Angel, book and lyrics by Joseph Robinette. Music by Diane Leslie.
Based on a story by Charles Tazewell, this classic Christmas story of a little angel who is
transformed from a celestial pest to "the toast of the Heavenly Host" is brought magically
to life in this humorous yet touching inspirational musical.
Director: Sonia Arnold.
The Gift of the Magi -- Based on the short story by O. Henry and adapted by
Kathleen Moore. Jim and Della, a young married couple, are rich in love but very poor
otherwise. With Christmas coming, they each long to buy the other a fitting gift that will
express their love. The result is a typical O. Henry "twist" at the end, and very
poignant. Director: Kathleen Moore. About the Shows
Broadway Bound -- Comedy by Neil Simon. January 26 - February 4, 2007.
The Cherokee Room Theater, Connestee Falls, Brevard. Brothers Eugene and
Stanley try to break into the world of professional comedy-writing while coping with the
breakup of their family. When their material is aired on the radio, the family is upset to
hear a comedy rendition of their trials and tribulations. "Expectedly funny and
unexpectedly moving." The New York Daily News.
Co-Directors: Ray Bennie and Kathleen Healy-Schmeider. About the Show
Enchanted April -- Romantic comedy/drama by Matthew Barber.
March 23 - April 1, 2007. The Cherokee Room Theater. The 2003 John Gassner
Award Winner for Outstanding New Play. When two proper London housewives decide
to rent a villa in Italy to get away from their bleak marriages, they recruit two other, very
different, women to share the experience and the cost. During their enchanted month in
the villa amid the wisteria blossoms, they rediscover laughter, learn new truths about
themselves and find romance, although not the romance they expect to find. This
uplifting romantic comedy enjoyed great success during its run on Broadway. "An
interesting throwback to the Broadway of yesteryear ... it beguiles viewers with its
empathetic good humor toward the characters and the happy fulfillment of their dreams."
Director: Andrea Komaridis. About the Show
Winner of BLT's Annual New-Play Competition -- May 25 - June 3,
2007. The Morrison Playhouse, Brevard College. Full-length play winner: A Marine
Caught in Leotards, a comedy with many twists and turns, written by Neville Mur, of
St. Louis, Missouri. Directors: Bob & June Stacy. One-Act play winner: The Belated
Suitor, a comedy about two nuns and an old boyfriend, written by Paul Brink, of
Connestee Falls, Brevard, N.C. Director: Joe Carvajal. Third Annual Competition
Charlotte's Web -- Based on the children's book by E.B. White. Adapted by
Joseph Robinette. July 20 - 29, 2007 . The Morrison Playhouse. The Children's
Literature Association named Charlotte's Web "the best children's book of the past two
hundred years." Joseph Robinette, working with the advice and guidance of E.B.White,
created a play that captures this work in a thrilling theatrical presentation. All the
enchanting characters are here: Wilbur, the irresistible young pig who desperately wants
to avoid the butcher; Fern, a girl who understands what animals say to each other;
Templeton, the gluttonous rat who can occasionally be talked into performing a good
deed; the Zuckerman family; the Arables and, most of all, that extraordinary spider,
Charlotte, who proves to be "a true friend and a good writer."
Director: Sonia Arnold. About the Show
Fiddler on the Roof -- Musical. Book by Joseph Stein. Music by Jerry Bock.
Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick. September 7 - 16, 2007. Dunham Auditorium, Brevard
College. Attempting to live a normal life filled with Jewish traditions in early Twentieth
Century Russia, Tevye, a dairyman, is searching for appropriate husbands for his three
eldest daughters -- Tzeital, Hodel and Chava. In a break of tradition, his daughters
refuse to accept the wishes of the matchmaker, Yente, and their father. Instead, they
marry men that they love. Meanwhile, Russians are instigating terrible pogroms against
the Jewish people in Russia. In the end, the Jews of Anatevka are forced to leave their
homes and Tevye is determined to start a better life in a new land.
Director: Al Edick. About the Show
Award Winners for 57th Season