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Ticket Information

For audience comfort and security, children under 5 will not be admitted to general admission performances.

  • General Admission:
    $3.00 adults
  • Senior citizens and high school students:
  • Children's Theatre:
    $1.00 adults; $0.50 for children 12 and under.
    Sorry, no free passes for Children's Theatre shows.
  • Curtain Time:
    Adult series - 7:30 p.m.
    Children's Theatre - 2:30 p.m.

  • (G) adult series for general audiences.
  • (M) for mature audiences only. May include explicit language and adult situations.
  • (CT) children's theatre."Southern Theatre"

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Area Theatres

Theatre Season

Theatre Season: 2013-2014

Join us at our next performance

God of Carnage

September 10 - 14 2013, 7:30 pm

By Yasmina Reza | Directed by Tim Klein

A playground altercation between eleven-year-old boys brings together two sets of Brooklyn parents for a meeting to resolve the matter. At first, diplomatic niceties are observed, but as the meeting progresses, and the rum flows, tensions emerge and the gloves come off, leaving the couples with more than just their liberal principles in tatters.

(M) Bud Walton Theatre


October 11, 7:30 pm October 13, 2013, 2:30 pm

By Ruggiero Leoncavallo | Directed by Jim Lile
Conductor Nicholas Gilmore

Southern Theatre, Heartland Opera Theatre, and the Institute of International Studies join to present Ruggiero Leoncavallo’s opera of jealousy and revenge. A troupe of itinerant players comes to town, but the anticipated pleasure of their performance turns to horror as their onstage and offstage lives collide with terrible consequences. Talented local singers will be joined by Zeffin Quinn Hollis as Tonio, Ashley Wheat as Nedda, and Brian Cheney as Canio. Pagliacci will be sung in Italian with English titles.

(G) Taylor Performing Arts Center

Hansel and Gretel's Christmas Adventure

December 7 - 8, 2013, 2:30 pm

By Lyndall Burrow | Directed by Lyndall Burrow

Hansel and Gretel’s family have no food or presents for Christmas Eve. Hansel hatches a plan to raise some money to surprise their father. When they go into the forest to gather mistletoe and sticks, they run into a lost elf from the North Pole.  That is where their adventure begins, as they meet other colorful characters along the way. They even get to meet old St. Nick!  Come join us for this fun little romp through the forest.

 (CT) Taylor Performing Arts Center

Escanaba In Da Moonlight

January 28- February 1, 2014, 7:30 pm

By Jeff Daniels | Directed by Tim Klein

When the Soady clan reunites for the opening day of deer season at the family's Upper Peninsula camp, thirty-five-year-old Reuben Soady brings with him the infamous reputation of being the oldest Soady in the history of the Soadys never to bag a buck. In a hunting story to beat all hunting stories, Escanaba In Da Moonlight spins a hilarious tale of humor, horror and heart as Reuben goes to any and all lengths to remove himself from the wrong end of the family record book.

(M) Bud Walton Theatre

The Drowsy Chaperone

March 5-8, 2014, 7:30 pm

Music and Lyrics By Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison
Book By Bob Martin and Don McKellar
Directed By Ann G. Lile

A rare combination of unprecedented originality and blinding talent, The Drowsy Chaperoneboldly addresses a great unspoken desire in all of our hearts: to be entertained.
It all begins when a die-hard musical-theater fan plays his favorite cast album on his turntable, and the musical literally bursts to life in his living room, telling the rambunctious tale of a brazen Broadway starlet trying to find, and keep, her true love.

(G) Taylor Performing Arts Center

The Bear Prince

April 26 - 27, 2014 2:30pm

By Dan Williams | Directed by Dan Williams

The Bear Prince, an original play based on the Mexican folk tale “El Principe Oso”, is the story of a young girl named Rosa who marries a bear to save her poor father.  The bear makes her promise not to reveal his secret, and warns that doing so could bring dire consequences.  But, this proves to be too much for Rosa, who reveals the bear’s secret to her sisters.  She must then embark on a journey to the homes of the Sun, the Moon, and the Wind in order to right the wrong she has caused.  In turn, they aid her in battling the treacherous Witch to free the bear from his twisted fate. 

(CT) Taylor Perfomring Arts Center