PO Box 2274
Banner Elk, NC 28604 Phone 828-414-1844
Ensemble Stage is a 501 (c) 3 Nonprofit Corporation. All donations are tax deductible
2017 Fall / Winter Mainstage Season
Saturday, October 28 Friday, December 1 December 15, 16 & 17
Our holiday musical variety show patterned after the Andy Williams and Bing Crosby television Christmas specials of the 60's and 70's with women in beautiful dresses, guys in tuxedoes,lots of singing, dancing, comedy sketches and more.
A staged re-creation of the 1930's Mercury Theatre drama, "Dracula," complete with the sound effects being done live on stage just like the golden days of radio. However, we want to make this more personal, so instead of the blood-sucking Count moving into a castle in England, he's setting sail to take up residence right here in Banner Elk. With theatrical lighting effects and projections to set the mood visually and the genius of Blake Pace at the keyboards translating the tensions and terrors of the scenes into musical notes, this is a show not to be missed.
After a long absence from our stage, the crusty old codger, Scrooge, is back in all his spiteful glory. The show is a live staged adaptation of the 1930's radio play, "A Christmas Carol." Not only do you get to see and hear one of the all-time classics performed, you get to witness how it was done for an attentive radio audience, including all the sound effects being performed manually, live on stage.