Ensemble Stage Blowing Rock Boone theatre performing arts entertainment

PO Box 2274
Banner Elk, NC  28604 Phone  828-414-1844 
2019 Summer / Fall Mainstage Seasons
July 26 thru Aug 3
When a pair of customers drop by Opal's Antique Junque Shop, they spot a still life of a dead mallard duck and an apple. Thinking it might be a priceless canvas missing from the local art museum, they offer Opal a "fair" price for it. But, she plans to give it to a friend and won't sell. What follows is a series of wild and entertaining schemes as the customers try to abscond with the painting and collect the reward.
Aug 16 thru Aug 24
In his desperate search for a kidnapped boy,  A detective finds himself relying  on the visions of a psychic who can foresee crimes with terrifying clarity. Knowing time is running out for the boy, the psychic tries to help avert the horrible fate awaiting him. As the identity of the kidnapper comes into grim focus, both the psychic and the detective confront the purpose of fate and the horrors of the past, and are pulled toward a devastating climax.
June 22, July 13, August 3
Everyone knows that the slow-and-steady Tortoise beat the bragging Hare in the famous race - but when their great-grandkids Ro-Shell the tortoise and Jack Rabbit are talked into a rematch, anything could happen. The race will be on live TV, and their friends have a lot of ideas about how Ro-Shell and Jack can beat one another, but only good sportsmanship can win the day in this zany, lighthearted retelling of the classic fable.
Sept 13 thru Sept 22
When literary reviewer Paul and his wife Nora invite a homeless man, Dwain, into their home for Christmas dinner, they don't expect to be so charmed by him -- or that his journal will be the incredible literary masterpiece that it is. But can Dwain, whose art thrives in anonymity, be convinced to give up the only life he's known for such comforts as sleeping indoors?
Oct 25 & Oct 26
Come witness our interpretation of how the original broadcast went out over the air waves and caused panic in towns all across the country. You'll see and hear the actors perform, complete with sound effects being executed live on stage and supported by projections and lighting effects. However, our adaptation hits much closer to home! Instead of the attacks happening in New York and New Jersey, they'll be happening right here, in your own backyard, with Banner Elk and the NC High-Country as the epicenter of destruction.
Dec 6, 8, 20, 21, 22
This show has become a family tradition for many High-Country residents and visitors.  Even though the songs, choreography, and lighting effects are fresh and new every year, the beloved format never changes.  Our annual 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.