Ensemble Stage Blowing Rock Boone theatre performing arts entertainment

PO Box 2274
Banner Elk, NC  28604 Phone  828-414-1844 
2021 Summer Season
June 19, July 10,
 Aug 14
(OUR SATURDAY KIDS THEATER SERIES) Remember the tale of the fisherman who catches an enchanted fish and uses his three wishes to try to bring happiness to his wife? This delightful adaptation taps into the magic of audience participation. Here kids in the audience become scenery, sound effects, and even walk-on parts. As the fish grants the fisherman's wife's spiraling wishes, the audience creates sea and storms, goes fishing, and becomes chickens and ducks in the farmyard. A creel full of fun for the whole family.
Aug 20 thru Aug 28
This psychological thriller on the theme of revenge centers on the interlocking triangular relationship between Dee, a successful TV playwright, Hallett, a detective-superintendent, and Stone, a humorless and dour man.  Stone has separately invited both Dee and Hallett to his apartment. Each, for very different reasons it would appear.  However, as the show progresses we realize nothing is as it seems and as the plot twists and turns, the motive Stone gradually becomes clear. They are all, it would seem, in the same business… The Business of Murder. 
July 17 & 18
July 30 thru Aug 7
Four middle-aged buddies reunite for a "guys' weekend" -- complete with old music and cheap beer. These guys are out to prove they've still got it, so they are going to party like it's 1979! It's all going well until one of them doesn't show up...but his wife does. Snowed in overnight, an epic struggles ensues: will man be judged the superior sex or will woman prevail?  And perhaps most importantly, if Doritos are made of corn, why can't they be considered a vegetable? 
Sep 10, 11, 12
This timeless L. Frank Baum classic is brought to life via the old-time radio show format.  Along with all the characters and music you've loved since you were a child, you'll also experience what it would have been like to be the studio audience of a 1930's live radio broadcast, complete with all the music and sound effects being performed live on stage.
(A SPECIAL BENEFIT CABARET CONCERT) All it takes is a song to bring back a thousand memories. This show is a tribute to four icons of Broadway, Julie Andrews, Mary Martin, Ethel Merman and Barbra Streisand. It features songs that you know, and some that you don't- along with anecdotes and fun trivia tidbits. Laura Hodos has such an infectious personality and charm that, by the time show is over, you’ll swear the two of you have been best of friends for years and years. Not to mention, her voice is like melted butter. It oozes from her effortlessly and is full of rich, decadent goodness. 
June 26, July 24

(OUR SATURDAY KIDS THEATER SERIES) This cleverly adapted version of the Hans Christian Anderson fairy-tale engages the audience and brings them into the story in a fun interactive way. Oh sure, the show is still a story about a prince who wants to marry a princess.  And yes, a woman shows up and claims to be a princess. And of course the queen tests that woman by placing a pea in a bed covered by 20 mattresses and having her sleep on it. But with four actors portraying over a dozen characters at break-neck speed you can't help but have fun.
Sep 24 thru Oct 3
If you’ve never understood the concept of the term, "hangry," you’ll get it after seeing this delightfully fun, romp of a show.  A vacationing couple decides to splurge and celebrate their anniversary at a Greek restaurant in Palm Springs. To make sure their meal is worth it they decide to not eat anything all day until they get to the restaurant.  And, when a somewhat mis-focused, intrusive waiter insinuates his way into their meal and their lives it becomes a tasty recipe for mayhem.