Bright Star

Show Dates and Times

June 18, 19, 20, 26, 27 at 7:30 p.m.
June 21, 28 at 2 p.m.

About the Show

Bright Star is a musical written and composed by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell. It is set in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina in 1945-46 with flashbacks to 1923. This musical is inspired by Martin and Brickell’s Grammy-winning collaboration on the 2013 bluegrass album Love Has Come for You and, in turn, the folk story of the Iron Mountain Baby. A rich tapestry of emotion—Bright Star runs June 18 through June 28, 2020.

Director

Katie Jo Icenhower has tread the boards for many years, but the journey that lead down her current dramatic path still feels fresh. After her first community theatre production, Katie Jo was so enthralled with theatre and its extended family working together towards a positive goal that she knew she wanted it to be a part of her life forever. However, at the time, the way to do that seemed to be through performing. She did show after show, truly addicted to the on-stage experience. She attended Governor’s School in drama. She toured Europe singing and dancing. She earned a bachelor’s degree in musical theatre. She studied acting at BADA in London. She worked professionally in theatres around the country. She got an agent and did a bit of film and television work. But it was once she had an opportunity to direct a group of creative individuals in sharing a story that she found where her theatre heart lies. She has directed over 50 shows and taught theatre classes for Artistic Motion, ACT, Studio One, and Broadway’s Best among others. She even decided to go back to school and get a master’s degree in theatre so that she would be fully versed in how best to conduct this collaborative creative art. Katie Jo and her husband, Scott, are currently in the process of building their own theatre in Kernersville to make theatre and sharing it the central part of their lives.

Cast/Characters

Billy Cane, Male, Lead Tenor
Jimmy Ray Dobbs, Male, Lead Tenor
Alice Murphy, Female, Lead Mezzo-Soprano
Mayor Josiah Dobbs, Male, Supporting Baritone
Margo Crawford, Female, Supporting Soprano
Mama Murphy, Female, Featured Mezzo-Soprano
Daddy Murphy, Male, Featured Baritone
Daddy Cane, Male, Featured Tenor
Lucy Grant, Female, Featured Soprano
Darryl Ames, Male, Featured Tenor, Baritone

Location

James Fitzpatrick Auditorium
512 West Mountain Street, Kernersville, NC 27284

For the 7:30 p.m shows, the lobby doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and the auditorium will open at 7 p.m. For the 2 p.m. shows, the lobby doors will open at 1 p.m. and the auditorium will open at 1:30 p.m.

Directions

Tickets

Tickets available online through Brown Paper Tickets or can be purchased at the door. Price includes NC sales tax.

Adults – $15
Students/Seniors – $13
Children – $8

Special Thanks to Our 43rd Season Sponsors

The Arts Council of Winston-Salem & Forsyth County
North Carolina Arts Council
Kernersville Foundation
River Landing at Sandy Ridge
Town of Kernersville
Vintage Sound & Light

Blithe Spirit

Audition Dates and Times

December 16 at 7 p.m.
December 17 at 7 p.m.

Show Dates and Times

February 28, 29, March 6, 7 at 7:30 p.m.
March 1, 8 at 2 p.m.

About the Show

Blithe Spirit introduces us to fussy, cantankerous novelist Charles Condomine, re-married but haunted by the ghost of his late first wife, the clever and insistent Elvira who is called up by a visiting “happy medium,” one Madame Arcati. As the personalities clash, Charles’ current wife, Ruth, is accidentally killed, joins Elvira, and the two “blithe spirits” haunt the hapless Charles into perpetuity. Until death do us part, or so we thought—Blithe Spirit runs February 28 through March 8, 2020.

Director

Myla O’Brien is a KLT veteran, acting on-stage, working back-stage, directing and serving as a board member. She directed KLT’s Marvelous Wonderettes in 2015 and A Christmas Carol in 2019.  She last seen on stage as Jeri Neal in The Dixie Swim Club. Myla has also volunteered with other theatre organizations around the Triad. She is a graduate of Ball State University with a B.S. in Theatre.  Myla’s on-stage fiancée become her off-stage husband, Paul, of 20 years. They live in Kernersville with their two daughters, Allie and Peyton.

Cast/Characters

Charles, Writer, 45 – 55 years old
Ruth, Charles wife, 35 – 45
Edith, Housekeeper, 25 – 55
Dr. Bradman, Friend of Charles, 35 – 55
Mrs. Bradman, Wife and friend, 30 – 55
Madame Arcati, eccentric medium, 25 – 55
Elvira, Charles’ deceased first wife, 35 – 45

Location

James Fitzpatrick Auditorium
512 West Mountain Street, Kernersville, NC 27284

For the 7:30 p.m shows, the lobby doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and the auditorium will open at 7 p.m. For the 2 p.m. shows, the lobby doors will open at 1 p.m. and the auditorium will open at 1:30 p.m.

Directions

Tickets

Tickets available online through Brown Paper Tickets or can be purchased at the door. Price includes NC sales tax.

Adults – $15
Students/Seniors – $13
Children – $8

Special Thanks to Our 43rd Season Sponsors

The Arts Council of Winston-Salem & Forsyth County
North Carolina Arts Council
Kernersville Foundation
River Landing at Sandy Ridge
Town of Kernersville
Vintage Sound & Light

Treasure Island

Audition Dates and Times

September 15, 2019, at 6 – 8 p.m. ***Children’s Auditions Only
September 16, 17, 2019, 7 – 9 p.m. ***Adult & Older Teen Auditions

Show Dates and Times

November 15, 16, 22, 23 at 7:30 p.m.
November 17, 24 at 2 p.m.

About the Show

Treasure Island, written by Tara Raczenski and based on the masterful adventure novel by Robert Louis Stevenson, is a stunning yarn of piracy on the tropical seas. It begins at an inn on the Devon coast of England in 1775 and quickly becomes an unforgettable tale of treachery and mayhem featuring a host of legendary swashbucklers including the dangerous Billy Bones, the sinister two-timing Israel Hands, the brassy woman pirate Anne Bonney and the hideous form of evil incarnate, Blind Pew. At the center of it all are Jim Hawkins, a 14-year-old boy who longs for adventure, and the infamous Long John Silver, who is a complex study of good and evil, perhaps the most famous hero-villain of all time. An amazing adventure awaits you—Treasure Island runs November 15 through November 24, 2019.

Director

Moses Goldberg, now a resident at Well•Spring in Greensboro, retired after 25 years as Producing Director of Stage One Family Theatre in Louisville, Kentucky. He still works as a freelance director, teacher and playwright. He has directed professionally at theatres from Washington to Florida, including – in 1988 – one of the first US/Soviet exchanges at Moscow’s famed Taganka Theatre. Sixteen of his plays for young audiences have been published, as well as his most recent book TYA: Essays on Theatre for Young Audiences. He has received the 1990 Charlotte B. Chorpenning Cup, in 2002 was honored with the Governor’s Artist Award for the state of Kentucky, and the 2005 Medallion of the Children’s Theatre Foundation. He has taught at Florida State University, Southwest Texas State University and served as an adjunct faculty member at the University of Louisville, McDaniel College and UNC Greensboro.

Cast/Characters

Lead roles are available for older teens & adults, with limited roles for ages 10+

JIM HAWKINS, (12-16) the narrator and hero of the story.

DR. LIVESEY, (30+) a sensible country doctor, a female disguised as a man.

SQUIRE TRELAWNEY, (40-60) a good-hearted country gentleman of generous means.

MR. HAWKINS, (40+) Jim’s overworked father, doubles as BEN GUNN, a reformed pirate, marooned.

MRS. HAWKINS, (40+) Jim’s overwrought mother, doubles as JOB ANDERSON, a pirate (disguised as a male).

JOHN (JANE) SILVER, (40+) a female pirate disguised as a one legged male sea-cook.

BILLY BONES, (40+) a pirate with a valuable secret, doubles as CPT. SMOLLETT, a hard-nosed sea captain worth his salt.

BLACK DOG, (50+) a blind sea-faring man, doubles as ISRAEL HANDS, a pirate.

ABIGAIL GRAY, (late teens) a serving girl, and Silver’s daughter. Also, disguised as ABRAHAM GRAY, a pirate with divided loyalties.

MORGAN, (50+) an old sea-dog and pirate.

GEORGE MERRY, a young and ambitious pirate.

DANNY, DARBY, JUTE, Silver’s Crew. Also, PIRATES and FLINT’S CREW.

NICK O’BRIEN, a young seaman and a blood-thirsty mutineer. Also one of the PIRATES, and FLINT’S CREW.

ALAN DOOLEY, (10-14) a boy sea-man.

TOM LOCKE, GEORGE HUNTER, young sailors.

RICHARD JOYCE, Trelawney’s valet, female disguised as a male.

Location

James Fitzpatrick Auditorium
512 West Mountain Street, Kernersville, NC 27284

For the 7:30 p.m shows, the lobby doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and the auditorium will open at 7 p.m. For the 2 p.m. shows, the lobby doors will open at 1 p.m. and the auditorium will open at 1:30 p.m.

Directions

Tickets

Tickets available online through Brown Paper Tickets or can be purchased at the door. Price includes NC sales tax.

Adults – $15
Students/Seniors – $13
Children – $8

Special Thanks to Our 43rd Season Sponsors

The Arts Council of Winston-Salem & Forsyth County
North Carolina Arts Council
Kernersville Foundation
River Landing at Sandy Ridge
Town of Kernersville
Vintage Sound & Light