Performance Schedule

Belhaven Theatre is offering its 17th year of productions with a season that celebrates classic stories familiar to and beloved by all.  Our Fall begins with a classic American drama, The Glass Menagerie, followed by Into the Woods, which weaves together many of the classic fairytales we heard as children, and we end with a new take on the classic Spanish tale of Don Quixote.  The Spring begins with a Broadway musical re-telling of a piece of classic American literature, Little Women, and ends with Shakespeare’s classic comedy, A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

We are, once again, excited to see a fantastic group of guest designers and guest artists collaborate on our productions this year!  Please join us this season as we celebrate the Lord through the talents of our wonderful student-artists! I will see you at the theatre!

We hope that you will join us at the theatre! To reserve tickets for any Belhaven Theatre production, please call 601-965-7026 or email your request to boxoffice@belhaven.edu.  Tickets may be purchased with cash or check. For major productions, click on the link to view programs, posters, and videos of productions. Videos can also be viewed on our Theatre Playlist. Belhaven Theatre on YouTube

Theatre Performance Schedule 2017

Theatre Season 2017-18

September 9
7:30 pm

Blackbox Theatre
24-Hour Theatre Event

From Zero to Ten Minute Play in 24 Hours! Students gather on Friday and create an original piece of theatre in a single day; from idea to script to rehearsal to performance.
Complimentary admission. Doors open at 7 pm.
September 27- 30
7:30 pm
Saturday Matinee,
2:00 pm
Barber Auditorium
The Glass Menagerie
by Tennessee Williams
Directed by Elissa Sartwell

One of the most loved and produced plays of all time, The Glass Menagerie reveals the ways in which we try to simultaneously cling to and escape our memories.  When it premiered in 1944, The Glass Menagerie launched the career of Tennessee Williams. In this memory play, Tom Wingfield looks back on the years he spent living with his mother, Amanda, and his sister, Laura, in a tenement apartment in depression-era St. Louis. Often cited as Williams’s most autobiographical work, The Glass Menagerie is a fragile masterpiece.  
General Admission $10; Seniors/Students $5; Complimentary admission for Belhaven students, faculty, staff and their immediate families.  Doors open 30 minutes prior to each performance.
October 20-21,
25-28
7:30 PM
Saturday Matinees,
2:00 PM
Blackbox Theatre
Into the Woods
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by James Lapine
Directed by Dr. David S. Sollish

James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim take everyone's favorite storybook characters and bring them together for a timeless, yet relevant, piece... and a rare modern classic. The Tony Award-winning book and score are both enchanting and touching.

The story follows a Baker and his wife, who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who wishes to attend the King's Festival; and Jack, who wishes his cow would give milk. When the Baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a Witch's curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse. Everyone's wish is granted, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later with disastrous results.
Admission $10; Seniors/Students $5; Complimentary admission for Belhaven students, faculty, staff and their immediate families.  Doors open 30 minutes prior to each performance.

November 15-18
7:30 PM
Saturday Matinee,
2:00 PM
Barber Auditorium
Don Quixote
Created and Directed by Joseph Frost

This devised theatre production, created by the director and cast, will put a new spin on the classic Spanish tale by Miguel de Cervantes. The story follows the adventures of a hidalgo named Mr. Alonso Quixano who reads so many chivalric romances that he loses his sanity and decides to set out to revive chivalry, undo wrongs, and bring justice to the world, under the name Don Quixote de la Mancha
General Admission $10; Seniors/Students $5; Complimentary admission for Belhaven students, faculty, staff and their immediate families.  Doors open 30 minutes prior to each performance.

February 23-24, 28
March 1-3

7:30 pm
Saturday Matinees,
2:00 pm
Blackbox Theatre
Little Women the Musical
Music by Jason Howland
Lyrics by Mindi Dickstein
Book by Allan Knee
Directed by Dr. David S. Sollish

Based on Louisa May Alcott's life, Little Women follows the adventures of sisters, Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy March. Jo is trying to sell her stories for publication, but the publishers are not interested – her friend, Professor Bhaer, tells her that she has to do better and write more from herself. Begrudgingly taking this advice, Jo weaves the story of herself and her sisters and their experience growing up in Civil War America.  This timeless, captivating story is brought to life in this glorious musical filled with personal discovery, heartache, hope and everlasting love.
Admission $10; Seniors/Students $5; Complimentary admission for Belhaven students, faculty, staff and their immediate families.  Doors open 30 minutes prior to each performance.

April 20-21,
25-28

7:30 pm
Saturday Matinee,
2:00 pm
Blackbox Theatre

A Midsummer Night's Dream
by William Shakespeare
Directed by Joseph Frost

Shakespeare’s classic comedy deals with the universal theme of love and its complications: lust, disappointment, confusion, marriage. The plot focuses on three parallel stories: the trials and experiences of two sets of lovers camping in a magical forest, the world of the Fairy King and Queen and their elves, and a group of rough craftsmen attempting to stage a production of "Pyramus and Thisby" for the wedding of the Duke of Athens.

Hermia is in love with Lysander, but her father wants her to marry Demetrius. To escape the arranged marriage, she and Lysander elope into the woods. Demetrius follows them, and he is pursued by Helena, who nurses an unrequited passion for him. A love quadrangle develops among the young lovers when mischievous Puck plays Cupid. "The course of true love never did run smooth" says Lysander. Meanwhile, a group of amateur actors rehearses a badly-written play in the woods, and soon all find their lives changed by the doings of Oberon and Titania, the warring king and queen of the fairies. Magic, action, love and humor are the ingredients for this unforgettable spell. But as Puck knows, falling in love can make fools of us all. Love is crazy, love is mad. Will love win out in the end?
Admission $10; Seniors/Students $5; Complimentary admission for Belhaven students, faculty, staff and their immediate families.  Doors open 30 minutes prior to each performance.

Theatre Season 2016-2017

August 27
Blackbox Theatre
24-Hour Theatre Event
September 28- 30.
October 4-6, 14-15, 1

Blackbox Theatre
Big Fish the Musical
October 19-22
Barber Auditorium
39 Steps
November 11-12, 16-19
Blackbox Theatre
The White Snake
February 17-18, 22-25
Blackbox Theatre
Mayfair Ma Chere
March 30-April 1
Barber Auditorium
Sketching the Soul
April 21-22, 26-29
Blackbox Theatre
The Music Man

Theatre Season 2015-2016

Sept. 30- Oct. 3
Flexible Theatre
Doubt
Oct. 29-31
Gillespie Commons
Ghost Stories of Mississippi
Nov. 6-14
Flexible Theatre
Shrek The Musical
Feb. 4-6 Night, Mother
Feb. 24-27
Flexible Theatre
Doctor Faustus
Apr. 15-23
Flexible Theatre
Little Shop of Horrors

Theatre Season 2014-2015

Aug. 23
Blackbox Theatre
The 24-Hour Theatre Thing
Oct. 1-4
Blackbox Theatre
The God Committee
Nov. 12-15
Blackbox Theatre
Tartuffe
Nov. 20-21
Blackbox Theatre
8th Annual Evening of One-Acts
Feb. 25-28
Blackbox Theatre
Godspell
Apr. 15-18
Blackbox Theatre
the descent / lifted me - a devised theatre piece
Apr. 20 - 25
Center for the Arts
Belhaven Theatre Festival 2014

Theatre Season 2013-2014

Aug. 24
Blackbox Theatre
The 24-Hour Theatre Thing
Sept. 19-28
Blackbox Theatre
Ice Island by Marjorie Duffield
Oct. 24 - Nov. 2
Blackbox Theatre
Johanne d'Arc - a devised theatre piece
Nov. 9
Blacbox Theatre
Belhaven Cabaret Night
Nov. 22 & 23
Blackbox Theatre
7th Annual Evening of One Acts
Feb. 13-22
Blackbox Theatre
Curtains - a musical
Apr. 1-7
Blackbox Theatre
Last Train to Nibroc
Apr. 7-12 Belhaven Theatre Festival 2014

Theatre Season 2012-2013

Aug. 25
Blackbox Theatre
The 24-Hour Theatre Thing
Sept. 25-29
Theatre 151
Angel Streetby Patrick Hamilton
Oct. 17-27
Blackbox Theatre
Henry Vby William Shakespeare
Nov. 27 & 28
Blackbox Theatre
6th Annual Evening of One Acts
Feb. 21 - Mar. 2
Blackbox Theatre
The Drunkard- a musical
Apr. 2-6
Theatre 151
Shipwrecked! The Amazing Adventures of Louis de Rougemont
Apr. 8-13 Belhaven Theatre Festival 2013

Theatre Season 2011-2012

Aug. 27
Blackbox Theatre
The 24-Hour Theatre Thing
Sept. 22-27
Theatre 151
Sister Calling My Name
Oct. 19-22
Blackbox Theatre
The Life of Galileo by Bertolt Brecht - A Highland Players Guild Production Featuring Alumni of the Belhaven Theatre Department
Nov. 2-5
Belhaven Pavilion
Everyone Knows What A Dragon Looks Like
Nov. 29 & 30
Blackbox Theatre
6th Annual One Act Play Festival
Feb. 23 - March 3
Blackbox Theatre
The Mayfair Affair - A Farce Premiere Workshop Production
Mar. 29
Theatre 151
Eleemosynary
Apr. 10-14 Belhaven Theatre Festival 2012