Our 2015-2016 Season!
All show times are Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 8 pm and Sunday at 3 pm unless otherwise noted.
By L. Frank Baum Adapted by Frank Gabrielson
Score by Harold Arlen and E. Y. Harburg
September 3–6, 10–13, 2015
This stage version of the screen classic uses the most recognizable music of the movie’s score, including Over the Rainbow, If I Only Had a Brain, and Ding Dong, The Witch is Dead. L. Frank Baum’s classic tale is a family favorite. One day a twister hits young Dorothy’s farm and carries her away over the rainbow to another world where she and her dog, Toto, meet the Scarecrow, the Tinman, and the Cowardly Lion, and travel to the Wonderful Land of Oz to meet the Wizard who can help them all get what they wish for most. To purchase your tickets to this event click here.
By Ira Levin
October 1–4, 8–11, 2015
One of the greatest popular successes of recent Broadway history offers a skillful blending of gasp-inducing thrills and spontaneous laughter. A thriller-writer whose recent works have been flops is prepared to go to any lengths to improve his fortunes. Twists, turns and sudden shocks hold audiences spellbound until the very last moment. To purchase tickets to this event click here.
By Steven Dietz
October 22–25, 29–November 1, 2015
"I want your fear. For your fear, like a current, rushes through your body. Your fear makes your heart pound, it renders your veins rich and full. Your fear hemorrhages deliciously within you." This adaptation restores the suspense and seduction of Bram Stoker's classic novel to the stage. Count Dracula begins to exert his will upon the residents of London, who try to piece together the clues of his appearance in a valiant attempt to save themselves from a hideous fate. To purchase tickets to this event click here.
By David Ives
November 12–15, 19–22, 2015
This critically acclaimed, award-winning collection of one-act comedies combines wit, intellect, satire and just plain fun. “Like sketches for some hilarious, celestially conceived revue,” David Ives explores the humorous side of everything from romantic relationships to the meaning of life. To purchase tickets to this event click here.
December 3–6, 2015
Christmas comes but once a year, but luckily, our hearty band of N.I.T.W.I.T.S. stays all year round! This Christmas, our N.I.T.W.I.T.S. improv group will be throwing a very Merry Christmas party and everyone is invited! Four nights of long form improv, all based around the holiday season. No tradition is sacred and everything is up for grabs with this group! Jingle your bells for a laugh-filled Christmas show! To purchase tickets to this event click here.
Music, book, and lyrics by Dale Lyles
December 10–13, 17–20, 2015
The classic story of Ebenezer Scrooge and his conversion from grumpy, hateful miser to a renewed and hopeful man has been a Christmas classic since Dickens first put words to paper. Newnan’s own Dale Lyles wrote the script and music for a local version that was a favorite of Newnan Theatre Company audiences for years. Lyles has now rewritten both script and musical score to bring a fresher production to a new generation of NTC audiences! To purchase tickets to this event click here.
By Steve Martin
February 4–7, 11–14, 2016
This absurdist comedy places Albert Einstein and Pablo Picasso in a Parisian cafe in 1904, just before the renowned scientist transformed physics with his theory of relativity and the celebrated painter set the art world afire with cubism. In his first comedy for the stage, the popular actor and screenwriter plays fast and loose with fact, fame and fortune and has the two geniuses muse on the century's achievements and prospects as well as other fanciful topics with infectious dizziness. Picasso' agent, the bartender and his mistress, Picasso's date, an elderly philosopher, Charles Dabernow Schmendimen, and an idiot inventor introduce additional flourishes of humor. Then a surprise patron - a charismatic dark-haired singer time warped in from a later era - joins the merriment at the Lapin Agile. To purchase tickets to this event click here.
By Tennessee Williams
March 10–13, 17–20, 2016
In a plantation house, a family celebrates the sixty-fifth birthday of “Big Daddy,” but the mood is somber because a number of evils poison the celebration. Greed, sins of the past, and desperate, clawing hopes for the future spar with one another as the knowledge that Big Daddy is dying slowly makes the rounds. His daughter-in-law Maggie wants to tell him she's finally pregnant, her husband Brick prefers to stay in a mild alcoholic haze, and the other conniving relatives are all eager to see Maggie put in her place and Brick tumbled from his position of most-beloved son. To purchase tickets to this event click here.
By A. R. Gurney
April 14–17, 21–24, 2016
A modern romantic comedy about a man, a woman... and a dog. Greg and Kate have moved to Manhattan after years of child-raising. One day, Greg brings home a dog that 'found him' in the park. The dog's collar has a tag on it that says "Sylvia." Quickly. Sylvia becomes a 'bone' of contention between husband and wife, but after a series of hilarious and touching complications, Sylvia becomes a valued part of their lives.
Music and Lyrics by William Finn Book by Rachel Sheinkin
Conceived by Rebecca Feldman Additional Material by Jay Reiss
May 12–15, 19–22, 2016
This TONY-award winning play has charmed audiences across the country. An eclectic group of six almost-teens vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home life, the youth spell their way through a series of what sound like made-up words, hoping never to hear the soul-crushing, pout-inducing, life un-affirming "ding" of the bell that signals a spelling mistake. At least the losers get a juice box. A riotous ride, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is a delightful den of comedic genius. To purchase tickets to this event click here.