Tickets now on sale for THE DALTON GOSPEL JUBILEE!
May 18, 19, 20 at 8:00pm and May 21 at 2:00pm
September 16, 17, 18, 22, 23, 24 2016
Delight again with all of the engaging characters from this family favorite: the Artful Dodger, Fagin, the menacing Bill Sikes, the kind-hearted Nancy and, of course, Oliver. Journey with our hero as he becomes entangled in a scenario of mystery, thievery and vengeance. When Oliver’s true identity is discovered, he finds a home filled with bliss with his benefactor, Mr. Brownlow. This zestful show is enriched with an original score by renowned composer Scott DeTurk including Fagin’s playfully sinister ’What’s Yours Is Mine,' Nancy’s passionate ’One Soul To Save,' and the bright ’A Family of Your Own,’. Come along and enjoy The Musical Adventures of Oliver Twist!
October 21, 22, 23, 27, 28, 29 2016
Lucy Seward, whose father is the doctor in charge of an English sanitorium, has been attacked by some mysterious illness. Dr. Van Helsing, a specialist, believes that the girl is the victim of a vampire, a sort of ghost that goes about at night sucking blood from its victims. The vampire is at last found to be a certain Count Dracula, whose ghost is at last laid to rest in a striking and novel manner. The play is intended for all who love thrills in the theater!
November 24, 25, 26, 27 December 1, 2, 3, 4 2016
“Sing a Christmas carol, let the season start! Let the joy of Christmas tug upon your heart. Let the spirit of the season fill your heart with song. Keep the Christmas spirit with you all year long!” With book and lyrics by Wes Phinney and music by Ward Satterfield, Artistic Civic Theatre presents Dalton's original musical “A Christmas Carol.”
January 27, 28, 29 February 2, 3, 4 2017
This is the love story of Ethel and Norman Thayer, who are returning to their summer home on Golden Pond for the forty-eighth year. He is a retired professor, nearing eighty, with heart palpitations and a failing memory—but still as tart-tongued, observant and eager for life as ever. Ethel, ten years younger, and the perfect foil for Norman, delights in all the small things that have enriched and continue to enrich their long life together. They are visited by their divorced, middle-aged daughter and her dentist fiancé, who then go off to Europe, leaving his teenage son behind for the summer. The boy quickly becomes the "grandchild" the elderly couple have longed for, and as Norman revels in taking his ward fishing and thrusting good books at him, he also learns some lessons about modern teenage awareness—and slang—in return. In the end, as the summer wanes, so does their brief idyll, and in the final, deeply moving moments of the play, Norman and Ethel are brought even closer together by the incidence of a mild heart attack. Time, they know, is now against them, but the years have been good and, perhaps, another summer on Golden Pond still awaits.
Dates and Times to be announced
March 17, 18, 19, 23, 24, 25 2017
Smoke on the Mountain tells the story of a Saturday Night Gospel Sing at a country church in North Carolina's Smoky Mountains in 1938. The show features two dozen rousing bluegrass songs played and sung by the Sanders Family, a traveling group making its return to performing after a five-year hiatus.Pastor Oglethorpe, the young and enthusiastic minister of Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, has enlisted the Sanders Family in his efforts to bring his tiny congregation into "the modern world." Between songs, each family member "witnesses" -- telling a story about an important event in their life. Though they try to appear perfect in the eyes of a congregation who wants to be inspired by their songs, one thing after another goes awry and they reveal their true -- and hilariously imperfect - natures.
Dates and Times to be announced
The Dalton Gospel Jubilee comes back to the Playhouse by popular demand! Traditional southern gospel music underwent a tremendous surge in popularity during the 1990s thanks in part to the efforts of Bill and Gloria Gaither and their “Gaither Homecoming” tours and videos. A huge hit in 2015 and 2016, Artistic Civic Theatre returns the Jubilee with a new set list of some of the country’s favorite “Gaither-Style” gospel music. It’s one weekend only!
June 13, 14, 15, 16, 17 2017
Transporting audiences from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus, the Cat in the Hat narrates the story of Horton the Elephant, who discovers a speck of dust containing tiny people called the Whos. Horton must protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers, and he must also guard an abandoned egg that's been left in his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird. Although Horton faces ridicule, danger and a trial, the intrepid Gertrude McFuzz never loses faith in him. Ultimately, the powers of friendship, loyalty, family and community are challenged and emerge triumphant!
July 28, 29, 30 August 3, 4, 5 2017
Set in Damon Runyon's mythical New York City, Guys and Dolls is an oddball romantic comedy. Gambler, Nathan Detroit, tries to find the cash to set up the biggest craps game in town while the authorities breathe down his neck; meanwhile, his girlfriend and nightclub performer, Adelaide, laments that they've been engaged for fourteen years. Nathan turns to fellow gambler, Sky Masterson, for the dough, and Sky ends up chasing the straight-laced missionary, Sarah Brown, as a result. Guys and Dolls takes us from the heart of Times Square to the cafes of Havana, Cuba, and even into the sewers of New York City, but eventually everyone ends up right where they belong. Guys and Dolls is considered by many to be the perfect musical comedy!