This year is an especially exciting year for the Community Theatre of Greensboro (CTG). The organization, founded in 1949, accomplished a goal it has dreamed of for more than 60 years – having its own theater building. This fall CTG performances will take place at the Starr Theater, 520 S. Elm St., Greensboro.
The CTG purchased the 160-seat facility, formerly known as the Broach Theatre, for $1.24 million. The organization had raised nearly $2 million to purchase the building and create a permanent endowment and fund to enhance operations and programming.
The Starr Theatre is less than 2 miles from the Troy-Bumpas Inn Bed & Breakfast. We’re looking forward to seeing the renovated facility and will be happy to assist guests who wish to attend plays with obtaining tickets. The 2013-2014 season features three musicals, a classic drama, and an CTG tradition.
Smokey Joe’s Café, a musical revue featuring the songs of Jerry Lieber and Mike Stoller, runs Oct. 4 to 13.
Nov. 16 to 24 marks the return of The Wizard of Oz, the musical adaptation of the motion picture screenplay that was based on the book by L. Frank Baum. This is the 19th year CTG will present this much loved story. More than 200 talented children and adults work on stage and behind the scenes to bring the story to life. (The Wizard of Oz is presented at the Carolina Theatre.)
To Kill a Mockingbird, based on the novel by Harper Lee and adapted for the stage by Christopher Sergel, will be performed Feb. 14 to 23, 2014.
Legally Blonde is a musical adaptation of the novel by Amanda Brown and the MGM motion picture of the same name. Shows run from March 28 to April 13, 2014.
The season concludes with 9 to 5, The Musical. With music by Dolly Parton, the show is based upon the screenplay by Patricia Resnick and Colin Higgins. The show runs April 25 to May 11, 2014.
For more information about the Community Theatre of Greensboro, including descriptions of the plays; specific performance dates and times; and ticket information, visit the CTG website or phone 336-333-7470.