2018 CenterStage Season  

First Baptist of Ivy Gap 

7:35 p.m., April 19-21, 26 & 27
Written by Ron Osborne
Directed by Laura Connolly & Andrew Maples
Tickets: $15 adults, $10 students

During World War II, six women from the First Baptist of Ivy Gap roll bandages and plan the church's 75th anniversary celebration; the wise-cracking pastor's wife, a mother whose son is fighting in the Pacific, a rebellious organist, a woman who dreams of a career in Hollywood, the shy newcomer with a secret, and an influential Baptist with a secret of her own. Twenty-five years later, the "First Baptist Six" reunite with revelations formed over a quarter of a century that shake relationships.

"A beautiful Southern comedy that will keep you in stitches from beginning to end." -- Elizabethton Star. 

The Marvelous Wonderettes 

7:35 p.m., October 4 - 6, 11 & 12
Written by Roger Bean
Directed by David Hope, Music Direction by Gene Anne Gifford
Tickets: $20 adults, $15 students

It's 1958. Betty Jean, Cindy Lou, Missy and Suzy serenade us with classic 1950s hits such as Lollipop, Dream Lover, Stupid Cupid and Lipstick  on Your Collar. Their hopes and dreams are as big as their crinoline skirts! At their ten-year reunion, we learn about the highs and lows they have experienced during the past ten years. We are charmed to find that no matter what life throws their way, they will conquer it together. Featuring over 30 classic 1950s and '60s hits, "The Marvelous Wonderettes" will keep you smiling in this must-take musical trip down memory lane.

"Effervescent and irresistible! An utter charm bomb!" -- The New York Times. 

Declarations: An Evening with Thomas Jefferson

7:35 p.m., October 25 - 27
Featuring Colonial Williamsburg's Bill Barker
Tickets: $15 adults, $10 students

The author of the Declaration if Independence, the first Secretary of State, the second Vice President and the third President of these United States will visit the Ritz Theatre in October! Thomas Jefferson is expertly reenacted by Bill Barker, one of Colonial Williamsburg's star actors. Audiences will be transported back in time to feel and hear what it would be like to mingle with a Founding Father. Barker has performed at the White House, the Palace of Versailles and throughout the U.S., U.K. and France.

"Barker both looks like the former president and knows his writings so well that to confront him is to feel convincingly like one is debating the real Jefferson." -- U.S. News. 





Past Seasons









2017 Center Stage Season

Dixie Swim Club

A Comedy of Tenors




2016 Center Stage Season

To Kill a Mockingbird

Mama Won't Fly

Agnes of God


2015 Center Stage Season

Diary of Anne Frank

Snoopy the Musical

The Star Spangled Girl


2014 Center Stage Season

Forever Plaid

Little Old Ladies in Tennis Shoes

Tuesdays With Morrie


2013 Center Stage Season

Lend Me a Tenor

A Bad Year for Tomatoes



2012 Center Stage Season

The Importance of Being Earnest

A Few Good Men


2011 Center Stage Season

You Can't Take It With You

The Foreigner


2010 Center Stage Season

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Leading Ladies



2009 Center Stage Season

A Nice Family Gathering

Southern Hospitality

Shadow and Substance: "The Twilight Zone"

Night of January 16th

Event Calendar

Sunday March 25 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Original art of Harold Lovell
Monday March 26 @ 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Original art of Harold Lovell
Friday April 6 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Bending the Arc
Sunday May 20 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Gulf Coast Contemporary: Selected Works from Artists in Lower Alabama


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