Theatre Arts Performance Schedule

2016-17 Performance Schedule


Book, Music, and Lyrics by Leslie Bricusse
Based on Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol 

 In 1843, Charles Dickens’ most beloved A Christmas Carol was first published. This wonderful story has been told a retold in many ways over the last many years and has become one of the highlights of every Christmas season. We wait for transformation of Ebenezer Scrooge as he discovers the love that he once had and abandons his misery and hateful ways. In 1970, the renowned Leslie Bricusse wrote a musical version of this wonderful Christmas story and a movie was made with Albert Finney. This musical version, SCROOGE!, contains some terrific songs that you may remember from this version, including “Thank You Very Much,” “December the Twenty-Fifth,” “Happiness” and “I’ll Begin Again.” Please make your plans to join the Department of Theatre Arts at Mars Hill University and the Southern Appalachian Repertory Theatre as they bring this magical show to life in the Owen Theatre, December 10 – 11, 2016. 

Directed by Joel P. Rogers
December 10 at 7:30 pm
December 10 & 11 at 2:30 pm
$22.50 for adults
$20.00 for seniors
$10.00 for students 


The timeless story of a poor girl who is bereft of any kindness in her life and overcomes adversity to live happily ever after, is a story we can all find joy in. Root for Cinderella and her most happy fella in the inaugural production of the James Thomas Black Box Theatre. If the shoe fits……why not wear it!! 

Directed by Joel P. Rogers
February 23, 24, 25 at 7:30pm
February 26 at 2:30pm
$15.00 for adults
$13.00 for seniors & students
MHU students free 


Book and Lyrics by Joel Paley
Music by Marvin Laird 

Ruthless! is a camp cult classic in which the beautiful and talented 8-year-old Tina Denmark will do anything to play the lead in her school play.... ANYTHING! The show famously spoofs Broadway musicals as well as iconic films including The Bad Seed and All About Eve. Ruthless! is a roller coaster ride through the world of Broadway, child actors, stage mothers, parenthood, fame and unbridled ambition. 

Directed by Jessica West
Musical Direction by Joel P. Rogers
April 27, 28, 29 at 7:30pm
$15.00 for adults 
$13.00 for seniors & students
MHU students free