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Season 2016  
Church Basement Ladies 2016 02/12/16 To 03/25/16
Escape to beautiful rural Minnesota with this celebration of the church basement kitchen and the women who work there! Laugh along with these four unforgettable women as they organize the food and solve the problems of a rural church in 1965. They stave off potential disasters, share and debate recipes, instruct the young, and keep the pastor on course while thoroughly enjoying (or at least tolerating) each other as the true "Steel Magnolias" of the church. Witness the church year unfold from below the house of God with this funny, down-to-earth musical comedy! Rated G and sponsored by Crossville Outlet Store.
Willy Wonka 2016 02/13/16 To 03/04/16
Escape to a magical world of sheer deliciousness as this timeless story of the world-famous candy man and his quest to find an heir comes to chocolate-covered life! Our kids, teens, and volunteers will light up the stage in this captivating adaptation of Roald Dahl's fantastical tale. Featuring the enchanting songs from the 1971 film starring Gene Wilder and new songs by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley, Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka is as scrumpdiddlyumptious musical guaranteed to delight everyone's sweet tooth! Rated G and sponsored by Dr. Anthony Wilson
AT STONE MEMORIAL HIGH SCHOOL! Featuring music of Ireland, Scotland, England and connections to North America. A vocal guest (TBA) will be performing as well.
The Nerd 03/11/16 To 04/16/16
Escape all your cares with this side-splitting comedy! A young architect is visited by a man he's never met but who saved his life in Vietnam-- the visitor turns out to be an incredibly inept, hopelessly bumbling "Nerd" who outstays his welcome with a vengeance. From Larry Shue, this show is sure to tickle your funny bone and surprise you with a "Twist" that you'll never see coming! Rated PG and sponsored by Stanley Bise, MD
Brenda & Weslie Concert 2016 03/12/16
Brenda and Weslie are at it again, blending opera and musical theater together for a musical extravaganza. With guest pianist Mark Ensley, University of Memphis Opera Quartet, and some of your favorite Playhouse artists, a night of beautiful music and a laugh for two is sure to ensure! Sponsored by Stan & Barbara Huff
Sparkley Clean Funeral Singers 2016 04/01/16 To 05/28/16
Escape to quaint, quiet Ashland City, TN with this hilarious new musical! Daughter Junie inherits the job of taking over the family dry cleaning business, tending to Dad (who's having a hard time remembering things) and keeping an eye on her younger sister. Junie's dream of being a country singer is put on hold until the town Pastor asks the sisters to write and perform personal sendoffs for the dearly departed. Playwright Lori Fischer (Barbara's Blue Kitchen) brings us the Southern premiere of this brand new heart-felt, laughter-filled musical comedy. Rated PG and sponsored by Bilbrey Funeral Home
Buddy Greene & Friends SSSB 04/16/16
AT STONE MEMORIAL HIGHSCHOOL.... Appearing as a return guest artist will be Nashville's harmonica/guitar/songwriter, Buddy Greene. Greene is a frequent guest on the Bill Gaither Gospel shows and travels internationally as an entertainer. In addition to playing a couple of selections with the SSSB, Buddy and his Nashville musician sidemen, will give a 30 minute separate concert as part of this great evening of music.
Southern Fried Nuptials 2016 04/22/16 To 06/10/16
Escape to New Edinburgh, Mississippi once again, because the only thing funnier that a Southern Funeral is a Southern Wedding! The Frye family is back and this time one of them is getting married. Or maybe not! The engagement of Atticus Van Leer and Herlene Frye has been on again, off again more times that they can count. Now half the town has been invited, the dress has been fitted, the flowers have been ordered and the gifts are piling up in the living room. Will they or won't they? Find out in this hysterical hit comedy from the authors of Southern Fried Funeral. Rated PG and sponsored by The Beef and Barrel and Red's Ale House.
Elemental Dance 2016 05/13/16 To 05/14/16
Escape to the realm of the elemental forces of nature! Whether wind, earth, fire or water we have a very real fascination with the elements. Join the talented students and teachers from our Triple Threat Performance Education Program for their magnificent interpretations of the four elements of the cosmos! Rated G and sponsored by Keith and Carol Pontius
Smoke on the Mountain 2016 06/03/16 To 07/29/16
Escape to Mt. Pleasant, North Carolina for the 23rd year! The enthusiastic new minister of MT. Pleasant Baptist has enlisted the Sander's Family for the church's first ever Saturday night Gospel Sing. Between singing and playing two dozen bluegrass songs, the family shares their witness. As one thing after another goes awry, they reveal their true and hilariously imperfect natures. A true audience favorite! "Totally beguiling..foot stomping soul food"-New York Post. Rated g and sponsored by Cracker Barrel
Little Mermaid 2016 06/17/16 To 08/28/16
Escape to a magical kingdom beneath the sea, where the beautiful young mermaid Ariel longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above. Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen's most beloved stories and the classic animated film, Disney's The Little Mermaid is a hauntingly beautiful love story for the ages. With Music by eight-time Academy Award winner Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater, and a compelling book by Doug Wright, this fishy fable will capture your heart with its irresistible songs including "Under the Sea", "Kiss the Girl" and "Part of Your World." Rated G and sponsored by Plateau Pediatrics
Mamma Mia 2016 07/22/16 To 09/09/16
Escape to a stunning Greek island paradise with the ultimate feel-good show! Straight from Broadway, over 54 million people all around the world have fallen in love with MAMMA MIA! On the eve of her wedding, a daughter's quest to discover the identity of her father brings 3 men from her mother's past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago. The magic of ABBA's timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship, and everyone's having the time of their lives. Rated PG13 and sponsored by FFG Resort and Cookeville Regional Medical Center
Lend Me A Tenor 2016 08/05/16 To 09/22/16
Escape to a luxurious 1930's hotel in this madcap screwball comedy! World-Famous opera star Tito Merelli, arrives in Cleveland, Ohio and passes out. Mistaking him for dead, the opera manager taps his hapless assistant to suit up and replace the divo. Meanwhile, the tenor's jealous wife, his female co-star, Max's girlfriend and the head of the opera guild are all on the scene fighting for the star's attention, Rated PG13 and sponsored by Uplands Village
Secret Garden 09/16/16 To 10/23/16
Escape to the winsdswept English moors with this enchanting musical! Based on the novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden is the magical tale of a young orphan who discovers an enchanted garden, softens the heart of a lonely recluse and rekindles a family's love. With music by Sharon Burgett, lyrics byh Diana Matterson and Sue Beckwith-Smith, and book and additional lyrics by Jim Crabtree, this beautiful show is one for the whole family!! Rated G and sponsored by Cumberland Medical Center/Covenant Health and Beltone
Kathy Metta Concert 2016 09/23/16
Kathy Mattea remains one of Nashville's most spiritual singers, and the songs she sings about love lost and humility are as fine as any she has recorded Sponsored by Gernt Insurance and D & C Fencing
The Addams Family 2016 09/30/16 To 11/12/16
Escape the mundane in this magnificently macabre new musical comedy! In this original story, the Addams family is put to the test when outsiders come to dinner, hurling Gomez, Morticia, Wednesday, Pugsley, Uncle Fester, Grandmama and Lurch headlong into a night that will change the family forever. This musical extravaganza has all the fun you would expect from America's first family of fright. Rated PG and sponsored by Cumberland County Bank and Pink Zebra
A Christmas Story 2016 11/04/16 To 12/18/16
Eacape to a bygone era with the Broadway musical comedy gift you'll cherish all holiday long! In 1940's Indiana, a bespectacled boy named Ralphie has a big imagination and one wish for Christmas- a Red Ryder BB Gun. A kooky leg lamp, outrageous pink bunny pajamas, a cranky department store Santa and a triple-dog-dare to lick a freezing flagpole are just a few of the obstacles that stand between Ralphie and his Christmas dream. Based on the classic 1983 movie, A CHRISTMAS STORY, the musical captures holiday wonder with funny and heartfelt songs, show stopping dancing, delicious wit and a heart of gold. Rated PG and sponsored by Cumberland Eye Care, M.Stewart Galloway, MD and Janis Holt MD
Sanders Family Christmas 2016 11/18/16 To 12/22/16
Escape to the snow-capped Smokies with the heartwarming sequal to Connie Ray and Alan Bailey's wildly successful bluegrass gospel musical Smoke on the Mountain! It's December 24, 1941 and America is going to war. So is Dennis Sanders of the Sander's Family Singers. Join Pastor Mervin Oglethorpe and the rest of the Sanders family as they send Dennis off with hilarious and touching stories and twenty-five Southern Gospel Christmas favorites. Rated G and sponsored by Stonehaus Winery
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