It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play
December 18-20 & 24-16, 2020
COVID-19 may have stopped some of our productions, but we were not going to miss presenting our 2nd annual production of "It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play" by Joe Landry. Thanks to a sponsorship by Danville Toyota and support by the Danville Museum of Fine Arts & History our cast and crew performed for cameras and presented the show for free to the world on Broadway on Demand six different dates. This show was directed by James Anderson and featured Matt Doss, Mark Harrelson, Josh Lucia, Olivia Richardson, Abe Timm, Rachel Timm, and Kris Dodds Williams, with sets and props by Tamara Lucia. Stage Manager was Emily Wilkerson and Travis Williams assisted with sound. The video production was provided by Lucia Video. We look forward to performing this classic tradition in front of a live audience in December 2021 and plan to make this 2020 presentation available on-demand!
Ghosts & Gravestones Historical Tours
October 22-24, 2020
Smokestack returned for the third year to produce Ghosts & Gravestones in partnership with the Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History. Due to smaller tour groups and an outside setting we were able to present twelve tours while socially distanced. Tickets sold out days before the first tours with over 240 people able to enjoy the event which featured new ghosts including Danville's own Camilla Williams presented within the Museum's exhibit about the Opera singer's life. The cast featured many younger actors along with experienced actors from the Region. We look forward to more new ghosts in 2021. Get your tickets early!
It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play
December 19-22, 2019
A Christmas Tradition begins! Sartomer Arkema sponsored our first production of "It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play" by Joe Landry. Our cast and crew presented this timeless classic as a 1940's radio show complete with live foley. In addition to three regular shows, we also had a "Pay What You Can Night" with all proceeds benefitting the Danville Out of the Darkness Suicide Prevention Walk and we had a private sensory friendly performance for ADA individuals and children and adults on the Spectrum. This show was directed by James Anderson and featured Matt Doss, Mark Harrelson, Josh Lucia, Olivia Richardson, Abe Timm, Rachel Timm, Kris Dodds Williams, and Linda Zimmermann with sets and props by Tamara Lucia and Leon Zimmermann III. We will produce this show again December 10-13, 2020!
Ghosts & Gravestones
October 24-26, 2019
We returned for our second year to produce Ghosts & Gravestones of Grove Street Cemetery to support the Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History. Featuring some returning cast members as well as many new faces, this year's show was directed by multiple talents and improved on many aspects of these historical ghost tours. We return with more tours October 22-24, 2020!
James and the Giant Peach
August 2-4, 2019
We presented our first youth production of James and the Giant Peach from the book by Roald Dahl, Dramatized by Richard R. George. Tickets to all three shows sold out and the kids put on an amazing performance. This show was Directed by Josh Lucia and starred: Arianna Cahill, Lucy Cross, Xavier Ehrhardt, Gwendolyn Goad, Emma Larking, Nick Longerbeam, Jude Lucia, Peyton Markham, Peyton Marsh, Kloe Marshall, Kamryn Moore, Jude Neal, Parker Norton, Belle Nunley, Maddie Oliver, Abe Timm, Anna Timm, Haan Vipperman, Carson Williams, Noah Williams, and Grace Wood. The amazing costumes were designed by Malcolm Hofmann and Rachel Timm.
12 Angry Men Performed by 12 Impassioned Women
April 7, 2019
Over the weekend of April 5-8, 2019, play readings of Reginald Rose’s drama “12 Angry Men” were presented in different venues all over the country by impassioned women. Smokestack Theatre Company was proud to be selected as part of this national event and bring this staged reading to the Dan River Region at no cost to the community. This production was directed by Rachel Timm and starred Kristen Barker, Christie Wall, Jennifer Gregory, Joyce Wilburn, Sadé Fountain, Janet Phillips, Alexis Ehrhardt, Porchia Russell, Felice McWilliams, Becky Donner, Liz Cervantes, and Trina McLaughlin. For more info on 12,000 Voices visit www.12000voices.com.
February 14, 2019
We presented our first scripted show, Café Murder by Nathan Hartswick, as part of a special Valentine’s Day dinner at the 616 to a sold out crowd. Patrons were treated to an interactive murder mystery comedy while enjoying a three course meal. Directed by James Anderson. Lighting & Sound by Leon Zimmermann III. Set Construction by Leon Zimmermann III & Leon Zimmermann Jr. Costumes by Kris Dodds Williams & Tamara Lucia. Starring Matt Doss, Madalyn Martin, Liz Cervantes, Candice Raby, Linda Zimmermann, Kris Dodds Williams, Josh Lucia, Camron Beale, and Donté Johns.
GHOSTS & GRAVESTONES
October 25-28, 2018
We were approached by the Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History to help with their historic tours of the Grove Street Cemetery. With the support of over 30 volunteers from the community, the event was a huge success and we look forward to producing these tours again in 2019. Ranging from 9 years old to 67 years old, our actors braved the cold and rainy weekend wowing audiences on this historic walking tour. Keep an eye on our website and Facebook page for audition announcements for 2019!
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