The 2015 – 2016 Performing Arts Season Schedule

All performances begin at 8:00 P.M. The Belmont Abbey College Performing Arts Theatre is located in the Haid building.

As the dates approach, return to this page for links to purchase tickets. If you prefer to buy tickets over the phone, please call: 704-461-6787.

WINGS by Arthur Kopit
September 24, 25, 26, 30, October 1, 2
Directed by Simon Donoghue

YOU CAN’T TAKE IT WITH YOU by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart
November 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21
Directed by Jill Bloede

December 4
Directed by Simon Donoghue and Seth Kane


The 24 Hour Theatre Project
January 30
Facilitated by Senior Lindsey Foley 

(No advanced reservations or tickets are needed for this event. Admission is complimentary. Attendance is expected to be high, so please plan to arrive early to guarantee seating.)

At 8:00 p.m. on January 29, playwrights will be locked into the Haid Theatre and handed a photographic “prompt” for inspiration. Their goal? To complete a one-act play by 8:00
a.m. on January 30th! By 9:00 that morning the plays are in the hands of directors and actors, and by 8:00 that night, they’re on the Haid stage. This annual event has become an
Abbey Players tradition, and is completely in the hands of our students. If you are interested in participating as an actor, technician, director or writer, please come on out – it’s a guaranteed blast!

THE LARK by Jean Anouilh
February 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27
Directed by Simon Donoghue
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The name Joan of Arc conjures so many different women that people still argue about her nearly six hundred years after her execution. For the Catholic Church she is a saint and martyr; the French hold her as a national hero; military historians study her tactics. In her own day, Joan was regarded as a witch, a heretic and one called by God to save her country. Jean Anouilh’s brilliant play about Joan’s life and trial is a theatrical tour-de-force that helped ensure the young Julie Harris stardom. As her trial unfolds, the audience sees Joan as she herself does, as her life is told in a series of vignettes that help us understand how a simple, unlettered peasant girl became one of the towering historical figures of all time.


LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS by Howard Ashman, Book and Lyrics, Alan Menken, Music
April 14,15,16, 21,22,23
Directed by Jill Bloede
Jim Eddings, Music Director
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A deviously delicious Broadway and Hollywood sci-fi smash musical, Little Shop Of Horrors has devoured the hearts of theatre goers for over 30 years. Howard Ashman and Alan Menken (Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Beauty And The Beast, and Aladdin) are the creative geniuses behind what has become one of the most popular shows in the world.

The meek floral assistant Seymour Krelborn stumbles across a new breed of plant he names “Audrey II” – after his coworker crush. This R&B-singing carnivore promises unending fame and fortune to the down and out Krelborn as long as he keeps feeding it, BLOOD. Over time, though, Seymour discovers Audrey II’s out of this world origins and intent towards global domination!

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