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Strauss Theatre presents "Smoke on the Mountain," a story about a gospel singing family traveling to a North Carolina church, February 15-24.

A Radio Show on 34th Street

Nov 28, 2017
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The Strauss Theatre Center is ringing in the holiday season with its twist on the classic Christmas story, Miracle on 34th Street. This musical will open Friday, December 8, and will run through December 15. Showtimes will be at 7 p.m. on the 8th, 12th, 14th, and 15th, and there will be a 2 p.m. matinee on the 10th.

Strauss Theatre Brings Suspense and Suspicion

Oct 18, 2017
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 The Mousetrap, the famous murder mystery by Agatha Christie, is returning to the Strauss Theatre Center's stage October 27th, through November 4th.  

Strauss Celebrates 86 Years of Theatre

Aug 28, 2017
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Strauss Theatre Center is excited to open its 86th season with the classic musical, My Fair Lady. My Fair Lady opens September 7th for patrons , and September 8th for the rest of the public. 

  My Fair Lady follows the story of a working class Cockney girl named Eliza. Eliza's life gets turned around when a haughty phonetics professor, Henry Higgins, takes it upon himself to teach Eliza 'proper' speech as well as how to fit in as a member of high society. Local Strauss stars, Hunt Heely and Hannah Bryan, will be bringing these two main characters to life.

Strauss's Spy Thriller Takes a Turn for Comedy

Jun 5, 2017
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Friday and Saturday June 9th and 10th, and again on June 16th and 17th, Strauss Theatre Center is presenting its dinner theater, 'The 39 Steps'. This play, a spoof on an Alfred Hitchcock spy thriller, follows the journey of one man on a crazy adventure. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. and the play begins at 6:30 p.m.

This fast paced play begins with a murder and then follows a fugitive from Britain to Scotland. There will be iconic scenes, spies, chases, and escapes in this comedy. One of the notable parts of the dinner theater will be that four actors will play twenty-five parts. 

"Boeing Boeing" Comedy Features Local Talent

Feb 8, 2017
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Strauss Theatre's opening night of French farce, Boeing Boeing, is Friday, February 10th. Boeing Boeing will run from February 10th to February 18th with afternoon and evening shows. 

Boeing Boeing, set in the 1960's, is the story of a French bachelor, Bernard, who is engaged to three different stewardesses, none of whom know about the other. After a visit from an old school mate, Bernard's life finds itself becoming complicated. Stories and lies tangle when all three stewardesses end up in town at the same time. 

Simon's Rumors Spread on Stage

Nov 8, 2016
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This Friday is the opening night of Rumors at the Strauss Theatre. The play will be showing this Friday and Saturday at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday at 2:00 p.m., then again next Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.  

Big River Makes a Splash at Strauss Theatre

Sep 8, 2016
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Setting the tale of Huckleberry Finn to music, the Strauss Theatre's production of "Big River" debuts this weekend. The show marks the beginning of Strauss Theatre's 85th season.

Based on the the classic novel by Mark Twain, this musical follows the story of Huck Finn and his friend, the runaway slave Jim, as they attempt to flee up the Mississippi River to free the rest of Jim's family.

Anita Breen with the Strauss Theatre says that the play has help bring together actors of different races that might not have worked together otherwise.

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With the last days of summer vacation, the Strauss Theater Complex and the Strauss Youth Academy for the Arts come together for a production of the Charles Dickens classic "Oliver!"

The raucous musical tells the story of the orphan Oliver Twist from the novel by Charles Dickens, then adds music to the many characters he meets as he scampers through the streets of 1860's London.

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Auditions are July 11th and 12th for the Strauss Theatre Center musical 'Big River.'  Auditions are open to local actors from age 7 to adult. Backstage workers, crew and costumers are also needed.  

Strauss' Cathy Airhart Webb and John Russell explain the audition process. 

The musical is an adaptation of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. 'Big River' is set in pre-Civil War Missouri and follows the hijinks of an escaped slave and homeless boy. The performance will feature bluegrass, gospel and country music with a live stage band.

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