SME’s Statement on COVID-19

We are in uncharted waters.  

COVID-19 is present nearly everywhere, and our community is no exception.  As we continue to wade through these unknown waters, the future has never felt so unpredictable. Things have never been so ambiguous—much like the characters in Sondheim’s Into the Woods; the musical we chose for our Summer 2020 production. “Isn’t it nice to know a lot?” Little Red sings to herself. “And a little bit not.” Later in the show Cinderella hems and haws on the steps of the palace, “But then how can you know Who you are till you know What you want, which I don’t So then which do you pick…”

When the Stay at Home Order was put into place in March, SME made the decision to cancel a series of Cabaret fundraisers to ensure the safety and welfare of our SME friends and family, the community at large, and ourselves. In time, we were also notified by Virginia Tech that all summer activities on campus were being canceled, including our Summer production of Into The Woods.

While there’s a lot of uncertainty, we know that we need to adapt fast to our changing reality. Now, more than ever, our community needs each other.  While much of this is out of our control, we’re dedicated to finding ways to continue striving to bring quality musical theatre to the New River Valley, featuring it’s greatest resource — it’s people! We hope to resume programming soon! We borrow from Broadway and many other theatres when we say we are simply in an extended Intermission. But that means that there will still be a Second Act!  

In times like this, we’re reminded of how interconnected we all are. Thank you for being part of our community for the past 29 years. Without you, none of it would be possible.

Disney’s The Little Mermaid – August 2019

In 2019, SME journeyed under the sea and beyond in this magical adaptation of the animated classic.

In a magical kingdom beneath the sea, 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.”



Chefs, Sailors, Princesses, Maids,
Sea Creatures & Animals

A Gift From SME to You: A Christmas Revue

[lead]Dec. 13 and 14 at 7 pm[/lead]

[lead]Dec. 15 and 16 at 3 pm[/lead]

A Gift From SME to You: A Christmas Revue spotlights Christmas selections from musicals, from the classics to today’s Holiday shows!  The Revue features solos, duets, small group numbers and  fun choreographed company numbers sure to get you in the Christmas spirit!


Tickets are now on sale! Buy your tickets now at this link!

Featuring performances by

Brian Bush
Emma Bush
Tracy Kwock
Kylan Socha
Beckett Socha
Ashlinn Blevins
Hana Kwon
Debbie Campbell
Josalyn Amodeo
Miranda Medrano
Leigh Anne Byrd
Sarah Kauffman
Brad Kraft
Anna Gibbs
Heather “Dexy” Ursano
Michael Trujillo
Hannah Tucker
Kirk Cameron
Zach Helms
Patrick Marks
Daniel Lewis
(and cameo appearance by Cindy Blevins)

Sweeney Todd – August/September 2018

Sweeney Todd is a Tony Award-winning tale of love, murder and revenge set against the backdrop of 19th century London.

The show has become a bloody, worldwide success since being awarded eight Tony’s, (including Best Musical), for its Broadway premiere. Stephen Sondheim’s and Hugh Wheeler’s (A Little Night Music, Pacific Overtures) tasty, thrilling, theatrical treat has simultaneously shocked, awed and delighted audiences across the world.

Sweeney Todd was a more mature production than Summer Musical Enterprise’s usual family-friendly fare. It featured a cast of 24 performers — none of them children — which was quite a departure from the previous summer’s all-ages cast of 70!

Cast Bios

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast – August 2017

Based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature, the stage production of Beauty and the Beast included all of the wonderful songs written by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman, along with new songs by Mr. Menken and Tim Rice. The original Broadway production ran for over thirteen years and was nominated for nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical.

Summer Musical Enterprise’s production thrilled audiences for ten performances with a cast of more than 70 local actors and a full pit orchestra, and featuring elaborate costumes, a stunning rented set, custom-made prosthetic makeup, flying stunts, and special visual effects.