Disney’s The Little Mermaid – August 2019
In 2019, SME journeyed under the sea and beyond in this magical adaptation of the animated classic.
Sweeney Todd – August/September 2018
2018’s summer production was a deliciously dark diversion for SME.
Disney’s Beauty and the Beast – August 2017
Summer Musical Enterprise’s production thrilled audiences for ten performances with a cast of more than 70 local actors.
The Music Man (SME 25th Anniversary Production) – August 2016
For SME’s 25th Anniversary Production, we returned to our roots with an all new performance of the show that started it all! (more…)
About the Show The Music Man (SME 25th Anniversary Production) – August 2016
Spamalot – August 2014
Lovingly ripped off from the classic film comedy MONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL, SPAMALOT retells the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table.
Shrek, The Musical – August 2013
Everyone’s favorite ogre is back in the hilarious stage spectacle based on the Oscar-winning smash hit film.
Peter Pan – August 2012
Production Team Producer – Cindy Blevins, Ed Schwartz Director – Samantha Turlington Music – Jay Durner Choreography – Karen Arrivillaga Vocal – Matt Chan Technical – Steve Beatty
Cinderella: Enchanted Version – August 2011
Production Team Producer – Mike Cannon Director – Cindy Blevins Music – Jay Durner Choreography – Karen Arrivillaga Technical – Steve Beatty
The Pajama Game – August 2010
A change of venue didn’t deter the cast and crew, as they came through with a wonderful performance.
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat – August 2009
This production opened to standing ovations that lasted throughout the run with a sell-out for the final performance.
About the Show Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat – August 2009
Anything Goes – August 2008
The seasoned cast of this production provided stellar performances in all of the main roles that provided an exceptionally strong show.
Kiss Me, Kate – August 2006
This clever Cole Porter musical was the choice for the fifteenth season. The 1999 revival version of the show was produced.
Oliver! – August 2005
The Dickens story about the homeless waif in England provided another opportunity for a large cast of youngsters (close to 50!). A very strong and seasoned cast together with an experienced group of directors and designers gave a wonderful air of excitement to the production. This production was also a great success from the front…
My Fair Lady – August 2004
Not to follow conventional wisdom, year thirteen was anything but unlucky. The production again provided a great vehicle for the local performers to stage a spirited performance of the George Bernard Shaw classic. Lively dances with the quick-fire banter was a true crowd-pleaser. Standing ovations were the norm with this outstanding cast. The sets created…
The King and I – August 2003
Year twelve, The King and I provided a wonderful performance for the senses, with lush costumes and sets matched with great music (both voices and orchestra). The massive pillars on-stage set the tone for the production with a grand production with grand results. The large cast was well received with standing ovations every night. Production Team Producer…
Guys and Dolls – August 2002
Year eleven, the number of performances were reduced to eight (8). An early football game made it necessary to move the final Sunday performance to the preceding Wednesday. another small problem ensued on the first Saturday performance as the air conditioning broke in Squires making it a very “hot” performance. The show was also hampered…
Annie – August 2001
Year ten provided the second children’s vehicle for SME and what a job these children did! The lead character of Annie was double cast (a first for SME) and provided a an opportunity for two youngsters to get this great experience. The role of Sandy (the dog) was also double cast, but by the dress…
Annie Get Your Gun – August 2000
Year nine brought a much better attendance to the theatre with another well known show fresh out of revival on Broadway. This was the first year, since “Oklahoma!” that the organization rented set pieces. A few backdrops were rented to provide professional looks to several of the scenes. The show was successful from both the…
The Prisoner of Zenda – August 1999
Year eight was a real stretch for SME by producing a new show by local playwright/composer Steve Brown. The show was based on a well-known novel that spawned a half-dozen films over the years. The musical was quite faithful to the story and produced several very entertaining moments and many fine melodies. There were also…
The Sound of Music – August 1998
Year seven again brought Rogers & Hammerstein to the stage with mixed results. The shows were well-received on one hand, but failed to draw the number of expected patrons on the other. The show also featured a large two-story unit set that the cast and crew affectionately referred to as “Titanic.” Production Team Producer -…
The Wizard of Oz – August 1997
Year six was the first children-centric show produced by SME. This year was also different because SME was unable to work out the arrangement with Radford University and performances in Preston Auditorium were curtailed. Although it meant that there was no grueling move to Preston Auditorium half-way through the run, it also meant that not…
South Pacific – August 1996
Year five again brought Rogers & Hammerstein to the stage. The show was a great crowd-pleaser and highlighted an outstanding men’s chorus that brought the house down. This was the last year that the show was performed at both Haymarket and Preston Theatres. Production Team Producer – Sherry Hirt, Annette Perkins Director – Bob Gribben…
Fiddler on the Roof – August 1995
Year four brought two talents of our community to the leading roles of Fiddler. Steve Brown and Clare Fisher-Davies provided solid performances that deeply satisfied the capacity crowds. Simple, fragmented sets worked very effectively as a backdrop for this deeply moving production. Production Team Producer – Sherry Hirt, Annette Perkins Director – Jeff McCoy Music…
Mame – August 1994
The third year brought several changes to the operations of the organization. The rental of sets and costumes was discontinued and all of the sets costumes and props were created in-house. Disappointing ticket sales and the steep learning curve of technical issues made this a challenging year for SME. Otherwise, the show had some very…
Oklahoma! – August 1993
The second year brought the famous team of Rogers & Hammerstein to the New River Valley stage. The production was very successful and well-received by the public. It also brought changes to the organization. In 1993, the organization moved from under the umbrella of the New River Arts Council and became incorporated as the Summer Musical…
The Music Man – August 1992
Summer Musical Enterprise’s initial show provided a great vehicle for the talent of the community and started with a sold-out opening night with a special appearance by the Highty Tighties under the direction of Major George McNeill for the final scene and bows. If you are familiar with the show, all of the boys band…