2013 Season of Wonders

Love is on the Air - [Cast List]
by Ginger Casebeer
Directed by Cheryl Belt
January 17-February 02

Love is in and on the air at the Family Bible Broadcast. Jerry secretly loves Opal. Opal loves the broadcast. And Stan Silver simply loves to be admired. Add Widow Gentry's matchmaking wiles and the ambitious dreams of the broadcast crew, and you've got a mix-up made in heaven. Will misunderstandings destroy the broadcast, or will newfound stardom and faith put "Love On the Air"?

The Robe - [Cast List]
by John McGreevey based on the book by Lloyd C. Douglas
Directed by Bernie Houchens
March 07-March 23

Marcellus, a young Roman officer, has been exiled. In Jerusalem, it becomes his duty to crucify a Galilean. Although he believes the man innocent, he obeys. He also tosses dice for the simple homespun robe which the Galilean wore. He wins but becomes a desperately troubled man, restless and obsessed with thoughts of the Galilean and the persecuted Christians. Marcellus turns more and more to the Galilean but hesitates to accept Him as divine until, in a final scene of emotion and power, he accepts death for himself and his young wife rather than renounce his faith.

Much Ado About Everything - [Cast List]
By Jane Perry
Directed by Jane Perry
April 18-May 04

Mary and Martha, two matronly sisters who live together in a quaint, little town, seem to get caught up in the busyness of life, and "everything" becomes the focus, rather than the finer delicacies of life. All ends well, of course, but not without much direction and fortitude from the town's beloved and well-respected minister. Thankfully, he has a sense of humor. Download show poster.

Pollyanna - [Cast List]
by Craig Sodaro based on the novel by Eleanor Porter
Co-Directed by Amy McFarland and Gail Clements
June 06-June 22

It's the early 1900s and young, frightened Pollyanna Whittier arrives in Vermont, full of hope that her new life with Aunt Polly will help ease the pain of her parents' deaths. But Polly Harrington has only taken her niece out of a sense of duty and quickly regrets it. The girl immediately begins making friends with the very people Polly Harrington has worked hard to either ignore or run out of town. Pollyanna seems to find joy in everything and gradually brings the town to life.

Charlotte's Web - [Cast List]
by Joseph Robinette
Directed by Misty Matthews
July 25-August 10

The Children's Literature Association named this "the best American children’s book of the past two hundred years," and Joseph Robinette, working with the advice of E.B. White, has created a play that captures this work in a thrilling and utterly practical theatrical presentation. All the enchanting characters are here: Wilbur, the irresistible young pig who desperately wants to avoid the butcher; Fern, a girl who understands what animals say to each other; Templeton, the gluttonous rat who can occasionally be talked into a good deed; the Zuckerman family; the Arables; and, most of all, the extraordinary spider, Charlotte, who proves to be "a true friend and a good writer."

Comedy Night With Kent Rader

August 10-August 10

Known as the world’s cleanest comedian, Kent Rader helps people and organizations learn and experience how laughter matters. He is well qualified to perform this role, as he boasts a diverse skill set and experience in both corporate and healthcare environments. In addition, he has performed his clean comedy in comedy clubs from New York to Seattle and co-stars in The Baby Boomer Comedy Show, Clean Comedy For People Born Before Seat Belts. He even won the Branson Comedy Festival as a reward for his efforts.

The Miracle Worker - [Cast List]
by William Gibson
Directed by Melanie Thompson
September 12-September 28

Young Helen Keller, blind, deaf, and mute since infancy, is in danger of being sent to an institution. Her inability to communicate has left her frustrated and violent. In desperation, her parents seek help from the Perkins Institute, which sends them a "half-blind Yankee schoolgirl" named Annie Sullivan to tutor their daughter. Trapped in a secret, silent world, and unable to communicate, Helen Keller is violent, spoiled, almost sub-human and treated by her family as such. Only Annie realizes that there is a mind and spirit waiting to be rescued from the dark, tortured silence. Through persistence and love, and sheer stubbornness, Annie breaks through Helen's walls of silence and darkness and teaches her to communicate.

My Son Pinocchio - [Cast List]
by David Stern with music and lyrics by Stephen Swartz
Directed by Mary Alexander
October 24-November 09

Join the Blue Fairy, Stromboli and a lively cast of characters as Geppetto journeys beyond the toy shop to discover what makes the "perfect child". When Pinocchio runs away to become a star in a traveling show, Geppetto must negotiate through a maze of adventures and comic encounters to find him. This family-friendly musical follow Pinocchio's journey from an awkward wooden puppet to a real, live boy.

All individuals auditioning need to prepare a song to sing. It need not be memorized.

Sanders Family Christmas (Smoke on the Mountain Christmas) - [Cast List]
by Alan Bailey based on the book by Constance Ray with musical arrangement by Gary & John Fagin
Directed by Dale Wilkes
December 05-December 21

It's December 24, 1941, and America is going to war. So is Dennis Sanders of the Sanders Family Singers. Join Pastor Mervin Oglethorpe and the rest of the Sanders Family as they send Dennis off with hilarious and touching stories and Southern Christmas favorites. Join us for this fantastic sequel to Smoke on the Mountain.