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August 4th - 24th - The Dixie Swim Club
February 9th - 26th, 2017 - Nana's Naughty Knickers
September 29 - October 16th - Death Trap
April 20th - May 7th, 2017 - Music Man
December 1st - 18th - A Broadway Christmas Carol
 

2016-2017 Season - Celebrating 41 Years
Old Courthouse Theatresm presents


dixie swim
                                        club
The Dixie Swim Club 

By Jamie Wooten, Jesse Jones,
and Nicholas Hope

 PG

Performances:
  August 4, 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20; 2016 @ 8pm 
August 7, 14, 21
@ 2:30pm Sunday Matinee



Five southern women who were college swim teammates meet one long weekend every

August in the same beach cottage in North Carolina's Outer Banks to catch up, laugh and meddle in each other's lives. The show focuses on four of those weekends, and spans a period of thirty-three years.

 

The Dixie Swim Club is the story of five

unforgettable women--a hilarious and

touching comedy about friendships that last forever.

 

“Five Stars out of Five Stars!”

 

“Hilarious and poignant!  - The new Steel Magnolias"

 


death
                                        trap
Death Trap

by Ira Levin

PG

Performances:
  September 29, 30, October  1, 7, 8, 14, 15; 2016 @ 8pm
  October 2, 9, 16  @ 2:30pm - Sunday Matinee



Deathtrap is a play written by Ira Levin in 1978 with many plot twists and which references itself as a play within a play. It holds the record for the longest running comedy-thriller on Broadway and was also nominated for the Tony Award for Best Play. Deathtrap was well received by many and has been frequently revived. It was adapted into a film starring Christopher Reeve,
Michael Caine, and Dyan Cannon in 1982

“In Deathtrap... the basic components of thrillers and horror stories; murder, deceit, innocent dialogue with hidden sinister meanings, plot reversals, unexpected turns of events, etc., and twisted and rearranged the pieces again and again."


 



 


broadway
                                        christmas
A Broadway Christmas Carol

Created by Kathy Feininger

PG

Performances:
  December 1, 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17; 2016 @ 8pm
 
December 4, 11, 18 @ 2:30pm - Sunday Matinee

 

 A Broadway Christmas Carol, created by Kathy Feininger, is a delicious cross between the classic Dickens’ tale and uproarious song parodies of favorite, familiar Broadway show tunes.

A revival from December 2011, OCT’s audiences have been asking for A Broadway Christmas Carol to return and it is now back!  All of the Broadway parodies that you loved before and some new hits to enjoy!

" ...musical-theater fanatics who like to laugh should head to the theatre with jingle bells on."
- The Washington Post

“Dancing Scrooge” logo by Lucas Feininger

 



nana
                                        knickers

Nana's Naughty Knickers

by Katherine DiSavino

PG-13

Performances:
  February 9, 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25; 2017 @ 8pm
  February 12, 19, 26 @ 2:30pm - Sunday Matinee


Bridget and her Grandmother are about to
become roommates. However, what Bridget saw as a unique opportunity to stay with her favorite Nana in New York for the summer quickly turns into an experience she’ll never forget. It seems her sweet Grandma is running an illegal boutique from her apartment, selling hand-made naughty knickers to every senior citizen in the five borough area!

Will Bridget be able to handle all the
excitement? Will her Nana get arrested - or worse! - evicted?

"Nana's Naughty Knickers brought down the house." - The Grant Tribune Sentinel

 

 

  *This is a Regional Premiere*



music man

The Music Man
By Meredith Wilson

PG

Performances:
April 20, 21, 22, 28, 29, May 5, 6; 2017 @ 8pm
  April 23, 30, May 7 @ 2:30pm - Sunday Matinee

 By turns wicked, funny, warm, romantic and touching, The Music Man is family entertainment at its best. Meredith Wilson's six-time, Tony Award winning musical comedy has been entertaining audiences since 1957 and is a family-friendly story to be shared with every generation.

The Music Man follows fast-talking traveling salesman Harold Hill as he cons the people of River City, Iowa into buying instruments and uniforms for a boys' band he vows to organize - this despite the fact he doesn't know a trombone from a treble clef. His plans to skip town with the cash are foiled when he falls for Marian the librarian, who transforms him into a respectable citizen by curtain's fall.

The Music Man beat West Side Story in 1958 for the Tony Award for Best Musical!

“The Music Man ... is as American as apple pie and a Fourth of July “ The New York Times



 

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