This season’s installment of our American Classic Series is fun family comedy with a lot heart. Elwood P. Dowd is an affable man who claims to have an unseen (and presumably imaginary) friend Harvey. When Elwood’s sister decides to have him committed, a comedy of errors ensues. The doctor mistakenly commits his sister instead of Elwood, and when the truth comes out, the search is on for Elwood and his invisible companion!
Average teen Marvin McFlea travels back in time to the totally awesome year of 1985 to make his parents rich and famous. But his meddling upsets the space/time continuum. With help of Doc Emma Braun, he must battle an evil tetherball coach, Coach Strictman, along with his father’s nemesis: Buff Tanman. It’s 88 Miles of Laughter!!
When her mother goes missing searching for treasure, Cynthia has to risk the dangers of the jungle to find her. She enlists the help of the daring and dashing Indiana Bones. But the villainous Herr Gutefahrt will stop at nothing to get the treasure first. Can Indy and Cynthia reach the treasure in time and rescue her mother?
Returning to the Pickleville stage by overwhelming popular demand! Experience the magic of Disney’s underwater musical adventure in a way you’ve never seen it before! Ariel, King Triton’s youngest mer-daughter, has one wish: to live among the humans in the great big world above. After falling head-over-tails for the shipwrecked Prince Eric, Ariel barters a deal with her evil Aunt Ursula, trading her voice for a chance at true love. With help from her colorful friends, Flounder the guppy, Scuttle the seagull and Sebastian the crab, Ariel attempts to capture Prince Eric’s heart and restore order under the sea before it’s too late! Splashed with some of Disney’s most memorable tunes (Under the Sea, Part of Your World, Kiss the Girl) this fishy fable is a bullseye for audiences of all ages. Restaged and reimagined from our 2019 version, don’t miss what will certainly be one of Pickleville’s most magnificent productions to date. Hurry, tickets will go fast!
Pickleville’s original brand of hilarious, improvisational tomfoolery continues this summer with our all-new, modern musical melodrama: Thick As Thieves. When two con artist brothers get caught in a heist red-handed, they’re coerced into an undercover sting operation, posing as the grieving children to their beloved parents, recently 86’ed by an unknown source. The catch: their would-be parents are the former owners of a rundown local theater and in order for the boys to claim their inheritance, they’ve gotta put on a show. The tables turn quickly as a bombshell showgirl appears on the scene, pulling on both brothers’ heartstrings and throwing their entire scheme out of whack. Full of chaos, catastrophe and curveballs, this show will keep you on your toes from curtain to curtain. Bring your entire family and be ready for the ab workout only Pickleville hysterics can provide. This one’s a real doozy!
In Molière’s comedy classic, The Imaginary Invalid, Argan--our hypochondriacal protagonist--makes everyone in his life miserable with his melodramatic suffering and endless, unnecessary curative treatments. His doctor and apothecary are bleeding him dry--literally and figuratively. His duplicitous second wife and her lawyer “friend” are scheming to inherit his whole estate, by carting his daughters off to a convent. Angélique, the eldest daughter, is in love with Cléante, but Argan engages her Thomas Diaforus, an idiot doctor-in-training, so that Thomas and his father will always be around to take care of him . . . (for free!) Argan’s foolish and unshakable devotion to medicine is out of control. Only the brilliant collaboration of the maid, Toinette, with his brother, Beralde, can foil the wife, conquer the doctors, bring together the lovers, and satisfy Argan.
Inspired by the real history of female boxing in Victorian London, THE SWEET SCIENCE OF BRUISING follows four very different women in their bid to become Lady Boxing Champion of the World. As they spar and train under the tutelage of an eccentric trainer/promoter, all four women find an unexpected sense of freedom and solidarity in the "sweet science." Although the stakes for victory soon reach life-changing heights, a different fight awaits each of them in the world outside the ring. And for women in 19th century England, life rarely plays by Queensbury rules. Content Advisory This production contains strong language and content intended for adult audiences. Some audience members may find aspects of the subject matter to be upsetting or objectionable. If you would like to know more, you can open the slider below for a more detailed content advisory, or you can email us at . Please note that detailed advisories may contain information that reveals plot elements in advance, AKA "spoilers."
The play braids together two stories, connected by and to the Mountain Meadows Massacre. Nita, granddaughter of a perpetrator, struggles to unearth the truth of the massacre in history. Miranda discovers she is a survivor and struggles to discover the truth of her family’s involvement. Together, their stories tally the cost of refusing to face the truth. There will be a talk back at the conclusion of the performance on Saturday, February 18, 2023. Run time: 100 minutes including 10 minute intermission. Recommended for ages 8 and up. No babes in arms. All patrons must have a ticket regardless of age.
The stakes are higher than ever in this dynamic stage musical, as SpongeBob and all of Bikini Bottom face the total annihilation of their undersea world. Chaos erupts. Lives hang in the balance. And just when all hope seems lost, a most unexpected hero rises up and takes center stage. Run time: 135 minutes, includes 15 minute intermission. Age policy: Recommended for all ages. Children 13 months and under do not require a ticket (Babes-in-arms).
Musical, Drama, 120 Minutes Book and Lyrics by Jim Christian Music by Tom Edward Clark This rethinking of Washington Irving’s classic short story casts Ichabod Crane as the villain of the piece and provides the backstory of the town of Sleepy Hollow complete with sorcery and dark secrets. The stirring music, magical effects, and intriguing plot twists transform this familiar legend into a powerful theatrical experience. Learn more: https://www.wvcarts.org/sleepy-hollow This production is appropriate for ages 5+
Musical, Drama, More than 120 Minutes Book by Arthur Laurents Music by Leonard Bernstein Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim Based on a Conception of Jerome Robbins Based on Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet Young lovers are caught between prejudice and warring street gangs in one of the most important and powerful musicals of all time. Learn more: https://www.wvcarts.org/west-side-story This production is appropriate for ages 13+
Full-Length Play, Comedy, Fantasy, More than 120 minutes By Matt Cox For seven years a certain boy wizard went to a certain Wizard School and conquered evil. This, however, is not his story. This is the story of the Puffs... who just happened to be there too. A tale for anyone who has never been destined to save the world. Puffs is not authorized, sanctioned, licensed or endorsed by J.K Rowling, Warner Bros. or any person or company associated with the Harry Potter books, films or play. Learn more: https://www.wvcarts.org/puffs This production is appropriate for ages 5+
The Brothers Grimm hit the stage with an epic fairytale about wishes, family and the choices we make. Learn more: https://www.wvcarts.org/into-the-woods This production is rated appropriate for ages 13+