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Comedy to hit Highlands stage

The Highlands Cashiers Players will present “Don’t Dress for Dinner,” Sept. 1-4 at the Performing Arts Center in Highlands. 

This wildly funny comedy by Marc Camoletti (Boeing-Boeing) was nominated for two Tony Awards and two Outer Critics Circle Awards. In the play, Jacqueline’s husband, Bernard, has invited his mistress to their home when he thinks that his wife, Jacqueline will be gone. The fun starts when Jacqueline decides to stay home. 

For tickets, call 828.526.8084 or visit


Overlook Theatre turns 20

The Overlook Theatre Company’s 20th anniversary celebration will be held at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, at the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts in Franklin. 

Join the OTC as they remember and honor two decades of wonderful shows, spectacular memories, hilarious stories and great friends celebrating magical stage performances with this retrospective concert. An evening full of great songs, tons of fun and exciting surprises. 2016 SMCPA patron members are invited to a special post-show reception with the cast and crew immediately following the event.

828.524.1598 or


HART offers youth drama program

Earlier this summer, the Haywood Arts Regional Theatre in Waynesville received a grant to initiate a youth drama program and the group has taken no time getting to work. 

Beginning Sept. 10, HART will offer a series of seven acting classes on Saturdays through Oct. 22 aimed at young people. Two separate classes are being offered under the direction of Shelia Sumpter. A class for students from grades 3-5 will begin at 9:45 a.m. and a class for middle and high school students will be offered at 11 a.m. Each class will be one hour and the cost is $70. Anyone interested can get more information or register at the HART Box Office at 250 Pigeon Street in Waynesville.

HART’s holiday production will be “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” which has roles for 17 young people as well as adults. Auditions will be held on Oct. 22 at 2 p.m., with performances Dec. 10-11 and 17-18. 

Look for additional activities being planned for the winter and next spring, HART is bringing in the Barter Players on Saturday March 5 to perform The Ugly Duckling and Great Expectations. Next April, HART will also produce the children’s classic Charlotte’s Web. Auditions for that production will be in February 2017.

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