Starting the season off on September 7 – 9 is the Neil Simon comedy
God’s Favorite, a modern-day version of the story of Job.
Who knew that being tested by God could be so entertaining?
Up next, January 25 – 27, 2018, is the Agatha Christie murder mystery,
And Then There Were None — a thriller that will keep you guessing “whodunnit” until the very end. Ten strangers on a remote island with no
means of escape — what could go wrong?
On May 31 – June 2, 2018 the Brian Clark drama Whose Life Is It Anyway, the story of a young quadriplegic who wants to die, will be presented. This
show is certain to make one ponder his/her position for or against euthanasia.
Rounding out the season will be a Jones, Hope, Wooten (Always a Bridesmaid, The Dixie Swim Club, The Red Velvet Cake War) comedy July 19 – 21, 2018, Mama Won’t Fly. How do you get your feisty mother across the country in four days when she won’t get into an airplane? Hold on for some outrageous road trip fun.
Murder Mystery | Sept 29th & 30th
Back by popular demand, Stageworks Theatre of Holly Springs is proud to present an encore presentation of its sold-out interactive murder mystery and dessert theater show, Holly Springs Got Talent…and Murder!
When someone is murdered during a local televised talent show, the studio audience is asked to help solve the crime. Even if you attended the show last spring, rest assured that a different mystery and murder will occur. This show is recommended for ages 18 and older and come prepared to laugh.
The dates are September 29th and 30th at 7:00 P.M. with a 3:00 P.M. matinee on the 30th. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for seniors, students and Premiere Season members.
All performances are at the Holly Springs Cultural Center Theater, 300 West Ballentine Street, Holly Springs NC 27540, on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights at 7:30 P.M. and at 3:00 P.M. for a Saturday matinee.
Ticket prices are $14 for adults, $12 for seniors and students, and are available at the Cultural Center Box Office or at
But wait! Premiere Season memberships are available for only $40 (a 25% savings off the adult price) and come with early entry seating for all four shows.
About four years ago, New Hampshire transplant Dan
Barth noticed a lack of adult community theater in the Holly Springs and Fuquay-Varina areas. He partnered with the Holly Springs Cultural Center and Stars Theater in Fuquay-Varina to see if community theater would be successful. Without the benefit of a formal theater company to assist him, he chose a show, posted auditions, and waited to see if anyone (actors and audience) would come. Despite having almost sole responsibility for producing and directing the show and a very meager budget, he successfully pulled off A Bad Year for Tomatoes in 2014 followed by All in the Timing in Holly Springs. He then directed Steel Magnolias and The Red Velvet Cake War at Stars Theater in 2015. When that venue was sold to the Town of Fuquay-Varina, Dan brought his production of The Dixie Swim Club back to Holly Springs.
Stageworks Theatre Is Born
It became apparent that the talent pool and the audience were supportive of Dan’s efforts. He recruited seven people to join him and formed a committee (now a Board) to establish a volunteer community theater group. Its mission is to produce a quality, year-round theater season that will appeal to and entertain its patrons, provide creative opportunities for local actors, directors, and technicians to enhance their craft, and increase community interest and involvement in the performing arts. The Board chose the name Stageworks Theatre of Holly Springs because of its close relationship with the Town. Kathleen Hebert, Cultural Center Manager, had been instrumental in securing that affiliation.
In 2017, Stageworks Theatre of Holly Springs combined
with the Holly Springs Reader’s Theater Troupe production of The Further Adventures of Nick Danger and Angie Ottosen Staheli’s original production of Finding Patience to create a four-show season—its Overture Season. Stageworks presented Always a Bridesmaid in January and Holly Springs Got Talent…and Murder! in April. The success of Stageworks’ two shows resulted in the authorization of its first four-show season, the Premier Season.