Foothills Theatre

The community theater group began in 1969 and has been an active force in the growth of live dramatic arts in Elkin and the surrounding communities


2017 Past Performances

The Futrelle Sisters, Frankie, Honey Raye and Twink, are throwing a wedding. Frankie has almost made herself sick with elaborate preparations for her daughter Tina Jo's antebellum-inspired wedding, and the rumor mill in their small town of Fayro, Texas, is working overtime. No surprise there, the Futrelle Sisters have never been strangers to gossip. After all, they did survive the scandalous breakup of their almost-famous gospel singing trio, The Sermonettes. But Twink's desperate attempts to get her boyfriend of fifteen-and-one-half years down the aisle, Frankie's ongoing conversations with their dead mother, and Honey Raye's tendency to race to the altar at every opportunity have kept tongues wagging for years. In spite of her own marital problems, Frankie has held steadfastly to the hope that she can pull off one "final Futrelle occasion" with elegance and style with the help of the cantankerous wedding coordinator, Miss Geneva, who runs the local floral shop/bus depot. But on the day of the nuptials, Frankie's hope begins to dim when she discovers Twink's alternative solution to an expensive catered wedding dinner is a potluck supper sponsored by Clovis Sanford's House of Meat. When the prodigal Honey Raye arrives at the church in skintight gold lamé, consumed by hot flashes and a steely determination to right old family wrongs, Frankie's hope is shaken. It is lost completely when word reaches the church that Tina Jo and her fiancé have fled Fayro and eloped. The sisters ultimately pull together to find ways to keep the unsuspecting guests in the pews while a highway patrolman races off to track down the runaway bride and groom. In the end, they're able to salvage the ceremony in a most unexpected way!


The 48th season included the BIG musical hit, “Mary Poppins” July 23, 24, 29 & 30 with directors Kim Arnold and Tommy Jackson with Leighanne Martin Wright as producer; and in the cast Melissa Lawrence of Mount Airy as the “practically perfect” Mary Poppins; Scott Carpenter of Mount Airy as chimney sweep and best friend to all, Bert; David Nielsen of Elkin as the overworked father, George Banks; Christine Werner Booher of Elkin as the distracted mother, Winifred Banks; and Alli Pardue of Hamptonville and Jaron Nunnemaker of Jonesville as the Banks children in need of a nanny, and of fun, Jane and Michael. Cast members in roles as well as the ensemble include Susan Lawrence of Dobson as Mrs. Brill, Dru Billings of Mount Airy as Robertson Ay, Aspen Jackson of Elkin as the bird woman, Morgan Harrison of Boonville as the park keeper and Von Hussler, Kitsey Harrison of Boonville as Katie Nanna, Sarah Lawrence of Mount Airy as Miss Andrews, Mary Keller of Elkin as Miss Lark, Mary Johnson of Elkin as Miss Smythe, Vicky Zickmund of Mocksville as Mrs. Correy, Aaron Blackwelder of Elkin as the bank chairman, Tyler Zickmund of Mocksville as Neleus, Addison Blackwelder of Elkin as Valentine, and Gabriel Hammesfahr of Boonville as Admiral Boom. The ensemble includes Neil Green of Elkin, Sadie Keller of Elkin, Isabella Brumfield of Elkin, Molly Gibson of Hamptonville, Sandra Hammesfahr of Boonville, Amy Cockerham of Mount Airy, Eva Bey of East Bend, Claire Grider of Elkin, Nicole Freeman of Elkin, Lucas Keller of Elkin, Henry Freeman of Elkin, Cassidy Transou of Elkin, Gracie Briggs of Elkin, and Ada Blackwelder of Elkin.

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