The Red Door Theatre’s 2013 season season entitled
is a celebration of the region’s

... heritage,
  culture, &

We are excited to offer four Southern plays in 2013
--there is something for everyone--
humor, drama, music, and love stories.

The Red Door Theatre presents its 2013 Season…


February 14-17     Fair & Tender Ladies
March 21            The Marvelous Wonderettes
April 25-28     The Hallelujah Girls
August 1-4     See Rock City
December 5-8      Papa's Angels

Fair and Tender Ladies
Adapted from the novel by Lee Smith, script by Eric Schmiedl
with music and lyrics by Tommy Goldsmith, Tom House and Karren Pell
Directed by Fiona Macleod

FEBRUARY 14-17, 2013
Rated PG-13

Meet Ivy Rowe, a strong-willed and passionate Appalachian woman in love with words, life, and her home on Blue Star Mountain. The story and music celebrates the traditions of the Virginia mountains and Ivy's vibrant spirit as the audience explores the loves, losses, dreams, and sacrifices that marked her life. (ASF)

The Hallelujah Girls
Written by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, Jamie Wooten
Directed by William Harper

APRIL 25-28, 2013
Rated PG

Hilarity abounds when the feisty females of Eden Falls, Georgia, decide to shake up their lives. The action in this rollicking Southern comedy takes place in SPA-DEE-DAH!, the abandoned church-turned-day-spa where this group of friends gathers every Friday afternoon. After the loss of a dear friend, the women realize time is precious, and if they're going to change their lives and achieve their dreams, they have to get on it now! By the time the women rally together to overcome several obstacles and launch their new, improved lives, you've got a side-splitting, joyful comedy that will make you laugh out loud and shout "Hallelujah!" (DPS)

See Rock City
Written by Arlene Hutton
Directed by Denise Gabriel

AUGUST 1-4, 2013
Rated G

This wartime romance tells the story of May and Raleigh who plan to honeymoon at Rock City, Tennessee in 1943.  When victory overseas brings unexpected consequences at home, the young Kentucky couple is forced to face hidden truths and find common solutions to the challenges of a new post-war America. (Bill Blake)

Papa's Angels
Written by Collin Wilcox Paxton, in collaboration with Charles Jones
Music by John Roman with arrangements by Phyllis Dunne
Directed by Kathryn Wood

DECEMBER 5-8, 2013
Rated G

Set in 1935 high in the Smokey Mountains of North Carolina, this gentle, tender family show for the holiday season is one audiences flock to see year after year. Papa Jenkins, known throughout the hills as "Grins," is a man whose guitar playing and singing is known far and wide. When heartbreak devastates his family, his five irrepressible children prepare Christmas morning surprises that rescue their beloved Papa from the depths of despair. It is a magical tale of family love that is as heartwarming as it is funny. (Samuel French)  Show times: December 5-7 at 7:30, preceded by an optional seated dinner at 6:00 p.m. (reservations required); December 8 at 2:30. Play-$15; Dinner-$15; Overnight accommodations with continental breakfast for 2 may be available upon request.

And finally, for one night only. . .

The Marvelous Wonderettes
Written by Roger Bean
MARCH 21, 2013

The New York musical theatre sensation from the creator of Route 66, The Marvelous Wonderettes begins in 1958 where we meet the Wonderettes, four talented girls with hopes and dreams as big as their crinoline skirts. Act Two fast-forwards to 1968 as the Wonderettes gather for their high school reunion amid the passions of the Rock Revolution. As we learn about their lives and loves, we’re treated to the classic songs of ’50s and ’60s including “Lollipop,” “Stupid Cupid,” “Lipstick On Your Collar,” “Mr. Lee,” “It’s My Party,” “Wedding Bell Blues,” “Leader of the Pack, “R.E.S.P.E.C.T., “Rescue Me, “Son of a Preacher Man” and 20 other classic hits!

The Red Door Theatre in conjunction with America's favorite national touring company, Springer Theatricals, is offering this "one-night-only" fundraiser performance. Tickets ($50) will be made available first to the RDT's season subscribers who may purchase the same number of tickets as they purchase season subscriptions and must have orders in by January 14, 2013, to receive priority consideration. (This is just one more reason to order season tickets!) Any remaining tickets will go on sale to the general public on January 14, 2013, on a first-come basis. ALL seating will be general admission. The Tourism Council of Bullock County and the Red Door Theatre are excited to offer this outstanding production of the very entertaining THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES. All proceeds will support the operation of the Red Door Theatre in 2013.

For additional information, please click on  RDT 2013  Season Brochure --be patient; it's a large file!
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All productions are presented in the historic Red Door Theatre. Each evening performance is accompanied by a seated dinner at a charming nearby venue. Sunday matinees are offered to those who prefer daytime outings. Overnight accommodations are available at local country lodges. Play/$15; Dinner/$15; Overnight with Breakfast for 2/$125-150.

Season Subscriptions are available for $120—includes reserved seating for an evening performance with dinner OR Sunday matinee without dinner to each of the 4 plays, as well as the first opportunity to purchase tickets to THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES!