The award-winning HART Theatre, founded in 1985, is a semi-professional community theater showcasing the talents of the people of the region and beyond. Voted best venue in Western North Carolina!
HART TheatreHART Theatre presents a year-round schedule of plays and musicals. January through March activities move to the intimate Feichter Studio Theater, which presents a different production every two weeks. The HART Main Stage season runs from late April through November. Each December, a Christmas show is presented.Visit the HART website for more details about the shows, events, and tickets.Call (828) 456-6322 | Email [email protected]Productions range from classics to major musicals, to the latest dramas. HART’s home, the Performing Arts Center at the Shelton House, sits on an eight-acre historic site owned by the Shelton House Museum of North Carolina Handicrafts. The 19th Century structures are open to the public and contain a vast treasure of work by artists from the region and beyond. Location & Other EventsConveniently located just two blocks from Historic Waynesville’s Main Street. The address is 250 Pigeon Street, just a mile and a half from Brookside Mountain Mist Inn Bed and Breakfast.In addition to its own productions, HART has hosted events by Folkmoot USA, the Smoky Mountain Brass Band, Voices in the Laurel, and Haywood County Arts Council events. HART also operates the Rodwell Visual Arts Gallery and has an internship program for young aspiring professional actors.Steel MagnoliasSteel Magnolias| Weekends | June 10 – July 3 | The Fangmeyer Theatre at HARTSee the play that inspired the movie we all know and love, Steel Magnolias. Step into Truvy’s Beauty Salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana, where all the ladies who are “anybody” come to get their hair done. The story follows six uniquely southern women over three years, as they form friendships as strong as steel. When tragedy strikes, this group of women draw on their underlying strength—and love—leaving the audience with a truly touching story by turns hilarious and poignant. “You have no idea how wonderful you are,” M’Lynn tells the ladies at the end of the play. Truvy responds, with a smile, “Of course we do.” Suitable for all audiences at HART Theatre. The Music ManThe Music Man | Weekends | July 8 – July 31 | HART’s Main StageThere is trouble in River City, Iowa when con artist Harold Hill rolls into town. Hill poses as a boys’ band organizer and sells uniforms and instruments to the naive midwestern folk, planning to leave town before he ever has to teach a single music lesson. But those plans are turned on their head when Harold Hill meets the clever town Librarian, Marian Paroo. One of the most universally cherished treasures of American musical theater, The Music Man was an instant smash hit when it premiered on Broadway in 1957, winning five Tony Awards, and going on to a long career of revivals, tours, and regional performances. The Smithsonian Institution ranks The Music Man as one of the “great glories” of American popular culture. Don’t miss this summer smash hit! Suitable for all audiences at HART Theatre. The Book of WillThe Book of Will | Weekends | August 5 – August 28 | The Fangmeyer Theatre at HARTWhen a badly botched version of Hamlet- “to be or not to be, that’s the point…”- hits a local stage, Henry Condell and John Heminges, two of Shakespeare’s closest friends, know they have to act. Three years after William Shakespeare’s death, a group of actors meet to gather the Bard’s scattered masterpieces and create the First Folio. It’s a theatrical, beat-the-clock race to save a legacy. The Book of Will is full of the wit and nerve you would expect from Shakespeare’s favorite actors, and a triumph that will leave your heart full of joy. Suitable for all audiences at HART Theatre. Little Women the MusicalLittle Women the Musical | Weekends | September 2 – September 25 | HART’s Main StageJo Marsh wants to be a writer, and as she struggles to get published, she begrudgingly takes the advice of a friend to write about something more personal. Through soaring melodies and an unforgettable score, Jo weaves the stories of herself and her sisters, Meg, Beth and Amy, and their experience growing up in Civil War America. Based on Louisa May Alcott’s beloved novel, Little Women is filled with adventure (both lived and imagined), personal discovery, heartache, and a deep sense of hope. This timeless, captivating story encompasses a true night at the theater, providing you with laughter, tears, and a lifted spirit. Suitable for all audiences at HART Theatre. AssassinsAssassins | Weekends | September 30 – October 23 | The Fangmeyer Theatre at HARTIn this multiple Tony Award-winning theatrical tour-de-force, Assassins explores the lives of nine men and women who either killed (or tried to kill) one of the Presidents of the United States. Stephen Sondheim’s intelligently, stunning lyrics and beautiful music effortlessly combine with a bold, disturbing and alarmingly funny book by John Wiedman. Assassins is a journey into the dark side of the American Dream, looking at our nation’s culture of celebrity and the violent means some will use to obtain it. Mature audiences only at HART Theatre., not suitable for all ages. Brookside Mountain Mist Inn Bed & BreakfastWe welcome you to stay at Brookside Mountain Mist Inn Bed and Breakfast. Guests adore our mountain views, plush accommodations, and gourmet breakfasts. There is so much to do in our local area and neighboring towns including Asheville, Maggie Valley, and Cherokee.Book your stay today!