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'Flat Rock Playhouse Christmas' ignites spirit of the season

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“A Flat Rock Playhouse Christmas,” which opened Friday night, is the third edition of what is fast becoming a popular tradition as a feel-good celebration of the season and a gift to the community.   Read Story »

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Henderson County Life

LIGHTNING REVIEW: 'Smoke on the Mountain' lights fire on Playhouse stage

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Scott Treadway as pastor Mervin Oglethorpe walks tentatively into the sanctuary of Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, reaches the pulpit and tugs a pull chain to turn on an overhead light. From his expression and body language, we can feel the tension. He’s about to preside over the Mount Pleasant’s first Saturday night gospel sing and in 1938 in rural North Carolina that’s a daring thing to do.   Read Story »

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Flat Rock Life

LIGHTNING REVIEW: Singers, musicians nail music of the movies

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The Flat Rock Playhouse’s latest production brings a sampling of cinema history to life in a way that brings the audience to its feet and leaves them soaring. Iconic songs from classic movies are revived for the stage by the endlessly gifted Matthew Glover.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

'All Shook Up' shines (despite cast missing bus opening night)

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A small, Midwest town in the 1950s is abruptly transformed for the better in the Flat Rock Playhouse’ fresh production “All Shook Up.”   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

LIGHTNING REVIEW: Petty's Hank, Deal's Patsy liven up Playhouse stage

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Jason Petty has been paying tribute to Hank Williams for 23 years, which is eight years longer than the country legend’s entire career, cut short at age 29 when he died in the back seat of a Cadillac on his way to a show.   Read Story »

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Flat Rock Life

LIGHTNING REVIEW: 'Glass Menagerie' is filling fall fare

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"The Glass Menagerie" is Tennessee Williams’ thinly veiled autobiographical play about the everlasting damage family members can inflict on one another even while proclaiming the noblest motives.   Read Story »

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Flat Rock Life

Abba Dabba Doo! 'Mamma Mia' rocks Playhouse stage

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Contrary to the typical destination wedding where a group of friends join the bride and groom on the shimmering sandy beach of a Greek isle, “Mamma Mia,” the latest high energy Flat Rock Playhouse musical, is organized around a wedding where the Greek Isle in question is home.   Read Story »

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Flat Rock Life

LIGHTNING REVIEW: Talented cast overcomes script to deliver big fun

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Henderson County News

LIGHTNING REVIEW: Who's gonna fill their shoes?

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Jason Petty strides onto the stage of the Flat Rock Playhouse looking like Faron Young and sounding like Willie Nelson.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

LIGHTNING REVIEW: It's the right time for this story

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Henderson County News

LIGHTNING REVIEW: 'Crimes' has plenty of heart

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A story involving three sisters, their mother’s suicide, their grandfather’s mortal illness, a second attempted suicide, infidelity, a scandalous affair, sibling rivalry, an annoying busybody cousin, old wounds, new wounds and the despair of turning 30 with no husband is ripe for comedy, right?   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

LIGHTNING REVIEW: 'Over the River' balances family and fun

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A delightfully bittersweet comedy written by Joe Dipietro and directed by veteran Flat Rock Playhouse performer Scott Treadway, “Over The River And Through The Woods” has nothing to do with Little Red Riding Hood. It is, however, about going to grandmother’s house.   Read Story »

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Flat Rock Life

LIGHTNING REVIEW: 'Miss Saigon' dares to dream

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"Miss Saigon" opens in the Dreamland nightclub, the first of many sets by designer Dennis Maulden.   Read Story »

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