Season Tickets will be available May 1st, 2015
Main Stage Series
With a wide variety of shows, the Main Stage Series has a goal to engage community with different topics, light-hearted and edgy entertainment, and hope to grow the cultural vitality of the City of Woodstock.
Backstage at Boston’s Colonial Theatre in 1959, a new musical could be a Broadway smash — were it not for the presence of its talent-free leading lady. When the hapless star dies on opening night during her curtain call, Lieutenant Frank Cioffi arrives on the scene to conduct an investigation. But the lure of the theatre proves irresistible and after an unexpected romance blooms for the stage-struck detective, he finds himself just as drawn toward making the show a hit, as he is in solving the murder.
The Crucible (PG-13)
by Arthur Miller
This play is a dramatized and partially fictionalized story of the Salem witch trials that took place in the Province of Massachusetts Bay during 1692 and 1693. Written in 1953, Senator Joseph McCarthy and the House Committee on Un- American Activities (“HUAC”) were prosecuting alleged Communists from the State Department to Hollywood. The Crucible is best understood as Miller’s struggle with maintaining one’s integrity vs. one’s reputation. (Miller himself was questioned by HUAC in 1956 and convicted of “contempt of Congress” for refusing to identify others present at meetings he had attended.)
A Christmas Carol
A favorite holiday tradition in Woodstock! Scrooge and the Spirits return in this new musical adaptation of Dickens’ classic holiday tale. This musical adaptation of the beloved Dickens story features your favorite carols and original songs. Heartless and shrewd Ebeneezer Scrooge, who spends his days saving shillings and scorning joy in grimy Victorian London, is visited by a series of ghostly spiritswho teach him the true meaning of Christmas, see his life more clearly, and teach him that it is never too late to change. A magical tradition for the whole family, and a great way to celebrate the season.
On Golden Pond
by Ernest Thompson
Is it ever too late to say you’re sorry? Can you change your relationships with your parents/children? This 1979 award winning play explores these questions via the story of an aging couple that return to their summer cottage on a lake (Golden Pond). When they are visited by their daughter, her fiancé, and his son, old and new wounds surface along with humor and tenderness.
To all appearances, the Goodmans are a typical American family. And yet their lives are anything but normal. The mother has been battling bi-polar disorder for 16 years. Tony award winning, Next To Normal takes audiences into the minds and hearts of each character, presenting their family’s story with love, sympathy and heart as they deal with the complexities of suburban life.
Anything Goes (PG)
April 29 – May 8th
by Cole Porter
A madcap musical set in the 1920’s on an ocean liner bound from New York to London and the romantic complications of a stowaway in love with an heiress who is engaged to a Lord—as well as a nightclub singer looking for love and Public Enemy #13. You’ll leave with your toes tapping and a song in your heart.
The Vision Series seeks to provide art in an unexpected way. Capturing the vision of Elm Street Cultural Arts Village, this series will mix art mediums and use collaboration throughout each show to create something new and unique.
Small but Fierce
July 31 – Aug 2
by various authors
A repeat from last year’s small festival. Directors and Actors will go through a courses on directing and acting throughout the summer. The end of the class will comprise of small bite-sized plays in a showcase for anyone to enjoy: Small but Fierce.
Main Street Mail: Woodstock in WWII
by G. Lora Grooms
The 3rd and final segment of the Mizz Edna trilogy. Last year addressed The Civil War in Woodstock (With it or Upon it), this year, we look at the city in a period surrounding WWII. Who was drafted, who wasn’t, how the City of Woodstock dealt with it, and everything in between while the world was on the edge of their seat.
Ghost Tales & Trails
As you wind your way through this interactive, multi-arts experience, Elm Street Cultural Arts Village will create a film-noir story to unfold. Using features around the 4-acre site, the experience uses natural landmarks and different settings throughout the property to create the story rather than constructing a scene for people to stay at.
Last Laugh – Vision Series (PG-13)
Jan 30th (One Night Only)
One night of stand-up comedy featuring local and metro Atlanta talent. They compete for a cash prize and fans get to vote for their favorite. Hosted by iThink Improv Troupe.
Shakespeare on the Green
Elm Street Cultural Arts Village hopes to partner with multiple schools and community organizations to make a festival of Shakespeare in an unexpected environment. Shakespeare on the Green will focus on multiple avenues of Shakespeare and hopes to create a fun, light-hearted world.
Whose Line is it, Woodstock?
iThink’s staple show of improv and funny games & skits made up on the spot. Unscripted, our unique Improv show is never the same twice as our fearless cast creates hilarious scenes based on your audience suggestions. Join us for some new games and challenges. The show features video shorts, live music & lots of audience participation. So bring your friends and be a part of the magic!
New Works Festival
Elm Street’s second annual New Works Festival is a 4-day event in Downtown Woodstock! Join us as we showcase local talent by producing brand new plays and musicals every day! We also plan to hold workshops, Q&As, and seminars with guest playwrights. Elm Street will be using BOTH of their locations (City Center Stage and the Event Green) for all the creative events going on that Thursday through Sunday in June. One ticket gets you into the entirety of the New Works Festival (all 4 days!) What you decide to do is up to you!
The Family Series uses shows to provide entertainment throughout the year to the whole Family. Not just for audiences, but participants. The Family Series looks to involved the entire community of Woodstock and Cherokee County to provide the best entertainment!
The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley
The beloved children’s book written by Jeff Brown in 1964 has become a literary and pop cultural phenomenon – delighting readers and travelers all around the world. Stanley Lambchop is your ordinary, every day, run-of-the-mill ten-year-old: normal mom and dad, normal little brother, normal life. That’s just the problem…for Stanley, life is too normal. He wants to travel the world, do something amazing, something no one’s ever seen before. The City of Woodstock will help him see the world this November!
RepTour – Tour
Tour & March 5 & 6
The 2016 Spring School tour group makes a pit stop to perform on the Elm Street stage and amps up their shows with more Dr. Seuss stories. Familiar stories such as: Cat in the Hat, Green Eggs and Ham, and Horton Hears a Who, as well as the Shakespeare and fairy tale stories being performed in the Spring Tour.
King Arthur and the Knights of the Round
June 8 – 22
Author: Siobhan Brumbelow
A new original work based on the mythic tales of King Arthur, Lancelot, Guinevere and the Knights of the Round Table. This will be the World Premiere of King Arthur as Elm Street looks to bring an old story with a new light to it!
Snoopy!!! is a loveable musical featuring the antics of everyone’s favorite dog and the whole Peanuts gang as they have adventures, go to school, develop friendships, and grow up together. It’s remarkable! Fantastic! Entertaining! Yes, Charles M. Schulz has done it again. SNOOPY!!! the musical sequel to YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN deserves each of its three exclamation points. Based on the world renowned “Peanuts” comic strip, it delights every audience with the quiet knowledge and wit of its characters.
Disney’s Aristocats KIDS
Oct 31 (2pm & 4pm)
Everybody wants to be a cat in this stage rendition of the 1970 Disney classic. We follow a family of cats taken away from their fancy home by their jealous butler and thrown into the outdoor world. They meet many new friends as they adventure back home and learn that fun can happen anywhere you go!
Music Man Jr. – Studio Production
May 21st (2 Shows)
Master showman Harold Hill is in town, and he’s got “seventy-six trombones” in tow. Can upright, uptight Marian, the town librarian, resist his powerful allure? Based on the timeless Broadway classic, The Music Man JR. adapts this masterful musical for young performers. The result is family entertainment at its best – a bold, brassy show that will have the whole town atwitter!