Matthews Playhouse Mainstage Productions features titles that are typically family focused, but select production titles can also be geared towards adults or young people. These shows have open auditions and feature actors from around the Matthews region. Mainstage productions typically run 2-3 weekends with both evening and matinee performances.  If you have a group with any special needs (wheelchairs, etc) you must call the Box Office 704-846-8343.

MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET

(Recommended for 6+ years)
November 30th - December 16th

In this Christmas classic, an old man going by the name of Kris Kringle fills in for an intoxicated Santa in Macy's annual Thanksgiving Day parade. Kringle proves to be such a hit that he is soon appearing regularly at the chain's main store in midtown Manhattan. When Kringle surprises customers and employees alike by claiming that he really is Santa Claus, it leads to a court case to determine his mental health and, more importantly, his authenticity.  Our show is not a musical, but will feature singing & dancing Elves.

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GREY GARDENS THE MUSICAL

(Recommended for 13+ years)
February 1st - 10th

The hilarious and heartbreaking story of Big Edie and Little Edie Bouvier Beale, the eccentric aunt and cousin of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, once bright names on the social register who became East Hampton's most notorious recluses.

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SWEET JENN: A LIVING EXHIBIT

(Recommended for 5+ years)
Saturday, February 23rd - 7:30pm
(Special Performance - Awarded Festival Favorite at The Atlanta Black Theatre Festival, October 2018)

Sweet Jenn: A Living Exhibit takes us back in time to the antebellum south just after Emancipation, We meet Jenny Butler, a slave who opens the window to her life and shares a piece of her soul with us, she is doing her best to go on with life while she awaits the return of her love, Charles, and her lost children. Sweet Jenn is a poignant story of love, heartache, triumph and hope.

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THE JUNGLE BOOK

(Recommended for 5+ years)
February 22nd - March 3rd

Raised by a family of wolves since birth, Mowgli must leave the only home he's ever known when the fearsome tiger Shere Khan unleashes his mighty roar. Guided by a no-nonsense panther and a free-spirited bear, the young boy meets an array of jungle animals, including a slithery python and a smooth-talking ape. Along the way, Mowgli learns valuable life lessons as his epic journey of self-discovery leads to fun and adventure.

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A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM

(Recommended for 13+ years)
June 7th - 23rd

This musical finds the Roman slave Pseudolus scheming his way to freedom by playing matchmaker for his master's son, Hero, who is smitten with the blonde and beautiful Philia. However, things don't go at all according to plan. The complications that ensue involve blackmail, funny disguises and long-lost children, while Pseudolus desperately tries to keep up with his end of the bargain.

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