Kudzu is proud to bring this classic Southern story to the community. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, snacks, and favorite beverage, and join us at Coffee Central’s side yard on Oct. 22 or the Hernando Courthouse lawn on Oct. 23 (6:30 p.m. each night) for an evening of fun and fellowship. Performances are open to the public and donations are appreciated. You can also help by sponsoring this production.
Thank you to everyone who joined us on August 14 for the Matilda concerts, benefiting the Kudzu Playhouse Wesley W. Williamson Memorial college scholarship. Your support and kind comments made the many long months of waiting and prayers worthwhile.
We understand that recent spikes in COVID cases prevented many from being able to attend and hate that we missed seeing so many familiar faces. Unfortunately, the lower attendance also means we are short of our original scholarship fundraising goal.
If you were not able to attend, or if you would like to contribute, we would be grateful for your donation. You can also order a commemorative shirt by August 30 and the proceeds will go to the scholarship fund. Any amount would be humbly appreciated.
Order a shirt (deadline is Aug. 30)
COVID-19 strikes again. Out of an abundance of caution for our younger thespians and given the increasing likelihood that we may lose access to the HPAC this fall, we have made the very difficult decision to postpone our planned production of Moana JR, once again.
We do not have new dates yet, but are targeting late February/early March. We will keep everyone updated as soon as plans are finalized. If you registered for the audition workshop, your place is already secured for the workshop in the spring. We will let you know as soon as the new dates have been confirmed.
Tomorrow, we will be sharing more information about our fall STARS classes. We have greater flexibility to keep those going, so we look forward to continuing with our plans.
This is heartbreaking for us, to say the very least. We so desperately want to get back to “normal” and have complete, live performances with full casts. We remain confident that those days are still on the near horizon. Thank you for your continued patience and support of Kudzu Playhouse as we work through these very unusual times.
Please stay safe!
Summer camps are back at Kudzu Playhouse!
We are thrilled to announce Kudzu’s new partnerships with the Byhalia Arts Council and Getwell Church Hernando and share that we have TWO locations for our 2021 camps!
We reduced the size of each camp to make sure we can appropriately enforce COVID safety and wellness protocols. We have missed our campers SO much and cannot wait to see you this summer! Hop on over and register today!
Currently, we remain undecided about our main stage productions for 2021. We will share an exciting update about Matilda soon, but due to a lack of appropriate performance and rehearsal space, we are re-evaluating our Kidzu production of Moana JR. We appreciate everyone’s patience while we work through the best way to move forward.
We remain committed to our legacy in the theatre community. Kudzu has a long and rich history, and we are excited to partner with our beloved friends and neighbors to write the next chapter. Please stay safe and stay healthy, and thanks so much for your continued support of Kudzu Playhouse.
Joi Taylor, Executive Director
It’s a Wonderful Life tickets will be going on-sale very soon!
Tickets for Kudzu’s annual dinner theatre production of “It’s a Wonderful Life” will go on sale at 11am on Friday October 18, 2019.
Ticket prices are:
Tickets are ONLY available from www.kudzuplayers.com. All showtimes are 7:00 PM. The dinner menu is:
|Turkey and dressing|
|Sweet Potato Casserole|
About the Show
In our American culture It’s a Wonderful Life has become almost as familiar as Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. The story is a natural for a stage adaptation: the saga of George Bailey, the Everyman from the small town of Bedford Falls, whose dreams of escape and adventure have been quashed by family obligation and civic duty, whose guardian angel has to descent on Christmas Eve to save him from despair and to remind him—by showing him what the world would have been like had he never been born—that his has been, after all, a wonderful life. This faithful adaptation has all your favorite characters: George and Mary Hatch, Clarence, Uncle Billy, Violet, and, of course, the Scrooge-like villain, Mr. Potter. This fine dramatization not only celebrates the faith of the season, it also celebrates the American philosophy of life: hard work, fair play and the love and support of one’s family and community will be rewarded.
About Kudzu Playhouse
Kudzu Playhouse is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to bring performing arts to the community by showcasing talented actors and actresses of all ages in an open and encouraging environment, while also nurturing and developing young future performers, regardless of gender, race or socioeconomic background.