The deadline for applications for the Andrea Croskery Memorial Scholarship is January 31st. This annual scholarship is awarded to a graduating high school senior who has been involved with at least three Smiles and Frowns Playhouse productions as a member of the cast or crew and is planning to attend college. The scholarship is named after Andrea Croskery who served for more than 25 years on the board or as artistic director of Smiles and Frowns Playhouse. Completed packets need to be postmarked by January 31st.

Come join the fun Tuesday, January 25th or Wednesday, January 26th! Please read over the important information about parent responsibilities, policies and expectations and socially-distanced auditions. Also complete the necessary forms and bring them with you to the auditions next week. If you can't print the forms to complete them, don't worry. Copies will be available at the auditions. Here is the link to sign up for auditions:

Advance tickets for the Smiles and Frowns Playhouse production of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory are available at Edward's Pharmacy in Ayden and Artisans and Body Bliss Salon and Spa in Greenville. They will be on sale until Wednesday November 10th for $5 a ticket. The tickets are good for either performance, Friday, November 12th at 7pm or Saturday, November 13th at 2pm. All patrons, no matter their age, will need a ticket for the show. Masks will be required for all audience members. Tickets will also be available for sale at the door for $7.

We love to have people watching our shows and we also love having lots of information for them to look at in the playbill before the show starts. Consider showcasing your business with our audience by putting an ad in the playbill. Prices start as low as $60. We usually have between 400 and 500 tickets sold for our production and sometimes even more!

The deadline for submission is Friday, October 15th. All the info is on the ad form. All proceeds are used to support our theater productions and our mission of engaging children in all aspects of theater. Thank you for your support!

We are looking for an illustration for our production of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory! The basic rules:
1. Drawn with black pen or very dark pencil on white unlined paper no larger in size than 8.5 x 11 inches.
2. Do not include the name of the show.
3. Do include the artist's name.
4. All artists must be young people, aged 18 and younger.
5. Deadline: October 9th

Thank you SO much to everyone who auditioned for this show. I am looking forward to working with a very talented group of young people.

Parents: Please be watching your email for the link to accept the role. It should arrive within the next 12 hours. The email will also contain information about upcoming important dates. The official rehearsal calendar will be posted by the middle of the week.


We had a great time the last two days! Now it's time for casting. Please read the attached information about what happens next.

We are so excited to welcome everyone back to Smiles and Frowns Playhouse!

Please use the link below to sign up for an audition block and be certain to read all about this new audition process, along with all the other information in the documents posted under the Cast/Crew tab. Also don't forget to complete the paperwork--3 forms for actors; 1 form for tech crew. We look for to seeing you next week!

The time is nearly here! And we've certainly waited long enough.

Auditions will be September 7th and 8th from 5 to 7pm

Please review the files attached to this post for lots of information about responsibilities and expectations and the three forms for actors and one for tech crew members that need to be completed and brought to one of the audition dates.

It's been a long time and we are so excited to be returning to the stage.
Make plans today to join us for auditions, September 7th or 8th from 5-7pm at the Arts and Recreation Building, 4354 Lee St in Ayden.
We are looking forward to staging Charlie and the Chocolate Factory with rehearsals starting September 20th, performances November 12th and 13th.
Please check the FAQ tab for details about the process and the Cast/Crew tab for the necessary paperwork to complete (after August 31st).