The cast for Smiles and Frowns Playhouse's next production has been announced.
The 41 actors, aged 5 to 17, will begin rehearsals for The Real Princess and the Pea on September 24th. The show will be performed in Doug Mitchell Auditorium at the Ayden Arts and Recreation Building on Lee St on November 15th and 16th.
Make a plan to come see the engaging and entertaining outcome of their efforts.

Auditions for the next production, The Real Princess and the Pea, are Tuesday, September 10 and Wednesday, September 11 from 5 to 7pm.

Actors need to attend only one of the days and bring a small photograph of themselves which will not be returned.

There is paperwork to be completed. The forms will be available at the auditions or can be printed at home to be completed before arriving at auditions. There are three forms and three informational pages for actors and their parents. Only the completed forms need to be brought to auditions. There are also one form and one informational page specific to children wishing to work on the technical aspect of the show. If an actor intends to work on the tech crew both sets need to be completed.

If you have other questions about the audition process, please check out FAQs or reach out through our Contact tab.

Auditions for the next production, The Real Princess and the Pea, are scheduled for September 10 and 11 from 5-7pm at the Ayden Arts and Recreation Building on Lee St. Actors only need to come to one of the days. There is paperwork that needs to be filled out. Please bring a small photograph to the audition. More information is available under the FAQs tab. The performances will be November 15 and 16. We hope to see everyone there!!

Don't miss your chance to visit the Emerald Isle and laugh with three pun-loving leprechauns!
Blather, Blarney and Balderdash
Ayden Arts and Rec Building
7pm Friday
2pm Saturday
Tickets available at the door!

Please look under the cast and crew tab for information about this week's rehearsal schedule, costumes and hair. Information about makeup testing and makeup calls times has been posted to the Facebook group.

Top o' th' mornin' to ya!!
Come share the adventures of three pun-loving leprechauns as Smiles and Frowns Playhouse shares a trio of Irish fairy tales.
We are in our final weeks of rehearsal and tickets are now on sale.
You can find them at Artisans and The Venue in Greenville and Edward's Pharmacy in Ayden.
Tickets are $5 now; they will also be available at the door on the day of performance for $7.
Performances are Friday, March 15th at 7pm and Saturday, March 16th at 2pm in the Doug Mitchell Auditorium at the Ayden Arts and Recreation building on Lee St.

The actors have started rehearsals and are really enjoying the humor of Smiles and Frowns Playhouse's next production, Blather, Blarney and Balderdash. They are looking forward to performing this play with its adventure and magic and three helpful leprechauns the weekend of St. Patrick's Day in March. Please consider showing your support for their hard work by buying an ad for the playbill. The form with the costs and important submission dates is attached. Thank you for your support of these hard-working young people and the arts in Pitt County.

The deadline for submissions for the annual Andrea Croskery Smiles and Frowns Playhouse scholarship is rapidly approaching. The scholarship is awarded each year to a graduating senior who has participated in at least three Smiles and Frowns Playhouse productions and is planning to continue his or her education. The completed application and accompanying documents must be delivered or postmarked by January 31st. The winner of the award will be announced in March. Refer to the application packet for the necessary forms and other documents. Good luck to all our seniors!!

The cast has been chosen! Thank you to everyone who tried out. It was not easy making the choices.
Emails will be sent later this evening with a link to the Doodle poll to accept the role. All parents also need to indicate they understand there is a meeting for all cast and parents on Monday, January 21st at 6:30pm. Additionally, the parents/guardians of children involved with Smiles and Frowns Playhouse for the first time need to attend New Parent Orientation on Thursday, January 17th at 7pm.
We are looking forward to another wonderful show!! Congratulations, everyone!


Auditions are tomorrow, January 8th and Wednesday, January 9th at the Ayden Arts and Recreation Building from 5 to 7pm.

Come with a picture of your child; a wallet-sized school picture is just fine.

Actors will be called in small groups to read scenes from the play together. If your child is a non-reader, have him or her come prepared to recite a short poem.

We're looking forward to a really fun production full of leprechauns, elves, fairies, good guys, bad guys, a contest, true love, lots of puns and even a bit of dancing.