No Fall 2020 Production

The Smiles and Frowns Playhouse board delayed making a decision about the fall production for as long as they could. But after watching the latest developments in the COVID-19 pandemic, it has become evident that staging a production this fall would not be wise under the current and forecast conditions. We felt that we would not be able to maintain adequate social distancing during rehearsals, work days and performances and did not want to put actors, tech crew, parents, or audience members at risk of infection. We value our Playhouse family and will miss having the opportunity to work and create together for the next few months. However, we intend to proceed with the planning for a spring 2021 production and are looking forward to seeing everyone at auditions in January.

Weather Woes

Eyes are on the weather for tomorrow. A decision about whether to cancel the rehearsal will be made by 2pm tomorrow. Current forecast is for snow to start after 8pm, so no risk.

Ad Deadline Febraury 19th

Want to support children doing theater in eastern North Carolina? Place an ad in the playbill for our next production. Please make contact by February 19th. Here's the link to the form:

No tech on Saturday

Hey everyone on The Jungle Book tech crew!
We will not be working on the set this Saturday. There are going to be some changes that need to be worked out before we can proceed further with the construction. So, enjoy your weekend break and we'll see everyone next week on the 22nd to continue building our jungle. We'll see everyone then! --Ms Susan

Support Children's Theater

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 $30. We usually have between 400 and 500 tickets sold for our production and sometimes even more!

The deadline for submission is February 19th. 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!

Tomorrow's the Deadline!

A quick reminder all applications for the Andrea Croskery scholarship are due tomorrow, January 31st. The completed application package must be postmarked the 31st or hand delivered by tomorrow to be considered.

Smiles and Frowns Playhouse Andrea Croskery Scholarship Deadline

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!!

To the Cast and Crew of The Jungle Book

Please check out the links under the cast and crew tab for the rehearsal schedule, cast call sheet and links for the schedules for costume fittings and monitoring. Let the fun commence!!

We have a cast!

Thanks again to everyone who came to audition.

Please be looking for an email with the link to the Doodle poll for accepting the role and other important information.

I look forward to building a wolf pack, fighting a tiger and outfoxing a troop of monkeys. Get ready for the jungle! Rehearsals start January 21st!


Auditions Tuesday and Wednesday

It's time to find some monkeys and wolves, a panther, bear and tiger and even a few humans who want to spend some time the jungle!!
We're looking for young people aged 5 to 18 to take on the roles of Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book.
Come to the Ayden Arts and Recreation Building (4354 Lee St in Ayden) on Tuesday, January 7th or Wednesday, January 8th between 5 and 7pm.
Attached are copies of the paperwork, if you want to complete it before you come. Otherwise will be available for you to complete when you arrive.
We need a photo (small school photo is fine) and some enthusiastic children to make up our cast.
For more info, check out the FAQ page. Hope to see you there!!