We are so grateful for the support from the community this summer, and we’re super excited to be back onstage! Thank you for coming to see us, and have a great year!
We wanted to say a big thank you to our season sponsors: Winchester Printers, Yount, Hyde and Barbour, and Edward Jones Investments. We couldn’t have made magic on stage this summer without you!
We had a blast seeing everyone this summer, stay tuned for info on Summer 2022!
“White: a blank page or canvas. His favorite. So many possibilities.” – Stephen Sondheim, Sunday in the Park with George Even though I can’t draw a recognizable stick figure, I am an artist. The process of staging a show is surprisingly similar to that of a painter creating a painting. The proscenium (or box around […]
To support all the wonderful local businesses who are just getting back to “normal,” we are offering significantly reduced rates on program ads this season! Your full color ad will be featured in our season program and reach thousands of patrons who come through our doors. For more information on sizes and rates, please email […]
So, here I am — a millennial directing a cast of Gen Z in a show about the baby boomers that’s beloved by Gen X. And I’m left wondering: “What has caused the legacy of ‘Grease’ to be so enduring?” The nostalgia that its authors intended to elicit upon the show’s premiere in 1971 has, […]
Just weeks before the world shut down in 2020, a variety of theatrical companies convened at the Southeastern Theatre Conference (SETC) in Louisville, TN. As is often the case, SETC was the last stop on a long casting tour for SSMT; there had also been the A1 conference in New York City, on-campus auditions in […]
Join us this season as we pull back the curtain and invite you to take a peek at the process of creating a show. This issue of “Creative Conversations” is a message from our Producing Artistic Director, Jeremy Scott Blaustein. “We’re facing a world of deep socio-political change and ethical responsibility… so, why in the […]
Shenandoah Summer Music Theatre (SSMT) is pleased to announce the 2021 title, Grease! with Book, Music, and Lyrics by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey Jeremy Scott Blaustein, Director Shylo Martinez, Choreographer Patrick Brady, Music Director Garrett Jones, Conductor/Assoc. Music Director William Pierson, Scenic Designer Cheryl Yancey, Costume Designer Andrew Carson, Lighting Designer With its raucous and rambunctious […]
There’s no doubt about it, this past year has been difficult for everyone, but it’s also been a year of reaching out, connecting with old friends, and finding joy in whatever way we can. We were honored to reconnect with so many familiar faces to work on our digital series these past few months. For […]
It is our pleasure to inform you that, after much careful consideration and planning, Shenandoah Summer Music Theatre (SSMT) will resume live, in-person performances this summer! In order to ensure the health and safety of our cast, crew and patrons, some necessary (albeit temporary) changes will be implemented. Please read further to learn more about […]
At a time when it’s easy to focus on all that’s been lost and all the things we miss, we wanted to take a moment and celebrate the positive power of change. One of the joys of theatre is that we come together for a brief moment to experience something as a collective, and then […]