The Great American Trailer Park Musical opens Sept. 6

An all-American musical odyssey through agoraphobia, adultery, hysterical pregnancy, strippers, huffing, electric chairs, flan, roadkill, toll collecting, spray cheese, guns and disco. But most of all, it’s a hilarious, heartfelt, raucous and racy piece of Americana about accepting who you are, how you got there and where you’re headed next and why. The story opens…

Rollicking farce, “Jest a Second!,” opens July 26

Who doesn’t love a high comedy with a man in drag? Theater and film are replete with great comedies featuring cross-dressing characters. Think Tootsie or Charlie’s Aunt or many a Shakespeare play, and of course, Monte Python’s Flying Circus. In this long tradition of madcap character-in-drag farces, Pentacle Theatre’s summer comedy, Jest a Second!, opens…

Pentacle mixes Southern comedy, drama in Yellow

SALEM—The Westmorelands of Vicksburg, Mississippi, are the perfect family—or so it seems—in Yellow, onstage April 12-May 4 at Salem’s Pentacle Theatre While playwright Del Shores is best known for Southern comedies such as Daddy’s Dyin’: Who’s Got the Will? and Sordid Lives, he skillfully mixes comedy with family drama in Yellow. Bobby Westmoreland and his…

ABBA’s hit musical Mamma Mia! at Pentacle Theatre

SALEM—While “Dancing Queen” and “Waterloo” may have made the Swedish band ABBA a worldwide sensation from the mid-1970s through the early 80s, their award-winning Broadway musical Mamma Mia! has ensured them continuing fame. You can see ABBA’s Mamma Mia! live onstage at Pentacle Theatre March 1-23. An added performance on March 12 is a sing…

Comedy for adults: Distracted kicks off 2019 season Jan. 18

SALEM— Distracted, a comedic take on modern family life, kicks off the 2019 Pentacle Theatre season Jan 18. – Feb. 9. What’s wrong with 9-year-old Jesse? His teacher and parents aren’t really sure. He can’t sit still, he curses, he raps, and his teacher thinks it’s Attention Deficit Disorder. Dad says, “He’s just a boy!”…