At the Playhouse

“A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum”


As our 2017 season draws to a close, we would like to thank everyone who has come out to support live theatre in Highlands. 

This summer has been one for the books!  

“Cabaret” was a serious musical drama that enthralled and challenged audiences, and (like good theater does) served up food for thought.  

“A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” brought to the stage the comedic force of nature that we know (and love) as Bill Patti. This rousing romp of a musical was highly praised by our audiences.  

Our third show, the cleverly-absurd straight comedy “The Fox on the Fairway” kept the laughs coming in August.  And closing on the third of this month is “Tenderly: The Rosemary Clooney Musical,” a moving tribute to the classic torch singer. 

This year’s summer camp was also amazing! Our young campers focused on goal-setting and storytelling. Their original play, “Spellbound,” was presented to an audience of impressed family and friends who were also invited on stage to join in the fun. Under the tutelage of our new camp director, Bob Russell, these young people learned skills and techniques to help them achieve success on the stage and in life. 

But not everything is about the past.  Looking forward, the Playhouse has a few of events on the horizon to share with you:  

 Beginning September 8, we will be returning to our normal movie schedule.  Movies will once again open each Friday and run through Tuesday.  Showtimes are 2:00, 5:00, and 8:00 each day – except Sunday which has no 8:00 showing.  And don’t forget that Two Dollar Off Tuesdays return in November!

The Highlands/Cashiers Humane Society will be on our patio on September 9 from 10:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. for Stop-N-Adopt. Come meet the CHHS Team and some of North Carolina’s most adorable, adoptable shelter pets.  Make sure to leave some room in your car – you might be going home with your new best friend!

Finally, as you know, each fall “foodies” from all over the Southeast descend on The Highlands-Cashiers Plateau in search of some of the best food and beverages that the area has to offer.  

This year the Highlands Playhouse is joining forces with Highlands Food & Wine Festival to host a big-screen event of its own – The Highlands Foodie Film Festival. A different food-oriented film will play each day. This year we will show “Chef,” “Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent,” and “Big Night.” Details and trailers for each movie can be found at Plans are to grow from merely showing movies to hosting lectures and even chef spotlights, where the audience will get to experience the dishes seen on the screen. Wouldn’t that be lovely? It all depends on support for the event, so come out and experience the First Annual Highlands Foodie Film Festival, November 10-12.