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The cast of the Temple Theatre of Sanford's March 8-25 production of Church Basement Ladies includes (from left) Gus Allen, Shirley Proctor, Theresa McGuirk, Kathy Day, and Jeanne Adams-Koonce

Temple Theatre of Sanford’s Production of Church Basement Ladies Is Delightful — a Warm Play for Cold Nights

Inspired by the books of Janet Letnes Martin and Suzann Nelson, including the bestseller Growing Up Lutheran, Jim Stowell and Jessica Zuehlke have written a very funny and warm story of life in one Minnesota church. Although there are only five performers on stage for the Temple Theatre of Sanford’s entertaining and altogether delightful production… Read More ›

The Andrews Brothers Is Another Smash Hit for Temple Theatre of Sanford’s Peggy Taphorn

The Andrews Brothers is another smash hit staged by Temple Theatre of Sanford artistic director Peggy Taphorn. Created and written by Roger Bean, with music and vocal arrangements by Bean, Michael Borth, and Jon Newton, The Andrews Brothers is a tour through World War II music made popular by the great singing trio, The Andrews… Read More ›

Temple Theatre will present Smoke on the Mountain: Homecoming Thursday-Sunday through May 15th

The Sanders Family Makes Its Triumphant Return to Sanford in Smoke on the Mountain: Homecoming

The Sanders Family, who are the subjects of three of the most-performed gospel-musical shows in the United States for the past 20 years, were conceived by Alan Bailey; and the three scripts were written by Connie Ray. Smoke on the Mountain: Homecoming (2006), now playing at Temple Theatre in Sanford, is the third of those… Read More ›

Professor Henry Higgins (John Allore) tutors Cockney flower girl Eliza Doolittle (Haley Best-Jernigan)

Temple Theatre’s Production of “My Fair Lady” Is Purely Professional and Completely Entertaining

Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe’s My Fair Lady, which has been called “the perfect musical” is one of our all-time favorites. Since its 1956 Broadway opening wherein it became the longest-running musical of its time, it still ranks 20th among all long-running shows. It is currently being performed at Temple Theatre in Sanford, and… Read More ›

The N.C. Symphony performed "An Evening of Broadway" June 19th in Booth Amphitheatre

How to Dampen “An Evening of Broadway” with the N.C. Symphony in Three Easy Steps

If you’ve read any of the reviews Kurt Benrud and I have done, you know that Koka Booth Amphitheatre in Cary is one of our favorite places to hear music. It’s natural, wooded setting on a small pond is intimate, relaxing, and a perfect size for a concert. They let you bring food and wine,… Read More ›