Temple Theatre of Sanford’s Big River Is a Family-Friendly, Rollicking Adventure Tale

Big River stars Chris Inhulsen (left) and Khawon Porter as Huck and Jim (photo by Ben Bashinski)

Adventure has come to the Temple Theatre of Sanford in a big way, as Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn triumphantly takes the stage through Sunday, March 31st. This rousing musical sets Mark Twain’s iconic 1884 novel Adventures of Huckleberry Finn to a lilting, folksy country score, written by Roger Miller (with a book… Continue reading Temple Theatre of Sanford’s Big River Is a Family-Friendly, Rollicking Adventure Tale

Marc Camoletti’s Boeing-Boeing at Temple Theatre Is a Direct Flight to Pure Entertainment

Boeing-Boeing, written by French playwright Marc Camoletti, translated into English and adapted by Beverley Cross and Francis Evans, and directed for Temple Theatre of Sanford by Craig Rhyne of New York City, secured a Guinness record for being the most-produced French play in the world. And judging by the opening weekend of Sanford, NC’s historic… Continue reading Marc Camoletti’s Boeing-Boeing at Temple Theatre Is a Direct Flight to Pure Entertainment

A Second Helping’s Stage Full of Warm Spirits Takes the Chill Out of Winter Nights

Temple Theatre of Sanford will stage A Second Helping on Jan. 10-Feb. 3 (photo by Ben Bashinski)

Typically, sequels do not live up to the standards set by the original in plays and movies. A Second Helping: The Church Basement Ladies Sequel, on stage now at the Temple Theatre of Sanford, is well performed and directed; but the material lacks the depth of the first one. There are several areas in which… Continue reading A Second Helping’s Stage Full of Warm Spirits Takes the Chill Out of Winter Nights

It’s a Wonderful Life at Sanford’s Temple Theatre Is a Treat for Friends and Family

Sanford's Temple Theatre will stage It's a Wonderful Life: The Radio Play from Nov. 29th to Dec. 16th

‘Tis the season for family, wassail, and good cheer. It is also a time for annual holiday traditions, such as drinking eggnog, spending time with family, and watching Ralphie scheme to get Santa to bring him a BB gun in A Christmas Story. For many, it is also a time to watch Frank Capra’s 1946… Continue reading It’s a Wonderful Life at Sanford’s Temple Theatre Is a Treat for Friends and Family

Ghost: The Musical at Temple Theatre Is a Very Satisfying and Deeply Moving Production

Hailey Best and Dave Toole star as Molly Jensen and Sam Wheat

Temple Theatre of Sanford is contributing to the Halloween spirit with an endearing production of Ghost: The Musical, playing Thursday-Sunday, now through Nov. 4th. The musical was adapted from the popular 1990 film, starring Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore, and Whoopi Goldberg. Adaptations can often suffer in comparison to its original work, and the first staging… Continue reading Ghost: The Musical at Temple Theatre Is a Very Satisfying and Deeply Moving Production