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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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