Summer Musical Enterprise

A nonprofit organization

$8,204 raised by 38 donors

100% complete

$7,500 Goal

“To get the full value of joy, you must have someone to divide it with.”
-Mark Twain
 Join Summer Musical Enterprise in spreading joy throughout the New River Valley!

 

Summer Musical Enterprise strives to bring quality musical theatre to the New River Valley utilizing one of the area's finest resources: its people. Anyone can participate, as is evidenced by the ever-changing members of our cast and crew from show to show.  We are theatre for the community, by the community .    

We provide community theatre opportunities to showcase the extensive talent represented in the New River Valley and to provide opportunities for community members, including youth, to experience and participate in all aspects associated with a large scale theatrical production, including selecting, organizing, casting, and obtaining financing for the presentation of a summer stage musical.

 

We strive to bring entertainment that can be enjoyed by the whole family, whether you're participating in the production, or simply sitting in the audience. Summer Musical Enterprise (SME) was formed in 1992 and has produced a major musical every summer from 1992 to present. 

Expanding our Horizons
 Summer Musical Enterprise is excited about seeking new opportunities to promote theatre arts. SME produced our first fully-staged holiday show in 2015. In summer of 2016, we presented our first revival, and returned to The Music Man for our 25th summer production. In 2017 we brought Disney’s Beauty and the Beast to record breaking crowds. 

In 2018, we were a bit more cutting edge as we brought Stephen Sondheim's Sweeney Todd to the NRV, followed by A Gift from SME to You; A Christmas Revue. In 2019 we dove under the sea to bring Disney's The Little Mermaid to life on stage (banner photo above by Bryant Altizer). With stunning, professional sets and costumes and amazing lighting  and outstanding local talent,  it was a magnificent show!  After two summers of being dark, we produced a specially licensed Broadway Revue, All Together Now, to great success!  And in 2022, finally, we made our triumphant return to the Mainstage at Haymarket Theatre with Disney's Newsies.  

Last year, in 2023, we brought back one of the most enduring shows of all time, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat!  

Earlier this year in 2024 we mounted our first Murder Mystery Last Call At Chez Mort at The Bad Apple Barn in Pembroke to sold out audiences.   And this year we bring the Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious musical adventure Mary Poppins the Broadway Musical to the stage!  Mary Poppins is one of the most popular Disney movies of all time and this show captures hearts in a whole new way: as a practically perfect musical! Based on the books by P.L. Travers and the classic Walt Disney film, Cameron Mackintosh and Disney's Mary Poppins delighted Broadway audiences for over 2,500 performances and received nominations for nine Olivier and seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical.  This production includes our local stars as always, along with professional flying effects by ZFX Inc., a professional set by Front Row Theatrical, and the piece de resistance, performing it in the state-of-the-art Moss Arts Center.  


Disney's Newsies, 2022
PC: Molly McPherson

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, 2023
PC: Katie Thacker

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Organization Data

Summary

Organization name

Summer Musical Enterprise

Tax id (EIN)

54-1683471

Categories

Arts & Culture

Address

PO BOX 10654
BLACKSBURG, VA 24062