Agatha Christie’s THE MOUSETRAP was a hit!

The show ran November 17-20 – Owens Auditorium @BPAC

JTC opened our 10th season opens with a production of Agatha Christie’s biggest hit, which celebrates its 70th anniversary this year, and is still running in London’s West End–the original production is the longest running play in the world! And…TV icon Alison Arngrim (Nasty Nellie Oleson on Little House on the Prairie)returned to JTC to play Mrs. Boyle.

 JTC’s productions of Agatha Christie’s Witness for the Prosecution (2019) and And Then There Were None with Alison Arngrim (2017) were big hits…and The Mousetrap topped both of those.

The Mousetrap is a timeless tale of “whodunit,” Seven strangers are stranded at Monkswell Manor during a blizzard. There’s been a murder nearby, and the killer is still at large. When the police sergeant arrives, worried that the murderer may be among the guests of the Manor, he initiates an investigation into the lives and histories of everyone there. One of them is the killer, and another one of them may be next. Will the police be able to solve the case before another “mouse” falls?

As always, our mainstage shows are performed at Owens Auditorium at BPAC (Bradshaw Performing Arts Center), where we’re proud to be the Professional Theatre Company in Residence.


The 1st Annual JTC Summer Theatre Festival

We’re proud to announce The 1st Annual JTC Summer Theatre Festival was a smash! The only theatre festival in the Sandhills, we produced three professional productions to the McPherson Theatre at Bradshaw Performing Arts Center (BPAC) this past summer over six consecutive weeks, July 22-August 28.

JSTF focused on 21st century contemporary plays and intimate musicals that lend themselves to the McPherson Theatre’s 60-seat capacity. All three of the first season shows were Moore County premieres.

Gutenberg! The Musical! (July 22-31) sold out its run. This 2007 musical introduced us to Bud Davenport (Jacob Pressley) and Doug Simon (Michael Santora), authors of a musical about Johannes Gutenberg they are pitching to Broadway producers. Because the minimally-talented and starry-eyed authors don’t have a cast or an orchestra, at their backer’s audition Bud and Doug play all of the roles themselves.

Buyer & Cellar (August 5-14), starring JTC favorite James Cella, consistently played to full houses. It’s the story of Alex More, a struggling actor in L.A., who takes a job working in the basement mall in Barbra Streisand’s Malibu, California home.

tick, tick…BOOM! (August 19-28) is a 2001 off-Broadway hit musical about the life of Jonathan, an aspiring composer in New York in 1990 who is worried he made the wrong career choice. Our production starred Michael Santora, Danielle Standifer, and Drew H. Wells, and nearly sold out its entire run.

Each production ran 2 weeks.

We welcomed groups to all three productions, and one group even bought out the house for a private performance! We will definitely be offering this option again next year.

It was a grueling summer with weeks of non-stop work…but we’re proud to have started something new. With proper funding and a lot of hard work, all dreams are possible…

If you enjoyed one of the shows this summer, please click on the Donate button above and make a tax-deductible contribution to help make the second year of the Summer Theatre Festival be everything it can be.

Got an idea or a comment or some feedback to share? Use the Contact page to reach us.


RAVE REVIEW for THE MOUSETRAP from Sandhills Sentinel

RAVE REVIEW for THE MOUSETRAP from Sandhills Sentinel

IT'S A HIT!!! Get a load of this amazing review and then get your tickets! "The audience remained captivated the entire duration of the show, laughing, cheering, gasping, and “ooh-ing” and “ahh-ing” the whole time." "Seeing this play is more than just sitting in the...

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Alison Arngrim returns to JTC for THE MOUSETRAP

Alison Arngrim returns to JTC for THE MOUSETRAP

We're thrilled to have ALISON ARNGRIM (best known as Nasty Nellie Oleson on TV's Little House on the Prairie) back at JTC--for another Agatha Christie play! Our audience loved Alison in Christie's And Then There Were None in 2017, and when it worked out for her to...

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