Summer Theatre Festival 2024

The 3rd Annual JTC Summer Theatre Festival is coming!

3 exciting shows!

July 19-August 25           McPherson Theater @BPAC

For the last two years, JTC’s Summer Theatre Festival has been a smash, with most shows selling out their entire runs. And now we’re proud to announce the 2024 Festival schedule–six continuous weeks of professional theatre right here in the Sandhills!

The festival will open with the hit Marvin Hamlisch-Neil Simon-Carol Bayer Sager musical They’re Playing Our Song. July 19-28

The second show is Jeffrey Hatcher’s charming comedy Mrs. Mannerly. August 2-11

The festival will conclude with Andrew Lloyd Webber and Don Black’s intimate musical, Tell Me on a Sunday. August 16-25

As always, our Summer Theatre Festival shows are performed in the gorgeous McPherson Theater black box in Wellard Hall at BPAC (Bradshaw Performing Arts Center), where we’re proud to be the Professional Theatre Company in Residence.

You can get tickets here or on The best deals are either the 3-Show Packages or the Group Discount (automatically applied for groups of 10 or more). Private performances are available for groups of up to 60 people.

We’re also working on the three titles for the 2025 Summer Theatre Festival. Watch this website for the latest news!


July 19-28 BPAC’s McPherson Theatre

JACOB PRESSLEY (Vernon Gersch) is thrilled to return to JTC for a third summer for They’re Playing Our Song. Jacob received his BFA in Theater Performance at Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle. He’s been seen in many concerts in NYC at 54 Below, Town Hall and Merkin Concert Hall. Favorite stage credits include Bobby Strong in Urinetown, Conductor in The Polar Express, and of course Bud in Gutenberg! The Musical! and Jamie in The Last Five Years in JTC’s Summer Theatre Festival. Thank you Kitten.



ASHLEE WALDBAUER (Sonia Walsk) is a New York based actor who is honored to be making her Judson Theatre Company debut as Sonia Walsk! Other recent credits include SIX the Musical (Swing for Boleyn/Seymour/Howard), Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Narrator), Oliver (Nancy),and Ghost (Molly Jensen). Endless gratitude for her family, friends, fiancé Matt, and agent Jim Keith at The Movement. For more visit or listen to her podcast Nevertheless, Shlee Persisted on Spotify and Apple Podcasts. You can also join her on Instagram @ashleewaldbauer


August 2-11 in BPAC’s McPherson Theatre


LINDA PURL* (Mrs. Mannerly) is especially known for her television work as Helene Beesly, The OfficeCharlene Matlock, Matlock; Ashley Pfister, Happy Days, and over 45 tv movies. She appeared on Broadway in Adventures of Tom SawyerGetting and Spending, and Off-Broadway in The Baby Dance, Mr. Toole, and Hallelujah! Hallelujah!  A partial list of her regional credits include Tenderly, The Merchant of VeniceHedda Gabler, The Real Thing, The Glass Menagerie, The Little Foxes, All the Way Home, The  Worker, The Baby Dance, A Streetcar Named Desire, The Road to Mecca, A Doll’s House, The Diary of Anne Frank, Hippolytus, NoraCopenhagenLove Loss and What I Wore, Oliver!, Grease, On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, Threepenny Opera, and The Children…at such theatres as Long Wharf, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Old Globe, Mark Taper Forum, Santa Fe Opera, Cleveland Playhouse, Berkshire Theatre Festival, The Lensic Santa Fe, Berkeley Rep, Williamstown Theatre Festival (six seasons); Theatre Princesse Grace, Monaco; Imperial Theatre, Tokyo; and The Other Palace, London.

A partial list of her film credits include: BenderMighty Joe Young, Walking Major and Paul’s Promise. Her current television series include The Bold and the Beautiful and After Forever. Past recurring: Hacks, General Hospital, Homeland, Designated Survivor.

She studied at Toho Geino Academy, LAMDA, Neighborhood Playhouse, Lee Strasberg Institute. She is the Founder of California International Theatre Festival and Co-founder of Duffy’s Dough. She’s played many prestigious concert venues including Catalina Jazz Club, 54 Below, Birdland, Colorado Springs Philharmonic, Lincoln Center Jazz, Crazy Coqs (London), Club Raye (Paris), and Satin Doll (Tokyo). Her discography includes the CDs Midnight Caravan, Up Jumped Spring, Taking a Chance on Love, and the recently released This Could Be the Start. Instagram @lindapurl

JORDAN AHNQUIST* (Jeffrey) is excited to perform with Judson Theatre Company for the first time!  NYC credits include Shear Madness, When Pigs Fly, and Battles of Richmond Hill. Regionally Jordan has worked with Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Milwaukee Rep, Utah Shakespeare Festival,  Florida Studio Theatre, Barnstormers, Lyric Stage, Speakeasy Stage, Central Square Theatre and The Gamm among others.  Film/tv credits include Ella McCay, and Gilded Lillies.  Jordan holds a BA in theatre from Muhlenberg College.


August 16-25 in BPAC’s McPherson Theatre


They’re Playing Our Song and Tell Me on a Sunday are presented by special arrangement with Concord Theatricals Mrs. Mannerly is presented by special arrangement with Broadway Licensing, LLC servicing the Dramatists Play Service imprint