Twenty Years at the Joy

"Twenty Years at the Joy"

August 18, 19 & 20 @ 7:30PM
August 21 @ 3:00PM

We are proud to celebrate 20 years of performances at the Joy Performance Center with live and video clips of some of our favorite moments with commentary from some of those actors who were involved with the performances. Lots of music and laughs and some moments of reflection.

Directed by Jim Champion

Best Christmas Pageant Ever and Three Wishes For Christmas

Best Christmas Pageant Ever & Three Wishes for Christmas

Auditions: Ages 8—25 years old
Thuursday Sept.15th 6:30-8:30pm—Joy Theatre
Saturday, Sept. 17th 10am-12 1st Baptist Church-Kings Mtn
Sunday, Sept. 18th 3:00-5:00pm—Joy Theatre

November 11, 12, 18 & 19 @ 7:30PM
November 13 & 20 @ 3:00PM


In this hilarious Christmas classic, a couple struggling to put on a church Christmas pageant is faced with casting the Herdman kids--probably the most inventively awful kids in history. You won't believe the mayhem - and the fun - when the Herdmans collide with the Christmas story head on!

THREE WISHES FOR CHRISTMAS - A play by Meredith Bridges

Storyline: Peter Pakowski is sure that this Christmas is going to be the most miserable one of his life. Money is tight, so he knows Old Saint Nick won’t be bringing him the gifts that he wants, and what’s more, he is going to have to spend Christmas with his crazy cousin, Bertram! So, when Peter’s little sister convinces him to make a wish on a special Christmas star, he doesn’t have high hopes. But when a star fairy that only he can see appears in his living room, things liven up quickly! With an invisible fairy guest and three wishes that he must use before Christmas is over, Peter’s holiday celebrations with his large family are looking to be much more interesting than he thought!
Directed by Bridget Allen

NunSense the MegaMusical

"'NunSense the MegaMusical"

Performances:March 2023
With book, music, and lyrics by Dan Goggin, it’s about a group of funny nuns who love to entertain. This is the expanded cast version of the first in the series of popular comedy musicals about the Little Sisters of Hoboken. Following a cooking disaster, the nuns must raise money to put the convent back in order. The sisters decide that the best way to raise the money is to put on a variety show, so they take over the school auditorium, which is currently set up for the eighth grade production of “Grease.” This expanded version of the show stars the nuns you love, plus some priests and brothers, and a bunch of Mount Saint Helen’s most talented students
Directed by: Jim Champion         Music Director: Libby Putnam
Sponsored by: Edward Jones & Jack and Pam Buchannan

Farce of Nature

"Farce of Nature"

Auditions:February 25, 10:30 am - 1:00 pm      February 26, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
       (Call Backs)    Feburary 27, 6:00pm - 7:30 pm
Performances: April 28 & 29 @ 7:30 PM---April 30 @ 3:00 PM
        May 5 & 6 @ 7:30 PM---May 7 @ 3:00 PM
The non-stop hilarity of this Southern-fried farce highlights one day in the life of the Wilburn family of Mayhew, Arkansas. D. Gene Wilburn is the owner of the Reel ’Em Inn, the finest little fishing lodge in the Ozarks. Lately business is down and the lone guest who’s just checked in,Carmine DeLuca from Chicago—is only there due to the Witness Protection Program. Doesn’t anybody just want to fish anymore? Not D. Gene’s frustrated wife, Wanelle, who’s fed up with their lackluster romantic life. She’s taken steps to improve it through hypnotic suggestion. D. Gene cannot understand why his pants keep falling down. D. Gene’s sister Maxie has her own problems, battling ageism to resume her career in law enforcement. She’s determined to prove her worth by keeping Carmine DeLuca alive through the weekend. However she keeps losing both her gun and the bullets. And she never anticipated the gangster Camine’s been dodging, Sonny Barbosa, is about arrive in pursuit of his sexy wife, Lola. This funny Jones Hope Wooten comedy is guaranteed to win your audiences over—hook, line, and sinker!
Directed by Amy Hardin        Sponsored by: the Family of Jim and Penny Larson