Lincoln Theatre Guild

Lincoln Theatre Guild

The Lincoln Theatre Guild is a non-profit community theater organization founded in 1981. The Guild serves Lincoln County, North Carolina, United States, and the surrounding Piedmont region.


The Lincoln Theatre Guild was formed in 1981 with 15 members. A notable early production was "Prelude to victory," a musical drama telling the story of the a revolutionary war battle fought nearby. In 1983, a successful production of "Scrooge," a musical adaption of Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" helped give the guild a stable financial base. The group grew throughout the 1980s, performing dramas, comedies and musicals. Some shows included "Mouse Trap," "Harvey," and "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown." In 1988, the group moved their offices and productions to the Lincoln Cultural Center, a renovated former church in Lincolnton, North Carolina. By 1990 the guild was producing a large summer musical each year at the nearby Lincoln Citizens Center as well as 3-4 smaller plays at the Cultural Center.

In 2007 the guild board was restructured. A new president and several new board members were appointed. Recent shows include "Alice in Wonderland" and "Dearly Departed" in 2007 and "The Actor's Nightmare," Li'l Abner, and And Then There Were None in 2008.


The guild presently produces 4-5 shows per year. Most shows are held at The Lincoln Cultural Center or the auditorium at North Lincoln High School. The guild also holds an annual summer drama camp in two locations in the county.


The Lincoln Theatre Guild belongs to the [ Lincoln Arts Council] and is a member of the [ Metrolina Theatre Association] . The guild also receives financial backing from local government and businesses.

Board of Directors

The guild has a board of directors that meets monthly and is responsible for show selections, technical production and fundraising.

See also

* Lincoln County, North Carolina


Grano, Sarah (April 12, 2007). [ "'Alice' takes the stage"] ."Lincoln Times-News".

Grano, Sarah (January 18, 2008). [ "Guild seeking actors of all ages"] ."Lincoln Times-News".

Grano, Sarah (January 27, 2006). [ [ "Lincoln Theatre Guild caters to eastern end"] . "Lincoln Times-News".

"Guild Gets Permanent Home, Seeks To Grow". (1988). "Lincoln Times-News", p.1

cite web
last = Lincoln County Community Foundation
title = 2007 Total Grants
accessdate = 2008-08-26

(June 3, 1988). [ "Lincoln Theatre Guild Brings Agatha Christie's Classic to Stage"] . "The Lincoln Tribune".

Turbyfill, Diane(October 1, 2004). [ "Lincoln Theatre Guild Earns Three Nominations"] ."Lincoln Times-News".

(January 16, 2008). ["Theatre Guild Holds Annual Dinner Theatre "] . "The Lincoln Tribune".

(March 21, 2008). ["Lincoln Theatre Guild: Cast & Dates for Li’l Abner "] . "The Lincoln Tribune".

External links


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Игры ⚽ Нужна курсовая?

Look at other dictionaries:

  • theatre — /thee euh teuhr, theeeu /, n. theater. * * * I Building or space in which performances are given before an audience. It contains an auditorium and stage. In ancient Greece, where Western theatre began (5th century BC), theatres were constructed… …   Universalium

  • theatre, Western — ▪ art Introduction       history of the Western theatre from its origins in pre Classical antiquity to the present.       For a discussion of drama as a literary form, see dramatic literature and the articles on individual national literatures.… …   Universalium

  • Lincoln mystery plays — (N Town) The Lincoln Mystery Plays exists to bring people together to perform medieval mystery plays and other productions in Lincoln Cathedral and the surrounding area. The Lincoln Mystery Plays are based on the N Town Plays and were inspired by …   Wikipedia

  • Lincoln, England — City of Lincoln   City Borough   Castle Square, Lincoln …   Wikipedia

  • List of Theatre Communications Group Member Theatres — Theatre companies with membership in the Theatre Communications GroupA*1812 Productions (Philadelphia, PA) *The 52nd Street Project (New York, NY) *7 Stages (Atlanta, GA) *About Face Theatre (Chicago, IL) *Academy Theatre (Avondale Estates, GA)… …   Wikipedia

  • Broadway theatre — Broadway theater,Although theater is the preferred spelling in the U.S.A. (see further at American and British English Spelling Differences), the majority of venues, performers, and trade groups for live dramatic presentations use the spelling… …   Wikipedia

  • American Guild of Musical Artists — AGMA Full name American Guild of Musical Artists Founded 1936 Members 6,748 (2006) Country United States …   Wikipedia

  • Mercury Theatre — This article is about the company founded in New York by Orson Welles and John Houseman. For other uses, see Mercury Theatre (disambiguation). Orson Welles The Mercury Theatre was a theatre company founded in New York City in 1937 by Orson Welles …   Wikipedia

  • Ford Theatre — This article is about a radio and television series. For the site of the assassination of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln, see Ford s Theatre. Infobox Radio Show show name = Ford Theater imagesize = caption = other names = format = Anthology drama …   Wikipedia

  • History of theatre — Performer playing Sugriva in the Koodiyattam form o …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”