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The comedy, ‘Moon Over the Brewery,’ opens Friday at the Blowing Rock School Auditorium on
Sunset Drive.

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Originally published: 2012-06-15 10:03:43
Last modified: 2012-06-15 10:06:44

Ensemble Stage starts summer with comedy this Friday

Summer theater season is back in Blowing Rock. 

Beginning this Friday, Ensemble Stage will present a full season of comedies, dramas and even a bit of rock ’n’ roll. 

The comedy, “Moon Over the Brewery,” starts the season with a bang, running from Friday, June 16, through Monday, June 25, at the Blowing Rock School Auditorium on Sunset Drive in downtown Blowing Rock. 

Written by Bruce Graham and directed by Gary Lee Smith, “Moon Over the Brewery” stars Mark A. Woodard as Randolph, Beth Woodard as Miriam, Shaun Rice as the Mailman and Olivia Waters as Amanda. 

“It’s a great comedy,” Smith said. “It deals with some serious moments, but overall it is a very funny show.”

Showtimes are at 7:30 p.m., except at 2 p.m. on Sunday and Monday.

Tickets for “Moon Over the Brewery” cost $17 for adults and $15 for seniors, military personnel and students. They are available online at or by calling (828) 414-1844. 

Season tickets for all four Ensemble Stage summer productions are available for $60 for adults and $52 for seniors, military personnel and students. Group rates are also available. 

Summer Season

In addition to the opening play, Ensemble Stage’s 2012 summer schedule includes the comedy, “The Complete History of America (Abridged),” by Adam Long, Reed Marin and Austin Tichenor (July 7 to 15); the murder mystery, “Fit to Kill,” by Victor L. Cahn (July 28 to Aug. 5); and a funny look back at Elvis Presley, “All the King’s Women,” by Luigi Jannuzzi (Aug. 25 to Sept. 3). 

Opening Nights

This summer, Ensemble Stage and the newly refurbished Maple Lodge at the Ragged Gardens (next door to the school on Sunset Drive) have joined forces for a special event.

During the opening night for each Ensemble Stage production, guests are invited to visit the Maple Lodge for wine and appetizers before the plays and during intermission. 

For more information, visit or call (828) 414-1844. 
For more information and stories, see The Blowing Rocket.

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