• Giant musical makes premiere during FS

    Children of all ages are likely familiar with the books of Roald Dahl. From Charlie and the Chocolate Factory to Matilda, his unique and quirky characters have made their way into popular culture. Broadway has adapted many of his classics and now, James and the Giant Peach joins the lineup – with this summer’s FestivalSouth landing the regional premiere.

  • Auditions set for 'Phantom of the Opera'

    The Southern Miss School of Music announces open auditions to Andrew Lloyd Webber's Phantom of the Opera to all university students. Auditions will be held beginning at 1 p.m. Sunday, April 23. All applicants must register online at www.usm.edu/music/phantom. Complete audition details are available there.

  • HCLO returns 'Camelot' to the stage

    Hattiesburg Civic Light Opera rounds out its 41st season the first week of May with a beloved musical, boasting an inspiring connection to one of Hattiesburg’s own.

    In spring 1991, Miles Doleac swaggered across the stage of Hattiesburg’s Historic Saenger Theater as Mordred, King Arthur’s malevolent son, in HCLO’s Camelot.

    “It was the first significant role I had done in anything. And it was an absolutely life-altering experience,” Doleac said.

  • Riding the Wind

    In 1979, a young woman sits down in a comfy rocking chair next to her grandfather for their usual conversation time. After hearing his same stories more than a hundred times before, she knows they will then walk together in the woods on the land where her family has lived since 1913. 
     This time is different, though, for in her hands she carries a small cassette tape recorder to tape the old, but still refreshing, memories of her beloved grandfather. 

  • Riding the Wind

    In 1979, a young woman sits down in a comfy rocking chair next to her grandfather for their usual conversation time. After hearing his same stories more than a hundred times before, she knows they will then walk together in the woods on the land where her family has lived since 1913. 

     This time is different, though, for in her hands she carries a small cassette tape recorder to tape the old, but still refreshing, memories of her beloved grandfather. 

  • Cabaret

    Cabaret has never been more relevant than it is right now, especially right now in Mississippi,” says director and Hattiesburg native, Miles Doleac. Doleac will also play the role of the Emcee in Hattiesburg Civic Light Opera’s production of Kander and Ebb’s classic musical, which opens Aug. 11 at The Thirsty Hippo (309 McLeod Street, Hattiesburg). Show time is 7:30pm nightly. “Really, all over our country right now, people are struggling with and against the forces of fear, oppression and intolerance,” Doleac said.

  • Invitation-only Halloween Gala offers fiendish fun

    When the creative folks of The Hub City Players put their heads together, magic happens. Hattiesburg’s professional theatre company is no stranger to dressing up for shows. But inspired by the cult classic film “Hocus Pocus,” they are inviting people to out-do themselves for a super exclusive, adults-only, invitation-only Halloween costume gala, Brewhaha. 

  • Cabaret crushes boundaries

    Cabaret has never been more relevant than it is right now, especially right now in Mississippi, said director and Hattiesburg native Miles Doleac, who will also play the role of the Emcee in Hattiesburg Civic Light Opera’s August production of Kander and Ebb’s classic musical. 

  • Carey Dinner Theatre keeps summer fun

    A recent winner of the Pine Belt Public Image Award, Carey Dinner Theatre, "Mississippi's unique dinner theatre," continues its 41st season with its second show of the summer. 

  • USM brings back summer productions

    The University of Southern Mississippi is excited to announce the return of Southern Arena Theatre (SAT) with not two shows, but three shows this summer. 
    Last year, as a result of budget cuts at Southern Miss, SAT was forced to close its doors. Thanks to enthusiastic community support and dedicated faculty and staff at the University, one of the Gulf South’s most extraordinarily talented repertory theatre groups is ready for curtains and its 40th season. 

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