“To get the full value of joy, you must have someone to divide it with.”
Summer Musical Enterprise
Join Summer Musical Enterprise in spreading joy throughout the New River Valley!
strives to bring quality musical theatre to the New River Valley utilizing one of the area's finest resources: its people. Anyone can participate, as is evidenced by the ever-changing members of our cast and crew from show to show.
We provide community theatre opportunities to showcase the extensive talent represented in the New River Valley and to provide opportunities for community members, including youth, to experience and participate in all aspects associated with a large scale theatrical production, including selecting, organizing, casting, and obtaining financing for the presentation of a summer stage musical.
We strive to bring entertainment that can be enjoyed by the whole family, whether you're participating in the production, or simply sitting in the audience. Summer Musical Enterprise (SME) was formed in 1992 and has produced a major musical every summer from 1992 to present.
2019 Goal: $2,000 to keep Ariel's voice alive
Summer Musical Enterprise would like to continue to set the foundation for bringing highly entertaining musical theatre to the community with Disney's The Little Mermaid,
but we need your help to make sure that Ariel, Ursula, Sebastian, Flounder, and all of the other wonderful characters in this show can be heard.
Throughout most of our 28-year history, we have borrowed or rented sound equipment. We now realize in order to support the quality of show we are producing, we must step up our game! The SME Board is committed to building our sound system, beginning with microphones. For the past two years, we have been purchasing two or three microphones (mics) in anticipation of this undertaking. We now have 5 body mics toward a full set of 25. We need your help to make our efforts go even further!
Our goal during this year’s GiveBigNRV is to add at least 5 more microphones to our preliminary set. With each microphone costing roughly $400 - 500, your support is crucial to our efforts to be self-sustaining with our sound design. Each member of the SME Board has committed to making a donation to the GiveBigNRV campaign in support of this goal, and we invite you to join us.
Expanding our Horizons
Summer Musical Enterprise is excited about seeking new opportunities to promote theatre arts. SME produced our first fully-staged holiday show in 2015 (photo by Jake Socha, from A Christmas Story, the Musical, performed December 2015
). In summer of 2016, we presented our first revival, and returned to The Music Man
for our 25th summer production. In 2017 we brought Disney’s Beauty and the Beast
to record breaking crowds. In 2018, we were a bit more cutting edge as we brought Stephen Sondheim's Sweeney Todd
to the NRV, followed by A Gift from SME to You; A Christmas Revue
This year, we are going under the sea to bring Disney's The Little Mermaid
to life on stage. With stunning, professional sets and outstanding local talent, this will be a magnificent show!
Look for Summer Musical Enterprise on Facebook or our website for updates regarding upcoming shows!