“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.
Our goal is 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 the fall of 1992 as a result of the production of The Music Man. SME has produced a major musical every summer from 1992 to present.
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.
2018 Goal: $5,000 to bring two shows to the NRV
Summer Musical Enterprise would like to continue to set the foundation for bringing quality musical theatre to the community with Sweeney Todd
, the show that some regard as Sondheim’s greatest masterpiece, followed by a holiday themed musical review. Costumes, sets and special effects for two shows
are expensive and having a good financial base is critical to our ability to bring you the shows that the NRV deserves. Costs for the two shows
are expected to reach $40,000 or more. We are theatre for the community, by the community. Help us reach our fundraising goal of $5,000 and help ensure that the New River Valley community will continue to have opportunities to perform, produce and attend outstanding musicals.
Look for Summer Musical Enterprise on Facebook or our website for updates regarding upcoming shows!