Newton, NC – The saying goes that “the show must go on,” and The Green Room Community Theatre could not agree more! After 15 months of having to shift, pivot, and even cancel shows over the last year, they are excited to be opening at 100% capacity.

The last show the theatre performed with no restrictions was The Odd Couple in February 2020. They canceled the remainder of the 2019-2020 season’s programming because of the pandemic. In October, they opened a limited season of virtual performances and productions with limited capacities.

Live theatre will resume at full capacity on June 11, 2021, with the opening of Steel Magnolias. “We are thrilled to have our patrons return! Live theatre isn’t what it’s meant to be without an audience. It seems like the patrons are thrilled that we are back as well,” said Haley Beech, Marketing Director. “I think people are starving for interaction, and now more than ever, they know how valuable it is just to be surrounded by community. For us and many others, live theater is a part of that community. A big reason that we have continued to survive during this difficult time is because of the support of our community.”

Steel Magnolias will be performed in the McCreary Theatre in the Old Post Office Playhouse, 10 South Main Avenue, Newton, NC. Shows are set for June 11, 12, 18, and 19 at 7:30 p.m. with matinees on May 13 and 20 at 3:00 pm. The show is directed by David Townsend and produced by von Drehle Corporation.

Get your seats by calling the Box Office at 828-464-6128. Box Office hours are Wednesday through Friday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm. Ticket prices are $18 for Adults, $16 for Seniors (60+), $14 for Students (13+), and $8 for Children age 12 and under. All ticket prices include NC sales tax. Purchase them online through our website at These seats will go quickly!!!

Questions? Call 828-464-6583 or visit our website at

The Green Room is a funded affiliate of the United Arts Council of Catawba County.

Photo: The cast of Steel Magnolias using Trends Studio Salon in Newton as a backdrop for this photo! Bottom Row (L to R)- Samantha Styer, Stephanie Kelly, Holley Dagenhardt. Top Row (L to R)- Holli Armstrong, Susan Knowles, Donna Dell. Photo credit- Haley Beech.