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WELCOME!


MOUNTAIN MOVERS THEATRE COMPANY


Theatrical Productions and Education at the Historic

Garden Theater in Downtown Louisa, Kentucky



KENTUCKY IS RICH IN TALENT

Kentucky has produced countless music, film and theatre stars who have made it to the Billboard Music Charts, Broadway and Hollywood.  

THE ARTS SHAPE CULTURE 

The culture of each community is shaped by the arts. The Big Sandy Region in the Mountains shares Kentucky's legacy of talent which has created a distinct culture here. New generations of Eastern Kentuckians are now entrusted to steward this rich tradition.

OPPORTUNITIES

Mountain Movers Theatre Company values the dignity, diversity and talents of every individual. Inherent in each person created in God's image is great worth and abilities. We desire to help new generations of Kentuckians discover their destinies and provide a platform for them to pursue their artistic passions and live their dreams. 

COMING SOON!







Community 

OUR TOWN

May 21-24, 26, 28-30

Our Town is a 1938 metatheatrical three-act play by American playwright Thornton Wilder

which won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. The play tells the story of the fictional American

small town of Grover's Corners between 1901 and 1913 through the everyday lives of its citizens.



 A CHRISTMAS CAROL

Dec 4-6, 8, 10-12


A Christmas Carol recounts the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, an elderly miser

who is visited by the ghost of his former business partner Jacob Marley and

the spirits of Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come.

After their visits, Scrooge is transformed into a kinder, gentler man.




  Professional   


PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES

 June 5, 6, 9, 14, 16, 19, 20


On Highway 57 somewhere between Frog Level and Smyrna, stands a gas station.

Across the blacktop is a roadside eatery called the “Double Cupp Diner.

” The four guys at the station (Jim, Jackson, Eddie, and L.M.) have been known to do some auto repairs,

but only when aided by quantities of time and beer.

The Cupp sisters (Prudie and Rhetta) celebrate their home cooking

with the same zeal they bring to being neighborly with the boys.




BRIGHT STAR

July 10, 11, 14, 16-19, 21, 23-25


Inspired by a true story and featuring the Tony®nominated score by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell,

Broadway’s BRIGHT STAR tells a sweeping tale of love and redemption set against the rich backdrop

of the American South in the 1920s and ’40s. When literary editor Alice Murphy meets a young

soldier just home from World War II, he awakens her longing for the child she once lost.

Haunted by their unique connection, Alice sets out on a journey to understand her past—

and what she finds has the power to transform both of their lives.




Kids Shows

M A R Y P O P P I N S  J R .

June 25-27


The jack-of-all trades, Bert, introduces us to England in 1910 and the troubled Banks family.

Young Jane and Michael have sent many a nanny packing before Mary Poppins arrives on their doorstep.

Using a combination of magic and common sense, she must teach the family members how to value each other again.

Mary Poppins takes the children on many magical and memorable adventures,

but Jane and Michael aren't the only ones upon whom she has a profound effect.

Even grown-ups can learn a lesson or two from the nanny who advises that "Anything can happen if you let it."



M O A N A J R .

July 30-31, Aug 1


This thrilling and heartwarming coming-of-age story follows the strong-willed Moana

as she sets sail across the Pacific to save her village and discover the truth about her heritage.

Moana and the legendary demigod Maui embark on an epic journey of self-discovery

and camaraderie as both learn to harness the power that lies within.

With empowering messages of bravery and selflessness, Moana JR. is sure to bring out the hero within each of us.





A D D A M S F A M I L Y 

S T U D E N T E D I T I O N

Oct 23-25, 27, 30, 31

THE ADDAMS FAMILY, a comical feast that embraces the wackiness in every family,

features an original story and it’s every father’s nightmare: Wednesday Addams,

the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a

sweet, smart young man from a respectable family–a man her parents have never met.

And if that wasn’t upsetting enough, Wednesday confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother.

Now, Gomez Addams must do something he’s never done before–keep a secret

from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything will change for the whole family on the

fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s “normal” boyfriend and his parents.






HISTORIC GARDEN THEATER, LOUISA KY

The Garden Theater    

The owners of the Garden Theater are completing a renovation of the historic venue in downtown Louisa, Kentucky with plans to host the inaugural 2019 Summer Camps and Shows of the Mountain Movers Theatre Company produced and directed by Darryl and Kim Willard formerly of Jenny Wiley Theatre. 

MOUNTAIN MOVERS EXPERIENCED THEATRE TEAM

Kim Willard, Artistic Director

Kim Willard is a native of New York who now resides in Pikeville, KY.  She is the Artistic Director of the Mountain Movers Theatre Company, the former Education Director at Jenny Wiley Theatre, a theatre professor at the University of Pikeville, and the Music Minister at Pikeville United Methodist Church.  Kim has a BS in Music Education from Plymouth State University and an MFA in Acting from The Actors Studio Drama School at Pace University, NYC.  She received a Grammy in 2007 for her chorus and drama curriculum at Chesnee High School in rural SC.  She is a professional director and actor.  

Darryl Willard, Managing Director

Darryl is proud to call Eastern Kentucky home after working in CT, NH, MA, VA and SC for construction and theatre companies. He has a BS in Interdisciplinary Studies (Music & Theatre) from Plymouth State University and Masters Certificate in Production Management from Clemson University. He is the former Managing Director and Technical Director at Jenny Wiley Theatre. Mountain Movers Theatre Company is proud to have him as Production Manager.

CAMP REGISTRATION FORM


Fun Things To Do While You're Here! 

  • Eagle Ridge Golf Course
  • Marina
  • Horse Trails
  • Campground and Cabins  
  • Hiking/Fishing

Masterpiece Cafe

& Painted Cow Art Gallery