Theater Arts

December 1st and 3rd, 2017 - "Miracle on 34th Street"

Directed by Nick Appleby

"This is a tale that we want to believe in, that creates a world we seem to desperately desire, free of the blatant commercialism that surrounds us, where love and decency and generosity of spirit are their own rewards. What we want Christmas to be all about, really." So writes the Santa Cruz Sentinel of this most heartwarming holiday story.

Single mother, Doris Walker, doesn't want her seven-year-old Susan's head filled with romantic notions. Their neighbor, Fred Gailey, tries to woo Doris by charming Susan and taking her to see Santa Claus at Macy's, where Doris works. Doris is not impressed, but when it turns out that Macy's Santa may, in fact, be the real Kris Kringle, a wave of love spreads across New York City that melts even the most cynical hearts.

Performances are at 7:30pm on Friday, December 1, and at 1:30pm on Sunday, December 3. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children under 10, and can be ordered online at .

April 27-29, 2017 - "January Thaw" by William Roos

Directed by Julie Mountcastle

January Thaw
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“January Thaw” is a gentle, charming comedy about the Gage family, who are trying to settle down in the old farmhouse they've acquired – and about Jonathan and Mathilda Rockwood, the original owners of the house, who show up with an old deed giving them the right to live there too. As a contest for possession begins, the two families are isolated together by a blizzard. In the freezing house, while the Gages breakfast on what's left—cornflakes, molasses and olives—the smell of fresh biscuits comes from the rooms of the old-fashioned Rockwoods ...

Performances were on April 27, 28 and 29, 2017.

April 29-30, 2016 - "Two Bards with One Stone"

  • The Shakespeares by Colleen Shaddox, directed by Dick Smith and Colleen Shaddox

  • The Hamlet Thrill-ma-geddon by Don Zolidis, directed by Nick Appleby

A Shakespeare Double Header (of a sort) at Spring Glen Church -- in spring 2016, the Spring Glen Theater Arts Ministry entertained us with two one-act comedies relating to everyone’s favorite 16th century playwright.

For more details, including photos and full video of both shows, click here

April 2015 - See How They Run

Directed by Clay Delaney

What could be more fun than a houseful of vicars ? How about one with a Russian spy , an American actor turned soldier , an actress turned vicar’s wife , the police , the maid and a faithful church member in for the experience of her life? On April 23rd, 24th and 25th, 2015 , the Theater Arts Ministry presented Philip King’s See How They Run on the Spring Glen Great Hall stage. A raucously good time was had by all!

Click here to see photos of  "See How They Run" by Teri Osborn Kolton and Debbie Carpenter

Spring Glen Church Theater Arts Ministry presents
George Washington Slept Here - April 2013

The Theater Arts Ministry of the Spring Glen Church performed Kaufman and Hart's " George Washington Slept Here " on the evenings of Thursday, April 11th through Saturday, April 13th .

The story: New Yorker Newton Fuller is thrilled to buy a 200-year old house in the Pennsylvania woods so that he can have a piece of America all his own.  OK, maybe he didn’t check out all the details first.  And maybe he should have consulted his wife.  But it’s a lot funnier this way. ...




Past Productions

The Matchmaker, 2012

See photos of the cast of The Matchmaker - click here

Godspell, 2011

Read an article about the show        View more photos from Godspell

My Sister Eileen, 2010