The Schultz Theatre


School of Performing Arts


9357 N. Congress Street

New Market, VA 22844

(540) 740-9119

We are now Non-Profit                  All donations are tax deductible

The Schultz Theatre and School of Performing Arts is a non-profit 501(c)(3) community theatre in New Market, Virginia, showcasing the talents of our neighbors ranging from pre-teens to retired. Our goal is to provide an entertainment venue for the community.  By offering theatre, dance, music, entertainment and quality instruction in the performing arts, we hope to enrich the lives of the community we serve while building for the future.  

We were named by readers of Virginia  Living as One of the Top Performing Arts Groups in Virginia.   The Schultz Theatre was recently named Outstanding Business of the Year for 2013 by the New Market Chamber of Commerce.  

We are equipped with a chair lift to assist those with mobility issues. 

Parking is available on the street, at the nearby church parking lots and at the BB&T Bank and Suntrust Bank parking lots.  A public parking lot is just 1 block south of the Theatre.

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Box Office is open
Monday - Saturday   10:00 am - 2:00 pm
(540) 740-9119

We are always looking for volunteers to help out at the box office

October 2015


by Tim Kelly

Directed by James E. Custer

Victor Frankenstein, a brilliant young scientist, returns to his Swiss chateau to escape a terrible pursuer. No one can shake free the dark secret that terrifies him: not his mother, nor his fiance', nor his best friend. Even the pleading of a gypsy girl accused of murdering Victor's younger brother falls on deaf ears, for Victor has brought into being a creature made from pieces of the dead. The creature tracks Victor to his sanctuary to demand a bride to share its loneliness. Against his better judgement, Victor agrees and soon the household is invaded by murder, despair and terror! 

Friday, October 23 and Saturday, October 24 at 7:00 PM and Sunday, October 25 at 3:00 PM

Friday, October 30 and Saturday, October 31 at 7:00 PM and Sunday, November 1 at 3:00 PM

Come in costume on Halloween night and enter the Best Costume Contest

Tickets are $13 Adults and $11 for Students/Seniors
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or call the Box Office at (540) 740-9119

Tickets can also be purchased at the door

November 2015

Painting Churches

a comedy/drama 

 Directed by Catlin Heily

Gardner and Fanny Church are preparing to move out of their Beacon Hill house to their summer cottage on Cape Cod. Gardner, once a famous poet, now is retired. He slips in and out of senility as his wife Fanny valiantly tries to keep them both afloat. They have asked their daughter, Mags, to come home and help them move. Mags agrees, for she hopes as well to finally paint their portrait. She is now on the verge of artistic celebrity herself and hopes, by painting her parents, to come to terms with them and they with her. Mags triumphs in the end as Fanny and Gardner actually step through the frame and become a work of art ineffable and timeless. 
Friday, November 13 and Saturday, November 14 at 7:00 PM and Sunday, November 15 at 3:00 PM

Friday, November 20 and Saturday, November 21 at 7:00 PM and Sunday, November 22 at 3:00 PM 

Tickets are $13 for Adults and  $11 for Students/Seniors
Buy online by clicking on the button below
There is NO FEE for purchasing online

or call the Box Office at (540) 740-9119
Tickets can also be purchased at the door

December 2015

Tim Reger and Ron Smith
A Tuna Christmas

by Ed Howard, Joe Sears, Jaston Williams

Directed by Michele Reger

In this hilarious sequel to Greater Tuna, it's Christmas in the third smallest town in Texas. Radio station OKKK news personalities Thurston Wheelis and Arles Struvie report on various Yuletide activities, including hot competition in the annual lawn display contest. In other news, voracious Joe Bob Lipsey's production of " A Christmas Carol" is jeopardized by unpaid electric bills. Many colorful Tuna denizens, some you will recognize from Greater Tuna and some appearing here for the first time, join in the holiday fun.  Audiences who have and who have not seen Greater Tuna will enjoy this laugh filled evening.

Friday, December 4 and Saturday, December 5 at 7:00 PM and Sunday, December 6 at 3:00 PM

Friday, December 11 and Saturday, December 12 at 7:00 PM and Sunday, December 13 at 3:00 PM 

Tickets are  $13 for Adults and  $11 for Students/Seniors
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or call the Box Office at (540) 740-9119
Tickets can also be purchased at the door

January 2016


by Harold Pinter 
Directed by Ethan Custer

Betrayal is Pinter's latest full-length play since the enormous success of No Man's Land. The play begins in 1977, with a meeting between adulterous lovers, Emma and Jerry, two years after their affair has ended. During the nine scenes of the play, we move back in time, through the states of their affair, with the play ending in the house of Emma and Robert, her husband, who is Jerry's best friend. The classic dramatic scenario of the love triangle is manifest in mediation on the themes of marital infidelity, duplicity, and self-deception. Pinter writes a world that simultaneously glorifies and debases love. 

Friday, January 15 and Saturday, January 16 at 7:00 PM and Sunday, January 17 at 3:00 PM
Friday, January 22 and Saturday, January 23 at 7:00 PM and Sunday, January 24 at 3:00 PM

February 2016

The Fourposter
by Jan de Hartog
Directed by Kathleen Milligan

The Fourposter features two characters, Agnes and Michael, and spans the years 1890 to 1925, as key moments in their marriage are played out around their four-poster bed. De Hartog's play charts the ups and downs of a long-lasting marriage that is punctuated by moments of crisis and reconciliation. It maintains a balance in perspective between the special concerns and complaints of the woman and those of the man, as a function of their traditional societal roles. The "four-poster" bed, in and around which these moments of crisis are played out, symbolizes the lasting quality of the marriage bond, which remains steady throughout several decades of love and conflict.   

Friday, February 12 and Saturday, February 13 at 7:00 PM and Sunday, February 14 at 3:00 PM
Friday, February 19 and Saturday, February 20 at 7:00 PM and Sunday, February 21 at 3:00 PM

24 Hour Theatre
Ethan Custer

Starts Saturday 2/27 at 3:00 and runs through Sunday 2/28 with performance at 3:00

March 2016

You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown the Musical
Based on Comic Strip “PEANUTS” by Charles M. Schulz
Book, Music and Lyrics by Clark Gesner
Directed by Daniel Mintz and Helen Bricker

Charles Schulz’s beloved comic comes to life in Clark Gesner’s classic musical, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown. The whole gang is here: bossy Lucy is hopelessly in love with piano prodigy Schroeder who doesn’t give her the time of day, perfectionist Sally is still mocking blanket-toting Linus, Snoopy is in the doghouse, and “blockhead,” himself, Charlie Brown, is in rare form. Brief vignettes span the months from Valentine’s Day to Beethoven Day, from wild optimism to utter despair. In this revised version, with additional music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa and dialogue by Michael Mayer, the sweet, joyful innocence of the Peanuts gang is maintained, but a fresh insouciance and playfulness is revealed. The new script features two new songs, particularly funny dialogue, and new, catchy orchestrations. Whether you’re keen to fly with the Red Baron, moon over the Moonlight Sonata, or just do your best to find “Happiness,” You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown is a crowd-pleasing classic. 

Friday, March 4 and Saturday, March 5 at 7:00 PM and Sunday, March 6 at 3:00 PM
Friday, March 11 and Saturday, March 12 at 7:00 PM and Sunday, March 13 at 3:00 PM
Friday, March 18 and Saturday, March 19 at 7:00 PM and Sunday, March 20 at 3:00 PM

April 2016
Youth Show - TBA
Directed by Elizabeth Dunham

 Friday, April 8 and Saturday, April 9 at 7:00 PM and Sunday, April 10 at 3:00 PM

The Glass Menagerie 
by Tennessee Williams
Directed by Matt Heineck

The Glass Menagerie is a memory play, and its action is drawn from the memories of the narrator, Tom Wingfield. Tom is a character in the play, which is set in St. Louis in 1937. He is an aspiring poet who toils in a shoe warehouse to support his mother, Amanda, and sister, Laura. Mr. Wingfield, Tom and Laura’s father, ran off years ago and, except for one postcard, has not been heard from since. 

Friday, April 22 and Saturday, April 23 at 7:00 PM and Sunday, April 24 at 3:00 PM
Friday, April 29 and Saturday, April 30 at 7:00 PM and Sunday, May 1 at 3:00 PM

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