starring Sarah-Lee Dobbs
June 24, 25 @ 7pm
June 26 @ 2pm & 7pm
Floor Seats: $46
Stadium Seats: $42
SAFETY PROTOCOL TICKET PURCHASES ARE IN BLOCK OF 2, 3, OR 4. YOU WILL BE CHARGED FOR THE POD.
PLEASE NOTE, THERE ARE NO "BAD" SEATS IN THE THEATRE.
Willy Russell’s Tony-winning dramedy Shirley Valentine is a powerfully funny portrait of mid-life rebirth. Shirley is an empty-nest English housewife with an emotionally absent husband, who resorts to talking with the wall for companionship. When she exits her home for an unannounced fortnight holiday in Greece, everyone assumes she’s going to have a scandalous affair, but it’s really her own lost lust for living that she’s searching for along the sun-soaked sand.
Russell’s script is like a British sex farce without most of the sex, and Dobbs deliciously wrings every last laugh out of Valentine's amusingly dated attitudes towards dating and feminism. But there’s also a deep range of real emotions buried inside this character, which Dobbs excavates with touching empathy.
"Need to be shaken out of the doldrums? Just want a little push to get your life back on track? Something to help you remember the real — and happy — you? Well, don’t buy a self-help book or a schedule an appointment with the doctor. A trip to “Shirley Valentine” will do the trick." - Matt Palm, Orlando Sentinel
Sarah-Lee is an award-winning actor, singer, host, voice-over artist and acting coach. Her career has taken her around the world and spanned more than four decades. Originally from England, Sarah has performed in London’s West End and appeared on many TV shows but now calls Orlando, Florida her home.
Favorite roles include Belinda in Noises Off, Velma in Hairspray, Mrs. Wormwood in Matilda, Green Girl in Shout and Emma in Tell Me On A Sunday.
While she loves working on stage or in film, Sarah’s favorite roles are as a wife, mom and new Grandma to her beautiful family. She is absolutely thrilled to be bringing the funny, touching and oh-so-relatable character of Shirley Valentine to Western North Carolina after an award winning, sold out run at in Orlando.
"A joyful, captivating piece of theatre." - The New York Daily News
"Absolutely smashing." - The New York Post
"A thrilling, cheer raising piece of theatre." - The Financial Times