LIVE Theater Event on the Park Ave Stage! A one-man play of the Charles Dickens Christmas classic, adapted and performed by Mr. John Hardy, in which he will play over 40 roles during the course of the evening. Brought to us by the Wise County Pro-Art Association.
John is an Associate Artist with The Barter Theatre and has been working around the country as a playwright, actor, director for over thirty years. He was recently received the Sara Spencer Award, for lifetime achievement, from the Southeastern Theatre Conference.
"John Hardy's one-man version of A Christmas Carol... a stunning work of theatrical virtuosity. Run to see this; take the whole family. You will be transfixed from the first moment.... This play brings the story to life.... I've seen this story many times but never like this... it will be as if you are seeing it for the first time".
— THE ALBUQUERQUE JOURNAL
We will be pre-selling tickets to this event starting Thursday, November 15th by calling our box office at 276.328.4917. Pricing is as follows:
Adults: $15 Seniors (60+): $10 Students: FREE
As this is a Pro-Art event, all Pro-Art Season Passes will be honored.
Note: This show is appropriate for audiences of any age but is best suited for ages ten and above.
Come for the Tree Lighting, enjoy a Christmas cartoon compilation after!
Sponsored by the City of Norton, this is a free admission event. After the City of Norton tree lighting ceremony right next door to the theater in Vetran’s Park, come in and enjoy a compilation of family friendly Disney Christmas cartoon shorts, sure to put you and your family into the spirit of the Holiday season. Grab some hot popcorn and cuddle up with your little ones to cap off a great evening of events scheduled right in the heart of downtown Norton.
What has become an annual tradition at the Park Avenue Theater, the Sanderson Sisters once again grace our screen to run "a muck, a muck, a muck". The theater will be decked out to get you into the spirit of all Hallow's Eve, so everyone (young and young at heart) is encouraged to wear your costume and trick or treat our concession stand, and join us for a great night of classic Halloween family cinema.
This event did sell out last year, so we will be offering pre-sale tickets so you can guarantee a seat. All seats, all ages $5 general admission.
FOR YOUR PROTECTION! We will not permit you to see these shockers unless you agree to release this theater of all responsibility for death by fright!
The Horror of Party Beach - A classic (in the loosest interpretation) Del Tenney beach party horror musical featuring the Del-Aires. Hot Rodders, Bikers, a swinging beach party, and a mutant with a mouth full of hot dogs with a thirst for human blood. (You can't make this stuff up......or I guess you can!)
The CURSE of the LIVING CORPSE - when the family patriarch dies, he leaves strict instructions for the family to follow regarding his burial, or vowing to come back and exact a murderous revenge.........well, I'm sure you can guess the rest.
Classic black and white B-movie drive in cinema, back on the big screen where it belongs.
$8 general admission for both flicks.
SUMMERWEEN? Because once a year isn't nearly enough.
Dress in your favorite costume for Trick or Treating, and come enjoy a classic Halloween comedy flick, Ernest Scared Stupid! on the big screen. Join Ernest, Rimshot, BoogerLips, and the whole gang for some classic 90's nostalgia; A great film for the whole family. It may be hot outside, but we will have the theater decked out to send October chills down your spine.
Don't forget to bring jar of Miak..................just in case.
General admission ticket $5 for all seats and ages.
A night of Southern Gospel music you won't want to miss. Featuring the King's Messengers, The River of Life Trio, & Glimpse of Grace. Come join us as we celebrate the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ in song. A great way to kick off your 2018 Easter celebration with a great night of music.
Tickets are $5 at the door, children 12 and under are admitted free. Net ticket proceeds will go to benefit the MEOC fuel fund, helping provide heating assistance to the elderly and those in our communities needing a little help.
Large groups are also welcomed and encouraged. Want to bring a group from your church? Give us a call so we can reserve your seats ahead of time. Call our box office at 276.328.4917 for details.
PUBLIC PREMIER SCREENING!
Pre-sale tickets available by calling 276.328.4917 M-F 8am-4pm.
A documentary film produced locally in Bristol Virginia, which prominently features our own Norton, VA within the subject matter of the community which surrounds the Bigfoot legend.
"Cultured Bigfoot takes a look at a sub-culture within a sub-culture, focusing on the people who search for the elusive Bigfoot with more than just belief in its existence. A well-thought-out film that displays the passion from not only the filmmakers, but a community of people searching for something that could not only break scientific boundaries, but pop-culture as we know it."
We will be hosting the very first public screening of the film, and have the producers and many of the individuals involved in the film there to meet with the audience, and host a Q&A session after the feature. Call it Bigfoot, Woodbooger, Sasquatch, or Yeti, this is one sighting you won't want to miss.
Ralph Stanley II and the Clinch Mountain Boys present "A Clinch Mountain Christmas". LIVE ON STAGE for one night only, featuring a mix of Christmas, gospel, and bluegrass music straight out of the heart of the Appalachians. A great evening of music and fellowship to kick off the Christmas season.
Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Seating is limited, so pre-booking is recommended by calling the Park Avenue box office, M-F, 8am-4pm at 276.328.4917.
It's that time of year again, when the crypt doors creak, and the tombstones quake, for what has become an annual Halloween tradition at Park Avenue Theater, and one of our favorites.......HOCUS POCUS!
ONE NIGHT ONLY. Tickets can be pre-booked by calling 276.328.4917.
All tickets are $5 general admission for all "foolish mortals". Come dressed in your Halloween best and you may just scare yourself up and extra treat!
Sponsored Movie Event - Hosted by Frontier Health
Starring James Woods and James Garner, it chronicles the true story of William Wilson, who after struggling with his own alcoholism after the stock market crash of the 1920's forms a support group that would eventually become Alcoholics Anonymous.
A great story of triumph over addiction, and how having the right support structure can make the difference on the road to recovery.
FREE admission provided by Frontier Health, along with popcorn and soda provided by your host. Doors open @ 5:00, Movie starts @ 6:00.
Live Concert Event.
Portion of the proceeds benefit Wise JAMS music program.
Tickets are $5 general admission, kids 12 and under admitted free with a paid adult.
Earth By Train are a high-energy rock and roll, progressive jam band. Influences include, but are not limited to, making good music and believing in the power of what music can do for our hearts and our world. This fresh range of music is influenced by a 90s song writing style and set to grooves influenced by the 70s. Earth By Train ignites the audience with a sound that is fierce and addictive.
In the hills of Southwest Virginia the art of Appalachian Music has been passed from generation to generation each taking a new approach different from their predecessor, and Brandon Maggard is no exception. Brandon is a third generation Appalachian Songwriter obtaining most of his inspiration from his family that has been a pillar to regional music for years and years. Brandon, while being no stranger to music has just recently wondered into his own musical endeavor with nieces Kaylin Barber and Alyssa Moles. Brandon, Kaylin, and Alyssa cover the musical spectrum with Appalachian inspired originals and even a few modern covers with a natural Appalachian twist that is always sure to please.
"Cat Women of the Moon" playing at 7:00pm
followed by the Ed Wood Classic, "Plan 9 from Outer Space".
Two great movies for one great evening of cheesy, retro Science Fiction goodness. Bring your friends, grab some popcorn, and buckle up for a great evening.
General Admission $8 for both films.
Circus No. 9
Postponed to a later date.....to be announced.
Once again gracing the Park Avenue stage with their Progressive Bluegrass sound. What is sure to be a great evening of music for the new and old bluegrass fan alike; they have a sound that is crossing generations. Also featuring a second band to be announced. Two great bands, one great stage.
Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for kids 12 and under. Pre-purchase your seats by calling the Park Avenue box office at 276.328.4917.
All An Act Theatre Project Players present "Steel Magnolias".
We are pleased to be hosting the opening night performance of this great local theater group's most recent endeavor. It's sure to be a full house, so we highly recommend booking tickets in advance.
Contact All An Act directly to purchase seats at 276.524.4190. You can also find additional information on their website at www.allanacttheatre.com
Continuing the Bluegrass legacy of the late, great, Dr. Ralph Stanley, his grandson Nathan, Live on the Park Avenue Stage for one night only.
Come enjoy a great evening of Appalachian Bluegrass, also featuring the Logan Stanley Band.
General Admission tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Seating is limited, call our box office and reserve your seat today!
Two great local bands on one stage. Circus No. 9, based in Johnson City Tennessee brings a sound they describe as "alternative bluegrass" mixing classic mountain sounds with a modern flair. www.circusnumbernine.com
Hello October, based right here in Wise County VA, playing what can be described as a "folk rock" with a sound all their own. www.hellooctoberband.com
Appearing @ Park Avenue for one show only, December 17th, 2016, doors open at 6:00, concert starts at 7:00pm. Concessions will be available, so come enjoy a great evening of music and fun.
Tickets are $10 for adults $5 for kids 12 and under
Tickets will be available at the door or in advance by calling our box office at 276.328.4917.
A Park Avenue Theater annual tradition! Departing for one night only, Saturday December 3rd, 2016 for a round trip journey to the North Pole. Viewing of the movie and so much more. See "Polar Express" page on this site for details.
Local Magician and Escape Artist Eugene Mullins, appearing for one night only, for a single performance. Watch as he pushes the boundaries, putting himself in harms way, to break the laws of physics and blow your mind!
Tickets are $10 for adults - $5 for kids 12 and under. Pre-purchase by calling our box office at 276.328.4917. Seating is limited, so book today!
A More "or less" Perfect Union. A documentary that asks the question of "Where the American community is today, and where might it be tomorrow?" An in depth analysis of America from the voices of 175 Americans, some of which are our friends and neighbors from right here in Wise, Norton, and Coeburn VA.
An exclusive film premier event for RAM (Remote Area Medical) volunteers, hosted by The Health Wagon. Seating is free, but limited, so please reserve seats by contacting Jeff Lewis at:
firstname.lastname@example.org or texting UNION to 917-921-9732.
Film viewing with audience forum discussion to follow.
LIVE on stage.........The MAGIC of Joseph Young
One show only.....8:00pm (doors open @ 7:00)
VIP Pre-purchased tickets......................$8 adult / $5 children (limited availability)
At the door...................................................$10 adult / $5 children
"I'm Bad, and that's Good. I will never be good, and that's not bad. There's no one I'd rather be than me."
This modern Disney classic takes us from the classic arcades of the 1980's to the modern, to show us that bad guys are people too. Gotta admit, my favorite Disney film.
Slap Stick at it's finest. Going way back with this one, a multi-show event. Opening with a handpicked selection of classic Three Stooges shorts, leading into the Marx Brothers classic "Horsefeathers", as the brothers take on higher education and football, in this university set comedy from 1932.