We Need Your Help!

October 4th, 2013

HRT is a non-profit community theatre and as with most community theaters, ticket sales do not meet the cost of keeping the doors open.  Many of you may ask what does that mean.  It means that we must have your donations along with sponsorships and grants to make ends meet.  Below are some examples of our expenses from last season to show you how your donations will help us survive.

  • Royalties and Scripts:  $3,260.74
  • Costumes:  $4,330.53
  • Sets:  $2,226.13
  • Musicians:  $3,175.00
  • Suessical (Total cost):  $12,830.46


As you can see, it costs a lot of money to produce the high quality theatre you have come to expect from us.  This season’s expenses will be even higher because we are doing 4 shows and two of them are musicals!  Please help us continue doing what we love for Harnett County!

Level of Donation:

  • $1,000+ Platinum Star
  • $500-$999 Gold Star
  • $250-$499 Silver Star
  • $100 Donor

 Please mail your contribution to:

Harnett Regional Theatre • P.O. Box 1471 – Dunn, NC 28335

Harnett Regional Theatre is a 501(c)(3) organization, and all contributions are tax deductible as allowed by law. Consult your tax advisor for more information.

A Christmas Story auditions this week at HRT

October 3rd, 2013
A Play by Jean Shepherd

A Play by Jean Shepherd

Harnett Regional Theatre will be holding auditions for the classic show, “A Christmas Story” on September 30th and October 1st. Auditions will be at 7:30pm in the Stewart Theatre. Vicki Wade will direct the show.

HRT is looking for older men and women and children ages 10-12. Please be prepared to read from the script at the director’s discretion. Please bring all known conflicts with you to the audition. They will play a vital role in casting. Show dates are November 15-24, 2013.

HRT continues production of “Little Shop of Horrors”

October 1st, 2013

Photo Caption: Wade Hodges (Orin Scrivello, DDS) performs “Now (It’s Just The Gas)” with Hunter K. Taylor (Seymour)

Harnett Regional Theatre continues the first show of their season, “Little Shop of Horrors” by Howard Ashman, this Thursday, September 26th. The show is under the direction of Dennis Johnson. Justine Blackmon is the music director and Janice Godwin is the choreographer.

Remaining shows will be the 27th and 28th at 7:30pm and Sunday, Sept. 29th at 2:30pm. All shows are at the Stewart Theatre in Downtown Dunn. Admission is $10 for youth under the age of 18 and senior citizens over the age of 60. Adults are $15. Tickets can be purchased at the theatre the night of the performance. Minor adult language is used in this show and may not be suitable for children under the age of 13.

The cast includes Hunter K. Taylor as Seymour, Rachel Strickland as Audrey, Rick Stephenson as Mr. Mushnik, Wade Hodges as Orin Scrivello, Clayton Riddley as Audrey II (The Plant), Lacie Smoak as Audrey II (Puppeteer), Connor Stephenson as Ronnette, Katie Rupp as Crystal, Juanita Velazquez as Chiffon, Alec Carroll as Bernstein/Mrs. Luce/Patrick Martin, and Zane Burkardt as the Interviewer/Derelict/Snip.

A down-and out skid row floral assistant becomes an overnight sensation when he discovers an exotic plant with a mysterious craving for fresh blood. Soon “Audrey II” grows into an ill-tempered, foul-mouthed, R&B-singing carnivore that offers him fame and fortune in exchange for feeding its growing appetite, finally revealing it to be an alien creature poised for global domination!

Harnett Regional Theatre is a community theatre in Dunn, NC whose mission is to educate and entertain by providing the opportunity for participation in high quality theatre for the people of Harnett County and surrounding areas.
For more information, please visit HRT’s website,www.onlinehrt.org.

Photo Credit: Gregory Taylor Photography