“To get the full value of joy, you must have someone to divide it with.” -Mark Twain
Join Summer Musical Enterprise in spreading joy throughout the New River Valley!
Summer Musical Enterprise strives to bring quality musical theatre to the New River Valley utilizing one of the area's finest resources: its people. Anyone can participate, as is evidenced by the ever-changing members of our cast and crew from show to show. We are theatre for the community, by the community .
We provide community theatre opportunities to showcase the extensive talent represented in the New River Valley and to provide opportunities for community members, including youth, to experience and participate in all aspects associated with a large scale theatrical production, including selecting, organizing, casting, and obtaining financing for the presentation of a summer stage musical.
We strive to bring entertainment that can be enjoyed by the whole family, whether you're participating in the production, or simply sitting in the audience.
Summer Musical Enterprise (SME) was formed in 1992 and has produced a major musical every summer from 1992 to present.
Expanding our Horizons
Summer Musical Enterprise is excited about seeking new opportunities to promote theatre arts. SME produced our first fully-staged holiday show in 2015. In summer of 2016, we presented our first revival, and returned to The Music Man for our 25th summer production. In 2017 we brought Disney’s Beauty and the Beast to record breaking crowds. In 2018, we were a bit more cutting edge as we brought Stephen Sondheim's Sweeney Todd to the NRV, followed by A Gift from SME to You; A Christmas Revue. In 2019 we dove under the sea to bring Disney's The Little Mermaid to life on stage. With stunning, professional sets and costumes and amazing lighting and outstanding local talent, it was a magnificent show! And this year we brought the Disney film turned Tony-winning Broadway hit Newsies to the Mainstage at Haymarket Theatre, inspiring everyone to fight for what's right and seize the day!