Thursday Doors – Swift Creek Mill Theatre in Virginia

Hello Readers- Joining in with Norm 2.0 with Thursday Doors.

We were at the Swift Creek Mill Theatre (in March) to see “Bright Star,” the Tony Award-nominated musical from Steve Martin and Edie Brickell.

The story is based on a true event and it is “set in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina” and depicts “a sweeping tale of love and redemption set against the rich backdrop of the American South in the 1920s and ’40s.”

The musical runs at Swift Creek until May 11th, 2019 (for those in the Richmond, Virginia area). 

We thought the Swift Creek team did a wonderful job – acting, singing, and directing – all very good. 

It is such a small venue and that enriches the experience (well when the quality is there it adds to it..)


Here is the doorway entrance to the basement. They had a silent auction laid out. Look at the old stone.


Few more photos – and another door – in this slideshow:

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Oh and just FYI

There is the Bright Star Banjo App here! Available for free from the Apple App Store. Learn three-finger and clawhammer style banjo parts for the musical! You get tab (that plays along with you) and split-screen video to clearly demonstrate the banjo parts for “Bright Star.”

Have a nice day










35 thoughts on “Thursday Doors – Swift Creek Mill Theatre in Virginia

    1. Hi Jill – I wonder if your friends have made it there – this place was built in the 1600s and they have a long history – I have only been there twice because it is “across” town – but now think we need to go more often

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    1. Well they have opened up the licensing and so chances are a Production might come your way. The music was toe-tapping at times and then other times just moody and enjoyable

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    1. Thanks C – and I forgot to add a photo of the moonshine drink –
      It was first time tasting moonshine (maybe I did years ago but cannot recall)


  1. Yes indeed this is exactly the kind of place to enjoy a show. Not always practical for the promoters who prefer bigger venues with more seats to fill but it’s so much more enjoyable to the audience.
    Great shots, especially the two-door first pic.

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  2. Love the intimate scene of these two doors! Oh, it has been ages I’ve been to a musical! Love the rustic walls mixed with the classic white table cloths covering the tables:)

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    1. Hi Tammy – yeah – this building is from the 1600s and I should have noted that in the post! I also forgot the moonshine photo – but will just post again about it – have a great day

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