W. M. Whittington Playhouse

Since 1956, when a local community group got together to perform their first play, local talent from all walks of life have stepped up to the task of creating a place where thousands have been entertained by musicals, dramas, comedies, and mysteries.

Greenwood Little Theatre has entertained and enriched the lives of the residents of our community and surrounding areas, providing a venue through which those who have an interest in theater can, through participation in productions, find an outlet for their creative talents and spirit. For those who would rather enjoy the show from the audience, we provide some of the best live amateur theater in Mississippi.

We are proud of our history and our commitment to quality entertainment, and we invite you to be a part of our continued success! We welcome you, whether onstage, backstage, or as a faithful member of our audience.

Listing of Plays by Year

1956-1959

1960-1969

1970-1979

1980-1989

1990-1999

2000-2009

2010-2017

1956

Dear Ruth by Norman Krasna

Evening Dress Indispensable: An Utterly Nonsensical Playlet in One Act by Roland Pertwee

1957

My Three Angels by Samuel Spewack and Bella Spewack

Solid Gold Cadillac by Howard Teichmann and George S. Kaufman

The Clod by Lewis Beach

1958

Poor Aubrey by George Kelly

The Red Barn

1959

Visit to a Small Planet by Gore Vidal

Sabrina Fair by Samuel Taylor

Arsenic and Old Lace by Joseph Kesselring

Blithe Spirit by Noël Coward

1960

The Tender Trap by Max Shulman and Robert Paul Smith

Jane by S. N. Behrman

The Case of the Crushed Petunias, A Lyrical Fantasy by Tennessee Williams

1965

Angel Street by Patrick Hamilton

Susan Slept Here by Alex Gottlieb and Steve Fisher

Born Yesterday by Garson Kanin

1961

Light Up the Sky by Moss Hart

Mr. Pim Passes By, Written by A. A. Milne

Parlor Story by William McCleery

1966

Mary Mary by Jean Kerr

Our Town by Thornton Wilder

Never Too Late by Sumner Arthur Long

1962

Nude With Violin by Noël Coward

Laura by Vera Caspary and George Sklar

The Curious Savage by John Patrick

Lo and Behold! by John Patrick

1967

You Can't Take It With You by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman

Barefoot in the Park by Neil Simon

Come Blow Your Horn by Neil Simon

1963

Dear Charles by Alan Melville

Affairs of State by Louis Verneuil

The Little Foxes by Lillian Hellman

1968

Harvey by Mary Chase

The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams

The Girls in 509 by Howard Teichmann

1964

Critic's Choice by Ira Levin

Night Must Fall by Emlyn Williams

Champagne Complex by Leslie Stevens

1969

Skin of Our Teeth by Thornton Wilder

The Boy Friend by Sandy Wilson

Star Spangled Girl by Neil Simon

1970

Luv by Murray Schisgal

Wait Until Dark by Frederick Knott

Babes In Arms by Richard Rodgers

1975

Everything in the Garden by Edward Albee

Butterflies Are Free by Leonard Gershe

Arsenic and Old Lace by Joseph Kesselring

1971

Don't Drink the Water by Woody Allen

The Man Who Came to Dinner by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman

Plaza Suite by Neil Simon

The Lion in Winter by James Goldman

1976

Five One Acts

1776 by Sherman Edwards

Blithe Spirit by Noël Coward

Man of LaMancha

The Solid Gold Cadillac by George S. Kaufman & Howard Teichmann

1972

Cat On a Hot Tin Roof by Tennessee Williams

Ah, Wilderness! by Eugene O'Neill

The Potting Shed by Graham Greene

Damn Yankees

1977

The Mousetrap by Agatha Christie

Summer and Smoke by Tennessee Williams

The Matchmaker by Thornton Wilder

Rodgers and Hammerstein's Carousel

1973

Last of the Red Hot Lovers by Neil Simon

The Odd Couple by Neil Simon

Play It Again, Sam by Woody Allen

1978

Dear Charles by Alan Melville

Night Watch by Lucille Fletcher

Life With Father by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse

George Washington Slept Here by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman

Finishing Touches by Jean Kerr

1974

Witness for the Prosecution

Fiddler on the Roof

Absence of Cello by Ira Wallach

3 One Act Plays

Forty Carats, Adapted by Jay Presson Allen

1979

Kiss Me Kate by Samuel and Bella Spewack

The Prisoner of Second Avenue by Neil Simon

Everybody Loves Opal by John Patrick

Oliver by Charles Dickens

1980

The Fantasticks by Harvey Schmidt

By George by Michael Voysey

Bell, Book and Candle by John Van Druten

1985

Fourposter by Jan de Hartog

Private Lives by Noël Coward

A Thurber Carnival by James Thurber

Rodgers and Hammerstein's Oklahoma!

1981

Vanities by Jack Heifner

Subject to Change by Jules Tasca

Pretzels by John Forster, Judith Kahan, Jane Curtin, Fred Grandy

6 RMS RIV VU by Bob Randall

The Music Man by Meredith Willson

1986

Laura

My Fair Lady by Alan Jay Lerner, Frederick Loewe and Alan Jay Lerner

Crimes of the Heart by Beth Henley

Broadway in the 80's

1982

Guys And Dolls by Frank Loesser and Jo Swerling

Absurd Person Singular by Alan Ayckbourn

Good Morning, Miss Dove by William McCleery, Frances G. Patton

The Odd Couple by Neil Simon

1987

Sweet Charity by Neil Simon

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

Morning's At Seven by Paul Osborn

Our Town by Thornton Wilder

Broadway: Music of Lifetime

Miss Firecracker Contest by Beth Henley

1983

Chapter II

Li'l Abner by Norman Panama and Melvin Frank

1988

Greater Tuna by Ed Howard, Joe Sears, Jaston Williams

Carnival! by Michael Stewart and Bob Merrill

On Golden Pond by Ernest Thompson

The Odd Couple (Female Version) by Neil Simon

Broadway: Then & Now

1984

Second Lady

Annie by Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse, Martin Charnin

Heaven Can Wait by Harry Segall

Dial "M" for Murder by Frederick Knott

1989

In Berlin

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

Annie Get Your Gun by Irving Berlin

The Ponder Heart by Joseph A. Fields and Jerome Chodorov

Legends! by James Kirkwood

1990

The Nerd by Larry Shue

The Foreigner by Larry Shue

The Miracle Worker by William Gibson

Rodgers and Hammerstein's South Pacific

1995

Driving Miss Daisy by Alfred Uhry

Murder in the Magnolias by Tim Kelly

The Fantasticks by Tom Jones, Harvey Schmidt

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson

1991

The Rainmaker by N. Richard Nash

Wizard of Oz

Barefoot in the Park by Neil Simon

Steel Magnolias by Robert Harling

Songs of Rogers & Hammerstein

1996

I Hate Hamlet by Paul Rudnick

Cheaper By the Dozen Adapted by Christopher Sergel

Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Tim Kelly

Nunsense by Dan Goggin

1992

Neil Simon's Rumors

The River Between by Ngugi wa Thiong'o

Hello, Dolly! by Michael Stewart and Jerry Herman

Ten Little Indians by Agatha Christie

1997

The Octette Bridge Club by P.J. Barry

Man of LaMancha by Dale Wasserman, Mitch Leigh, Joe Darion

M*A*S*H by Tim Kelly, Richard Hooker

USO on Tour

1993

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street by Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler

Second Time Around by Henry Denker

Rodgers and Hammerstein's The Sound of Music

1998

Marvin's Room by Scott McPherson

Who's On First by Jack Sharkey

Midsummer's Night Dream by William Shakespeare

You Can't Take It With You by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman

1994

Hot 'n' Cole: A Cole Porter Celebration! by Mark Waldrop, Cole Porter, David Armstrong, Bruce W. Coyle

The Cemetery Club by Ivan Menchell

Forty Carats by Jay Presson Allen

Sorry! Wrong Chimney! by Leo W. Sears, Jack Sharkey

1999

Bye Bye Birdie by Michael Stewart, Charles Strouse, Lee Adams

Cat On a Hot Tin Roof by Tennessee Williams

Romance: Puccini to Porter

Putting on Heirs by Michal Jacot

2000

Last Night of Ballyhoo by Alfred Uhry

Diary of Anne Frank by by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett

See How They Run by Philip King

Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella

Grease by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey

Oliver by Lionel Bart

2005

You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown by Clark Gesner

Harvey by Mary Chase

Marriage to an Older Woman

Bullshot Crummond by Ron House, Alan Shearman, Diz White, John Neville Andrews, Derek Cunningham

2001

Don't Dress For Dinner by Marc Camoletti, Robin Hawdon

Rodgers and Hammerstein's Once Upon a Mattress

The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams

A Gentleman from Mississippi by David Dallas

Drop Dead Please

2006

Three One Act Plays

Bye Bye Birdie by Michael Stewart, Charles Strouse, Lee Adams

Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams

Best Little Whorehouse in Texas by Carol Hall, Larry L. King, Peter Masterson

Dearly Departed by David Bottrell and Jessie Jones

2002

The Exact Center of the Universe by Joan Vail Thorne

The Foreigner by Larry Shue

Rodgers and Hammerstein's Oklahoma!

Blithe Spirit by Noël Coward

Love Letters by A.R. Gurney

2007

A Tuna Christmas by Ed Howard, Joe Sears, Jaston Williams

Gypsy by Jule Styne, Stephen Sondheim, Arthur Laurents

The Music Man by Meredith Willson

First Baptist of Ivy Gap by Ron Osborne

2003

Guys and Dolls by Frank Loesser and Jo Swerling

Godspell by Stephen Schwartz and John-Michael Tebelak

The Odd Couple by Neil Simon

2008

Broadway Review

3 One Acts by Tennessee Williams

Jesus Christ Superstar by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice

Bus Stop by William Inge

2004

Arsenic and Old Lace by Joseph Kesselring

Little Shop of Horrors by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman

Steel Magnolias by Robert Harling

The Lion in Winter by James Goldman

2009

Beauty and the Beast by Alan Menken, Tim Rice, Howard Ashman

No Time for Sergeants by Ira Levin

I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change by Joe DiPietro

2010

Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson

Nunsense by Dan Goggin

Noises Off by Michael Frayn

The Breakfast Club by John Hughes

Rodgers and Hammerstein's The Sound of Music

2015

The Butler Did It by Tim Kelly

The Fox on the Fairway by Ken Ludwig

Six Degrees of Separation by John Guare

The Producers, A New Mel Brooks Musical

2011

Dearly Beloved by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, Jamie Wooten

Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber

The Buddy Holly Story by Alan Janes

2016

The Good Doctor by Neil Simon

On Golden Pond by Ernest Thompson

84, Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff

Shakespeare Summer Scene Fest

Neil Simon's Plaza Suite

2012

The Last Five Years by Jason Robert

Winnie the Pooh by A. A. Milne, Glyn Robbins

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? by Edward Albee

Dixie Swim Club by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, Jamie Wooten

2013

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

Vintage Hitchcock: A Radio Play

Mama Won't Fly by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, Jamie Wooten

Moon Over Buffalo by Ken Ludwig

Smokey Joe's Cafe by Jerry Lieber, Mike Stoller

2014

Curiosity Cat by Chris Grabenstein

Rumors by Neil Simon

Into the Woods by James Lapine, Stephen Sondheim

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