Established in 1986 as "The Painted Rock Players," the group now known as New Horizon Community Theatre has presented over 600 performances of 150 shows to more than 80,000 enthusiastic patrons in The Greater Valley Area. During that 34-year period, more than 3000 people have participated as actors or crew members, including over 1900 children and teenagers. The group is comprised of local volunteers and is open to anyone interested in being a part of the theater family.
From Broadway musicals to drama to children's shows to slapstick comedy, "The Players" have performed at Langdale Auditorium (both pre- and post-restoration), Springwood School, Lanett High School, an empty field (which is now part of West Point City Park), a parking garage, and most recently in our own theater in West Point. The theater was renovated and expanded in 2014 to its current 218 seat size.
The group is governed by a Board of Directors with day-to-day operations overseen by a Managing Artistic Director. Each production is staged by volunteers - both onstage and backstage - with no paid actors or crew members.
Each season runs from August through June and consists of five productions.
New Horizon Theatre is open to anyone interested in being a part of the theater experience.
The New Horizon Community Theatre is a non-profit cultural organization whose mission is:
To provide quality productions that enrich and entertain the community through the magic of live theatre;
To provide value for our patrons and supporters;
To provide opportunities for local actors of all ages to develop their talents; and
To provide recognition and scholarships for local talented seniors who have distinguished themselves in the theatre.