Welcome to the Playhouse – Your community theater!

Welcome to the Cloverdale Playhouse, beginning our fourth season, making our “mark on the Montgomery theatre scene by bringing ambitious, challenging, edgy, and high-quality entertainment to the local community.”*
Founded in 2011/2012 Premiere Season 

The Cloverdale Playhouse is a community-based, volunteer- driven performing arts center in Montgomery, Alabama. The Playhouse is dedicated to presenting entertaining, challenging, and innovative theatrical productions, as well as Special Performances, music series, and educational programs to enhance the cultural  life of the city of Montgomery and the surrounding River Region.



October 22-November 1, 2015

A Thriller by Frederick Knott

Directed by Fiona Macleod

From the same pen that brought you WAIT UNTIL DARK, Frederick Knott’s taut, spine-tingling, edge of your seat thriller tells the story of Tony Wendice, who has married his wife, Margot, for her money and now plans to murder her for the same reason. He arranges the perfect murder. He blackmails a scoundrel he used to know into strangling her for a fee of one thousand pounds, and arranges a brilliant alibi for himself. Unfortunately…the murderer gets murdered and the victim survives. But this doesn’t baffle the husband: He sees his hireling’s death as an opportunity to have his wife convicted for the murder of the man who tried to murder her, and that is what almost happens…

“…original and remarkably good theatre—quiet in style but tingling with excitement underneath.” —NY Times.

“It’s a holiday for the whodunit fans, and, as such, it couldn’t be more welcome.” —NY Herald-Tribune.

*Recommended for ages 8 and above*

Single Tickets go on sale September 22nd

NOTE: This production replaces the originally scheduled: The Woman In Black





DINNER WITH FRIENDS by Donald Margulies

Dinner With Friends

June 18-28

By Donald Margulies

Directed by Mike Winkelman


Winner of the 2000 Pulitzer prize in Drama, this play had been described as” a modern masterpiece about the path you choose, the millions you don’t and the detours that make it worth the ride.” Gabe and Karen, and Beth and Tom are two married couples whose lives have become inseparable – raising kids together, holiday together and enjoying countless dinner parties – until –


“An insightful comedy that restores the word “adult” to its rightful meaning.”

-NY Theatre

It is wry and keenly observed “ -NY Times

*Recommended for ages 14 and above*


To order Single Tickets Online Please:Click the clover 

To order 2015 Season Tickets Online Please:Click the clover 


Tom…….Michael Krek

Gabe……David Wilson

Karen…… Nicole Holt

Beth……     Sarah Adkins



Joe Thomas, Jr. 3rd Tuesday Guitar Pull

Singer/Songwriters Night

FEATURED ARTISTS vary with each performance. Never the same show twice!


*The Third Tuesday of Each Month*
*Dates May Be Subject To Change*

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM




Thanks to The Montgomery AdvertiserMADE Paper, Midtown Montgomery Living, WSFA, WAKA,Troy Public Radio, and al.com http://www.montgomeryadvertiser.com/VideoNetwork/2855726050001/-Into-the-Woods-to-open-Cloverdale-Playhouse-s-2014-season for spreading the word about this production. Click on each name for their story!


Montgomery Advertiser‘s story on our October 2014 production of CRIMES OF THE HEART by Beth Henley has a sneak peak of Babe (Sarah Adkins) telling her attentive lawyer Barnette Lloyd (Mark Dasinger, Jr.)  what happened right after she shot her husband, Zachary Botrelle.

Click here to read the story and see the video: http://www.montgomeryadvertiser.com/story/life/2014/10/19/female-driven-award-winning-plays-hit-stage/17541947/

Tony Beckham of WAKA’s Tony on Town paid us a visit and interviewed Director Maureen Costello, Managing Director Emily Flowers, and “Babe” Sarah Adkins. Click here for the video: Post by Tony Beckham.

Director Maureen Costello and the cast of the Playhouse production of Beth Henley’s, CRIMES OF THE HEART.
Lenny — Deborah Robertson
Chick — Rhonda Crim
Meg — Jaymee Vowell
Babe — Sarah Adkins
Barnette — Mark Dasinger
Doc — Bill-e Cobb
Director–Maureen Costello
Assistant Director — George Jacobsen
Stage Manager/Lighting Design — James Treadway
Sound Design — Greg Thornton
Costumes — Danny Davidson
Set Design — Rita Pearson-Daley and Nana Waldri 


Read the rave reviews of our June production of Clybourne Park:

By Layne Holley
By MidtownMontgomeryLiving

Read the Press:

WSFA’s Tonya Terry interviews CLYBOURNE PARK cast members Sarah Adkins and Christina Okolo: click here to see the video
Thanks to Montgomery Advertiser and Teri Greene for Clybourne Park’s cover story in the Sunday, June 15 paper: click here to read
Thanks to al.com’s Amber Sutton for their article on Clybourne Park: click here to read




Directed by Greg Thornton




by Lorraine Hansberry

Directed by Greg Thornton


The story of the Younger family and their heroic struggle to retain dignity in a changing world has moved audiences for generations since it first opened in 1959. A tale of sacrifice, trust, and love in the face of tensions and prejudice, this seminal work is a searing and timeless document of hope and inspiration that continues to speak to the American experience.


WSFA’s Tonya Terry interviews RAISIN cast members- click to see the interview!

Read the Montgomery Advertiser’s article here




2013 Scrapbook

Many thanks to Teri Greene and the Montgomery Advertiser for this story about WAIT UNTIL DARK.

Back stage stories like this are one of the many reasons to love what goes on at the Cloverdale Playhouse!   http://www.montgomeryadvertiser.com/article/20130919/GO/309190003/Darkness-descends-onto-local-stages

Announcing the cast of WAIT UNTIL DARK

A mystery by Frederick Knott – Directed by Eleanor Davis

Mike Talman:                                                   Scott Page
Sgt. Carlino:                                                       Greg Babb
Harry Roat:                                                   Mark Hunter
Suzy Hendrix:                                              Rhonda Crim
Sam Hendrix:                                    Stephen Dubberly
Gloria:                                                                  Miette Crim
Patrolmen:          Rusty Bailey and Jason Morgan


Many thanks to all who auditioned. Stay tuned for HOLIDAY MEMORIES audition information!




“Audiences are smitten with this emotional roller coaster”- Read the review of THE LAST FIVE YEARS by guest blogger Layne Holley on theatremontgomery.com HERE


Catch an interview with the cast and director of THE LAST FIVE YEARS by Jason Robert Brown!  Randy Foster, Jesse Alston, and Jonathan Conner appeared on Troy Public Radio’s Community Focus with Kyle Gassiott to talk about our summer musical, the cult favorite about a relationship from its beginning to its end- or its end to its beginning, depending on who’s singing. Opening June 20 at the Cloverdale Playhouse.


The Playhouse’s Artistic Director, Greg Thornton, has the back story of our next production: THE LAST FIVE YEARS opens June 20. Find out what the show is about, why we’re doing it, and what the cast has to say about the rehearsals with Director Randy Foster.




Thank you, audiences!!!! The entire run of CABARET was SOLD OUT. One review called CABARET “one of the best theatre events in Montgomery’s recent history.”

*- theatremontgomery.blogspot.com

The Montgomery Advertiser’s article on CABARET by Teri Greene – photos here by Mickey Welsh

Read the full story here: http://www.montgomeryadvertiser.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2013302100006

Video by Teri Greene of Montgomery Advertister 2-9-13 HERE

photo by Mark Dauber

Rehearsals for CABARET with director Randy Foster. Photo by Mark Dauber c 2013.


Director Randy Foster  and The cast of CABARET:

  • Emcee                             Bill Cobb
  • KitKat Girls                  Jesse Alston, Katie Chamblee, Katie Svela Crews, Emily Flowers
  • Kit Kat Boys                 Braxton McDonald, Chase McMichen, David Rowland, Matthew Walter
  • Sally Bowles                  Sarah Carlton
  • Clifford Bradshaw       Wes Milton
  • Ernst Ludwig                 Scott Page
  • Fraulein Schneider    Eleanor Davis
  • Fraulein Kost               Rhonda Crim
  • Herr Schultz                 Billington Garrett
  • Max                                 George Jacobsen

2012 Scrapbook

Check out the Season’s Greetings video by River Region Arts!

Click on the Bunker family portrait to go behind the scenes of this “excellent holiday treat”!


Find your role at the Cloverdale Playhouse!

Montgomery’s New Community Theater and a Home for the Performing Arts
The Cloverdale Playhouse, in the heart of historic Old Cloverdale,  is the city’s only community theatre. As a performing arts center, we look to provide a home for all with a passion for the creative arts.

Onstage, backstage and all around the Playhouse, it is our community of volunteers that provides the talent and spirit that goes into our productions. Contact us to find out about volunteer opportunities, auditions for shows, and classes for K-12th students.

Join the The Cloverdale Playhouse email list and you’ll hear about our special events first. It’s the best way to keep up with the exciting calendar of plays, readings, concerts, benefits, and classes going on throughout the year.