Quiet Courage: The Pursuit of Equal Education is partially supported by funding from the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional financial support is provided by The Community Foundation of the New River Valley.

Quiet Courage

The Pursuit of Equal Education

(School Edition)



Pulaski Little Theatre​

Pulaski County High School

Book by Keith McCoy

Edited and Compiled by Kendall Payne


Based on the 1995 Norman Wayne Tripp dissertation, Chauncey Depew Harmon, Senior: A Case Study In Leadership for Educational Opportunity and Equality in Pulaski, Virginia. Additional source material supplied by Dr. Marylen Harmon, daughter of Chauncey Depew Harmon, Sr.

Quiet Courage: The Pursuit of Equal Education (School Edition)

Is presented through special arrangement with Adaire Theatre and Dr. Marylen Harmon.
All authorized performance material supplied by Adaire Theatre.

In the early 1900s, segregation and discrimination were an ongoing battle for the black community around the country. Hidden amongst the facade of “separate but equal” injustices against blacks perpetrated America. But unforeseen, a hero was birthed in the small town of Pulaski, Virginia who would make his life’s work a fight against racial discrimination. Quiet Courage is the story of Chauncey Harmon, Sr. and his fight for the equalization of salaries and facilities for African Americans. It is the story of one man’s journey and the path he helped lay for equal rights in the community in which he was raised and later served.


Chauncey’s story returns once again this year in a new dramatic way. Developed for educators and designed to suit school assemblies as well as the energies and attention spans of younger audiences. This condensed version of Quiet Courage: The Pursuit of Equal Education is custom-tailored to the needs of young people and schools.


Into the Woods Jr.


Hidden Valley High School Auditorium

Hidden Valley High School

Book by James Lapine

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

Originally directed on Broadway by James Lapine


Based on the Brothers Grimm fairytales.

Disney's Into the Woods Jr.

Is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). 

All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.

Into the Woods Jr. is partially supported by funding from the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Be careful what you wish for, as Stephen Sondheim’s and James Lapine’s cockeyed fairytale comes to life in this adaptation of their groundbreaking, Tony Award-winning musical.  Into the Woods Jr. features all of your favorite characters — Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack (and his beanstalk) and the Witch — in this lyrically rich retelling of classic Brothers Grimm fables.


The musical centers on a baker and his wife, who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who wishes to attend the King's festival; and Jack, who wishes his cow would give milk. When the baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a witch's curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse, and wind up changed forever.


This production will be performed at Hidden Valley High School by The Hidden Valley High School drama department under the direction of Adaire Theatre. 

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Jesus Christ Superstar

June 19 - 21, 2020

June 26 - 28, 2020


Pulaski Elks Lodge​

Lyrics by Tim Rice

Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber

A rock opera based on the last week of Jesus' life.

Jesus Christ Superstar

Is presented by arrangement with The Musical Company, a Concord Theatricals Company, 229 West 28th Street, 11th Floor, New York, NY 10001. Phone: (212) 598-2204. Email:"

Jesus Christ Superstar traces the last seven days of the life of Christ. Judas fears that the compassionate movement with Jesus at its head has become a personality cult with many of Jesus' statements being taken up and twisted by his followers. Jesus must be stopped! Jesus is regularly ministered to by a street woman, Mary Magdalen but what is worse, he is being hailed as the Messiah. Judas meets with the Priests of Judaea and as a result from the meeting agrees to betray Jesus for which he will receive 30 pieces of silver in payment. Meanwhile, Jesus preaches throughout the land offering riches in the after-life - but not here on earth.

A timeless work, the rock opera is set against the backdrop of an extraordinary and universally-known series of events but seen, unusually, through the eyes of Judas Iscariot. Loosely based on the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, The story, told entirely through song, explores the personal relationships and struggles between Jesus, Judas, Mary Magdalene, his disciples, his followers and the Roman Empire.

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Disney's Moana Jr.

July 18, 2020


Pulaski Elks Lodge​

Music and Lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Opetaia Foa’i & Mark Mancina

Book adapted by Susan Soon He Stanton

Music and Orchestrations Adapted and Arranged by Ian Weinberger


Based on the 2016 Disney film Moana.

Disney’s Moana Jr.

Is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). 

All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.

Disney’s Moana Jr. is a 60-minute musical adaptation of the 2016 Disney animated film, bringing the adventures of Moana and her village of Motunui to life onstage. Moana Jr. features all the beloved songs from the film, including “How Far I’ll Go,” “Shiny,” and “You’re Welcome.”


This thrilling and heartwarming coming-of-age story follows the strong-willed Moana as she sets sail across the Pacific to save her village and discover the truth about her heritage. Moana and the legendary demigod Maui embark on an epic journey of self-discovery and camaraderie as both learn to harness the power that lies within. With empowering messages of bravery and selflessness, Moana JR. is sure to bring out the hero within each of us.

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Thoroughly Modern Millie

August 14 - 16, 2020

August 21 - 23, 2020


Pulaski Elks Lodge​

New Lyrics by Dick Scanlan

New Music by Jeanine Tesori

Book by Richard Henry Morris & Dick Scanlan


Original Story and Screenplay by Richard Morris for the Universal Pictures Film. 

Thoroughly Modern Millie

Is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).

All authorized performance materials are supplied by MTI.

Set in New York City in 1922, Thoroughly Modern Millie tells the story of young Millie Dillmount from Kansas, who comes to New York in search of a new life for herself. Her grand plan is to find a job as a secretary for a wealthy man and then marry him. However, her plan goes completely awry. The owner of her dingy hotel kidnaps young girls to sell to the Far East, her wealthy boss is slow in proposing marriage and the man she actually falls in love with doesn't have a dime to his name... or so he tells her.


Filled with frisky flappers, dashing leading men and a dragon lady of a villainess that audiences will love to hate, Thoroughly Modern Millie is a perfectly constructed evening of madcap merriment. From explosive tap numbers to a "Fred and Ginger" routine on a window ledge. In Millie Dillmount, musical theatre has found a new heroine for the ages in Thoroughly Modern Millie!

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Saved By Grace 

September 11 - 13, 2020

September 18 - 20, 2020


Pulaski Elks Lodge

Book by Kendall Payne

Edited by Keith McCoy

Inspired by Adaire Theatre's gospel cabaret, Saved By Grace.

Saved By Grace

Is presented through special arrangement with Adaire Theatre.
All authorized performance material supplied by Adaire Theatre.

God created us to be instruments with the ability to sing and make music. Music is an important part of worship and praise to God. And when it comes to Christian songs, one of the biggest reasons songs are inspirational is the source of motivation behind the music. The example of love and service set forth by Jesus Christ, along with the inspiring verses of joy and hope of the Holy Gospel, when fused into a catchy tune and melody, is guaranteed to brighten your day, make you feel closer to our Creator, and be Saved by Grace.


Raise your hands, lift your voice and rejoice in joyful noise. Experience gospel music, from traditional spirituals to contemporary hits. Be inspired as we praise the Lord with timeless gospel music.

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The Addams Family

October 23 - 25, 2020

October 30 - November 1, 2020


Pulaski Elks Lodge​

Book by Marshall Brickman & Rick Elice

Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa


Based on characters created by Charles Addams.


The Addams Family

Is presented through special arrangement with and all authorized performance materials are supplied by Theatrical Rights Worldwide.

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The Addams Family, a comical feast that embraces the wackiness in every family, features an original story and it’s every father’s nightmare: Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family– a man her parents have never met. And if that wasn’t upsetting enough, Wednesday confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he’s never done before– keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s “normal” boyfriend and his parents.

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Christmas Cheer

December 17 - 20, 2020




Pulaski Elks Lodge

Book by Keith McCoy

Edited by Kendall Payne

Inspired by Adaire Theatre's original Christmas Variety Show, Home for the Holidays.

Christmas Cheer

Is presented through special arrangement with Adaire Theatre.

All authorized performance material supplied by Adaire Theatre.

As soon as you finish that last bite of Thanksgiving pie, you know the holiday season has officially begun. Rather than indulge our inner Scrooge (which, is easy to do), go the route of Buddy the Elf and embrace the christmas cheer full on. Need a little help getting there? Allow Adaire Theatre’s production of Christmas Cheer. This smartly conceived variety show is comprised of musical performances, sketch comedy and healthy doses of humor sitting side-by-side with sincerity. This engagingly executed holiday spectacular will instill you with the true spirit of the holidays.

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