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War Bonds: The Songs and Letters of World War II

A musical journey through a war that redefined the world. This multi-media living history cabaret is interspersed with personal letters from the front, and songs of the era. This professional stage performance will entertain and educate all. Saturday, November 7, 7 p.m. Discounted tickets available for Veterans. Click here to get your tickets!

Unnecessary Farce, a side-splitting comedy

Two cops. Three crooks. Eight doors. Go!!!! This over-the-top comedy has everything: two likeable cops, a supposedly crooked mayor, his seemingly innocent wife, a shy accountant, a nervous double agent, a Scottish hit man—all mixed together in two adjoining hotel rooms. By Paul Slade Smith. August 7-9 & June 14-16. Tickets available online now.

Singers telling stories -- it's the best music you'll hear all year!

The 12th installment of this popular series hosted by local favorite Rob Tiger features folk and Americana from roots-pop singer/songwriter Jessica Campbell, and Jacob Johnson, who blew the crowd away with his playing and original songs at our March writer's night, in an intimate round-robin format that has become a favorite with our audiences. This evening of original music is the best value in the mountains! Saturday, May 9, 7 p.m. Click here for tickets.

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Take a look at our Full 2015 Lineup.

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Press Releases

May 25, 2015: Spitfire Grill, the Musical, Opens This Weekend at the Peacock Performing Arts Center.

May 17, 2015: Auditions for Unnecessary Farce will be held at the Peacock, 301 Church Street, Hayesville, NC on June 6 (10 – 1 p.m.), June 8 and 9 (6 – 8 p.m.), and June 13 (10-1 p.m.) Rehearsals begin June 22 and the play runs August 7 – 9 and 14 – 16. Click for the full release with more info.


May 1, 2015: Peacock presents American/Folk music at its best this Saturday May 9th 7pm

Apr. 23, 2014: Spitfire Grill Serving Up Endearing Entertainment starting on May 29

April 9, 2015: Double the fun and food too! Get your tickets to see the 9th Street Stompers along with the Lady J Trio opening the show on Saturday April 18th.

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Peacock is Hayesville's Hidden Gem

     People who have attended performances at Hayesville, NC's Peacock Performing Arts Center know that it is a gem of superior quality. Those who haven't attended yet are in for a stunning surprise:  big-city entertainment in a quiet mountain town. 
     Built in the 1980s as the result of Lilith Lidseen's dream of creating a performing arts center for the people of this area, the theater boasts 250 comfortable seats, superior sound and lighting, and a steady flow of stellar performances including four plays a year that make audiences laugh, swoon, or shake in their boots; musical concerts of great variety; and family entertainment such as juggling and magic shows. It is also available for rentals.
     Miss Lidseen, who has been described as part Auntie Mame and part Noel Coward sophisticate, loved this community and the performing arts. The construction of the Peacock fulfilled her dream, even though she was not alive when it was completed in 1986.  Today, under the management of the Lilith Lidseen Performing Arts Association, the center not only features community theatre and live music, but ballroom dance classes and children's drama camps. Still on the agenda for this season are a concert by One Leg Up, a vibrant musical mixture on September 27; Guilty Conscience, a psychological mystery that promises great suspense, October 10-12 and 17-19; and the special Christmas production It's a Wonderful Life on November 30.
     Volunteers dedicate themselves to preserving and expanding the Peacock, which is a nonprofit. True to its mission as a community performing arts center, the Peacock was recently annexed voluntarily into Hayesville city limits. According to Mayor Harry Baughn, “it's a symbiotic thing that helps both the city and the Peacock.”

     Please see the History of the Peacock Performing Arts Center (formerly the Peacock Playhouse) for more information.

The Peacock Playhouse & Peacock Performing Arts Center, 301 Church St., Hayesville, NC 28904 - Tel. (828) 389-2787

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