The Royal Theater’s Live Stage and Theater Season is second to none in quality, variety and overall patron satisfaction. The season runs each calendar year with the opening in February. In the spring, there is usually a drama, or a show more suited and oriented to an adult audience. At the end of the summer, the Royal features their annual Summer Musical or a family oriented comedy.
The Cover of Life
R. T. Robinson
Coming April 2017
In the summer of 1993, the local community theater group, The Picture Show Players was formed and produced most of their shows at the local high school auditorium. In the late 90’s the group moved into one of the deserted buildings in downtown which later became one of Larry McMurtry’s book stores. In August 2000, the Royal begun operations in it’s new home, the historic rebuilt theater, and set out on becoming one of the area’s best performing arts centers.
Favorite Christmas productions include, “It’s A Wonderful Life;” “A Christmas Story;” “A Miracle On 34Th Street;” and “A Christmas Carol.” Other outstanding productions include the world premier of “There’s A River Down In Texas,” followed by the sequel, “Tracks;” “A Night of Shakespeare;” “Butterflies Are Free;” “Of Mice and Men;” “Dial M for Murder,” and the Horton Foote Pulitzer winner, “A Habitation of Dragons.” Patrons attending stage productions have boldly stated that the productions at the Royal can’t be beat. Many remark that the quality seen there is not possible for a town under 2,000, but the production team take pride in producing the best.
Tickets for all stage productions can be obtained online or by calling (940) 574-2489.
The Artistic Committee’s goal is to always put on an outstanding season and anticipation is building for the coming years plays. Don’t miss what’s “now playing” at the historic Royal Theater on the downtown square in Archer City, Texas.
The first stage production in the theater was Thornton Wilder’s Pulitzer Prize winning play, “Our Town”. Other highlights of the Royal Theater Production team include the summer musicals, “Li’l Abner;” “The Coolest Cat in Town;” “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers;” “Tom Sawyer;”, “Oklahoma;” (which played to over 1500 people over a nine show run), and “Radio Gals.”