Special Events

Throughout the year, Temple Theatre produces an array of special events - some here at the theatre, and others off-site. Click on each event for more details.

  • Drama
  • Live Band/Muscians
  • Comedy
  • World Premiere
  • Regional Premiere
  • Mature Themes
  • Musical
  • Family Friendly
  • Youth Production
Disney's The Aristocats Kids
Jul 11-13 & Aug 8-10, 2014

Aristocat Kids at the Temple
Youth Production Musical Family Friendly
Music & Lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman, Al Rinker and Floyd Huddleston, Terry Giklyson

Sponsored by Pfizer

Students of the Temple's 2014 Summer Youth Conservatory show off their talents in Disney's Aristocats. Based on the hit movie, this musical will bring a smile to every face.

Now in its 13th year, the Temple Conservatory has become one of the most well resepected youth programs in the state. Come out and see what all the fuss is about.

General admission tickets for adults are $13, and $7 for children. For show times and tickets, call the Box Office at 919-774-4155 or click here.

Country Gravy & Other Obsessions
Aug 15 - 24, 2014

Country Gravy & Other Obsessions at Temple Theatre
World Premiere Comedy Family Friendly
Written & Performed by Julia Iaskowski & Patti Rabaza

Temple Theatre and New York City-based production company, All The Way Around, have teamed up to bring you the theatrical premiere of Country Gravy & Other Obsessions. This is your chance to see the show before it embaks on a national tour.

Mavis Applebee and Myrtle McGillicurdle will come to your hometown rec center, hotel, church or bar to present the most valuable seminar of your life. That's right ... the only one you'll ever need.... a relationship seminar!

These two special ladies will fix relationships with husbands, wives, cars, food, bosses, relatives, can openers ... You name it! And yes, sometimes they'll show you how to dole out the tough love, like squirting your husband with a bottle of water if he goes to the fridge for one more hot dog.

Listen and learn as Myrtle explains how to deal with difficult feelings in that chart topper, Stuff It. Then commiserate with Mavis while she sings about her favorite obsession in French Fry on the Floorboard!

Now, once in a while, Myrtle's insane boss, DeeAndra Joneford, stalks them and tries to take over the seminar in a drunken stupor, but she is expertly handled by Myrtle, proving once again that the best way to have a great relationship is to control the other person.

Thru the course of the seminar, Mavis and Myrtle do a lot of healing (mostly on themselves) when they work thru the trauma of their childhoods with neglectful, druggie parents. Be amazed as they channel their opera diva mothers in a show stopping operatic fight scene!

Stay tuned. More details are on the way. For more information, call the Box Office at 919-774-4155 or click here.

Derek Minor in Concert
Aug 30, 2014

Derek Minor Live at the Temple
Live Band/Muscians Family Friendly

A self-described blue-collar artist, Pro embraces his ability to get listeners amped, but ultimately, he wants them to feel and be inspired to pursue something greater than themselves. He currently resides in Nashville, TN where he is an active member of Fellowship Bible Church along with his wife. And while his popularity grows with each release, past experiences have taught him that, “Peace is more important than anything,” so his enduring ambition and motivation to continue making quality music is simply to glorify God with his life.

Doors open at 6pm for this 7:00pm show. General admission seats are $20. A limited number of VIP Tickets with Back Stage Pass are available for $35. Call the Box Office at (919) 774-4155 or click here to order online.

Eat Your Heart Out
Sep 14, 2014

Eat Your Heart Out, Sanford Food Truck Rally Temple Theatre
Family Friendly

From noon to 6 on Sep 14th, some of the most well-renowned food trucks from across the region will line up in Sanford's Depot Park as the Temple hosts 'Eat Your Heart Out'. There will be drink vendors set up in the park and, who knows? Maybe we'll even put on a concert. Admission is FREE. This one's on us.

Stay tuned. More details are on the way. For more information, call 919-774-4512 Ext 221 or email temple.sanford@gmail.com

Sweet Potato Pie's Home Grown Christmas Show
Nov 29, 2014

Tommy Edwards
Live Band/Muscians Family Friendly

The Temple is proud to welcome back Sweet Potato Pie. These ladies have been entertaining audiences for over a decade with their classy blend of Americana, Bluegrass, Country, and Gospel music mixed together in a style they call "Sweetgrass".

Radio and television audiences are well acquainted with their angelic vocals from appearances on PBS, Food Network, and world-wide radio broadcasts. Hailed as "The Lennon Sisters of Bluegrass", their show revolves around their beautiful 3-part harmonies, hard-driving instrumentals, and down home humor.

You are in for a sensational night of family entertainment, featuring Christmas classics spun Sweet Potato Pie-style.

Doors open at 6pm for this 7:00pm show. General admission seats are $15. Call the Box Office at (919) 774-4155 or CLICK HERE to order online.


Tommy Edwards & The Bluegrass Experience
Dec 31, 2014

Tommy Edwards
Live Band/Muscians Family Friendly

The host of Life 103.1's "Bluegrass Saturday Night" is Tommy Edwards, lead singer and guitarist for The Bluegrass Experience, one of the Southeast's most respected traditional music groups. Edwards has performed professionally for nearly 40 years and was twice named World Champion Bluegrass Guitarist, and has worked with an array of bluegrass greats, including Jimmy Martin, Bobby Hicks, Peter Rowan, Jimmy Mills, Dan Crary, Jack Lawrence, and Mike Cross. He has recorded four albums with The Bluegrass Experience and has four solo discs. The Bluegrass Experience New Year's Eve show at the Temple has become an annual tradition. For bluegrass fans, there's no better way to ring in the New Year.

General admission seats are $15. Call the Box Office at (919) 774-4155 or click here to order online.