Enjoy a taste of Broadway in Avery County with the world premiere of a musical about one of the world's most popular artists, Lees-McRae College Summer Theatre presents "America's Artist: The Norman Rockwell Story."

The show opened Sunday and continues through August 1. The professional company of 60 actors, designers, musicians and technicians come from many states, and team up with accomplished local residents including some very talented youth.

Written and director by Dr. Janet Speer, Lees-McRae Professor Emeritus and Summer Theatre Artistic Director, the show transports audiences from Rockwell's career beginnings in the early 1900s through his final years in the 1970s.

Performances will be held in the Hayes Auditorium and Broyhill Theatre at 191 Main St W, Banner Elk.

Tickets are $18-$20 for children and students and $38-$43 for adults.

Purchase tickets online at or call the box office at 828.898.8709.