Salisbury’s Lee Street makes website’s Top 10 list for live theater in N.C.

Published 4:01 pm Friday, June 2, 2017

SALISBURY — A website called Best Things North Carolina has created a list of the 10 Best Places for Live Theater in North Carolina, and Salisbury’s Lee Street theatre comes in at No. 2.

Lee Street theatre, located at 329 N. Lee St., stages a season of locally produced and acted productions each year and also is a venue for concerts.

In the Best Things North Carolina list, Lee Street theatre is second to Durham Performing Arts Center at No. 1. Raleigh Little Theatre is No. 3.

The list was created by the staff of the website, which is part of Americantowns Media.

The website also has published lists of the best places in North Carolina for breweries, bagels, candy shops, comedy spots, pizza, breakfast, bookstores, antique stores, hot dogs, coffee shops and live music.

The introduction to the theater list says, “Live theater has been drawing in crowds for centuries. Both new arts centers and old theaters across North Carolina put on shows that will take you back to childhood classics or help you discover a new favorite. Take a seat and enjoy the show at these 10 great places for live theater in North Carolina.”

Of Lee Street theatre, the website says, “Lee Street theatre, opened in 2008, is the place in Salisbury to grab a show and ‘experience the feeling.’ The venue allows for a cozy, entertaining show and comes equipped with a bar. Lee Street theatre was awarded with the 2013 Community Theatre Award by the North Carolina Theatre Conference. Shows have top-notch casting, and the staff of the establishment are both friendly and accommodating.”

Others on the website list are No. 4, Legacy Theater Company of Jacksonville; No. 5, North Carolina Stage Company, Asheville; No. 6, Pyrle Theatre, Greensboro; No. 7, Hickory Community Theatre; No. 8, Stage Door Theatre, Charlotte; No. 9, Burning Coal Theatre Company, Raleigh; and No. 10, Temple Theatre of Sanford.