Welcome to Theatre 98!

Community theatre in Fairhope dates back to a group called The Paupaukewian Minstrels in 1912. The Fairhope Little Theatre was founded in 1935, followed by the Baldwin County Theatre Arts Association in 1952. Theatre 98 was founded in 1960, when existing theatre groups on the Eastern Shore merged to form a new organization. Betty Jo Wolff, the founder of Page and Palette bookstore, was the first president of Theatre 98, and remained active in the group for many years. Other founding volunteers included Vernon and Nancy Head, Annie (Butch) Sheldon, Dan Isherwood, Martha Hill, and Claude Evans.

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Our Current Production!

Below is the latest information on our current production at Theatre 98!


This BROADWAY hit is an entertaining composite of Neil Simon and Anton Chekhov. In one sketch, a feisty old woman storms a bank to attack the manager. In another, a father takes his son to a bordello to learn about sex only to change his mind, which really confuses the boy. One man offers to drown himself for three rubles. And these are just a sampling of the vignettes in this show! The stories are droll, the portraits affectionate, and the humor infectious!

Great great news!  Our cast list for “The Good Doctor,” by Neil Simon directed by Scotty White is up and official! The cast includes several familiar faces and some brand new faces never before seen on the Theatre 98 stage!  Yay! Here is the cast list (in alphabetical order):

Kayla Haynie
Brenda Hedstrom
Chuck Kraper
Anthony Lee
Frank Lehman
Pat Marion
Noelle Mileski
Ryan Roach
John Shoulders (The Narrator)
Mark Swalley
Stephanie Ward

Director: Scotty White
Tech Director:  Jonne Thornton
Stage Manager:  Jestina Willis
Costumes:  Michelle Patton
Props:  Chris Francendese
Lights & Sound:  Jalisha Anderson

A big round of Applause and huge congratulations to the wonderful cast and “thank you” to everyone who auditioned!