“Creating relationship is the heart of acting. It is basic. It is essential.”

Michael Strutleff

Justin Smith – Executive Artistic Director

Justin Smith is the artistic director of City Stage and Carolina Theatre Group, LLC. Justin graduated with a BFA in Theatre from St. Michael’s College in Vermont. He has produced over 50 shows.  Favorite directing credits include RENT, Full Monty, Debbie Does Dallas The Musical, Wait Until Dark, Greater Tuna, Marvin’s Room and The Rocky Horror Show.  Favorite acting roles include Petrucchio, Iago, Orsino, Frank-N-Furter, Gaston in Beauty and the Beast and Norbert Garsteki in The Great American Trailer Park, the Musical. 

 Alice Sherwood – Company Manager

For thirty+ years, Alice has been working with Opera House Theatre Company, including the past four years as Artistic Director. She is proud to carry on the legacy of her mother and stepfather.  They can never be replaced, and their absence will always be felt, but Opera House will go on in their memory and in their honor. 

Jason Aycock – Youth Theatre Coordinator

Has been involved in the Wilmington Theatre Community for more than 13 years and has been a part of more than 100 productions as either performer, choreographer, director, or artistic director. He is proud to have been involved with Opera House Theatre Company since 2005 and is excited to help bring a new facet to their theatre excellence with the addition of these youth programs.