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7:30 p.m. Fridays & Saturdays, May 22 – June 13
Sunday Matinees 2:00 p.m. May 24 & 31, June 7 & 14

Tickets are on sale for the Opening Night Party on Friday, May 22nd. Jak's Cafe, Espresso, & Catering is our featured host for the evening. Simply purchase tickets for May 22nd as you would for any other performance. There is no extra charge for Opening Night. Doors open at 6:30p.m.; show starts at 7:30p.m.

The Red Velvet Cake War is a riotously funny play by Nicholas Hope, Jamie Wooten, and Jessie Jones.

With relatives as smooth as a glass of sweet tea or as rough as a Duck Dynasty beard, you’ll enjoy the adventures of Gaynelle, Peaches, and Jimmie Wyvette in this southern-fried comedy you won't want to miss. It's the story of three cousins from Sweetgum, Texas who pick the worst possible time to throw the Verdeen family reunion. Not only do they plan it smack dab in the middle of tornado season, but Gaynelle can't cook, yet she bets the deed to the house that she can bake a better red velvet cake than self-righteous Aunt LaMerle, unaware that LaMerle has won every cake bake-off she ever entered. If you loved "Great American Trailer Park," you’ll be right at home with this RV tale.

The cast for this hilarious show includes some of the JBT greats: Kim Hart; Michelle Peterson; Joyce Merriam; Carmen Pinto; Jim Alexander; Kristi Jacobson; Karen Hauser; Heather Walen; Rilla Hughes; David Bryant; Vicki Dorsey; and Jes Sveen. The play is directed by our Assistant Artistic Director, Kathy Currie. The designer drink for the show will be the Sweetgum Lemonade, created by Mama Doll Hargis and drunk by the whole town. Come enjoy the lemonade and a great rip-roarious show.

Ticket Information – Please note our ticket policy*

Tickets for The Red Velvet Cake War are $16 for adults, $14 seniors/students/military. Tickets may be purchased online at or by calling Brown Paper Tickets at 800.838.3006.

* Ticket Policy: The cutoff for ordering tickets is 4:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays of the performance and 11 a.m. for Sunday matinees. Patrons have until 3 hours prior to the start of performances to cancel. Cancellations for tickets purchased through Brown Paper Tickets must be made via Brown Paper Tickets. Sorry, no refunds for no-shows or late arrivals.

Season Pass, Flexi-Pass, and comp ticket holders may reserve a seat by calling the theater at 360.697.3183. Pass holders must bring passes to the theater the night of the show. Flexi-Pass holders who do not have their pass with them will be asked to purchase a ticket at the seniors/students/military rate.

Tickets may be available at the theater on the night/day of the performance, however, seats are not guaranteed. The Jewel Box Theatre accepts Visa or Master Card for ticket purchases at the theater on performance dates if seats are available.

Doors open one hour before the start of each performance. Seating is general admission and begins 30 minutes prior to each show. Please see priority seating policy for season ticket holders and early arrivals. Please arrive at least 10 minutes before show time. Nearby free parking is available.

The Jewel Box Theatre is wheelchair accessible. Please contact us at 360-697-3183 if you have special needs regarding handicap or hearing difficulty.

Rehearsal Photos from The Red Velvet Cake WarBack to top of page
Photos by Richard Thornton