There’s Nothing Better than a Trip to the Theater!

Join Us for a Play at the HUB!

There’s always something going on at The HUB Station! The Last Romance is the show we have running right now at our theater. Choose to simply enjoy the show on Thursday and Friday or indulge in dinner and the show on Saturday and Sunday. Our meal will be catered by the Allard Bakery and Bistro – Hudson’s newest restaurant.

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As the warm air of summer settles in, the HUB Station Arts Center is gearing up for an extraordinary community dinner theater production of “The Last Romance” a delightful comedy. Join us for a captivating journey of love, laughter, and unexpected encounters.

Set in the charming backdrop of a park in Hoboken, New Jersey, “The Last Romance” follows the story of Ralph Bellini, a widower whose routine daily walk takes an unexpected turn when he ventures into a dog park and encounters Carol. Despite the resistance from Ralph’s protective and embittered sister, Rose, a romance blossoms, teaching us that love knows no age limits and can surprise us when and where we least expect it. Set against the backdrop of bustling Hoboken, NJ this production promises to touch your heart and leave you with a renewed appreciation for life’s simple joys.


  • Ralph Bellini: Played by hometown favorite Keith Smith. Keith, renowned as the Director of all Town of Hudson Dinner Theater shows, steps onto the stage to embody the charming Ralph Bellini, promising an unforgettable performance.
  • Carol Reynolds: Portrayed by the talented Cathy Stallings, whose emotive portrayal will captivate audiences.
  • Rose Tagliatelle: Brought to life by Anne Wepner, whose skillful interpretation will add depth to the character.

Prepare to be swept away by the enchanting performances of our talented cast and indulge in an evening of exquisite entertainment. Don’t miss your chance to experience “The Last Romance” in the heart of Hudson. Get your tickets now and create memories that will last a lifetime!

Culinary Delights by The Allard Bakery and Bistro

Experience “The Last Romance”, where not only will you be enthralled by the endearing tale of Ralph, Carol, and Rose, but you can also indulge in an exquisite dining experience on Saturday and Sunday courtesy of Hudson’s newest culinary gem, The Allard Bistro & Bakery. Immerse yourself in Italian-inspired flavors as you savor a delectable meal crafted with care and passion, perfectly complementing the charming narrative unfolding on stage. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to delight your senses with fine cuisine and captivating theater under one roof. Arrive early to enjoy craft beer and wine from 3 Drinks Down Beverage Company!

Community Connection at the HUB Station Arts Center

The HUB Station Arts Center is not just a venue; it’s a hub for community engagement and cultural expression. The upcoming production of “The Last Romance” exemplifies the center’s commitment to providing a platform for local talent, fostering creativity, and bringing the community together through the arts.

Ticket Information:

Tickets for this unforgettable evening go on sale May 21. Don’t miss the chance to witness the magic of “The Last Romance” and indulge in a culinary experience by The Allard. Secure your seats early and be part of this enchanting celebration of community, talent, and hospitality.

Come for the theater, stay for the feast, and leave with memories that will last a lifetime. We look forward to welcoming you to the HUB Station Arts Center for an evening of entertainment, camaraderie, and, of course, a delicious taste of Italy.

Menu (served buffet style):

Ceasar Salad

Garlic Bread

Chicken Carbonara Tagliatelle

Veggie Lasagna

Sauteed Vegetables 


Beer, wine, cider, and snacks can be purchased before and during the performance at 3 Drinks Down Beverage Company located in the East Wing Hall of the Arts Center.

You will not want to miss our dinner theater plays for these reasons:

Dinner Catered by The Allard Bakery & Bistro:

Caesar Salad
Garlic Bread
Chicken Carbonara Tagliatelle
Veggie Lasagna
Sauteed Vegetable
Dessert – Tiramisu

Craft Beer and Wine brought to you by 3 Drinks Down Beverage Company

Support the artists and performers in our community

Enjoy great entertainment during a night out

See talented performers from our local community

“Good day! My name is Keith Smith and I have the honor and privilege of being the Director of Dinner Theatre for the Town of Hudson since its inception in 2003. I am smart enough to surround myself with great people, both in terms of talent AND quality as substantive individuals. We dare to dream big, take chances, work very hard while insisting on having fun. We will never achieve perfection and that is a large part of the challenge of the arts for me. But we can seek and attain consistent excellence. Please join us and our theatre family at an upcoming LIVE production!”

– Keith Smith, Director of Hudson Dinner Theater

“We have enjoyed the dinner and plays at the HUB for many years now and really love to bring our friends with us. The meal is always delicious and the performers are very professional and obviously have fun with the roles they’re playing. Two of our favorite plays were the “Cotton Patch Gospel” and “To Kill a Mockingbird.” It is always a great night out with feel-good entertainment!”

– Nancy & Bob Lewis, Hickory, NC

“I think I have been present at every Keith Smith production. His shows are entertaining, perfectly cast, the best in every way. I always marvel about how he can find so many talented people to be in his shows. Keith is the most creative person I know, and I look forward to being present at any of his future endeavors.”

– Evelyn Beam, Lenoir, NC

“The Hudson Dinner Theatre is made up of very talented volunteers of all ages from the on stage actors to the ones making the magic come alive behind the scenes. It has been a joy to watch my son share the stage with so many wonderful men and women. The shows and performances are always high quality, entertaining, and emotionally moving. The catered meal is delicious and adds a lot to a fun experience found right here in Caldwell County, NC.”

– Ashley Paruch, Granite Falls, NC

“The HUB Theater offers engaging and entertaining productions that feature local talent of exceptional quality in a venue that is warm and inviting. I am now participating as an actress in my fourth show at the HUB and have come to love the people involved and the welcoming atmosphere that promotes creative expression. The HUB Theater is true community theater because it values the contributions of each and every participant, whether they are on stage, behind the scenes or in the audience.”

– Anne Wepner, Hickory, NC

“Dinner Theater was introduced to our community after the purchase of the old Hudson School and the renovation of the former school’s auditorium in 2003. Keith Smith, the theater’s incredibly talented and accomplished director from day one, continues to bring high quality performances to the HUB Station stage. “The Sound of Music” was one of my favorites, sold out each night to many standing ovations!”

– Ann Everhardt Smith, Hudson, NC

“Dinner theater at Hudson’s Hub Station is a North Carolina gem that ranks high among community theaters. I have been very fortunate to have found it, and be able to enjoy shows from the audience perspective, as well as that as an actor on its stage. The casts are comprised of very talented volunteer theatre devotees who give it their all in the spirit of ensemble performance. Laughter, tears, and a ton of enjoyment are experiences in store for all who attend the eclectic variety of musicals, drama and comedy shows presented at the Hub Station Dinner Theater.”

– Charlie Finkle, Taylorsville, NC

Contact Us for More Details

You won’t regret making time to visit our performing arts center for a dinner theater performance. To learn more, contact us!