June 22 - July 2, 2017
Set to the rockin' rhythm of its top 40 score and with dynamic new songs for the stage, Footloose celebrates the wisdom of listening to young people, guiding them with a warm heart and an open mind. Rated PG
This production generously sponsored by Phelps County Bank.
The Summer Theatre Academy is intensive training in theatre skills for young actors, split into sessions for ages 6-10 and 11-17 and held yearly in June and July. The focus will be on acting, including some singing and choreography, plus the rehearsal and performance of both plays and musicals. Students will be taught the components of a play and how to audition. Students will learn self-confidence, gain the ability to express themselves physically and emotionally, and experience the thrill of performing on the same stage as our professional actors!
Every weeklong session will be led by teaching artists who are professional actors, Kelsey Sumrall and Benjamin Wegner, and culminate in a Saturday public performance on the Cedar Street Playhouse stage. The tuition includes training, performance, snacks, and a T-shirt.
On Golden Pond
By ERNEST THOMPSON
July 13 - 23, 2017
This is the love story of Ethel and Norman Thayer, who are returning to their summer home on Golden Pond for the forty-eighth year. Rated PG
This production generously sponsored by Brewer Science.
July 29th at 7:30 p.m.
The perennially popular talent showcase FOLLIES returns! This one-nightly event features our mainstage performers - guest artists and locals - letting down their hair and strutting their stuff in a no-holds-barred evening of song, dance, comedy, monologues, and who knows what else.
All tickets one low price of $12 for General Admission. No reserved seating for this event.
Jacques Thibaud String Trio
Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017
Light snacks 7pm
Ticket sales begin July 1, 2017 and seating will be limited. This annual concert is being held at the Cedar Street Playhouse this year while Peaceful Bend Vineyard's space is being rebuilt. Performance sponsored by Brewer Science and Arts Rolla.
Peaceful Bend Vineyard will be selling wine.
Stop Making Sense Improv Presents: The "50th Summer of Love" Show
Saturday, August 19 at 7:30 pm
The Cedar Street Playhouse
Tickets: $12 General Admission; $10 Active Military/ Student/ Seniors (over 60); $8 Children (12 and younger)
Stop Making Sense Improv is the resident improvisational comedy troupe at the Cedar Street Playhouse. This exciting partnership between the Ozark Actors Theatre and Stop Making Sense Improv provides the community of Rolla, Missouri and surrounding areas with hilarious, family-friendly improv shows. If you like "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" then you'll love Stop Making Sense Improv!
Announcing OAT's Fall Community Show
It's A Wonderful Life- The Musical
Auditions September 9-10
Performances November 9-12, 16-19, 2017
Book and lyrics by James W. Rodgers. Music by John Higgins. Based on the film by Frank Capra.
In our American culture It's a Wonderful Life has become almost as familiar as Dickens' A Christmas Carol. The story is a natural for a stage adaptation: the saga of George Bailey, the Everyman from the small town of Bedford Falls, whose dreams of escape and adventure have been quashed by family obligation and civic duty, whose guardian angel has to descend on Christmas Eve to save him from despair and to remind him—by showing him what the world would have been like had he never been born—that his has been, after all, a wonderful life. This faithful adaptation has all your favorite characters: George and Mary Hatch, Clarence, Uncle Billy, Violet, and, of course, the Scrooge-like villain, Mr. Potter. This musical adaptation of the film not only celebrates the faith of the season, it also celebrates the American philosophy of life: hard work, fair play and the love and support of one's family and community will be rewarded.
Details on auditions for this production will be announced later in the summer. Please subscribe to our email newsletter at the bottom of the page for updates.