Monday, January 14, 2013

Blues for Food

OCT is pleased to announce their spring fundraiser.

March 15th - 7PM
George Daily Auditorium
There will be many fantasitic local professional musicians performing the blues.
Mark your calendars, more details to come!

Monday, May 7, 2012

Summer Show Update

Due to technical difficulties, OCT has decided to change their summer show.  They will now be performing Dearly Departed.

Dearly Departed
By David Bottrell and Jessie Jones
In the Baptist backwoods of the Bible Belt, the beleaguered Turpin family proves that living and dying in the South are seldom tidy and always hilarious. Despite their earnest efforts to pull themselves together for their father's funeral, the Turpin's other problems keep overshadowing the solemn occasion: Firstborn Ray-Bud drinks himself silly as the funeral bills mount; Junior, the younger son, is juggling financial ruin, a pack of no-neck monster kids, and a wife who suspects him of infidelity in the family car; their spinster sister, Delightful, copes with death as she does life, by devouring junk food; and all the neighbors add more than two cents. As the situation becomes fraught with mishap, Ray-Bud says to his long-suffering wife, "When I die, don't tell nobody. Just bury me in the backyard and tell everybody I left you." Amidst the chaos, the Turpins turn for comfort to their friends and neighbors, an eccentric community of misfits who just manage to pull together and help each other through their hours of need, and finally, the funeral.

Auditions will still be on May 29 & 30 at George Daily Auditorium at 7PM.

We hope to see you there!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Show Debate

There is still some serious debate about the summer show, even though we had previously voted on it.  After a meeting with the venue, some concerns arose that may cause a reconsideration.

Major factors include:
Budget - A huge two story set is costly.
Manpower - It also takes a lot of people and know how to construct it, not to mention move it if needed.
Safety - The set would likely be there for two weeks, meaning others will be working around it not under our supervision.

These are things that are real concerns when sharing a space with other groups, and we hadn't fully considered all of them.

We will keep you up to date with the decisions being made.  Auditions will still be in May, no changes to schedule are foreseen.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Summer Show Announcement

At tonight's meeting, the board officially decided on a show to produce in the summer.
Noises Off!
by Michael Frayn

Tentative dates include:
Auditions on May 29 & 30
and Performance on July 26, 27 & 28
At George Daily Auditorium.

Called the funniest farce ever written, Noises Off presents a manic menagerie as a cast of itinerant actors rehearsing a flop called NOTHING'S ON. Doors slamming, on- and backstage intrigue, and an errant herring all figure in the plot of this hilarious and classically comic play.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Narrowing it down

OCT is deciding between two amazing shows for this summer.

Plaza Suite and Noises Off! are both being considered.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

2012 Elections

The 2012 season for the Oskaloosa Community Theatre is well underway.

New officers were elected with:
President - Connie Davis
V-President - Heather Nelson
Secretary - Kerri Wilson
Treasurer - Julie Stanton.

The board has voted to do one popular show in mid-summer, and is currently reviewing scripts to decide on the best suited show.

Board Opportunity

Have you ever thought about being a board member for
Oskaloosa Community Theatre?

With an entirely new venue and new partners:

It’s never been more exciting to be part of OCT!

OCT is currently seeking people to fill
open positions on the board of directors!

Board members serve the community by deciding on
shows, finding directors, coordinating events, managing volunteers, and more!

If you have any one of the following skills, we would
love to talk to you!

  • experience directing theatrical shows
  • financial expertise
  • fundraising experience
  • organizational and time management skills
  • networking abilities and connections
  • interest in community involvement
  • a general love for theater or the arts

Board members meet once a month
for meetings and handle all of the behind the scenes workings of the community

If interested, fill out the contact us form and tell us about yourself. Otherwise, look for us at any OCT performance at the ticket counter, we’d love to talk to you!