Stories tagged with: Zane Trace Players

March 9, 2014 - 5:19pm
23 weeks 5 days ago

The Disney version of Peter Pan is showing at the Renner, but only for one more weekend!

It was a packed house at the Renner for the third showing of Peter Pan Sunday afternoon. Director Rich Tolliver says it has taken a lot of preparation to get ready for the play, including building sets, preparing the music, and creating one-of-a-kind costumes.

"we've been working on rehearsals three times a week," explained Tolliver. "We've been working on this for...

February 2, 2014 - 9:50pm
28 weeks 5 days ago

Thespians from all over the area performed their last showing of  "A Little Night Music" Sunday afternoon.

It was a big turn out at the Renner for the last day of  A Little Night Music, a story about love, marriage and finding the right person. Director Bruce Revennaugh says the play took a tremendous amount of preparation.

"We were very fortunate to have a really excellent cast," said Revennaugh. "Very fine voices, good actors and it...

April 7, 2013 - 7:27pm
1 year 19 weeks ago

The sold out show's director, Shelly Tolliver, says the core of the story is about friendship and being able to make a friend no matter what the differences are. She says the lessons in Charlotte's Web are what really bring the story to life.

"You look everywhere in today's world and everybody is locked in their own little bubbles. If people would step out of themselves just a little bit and meet people and somebody new, they can make a friend. So this is an opportunity to let the...

January 27, 2013 - 9:49pm
1 year 29 weeks ago

The opening show for the 2013 season for The Zane Trace Players will be at The Renner theater for one more weekend.

"The Foreigner" is a comedic play featuring a man who is trying to escape his problems by traveling to a hunting lodge in Georgia to get some needed solitude.

Director, Jeff Howard, explained, "Who doesn't speak to anybody, wants to be left alone and by doing so he finds himself privy to a lot of secrets, a lot of schemes and things going on...

December 16, 2012 - 7:04pm
1 year 35 weeks ago

This weekend was the 22nd annual production for the Angel Tree Benefit by The Zane Trace Players.

As always, the ticket prices for the show were all donations depending on what viewers could give. All proceeds from ticket sales went to help benefit the Salvation Army"s Angel Tree. This year the Zane Trace Players will be shopping for about 100 children.

Shelly Tolliver, the assistant director and producer said, "The Salvation Army has a list of families in need every...

July 22, 2012 - 7:07pm
2 years 4 weeks ago

A new play debuted at the Renner Theatre the weekend of July 21st.

The Zane Trace Players presented "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat". The show was directed by 35-year theatre veteran Alice Mauk. She and choreographer sis Bowman had high expectations for their musical presentation.

"Well you have rock, you have calypso, you have jazz, you have everything and of course this lady has choreographed some fantastic dances. And this crew, they probably have...

January 29, 2012 - 9:18pm
2 years 29 weeks ago

Beating the winter blues is as easy as buying a ticket.

Zane Trace Players in downtown Zanesville is putting on a performance full of laughs and audience interaction.  "Kitchen Witches" is about two women who grew up together but went their separate ways to become television cooking stars until both of their shows are cancelled.

"They decide to get together and put on a combined TV show, because if they don't, the only thing they have left is going to a...

July 17, 2011 - 5:07pm
3 years 5 weeks ago

A controversial performance comes to Downtown Zanesville.

The Renner, Home of Zane Trace Players presents the musical Jesus Christ Superstar, which shows the last seven days of Jesus's Life as a man. The original performance created a controversy because the story only goes through the crucifixion and not the resurrection. The performance also generated criticism for its portrayal of Jesus's relationship with Judas and Mary Magdalene. Director Bruce Revennaugh said it is his intention...

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